Go East Young Man Tibet Motorcycle Tour2024-04-22T09:49:05+02:00

The Tibet Tour …

… is something special. Snow-capped mountains and a long view. With Tibetmoto I had a very nice adventure to Mt. Everest. Thank you!

Henry I.

Go East Young Man – East Tibet Motorcycle Tour

From Yunnan to Tibet: An adventure through the eastern Himalayas to the world’s highest peaks, the Everest Base Camp & Lhasa

Until not too long ago, foreigners were barred from traveling the roads from Shangri-La in Yunnan province to the Tibetan plateau along the eastern Himalayas. With our new Tibet Motorcycle Tour, we’ve unlocked this route. On this journey, you’ll be treated to spectacular vistas of the world’s highest summits, including the awe-inspiring Mount Everest. But it’s not just about the heights; you’ll also discover Tibet’s rich cultural heritage, remote mountain passes, pristine nature along the Mekong, the snow-clad peaks of the vast Himalayas, dense pine forests, and, of course, countless thrilling bends and breathtaking passes.

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Our adventure begins in Chengdu, from where we ascend into the Himalayas and explore the picturesque Tibetan old town of Shangri-La, located in the northernmost part of Yunnan province. Encircled by towering peaks and resting on the edge of the Tibetan expanse, Shangri-La is a true gem. Its vibrant and colorful old town sets the perfect stage for the start of our motorcycle journey. On our first day, the landscapes of the Himalayas envelop us. We’ll rest for the night in a Tibetan homestay at the foot of the majestic Kawa Karpo, which, at 6,770 meters, stands as the highest peak in the eastern Himalayas. Here we gain a genuine insight into the daily life and traditions of the Tibetan people.

Our route weaves its way through the East Himalayas, tracing the majestic courses of the Yangtze, Mekong, and Salween rivers, within the UNESCO-protected “Three Parallel Rivers” region. As we ride, untouched forests and areas often dubbed the “Switzerland of the East” unfold before us, offering magnificent panoramas of sandstone landscapes and deep canyons. We eventually reach Ranwu Lake, its beauty accentuated by snow-covered summits.

Upon reaching the Tibetan plateau we continue riding to Everest Base Camp where we witness the majestic mountain from up close and spend the night near Rongbuk Monastery. Throughout our route, numerous vantage points on winding roads reveal breathtaking views of the world’s highest mountains: Makalu, Shisha Pangma, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and, unmistakably, Mount Everest. As we approach Lhasa, we’ll experience the mesmerizing blue Yamdrok Lake, ride across the icy Karo La Glacier Pass, and explore some of Tibet’s most significant monasteries and fortresses. The tour’s crowning moment is exploring the mystic city of Lhasa, letting the famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and bustling Barkhor Market captivate our senses.

This tour is organized in conjunction with our partner, Tibetmoto Tours. As experts and direct providers of Tibet motorcycle tours, boasting their own motorcycle fleet, a base in Shangri-La, and a dedicated Tibetan team, they ensure you experience Tibet, its culture, and its people up close and personal.

Nice roads in Tibet

Endless winding mountain roads and beautiful views! The tour exceeded many of my expectations.

Niklas D.

The organization …

… before the tour was very well coordinated by Tibetmoto. Hendrik supported us with all applications. The tour itself also ran smoothly.

Simone W.

5 stars for …

… the great organization, the nice care and the perfect tour!

Heinrich Z.

