Lhasa & Ganden Biking Tour

Duration:
6 Days
Destination:
Lhasa-Ganden-Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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Ride from Lhasa city to Ganden Monastery, which is about 4hrs. About 40km east to Lhasa, Ganden is one out-of-Lhasa sight to choose if your time is limited. Two kora are spread through the splendid 4500m-high kyi-chu valley (which is all visual eye candy) and you're likely to meet more pilgrims here than anywhere else.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa City
3 Lhasa Suburb
4 Bike Lhasa - Ganden (40 Km)
5 Bike Ganden - Lhasa
6 Departure from Lhasa by Flight
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

This is the first day that you enter Tibet. Your guide will greet you at the airport or railway station and transfer you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20mins from Lhasa Railway Station. Tourists could have a look at Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check-in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like to go out, you can wander around the city. But just remember that don't take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 2 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
Reconstructed in Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties for several times, Jokhang Temple has four stories and covers an area of about 25,000 square meters now.
Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.

Drepung Monastery was the largest monastery in Tibet, with over 10,000 monks. Now, this monastery houses about 700 monks.
Sera Monastery, one of the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet.
Day 4 Bike Lhasa - Ganden (40 Km)

Ride from Lhasa city to Ganden Monastery, which is abt 4hrs. About 40km east of Lhasa, Ganden is the one out-of-Lhasa sight to choose if your time is limited. Two kora are spread through the splendid 4500m-high Kyi-chu Valley(which is all visual eye candy) and you would probably meet more pilgrims here than anywhere else.

97 generations of Khripas ruled the monastery since Zongkapa’s ruling, and Garden Monastery housed 5,000 monks at its peak.
In the February of 1410, Zongkapa set up Garden Monastery with 500 monks and hold a grand ceremony to enshrine it.
Day 5 Bike Ganden - Lhasa

Biking back to Lhasa. To arrive at Lhasa city in the early afternoon. No other tour arrangement for the rest of day. You are free to wander around Lhasa on your own. Maybe some last-minute souvenir shopping at Barkhor Street. Or Potala Square in the evening to see Potala Palace all lighting up.

Day 6 Departure from Lhasa by Flight

Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.

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Mike***

2017-05-20

Brother-in-law and I are looking to visit Tibet in late September, Mid October (50th birthday is Oct 19) and would love to include some biking. We are experienced cyclist but live in low elevations and nervous about altitude. Is there any opportunity to do some cycling during one of the group tours or should we limit ourselves to biking tours? Any insight you can provide would be helpful.

penny

Dear Mike Haber, it's ok for you and your brother-in-law to visit Tibet including some biking in late September / Mid October. Don't be nervous about the altitude, I've already sent you some information by email and hope it's useful for you.

Since you plan to do some biking, I'm afraid you have to do that by yourselves. Of course, your guide and driver also will travel together with you. Please have a look at the itinerary I suggested you and tell me your thoughts.

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