Day 1) Arrival and acclimatization
We will welcome you at the Airport or The Lhasa train station. Then you will be escort to your hotel. It is always advice the travelers to take a good rest for proper acclimatization. please do not any activities which would lead you to dehydrate, like taking bath. And avoid hard work for the first day. Many traveler prefer to take a nap. by the evening I will come to meet you at the hotels and discuss about the itinerary and other stuff. If time let we will have a dinner at Tibetan restaurant.
Day 2) Lhasa sign seeing.
Visit to Jokhang Temple and Sera monastery
In the morning after having your breakfast your guide will meet you at the hotel. Then you will first go to the Jokhang Temple, the holiest temple in Tibetan Buddhism. Since you hotel is in the Tibetan quarter of Lhasa city, you will walk to the Jokhang Temple. After visiting the Temple you can some time to explore the Old Lhasa city by your own for couple of hours.The guide will fix you a time and place to visit. In the afternoon, you will visit the Sera monastery. This is a most well-preserved monastery in Tibet. The monastery you can sit in the courtyard where monks will be debating on Buddhist philosophy. you can stay there for some times. this is a very good opportunity for many travelers to take a picture of monks debate. You can tell your guide to give you some free times to explore the monastery by your own, if you would like to live in peace for some times
Day 3) Lhasa sign seeing.
Visit to Potala palace, Norbulingkha (the Summer palace), and Drepung Monastery, Nechung monastery (There are near by)
In the morning you will visit the grand Potala palace. Your guide will fix and time as per the ticket timing. please do not bring any drinking water or any liquid to drink. you will be ask to either drink it or throw it at the check point. Plus please do not take a picture inside of the palace is restrict. there is a time limited of two hours to stay in side the palace to fit in all those travelers in limited time and state of vulnerability of century old palace against thousands of visitor alike. you guide might hurry you. But if you would like to see some thing or spend a few moment in specific place please let know her.
After the visit is over you will be descending from back side of the palace. I always take my group to take a rest and have a tea with locals in tea shop in garden. many travelers like it. Yet prepare to have a load of people focusing on you. its new to them, if you don’t look Asian. but a smile and cheerful aptitude would do the cure and would make it a memorable time. in the garden there is a small island in the pool. the temple is dedicated to the King of Nagas, living in our world yet not visible to our eyes. you might want to visit it. If you are a family travelling with a children i would suggest you to rent a paddling boat and paddle in the pool.
after spending few times in the garden, then i would suggest you to go to Norbulingkha.There is Tibetan restaurant near the Norbulingkha which serves a very good Tibetan food. you will then visit Norbulingkha palace. please buy a bottle of water before entering the gate. It is a not a single one building palace. its more like a resort with one palace for two Dalai Lamas.
After the Norbulingkha Palace, your guide will ask you if you still have the visit Drepung Monastery and Nechung monastery. If you do, then you can visit the Drepung monastery and Nechung monastery. Nechung is find at the foot hill of Drepung monastery. in total this two monastery would take about two hours. beware that there is a quite a lots of high stair case you have to climb up to.
Day 4) Cycling to country side of Lhasa city.
On the fourth day we will pack our lunch and we will ride to the county side of the Lhasa. During this day you will have the first impression to Tibetan Village and Tibetan farms. we will not fix the place where we will be cycling to. But we will discuss on the third day and decide the place.
If you would like you can save this day for your proper rest and shopping, since this would be your last day in Lhasa.
Day 5) Cycling from Lhasa to the foot of Khampa la, 83 km, Camping.
The first of cycling outside the Lhasa city, you will ride for about 83 km. We will ride along the barley farm and the villages for some times. then We will gradually ascend up to the foot of Khampa La. We will stop at the foot of Khampa la for the night. Our kitchen crew will be waiting for us at the camping near Khampa la.
Day 6) Cycling from to Khampa la (4790 m) to Nangartse town, 83 km, Camping.
We will start our day little earlier, After the breakfast we will start ascending up to the Khampa La pass. the altitude of the pass is 4790 meters above sea level. this would be your first mountain pass along the route. Once when we reach the Khampa La pass, we will have a beautiful view of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. we will stop at the pass for some times and then we will continue descending to the Lake shore. the descend is about 700 meters.
After descending down from the pass we will ride along the shore. we will then divert to the town of Nangartse. Where we will be camping for the night.
Day 7) Cycling from Nangartse – foot of Simila la. 66Km, camping.
We will be paddling along with the baking sound of Tibetan Mastiff. We will ride across the Carola pass at 5050 meters, and proceed to the foot of Simi La. This day we will have a good opportunity to across through a series of Tibetan village. For the night we will camp at the foot of the Simi La.
Day 8) Cycling from Simi-La (4375m) to Gyantse Town (3950 m), 37 km, Hotel.
On the seventh day we will ride across the third mountain pass in the tour. The Simi-La is at the elevation of 4375 meters above the sea level. we shall endure a lesser hardship as compare to some previous days. After crossing the Simi-La we will descend to the vallery of Gyantse. along the way to Gyantse, we will come across with lots of religious sites.
At the Gyantse town we will visit the Gyantse Palchoe monastery, Kumbum stupa and the Gyantse fort. we will stay over night in Gyantse in a B&B hotel.
Day 9) Cycling from Gyanste to Shigatse, 92 km, Hotel.
This would be a pleasant day, we will ride across a plenty of Tibetan villages. we will see the villages life along the way. At Shigatse, we will stay over night in a B&B hotel.
Day 10) Day in Shigatse.
We will visit Tashi lhunpo monastery in the morning and for the rest of the day is free for either rest or exploration of the town. i will be available to assist you, if you need help. i would suggest you to take a rest in the afternoon and explore the old town in the evening.
Day 11) Shigatse – foot of Lagpa la, 100Km, camping
Day 12) Lagpa la – Lhatse, 50Km, guesthouse
Day 13: Lhatse – Baipa, 81Km, camping
Day 14: Baipa – Pang la, 37Km, camping
Day 15: Pang la – Rongbuk, 71Km, Tent guest house
Day 16: Rongbuk (rest day) Tent guest house
Day 17: Rongbuk – Everest Base Camp, 8Km, Tent guest house
Day 18: Everest – Old tingri, 80Km, guest house
Day 19: Old tingri – Lalung la, 66Km, camping
Day 20: Lalung la – Nyalam, 83Km, camping
Day 21: Nylam – Border crossing to Nepal – Kodari – Bharabise, 68Km
End of Tibet cycling tour at border crossing. You continue by your own on Nepal side.
We can also arrange Nepal side services if needed
Its advice to bring your own cycle, if you cant bring your own please let us know. it is always better to bring the cycle by your own. if possible please bring spare parts too.