Highlights of the East Tibet Motorcycle Tour

  • The Tibetan old town of Shangri-La, home to the world’s largest prayer wheel
  • Ride through East Tibet along the iconic G214 & G318 roads, featuring a winding ascent onto the Tibetan plateau
  • The majestic Yangtze, Salween, and Mekong rivers in East Tibet, a UNESCO World Heritage region known as the “Three Parallel Rivers.”
  • Navigating the Serpent’s 72-curve pass near Zogong
  • Breathtaking views of the world’s highest mountains – Makalu, Shisha Pangma, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, & Mount Everest
  • The thrilling 108-curve ride leading to the Everest Base Camp
  • Stay near Rongbuk Monastery, located close to the Everest Base Camp and at the foot of Everest itself
  • The awe-inspiring azure Himalayan salt lakes, Ranwu & Yamdrok
  • Explore Lhasa. Tour the historic Barkhor Market, the Potala Palace – the former residence of the Dalai Lama, and Jokhang – the most significant temple for Tibetans
  • Cross the towering passes: Gyatso La (5,220m), Karo La (5,100m), Pang La (5,200m), and Dongda La (5,130m)
  • Experience Tibetan hospitality first-hand by spending the night with a local family in a homestay
  • Visit the Palcho Monastery, housing Tibet’s largest pagoda, and the fortress of Gyangze, as well as Tibet’s grandest monastery, Tashilhunpo
  • Discover the Yumbulakhang Palace, Tibet’s first palace

The 10 Tibetan Passes we will cross:

  • The unnamed passes of the Eastern Himalayas: 3,900m, 4,200m, & 4,300m
  • Dongda Pass at 5,130m
  • Ranwu Lake Pass standing at 4,400m
  • The final Eastern Himalaya pass near Linzhi, reaching 4,600m
  • The trip’s loftiest pass, Gyatso-La, at 5,222m
  • The 108 twists of the Everest Road leading up to the Pang La Pass, 5,200m
  • Karo La Glacier Pass, peaking at 5,100m
  • Yamdrok Lake Pass, at an altitude of 4,900m

28.09. – 13.10.

12.04. – 27.04.
27.09. – 12.10.

Shineray X5: 5.490€
BMW 310 GS: 5.990€
BMW 800 GS: 6.490€
Pillion: 4.490€
Single Room: +690€

16 days / 15 nights / 11 riding days

Overnight stays in hotels of the middle class and in guesthouses.

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The tour was …

… a lot of fun and went very well to drive with a pillion. The roads were mostly paved and the motorcycles ran good.

Adolf S.

Great organization

Thanks to Tibetmoto Tours and Hendrik! Everything went great!

Dieter A.

I will book with …

… Tibetmoto again! Great tour!

Moritz N.

Motorcycle Tour in East Tibet – Itinerary

Day 1: Setting off for Shangri-La

Arrive at Chengdu Airport and catch a connecting flight to Shangri-La the same evening. As you exit the baggage claim, a member of our team will greet you, followed by a transfer to the hotel. Upon arrival, we’ll have a late-evening snack, where riders and team members can get to know each other in a relaxed setting.

Day 2: Shangri-La & Surroundings

Our Tibet motorcycle tour kicks off in the vibrant old town of Shangri-La, situated at an altitude of 3,300 meters. Traditional two-story wooden houses adorned with detailed carvings give this old town its charm, creating a unique ambiance. On a walking exploration, we’ll visit the world’s largest prayer wheel, towering at 22 meters on Turtle Hill. For good karma and a smooth journey, we ensure to turn the wheel at least three times clockwise. To acclimatize optimally, we’ll take things easy today: short strolls, a warm fire at our motorcycle base in the old town, and an evening of Tibetan cuisine in a local specialty restaurant.

Day 3: Tibetan Homestay Blues

Our first riding day on the Tibet motorcycle tour takes us through the awe-inspiring gorges of the Yangtze River, Asia’s longest river and the third-longest in the world. Within the area of the three parallel rivers – Mekong, Yangtze, and Salween, which is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, we reach the tour’s lowest point at 1,900 meters. Its surprisingly warm here, we can even spot cacti by the riverside – an unexpected sight amidst the rugged Himalayan nature. Our route winds alongside the impressive 5,000-meter-high White Horse mountain range until we reach our destination for the day, our Tibetan motorcycle homestay.

