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Tibet Motorbike Tour

Duration : 15 Days | Travel style : Multiple Countries , Active Adventures

Group Discount

More Pax, more discount

Group Size Price Per Person
  • Tibet Motorbike Tour
  • Tibet Tour
  • Kathmandu Lhasa Motorbike Tour
  • Tibet Motorcycle Tour
  • Tibet Motorbike Tour
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan 411 CC
  • Tibet Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour
  • Tibet Bike Tour
  • Kathmandu Lhasa Motorbike Tour
  • Kathmandu Lhasa Motorbike Tour
  • Kathmandu Lhasa Motorbike Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Destination

    Tibet

  • Duration

    15 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    17060 ft. /5200 m.

  • Accommodation

    Hotel and Lodge

  • Grade

    Moderate

  • Best Season

    Mar- December

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle and Motorbike

Tibet Bike Tour is designed for the travelers who love bike riding adventures. Imagine yourself in a 500 cc Enfield motorcycle riding along the lone road in the barren treeless landscape of the Tibetan Plateau, small settlements of people resembling the ancient Tibetan culture and lifestyles, nomadic herdsman grazing their animals, all in the backyard highest mountains of the planet. It may not sound so much cozy but it is a sheer adventure that may be tattooed in your memory for eternity.

The trip starts from the city of Lhasa. You will visit ancient monasteries, several palaces including Potala palace, other various religious and culturally important sites. From there you start your bike riding adventure. You will ride through the turquoise lakes, small villages and even take a glimpse of Everest, the highest mountain. Considering the cultural and scenic richness of Tibet, this bike tour is probably the best bike tour in Asia.

(The trip demands a good driving experience. You will enjoy a 500 cc Royal enfield as your ride. Luggage will be carried by a supported jeep with one technician for emergency services.)

Tibet Visa and Travel Permit Information

All foreigners other Than Chinese and Tibetan need to obtain Tibet visa and travel permit to enter the Tibet. Tibet travel permit is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau. Tourist cannot apply their travel permit themselves. Tibet Bureau only accept application from registered travel agencies like Global Holidays Adventure. Tibet permit or visa comes in paper, not in your passport.

(Note: It is very important that Tibet Travel permit and Tibet Visa is different. You can’t enter the Tibet just with Chinese Visa. Before entering Tibet you should obtain Tibet Travel permit.)

Require document for Tibet visa /Permit

  • At least six month valid clear scan copy of your passport.
  • Chinese visa copy by email (For those travelers who are entering Tibet from mainland China)
  • You have to fill up a form Chinese Embassy Kathmandu with your latest passport size of a picture. For those who are Travelling from Nepal. Global Holidays Adventure will manage it).

Tibet Tourism Bureau takes one week time to approve the travel Permit. Sometime it take more than a week so applying your Tibet permit before 15 days Is safe way.

Diplomats Passport holders, Journalists, Professional media photographer and government officials are Not able to issue their Tibet Travel permit through normal travel agencies. They are only able to get under the arrangement of Foreign Affairs.

Tibet Permit and Visa Fees:
American Passport Holders: Us $ 175 Per Person
Romanian Passport holders: Us $ 115 Per Person
Canadian Passport holders: Us $ 155 Per Person
Other Nationality: Us $ 85 Per Person

(Our cost is depend upon the group size of rider so please email [email protected] with your group size and requirements. Also our itinerary can be customized as per your suitability.)

Itinerary

You can always customize this itinerary as per your preference.

1

Day

Arrival at Kathmandu,
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport Global Holidays Adventure representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip.

Hotel (Breakfast Included) | Private Vehicle

2

Day

Kathmandu Sight Seeing Tour,
Today after breakfast you will start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' Swayambunath and Buddhists shrine of Bouddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world and Medieval city Patan.

Hotel (Breakfast Included) | Private Vehicle

3

Day

Visa and Trip Preparation Day,
Today is day for Visa preparation. Normally it will take two and half days for Urgent visa. Top urgent visa we can take within one days but it will be little expensive. Today is your trip preparation day.

