Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour via Kerung To Lhasa

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

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Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private Vehicle and Motorbike

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17 Days

Trip Overview

The Everest Motorbike trip is an old tour that takes you to Tibet by motorcycle on a new track. On a motorcycle, this trip to Everest Base Camp offers breathtaking mountain views and high passes. The colorful culture, great highways, rural villages and a bustling city will all be witnessed in this tour.

The Everest Motorbike Tour via Kerung provides riders with a variety of riding opportunities. In the mountains, it offers some of the best motorable road experience in the world. We will travel through Nepal and Tibet on the Everest Motorbike Tour to Everest Base Camp. Through the Tibetan Plateau, we will go to the foot of the world's highest peak. It has become easier to ride in the Everest Base Camp lately because both Nepalese and Chinese governments have given their approval. You'll get goosebumps from the thrill, adventure, and excitement. Additionally, you will become a storyteller about your experience. With such a story, having a relaxing time with your friends, relatives and colleagues will be much easier.

On the way, we will also pass over Nepal's shortest motorable routes to Mt Kailash. However, we will take turn to explore Potala Palace which is located at stunning high altitude. Potala Palace is one of the monasteries that can be found in Tibet.  We will ride our bikes to Kerung. It is a border crossing point between Nepal and China. Then we will set off on our journey to Shakya, Gyantse and Lhasa. Lhasa is the Tibetan capital. At the end, we will finally head towards Rongbuk, where the Everest Base Camp is located. We will return back to Kathmandu from the same route taken before to complete this Everest Motorbike Tour.

For this tour, we will ride on our trusted Royal Enfield 500 cc motorcycle. It is the most reliable bike for riding in Nepal, Tibet, China, India, and Bhutan or on any terrain. The route runs through an elevation of over 5,000 meters and over the world's highest pass, the Everest Motorbike Tour is moderately demanding. The pathways via the high mountains are not without their challenges. If you have a lot of experience riding a motorcycle and want to see the beauty of the mountains, you will most likely be able to realize your dream of riding on this trip.

The Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour is available all year. Spring and autumn, however, are the best times of year to visit Tibet for this journey. The weather is good, and the views are spectacular. The tour is not recommended during the winter months (December to February), as the cold weather makes the route difficult. A special permit is required to go to Everest Base Camp from Tibet. 


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

We will pick you up from the international airport and transport you to the hotel of your choice. If time allows, we can go over the entire journey and discuss about the motorcycle and the final Tibetan visa.

Day 2: Visa preparation and Sight seeing

Today you will explore Kathmandu's cultural monuments. We will apply for a Chinese group visa using your passport. We will have a tour briefing with the riding team in the evening. You'll visit different places around Kathmandu like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Boudhanath. 

Day 3: Last day in Kathmandu

You will spend the day waiting for a visa at the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Today should also be the day for final travel planning. After receiving our visa at the first official hour, we would begin our tour the next day. You will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath today with our representative. You will finalize your suitcase packing and spend the night in Kathmandu.

Day 4: Flight from Kathmandu – Lhasa

Your Tibetan guide will greet you at Gonggar Airport. Following the completion of immigration procedures, you will be taken to Lhasa (3650m), which is approximately 62 kilometers from the airport. The journey to the old city takes about 45 minutes. It is recommended that you rest after settling into your accommodation. Allow your body to adjust to the high altitude of Lhasa by drinking plenty of water.

Day 5: First day in Lhasa

You will be briefed on the day's activities after breakfast. With a road captain, you will have 2 hours of bike riding practice in Lhasa. Sera Monastery, Norbulingka and Barkhor Square will all be visited. You will gain an understanding of the important features of Tibetan Buddhism at the famous Sera Monastery. You will pay a visit to Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama's summer retreat. The ornately designed building, which was completed in 1956, is ornately ornamented with Tibetan sculptures and paintings. The Jokhang temple offers yet another look of Tibet's rich cultural legacy. You'll also have the opportunity to take a stroll through Lhasa's bustling Barkhor Square. You will be escorted back to your hotel after the tour of the day.

Day 6: Sightseeing in Lhasa

After an early breakfast, you will go on a motorbike sightseeing tour of the spectacular Potala Palace with your guide. The palace's enormous structure dominates Lhasa's landscape. You will see Tibetan art at its best as you are led around the palace's historic halls. The Potala Palace is home to a stunning collection of Tibetan murals and statues. The tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas will also be visible. Later in the day, you'll visit the Drepung Monastery, which is beautifully landscaped and where you may see nuns and monks chanting and giving religious talks. After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel for some well-deserved relaxation.

