Type of tour:Guided
Duration:15 Nights
Distance:47 Miles/day average
Dates: Aug 31, 2015; Jun 27, Sep 5, 2016 (additional dates available for groups of 6 or more)
Tour price:US$3795
Start city:Lhasa, Tibet
End city:Lhasa, Tibet
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Cycle to Majestic Mount Everest
Tibet: Road to Everest, on a Journey of a Lifetime

Tour Description: Guided

This is the journey you've dreamt about your entire life - a chance to experience the remarkable, ancient cultures of Tibet surrounded by a landscape that defies description. On The Road to Everest, you'll begin in Lhasa exploring the historic temples, pilgrimage trails and hot springs concealed within the surrounding hills. Then mount up and begin your pedal out across the Tibetan Plateau toward the ever-towering Himalayas. A series of strategically placed hotels with welcoming amenities enable you to recharge in comfort each night as you travel toward Everest.

Your grand adventure starts in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet and former home of the Dalai Lama. You'll be given time to acclimate to the high altitudes, then start with a walking tour of the ancient city, followed by a short cycling loop through the surrounding valleys and hills. A collection of Tibet's most revered temples and Buddhist universities dot the landscape. There are also secluded hot springs where you can pause to rejuvenate active muscles. Your expedition warm-up continues with a few extra days in Lhasa offering a rare and unhurried opportunity to delve deeply into the soul of the city with its memorable cuisine, quiet cobblestone alleyways and colorful markets.

Pointing your compass south, the next leg of your journey takes you along a meandering route past scenic Yamdrok Lake, the Samding Monastery, home of the only female reincarnate of Buddha, and age-old villages renowned for their artisan traditions and carpet-making skills. Eventually turn onto the China-Nepal Friendship Highway venturing deeper into the Himalayas. Arriving at the intersection of old world and new, pedal down a recently paved and improved road to the majestic Rombuk Monastery and the Everest Base Camp. Bikes are not allowed inside the National Park, so you'll reach your final destination on foot by walking the last few miles to the base camp. Go ahead, pat yourself on the back and join the celebration - you just became part of lore and legend on The Road to Everest!

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