Geared for Adventure: Cross country mountain biking


Fat tyres, a soft padded seat and 17 more gears than the average bike – the mountain bike is an ideal, go anywhere, versatile machine for explorers and keen cyclists. Enjoy the nature and the cool breeze as you cycle through a fascinating world to timeless splendor, unique tradition and breathtaking scenery. This cross country trip leads adventure lovers all the way from Lhasa to Kathmandu along the Friendship Highway. It is an ideal route in that it takes in most of Tibet’s main sights, offers superb scenery and features a spectacular roller-coaster ride down from the heights of the Lalung-la into the Kathmandu valley.

The tour will take you through Kathmandu, the largest metropolis and some of its noteworthy historical and spiritual attractions around (enlisted within World Heritage Sites) such as Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath (The Monkey Temple), Boudhanath. You then fly to Tibet and explore the fascinating land of the last Shangri-La on earth. You visit Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Barkhor market, Jokhang Temple on this sacred land of myths and mysteries.

Your biking adventures starts from the outskirts of Lhasa in Chusul and ends at Kathmandu which includes stopovers at Gyantse, Shigatse and Rongbuk whereby you detour to Everest Base Camp as a side trip on the Lhasa-Kathmandu route. The scenic trail also takes you through the turquoise brilliance, Lake Yamdrok Tso, several high passes, ancient valleys, century-old monasteries and dzongs (fortresses) en route. You discover bliss as you take this spiritual journey from Lhasa to Kathmandu. For further details on the tour, click the following link:


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