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Tibet: Lhasa to Kathmandu

Tibet: Lhasa to Kathmandu

Descending the 5,200m Pang La Pass on the road to Everest!

Lhasa to Kathmandu Cycling Holiday

Includes Everest Base Camp!

Tour Overview

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".


Dates & Prices

There are currently no holiday dates and prices available for this Lhasa to Kathmandu cycling holiday.

We are constantly updating our services and would recommend that you check again soon as we may have added more dates to our tour calendar. Alternatively, you can contact us using the contact information below.

If you need assistance or wish to discuss the tour, please feel free to call us on +44 (0) 1463 417707.

Alternatively, you can email us on office@redspokes.co.uk for more information on this adventure holiday.

Key Stats

Cycling Difficulty
70 km
45 miles
Average Daily distance
692 m
2,270 ft
Average Daily Ascent
No. of Days Cycling

Tour Features

  • Kathmandu: Durbar Square, Sagarmatha Bazaar.
  • Kathmandu Valley
  • Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple.
  • Base Camp Everest.
  • Five mountain passes above 5000m.
  • Fifty hairpin bends over the Pang La Pass.
Chart showing the average temperature for our Tibet cycling holiday
Chart showing the average number of days with precipitation for our Tibet cycling holiday
Example route for this China cycling holiday Example route for this China cycling holiday