Fixed Departures Tibet Roof Of The World

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Price
$7350 per person
Duration
19N / 20D
Destination
Tibet
Travellers
20+

EVERY MILE A MEMORY Tibet Roof Of The World

A sacred land of myths and mysteries inhabited by the ever smiling people, has not only exerted a magnetic pull upon travelers for centuries but also spies, missionaries, scholars, geographers, mystics, soldiers and cranks, etc. Yet, only a few intrepid, serious and determined have been able to make it.
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A sacred land of myths and mysteries inhabited by the ever smiling people, has not only exerted a magnetic pull upon travelers for centuries but also spies, missionaries, scholars, geographers, mystics, soldiers and cranks, etc. Yet, only a few intrepid, serious and determined have been able to make it.

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Kathmandu
Return Location
Kathmandu
Price includes
  •  Inner line permits/monuments entrance fee
  • Accommodation ( 4 star + wherever applicable )
  • All toll and GST Taxes
  • Back up vehicle
  • Backup Rider/Helper
  • BBQ night
  • Corpsman
  • First Aid Kit
  • Food MAP Basis
  • Mechanical Team
  • Medical assistance 24x7
  • Medicines
  • Mineral water, Snacks, Dry fruits
  • Mobile chargers on Bike
  • Motorbike (500cc UCE)with fuel for the whole trip
  • Oxygen Canister
  • Photos and video of the whole trip.raw
  • Stickers of your Club on Motorcycles
  • Team Leader
Price does not include
  • All expenses of personal nature such as Alcohol, laundry etc.
  • Any item not included in the above “INCLUSIONS”.
  • India Visa
  • Insurance against or for accidents/loss of life, loss of goods etc.
  • International /Domestic flights
  • Medical insurance/Travel insurance coverage
  • Motorbike damage will be covered from your Refundable security amount
  • Personal insurance and evacuation charges
  • Riding Gears.
  • Third party insurance.
  • Tips to guides, drivers etc.
  • Trip extension in case of road blockage /Natural crisis.

A sacred land of myths and mysteries inhabited by the ever smiling people, has not only exerted a magnetic pull upon travelers for centuries but also spies, missionaries, scholars, geographers, mystics, soldiers and cranks, etc. Yet, only a few intrepid, serious and determined have been able to make it.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
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  • Day 8
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  • Day 12
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  • Day 19
  • Day 20
Day 1

Kathmandu (1370m)

Upon arrivalmet by the representative and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax. Eve: A brief introduction of the trip followed by a welcome dinner. Passports will be collected for TIBET visa processing which takes 2 working days. After the dinner, transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel
 
Day 2

Sightseeing Tour Of Kathmandu (Visa Processing Day 01)

09:00 Hrs: After breakfast met by guide and board the vehicle for half day’s sightseeing tour of BoudhanathStupa and Pashupatinath Temple. The BoudhanathStupa is located 6 kilometers Northeast of Kathmandu and is a colossal imposing Stupa standing about 36 meters and is one of the oldest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal. The Stupa stands on the massive three level Mandala style platforms surrounded by colorful family style houses. The Stupa is said to have been built in the 5th Century and is a sight of great veneration to the Buddhist. Continue on to Pashupanath Temple – the most sacred of the Hindu Temples in the world and is amongst the five principle pilgrimage sites for the Hindus. On an annual pilgrimage during Shivaratri Festival, thousands of devotees of Lord Shiva from all the Hindu communities of the world, pay their homage here. Pashupatinath is the reincarnation of Shiva in his most benevolent form as the shepherd of fertility and so there are no animal sacrifices in this temple. Only fruits, flowers and vermilion are offered. It lies on the banks of the Bagmati river and for the Hindus, to be cremated at Pashupatinath, means a direct passage to heaven. After the visit, return to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel

Day 3

Ride Kathmandu / Banepa / Dhulikhel / Namobuddha / Kathmandu (87kms)(Visa Processing Day 02)

Negotiate traffic out of the Kathmandu city to the Ringroad cross section – Koteshwor. From here, follow the newly constructed highway to Bhaktapur (Approx. 12 Km from Kathmandu). The ancient Bhaktapur City or the “City of Devotees” situated at an altitude of 1,401 m, 12 kilometers east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur covers an area of 4 square miles and is shaped like a conch shell. Pottery and weavings are its traditional industries. Continue cruising past Bhaktapur to Banepa (Approx. 10 Km from Bhaktapur) via Jagati&Sanga passing road side settlements and terraced farmlands. From here the road bifurcates east to Namobuddha via Dhulikhel, North to Nala and south to Panauti. Head east and continue ride for Approx. 30 km toNamobuddha. Here we stop for the sightseeing tour. Namo Buddha is situated at an elevation of 1750m. It is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage which lies about 38 kilometers east of Kathmandu. The stupa& shrines built in this lovely little hill mark is a very ancient holy site. Namo Buddha is the historically important place where a prince sacrificed himself for the sake of a sick and hungry tigress and her cubs. One can still find an old historical stone slab depicting the whole story of Namo Buddha. This is an important Buddhist shrine attracting many pilgrims. A trail from this site climbs up for about five minutes to the other site of the hill where there are several more stupas which is considered as a retreat center for Buddhist monks. An ancient carved stone reflecting the legend of Namo Buddha is still there which highlights the historical momentous of Buddha who was moved by compassion at the pitable sight of a tigress and her cubs that he offered his own body as food. Later continue ride to Dhulikhel (Approx 15 Km) Dhulikhel, situated at an elevation of 1550 meters with panoramic view of the Himalayas is a small Newari town and is famous for its scenic beauty and old tradition. It offers magnificent views of the Himalayas from Mt, Karyolung in the east to Mt. Himalchuli to the west the twin crest of Mt. Langtang in the west to the Mt. Everest in the east can be clearly viewed in a clear day. Dhulikhel is ideal for snow-capped peaks, sunrise, sunset and it is different from any other and is one of the best sites to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas. From here the road bifurcates; east to Kodari and west to Kathmandu. Continue ride towards Kathmandu via Banepa, Sanga&Bhaktapur (approx. 30 Km). Overnight at the hotel
 
