2019 Dates: June 2 - 12, Sept. 15 - 25, Oct.13 - 23

Tibet and Everest Base Camp on BMW Motorcycles

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    This BMW motorcycle tour to Everest Base camp is designed for the motorcyclists with a spirit of adventure! The roads you travel will be easy riding asphalt roads. The adventure begins in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. The journey will be a high-altitude adventure, including several mountain passes at over 5000 meters! We'll spend time traveling in the shadow of the Himalayas, with a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride up to the base camp of Everest, where climbers begin their ascent of the world's tallest mountain. Tibet is a land rich in history, and many of the ancient temples, monasteries and palaces will be on our path through this beautiful country. If you are looking for history, adventure, challenge and excitement on two wheels, then this Once in Life Time adventure through Tibet is for you! Low mileage BMW motorcycles are waiting for you ! (310GS,F800GS, 1200GS)

    Day to Day Itinerary 


    Day 1 Flight to China 
    Arrive in Chengdu or other Chinese cities to get Tibet permit before travelling to Lhasa. Your Tibet travel permit will be mailed to your hotel and you need it to board the plane for Lhasa. Tonight’s hotel is not included. (we can book the hotel for you) 


    Day 2 Flight o Lhasa (3650m)
    Flight journey to Lhasa(air ticket not included), met and taken to your hotel, rest of the afternoon you may rest and get acclimatize high altitude. Welcome Dinner (D) 


    Day 3 Lhasa acclimatization Day (3650m)
    We will visit Potala Palace was built in 1645 about 50 years by Dalai Lama Lobsang Gyatso and one of the most beautiful architecture in the world, long 400 meters, wide 350 meters and height 13th floors. Moreover total room is 1,000 rooms. Jokhang Temple that was built for celebration of marriage of Songten Gambo (King of Tibet) with Princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty, since before 1,300. Free time around the Barkhor Street. (B,D) 


    Day 4 Lhasa to Shannan Prefecture ( 180KM, 5 hours) (3700m)
    A relaxing day's ride first along the Lhasa river and later on along the Yarlung (Brahmaputra) river. This beautiful and easy ride will take us to Tsetang County. A fairly modern town but the Yarlung valley is the cradle of Kingdom and Tibetan Culture. We will visit the Yumbulakhang Palace just outside of Tsetang. (B,D) 


    Day 5 Shannan - Gyangtse (320KM, 6 hours) (4000m)
    We leave the Yarlung valley and wind our way up the road to Gambala pass (4800m) and have a great view of Yumdrok Lake, the second largest lake in Tibet, we climb up to Gambala mountain and have a great view of Yumdrok lake in the background of 7111 meter Ninkin Kangsar Mountain. We ride onto Nagartse near the first snow-covered foothills of the Himalayas and onward over the 5,100 m Karo La Pass to Gyangtse. (B,D) 


    Day 6 Gyangtse - Sakya.(243KM, 6 hours) (4300m)
    We will visit the Gyangtse Dzong, the old fortress of the town. We also visit the Buddhist Pelkhor Monastery was built in 1427 with a Nepalese influence and is known as the monastery of the ten thousand paintings. We take the final ride on a side road to Sakya where the Sakya Monastery based. Sakyapa is one of anient Tibetan Buddhism sects. (B,D) 


    Day 7 Sakya -Tingri (140KM, 3 hours) (4300m)
    We will visit Sakya Monastery and head up to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to Shegar you will view the Mt, Everest in the distance. (B,D) 


    Day 8 Dingri - Everest Base Camp(5200m)- Tingri(235KM)
    Ride cross the Pang La we arrive at Rongbuk monastery, this will the highlight of the adventure to ride over the Himalayas to Everest base camp. We will have the view the 8000 meter mountains on the pass. From Rongbuk Monastery, we spend some time at base camp and have a simple lunch there. We ride back to Tingri for overnight. (B,D) 


    Day 9 Tingri-Shigatse (235KM 6 hrs) (3900m)
    We ride to Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet, is also the home to Panchan Lama. An entire day of motorbike riding gets us back to Shigatse, where we take a break. On the way we enjoy the once more breathtaking scenery of Tibet from our motorbikes. The afternoon is free.(B,D) 


    Day 10 Shigatse - Lhasa (230 km, 6 hours)
    We ride back to Lhasa via another road with its fantastic panoramas to Lhasa. We ride on roads through the valley with its farms and pastures. We will follow the Yarlunzangpo river and finally reach Lhasa. Upon arrive in Lhasa we check in the hotel and celebrate out adventure with a Lhasa beer, or maybe two ! (B,D) 


    Day 11 Lhasa Onwards
    Trip ends after breakfast. We will transfer you to the airport for your onward flights. (B)

    2019 Dates: June 2 - 12, Sept. 15-25, Oct.13-23

     

    Tour price (USD)  If you have a pillion passenger a complimentary upgrade to a BMW F800GS is included

    BMW 1200GS

    BMW F800GS

    BMW 310GS

    Pillion rider

    4600/person

    4200/person

    3900/person

    2700/person


    INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:
    --All breakfasts and dinners
    --BMW Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage
    --Fuel
    --All overnights in hotels (double occupancy)
    --Third party liability insurance for motorcycles and First Aid Kit
    --Tour information of destinations & safe riding in China
    --Entry fee to parks and monasteries, old towns
    --English Speaking Tour guide
    --Support Vehicle

     
    SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
    --lunches and bottled drinks
    --All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature
    --Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers
    --Mandatory international travel insurance
    --Excursions other than those specified in trips
    --Extra cost if  tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control





    BMW 310GS
    BMW F800GS
    BMW R1200GS

    Alex: Hi Jah. As the first part of the China trip has come to an end I wanted to say thank you for a great trip. I feel very privileged to have done this trip. It was a great mix of off and on road riding, the scenery was something I can't accurately express in words. It was extremely beautiful and moving to see. At the end of the day I had a great time. Thank you and the team for a wonderful experience.

     

    Alan: Hi jah, Thanks for a good tour. A nice challange. A dream came true since I was ten.
    A Jailing 600 fan now. The bike did everything I asked it to do without complaining.

    Need a rest now. Ha ha. Good night



GROUP SIZE

Minimum 4 participants

START/FINISH

Lhasa/Lhasa

DURATION

11 days, 7 riding days

TRIP GRADE

Advanced  

ROUTE

Total distance 1917 km, daily rides 135 - 350 km. Mostly on asphalt roads, expecting high altitude and strong wind.

ACCOMMODATION

3*- 4 * Hotels

HIGHLIGHTS

Lhasa,Potala Palace,Jokhang Monastery,Barkhor Street,Tibetan culture,Yumdrok Lake,Himalayan mountains,Mt Everest base camp

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