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Set amidst the grand snow-capped mountains at an elevation of 2,000 meters, our rider´s homestay offers not just cozy accommodation but a truly unique cultural experience. The warm welcome from our Tibetan host family and the traditional dinner transport us straight into the heart of Tibetan hospitality. A short walk to a nearby viewpoint brings us to a narrow mountain saddle. From here, a breathtaking panorama of the deep Mekong Gorge below unfolds – a view that leaves us breathless.

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Duration: approx. 210 km

Day 4: Snow Mountain Kawa Karpo, 6.770m

After a hearty Tibetan breakfast with freshly made flatbreads, we begin our day. Today’s route winds along majestic mountain ranges and eventually leads us to Feilaisi, the “flying temple”. This sacred site is dedicated to the deity perched high atop the pyramid peak of Kawa Karpo. Standing impressively at 6,770 meters, Kawa Karpo is the highest summit of the Eastern Himalayas and undeniably a highlight of our motorcycle journey through Tibet. We then leave the picturesque province of Yunnan, continuing through the border region into Tibet province. The ride promises adrenaline and a steadily rougher landscape: we cross two breathtaking passes, ascending to heights of 4,300 and 3,900 meters. Our path winds further to Markham, granting us spectacular views of the wild shores and gorges of the Upper Mekong. Here, the Mekong appears as a powerful, roaring river—a stark contrast to the gently flowing Mekong of Southeast Asia.

Duration: approx. 240 km

Day 5: From Pass to Pass – Dongda La (5.130m)

Despite today’s shorter distance, the route promises sheer thrill. After crossing a 4,300-meter-high pass that rewards us with grand panoramic views, our journey continues on exciting roads. We face the challenge of the 5,130-meter-high Dongda Pass, one of the highest passes on our entire tour. Following this impressive ride, we reach Zuogong, a charming small town situated by the riverside, inviting exploration.

Duration: approx. 160 km

Day 6: Winding Roads at Ranwu Lake

One highlight of our Tibet motorcycle tour awaits: the Serpent Pass with its 72 curves. A pure adventure that sets our hearts racing. We continue our tour and ride along the impressive Salween River, which originates from the Tibetan plateau and winds its way down to Myanmar, into the Shan state. Throughout the ride, breathtaking views of deep gorges surrounded by mesmerizing sandstone landscapes greet us. The mountain roads take us right through this stunning gorge, past dense pine forests, and up into the heights of Ranwu. Here, a 4,400-meter-high pass awaits. We find our rest for the night at nearly 4,000 meters, by the shores of the picturesque alpine lake of Ranwu. In the best resort of the area, an unparalleled view opens up to us: the lake, majestically framed by snow-covered peaks soaring 5,000 meters.

Duration: approx. 290 km

Day 7: The „Switzerland of the East“

As the first sun rays touch the ground, we start our day and ride through dense coniferous forests. This region rightly boasts the nickname “Switzerland of the Orient”. Cruising through this picturesque landscape, we pass by forested mountain slopes and vast grasslands where yaks graze leisurely. Today’s journey through East Tibet promises yet more breathtaking panoramas and we enjoy the expansive mountain passes that ultimately guide us to Linzhi. Before reaching our destination for the day, we conquer the ascent of an imposing 4,600-meter-high pass. Then we reach the most eastern tip of the Tibetan high plateau. We have made it, we are at the Roof of the World!

Duration: approx. 360 km

Day 8: To the Cradle of Tibetan Culture

We get up early, as a long riding day awaits. Our journey takes us through winding and well-paved roads alongside the picturesque Yarlung Tsangpo River heading west. On a newly paved road, we draw closer to our destination: Tsedang. Here, the magnificent Yumbulakhang Palace awaits us – Tibet’s oldest fortress which proudly gazes back over its two-thousand-year history. From this impressive stronghold perched atop a massive rock, a breathtaking view over the vast fertile valley unfolds. However, if pressed for time, we can opt to visit the Yumbulakhang Palace the following morning.