Day 4

Ride Kathmandu To Daman(2450m/65kms/3hrs)Visa Processing Day 03

After breakfast met by the road captain and the rest of the team at the hotel lobby and later ride to Daman. We negotiate the traffic out of the Kathmandu city and ride out of the valley at the cross section of the ring road at Kalanki and then set out for check post at Nagdhunga, just past Thankot. From here, the road twists and turns as we negotiate the traffic and descend to Naubise, 26 kilometer marker (about 17 kilometers from Nagdhunga). Upon arrival at Naubise we stop for a while at a local tea shop for tea. After tea we start our ride to Daman. From Naubise Daman is only 29 kilometers all uphill with sharp bends. Daman situated at an altitude of 2,500 meter (8, 00 ft) Daman is the perfect destination for all seasons to undertake outdoor activities like rock climbing, Para gliding, hang gliding or even just for acclimatization before a hectic trek or mountaineering, Pony trekking, Mountain biking, Fishing etc. One can also view the mountain panorama including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest –8848m), the highest peak in the world. Upon arrival at Daman check in to the resort and rest of the evening is free to relax and explore around the resort. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
 
Day 5

RideDaman To Syabrubesi (2135m/133kms/6hrs)

After breakfast descend retracing to the main highway at Naubise and then head west all the way to Galchi. Head north following the Trishuli River for a while and then slowly ascend through terraced agricultural lands and small road side villages. At the outskirts of Pokhara, we are greeted with views of the Annapurna Mountain range including the famous Fish Tail Mountain. From here it is a steep winding descent till Trishuli but the scenery is fantastic. Deep forested areas, with clear flowing streams and waterfalls provide visitors of what Nepal is all about. Trishuli – The beauty of the area is not easily forgotten. The rolling hills, the trishuli river, ethnic villages, suspension bridges all make it a very interesting ride. Here we stop for the lunch. After lunch head north and continue ride to Dhunche. From here steep descend on a winding and snaky trail till Syabrubesi. Upon arrival at Syabrubesi check in to the lodge. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the village. Overnight at the Lodge
 
Day 6

Ride Syabrubesi To Kyirong Town (2700m/44kms/3hrs)

After breakfast ride approx. 20 Km to Kyirong – Nepal / Tibet border, the last border town, complete Nepali Immigration formalities and cross the friendship bridge. Complete Chinese Immigration and met by guide and driver from Tibet. Proceed for China Custom clearance for the motorcycles and after completion, load up the gear on the waiting Landcruiser / Mini Truck and ride for another 24 kilometer to Kyirong town. Kyirong, one of the frontier counties of Tibet Autonomous Region, lies in the southwest of Tibet and the southwest of Xigaze prefecture, covering 9,126 square kilometers with a population of 10 thousand. kyirong means in Tibetan happy village. kyirong Town is one of the important towns in Kyirong County, with a sea level of 2,700 meters. Pagba Monastery, Chagar Monastery and Qiangzhen Monastery are main monasteries of Kyirong and kyirongJiangcun Nature Reserve is the famous beauty spot. Up to 1960 one of the main trade routes between Nepal and Tibet passed through this region. Easily accessible from Nepal, it was used several times as an entrance gate for military actions from the site of Nepal against Tibet. Upon arrival check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town to acclimatize. Overnight at the Hotel

Day 7

Ride To Kyirong Town To Saga (4640m/170kms/5hrs)

After breakfast, ride through the beautiful Tibetan landscape. We enter a valley and the climb to a pass and then again descend into another valley one after another and each one more scenic than the next. Finally after about 3 ½ hours, we get a glimpse of the mighty Brahmaputra river or locally known as “Tsang Po” and ride along its banks for a while and take the bridge (newly constructed. In the earlier years, all passengers and vehicles had to be ferried across) to arrive at the hustle and bustle of the Saga town. Upon arrival check in the guest house. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town. Overnight at the Hotel
 
Day 8

Ride Saga To Shakya (4300m/323kms/8hrs)

