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Tibet Biking Tour

Located in the west area of China, Tibet is famous for its diverse topography with high mountains, deep valleys, scattered rocks and zigzag pathways. Because of the unique landscape, Tibet has become a paradise of bikers. Tibet biking is a physical and psychological challenge for every biker in the world. With the average altitude of four thousand meters, this holy land contains less oxygen than other places on the planet.

If you want to have Tibet biking tours, you need to overcome the difficulties of high altitude sickness, poor road conditions, and changeable weather. Cycling on the Tibetan Plateau, you will be stunned by the running yaks dotted on the boundless grassland, the tranquil lakes mirroring the blue sky, and the snow-capped mountains shining in the sun. Tibet biking tour is the best way for travelers to explore the beauty of Tibet, experience Tibetan traditional culture, and unveil the mystery of Tibet.

Tibet biking tour is a lifelong dream for most real bikers. So, how to plan a successful Tibet biking tour? Before you start your biking tours, you should do a lot of preparations in advance. You need to know how to prepare your package, choose the right tour time, take the necessary documents, and what kind of places to go. Therefore, joining a Tibet biking tour is very necessary.

Gliding through the wildlands with the blowing wind, a biking tour is a refreshing way to see Tibet. A biking trip in Tibet is sure to capture your heart as you take time to indulge in a slower-paced lifestyle. You will find here at Great Tibet Tour, the professional tour agency, to help you customize your own biking itinerary which you want. Don't be hesitating anymore. Join us, and start your Tibet biking tours today!

bike in tibet
It sounds like a cool idea to cycle on the roof of the world. After three days sightseeing in Lhasa, you will start a bicycle trip and blaze your own path at your own speed to enjoy the beautiful nature in Tibet. On the way back, treat yourself a wonderful bath at Yampachen Hot Springs and recover your energy for the coming adventure in your life!

8 Days Lhasa & Namtso Bike Tour

This bicycle tour is a well-designed package which allows you to experience the holy places and the beautiful views of the countryside in Lhasa. You will head for Ganden Monastery by bike after traveling in Lhasa City for three days.
You will view amazing scenery along the way from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Lhasa to Kathmandu Biking Tour is a wonderful journey with breathtaking views and an amazing cultural experience. You would first need to fly to Lhasa for acclimation of 2 days in Lhasa city and then bike towards the Everest Base Camp via serene Yamdrok Lake and then to Kathmandu.

18 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Bike Tour

Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse - Lhatse - Everest Base Camp - Rongphuk - Gyirong - Kathmandu
Lhasa to Everest Biking Tour
If you are a cycling enthusiast, you would surely find the 19-day biking tour from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp (EBC) a very challenging cycling tour to engage in. Although very challenging, it is, however, worth trying because it also showcases the most amazing scenic spots of Tibet along the way.

18 Days Tibet Biking Tour from Lhasa to the Everest Base Camp

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhatse - Shegar - Pang Pass - Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cycle in Tibet?

Of course, you can. You are allowed to cycle in Tibet on the condition that you have got the Tibet Travel Permit, the private tour guide, and the vehicle. The guide and the driver will drive in the lead of the team, and you need to follow them.

​Tibet Travel Permit is the primary permit for cyclists to get. Some extra permits like Aliens' Travel Permit and Military Permit are required in some remote Tibetan mountainous areas. We Great Tibet Tour can help you apply for those permits for free if you book our Tibet tour packages.

​A bike is an essential tool during the cycling tour. At present, more and more travelers are willing to cycle from Lhasa city to Kathmandu. With the development of the Tibetan tourism industry, getting a mountain bike is much easier than in the past. Cyclists can buy or rent bikes in the starting point - Lhasa city. Then sell out your bikes in Kathmandu when finishing their cycling tour. The second way is to take your bikes by express delivery.

​If you want to ride a motorbike, 1515 USD is required to pay to customs as the deposit; then, you need to get the international driver's license. For the renting fee, it's 230 USD per day.

​It is inconvenient for cyclists to buy some necessities in the mountainous areas. ​​You​ should pack plenty of food, drinks, water-proof tent, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, waterproof coat, waterproof shoes, wind-proof clothes, warm clothes, map, sunblock, lipstick, sunglasses, etc.

​The best time to cycle in Tibet is ​in May, June, September, and October. July and August are the rainy seasons. Therefore, you’d better avoid the two months. Winter is not the right time because the roads might be blocked by the heavy snows. 

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