Tibet Motorcycle Tour in China

Tibet Motorcycle Tour » Lhasa, China
  Tibet is acknowledged one of the most mysterious and beautiful places in the world. Our exclusive motorcycle tour offers you the opportunity to ride through stunning Tibetan landscapes while enjoying views of iconic landmarks such as Lakes Yamdrok and Namtso as well as Mr. Everest. This journey is further enhanced by visits to some of Tibet's most revered Buddhist locations including Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery in Lhasa. Your Tibetan adventure is sure to be a remarkable experience that will stay with you for years to come.

About the tour
  • Environment: Tibet is culturally and spiritually rich and it possesses unparalleled natural beauty. Its ancient cultures can still be felt and seen throughout the plateau given that many regions within Tibet remain undeveloped. As such, hotels accommodations are moderate, water can be scarce at times and electricity is not always reliable and/or available in all areas. This tour has been designed to offer a variety of natural and cultural highlights that provide an amazing travel experience. The demanding itinerary calls for long distances on challenging road conditions. Thus, participants must possess an intermediate to advance skill level.
  • Health concerns: Due to Tibet's high altitude, participants are encouraged to obtain a comprehensive physical examination as well as get plenty of rest and sleep prior to traveling to Tibet. Abstaining from tobacco and alcohol use is also recommended before the commencement of trip in order to prevent upper respiratory infections.
  • Items of daily use: Personal First Aid items are recommended such as sun screen, lip sun screen, lip balm, antiseptic cream, anti-diarrhea medicine and broad spectrum antibiotics (participants must contact their doctor). Given that temperatures can range greatly from morning to evening, long-sleeve clothes, a wool sweater, and a jacket are recommended in addition to sunglasses and a sun hat.
  • Road conditions: Landslides as well as rock and mud slides occur from time to time during Tibet's rainy season. A full or partial refund will not be issued should the itinerary be interrupted by weather conditions or natural disasters.
  • Culture: Participants are expected to be mindful and respectful of the local culture and traditions. Participants must walk clockwise when visiting temples, chapels, pagodas and similar structures. When in doubt, please consult your guide prior to engaging in a culturally or spiritually sensitive activity.
  • Safety issues: Tibet is considered a safe place with friendly inhabitants; however, it is recommended that participants are aware of their surroundings and guard their valuables. Exploring areas in pairs or as a group is advisable to avoid unforeseen dangers.

Tibet Motorcycle Tour » 9 DAYS

DAY 1 LHASA AIRPORT (3,650m) (0 km)
Welcome to Tibet, the Roof of the World! Your journey begins at Lhasa where you will be picked up by your tour guide at the airport and escorted to the hotel. You will have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own and adapt to the high altitude. Overnight hotel accommodations in Lhasa. Tips of the day: As part of the acclimatization, we recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise and even bathing. You would better to take some rest and drink plenty of water.
DAY 2 LHASA - visit Potala Palace and Barkhor Street (0 km)
We start today’s Lhasa exploration with an exciting visit to iconic Potala Palace, regarded as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.In addition, we will also visit Jokhang Temple which is considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism.Our trip will not be completed without walking Barkhor Street, the ancient route to circumambulate Jokhang Temple.The last site of the day will be the famous Sear Monastery,where you will have the opportunity to observe monks debating in a courtyard as they have done for hundreds of years. Tips of the day: There are 1080 steps up to the top of Potala Palace.We recommend that you take it slowly due to the high altitude. Taking photos is not allowed inside the palace. Today you will be mostly outdoors, please bring some water, a hat, sun screen and sun glasses.
A thrilling motorcycle ride is about to begin today! We will leave the hotel after breakfast and ride to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Along the way we will admire the sacred Yamdrok Lake located at an altitude of 4,400m. The deep turquoise water of this natural treasure creates a breathtaking panorama against its mountainous backdrop. Covering over 360 square kilometers, Yamdrok is the largest freshwater lake in the northern Himalayan Range surrounding area. As we continue our ride through the Tibetan plateau, prayer flags announce our arrival at Karola Glacier (5,045m), a stunning white mass that can be seen up close due to its proximity to the road. From there we ride to the historical city of Gyantse prior to arriving at our hotel in Shigatse.
DAY 4 SHIGATSE - LHATSE - TINGRI (4,300m) (240 km)
Our day begins with a visit to the official seat of the Panchen Lama: Tashilhunpo Monastery, is the largest and most influential Gelug monastery in the Shigatse Prefecture. We will have the opportunity to walk the cobblestone alleys and visit halls and chapels in this culturally important site. Later in the day we head to Tingri. Overnight hotel accommodations in Tingri.
We start our morning ascent passing through villages where locals cheerfully greet us. We continue to the Gyawu-La pass (5,198m) from where we can admire magnificent views of Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,561m), Mt. Everest (8,844m) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) in a breathtaking composition of jagged mighty peaks. Our ride then continues to Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, also it is the best observation point for the Mt. Everest. After that we take a double back. Overnight hotel accommodations in Tingri.
DAY 6 TINGRI - LHATSE - SHIGATSE (3,800m) (240 km)
We leave Tingri to retrace our previous route to Shigatse. Stunning views of pristine landscapes will accompany us throughout the day. Overnight hotel accommodations in Shigatse.
This morning we ride to Nyimu, it's about 150 km . Here we will stop for lunch. From Nyimu to Damxung all the way we will see the Tibetan Nomad&Yaks.
This morning we ride to Lake Namtso. We will firstly arrive the land which is full of colorful prayer flags—Tanggula view poin and then pass the Nagenla Mountain pass (5190m). Our next destination is Namtso Lake which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Namtso Lake seems like melting into the sky and with star-studded islands. After lake Namtso we back to the Lhasa Motorcycle rental company after we crossed Damxung County and Yangpachen. Our stuff will drive you to the hotel after the Motorcycles are be returned.
DAY 9 LHASA - Departure (0 km)
This morning we will say farewell to Tibet, our guides and driver as this amazing journey comes to the end. We will arrange the transfer to Lhasa airport for your flight.



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