Start the scenic ridefrom Saga to Sakyacrossing over 5 passes,Heading to Sakya from an elevation of 4600 meters, the trail wends towards the South route. Now, the trail follows a route that brushes past Brahmaputra River. Further ahead, a river valley sprawls over and then traditional picturesque villages come into picture and Namring being one of the biggest. This scenically rewarding ride provides plenty of opportunities for photography. On this long day’s ride over the sandy and rocky landscape of Tibet, other sites like lake, nomads chasing hundreds of yaks and sheep, keep you busy. Upon arrival at Lhatse continue further 26 km to Shakya. Upon arrival at Shakya check in to the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel
 
Day 9

Ride Shakya ToGyantse (3950m/250kms/6hrs)

After breakfast visit Sakya Monastery, the centre of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism, was founded in 1073 by KonchokGyalpo and during the rule of Sakyapas, the priest patron relationship between Tibet and China was established. Sakyapa rulers reigned over Tibet for nearly a hundred years from 13-14th century. Many of its priceless images, fresco statues, Holy Scriptures remaining today date back to the time of its founding. Later head off for 115 kilometers flat stretch to Shigatse. The route today is scenic with only a small pass of 4300 m. Upon arrival on the outskirts of the Shigatse City, we stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, continue on to Gyantse. The 90 kilometer journey seems like hours because of the 40 kmph speed limit imposed by the traffic police. There are regular check posts as well as Patrol cars to strictly implement the rule. Gyantse is a pastoral town and still retains the charm of a traditional Tibetan town untouched by modern expansion. It made world headlines in 1904 when Colonel Young husband, who led British Expedition to Tibet, defeated the Tibetan army there. As a crossroad on the principle trade route to India, it used to be renowned for the excellence of its carpets. The compound, encircled by an impressive wall, once contained 19 monasteries, presided over by the still intact fortress perched atop a nearby mountain. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Late PM: Sightseeing tour ofGyantseKumbum, one of the most unique and magnificent buildings in Tibet consisting of 6 storeys complete with a Buddhists Hall and a prayer hall. It has 112 chapels and its walls are adorned with religious paintings. Built in the 15th century, it has withstood all battles and revolutions since. We also visit thePelkhorChode Monastery located near the Khumbum, it was founded in the 15th century. It has been remarkably well preserved and many of the statues and paintings inside it date back to the time of its founding. Overnight at the Gyantse Hotel
 
Day 10

Ride Gyantse ToLhasa Via Lake Yamdrok (3656m/287kms/7hrs)

Set out of Gyantse for Nagartse (100 kms) near Lake Yamdrok passing the Simi La (4200 m) and driving on a trail with fantastic views of the turquoise blue waters of the man made lake caused by the dam for the hydro project. Later we also cross the Karo La (5010 m) and the ride to Nagartse, a small village near the Yamdroklake and an ideal place for a lunch stop. Then ride along the picturesque trail of the colorful Lake Yamdrok, the Tibetan lifeline of the river Brahma Putra (YarlungTsangpo). YamdrokTso or Turquoise Lake is a lake of a glaring blue that radiates a near mystical charm. It is about 240 kms in circumference and is more like an Island sea. There are Yak herders around and the lake itself supports a population of scale less fish in its non-saline waters. It is about 124 km from Lhasa. Later we ascend to Kamba La (4,794m) and have an opportunity to meet the Yak Herders with their finely decorated Yaks and Tibetan Mastiffs. A great photo opportunity and one can take pictures on a Yak or with a bunch of decorated Tibetan Mastiffs for a fee. From here we descend to the main road head before embarking on the grand finale entrance to the Lhasa City. Lhasa – capital of Tibet at an altitude of 3650m is situated on the north bank of the Kyichu River in the province of U (central Tibet). Two high craggy hills stand up in isolation from the valley floor. One, Red Hill, is topped by the Potala Palace and the other, Chockpori or Iron Hill, is crowned by a tall antenna. Lhasa in Tibetan means “Place of the Gods” and Potala Palace ” the residence of the Dalai Lama (the god king), is the earthly representation of the celestial Palace of Avaloketswora, the Buddha of infinite compassion whose incarnation in the human form is believed to be the Dalai Lama. As Tibet’s political, religious and cultural centre it is a city truly blessed by the gods, where life is unhurried, is people jovial and yet remaining staunchly independent. Lhasa consists of two district parts consisting of different architecture, population and lifestyle. Old Lhasa, the Tibetan section, centers around the Jokhang Temple. Its streets are narrow, between white washed stone houses whose walls slope inward as they rise. Windows are framed in black trapezoids, with protruding fan shaped eaves above. Many houses have brightly painted woodwork. The Chinese section, was built in the last 30 years around the base of the Potala. It is characterized by straight, broad streets and utilitarian buildings that houses Chinese style department stores and all kinds of government houses. In spite of its forced pace of modernization, Lhasa has not lost it’s soul. It is a friendly city where a Tibetan will always return a smile. Overnight at the Hotel
 
