Highlights of Tibet –
Ride to Everest Base Camp & Beyond
Discover the highlights of the Roof of the World, Tibet’s ancient culture and mystical religion on this spectacular experience in the saddle! Our Everest base camp Tibet motorcycle tour will take you along bendy mountain roads to the vast open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau, icy Himalayan peaks, the steppes of the Tibetan nomads, the sacred azure-blue Namtso and Yamdrok salt lakes, and to hermitages, meditation caves and other spiritual sites deep in the Himalayas. On this Tibet motorbike tour, we tackle dizzying 5,000-meter passes, visit the most important of all Tibetan monasteries and monuments, and explore remote, half-forgotten places. The veritable king of mountains – 8,848-meter Everest – and spending the night at Rongbuk Monastery are highlights of a bucket-list adventure you’ll never forget.
We’ll meet up for our motorcycle ride to Everest Base Camp in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet province. We’ll visit the iconic Potala Palace in Lhasa, the former residence of the Dalai Lama, as well as the bustling Barkhor Market in the old town, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and other highlights of the capital of Tibet.
Once we’re acclimatized, we’ll ride south along Yarlung Tsangpo River and to the shore of the holy Yamdrok salt lake. The 5,100-meter Karo La glacier pass await us next. Winding our way along the Friendship Highway and tiny side roads and valleys, we’ll reach Tingri, starting point of every trip to Everest. A 5,000-meter pass leads us to the “road of 108 bends” – one of the world’s most spectacular roads, with panoramic views of Everest and four other mighty 8,000-meter peaks. We’ll spend the night at Rongbuk Monastery and enjoy the magic of sunset and sunrise at Everest in the crisp mountain air at 4,900 meters. The next day, an off-road interlude takes us up to the highest pass of the journey, Gyatso La at 5,220 meters, and through remote hinterlands on our way back to Tingri and Xigatze. There we’ll see the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and enjoy Tibet’s second-largest town before riding through alpine countryside, past wheat fields and through tiny villages to the turquoise Namtso Lake, one of Tibet’s largest salt lakes. Our Tibet motorcycle ride ends in Lhasa the next day.