Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is currently offering biking tours to the region. Starting in Lhasa, and lasting for 20 days, the tour finishes in Nepal.
The everest base camp trek passes through some of Tibet’s most famous and scenic attractions, including lakes, glaciers and the base camp of Mt Everest, isolated villages and Buddhist monasteries.
Explore Tibet have said, “Tibet offers some of the most extreme and exhilarating mountain biking adventures by standing on the roof top the world and encompassed by snowcapped mountain ranges.
“This particular Tibet biking adventure comprises indispensable spiritual and cultural experiences by visiting active historical monasteries and bustling local streets.”
In Lhasa, bikers will visit Potala Palace. From there, the tour gradually heads up to the west and passes through the diverse landscape of the young Himalayas.
On the sixth day of the tour, bikers pass Yamdrok Lake. One of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, Yamdrok is over 72 km long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. According to local mythology, Yamdrok is the transformation of a goddess.
Bikers will also spend a night at the foot of world highest peak, Mt Everest.
Explore Tibet have said, “Bikers will get a chance to see the famous golden face of the peak at sunset.”
The tour then continues over the last couple of passes and into subtropical Nepal through the Mustang Gorge.
Explore Tibet is a locally-owned travel agency committed to responsible tourism, Tibet permit and sustainable practice.