Day 11

Sightseeing Tour Of Lhasa

AM: Visit Potala Palace – this architectural wonder – a spectacular edifice whose gold roofs soar high above the town and rise more than 300 meters above the valley floor and can be seen from all directions for miles around. The Potala Palace was built mainly during the Fifth Dalai Lama’s reign in 1645-1693 and remained the centre of political and religious power for the Dalai Lamas until the 14th. With over 1000 rooms, it contains the living quarters of the Dalai Lamas and their magnificent golden tombs after their death. Regents, tutors and other high lamas had apartments in the palace too. The Potala held the offices of government, a huge printing house and a seminary run by the elite order of monks who surrounded the God-King to train government officials. Hundreds of elaborately decorated chapels and shrines, halls and corridors contain thousands of gilded statues – Tibet’s pantheon of Buddhas, Boddisattvas, saints and demons. Today the Potala is a statue museum with 35 caretaker monks, but to thousands of Tibetan pilgrims, it remains a beloved shrine. PM: Visit the Jokhang Temple : Situated in the heart of old Lhasa, it houses Tibet’s most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, SongtsenGompo. JOKHANG dates back from the 7th century A.D. Legend says that SongtsenGampo, who built the temple, threw his ring into the air, promising to build a temple where it landed. The ring fell into a lake and struck a rock where a white stupa miraculously appeared – an auspicious sign.Surrounding the Jokhang Temple is the bustling Barkhor market place which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. This, the spiritual centre of Tibet, is also the heart of Lhasa. After the sightseeing tour, return to the hotel. PM: Met by the Road captain and Mechanic and bikes are introduced. Proceed for a short ride around Lhasa City to familiarize yourself with your bike and make necessary adjustments if required. Overnight at theHotel
 
Day 12

Ride To Ganden & Sera Monastery (70kms/2hrs)

After breakfast met by the riding crew and ride towards Ganden Monastery – Located 45 km east of Lhasa along the road that follows the south bank of the Kyi Chu River, Ganden Monastery denotes the Paradise of Tushita and the abode of Jampa, The Future Buddha. Ganden is the foremost Monastery of the Gelugpa Sect. It is also the most devasted. Of all the Great Six Monasteries (Ganden, Sera, Drepung, Tashilumpo, Labrang and Kumbum) of the Yellow Hat sect, none suffered as disastrously as Ganden. Before the holocaust, over 2000 monks lived here. Now there are 300. The monastery, one of Gelugpa’s Great six was is built on a ridge called GokpoRi, the site where TsongKhapa first meditated inorder to choose a place for the main monastery of the sect. Ganden’s foundation was laid in 1409.Later return to the hotel in Lhasa. PM: Visit Sera Monastery: 5kms (3 miles) north of Lhasa. Sera’s setting is one of Lhasa’s prettiest. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks, it is virtually extinguished by the Chinese. Now the restored monastery sits below the brow of a hill on which Tsongkhapa built a hermitage and spent several years meditating. One of the monk’s disciples began building Sera in 1419, completing it a few years later. After the sightseeing tour return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel
 
Day 13

Ride Lhasa To Shigatse (3950m/280kms/7hrs)

After breakfast set out for Shigatse via the northern route. The route today is relatively straight forward but scenic at times when we ride along the YarlungTsangpo (Brahmaputra River). Upon arrival at Shigatse check in to the guest house. Overnight at the Hotel

Day 14

RideShigatse To Shegar (4300m/245kms/6hrs)

AM:: After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing tour of the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpo Monastery founded in 1447 AD by GendunDrup, the first Dalai Lama. It is the seat of the Panchen Lama who is second to the Dalai Lama in Tibetan Buddhist Hierarchy. The 5th Dalai Lama in declared that his teacher, then theAbbot of Tashilhunpo, who a manifestation of the Buddha Amitabha and the Panchen Rinpochhe. Tashilhumpo has one of the world’s largest statues – a 9 storeyed gilded bronze statue of Maitriya, the future Buddha. Also visit the Flea Market of Shigatse and browse around this ancient market looking for souveniers. After the sightseeing tour,set out for the ride to Shegar (269 kms). Leave Shigatse andcontinue on the Friendship Highway to arrive at Lhatse in 3½ hours (156 kms).Then ascend to highest Gyatso La pass at 5228 m which is marked by an array of prayer flags and a gate. This is the highest point on this stretch of the ride. Descend a little and weather permitting; one can get a glimpse of Mt. Everest. Continue to descend and arrive at New Tingri/Shegar, a big bustling town in about 2 hours (113 kms). Shegar is surrounded by mountains and is another town that lies in the shadow of a great fortress. Even in ruins it is majestic. Seeming to grow out of the craggy brown rock, its sinuous wall bristles with watchtowers like stegosaurus spines. Isolated in 1855 by marauding Nepalese in search of booty, the Gurkhas cut off the dzong’s water supply and settled in for a long siege. Shegar proper has little to recommend except the highest post office in China. Overnight at the Hotel
 
Day 15

Ride Shegar To Rongbuk And EBC Excursion (5100m/112Kms/4hrs)

