With the average altitude of about four thousand kilometers, Tibet has become the hot tourist destination for travelers in the world. Many international tourists travel to Tibet as results of the mysterious Tibetan Buddhism, charming natural scenery, and unique traditional culture. Located in the southwest of Tibet, Nepal is also a hot nation for most travelers. Because of the complex geography between Nepal and Tibet, cycling from Lhasa to Kathmandu is a thrilling tour. Here, I’d like to introduce a classic itinerary of Lhasa to Kathmandu mountain bike tour.
Day One: Kathmandu Arrival
When you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, the local tour guide will pick you up and drive to your hotel immediately. The day is free for you. Have a good rest.
Day Two: Kathmandu Tour
Today you will have one day tour in Kathmandu.
Attractions: Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath, Swayambunath, and Buddha Nath.
Day Three: Lhasa Arrival
In the morning, you will take a direct flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu. If the weather is fine, you can see the stunning peak of Mt Everest. When you arrive in Lhasa, the local tour guide will take you to the hotel. The day is free for you.
Attractions: Mt Everest
Day Four: Lhasa Tour
Lhasa is a must-see city in Tibet. Today you will have one day tour in Lhasa city. You can visit some famous Tibetan attractions.
Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street
Day Five: Lhasa Tour
Your tour guide will guide you to visit some other places in Lhasa city. In the morning, you will visit the Summer Palace – Norbulingka Park. Then, you will be taken to visit the splendid Drepung Monastery. After lunch, your tour guide will take you to witness the hot Buddhism Debate in Sera Monastery.
Attractions：Norbulingka Park, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery.
Day Six: Cycling to Chusul from Lhasa
After several days’ acclimation to the high altitude sickness, you can start your real cycling tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Start from Drepung Monastery, and arrive in Chusul.
Day Seven: Cycling to Nagatse from Chusul
Attractions along the way: Kamba La Pass, and Yamdrok Lake.
Day Eight: Cycling to Gyantse from Nagatse
Attractions along the way: Karol La Pass, Palcho Monastery, Kumbum Stupa, and Gyantse Dzong.
Day Nine: Cycling to Shigatse from Gyantse
Attractions along the way: Tashilunpo Monastery
Day Ten: Shigatse Tour
Attractions in Shigatse: Tashilhunpo monastery, and Everest Base Camp.
Day Eleven: Cycling to Lhatse from Shigatse
Attractions along the way: Tra La and Tsuo La Pass
Day Twelve: Cycling to Shegar from Lhatse
Attractions along the way: Mt Everest, Friendship Highway
Day Thirteen: Cycling to Tashi Zom from Shegar
Attractions along the way: Pang La Pass, Himalayas, Rongbuk Valley.
Day Fourteen: Cycling to Rongbuk from Tashi Zom
Attractions along the way: Mt Everest’s North Face, Rongbuk Monastery.
Day Fifteen: Rongbuk Tour
Attractions: Everest Base Camp,
Day Sixteen: Cycling to Tingri from Rongbuk
Attractions along the way: Nam La pass, Cho Oyu.
Day Seventeen: Cycling to Nyalam from Tingri
Attractions along the way: Lalung La Pass, Shung La Pass, and Shishipangma.
Day Eighteen: Cycling to Dhulikhel from Nyalam
Attractions along the way: Friendship Bridge
Day Nineteen: Cycling to Kathmandu from Dhulikhel
Attractions along the way: Kathmandu Valley, Durbar square
Day Twenty: Kathmandu Departure
Your Lhasa to Kathmandu mountain bike tour comes to an end. Your tour guide will help you departure the flight.