Travel the entire Himalayan Mountain and Mt. Everest B.C.

Kirghistan to Nepal through Tibet

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    This is one of the greatest Himalayas adventures. In two weeks you will travel almost the entire length of the Himalayas and Karakorum mountain ranges. On this route, there will be enough time for browsing in the bazaar of Kashgar, visiting some of the oldest monasteries in Tibet, and enjoying the magnificent view of West Tibet by crossing from the elevated desserts of the Changtang to the fearful Taklamakan (the Death Sea) with its charming oasis and friendly peoples. 


    The adventure starts at Kirgizstan border. Our guide will meet you at the border and clear the customs and help you getting your vehicle plates and driver's licenses. We will follow the western edge of the Taklimakan Desert to Mazza. Then we ride to Ngari-the largest city in the far west Tibet, climb some of the highest passes and cross some beautiful valleys. In the following days this journey we will cross the great Chang Tang (Northern Plateau) into far-west Tibet through the wildest land on earth. Meeting nomads dwelling in low, black tents, tend flocks of sheep and goats as well as herds of the yak. Pilgrims of Buddhists, Bon, Hindus and Jains all come to pay their homage to this sacred mountain. 


    Further within the heavily eroded sandstone canyon and valleys of the upper Yarlung River are numerous ruins of ancient cities that once comprised the kingdom of Guge, temples in that area are still intact and contain exquisite murals and decorative motifs with a history of more than ten thousand years. Continue the journey to the holy city Lhasa, where you have spent some days to explore the different lifestyle and existing culture of the roof of the world. Monasteries and shrines are the centre of the religious faith, which plays an important role in their day to day life since from thousand years. We then travel across the great Himalayas again to Everest Base Camp. Drop down to Gyirong and exit China to Nepal.


    Day 1  Kashgar

    Ride to Kirgizstan border and met by your Chinese guide, clear the customs and handle the paper works. You will ride 160Km to Kashgar.


    Day 2 Kashgar permit and license

    Clear Customs custody, get the bikes later afternoon.


    Day 3  Kashgar- Yarkand (233KM)  

    Getting licenses and plates, Start your journey with your guide and escort vehicle, you will travel to Yarkand, still in Xinjiang Autonomous Region.


    Day 4  Yarkand – Milatary Camp (432KM)

    Ride to Maza, start seeing the karakorum mountains. Ride over 5200 m pass and descend to Military Camp. Basic guesthouse with private bath rooms.


    Day 5  Miltary Camp - Rutok (586KM)

    Today you will officially enter Tibet Autonumous region. You will be riding along the karakorums, altitude stays at 4000meters. Today is a long day but we need to cover this distance, there is hardly any hotels in this no man land.


    Day 6  Rutok – Tsaparang.(370KM)

    We ride to Tsaparang, the border town to India, we shall have a rest day here.


    Day 7  Tsaparang

    Visit Zhada ruins, Tolin monastery...


    Day 8  Tsaparang  to Darchen (230KM)

    Ride to Darchen, at the foot of Mt.Kailash. 


    Day 9  Darchen - Saga  (492KM)

    Eastward towards Saga., great view of the holy mountain Mt. Kailash.


    Day 10  Saga -Tingri  (367KM)

    We ride to Tingri, the township on the foot of the himalayas.


    Day 11 Tingri-Base Camp of Everest

    We ride over the 5200m pangla pass to Everest at Rongbuk Monastery. We will be spending some time at Eerest Base Camp. Stay at Rongbuk for overnight.


    Day 12 Everest B.C. - Giyrong  (386KM)

    Ride via Shixiapanma and Peikutso to Giyrong town.


    Day 13  Giyrong to Nepal 

    Your guide will get the papers done and clear the customs. Time to say goodbye to Tibet. Over the bridge is the Nepalese immigration and customs. It is 220KM to Kathmandu.


    Cost from US$2800, +6 riders



    Tour Cost Includes:


    --National and provincial Permits


    --Hotel rooms B & B


    --Tibet Travel Permit


    --Chinese driving licenses


    --Temporary Plates


    --Customs clearances (in and out)


    --Custom Deposit Bond


    --Third party liability insurance


    --Tour information about riding in China


    --English Speaking guides


    --Support vehicle


     
    SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:


    --Lunches and dinners

    --All entry fees to parks and monasteries

    --Fuel(15USD/day average)

    --All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature

    --Tipping or gratuities to guides

    --Mandatory intl. travel insurance

    --Extra cost if tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control


    Thanks to Ridechina who worked so well on our trip from India to Finland. Everything went smoothly and everyone enjoyed the ride.


    Dani - Finland

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GROUP SIZE

Minimum 6 participants

START/FINISH

Kashgar/Giyrong Border

DURATION

13 day, 10 days riding, 2 rest days

TRIP GRADE

Advanced Level, challenging roads, hair pin curves and switchbacks, high altitude (2000 - 5100 m) in remote areas,5 -8 hours riding per day with short gravel and unpaved sections. Total distance 2662 KM. Daily rides 220 - 580 Km. Mostly on asphalt roads, highest pass at 5200m, highest overnight at 4300m.

ROUTE

Total distance 2662 km, daily rides 250-400 km. Mostly on asphalt roads with some gravels.

LODGING

Hotels and Guesthouses

HIGHLIGHTS
✥Fabled oasis kashgar
✥Taklimakan Second largest flowing desert
✥Karakorum range
✥Himalayan range
✥Gugu Ancient Ruis and Castle
✥Mt. Kailash
✥Mt. Everest Base Camp

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