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Nepal and Tibet Motorbike Tour

Nepal and Tibet Motorbike Tour

 
Nepal and Tibet Motorcycle tour is great tour to explore Tibetan culture, heritage and spectacular land scape. It is one of the best among Tibet motorbike tours.

Grade: Moderate to Tough
Best Time: June end - Sep

Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations : Kathmandu - Tingri - Lhatse - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa - Shigatse - Xegar - Rongbuk (Everest Base Camp) - Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer the hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu After Breakfast Today we will get our Visas for Tibet

Day 03 Kathmandu - Tingri - 200 Kms
Morning: after breakfast we will start easy ride up, there is the main checkpost to enter further up at Nyalam. We will be visiting Milarepa's cave enroute. One can ride to Lhatze (300 km) this day but we are treating this trip as a pleasant journey, spending the night in Tingri makes you more comfortable having the great views of the Himalayas in the South including Mt. Everest. Overnight at a guest house.

Day 04. Tingri - Lhatse (approx 150 km); 3900m The riding is pleasant, you will be passing a 5220 meters pass called "Gyatso La" today and continueing riding down to the fertile valley of Lhatze for tonight stay at a local guest house.

Day 05. Lhatse - shigatse
A typical day riding between the villages to Xigaze or Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet . The ride today is across Yulung La (4950 metres), over fairly unpaved roads in the plateau area. After reaching Shigatse, we will transfer you in a better hotel and relax. If interested, you can visit the "Tashilhumpo Monastery", a vast monastery with its own streets, housing sectors, plazas, back alleys and complex of temples and halls.

Day 06. Shigatse - Gyantse (90 Km); 4000m
Your drive on to Gyantse takes us through intensely agricultural, cultivated areas. Much of the gravel road is lined with poplar trees, which are a distinctly Tibetan feature. The drive on this day is just 90 km but, if interested, you can drive to the small, picturesque village of Kardoi from Gyantse (120 km round trip). This excursion will also take you to an old castle, Kumbum and Palcho Chode monastery. The hotel in Gyantse has good facilities, like the one in Shigatse.

Day 07. Gyantse - Lhasa (280 km) via the Yamdrok Tso
You will drive mostly on a paved road, though there is an off-road route from Gyantse to the turquoise Lake "Yamdrok Tso". You will be crossing the high pass of "Karo La" at 5050m then continue your drive to Lhasa. On arriving you may feel as though we have left Tibet and entered China , for the Chinese influence - signs, people on the street, development - is ever more pervasive. And upon reaching Lhasa itself, you will see the suffocation of the old Tibet by the new layers of Chinese infrastructure, covering nearly 100% of the city. Lhasa is a sprawling, modern Chinese city with polluted air and horn-honking traffic congestion but we will stay there for two full days to acclimatise and take in the awe-inspiring Potala and other parts of thisr World heritage site Elevation - 3650 metres.

Day 08. Sightseeing tours in and around Lhasa
Riding around Lhasa visiting the various interesting sites ( Potala Palace , Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka palace etc).

Day 09. Lhasa - Shigatse (250 Km)
Your riding today will be on paved road. After having breakfast we'll follow the riverbed of the Kyi Chu River , this is the same way back until road adjacent to a bridge at the Brahmaputra valley. Then we take the straight highway riding on the riverbed of the "Yarlung Tsangpo" to Shigatse, stay at the hotel.

Day 10. Shigatse - Xegar (250 km); 4400m
After a good breakfast, we start riding from Shigatse to Lhatse then ascent to the Gyatso La-5220m, finally descend into Xegar and stay in a Everest View hotel (luxurious accommodation after Shigatse).

Day 11. Xegar - Rongbuk - Everest Base camp - Rongbuk (approx. 130 Km)
Today you will find much excitement. Here starts the taste of the "Top of the World"; the remoteness shows the real beauty of the area that makes you pride of your awaiting since long time. Riding through the remoteness you will be ascending to the Rongbuk.Excursion to Everest base camp- 5200m and back to Rongbuk and overnight stay at Rongbuk Guest house.

Day 12. Rongbuk - Nyalam - Zhangmu - Kathmandu (180 KM)
Start 35 Kilometers down hill from Nyalam to Zanghmu, the altitude dramatically decreases by 1300 meters in approximately 1.5 hour. Since Zhangmu is the exit point, we will follow the custom clearance, immigration & check post clearance both in Tibet and Nepal border. Continue drive to Kathmandu by private vehicle arranged by our company, transfer to the hotel.

