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

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

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 original Potala Palace was built by the King Songtsan Gampo for his bride in 637 AD, and it was rebuilt by the fifth Dalai Lama.
khang Temple has a beautiful golden roof, which will attract you when you get close to it. The golden roof of Jokhang Template. Ancient wooden beams and rafters can be found under the roof.
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 has white constructions and looks like a heap of rice in the distance. Its name, “Drepung”, means “Collecting Rice” in Tibetan.
Sera Monassrey is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City
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’ll liking 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/Train

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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Asked Questions from our Clients

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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