The Lhasa/Kathmandu cycling tour is one of the most adventurous rides a mountain biker can hope to embark upon. It is a real classic and if you want to make your trip even more adventurous and challenging, we can incorporate a four-day round trip away from the main Lhasa/Kathmandu road to visit Rongbuk Monastery and the North Base Camp area of Mt. Everest. On this detour, the road climbs through almost fifty hairpin bends to reach the Pang La pass, which affords splendid views of the Himalayas, and of Mt. Everest itself. The Everest Base Camp is a 'not to be missed' inclusion to this ride. Standing before the exposed and sheer North Face of Chomolungma (Mt. Everest) at Everest Base Camp (5500m/18044ft) is a memorable experience that few ever forget. We will spend a night at the Base Camp before riding 60 km to link up with the main route to Kathmandu.
Back on the main road, we reach the edge of the Tibetan Plateau as we cross the 5200m high Thang La pass, and begin a mind-blowing descent of 4600 metres, (15000 ft) via the border town of Zhangmu, to the valley of the Bhote Kosi River . A final, easy day's cycling brings us back to civilization in the form of Kathmandu!