I am organising a bike tour form Lhasa (Tibet) to kathmandu (Nepal). Its considered to be one of the most scenic and challenging bike tour in asia and it will take approximately 26 days. I would like to do it in the beginning of September 2011 (but im open to suggestion)...this is probably the best time to cycle at those altitudes and it will give the team chance to do appropriate training between now and September. Need a team of 5 bikers including myself...so 4 more. I guess if we rent a truck and not a jeep we can accomodate a few accompaning guests but im not sure.
Beeing foreigners Tibet rules state that we will need to be escorted by a turist guide at all times.
The below trip done with a truck help veicle that follow us at all times bringing havy loads and supplies + turist guide and driver will cost no more then 50000 rmb...so about 10000RMB each based on 5 ppl, its about 1500USD per person. including everything exept flights Tibet visa and nepal visa and of course bikes and camping equipment and supplies...which we will have to bring. Note that this price is by far cheaper then any other offer I have found on the internet, ranging between 2400 to 4000 USD per pax.
It will be organised by a turist Angency here in China (where I live) that will provide you with all the information needed (including Visas, first aid, high altitude acclamitization).
Let me know if anyone is interested and we can talk it further.
Here below is the itinerary:
Day01: Arrival, pickup and transfer to hotel in Lhasa
Day02: Lhasa visit and acclimatize yourselves to the high altitude (We can get our Nepal Visa here)
Day03: Lhasa visit and acclimatize yourselves to the high altitude
Day04: Lhasa-50km-Chushur, Camp
Day05: Chushur-70km -Kampala Pass (4794)-Baidi, Camp
Day06: Baidi-70km-Karola (5045m)-Longma, Camp
Day07: Longma-70km-Gyantse, Hotel
Day08: Gyantse-90km- Shigatse, Hotel
Day09: Shigatse-60km- Geding, Camp
Day10: Geding-53km- Younongla Pass (4500m), Camp
Day11: Younongla-Lhatse (44km), Camp
Day12: Lhatse-30km- Sakya Monastery, Camp
Day13: Sakya-70km -Gyatsola Pass (5220m), Camp
Day14: Gyatsola-60km-Shegar, Camp
Day15: Shegar-30km-Wula (5200m), Camp
Day16: Wula-60km-Ronbuk, Camp
Day17: Ronbuk-8km-Base Camp
Day18: Base Camp-60km-Lunja
Day20: Tingri-80km- Dongba, Camp
Day21: Dongba-60km- Lablungla Pass (5050m), Camp
Day22: Lablungla Pass-Nyalam (70km), Camp
Day23: Nyalam-Zhangmu (30km). Hotel
Day24: Zhangmu-Dolalghat (71km). Hotel ( On the other side of the friendship bridge we will find Nepal Customs)
Day25: Dolalghat-Kathmandu (70km). Hotel