August and September is High Season in Tibet and services are highly expensive, no doubt the weather at higher altitude remain excellent but it is the weather in Nepal that can turn dream holidays to disastrous experience. So, we avoid the risk of Nepalese monsoon and operate the ride only on possible dates then dismal and regrets.
Everest base camp cycling tour departs from Nepal and is shorter than regular mountain bike tours from Lhasa in Tibet. The trip offers opportunities for budget crunched cycling enthusiast to fulfill their dream of riding to base camp of Mt. Everest in less expensive ways.
The ride starts from Kathmandu avoiding expensive flight to Lhasa, extra luggage charges and few days compulsion acclimatization routine. Almost similarly with any cycling tour from Lhasa, the trip includes riding under the rain shadow of mighty Himalayas and diversity while cycling is immense. The ride traverses off roads trails in Nepal but is almost blacked topped in Tibet section and it includes the diversion into Mt. Everest base Camp.
However, the road trip gains altitude rapidly unlike cycling tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu which is fairly gradual. Hence, interested participants should be in sound physical condition and importantly aware on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Therefore, any medical weakness especially respiratory illness can often spell the end of much desired dream between the rides!
The ride on day five which is part of the highest road ascent reaches an altitude of 3500+ meters at Nyalam in Tibet and we spend an extra day here to acclimatize. Over the next two days, we bicycle over 5150 meters across the La Lungla Pass to reach Tingri at approx 4300 meter and further reach the ultimate point of the tour and capture stunning selfies on Mt. Everest base camp.
It is extremely important to understand the idea of this cycling tour is to reach Mt. Everest base camp in Tibet and return back to Nepal and reaching Lhasa is not a part of this bicycle tour. Although riding uphill are challenging but in this case the ride will favor the riders somewhat, there are no anti-wind but it is the other way on return journey.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Evening trips briefing, Overnight Hotel
Day 02: Paper works, trips preparation / guided city tour for interested. Overnight Hotel
Day 03: Cycling trip to Melamchi via Shanku village. Overnight Melamchi Hotel
Day 04: Ride to Chautra and to Sukete. Pack up and drive to Border. Overnight Hotel
Day 05: Cross the border and cycle to Nalyam 42 Km. Overnight Hotel
Day 06: Rest and acclimatize in Nyalam. Overnight Hotel
Day 07: Ride to Mainpu Village 41 Km Overnight camp
Day 08: Ride to base of La Lungla Pass 5150 meters 40 Km Overnight Camp
Day 09: Ride to Lo Tingri 85 Km Overnight Hotel
Day 10: Rest and explore: Overnight Hotel
Day 11: Cycle to Rongbuk 60 Km, Overnight Camp
Day 12: Rest and Explore Everest Base Camp Overnight Rongbuk Camp
Day 13: Ride to foot of Pasang Pass 5100m Overnight Camp
Day 14: Ride to campsite 15/17 km after Lo Tingri. Overnight Camp
Day 15: Cycle to campsite after Lolunga pass, Overnight Camp
Day 16: Ultimate Downhill ride to Zangmu
Day 17: Cross border, ride to lunch point, Pack up and drive to Kathmandu
Day 18: Travel back Home or continue with extra inclusion as planned.
Will post detail through mail
Tibet is still closed for westerners from Nepal side: However, we will update all development through mail.
08 June 2016 … Booking Close 17 April 2016
Max Group size: 09 Person
27 September 2016 … Booking close June End
Max Group Size: 12 Person