Hotel (Breakfast Included)

4

Day

Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660 meters),
You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities take a 1.5-hour drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3660 meters. It’s advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude.

Hotel (Breakfast Included)

5

Day

Guided city tours in Lhasa (3660 meters),
Once you relinquish your delicious breakfast, you straightaway make arrangements for your sightseeing tour. Your experienced guide accompanies you to the famous monasteries of Tibet. On your awe-inspiring visit to Sera Monastery, you are introduced to the important aspects of Buddhism. After lunch, you once again continue exploring Tibetan ancient cultures and civilizations as you pay a visit to Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang temple provides yet another exciting and educative tour. Wandering around Barkhor Markets is another major highlight of the day. Finally, you head back to your hotel for relaxation and refreshments.

Hotel (Breakfast Included)

6

Day

Guided City tour around Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery (3660 meters),
Today you get more acquainted with the mystiques of Lhasa. In the morning after breakfast, you will set off to view majestic Potala Palace towering above city of Lhasa. You get to witness unique, pristine and overwhelming array of intricate Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas from a perfect vantage point. Ancient Tibetan cultures come alive with your every exploration. Later in the noon after lunch, you will visit beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery. You can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses. After this religious journey, you eventually return to your hotel for delicious dinner and well-eared peaceful sleep.

Hotel (Breakfast Included)

7

Day

Ride to Gyantse (3950m) 261 km, 6/7 Hrs,
Moving along the Friendship Highway, you drive past Khamba La, at 4794 meter, with a brief halt to savor majestic views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa, standing at 7252m. On turning westwards, you come across another pass, Karo La at 5045m. If you look at the road, you can see huge glaciers tumbling down. After driving 261 km, beautifully landscaped Tibetan villages become visible as you enter the town of Gyantse.

Hotel (Breakfast Included)

8

Day

Ride to Xigatse (3900m) 90km, 4/5 Hrs,
Gyantse prides on Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong, a 14th century historical fort, overlooks the entire Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After exploring Gyantse, you take a 90 km drive and arrive at Shigatse,(3900m) the second largest Tibetan city. Tashilhunpo Monastery, being one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet is the major attraction of Shigatse.

Hotel (Breakfast Included)

9

Day

Ride to Xegar (4050m) 244km, 6/7 Hrs,
Today you will traverse along the Friendship Highway amidst picturesque landscape driving past small town of Lhatse and Gyamtso La pass at 5220m. As the route opens into plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible en route to Shegar.

Hotel (Breakfast Included)

10

Day

In Xigatse
Sightseeing tour of Tashilompu Monastery and leisure.
Hotel (Breakfast Included)

11

Day

Xigatse – Xegar (4,100m): 270km, 6 hrs
Drive to Xegar crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m)
Hotel (Breakfast Included)

12

Day

Xegar – Ronbuk (4,980m): Aprox 90km, 4 hrs
Scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Ronbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world) – O/N at Ronbuk Guest House.
Hotel (Breakfast Included)

13

Day

Ronbuk – Everest BC- Kerong, 4/5 hrs
Rent a horse cart or walk to the Everest BC and explore around – back to Ronbuk Drive back to Tingri and further to Kerong via nice road from where one can enjoy the magnificent view of the Mt. Xishapagma (8,212m) & Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) and have overnight at Hotel.
Hotel (Breakfast Included)

14

Day

Kerong to Kathmandu.
after necessary border formalities continue scenic drive to Kathmandu through the green lush countryside- transfer to your Hotel.
Hotel (Breakfast Included)

15

Day

Transfer to Airport for your final departure.
Global Holidays Representative will transfer you to the Airport for your Final Departure.

(We also offer Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu both way motorbike ride tour.)

Cost Details

"So What you are paying For?"

We would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience.

