Magic Tibet Motorbike Tour

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

Max Altitude: 4,380 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private Drive, Flight Ktm-Lhasa-Ktm , Royal Enfeild Bike

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15 Days

Trip Overview

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.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Firante's crew will meet you at the international airport and take you to your accommodation. You must arrive in Nepal by 12 p.m. to apply for a final Tibetan visa. If you can't make there before this time, we urge you to arrive the day before. Your actual passport will be collected, as well as a visa photo, and you are also required to fill out an Embassy form with your details.

Day 2: Visa Preparation

Because obtaining a final visa from the Chinese Embassy in Nepal takes three full working days. Today is the day when we submit our application for an early flight on the third day so that we can leave Kathmandu the same day. You can also spend some time wandering around Kathmandu's streets. Any tour can be tailored to your specific requirements.

Day 3: Sightseeing as well as Trip preparation

Today is the last day of the Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour preparations in Kathmandu. Tour briefing will be done with Firante's team, mechanic, and riding crew. You'll get some practice riding your bike while touring the Kathmandu valley's historical sites. We'll ride to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas and the world's oldest palaces.

Day 4: Flight to Lhasa

We'll get up early for our journey to Lhasa, then take a taxi to our accommodation near the historic old town. Barkhor Market is a short walk away. We'll tour the old town and Barkhor Market, as well as Tibet's most revered shrine, the Jokhang, after check-in and some time to rest. In the afternoon, a visit to Drepung Monastery is planned.

Day 5: First day in Lhasa

A local guide will show us around Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama's spectacular former house, in the morning. From 1642 to 1959, the Dalai Lama's government was based in the palace in Lhasa's historic center.You have the afternoon free to relax and acclimate. Alternatively, you can use our guide to visit additional places.

Day 6: Sightseeing around Lhasa

We'll ride to Yerpa, a hermitage and meditation center a short distance to the east, for our warm-up ride. The stunning picture of mountains and valleys at 4,500 meters above sea level nearly guarantees a sensation of enlightenment. Our journey continues to Ganden Monastery, which was established in 1409. The monastery's round path, which is located above 4,300 meters, provides a fantastic perspective of the surrounding area. The road to the monastery's twists and turns give us a good idea of the riding days ahead.

Day 7: Ride from Lhasa – Tsedang

It's time to leave! The first “real” riding day of our Tibet motorcycle vacation takes us southwest from Lhasa, through little towns along the beautiful banks of the Yarlung Tsanpo River. We'll visit Samye Monastery after lunch and then cross the huge plateau to Yumbulakhang, Tibet's earliest fortification, which was built 1,400 years ago by Tibet's first ruler.

Day 8: Ride from Tsedang – Gyangze

We proceed up the Yarlung Tsanpo River from Tsedang to the sacred Yamdrok Lake (4,440 meters). Bad karma is claimed to be washed away by bathing in the lake. The winding road and breathtaking views from the 4,900-meter panoramic pass down to the deep-blue lake far below are sure to make an everlasting memory. We'll make a few brief stops for photos and to soak in the beauty.Our journey continues to Nagartse, then on to Gyantse via the Karo La pass, which brings us to the foot of a massive glacier at 5100 meters.

Day 9: Ride from Gyangze – Sakya

Our Tibet bike tour departs Gyangze and ascends the “Friendship Highway,” a grandly titled country road, to Sakya. Sakya monastery, founded in 1073 and set in a lush mountain valley, was formerly one of Tibet's most important spiritual locations.It is distinguished from other Tibetan monasteries by its distinctive Mongolian architecture. Decompress from the ride by strolling through the peaceful village and checking out the modest stores and eateries, or trek the rocky slopes opposite the valley to see the numerous temples and hermitages.

Day 10: Ride from Sakya – Everest Base Camp

We go south from Sakya via salt plains before ascending further into the Himalayas, where we can see the famed 8000-meter peaks and their surrounding valleys. Cho Oyo (8201 m), Shisha Pangma (8012 m), Lhotse (8561 m), Makalu (8463 m)and of course, Everest are all visible from this magnificent route with 108 curves and hairpins (8848 m).On our way to Everest Base Camp, we pass through some of the world's tallest mountains, all seen from one of the world's most exhilarating roads. We must cross numerous 5000-meter passes that have only lately been paved to get to the monastery.

Day 11: Ride from Everest Base Camp – Shigatse

We can see a stunning dawn at Mount Fuji in the morning. At Mount Everest, you may look forward to a spectacular sunrise. We'll wait for the sun to warm us up before heading out. We'll return to Shigatse after a long day of riding. We'll return to the Friendship Highway by a new route – a tough track – from Rongbuk Monastery.On the way to Shigatse, we'll pass via Gyatso La pass, the highest point on our journey at 5,220 meters and take in the breathtaking views of Tibet once more.

Day 12: Ride from Shigatse – Namtso Lake

Our day will begin with a visit to the renowned Tashi Lhunpo Monastic University, one of Tibet's greatest monasteries and the Panchen Lama's traditional seat. The three central rooms of the monastery are adorned with colossal Buddha statues. We'll leave Shigatse via side roads that goes through villages and the stunning Tibetan landscape.We'll stay for the night at Damxung after having lunch with a family of nomads who graze their cattle by a little alpine lake.

Day 13: Ride from Namtso Lake – Lhasa

We'll cross a 5,100-meter mountain in the morning and arrive at 4,718 meters on the shore of one of Tibet's largest lakes. Even the most fatigued riders' pulses will be quickened by the twisting road down from the pass and the sights of the azure Namtso Lake.We'll enjoy views of the lake and the often-snow-covered mountain ranges that surround it, as well as grazing yaks, small monasteries, meditation caves, and hills, as we ride down the coast on a dirt road. As our Tibet motorcycle adventure comes to an end, we'll cross one final 4,900-meter pass and bid farewell to the vast, alien landscapes by taking back roads to Lhasa.

Day 14: Flight from Lhasa – Kathmandu

According to your flight schedule, you will be transported to the airport for your international trip to Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

Today will be your departure day. You will be picked up and dropped off at the international airport by our team. Within 3 hours of your scheduled departure time in Nepal, you must arrive at the international airport.


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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