Family friendly travel to Tibet with Mt Everest Base Camp and train to Lhasa2024-01-06T11:11:06+01:00

Family friendly travel to Tibet

with Mt Everest base camp and train to Lhasa

Visit the cultural highlights of Tibet and experience the nature of the Himalayan plateau on a three day trek along an ancient caravan trade route between two monasteries. This trip begins in Xining on the edge of Tibet and the famous Tibet Train will bring you above the clouds on 5000 meters all the way to Lhasa. On the way you will watch grazing yaks, snowcapped mountains and plateau landscape. This family friendly Tibet trip is for those who want to explore Tibet off-the-beaten track but do not want to miss major sights and famous scenic spots.

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11 days / 10 nights

Overnight stays in hotels and guest houses.

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… arranged everything. Thank you Tibetmoto for this family tour!

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… a great family tour. The landscape was beautiful. A really incredible tour!

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Family friendly travel to Tibet with Mt Everest Base Camp and train to Lhasa – Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Xining

Check-in: You will be collected from Xining Airport and dropped off at the hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, sightseeing activities will be scheduled.

Day 2: Xining – Kokonor (Qinghai lake)

Drive to the Kokonor: Our outing will begin at the Tar Monastery (Ta`er Si). After taking a stroll on Kokonor beach and riding one of the white yaks we will drop by a small monastery situated on the lake. We will then return to Xining by car and reach the train station. Ensconced comfortably in the train’s sleeper section, we will begin the Xining – Lhasa journey by in the early evening.

Day 3: Arrival in Lhasa in the afternoon

You will be transferred to the old town and allowed some free time in the afternoon for settling in and making yourself comfortable. A dinner with the guide will be arranged in the evening so that you may familiarize yourself with him/her.

Day 4: Lhasa sightseeing

We will accompany pilgrims on a clockwise walk around the Jokhang Temple located in the old town. Tibetans consider the Jokhang Temple as the most important temple of all. After seeing the Jokhang, we will walk over to the Potala Palace, the former residene of the Dalai Lama, visit it and also check out Bharkor-Market. The numerous Cafés here are a good sport to relax yourself.

Day 5: Lhasa – Gyangze – Shalu Monastery (Trekking Day 1)

Ride along the spectacular Yamdrok-Lake to Gyangze. The Yamdrok is holy for the Tibetans and on its banks you will catch sight of some yaks. Sometimes you even will be able to catch a boat onto the lake. Breaks at several spots to enjoy the view. In Gyangze you can visit the Palcho-Monastery, which contains the largest Stupa (Tibetan for Pagoda) in Tibet. In the afternoon you will arrive at the Shalu-Monastery. Short hike at the first Trekking Day, before setting up the camp.

Day 6: Shalu – Lungsang (Trekking Day 2)

After breakfast a 6 to 7 hour trek on moderate terrain will be undertaken over the Showa-La pass and along astonishing views. Arrival in Lungsang and overnight stay in the tent.

Day 7: Lungsang – Ngor Monastery – Lhatse (Trekking Day 3)

Proceeding through a host of tiny villages and farmland, we reach our destination – the Ngor monastery, where 25 monks live, meditate and pray today. An amazing Sanskrit Library is contained in this monastery, in addition to Tibetan Buddhist scriptures. A duration of 4 hours and a distance of 9 kilometers is covered. An SUV will be waiting to pick us up at the monastery in order to proceed to Lhatse. We will stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 8: Lhatse – Everest Base Camp – Tingri

We go straight from Lhatse to the Everest base camp. We must take a public bus for the final leg of the trip, as private vehicles are forbidden to proceed after a certain point. Once the visit to the base camp is complete and sufficient time for clicking photos is given. Afterwards we drive to Shelkar (Tingri) and spend the night there. Alternatively you can stay over night near the Everest Base Camp in the very simple Rongbuk-Monastery.

Day 9: Shegar – Xigaze

After driving to Xigaze (and time permitting), we will stop at the 1447 established Tashilhunpo Monastery in the afternoon. It got destroyed during the culutral revolution rebuild in the 80’s. We will then stay overnight at a hotel. If the next day’s departure time allows, a visit to the monastery can be arranged the following morning. Tashilhunpo is one of the largest and most important monasteries of Tibet.