Day 7: Ride from Lhasa – Gyantse

You will ride your motorcycle down the Friendship Highway, passing via Khamba La, at 4794 meters, with a quick stop to take in the magnificent views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa, at 7252 meters. You'll come across another pass, Karo La, at 5045m, when you turn west. Massive glaciers cascading down may be seen from the road.

Day 8: Ride from Gyantse – Shigatse

As we approach Gyantse after riding 261 kilometers, you will see wonderfully manicured Tibetan villages. Gyantse is proud of its Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong, a 14th-century medieval fort, commands a panoramic view of Gyantse and the Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum is home to multiple chapels and Tibetan Buddhist artwork, as well as a massive gold-domed stupa. Following your exploration of Gyantse, you will travel 90 kilometers to Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city, which is located at an elevation of 3900 meters. Shigatse's main attraction is Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, which is one of Tibet's largest operational monasteries.

Day 9: Ride from Shigatse – Shegar

Today you will travel along the Friendship Highway through beautiful scenery, passing via the little village of Lhatse and the 5220m Gymasto La pass. En route to Shegar, the path opens up into plains, revealing several monasteries and nomadic herder camps. You may take in the magnificence of breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks along the way, from Makalu to Shishapangma’s, and so on.

Day 10: Ride from Shegar – Everest Base Camp

You will bike to Rongbuk after breakfast. This morning, you'll have the chance to visit Everest Base Camp (5200m.) Rongbuk, at 5000m, is reached after a 68-kilometer ride. Then you can see Mount Everest in all its glory. You'll keep riding to the Base Camp, which is only 9 kilometers from Rongbuk. Although the Base Camp is dry and barren, the views of Everest more than make up for it. With the sheer north face of the world's highest mountain towering above you, it's absolutely awe-inspiring. Rongbuk is where we'll be spending the night.

Day 11: Everest Base Camp – Shegar

After reaching EBC, we then head back to the same route to Lhasa. The lush forest and plants gradually give way to majestic mountain passes and astonishing Himalayan peaks covered with dreamy snow.  The paved road leads you past the majestic Kuntanglhamo Pass (5236m) and into an endless horizon. Another beautiful view along the road is Mt. Shishapangma's (8012m) stunning peak and calm Pekutso Lake. The breathtaking view of Mt. Everest rising up ahead of the horizon, will undoubtedly amaze you as you come closer to Shegar.

Day 12: Ride from Shegar – Shigatse

If the weather permits, you may again watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Everest from the lodge area in the morning. After breakfast, we'll continue northeast to Shigatse along the well-known Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway. It would be a long journey, punctuated by breath-taking Himalayan landscape and a beautiful view of Shigatse.

Day 13: Ride from Shigatse – Gyantse

Gyantse is a rural town with the beauty of a typical Tibetan settlement. This town has avoided the effects of modernization. Your visit will be focused on the Nepali-style Kunbum stupa inside Palkhor Monastery. Furthermore, the majestic Gyantse Fortress on Zongshan Hill, which overlooks the entire Gyantse town, will take your breath away.

Day 14: Ride from Gyantse – Lhasa

We'll leave Gyantse today for Nagartse (100km) near Lake Yamdrok. We'll also ride to Nagartse after crossing Simi La (4200 m) and Karo La (5010 m). Before continuing on, we'll have a look at Yamdrok Lake. Colorful prayer flags can be hung above the Simila Mountain pass and the vast Karola Glacier can be seen from the highway. We'll arrive in the capital of Tibet, Lhasa, after a lengthy journey.

Day 15: Flight from Lhasa – Kathmandu

You will be transported to the airport for your international departure to Kathmandu according to your flight schedule.

Day 16: Rest Day

This could be the day to relax after the successful completion of the trip.  You can also go to sightseeing round Kathmandu. It also offers a variety of places to visit and try some Nepali local cuisines around Kathmandu. You can also go for shopping to buy the gifts for your loved ones from Nepal. 

Day 17: Final Departure

Today will be the last flight out of Nepal. Our staff will pick you up and drop you off at the international airport. It is necessary to arrive at the international airport within 3 hours of your scheduled departure time in Nepal.


 Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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