10-DAY MOTOTIBET – Tibet motorcycle tour

$4,199

Tibet is arguably 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.  

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lhasa
  • Yamdork Lake
  • Gyantse-Shigates
  • Potala Palace
  • Barkhor Street
  • Jokhang Temple
  • Mount Everest
  • Namtso Lake

 

Tour Price $4,199 USD

(On BMW F750GS or BMW F800GS)

+ Upgrade BMW R1200GS:   + $500 USD
+ Upgrade Single Room:   + $499 USD
+ Add Pillion/Passenger: + $1,999 USD 
 

BOOKING DEPOSIT $999

BALANCE PAYMENT DUE 60 DAYS BEFORE TOUR START 

 

Description

POI: Potala Palace

The Potala palace in Lhasa. Tibet is located on what is called the red Hill and was built by King Songtseen Gampo during the seventh century.

POI: Mount Everest

Mount Everest, which literally means “the top or the head of the sky,” is the highest peak of the Himalaya Range and Earth’s tallest mountain above sea level.

POI: Namtso Lake

On Nov. 14, 2005, Namtso Lake was one of the most beutiful lakes in China by Chinese National Geographic magazine.

INCLUDED

✓ Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary in shared room (9 nights)

✓ Daily breakfast

✓ All monastery and scenic entrance fees as per itinerary

✓ 700 or 800 cc Rental Motorcycle (Upgrades available)

✓ Chase vehicle for luggage and passengers

✓ All necessary permits

✓ Tour guide fee and travel agency service charge

✓ Travel accident insurance (coverage duration of the tour, including arrival and return dates)

✓ Motor vehicle insurance (coverage all riding days, including the pick-up and return of the motorcycle)

✓ A professional tour leader on motorcycle

✓ Transfers to/from in Lhasa airport

NOT INCLUDED

✗ Meals other than breakfast

✗ Flights to and from Tibet

✗ Gratuities (tips) for guides and drivers

✗ Fuel

✗ Personal expenses such as snacks, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, etc

✗ Any expenses not mentioned as included

TOUR DETAILS

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 much, hotels accommodation 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.

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.

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 jacket are recommended in addition to sunglasses and sun hat.

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.

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.

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.

50

Difficulty

5

Off-Road

60

Comfort

100

Fun Factor

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Lhasa
Welcome to Tibet, the Roof of the World! Your journey begins at Lhasa where you will be met 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 acclimatize to the high altitude. 3650 M altitude.
(Tips of the day: As part of the acclimatization, we recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise and even bathing. It is best to take it easy, drink plenty of water and rest as much as possible. Overnight hotel accommodations.)

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Day 2 – Potala- Jokhang Temple- Barkhor Street- Sera Monastery
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, you will also visit Jokhang Temple which is considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Our visit 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. Overnight hotel accommodations. 3650 M altitude.
(Tips of the day: There are 1080 steps up to the top of Potala Palace. We recommend that you take it easy 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, sunscreen and sunglasses.)

Day 3 – Lhasa
On this day, your guide will assist with the paperwork to obtain your local motorcycle driver’s license. The rest of the day is set aside for you to acclimatize and explore the city on your own. Overnight hotel accommodations. 3650 M altitude.

Day 4 – Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake- Karola Glacier-Shigatse (365 KM)
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. 3800 M altitude.

Day 5 – Shigatse-Lhatse-Tingri (240KM)
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. 4300 M altitude.

Day 6 – Tingri-Gyawu-La Pass-Rongbuk Monastery-EBC-Old Tingri (230KM)
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 (8463m), Mt. Lhotse (8561m), Mt. Everest (8844m) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) in a breathtaking composition of jagged mighty peaks. Our ride then continues to Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, on our way to Everest Base Camp. Arriving at this site is sure to be an unforgettable experience! We then head out on an exciting off-road ride to Old Tingri. Overnight hotel accommodations on Old Tingri. 4300 M altitude.

Day 7 – Old Tingri-Lhatse-Shigatse (300KM)
We leave Old Tingri to retrace our previous route to Shigatse. Stunning views of pristine

landscapes will accompany us throughout the day. Overnight hotel accommodations in Shigatse. 3800 M altitude.

Day 8 – Shigatse-Yangpachen-Damxung-Namtso Lake (400KM)
This morning we ride through the Tibetan Plateau on our way to visit the famous Yangpachen Hot Springs on our way to Damxung. We will arrive the land is full of colorful prayer flags—Tanggula view point 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. We are going to stay in Tashi Dor tonight in a hostel with no private bathroom due to the limited conditions of this area. Please be aware! 4700 M altitude.

Day 9 – Namtso Lake-Damxung- Yangpachen-Lhasa (240KM)
We will ride in the dawn and leave from Namtso Lake after breakfast. We are back to the motorcycle rental company after we crossed Damxung County and Yangpachen. Our staff will drive you to the hotel after the motorcycles have been returned. 3650 M altitude.

Day 10 – Lhasa
This morning we will say farewell to Tibet, our guides and driver as this amazing journey comes to a close. Transfer to Lhasa airport will be arranged for your flight home.

 

OBS: Itinerary may change without further notice due to weather, road- or any other condition that the operator or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.

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