Day01 - Arrival to ChengDu / Lhasa Tibet
In the morning at about 0730hrs, Meet & Gather ChengDu ShuangLiu International Airport Domestic Terminal. We will advise the exact spot during the Pre-Departure Briefing.
Today is simply rest day & acclimatising to high altitude of Lhasa at 3650m.
(* Note: you might need to arrive a day earlier to ChengDu depending on your international flight itinerary)
Day02 - Lhasa (Additiona rest day for acclimatisation)
Main activities for today include: guided tour to Potala Palace, the administrative office of The Dalai Lama; bike setup & adjustments; mounting of personal equipment such as Garmin/Gopro mounts / lights / saddle etc. You will have some own free time to rest or explore around (eg. Jokhang temple, Bhakor Square tea-houses & souvenir shops)
Day03 Lhasa / Chusul / Nagartzse (part support, part cycle 90-95km)
Cycling starts today! We head out towards your 1st highpass of the journey, Khampa la highpass 4780m overlooking the scenic Yamdrok lake, one of the sacred lakes in Tibet. Along the way, we pass Potala Palace again for that IG shot, and crossing the QingHai Tibet Railway
Day04 Nagartze / Gyantse (cycle 90km)
As we leave the hotel, the road starts to climb up to the Karo la glacier highpass at 5050m. Enjoy the descend as you wind through several hairpins to have your picnic lunch at a local village. In the afternoon, cycle pass a scenic man-made lake Manak reservoir before taking on the 4580m SiMiLa highpass. The rest of the day is a relatively easy ride towards Gyantse.
We have included a guided tour of Palcho monastery or Penchor Chode. This is a unique monastery with a mixed architecture with several storeys that housed 108 chapels with 10,000 Buddhas.
Day05 - Gyantse / Shigatse (cycle 90km)
Today is a relatively easy ride, as it is a flat open road to Shigatse, the 2nd largest city in Tibet after Lhasa. We have an outdoor for coffee break before arriving to Shigatse. In the afternoon, go for a guided tour of Tashilungpo monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama. Inside, you will also see the 22m standing statue of Buddha stupas tomb of the past Panchen Lamas.
Day06 - Shigatse / Lhatse / Tingri (cycle 110km)
After breakfast, we will head out from Shigatse, stopping for a group photo in front of Tashilungpo monastery. We will do part cycle plan today. After lunch at Lhatse, we will continue the journey for you to ride up the highest point of the journey, JiaCuoLa highpass at 5260m, definitely an unforgettable experience for you!
Enjoy the descent down to Tingri for the night, just outside of the Everest National park region.
Day07 - Tingri / Everest Base Camp (cycle 70km)
The last day of cycling to Everest Base Camp! After breakfast, we ride out from our hotel in Tingri to the turn-off for the final approach to Everest Base Camp. There is a Police security checkpoint here which we need to pass through together with our leader, Tibetan guide along with the Tibet Travel Permit. Be awe by the majestic view of the whole Himalayas range at Pangla pass 5205m, one of the highest road in Tibet.
Here, you could technically see 5 highest mountains in the world (L-R: Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Cho Oyu & Shishipangma). Enjoy cycling down the numerous twisty hair-pins descend to Tashi zong for your lunch. Depending on time availability & individual fitness, you may cycle your way up the final 48km climb (or shorter using our support vehicle) to Everest Base Camp.
Day08 - Everest Base Camp / Shigatse
Free & easy morning, be sure not to miss the magnificent sunrise on the summit of Qomolangma, the highest mountain in the world. Transfer back to Shigatse. In the afternoon, you can go for a hike around Tashilungpo monastery, for a nice overview of the city.
Day09 - Shigatse / Lhasa
Day10 - Departure