Day 10: Xigaze – Lhasa

Ride back to Lhasa. Free time in the afternoon to relax at the hotel. In the evening we recommend a walk to the Potala Palace, which will be illuminated until 10 p.m. and provides a atmospheric end of the journey.

Day 11: Lhasa – Lhasa Airport

All good things come to an end: On the last day we will transfer you to the airport.

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Included Services

  • All Tibet permits
  • Overnight stays in mid range hotels, guesthouses and tents
  • Camping gear (sleeping tents, kitchen tent, kitchen gear, sleeping mats)
  • Cook for the duration of the trek
  • Tibetmoto guide
  • Vehicle with driver
  • All airport / train station transfers
  • Train ticket Xining – Lhasa
  • Meals
  • Help for applying a Chinese visa
  • Flight booking service

Questions & Answers

Will every tour take place exactly as described in the tour itinerary?2021-01-08T23:13:47+01:00

All our itineraries give you a good overview what you will experience and discover when booking with tibetmoto. The itineraries are nevertheless best understood if they are seen as a suggestion rather than as a 100% planned and a thousand times done way of traveling. We like to keep every tour, every adventure, every trip unique and special. We are proud to say that we have never done a trip two times exactly the same way. Our team does not like to offer mainstream tourism tours, and we believe that people enjoy their time best when they have freedom and possibilities to choose from. Freedom and flexibility are very good ingredients to cook an exceptional discovery or adventure, to meet unusual people and visit off-the-beaten-track places.

How does camp life look like on expeditions?2020-11-12T18:02:03+01:00

After arriving at the camp ground we pitch up the tents, our team will set up the mobile kitchen, the electricity generator is being started and we can think of having a cold beer. All supplies and the luggage is carried by our supply truck. We do not have always pre-chosen camp grounds which are always frequented by us, since every expedition is different. Depending on the time in the afternoon we start looking for “the perfect spot”. Perfect spots have a water source such as a river or a lake and a flat piece of land for the tents. Some spots we use more frequently since they are so perfect that the location is hard to beat. Camping together with nomads offers an opportunity to experience their way of live, culture and habits. Sitting in the evening together in a nomad tent somewhere on the Tibetan grassland and listening to Tibetan nomads` songs is a truly genuine experience.

Dinner is being served in a large dining tent where we have tables and chairs to comfortably sit together, eat and drink. The separate, smaller, sleeping tents are designed to accommodate each two people, but if you choose the “single room” option (you will find that option below each expedition itinerary) you will have your own tent. Our tents are army tents where you can almost stand upright. The sleeping “hard wear” is a foldable army field bed, which puts your body about knee height away from the ground. We provide you with the entire hard wear, plus blankets and insulation mats. The only item you should bring along is your personal sleeping bag. If you don´t want to bring your sleeping bag all the way to China we can provide you with a new sleeping bag for a reasonable price.

How is the climate in Tibet?2020-11-11T22:27:20+01:00

The temperature differences between day and night are around 10 degrees or more. Especially in the Himalayan areas it can often get very cool, especially when the sun is not shining. During the travel times of the Tibet motorcycle tour, rain can only occur in exceptional cases. However, you should be prepared for everything and have warm and water-repellent clothing in your luggage.

How are the hotel in Tibet?2020-11-11T22:25:06+01:00

The hotels in which you stay have a decent, but typical three to four star standard. All rooms have a private bathroom, with the exception of the Rongbuk Monastery.

Do I need vaccinations?2020-11-11T22:24:05+01:00

Vaccinations are not required for the Tibet Motorcycle Tour.

Altitude Sickness and Oxygen Supply2020-11-11T22:22:16+01:00

from Lhasa we will provide medical oxygen. This can support a person with oxygen for up to 24 hours. Before starting the Tibet Motorcycle Tour, you should also contact a doctor who will prescribe a Diamox. Diamox is a drug that can be taken prophylactically against altitude problems. As a result, groups that take Diamox hardly or not at all experience altitude-related symptoms. For a smooth running of the Tibet Motorcycle Tour, the personal health and well-being of each participant is important. We therefore strongly recommend that you consider taking Diamox.