Duration: approx. 410 km

Day 9: Along the Yarlung Tsangpo

The Yarlung Tsangpo river, Tibet’s life-giver, guides us today. This mighty river is not only a crucial water source for Lhasa and southern Tibet, but it also offers captivating views. It accompanies us continuously until we reach Xigaze, our destination for the day. Our cozy hotel, centrally located, gives us the opportunity to soak in the local ambiance. A stone’s throw away, traditional markets buzz with life, offering a chance to dive into vibrant local scenes and acquire souvenirs. As the day winds down, we find ourselves spellbound by the historic Tashilhunpo Monastery, Tibet’s largest temple complex.

Duration: approx. 320 km

Day 10: Everest & the Word´s Highest Mountains

Today holds an absolute highlight of our motorcycle ride through Tibet: the majestic Mount Everest and its base camp. Climbing higher across the Gyatso-La Pass, we swiftly reach 5,222 meters – marking the highest point of our entire tour. The magnificent road, with its myriad of curves, presents us with spectacular views of snow-capped peaks, including several surpassing the 8,000-meter mark, and deep, captivating valleys. A truly unparalleled adventure. After passing Tingri, the road winds further uphill, especially on the renowned road of 108 curves, leading over the 5,200-meter high Pang La Pass. On a clear day, this pass offers a unique panoramic view of the Himalayan range, with Makalu (8,463m), Shisha Pangma (8,012m), Lhotse (8,561m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and the imposing Mount Everest (8,848m).

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Before we reach Rongbuk Monastery, it’s essential to note that for environmental reasons since January 2019, we can’t cover the last few kilometers on our motorcycles. Instead, we board a bus that takes us to the monastery. Upon arrival, we’re greeted with a magnificent backdrop of Everest and clear views if the weather permits. Our accommodation for the night is a modest guesthouse located near our motorcycles.

Duration: approx. 330 km

Day 11: The Mongolian Monastery, Sakya

Today, we continue our adventure, navigating towards Sakya. Along the way, we conquer two passes, each surpassing 5,000 meters in height. Our route meanders through remote mountain roads, and during our ride, we pass by a dried-up salt lake. The Sakya Monastery, majestically positioned with its white pagodas against the mountainsides, was once the center of Buddhist scholarship in Tibet and boasts a rich history. Standing like a sentinel over the valley, it is surrounded by what seems like an endless grassy landscape. What makes this monastery special is its architecture. Unlike many other Tibetan monasteries which display traditional Tibetan building styles, the Sakya Monastery reflects influences from Mongolia – a powerful testament to the cultural ties between Tibet and Mongolia in the past

Duration: approx. 250 km

Day 12: The Monastery of Gyangze

We set out on the Friendship Highway, a significant road link between China and Nepal. This highway runs through numerous picturesque villages, bypassing vast plateau landscapes and wheat fields shimmering golden in the sunlight. We soon reach our destination for the day: the historic town of Gyangze. Overlooking Gyangze is the impressive Gyangze Dzong fortress, which stands as a guardian above the town.

Our first stop is the Buddhist Pelkhor Monastery. Renowned for its stunning architecture and art, the monastery is often dubbed the “Monastery of Ten Thousand Paintings,” hinting at the artistry that adorns its interiors.

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The highlight of the monastery, however, is its gigantic stupa, known to be the largest throughout Tibet. Within its four floors and 108 chapels, it conceals innumerable treasures. The 10,000 wall paintings are merely a fraction of what awaits discovery. Every corner of this magnificent structure narrates its own tale, inviting to delve deeper into Tibet’s culture and history.

Duration: approx. 240 km

Day 13: Enchanting Yamdrok Lake

Our last riding starts with a ride across the Karo La Pass, situated at an elevation of 5,100 meters. Overlooking the pass, a sprawling glacier can be seen right from the road. After crossing the pass, we’re treated to a sight of one of Tibet’s most beautiful lakes: the azure-blue Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s holiest lakes. Its captivating colors aren’t the only beauty as it is nestled amidst towering mountains. Locals believe that those pilgrims who swim in the holy lake Yamdrok are forgiven all sins. So better unpack your swimming shorts and jump in! Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, from the lake’s shore, we ascend our tour’s final pass, the 4,900-meter high Yamdrok Pass. Next, we make our way to Lhasa, Tibet’s capital.