Cost Include
  • All airport transfer as per the itinerary. 
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with twin shearing on BB basis.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing tour by private vehicle with one professional english speaking guide.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Tibet as per the itinerary on BB basis (Breakfast included).
  • One English speaking Tibetan Guide.
  • Tibet Visa Fee (US$ 175 for US National & US$ 85 for Other National)
  • 1 Support Jeep in Tibet.
  • 1 Support Truck for whole trip.
  • Entry fee of mention places.
  • All necessary permits.
  • Temporarily Chinese motor bike driving licence.
  • Each Person 500 CC Royal Enfield Motorbike.
  • Fuel for Motor bike.
  • Portable oxygen cylinder in vehicle.
  • 1 Mechanic (Royal Enfield specialist) and his all expenses (food, accommodation, wages, visa, permits etc).
  • Spare parts (tube, wires/cable, bolts, light bulb etc) *Note: Charges may applicable for major parts damaged during bike rides (Insurance recommended)
  • Airfare Kathmandu - Lhasa.
Cost Exclude
  • Travel Insurance (must cover all risk undertaken including motor bike accidental damage cost).
  • Lunch and dinner during the whole trip. 
  • Liquor beverages (hard and soft drinks).
  • Major spare parts cost.
  • Expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry etc
  • Gratuity to staff.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Tibet Motorbike tour is designed for those adventure lovers who are physically fit and have good skill for Motorbike riding in cold Himalaya. During this adventure you will cross 5200 Meters altitude by motorbike, so you should have good physical condition for this trip.


Of Course, without a license you are not a real rider. So for Tibet motorbike tour we will issue temporary Chinese driving license for you. Which allow you to drive in Tibet. To issue the temporary driving license we need your scan copy of your international driving license


You don’t need any experiences of Himalayan ride but make sure that you are a good motorbike rider and can drive for a long way in cold Himalayan road.


Yes, we provide one private supporting Van/ Truck during your motorbike tour in Tibet. Your all luggage and spare parts of motorbike will carry by our supporting Van.


We provide 411 CC Royal Enfield Himalayan or 500 CC Royal Enfield classic motorbike which are very powerful and comfortable for long drive. Please write us which bike is comfortable for you. We can also provide other brands of motorbikes if your require brands of motorbikes are available in Nepal or Tibet.


1 Road Captain/Chief Technician and 1 mechanic will be provided during the whole trip. An experienced English speaking Tibetan guide will guide you to the sightseeing places in the Tibetan cities.


The Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. Tibet's climate is favorable to travel from April to the beginning of November, and most ideal in August and September. However, Lhasa's climate is more clement than the rest of Tibet, and is suitable to travel year-round. The sun radiation in Tibet is extremely strong. It's not for nothing that Lhasa is called the Sunlight City. The months of May, June and September are the primary tourist season in eastern Tibet.


Tibet is home to some of the world's tallest mountains, several of them making it to the top ten lists. Furthermore, some of the major rivers of Asia have their source in the Tibetan plateau. With its vast grasslands, high mountains and alpine lakes, Tibet is surely a dream destination for tourists, climbers, trekkers and for adventure travelers.


To obtain the Tibet visa if you are travelling from Nepal, We Global Holidays Adventure apply your Tibet visa at least ten days in advance with all your passport details and PP size photos. With passport and itinerary details visa will be stamped before your departure to Tibet. Most of the Tibet visa will be done in group wise minimum of 2-5 pax with 2 sheets of papers with name list and passport details where visa will stamped one entry and other final departure from Tibet.


It can take about a week to three days in urgent cases.


Yes, it is possible. We obtain your visa with your tour package. Once your tour is confirmed with us we will apply your permit bofre 20 days of your departure then we will obtain your visa once your arrive at Nepal. For tibet visa we need your orginal passport and 3 offical days in Kathmandu.


You can get Tibet travel permit through a proper agent from mainland China or with Global Holidays Adventure reliable and swift services, where you have to inform us before you enter into China.