Day 13: Kathmandu - Back home
In the evening transfer the airport to catch the flight back home!

>> Price & Departure Dates<<

Rider: US$ 3345
Pillion: US$ 1920
Single Room Occupancy: US$ 1150 Extra
Tour Dates: 15 July,2014 - 27 July,2014



FOOD
We are eating at places with good standard to keep our self healthy. There will be Indian, Chinese and Tibetan food. At some places there are also western food available. Occasionally we have to eat at simple places, but even those places have well prepared food. By our experience we have learned what to eat and what not to eat. Breakfast is included in the price of the tour. But all drinks are on your own account.

IDLING EQUIPMENT
MOTORCYCLE RIDING EQUIPMENT
If you are going for a motorbiketour, we recommend that you bring your own gears, as helmet, jacket, pants, boots or whatever you use to have when you are riding your bike. Althoguh sometimes it's warm with all the gears, we need to Prioritize our safety. However, it's totally up to you what you wear on the tour we only give some recommendations.

PACKING
Everything you bring with you, you have to carry on your own bike. The bike should have two side boxes and one back carrier where you can put another bag. We recommend not to take to much luggage. So you can easily buy things if you need something more.

INSURANCE
The bikes should be insured and you have to get your own travel insurance from your home country and make sure that it covers health, travel, accident, theft, loss of property, emergency evacuation etc. You have to bring the insurance certificate on the tour.

You need to send us the following prior to the tour:
1) Scanned copy of international driving license
2) passport size photographs scanned copy through e-mail

We will also need your passport or Voter ID details In case Indians including your name, date of birth, passport no, passport issue date, passport expiry date, nationality, Place (Province/state, country) of birth, occupation, name of your employer or school, daytime phone number, address of your employer or school, nighttime phone number, your home address, your email. Also do not forget to bring 4 passport size photo for the permit, you can give this to us upon arrival in Kathmandu

  • Service Include:
  • 12 Nights / 13 days in Guesthouse/ hotels on twin / double sharing with breakfast
    Kathmandu-Zhangmu-Kathmandu transfer for luggage
    All entry fees to the sites and monasteries for both Motor bikes and members
    Everest Conservation fee for members, bikes, Crews andvehicle
    Engine oil and fuel (petrol) as required for the motor biking tours
    Tibet Alien as well as TTB Permits.
    All necessory Tibet entry and road permits
    All special necessary permits for Motor bikes
    Motor bike custom entry fee at China custom
    Temporary Motor Bike license and driving license
    One Local Tibetan English speaking guide
    Back up Transportation by one 4500cc Toyota Land cruiser
  • Service Exclude:
  • Any kind of telephone/mobile service
    Lunch and dinner in Nepal and Tibet
    Tibet/China Visa fee of US$ 114 per person extra and US$ 84 for Americans Citizens
    Nepal visa fee $40 for 30 days
    Personal biking clothing including Helmets
    Emergency and Evacuation costs, travel / medical insurance / Personal insurance of the riders
    Nepal re-entry visas
    Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses
    Medical treatments
    Costs associated with cancellations, delays & porters due to roadwork.
    Bank transfer fees, cancellation fee if there is unforced situation, Politically disturbance any region of Visa rejected by       Chinese Embassy.
    Personal nature expenses such as tips, alcoholic beverages, and Sleeping bags
  • Valid Tourist Visa
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • International Motorcycle Riding License
  • Travel Vaccinations as required
  • Technical Details of Royal Enfield
    Starter: kick

    Seat height: 760 mm
    Ground clearance: 140 mm

    Dry weight: 195 kg with luggage rack
    Tank Capacity: 14 to 21 liters
    Maximum speed: 120 Km / H
    Engine: 4 stroke, single cylinder vertical
    Transmission: 5 speed left

    Front suspension: Hydraulic telescopic fork
    Rear suspension: 2 dampers 2 & swingarms

    Maximum power: 22 hp / 5,200 r / min
    Maximum torque: 35 Nm / 3000 r / min

    Air cooling
    Bore x stroke: 84 mm x 90 mm
    Compression ratio: 6.2 2.1
    Displacement: 499 CC

    Front brakes: disc brakes
    Rear brakes: 153 mm drum
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