Which documents do I need?2020-11-11T22:35:03+01:00

You will need your passport, a pass picture, national driving license, international driving license and flight ticket. Please be sure to make photocopies of all of your important travel documents and carry them separately. They can be invaluable in an emergency.

We also need a scan of the Chinese visa six weeks before the tour starts.

All scanned documents should be sent to us on an A4 sheet of original size

What can I expect from an overnight stay with a tibetan host family?2020-11-12T18:01:15+01:00

A home stay is an opportunity to get access into another culture by joining the host family for dinner and breakfast and sleep under their roof, as their guest. Most families live together in a several generation house, from children to old grandparents. A lot of home stays are semi-farms with at least a few cattle such as chicken and cows around the house. Often are fields attached where family member go to work after breakfast. Here, local family and work life can be experienced as it is instead of “only” observing it from the outside.
We believe that joining a home stay is on of the best ways to get in touch which what surrounds you in a foreign country.

How well do I have to be able to ride a motorcycle?2020-11-11T21:59:51+01:00

You should be able to ride a motorcycle safely, especially on winding mountain roads. An uncertainty is common, but you quickly get used to the local traffic. Our tour guide will give the group useful and good tips on riding in China. Before the start of the Tibet and China Motorcycle Tour, there will be an introduction to road traffic behavior.

Do I need a driving license?2020-11-11T21:57:31+01:00

For the Tibet and China motorcycle tour you need a valid national and international driver’s license.

What is the currency in China?2020-11-11T21:56:01+01:00

In China, the currency is the CNY (Chinese Renminbi). The exchange rate is around 1€ to 7.56 CNY (as of 05/2020). The CNY is not a freely convertible currency, so you cannot get it at every bank in Europe. The exchange rate, which is determined by the Bank of China, can be observed under the following link:

However, we recommend withdrawing a larger amount of CNY from an ATM with all major credit cards or debit cards after arriving in China. Our on-site tour guide is happy to help. Due to the often very poor exchange rate for the CNY in Europe, it is not worthwhile to exchange significant amounts of CNY in Europe. There are also many ATMs in Lhasa where you can withdraw money. Our experience shows that the majority of our participants spend around 20€ a day.

What about my luggage? Where can I transport it?2020-11-11T21:51:45+01:00

The luggage will be transported in the support vehicle. Don’t forget that on domestic flights, the pastries usually cannot exceed 20 kg!

What clothes should I pack?2020-11-11T22:26:29+01:00

For a motorcycle tour you should bring motorcycle clothing including a helmet. Of course you also should pack warm clothing (as layers or as undersuit). It can get cold! You should also bring gloves and a rain suit.

How is the Road Condition?2020-11-11T21:45:13+01:00

The roads on the motorcycle tour are mostly paved (with a few exceptions). Due to the new asphalting of road sections, it can temporarily lead to a poor condition of the road. The paved roads are mostly in good condition. However, there may be isolated potholes or gravel lying on the ground. The route on the motorcycle tour also includes sections with new asphalt, on which you can enjoy European standards or even better. These routes are wonderful to ride! Due to moisture and the difficult to see oil or diesel traces, however, extreme caution is always required!

What is the deposit for renting a motorcycle?2020-11-11T21:42:45+01:00

Deposit for a rental motorcycle (partial cover):

The following cash deposits are required:

Shineray X5 400: EUR 500
BMW G 310 GS: EUR 1,000
BMW F 800 GS: EUR 1,500

If the participant/motorcyclist causes damage during the Tibet motorcycle tour, the deposit is the maximum amount.

Do I need a chinese visa?2020-11-11T21:39:18+01:00


All participants in the Tibet and China motorcycle tours require a visa to enter China. The passport must be valid for another six months. You have to apply for the visa yourself at a service center, the Chinese embassy or on behalf of an agency. Due to frequent changes in the application procedure, we recommend that you use an agency. This is slightly more expensive than filing your own application, but it saves you a lot of work and time.

We will apply for all of the necessary Tibet permits for the motorcycle tour.

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