From Shegar, set out for Rongbukand arrive at the army check post where passports and permits are checked. After the completion of the formalities, ride for another 4 kilometers to arrive at a marker showing the diversion to the Everest Base Camp. Enter 2 kms into the newly constructed gateway to arrive at another check post which is operated by the Quomolomgma National Park and is the gateway into the Quolomongma (Everest National Park). Here it is mandatory to present all the National Park entry permits for clients as well as the vehicles. After receiving clearance, ascend on a zigzag trail to Gyawla Pass at (5200 m) which is strewed with prayer flags. A few entrepreneurs set up shop selling souvenirs, prayer flags and tea / cold drinks / can juice. Pilgrims purchase these prayer flags and after writing the names of the family members stretch them along the hillsides. It is believed that as the wind flutters the flags, their prayers reach heaven. After a stop to view the Himalayas, descend once again zigzagging our way on 100 switchbacks all the way to the settlement of TashiDzom. After a turn, we suddenly arrive at Rongbukand the Lodges. In the distance, towering above everything else is the magnificent and awe inspiring view of Mt. Everest – Mother of the Earth at 8848 m. Upon arrival, take a break for lunch at the Rongbuk Guest House. As lunch is being prepared, a visit to the Rongbuk Monastery is quite an interesting and enjoyable one. After lunch follow the dirt road south and the Dzakar Chu (river), now much reduced in volume, is on your right. Soon the valley broadens and the road leaves the river to continue its ascent on the other side, swerving to avoid a rockslide. At the base of the slide is chorten; at its top are the ruins of the Samdrupo Nunnery (a small chapel has been rebuilt). Here is now situated the tented settlement of DzaRongphu which was relocated from the Everest Base Camp, whichliesjust beyond some moraine hills a mere 4 kilometers away. (Note: The new rules prohibit vehicles from going beyond DzaRongphu area. Clients need to travel by the Government coach and it costs Yuan 50.00 for a round trip Ride). So board the coach for the 4 kilometer Ride to the Everest Base Camp area. (Look out for the blue sheep that inhabit the area but blend quite well in the rocky landscape). Upon arrival at the lonely bus stop by the marker stating that it is the Quomolongma Base Camp at 5200 m. To go further from here requires an additional permit to either Advance Base Camp or a climbing permit for Mt. Everest. After getting off the bus, ascend steeply to a small ridge with prayer flags which provides an unobstructed view of Mt. Everest and the open Tibetan plateau leading to the Camp II area. During peak climbing season, one can see scattered tented expedition camps below. After being one with the mountain, descend to the Bus Park and board the bus for the ride back to DzaRongphu. Here we can spend some time at the tented city for a cup of tea/ noodle soup or shop for souvenirs or even send a post card from the mobile post office which is considered to be the highest post office in the world at 5200m. Later get geared up and then set off for Rongbuk and check into the Rongbuk Monastery Guest House. Overnight at the Rongbuk Monastery Guest House
 
Day 16

RideRongbuk To Tingri (4348m/78kms/3hrs)

After breakfast, set out for Tingri by retracing the route from Everest Base camp till the 26 kilometer marker. Leave the main road and take the small dirt track on the left leading to the river. Cross the bridge and head off with a steady climb through scattered Tibetan settlements. The road passes directly through the village and then descends steeply. On the other side of the ridge, we then start the climb through valleys with scenic views of the Tibetan landscape and fast flowing river to the highest plateau of the world. This area is still dry and dusty and has not been paved yet and allows for some entertaining off road riding. Dusty and weary we arrive at the high Tibetan plateau with good views of Cho Oyu (8201 m) and enter the settlement of Tingri in about 3 hours by covering a distance of 70 kilometers. Tingri used to be an important trading post where Sherpas from Nepal exchanged rice, grain and iron for Tibetan wool, livestock and salt. It gives its name to the broad upland basin more than 4,500 meters high that is known as the Tingri plain. Shallow, fast-flowing rivers of melted snow water make its grassy meadowland ideal for grazing by livestock. Upon arrival check in to the guest house. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town. Overnight at the guest house
 
Day 17

Ride Tingri To Kyirong Via PaikutTso (2700m/286kms/7hrs)

From Tingri we Ride on the highest plateau of the world with typical view of the Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. Cross the Lalung La (5,200m) and Thong La (5050 m) from where, weather permitting, here is a breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest (8,848m) but is dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. The road passes through the desolate plain of Digur Tang with its enormous sand dunes and the snowcapped peaks of Shishapangma (8012m.) and Langtang (7232m.) in close proximity to the south. Leaving the Bum- Chu basin we descend towards PelkhuTso (4600m.) a stunningly beautiful lake into which the glacial streams of Da-Chu and Lha-Chu drain. After spending some time at lake continue ride to Kyirong Xian. From here continue ride towards Kyirong Town (approx. 70 Km). Upon arrival check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town. Overnight at the Hotel
 
Day 18

Ride Kyirong Town To Nuwakot (1000m/80kms/4hrs)

