Discover Tibet's ancient culture and mystical religion, as well as the stunning attractions of the Roof of the World! This Tibet motorcycle tour will take you through twisting mountain roads to Tibet's remote plateaus, snow-capped Himalayan peaks, Tibetan nomads' steppes and hills, the sacred turquoise-blue Namtso and Yamdrok salt lakes and spiritual hermitages and meditation caves deep in the Mountains.
Our Tibet bike tour takes you across twisting passes at elevations of over 5,000 meters, explores the most notable Tibetan monasteries and monuments and reaches half-forgotten locations. The views of Everest, which stands at 8,848 meters, and spending the night in Rongbuk Monastery with a view of this real king of mountains are highlights of a bucket-list journey you'll never forget.
Our motorcycle journey begins in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital. We'll then fly to Lhasa on an International flight. We'll see the Dalai Lama's former residence, the Potala Palace in Lhasa, as well as the ancient Barkhor Market in the old town, the Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, and other sights in Tibet's capital. We'll ride our motorcycles south along the Yarlung Tsangpo River to Tibet's first fortification once we've acclimatized. Next, we'll visit the holy Yamdrok Salt Lake and the 5,100-meter Karo La glacier. We'll arrive in Tingri, the starting point of every trek to Everest, through the Friendship Highway and small side roads and valleys.
We'll travel over a 5,000-meter pass to reach the "road of 108 bends," one of the world's most stunning panorama roads, with sights of Everest and four other mighty 8,000-meter peaks. At an altitude of 4,900 meters, we'll spend the night at Rongbuk Monastery, where we'll enjoy sunset and sunrise views of Everest — a wonderful experience in the cool mountain air. The next day, our journey takes us off the beaten path and through rural terrain on our way back to Tingri and Shigatse, including the highest pass of the trek, Gyatso La, at 5,220 meters.
We'll visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and enjoy town's amenities before riding through the alpine hinterlands, past wheat fields and through small settlements to the deep blue Namtso Lake, Tibet's largest Salt Lake. Our Tibet motorcycle trip ends one day later in Lhasa.