Lhasa to Kathmandu Mountain Bike Tour-21 Days

  •   Destination: Tibet
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal or Lhasa
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal or Lhasa
  •   Trip Level: Moderate
  •  Max Altitude: 5248m
  •  Activities: Mountain Biking
  •   Transportation: Private Jeep/Van and Int'l flight

  Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the tour and expedition

  Accomodation: Hotel accommodation during tour in Kathmandu and Tibet and camping basis accommodation during expedition

Trip Introduction

The most challenging biking tour in the world, this epic mountain biking adventure across ‘The Roof of the World’ covers a distance over 1,100 kilometers from the Tibetan capital Lhasa to Kathmandu, the heart of Nepal, crossing six high passes over 5000 meters. To make this trip even more adventurous, we have incorporated a four-days round trip away from the main Lhasa – Kathmandu road, to visit Rongbuk Monastery and the north base camp of Mt. Everest. Another brilliant part of this trip is the mind-blowing descent of 4,600 meters from the 5,050 metre high Thang La pass. We call it the world’s longest downhill The trip is supported by a Nepalese camping crew, a mountain bike guide and a professional local Tibetan guide. The entire journey will be supported by a 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser and a support truck.
We will spend 4 nights in Lhasa with the attraction of The Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple and a free day for self exploration in Lhasa.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu and Tibet visa processing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Pre trip equipments check up and preparation. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Lhasa (3660m / 1 hr. flight) or Group arrival from other destination. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Lhasa Cultural sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Lhasa Cultural sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Ride from Lhasa to Khamba La Base Camp (3700m / 85 Km). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Ride from Khamba La Pass to Ngartse (4450m / 55 Km). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Ride from Ngartse to Karo Pass Base Camp (4750m / 54 Km). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Ride from Karo Pass to Gyantse (3980m / 79 Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Ride from Gyantse to Shigatse (3860m / 94 Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Ride from Shigatse to Gyachung Monastery (4100m / 75 Km). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Ride from Gyachung Monastery to Lhatse (3860m / 95 Km). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Ride from Lhatse to Shegar (4050m / 75 Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Ride from Shegar to Rongbuk Valley (4200m / 67 Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Ride from Rongbuk Valley to Everest Base Camp and back to Rongbuk Monastery (4200m / 20 Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Ride from Rongbuk Monastery to Tingri (4340m / 75 Km). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 18: Ride from Tingri to Lalung Pass Valley (4800m / 75 Km). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 19: Ride from Lalung Pass valley to Gontala Pass (4750m / 75 Km). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 20: Ride from Gontala Pass to Kerong Town ((3200m / 110 Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Ride from Kerong Town to Syabru Bensi (1460m / 40 Km) and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 22: Departure

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We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in 3 star standard or tented camping during the tour. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional.


In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. All meals will be provided during biking tour including tea, coffee. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the camp where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Lhasa to Kathmandu biking tour is a moderate biking tour. Biker who can ride up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail, confident on road track will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the tour by jogging and biking regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Mountain biking to the Lhasa to Kathamndu should be relatively moderate for those who have experience in biking in high mountain mountainous region. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the tour. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the tour.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for biking to Lhasa to Kathmandu is during spring (February to August) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip.

Date And Costs

The given cost is per person and excludes international flights. We have every Tuesday and Saturday Fixed Departure from Kathmandu. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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Service included in the cost:

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus
  • Deluxe accommodation in 2-3 star level hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included (3 nights)
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa flight ticket
  • Tibet Permit and visa fees
  • Tourist class Hotel and tented camping according to the itinerary (Twin Sharing basis)
  • Qualified Mountain Bike Guide during the tour, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit
  • English Speaking Tibetan Guide (Salary, foods, accommodation and insurance for guide)
  • Monastery Entrance fee
  • Transportation: Airport drop, pick up from Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu by private Jeep and Van during Tibet tour
  • Grassland fees for Everest Base Camp
  • Tax and service charges

Service not included in the cost:

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfare (To arrive in Kathmandu or if you are directly joining in Lhasa)
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 40 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Personal bike and Equipment
  • Tips for tour staff. (Tipping is expected.)

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Mountain biking Equipment list and Documents:
Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during biking tour. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Sleeping bag rated to -10 degrees C
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items
Mountain bike Helmet
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
Mountain bike Shorts and t-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Lightweight gloves comfortable glove

Lower Body:
Knee pads
Biking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


Comfortable mountain bike shock
Thick, warm wool socks to wear in the teahouse or when you walk around
Mountain bike Shoes
Hiking boots
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

Spare items to carry for the tour:
Spare items you can take with you. It is also possible to buy in ktm.
1. Spare tubes (Two)
2. Patch kit
3. Multi-tool
4. Tire lever
5. Shock pump
6. Brake Oil
7. Brake wire
8. Brake pads