The Himalayas, earth’s highest mountains, the roof of the world, are the destination of this outstanding adventure tour. Tropical northern Thailand and Laos serve as our gateway to the wild south-east of China and the mountains of Yunnan. The paradise of Shangri-La and the world-famous Tiger Leaping Gorge are just two of the highlights on our way up to Tibet.
Slowly we gain elevation and cross mountain passes higher than any pass in the Alps or Rockies. We see countless Tibetan monasteries and groups of pilgrims on their way to the holiest sites of Tibetan Buddhism. The scenery is otherworldly and stunningly beautiful. We’re riding on roads that not many foreigners have ridden before.
The air gets thinner and thinner, we reach the Tibetan Plateau and follow the Friendship Highway towards Nepal. Destination and literally the highlight of this tour: Everest base camp, 17,500 ft above sea level. Be prepared to have your breath taken away, the views from Rongbuk Monastery simply can’t be described.
After the base camp we head north again, to Lhasa. On the way is Nam Co, the world’s highest-located lake, where yak herds graze and nomad families huddle around their yurts. This is nothing short of stunning, but of course by now we just can’t wait to finally reach Lhasa, Tibet’s legendary capital. Riding your bike past the famous Potala Palace is something you will never, ever forget. Just like the Dalai Lama says: travel to Tibet and then go and tell the world about it. There is nothing to add.
|Start/Finish:||Chiang Rai / Lhasa|
|Nearest airport:||Chiang Rai / Lhasa|
|Duration:||22 days vacation, 20 riding days|
|Route:||Total distance: 4960-5020 km, 3082-3119 miles
Daily distances: 60-450 km, 37-280 miles
|Highlights:||Nam Ha National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area, Dali Historic City, Lijiang, "Tiger Leaping Gorge", Shangri La, Lamaling Monastery, Nam Co Lake, Everest Base Camp, Lhasa Old Town, Potala Palace|
|Minimum number of participants:||8
Please note paragraph 6.4. a) of our terms and conditions of travel to find out more about the cancellation of tour through Edelweiss Bike Travel when the minimum number of participants is not reached - Terms and Conditions
|DAY 1:||Arrival in Chiang Rai|
|DAY 2:||Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong|
|DAY 3:||Chiang Khong - Mengla|
|DAY 4:||Mengla - Lancang|
|DAY 5:||Lancang - Lincang|
|DAY 6:||Lincang - Dali|
|DAY 7:||Dali - Lijiang|
|DAY 9:||Lijiang - Shangri La|
|DAY 10:||Shangri La - Deqin|
|DAY 11:||Deqin - Markam|
|DAY 12:||Markam - Ranwu Lake|
|DAY 13:||Ranwu Lake - Nyingchi|
|DAY 14:||Nyingchi - Zêtang|
|DAY 15:||Zêtang - Xigazê|
|DAY 16:||Xigazê - Ba Song Cun|
|DAY 17:||Ba Song Cun - Xigazê|
|DAY 18:||Xigazê - Nam Co Lake|
|DAY 19:||Nam Co Lake - Lhasa|
|DAY 22:||Departure from Lhasa|
The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days for tour start and end. Depending on the country you start in, you may have to leave a day early, subsequently, you will arrive one day later back home. This tour starts in XXX and ends in XXX. Book your flights accordingly! Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.
Price for rider in double room
|BMW F 800 GS ||$ 13.370,-|
|BMW R 1200 GS||$ 14.260,-|
|Price for passenger in double room||$ 8.630,-|
|Single room supplement||$ 1.480,-|
Price for rider in double room
|BMW F 800 GS ||$ 13.860,-|
|BMW R 1200 GS||$ 14.760,-|
|Price for passenger in double room||$ 9.050,-|
|Single room supplement||$ 1.550,-|
|17.06. - 08.07.2023
On request only!
|11.05. - 01.06.2024|
|08.06. - 29.06.2024|