After breakfast, ride down 24kms to the border of Nepal and Tibet. Here the porters will transfer the luggage to the Nepal side and we bid farewell to our Guide and driver from Tibet. Complete Chinese Immigration and then cross the small makeshift bridge and enter Rasuwagadhi, Nepal. Met by representatives from Nepal to assist and complete Nepal Customs and Immigration. Rasuwa is rich in natural resources. Langtang mountain range stands to the north of Rasuwa. The northern parts of the area largely fall within the boundaries of Langtang National Park. Gosainkunda Lake, Ganja La Pass, and Tamang village in Bridim are the major highlights of Rasuwa for tourism. The Goshainkunda Lake, also known as “Frozen Lake”, one of the most beautiful mountain lakes lies in the Langtang region. There are about 108 kundas (lakes) in this area. SaraswatiKund, BhairabKund, Surya Kund and Gosaikund are most important ones. Langtang valley is another attraction in Rasuwa which is aptly called the valley of glaciers; mountains rise soaring toward the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy down and meadows strewn with daisies and wild animals. The ride from here is along the PasangLhamu highway with switch backs and dirt sections. This section of the highway is vulnerable to landslides and regular blockades during the monsoons. As we descend along the winding road, we will ride along the edge of the Langtang national park which will fall on your left. Most of the ride today will be slow and steady as this section is the major entry for goods to Kathmandu from China. We will come across big trucks and the road is just big enough for it. So giving way and waiting turns at corners and narrow stretches is time consuming. 80kms ride from the border brings us to a small town of Bidur. From the traffic junction we take a left and climb 9kms to The Famoud Farm Resort. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax and explore the ancient Nuwakot Palace close by.
 
Day 19

Ride Nuwakot To Kathmandu (1370m/72kms/3hrs)

AM: sightseeing tour of Nuwakot Durbar (Palance) and surrounding. Well talking about Nuwakot Durbar (Palae). The palace is at the top of a hill, 7 kilometersaway from the headquater of Nuwakot district. The hills are full of huge jungle. NuwakotDurbar is also known as “SaatTalle Durbar” means seven storied palace. Nuwakot Durbaris one of the historic with ancient wood carving and sculptures that aged back to seventeenth century were fabulous piece of artifact. Beside Nuwakotdurbarthere was Rani Mahal where dancers used to dance for the kings. As the palace has been converted to museum, it is open for all to see that past life of the royals. Each floor of the palace has got its own distinctive character. Nuwakot district itself has got very qnique and rare structure. This district is moon shaped in the map of Nepal. The Trishuli River will make you feel calm and relaxed with its fresh air and melodious flow. The river also hides the most valuable metallic mineral, the river roars at night which can be heard from the very distance. It gives such a heavenly pleasure that anyone can have sound sleep and lost in the dreams of mysterious Nuwakot District. After a quick breakfast, we head out towards Kathmandu. The route from here is on a dirt track. The red clay makes a sharp contrast with the blue of the Trishuli River. The road, at places, is full of pot holes caused by the big trucks and busses that ply this route and so riding is a bit difficult. A dust mask is essential by the constant traffic. There is an increase in traffic of motorcycle riders during holidays as many revelers are seen picnicking along the river banks. The beauty of the area is not easily forgotten. The rolling hills, the Trishuli River, ethnic villages, suspension bridges all make it a very interesting ride. A little after BahunBesi, the small village of Koshkade is located on the other side of the suspension bridge which is the venue for annual Bullfighting festival that takes place during MagheSakranti festival in January. After about 1 ½ hours of dirt track, the end of this stretch of road is a steep, uneven descent till the suspension bridge. Enter a busy and populated settlement of Devi Ghat and then set out for another kilometer to meet up with the main road from Trishuli Bazaar. From here, the road is black topped and riding along a path lined with pine trees for another 10 kilometers brings us to the famous Trishuli Bazaar and a great place for a much deserved lunch break. After lunch, the 72 kilometer ride to Kathmandu is an interesting one. Firstly, we retrace our ride for about 10 minutes through the hustle and bustle of the Trishuli Bazaar and then take the road to Kakani. Firstly, it is a steep winding descent but the scenery is fantastic. Deep forested areas, with clear flowing streams and waterfalls provide visitors of what Nepal is all about. The Langtanghimal from “TADI” in the far distance, is a beauty to behold. The riders wind their way up the narrow forested mountain road enjoying the view of the mountains, the colourful landscape and the small roadside settlements where time seems to stand still. As one comes to the top of the ridge at Rani Pauwa, there are signs that points to the trout farms which have been a blessing in disguise for the economy of the region. The cool mountain air, the cold waters of fast flowing mountain streams has been ideal for trout farming and people all the way from Kathmandu come here on weekends to enjoy this delicacy. The farms here supply much of the requirements of the restaurants and hotels of the Kathmandu City. Deep friend trout with “PiroGolbhedakoAchar” (hot and spicy tomato pickle) is just what the doctor recommends and is accompanied by a salad of fresh radish and carrots, another favorite from this region. The route from Rani Pauwa slowly descends via Kakani to Balaju. The sunset over Mt. Langtang, Ganesh Himal, DorjiLakpa etc. from Kakani is magnificent. Enroute, there are steep bends and descents and so the riders need to be extra careful with the oncoming traffic from Kathmandu. The army check post below Nagarjung checks everyone for any illegal plants or animals. As one descends into the Kathmandu valley, the view of the Kathmandu City, a cluster of dense concrete jungle greets us and we mill into the traffic at Gongabu to slowlynegotiate our way towards out hotel. EVE: farewell dinner Overnight at Kathmandu
 
Day 20

Final Departure

After breakfast, met by representative and transferred to the airport for the onward flight home. (Reporting time is at least 3hrs before flight time)

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A sacred land of myths and mysteries inhabited by the ever smiling people, has not only exerted a magnetic pull upon travelers for centuries but also spies, missionaries, scholars, geographers, mystics, soldiers and cranks, etc. Yet, only a few intrepid, serious and determined have been able to make it.

