|On a bicycle I
to all local experiences as
no other modern traveller
can hope to be. Moving
quietly along at gentle
speeds allows me to see,
hear, and smell ...
I can stop wherever and
whenever I want to...
I am able to respond to
the greetings of workers
in the fields, passers-by,
and friendly villagers.
~ English Writer
Lhasa, Tibet - Kathmandu, Nepal
This 21 day tour
guarantees to be a high point - in more ways than one - in any mountain
biker's life. This rugged, remote and beautiful country lies hidden
behind Mt. Everest and many more of the world's highest peaks in
the Great Himal range.
Only a few brave cyclists have dared to ride along
its inhospitable plateau and forge a passage through these mystic
lands into Kathmandu . The reward being the longest downhill
in the world as you enter into Nepal. At a breathless average
altitude of 12,000ft (3,660-m) this expedition is not for the faint
of heart but made for the pioneer in spirit.
Regular departures are generally 21 days and an
Everest Base Camp addition is not to be missed. When you stand exposed
before the shear North Face of Mt. Everest (Chomolungma - Mother
Moutain) from base camp at 5,600m, you'll know why.
June through September is Tibet's best time to
travel season due to weather and festivals. Chinese Liberation means
pre-planning is a must.
Another Tibet tour of 10 days (You Fly in and
Fly out) that covers the classic features of Tibet and it's outskirts.
Designed for those with less time but still captures the classic
ascent of the Khumbala (4794m), the turquoise waters of Yamdrok
Tso Lake and the tranquility of the Yarlung Valley.
The itineraries above are supplied by VisitNepal.com
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