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Tibet / Asia
Guided Motorcycle Expedition

Guided Motorcycle Expedition Tibet

In 2011 we organised our first Tibet Motorcycle Expedition on Royal Enfield motorbikes. Due to the horrible earthquake in Nepal, the road from Kathmandu to Tibet was closed for many years. It is open again and the next Reuthers Tibet expeditions are on the way. Tibet is a historical and very special Country in Central Asia with its Tibetan Plateau. Being the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as other ethnic groups, it is the highest region on earth with an average elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 feet). It houses the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, which is 8,848 meters above sea level. Religion is very important to the Tibetans and has a strong influence over all aspects of their lives. The Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) grew up in the Potala Palace in Lhasa, but had to emigrate due to political circumstances. On your Guided motorcycle tour of Tibet you will learn more about this unique country, the Himalaya mountains and of course the Buddism religion by visiting several monasteries...

 

Tibet Route Map

 

The Route:

arrow down Day 1: Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. A Reuthers will take you from the airport to your hotel. We will then apply for your Tibet Travel Permit and our Chinese Group Visa. In the evening all tour participants and the tour guide get together for a Welcome Drink, Welcome Dinner and briefing in order to get to know each other.

arrow down Day 2: Kathmandu > Lumbini

Birth Place of Buddha

Right after breakfast, we pick up our Royal Enfield motorcycles and take a ride to Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha. There is also the Puskarini, or Holy Pond, where Buddha's mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where Buddha himself took his first bath...

arrow down Day 3: Lumbini > Chitwan

Chitwan National Park

We ride towards Chitwan National Park for a Wildlife Safari, where we will especially see Bengal Tigers and one horned rhinos.

arrow down Day 4: Chitwan > Kathmandu

Kathmandu

After navigating through the busy streets of Thamel, we come back to Kathmandu for picking up the visa we applied for upon arrival in Kathmandu.

arrow down Day 5: Kathmandu > Syapru Besi

Kathmandu

Today our Tibet motorcycle tour adventure starts. From Kathmandu we are riding the Pasang Lhamu Highway towards the Nepal-China border. The altitude will rise from 1,300 meters to 1,750 meters in Syapru Besi.

arrow down Day 6: Syapru Besi > Gyirong

Himalaya Mountains, Tibet

We cross the Nepal-China border at the Friendship Bridge and after finishing the documents process, our destination for today is Gyirong in Tibet. We will see the green gorges at the edge of the Himalaya mountain and have a stunning view of snow mountains and the deep gorges of the Gyirong Valley.

arrow down Day 7: Gyirong > Old Tingri

Himalaya, Tibet

From Gyirong we are riding to the real Tibet Plateau and cross the Kuntanglhamo Pass (5,236 meters), one the highest points on this trip. Along our way, you will have a close view of Mount Shixiabangma (8,102 meters) and Pekutso Lake. We spend the night in Old Tingri with great views of the Himalayas in the south including Mount Everest.

arrow down Day 8: Old Tingri > Shegar (New Tingri)

Mount Everest

In the morning, right after breakfast, we are riding to the Mount Everest Base Camp. Along the way, we will pass Gyawula Pass (5,190 meters) and from here you can see the best panorama view of Himalaya Range and five mountains with altitude of more than 8,000 meters. After visiting Rongpuk monastery, the highest monastery in the world, we are riding to Shegar (New Tingri).

arrow down Day 9: Shegar (New Tingri) > Xigaze

Tibet Kloster

On our way to Xigaze, we visit the Sa'gya monastery of Sa'gya Sect. Sa'gya monastery has a colossal collection of highly valuable art pieces. Sa'gya collection of treasures also contains 3,000 pieces of sutras with thousands of years history. The mural in Sa'gya Monastery is quite different from Dunhuang that has already become relic. Here the mural is still passed on from generation to generation. We then countinue our ride to Xigaze, the second largest city of Tibet.

arrow down Day 10: Xigaze

Xigaze

First thing in the morning we must apply for our motorcycle drivers licence in China! In the afternoon, we visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery where you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. The main hall is the highest building of the monastery with a golden roof. The monastery has many festivals and Buddhist ceremonies. If we are lucky, we can see the monks with tall yellow hats praying and dancing in the assembly hall or at the big yard.

arrow down Day 11: Xigaze > Nagarze

Jac

Nagcarze is a small town, overlooking the stunning Yamdrok Tso Lake. The snow covered mountain of Nojin Kangtsang can be viewed across the lake with its towering 7,000 meters (23 thousand feet).

arrow down Day 12: Nagarze > Lhasa

Lhasa, modern city

Today we will be crossing the high pass of Karo La at 5,050 meters and continue our ride to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Besides the traditional and historical parts, you will find that Lhasa is now also a modern Chinese city.

arrow down Day 13: Lhasa

Potala Palace, Lhasa

This morning we will visit the Potala, UNESCO World Heritage site and former palace of the Dalai Lama - spiritual and political head of Tibet. The Potala symbolizes the Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration. The first sight of the Potala will be an awesome moment in your life and you will always remember. It takes hours to see the rooms, halls and chapels. In the afternoon, we will visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet and nearby Barkhor Street that is a symbol of Lhasa, it is a very ancient round street going around the Jokhang Temple. The street is filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.

arrow down Day 14: Lhasa

Sera Monastry

Two Gelugpa Monasteries are scheduled for today. Drepung is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries and is located on the Gambo Utse Mountain. Once Drepung even was the world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. The other monastery is Sera with its famous Buddhism Scriptures Debating. After dropping off our Royal Enfield motorcycles, we will get together for our traditional Farewell Dinner and reminisce about our Tibet Motorcycle Expedition.

Learn more about this Guided Motorcycle Tour:

arrow down What's included - Pricing - Dates

What's included:
* Reuthers Tour Guide - trained and multilingual + local Guides
* Rental Motorcycle for the Tour including third party and comprehensive insurance
* Reuthers POMZEC© (Peace Of Mind Zero Excess Coverage) for the rental vehicle
* 14x Accommodation Hotels/B&B in shared Twin Room
* Accommodations including Dinner and Breakfast
* Luggage Transportation during the Tour
* Secured Payment Certificate (Sicherungsschein)
* Reuthers Tour Book with Itineraries and Tips
* Reuthers Travel Lecture (in English)
* Reuthers Welcome Drink
* Welcome Dinner in Restaurant
* Farewell Dinner in Restaurant
* Fuel for the Tour
* Transfers Airport > Hotel > Rental Station > Hotel > Airport
* Entrance and Parking Fees
* Tibet Permit, Visa and Border Fees
* Reuthers Rewards
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Dates:
There are still places available 4.May.-17.May.2020
There are still places available 5.Oct.-18.Oct.2020
There are still places available 3.May.-16.May.2021
There are still places available 4.Oct.-17.Oct.2021

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Pricing:
Guided: Rider Rental Motorcycle = USD 6565
Guided: Passenger Motorcycle = USD 5250
Single Room extra charge (instead of shared Twin Room) = USD 650

Optional Bookings:
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = USD 75
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in Single Room = USD 140
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = USD 75
Additional Accommodation after the tour in Single Room = USD 140

All pricing payable in US Dollar.
3% Early Bird Discount (booking more than 12 months prior tour start)
2% Golden Ager Discount (age at least 60 years prior tour start)
10% Group Discount (from 8 registrations made within one week, one common Payment of Balance)
2% Harley Owners Group Discount
2% BMW Motorcycle Owners Club Discount
2% Indian Motorcycle Riders Group Discount
2% Riders Association of Triumph Discount
Please note: The Total Discount for all applicable Discounts is a maximum of 10%.

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