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A sacred land of myths and mysteries inhabited by the ever smiling people, has not only exerted a magnetic pull upon travelers for centuries but also spies, missionaries, scholars, geographers, mystics, soldiers and cranks, etc. Yet, only a few intrepid, serious and determined have been able to make it.

Tibet was opened to tourism in 1985. Before this, it avoided influence from the West and this country developed its unique culture and religion independently. Since Tibet was governed by the spiritual leaders, monasteries and religious institutions were the backbone of power so the importance and prestige were shown by the size and magnificent architecture of these buildings. Tibetan Buddhism contains many elements of their older religion,” Bon Po” which worshipped the sky, moon, sun, fire, soil and even evil spirits and this is why a monastery such as Tashilhunpo contains thousands of unique statues, paintings (thangka), religious and historical books. The Monasteries are crowded by pilgrims who often travel long distances to fulfill their vows and wishes and their emotions show that religion still holds a very important place in their daily lives.

The Tibetan landscape changes from lush green to rugged and barren and harsh and cold, yet, magnificent and awe inspiring at the same time. The many serene and sacred lakes you come across makes you truly understand why they say it’s the “water tank of central Asia”.

 

Riding on the Roof of the World on a legendary RE 500cc motorcycle is THE ultimate biking experience for any passionate biker and traveller alike. Gliding along the NEPAL-CHINA friendship highway which is smooth as silk and over some of the world’s highest passes of over 5000m is surely an “adventure of a lifetime”.

 

The Royal Enfield Bullet was originally a British overhead valve single cylinder four-stroke motorcycle made by Royal Enfield in Redditch, Worcestershire, but now produced by Royal Enfield Motors, the successor to the British company, at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in India. The Royal Enfield Bullet has the longest production run of any motorcycle having remained continuously in production since 1948. The Bullet marque is even older, and has passed 75 years of continuous production. The Royal Enfield and Bullet names derive from the company’s links with the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield, London.

 

Recently Royal Enfield has undergone a major retooling particularly in the engine department going from carbureted cast-iron engines to twin spark unit construction engines on all its models, with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) available on their flagship 500 cc model. The major redesign has sparked such a demand for the bikes that Royal Enfield have started double shifts at their plants. Though many other brands boast of equal popularity, The Royal Enfield has a certain segment of customers who have extreme ardour for this particular bike. With the noise it makes and the way it looks, The Royal Enfield Motorcycle can certainly be vouched for as the “kings of the roads”. It is different and has a class of its own; making it stand out everywhere it goes.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONKathmandu
TOTAL KMs2135 aprox.
TOUR TIME20 Days
CULTURENapal
RIDING LEVELAdvanced
Summer OFF
From $1500 $1250
An intrepid motorcycle tour in the Himalayas blended between adventure and nature. Through this Himalayan motorcycle tour, you will discover extraordinary landscapes and challenging & untouched parts of Himalayas.
10N / 11D
Himachal
20+
Summer OFF
From $1500 $1250
Between the stark beauty of Ladakh and the abundant and luxuriant nature of Kashmir, this motorcycle tour will definitely rouse all your senses. Jammu and Kashmir, India’s one of the most picturesque state lie on the peaks of Himalayan Ranges with varying topography and culture. Kashmir, the uppermost alpine region of North India’s the ethereal cold desert that goes by names such as “The Last Shangrila”, Moonscape, Little Tibet and so on.
11N / 12D
Kashmir
20+
Summer OFF
From $1500 $1250
Booking OFF
From $5250 $5000
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys
13N / 14D
Bhutan
20+
Summer OFF
From $1350 $1250
Extreme motorcycle tours that will take you to the highest mountain pass in the world! Women are ready to cross the limits! This motorcycle safari tour is one of the best ways to discover the Indian Himalaya on your next holiday. Experience pure and complete pleasure taking the challenge of the twists and turns, riding your 50cc Royal Enfield motorcycle through the stunning landscape of the Indian Himalayas.
11N / 12D
Leh
20+
Summer OFFER
From $3250 $3095
Coastal areas are commonly described as the interface or transition areas between land and sea, comprising large inland lakes. Coastal areas are diverse in function and form, dynamic and do not lend themselves well to definition by strict spatial boundaries.
14N / 15D
More than 1
20+
Winter OFF
From $1350 $1250
Summer OFF
From $1350 $1250

Dear Riders,

Hardev Motors Welcomes you for Superlative Moto ride adventures experience in Asia, Hardev Motors is registered under Firm Act IPA 1932, Himachal tourism Act 2002, MTOA (Motorbike tour operator association Act 1860, GST registration no. 02AAHFH9134M1ZB.

Kindly read all terms & conditions before the booking.