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But before immersing ourselves in this culturally rich metropolis, we follow the course of the mighty Yarlung Tsangpo River. Its waters mirror the blue sky, guiding us as we slowly approach the mysterious and vibrant city of Lhasa. We have made it and reached our final destination – its time to celebrate! We’ll stay near the old town and embark on an evening stroll at sunset.

Duration: approx. 260 km

Day 14: Lhasa´s Cultural Treasures

Today is dedicated to Lhasa’s cultural side, the mystical capital of Tibet. Lhasa, translated literally as the “Place of the Gods,” has a trove of attractions awaiting us. In the morning, we head to the iconic Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama. Exploring both its exterior and interior, we gain a deeper understanding of Tibet’s tumultuous history. Later, we wander through the narrow lanes of the Barkhor Market. This bustling market is a melting pot of Tibetan culture where vendors offer an array of goods and souvenirs, from traditional attire and jewellery to religious artifacts. Numerous pilgrims walk clockwise around the market’s centrepiece – the Jokhang Temple, which we visit subsequently. To many Tibetans, this temple represents the spiritual heart of Tibet and the endpoint of countless pilgrimages. Here, we witness the profound religiosity of the Tibetan people first-hand.

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In the afternoon, our journey takes us to the Sera Monastery. Located a few kilometres outside the city, this monastery is renowned for its animated theological debates, where monks emphasize their points with spirited gestures and shouts. We enjoy local specialities in a restaurant near the old town and celebrate “Goodbye Tibet” (for now).

Day 15: Lhasa to Chengdu

Today marks the end of an unforgettable journey. We take a flight back to Chengdu, spending the night near the airport. After transferring from the airport to our hotel, the rest of the day is free for leisure and unguided. If time permits, one can visit the Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu on their own.

Day 16: Chengdu

End of our adventure. This marks the end of our Shangri-La – Lhasa Tibet Motorcycle Tour.

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Included Services

  • English-speaking guide on their own motorcycle
  • English-speaking Tibet guide
  • Mechanic service
  • Support vehicle for luggage and passengers
  • 15 nights in typical mid-range local hotels, one basic overnight stay at Everest
  • Choice of motorcycle, partial comprehensive insurance with deductible
  • Fuel for the motorcycle, wear parts
  • Breakfast, lunch snacks, dinner, mineral water throughout the tour, soft drinks with meals
  • All entrance fees for attractions mentioned in the tour desciption
  • Airport transfers for day 01 (Shangri-La – tour hotel), day 15
  • Domestic flights Chengdu – Shangri-La and Lhasa – Chengdu
  • All Tibet travel permits (Tibet Travel Permit), all necessary translations of documents

Not included Services

  • International flights
  • Beverages containing alcohol
  • Tips (optional)
  • Airport transfer day 16

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: http://www.boc.cn/sourcedb/whpj/enindex.html

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.

Included Services2020-11-11T21:32:33+01:00

Included Services:

  • English speaking guide on own motorbike
  •  English speaking local Tibet guid
  •  Mechanic service
  •  Service vehicle for luggage and spare motorbike
  •  15 overnight stays in mid range hotels, one simple accommodation at Rongbuk Monastery
  •  Motorcycle of choice, insurance with partial cover
  •  Petrol
  •  Breakfast, lunch snack, dinner, soft drinks, free water during the tour
  •  All entrance fees for sights mentioned in the itinerary
  •  Provisional Chinese driving license
  •  All airport transfers (beside airport transfer on day 16)
  •  Domestic flights Chengdu – Lhasa and Shangri-La – Chengdu

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