Everest Base Camp
A Journey Through The HimalayasTibet - The Lost Kingdom - An Ancient Civilisation on the Roof of the World. There is no other place on our earth like it. There is no other landscape on our planet that can beat it. The incredible stunning views and it's equally astonishing terrain only recently became accessible to outsiders. A land full of magic and mystic - it will touch you with its immense beauty - it's unique spiritualism will be an experience.
The ultimate in all-time bucket-list motorcycle roadtrips. Pure and simple. An adventure motorcycle expedition that will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul - the stuff dreams are made of. You will be humbled by the vastness of these breathtaking landscapes and be close enough to touch the edge of the earth. It will certainly leave its mark on you!
Our roadtrip commences and finishes in Kathmandu - we ride to the Tibetan/China border en route to Lhasa - Tibet's capital, where we'll acclimatise further before our incredible motorcycle journey takes us to our ultimate destination - Mt Everest Base Camp. The journey from crossing over the border ascends, and you are on the Tibetan Plateau - the roof of the world - the highest plateau in the world.
Unbelievable but true. You'll ride over mountain passes higher than those in the Alps, the America's or the Rockies. And your motorcycle of choice is the Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure motorbike - a bike that's making a bit of a name for itself across the globe and is being highly appreciated for its all-round handling abilities, and it's all-terrain capabilities. We won't go fast. We'll go far and the bike ticks all the right boxes.
This is an emotional dive into an ancient culture. A journey through these Himalayas is a sensory spectacle on multi-levels that you won’t ever forget.
- Explore Old Kathmandu
- Journey from Kathmandu to the Tibetan plateau
- Wander in Tibet's capital city - Lhasa
- Explore the Potala Palace in Lhasa
- Overnight stay in the highest Monastery in the world at Ronbuk - 16,400ft
- Unhindered views of Mount Everest - 5150 metres
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu and you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Our contact will collect all our paperwork to submit at the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu the following morning, for our group visa. Please note that due to visa processing. It takes two to three working days in Kathmandu with our original documents (passport)
Today, our Tibet visa applications go to the China Embassy for processing. We have the leisurely time of relaxed wandering to take in the sights and sounds of this intriguing ancient city and pick up a souvenir and get a glimpse of Kathmandu Valley. And other notable attractions are: Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temple. We'll also have a
brief on your roadtrip in the evening at our hotel
After breakfast, we start our ride after receiving the visa from 9:30 a.m. to Syabubesi. When we reach the village of Ranipauwa, there is a fine view of the Annapurna Mountain range in the west and Langtang Mountain range in the east
With Tibet on Beijing time two hours and 15 minutes ahead, our early departure for the Tibet border at Kerung. After breakfast, we'll ride approximately 30 kilometers to Nepal/Tibet border, the last border town, complete Nepal/China immigration formalities (estimated time roughly is two hours) and meet our Tibetan guide and driver and finally, we'll proceed for China custom clearance for the motorcycles and after completion, we'll load up the gear on the waiting supporting vehicle and ride to Kyirong.
Our ride will start through uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of the Tibetan landscape offering a sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. From where, weather permitting breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mount Cho Oyu (8201 meters) and Mount Xishapagma (8012 meters) but are dwarfed by the Vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From Tingri, you can enjoy the magnificence of Mount Everest (8,848 meters)
We start our ride at around 9am from Old Dingri and journey through the big mountain pass Gyatso (5220 meters / 3.2 miles), and some beautiful villages. You'll take an unusual route from Lhatse to Shigatse through old Lhatse and Phuntsoling monastery where you have less traffic and more off the beaten trail
First thing in the morning, we'll visit the Shigatse city traffic police station to apply for the temporary driving license which takes one to two hours depending on the group size and short traffic rules and regulations will be conducted by the traffic police. After lunch, you will continue to Gyantse. In the late evening, there will be a sightseeing tour of Gyantse, Kumbum, and Pelkhor Chode Monastery which will take you back to the 15th century. You will spend the night in Gyantse
In the morning, we will visit the Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the seat of the Panchen Lama and the largest Gelukpa monastery in the Tsang region. After lunch, we'll ride along the Yarlung Tsangpo river which starts from the western part of Tibet near Kailash and it flows through the Tsang region, Nyingtri, the eastern forest region of Tibet and finally, it flows into the Bay of Bengal. There is a beautiful landscape on the way with sand dune
Today, we'll visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, and Bharkor Bazaar and enjoy the amazing elements of this landscape
We ride to Namtso Lake which is one of the largest highland lakes in Tibet. Travelling almost 230 kilometers. Our stay will be at a guesthouse near the lake. The following morning, a chance to take in the views and get the cameras out to capture images of this stunning lake with sunrise and Yaks and view Nianqingtangla ranges
During our ride. We get the chance to see some amazing views of the Tibet landscapes
We begin our ride 9am with a quick visit to the Sakya monastery and beforetravelling through the Dingla pass 5000 meters from where we'll get fantastic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu respectively which are over 8000 meters. After the lunch, we travel to the world's highest monastery – Rongbuk
We view Mount Everest from the monastery as the sun rises on this the most incredible creation mother nature brought to our attention. After breakfast, we ride to Everest Base camp and enjoy the most beautiful views of Mount Everest. Take time out to capture timeless images of our visit to this most incredible location, along with our motorbikes and background of mount Everest in our photos. Soul soaring moments, we ride across another Pangla pass 5000m, and get to Old Dingri from where we'll stop the night and view Mount Everest before we return to Nepal
We ride 24km back towards the border on Nepal-Tibet friendship bridge. Here, the porters will transfer our luggage to the Nepal side and bid us all farewell as we will do to Tibet. After completing at the Chinese immigration, we'll cross over friendship bridge. We'll be met by our Nepalese representatives who'll help assist us to complete the Nepali customs and immigration. We then ride to Kathmandu
You'll have time in the morning before transferring to the airport for your onward flight home. We look forward to sharing another adventure with you.