So far there is no age-bar to get Tibet Visa, any one from child to elder can apply Tibet Visa.


Orginal passport and information with passport size photos and purpose of travel.


Definitely! Global Holidays Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides airport pick up facilities for those customers who have booked private tour for any of our packages. We don't charge any money for the service.


Unfortunately, due to China's very strict tourism policy for Tibet, it is not possible for you to get a visa by yourself and it is not possible to travel in Tibet on your own. As an authorized travel company like Global Holidays Adventure will organize everything; visa, permit to enter and all other paperwork.


The unit of currency is Chinese Yuan. The Bank of China can exchange all foreign currencies. The banks in Tibet/China are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Travelers Cheques and credit cards are very difficult to be cashed outside the banks especially outside Lhasa.


ATM facilities are easily available in Lhasa and Shigatse; however, it may be difficult to find one in other smaller towns or in remote places.


Known as the Roof of the World, Tibet is one of the highest places on earth. Due to Tibet's high altitudes, many visitors from low-altitude areas may suffer from altitude sickness. Most people suffer minor effects of altitude sickness only, which include headache, loss of appetite, and a tendency to have no energy until their bodies adjust to the high terrain. This adjustment can take anywhere from a few hours, and in rare cases, a few days. If visitors do some simple preparations before going to Tibet, most of the symptoms of altitude sickness can be avoided. Being healthy and in good shape before you arrive in Tibet will help greatly. It is also recommended that you talk to your local physician about AMS pills to help combat altitude sickness. Once arriving in Tibet, walk slowly and take deep breaths. Your tour guide will be there to offer help and suggestions.


Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B are some of the vaccines advised to all travelers who are planning to visit Tibet. Yellow fever vaccines are recommended for those who are coming from Yellow-fever-infected country like Africa or the Americas otherwise it isn’t required or recommended. But the best would be if you consult your doctor or physician prior planning your tour.


Visitors to Tibet do not need to worry about the language barrier at all. Each visitor will have an English-speaking tour guide, and most of the front desk staffs in the big hotels can communicate in English. The main languages used in Tibet are Chinese, Tibetan, English and Nepali. If you are a solo traveler, you will get pretty more people who can speak these languages in Tibet's most popular tourist spots.


Generally, the electricity supply in Tibet is 220V, 50HZ. If you have a plan in future to travel in Tibet and wish to bring some electrical devices with you for basic use then keep in mind that transformer is very essential. Tibet hotels bathrooms have the access of 220V and 110V electrical devices power. But, in the guest room normally only 220V electrical sockets are available.


Definitely there is internet access for foreign traveler in Tibet but only on limited areas like Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsedang where some café provides internet facilities. In addition, hotels in some city like Lhasa and Shigatse also provide internet facility to their customers.

What type and standard of accommodation will I encounter?


Generally, it is quiet safe in Tibet. Almost all Tibetans are devout Buddhists who believe that good deeds will gain advantages in their next lives and crimes are also very rare in this region. But tourists need pay attention to dogs that are free to move everywhere. So you need to take care while you are travelling alone in the night time. We strongly recommend foreign traveler not to walk in the night time.


Despite being the large landscape time zone of all the state of china is measured from Beijing, which is 8 hours ahead of GMT standard time zone. Now, we are clear that Tibetan time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). And it is 2 hours and 15 minute ahead of Nepalese standard time and 2 hour and 30 minute ahead of Indian standard time.


On the top menu of our website, under the company there is "Our Legal documents" where all of our legal documents are present. We are officially registered with the followings:

  • Office of the Company Registrar, Reg No: 92142/068/69
  • Company VAT No.: 600581666
  • Tourism Industry Division, License No.: 1601
  • Nepal Cottage and Small Industry, Reg No.: 12567/667
  • Nepal Rastra Bank, License No.: 1397
  • Member, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN)
  • Member, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA )
  • Member, Village Tourism Promotion Forum Nepal

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