  1. Online Booking
  • A deposit of 50% of the total estimated bill is required to hold the booking with in 10 days of inquiry on 100% confirm basis to secure your seat on our rides.
  • HARDEV MOTORS required the Rider/Pillion to Book your  Seat 90 days before the ride, As In the Himalayas there are limited resources/Hotels/Other executive services to have a hassle free ride.
  • 50% Due amount have to deposit on day 1st of your arrival.
  • According to your transfer details booking/confirmation letter will generate and send to you by mail for visa process.
  • A PDF file of the ride will send to you by Hardev Motors office team. Kindly carry a PDF file of your ride with inclusions and exclusions.
  1. Motorcycle Security deposit
  • Our motorcycles are third party insured and according to INDIAN law there’s no claims covered from that Insurance: Life/Motorcycle damages compare to EUROPEAN law.
  • Security amount USD150 have to deposit on prior of your ride. Travel cheques are not accepted.
  • The company is not responsible for the bikes damages. If the body, clutch plates damaged because of rough riding the applicant will be charged. The total amount is Refundable if there is no physical damage on the motorcycle.

 

  1. Cancellation and refunds
  • 40% of the total estimated bill is refundable until 60 days before the tour starts. Above stipulated time, 0% will be refundable.
  • While on a ride in rear extreme case by natural crisis/road blockage/Accident/snow fall/earthquake etc, Hardev Motors Holds the rights to changes Route plans /Abort/Detour, As rider safety is our prime concern. No amount is refundable in that condition.
  1. Responsibility of the applicant
  • We are Riding in Asia and Indian sub continent so we will witness while riding Cows, Monkeys, Road crossing/Schools, Villages etc on the road, so we need to understand the riding speed to be maintain according to that expect As well to have safe ride on both ends (riders and Public).

As we are riding to experience  beautiful Nature, Culture, Lifestyle,History and point of views of the region not to race

  • Riding is a fatal disease so kindly confirms your health insurance and travel insurance. Hardev MOTORS is not responsible in case of physical / fatal injuries.
  • On our rides we explore some of the untouched mountains and roads, To keep it still pure we carry garbage bags on back up jeeps so kindly feel free to ask team where to dump Bottles/plastic bags.
  • We welcome and ride with riders from any Nation. Causing Fatal/Danger environs to other group members is not acceptable. Hardev Motors holds the rights to remove you from the ride without notice and refund.
  1. Riding Rules:
  • “Speed thrills but kills”, According to Indian driving laws for Motorcycles 65KMPH is valid speed. But this was not implemented on the road and you will see over speeding cars on highways and accidents as well,
  • In the Himalayas (Ladakh, Spiti valley, Himachal Pradesh, Bhutan, Tibet, North east India) the Motorcycle speed will be 40-70KMPH depending on Road conditions/Water streams traffic etc. For (Rajasthan, South India, West Coastal Ride ) its 40- 85KMPH.
  • The Road captain is a person who Knows Road s, riding rules, Region situation and point of views of the people, No overtaking is allowed from him. As Pax’s of wolfs always travel in Group with Leader.
  • Certified Helmets, Riding Gears, Riding Shoes are mandatory to Join our rides. Your Safety is our prime concern.
  • Riders have to bring hydration bags. To avoid too much wastage of plastic bottles.
  • Carry your personal medical kit, Warm Inner and things to eat in a bag while you are riding.
  • ASIA and Indian-Sub continent most of the drive are left hand side so ride As much as possible on left hand side specially in the Himalayas to avoid crashes, while riding we must be aware of the Trucks as they carry heavy load there are not able to controls as quick as light vehicles can.
  • Clutch plates will burn of the motorcycle if you ride in half clutch.
  • Uphill and downhill riding rules to control motorcycle is to use hard gear braking system 50%on hard gear 25%Front brake & 25%Rear brake. While we ride uphill on the curve we use a little bit front disc brake first to slow down motorcycle and then hard gears to have enough power to climb with maximum left side riding. Totally opposite while doing Down hill as Motorcycle are heavy and fast. First to drop down to hard gear then 25% front brake.
  • In some of the days on the itinerary we have to ride early morning to avoid night ride.
  1. Trip extension

If unforeseen circumstances necessitate a trip extension or if the participants decide to extend the motorbike tour, additional costs are applicable.

  1. Conditions to participate in our rides
  • To participate as a rider an individual has to be equal or above the age of 21 years at the time of the tour and be in possession of a valid motorcycle driving license and international driving license (for foreigners), be in good health condition and have at least 2 or 3 years experience in riding a motorcycle.
  • As a pillion, an individual has to be equal or above the age of 18 years at the time of the tour, in good health condition and with at least some motorcycle co-riding experience.
  • A valid International driving license
  • Valid travel insurance.
  • Suite case is not allowed on a ride carry Rucksack bags/duffle bags.
  1. Number of participants
  • A minimum of 6 riders is required to start a tour.
  1. Things to Carry
  • Riding Jacket
  • Riding Lower
  • Riding shoes
  • Helmet
  • Face mask
  • Thermals
  • Water proof poncho
  • Personal medical kit.
  • Sun Glasses.
  • I-pod
  • Go-pro camera
  • 1 extra shoes
  • Sun protection.
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Sleeping bags (In rear case of Natural crisis in the Himalayas)
  • Warm and Light clothes.

 

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Tibet Roof Of The World

Price
$7350 per person
Duration
19N / 20D
Destination
Tibet
Travellers
20+

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