Cycling Holidays in
Lhasa to Kathmandu
Includes Everest Base Camp!
Bespoke tours of Tibet tailored especially for you
Traversing the backbone of the Himalayas from Lhasa to Kathmandu is an awe-inspiring experience that should be on every adventure cyclist’s bucket list.
During this 1,000km cycle tour across the Tibetan Plateau, you will encounter high-altitude mountain passes over 5,000 metres, visit Base Camp Everest and enjoy one of the world’s longest downhill rides.
Our epic journey through this remote and scenic landscape, connects two of Asia’s most exotic cities – Lhasa in Tibet and Kathmandu in Nepal. There will be time to explore their historic temples, majestic palaces and bustling bazaars on this holiday of a lifetime.
redspokes Tibet cycling holiday offers a great physical challenge with extreme mountain biking through breath-taking scenery as you ride across 'The Roof of the World'.
Here are some more details on our cycling holidays in Tibet
Lhasa to Kathmandu
Cycling the Tibetan Plateaus from Lhasa to Kathmandu is an awe-inspiring experience and a must for adventure cyclists. redspokes’ Tibet cycling holiday takes you on a journey between two of Asia's most exotic cities. We ride 4 major passes above 5000m and traverse a 1000km over the backbone of the Himalayas.
Starting in Nepal, we have a couple of days to explore Kathmandu and warm up with some local rides. We take a dramatic flight across the great Himalayan range to Lhasa, capital of Tibet and spiritual heartland. Lhasa means ‘Place of the Gods’. This is one of the most interesting, remote and spectacular parts of the world. We have three days to acclimatise and to explore the city’s old quarter before our cycling begins and we ride across a beautiful landscape of snow-capped summits. All around us are signs of religious devotion; prayer flags fluttering on the tallest mountain passes and processions of devout pilgrims travelling to the numerous monasteries and temples.
Riding to Everest Base Camp is an exhilarating feature of our tour and a major cycling challenge, as the road climbs almost fifty hairpin bends over the Pang La Pass. Here at 5,205m we see the magnificent views of the Himalayas and of Mt. Everest itself. Coming face to face with Everest, the world’s most famous mountain, is an experience few will ever forget. From here our journey continues over more high passes before we return to Nepal with a marathon downhill cycle.
redspokes’ Tibet cycling holiday offers great physical challenges: extreme mountain biking through breath taking scenery as you cycle the "Roof of the World".
Tibet Custom Tour
Cycling in the Tibetan Plateaus is an awe-inspiring experience and a must for all adventure cyclists. After a couple of days exploring Kathmandu we take a dramatic flight across the great Himalayan range to Lhasa: capital of Tibet. This is one of the most interesting, remote and spectacular parts of the world.
We begin sightseeing and acclimatising before taking a train to Shigatse where our cycling begins.
Our journey continues across a beautiful landscape of snow-capped summits. There are signs of religious devotion all around us; prayer flags fluttering on the tallest mountain passes, innumerable monasteries and temples with frequent processions of devout pilgrims.
Grading: This trip is designed for the experienced cyclist. The distances and gradient each day are not extreme, but the altitude and terrain make this a tough trip. Along with the Karakoram Highway this is arguably the most spectacular and varied mountain scenery in the world.
NB: Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed below, it may be necessary to make some changes because of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.