Tibet & Mount Everest Tour
Tibet is acknowledged as one of the most mysterious beautiful places in the world. Our exclusive motorcycle tour offers you the opportunity to ride through stunning Tibetan landscapes while enjoying views of iconic landmarks such as Lakes Yamdrok Namtso as well as Mt. Everest. This journey is further enhanced by visits to some of Tibet’s most revered Buddhist locations including Jokhang Temple Sera Monastery in Lhasa.
Your Tibetan adventure is sure to be a remarkable experience that will stay with you for years to come.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
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“At Explorify Tours we believe that good experiences and camaraderie are at least as important as the tour. Our goal is to fill your tour bag with as many positive memories as possible, so you go home with a big smile on your face. And with friends, you didn’t have before you started your adventure tour.”
Day 1: Departure - Arrival Lhasa, Tibet
Welcome to Tibet!
Welcome to Tibet, the Roof of the World! Your journey begins at Lhasa where you will be picked up by your tour guide at the airport and escorted to the hotel. You will have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own and adapt to the high altitude.
Day 2: Lhasa
Today we will apply for a Tibetan temporary driving license. Our guide will assist you with all the necessary paper work. The rest of the day is set aside to get acclimatized & explore the city on your own
Day 3: Lhasa
We start today’s Lhasa exploration with an exciting visit to iconic Potala Palace, regarded as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. In addition, we will also visit Jokhang Temple which is considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Our trip will not be completed without walking Barkhor Street, the ancient route to circumambulate Jokhang Temple. The last site of the day will be the famous Sear Monastery, where you will have the opportunity to observe monks debating in a courtyard as they have done for hundreds of years.
Day 4: Lhasa-Shigatse
(Driving day 1: 365 km/227 miles)
A thrilling motorcycle ride is about to begin! We leave the hotel after breakfast and ride to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet. Along the way, we will admire the sacred Yamdrok Lake located at an altitude of 4,400m. The deep turquoise water of this natural treasure creates a breathtaking panorama against its mountainous backdrop. Covering over 360 square kilometers, Yamdrok is the largest freshwater lake in the northern Himalayan Range surrounding area. As we continue our ride through the Tibetan plateau, prayer flags announce our arrival at Karola Glacier (5,045m.), a stunning white mass that can be seen up close due to its proximity to the road. We ride to the historical city of Gyantse prior to arriving at Shigatse.
Day 5: Shigatse-Tingri
(Driving day 2: 240 km/150 miles)
Our day begins with a visit to the official seat of the Panchen Lama: Tashilhunpo Monastery is the largest and most influential Gelug monastery in the Shigatse Prefecture. We will have the opportunity to walk the cobblestone alleys and visit halls and chapels in this culturally important site. Later in the day, we head to Tingri.
Day 6: Tingri-Gyawu-La Pass-Rongbuk Monastery-Tingri
(Driving day 3: 219 km/137 miles)
Day 7: Tingri-Lhatse-Shigatse
(Driving day 4: 240 km/150 miles)
We leave Tingri to retrace our previous route to Shigatse. Stunning views of pristine landscapes will accompany us throughout the day.
Day 8: Shigatse-Yangpachen-Damxung
(Driving day 5: 350 km/219 miles)
We head north. Our first stop will be the geothermal city Yangpachen where many fumaroles, hot lakes, and warm swamp are widely distributed. We keep riding north and come to the land, which is full of colorful flags, Tanggula Mountain Pass. Mt. Tanggula is the most famous guardian deity in Tibetan religion. It is also the load god of all holy mountains in the northern grasslands. According to the legend, Mt. Tanggula and Lake Namtso are devoted couples. We continue north to our destination for today; Damxung.
Day 9: Damxung- Namtso Lake-Yangpachen-Lhasa
(Driving day 6: 300 km/181 miles)
This morning we ride to Lake Namtso. Our first stop is at the land which is full of colorful prayer flags; Tanggula viewpoint and then pass the Nagenla Mountain pass ( 5190M). Our next destination is Namtso Lake which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Namtso Lake seems like melting into the sky and with star-studded islands.
After lake Namtso we back to the Lhasa Motorcycle rental company after we crossed Damxung County and Yangpachen. Our staff will drive you to the hotel after the Motorcycles are being returned.
Day 10: Lhasa - Home travel
We say goodbye to India and the Tibet & Mt. Everest tour and return home. Thanks for a great ride, good times, and sincerely thank you for choosing to tour with Explorify. We wish you a safe trip home and hope to see you again on one of our other tours in the US, South America, Asia, Oceania or Europe.
Note: This program is a guideline for activities and experiences on the tour. Deviations may occur, but we guarantee that our positive tour leaders will do their utmost to execute the program as described – as far as it is feasible and circumstances allow. We are continually working to improve the program, thus you may experience positive surprises.