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Roof of the World - TIBET

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Aprox.Approx 1750Kms Km

April to September

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15 Days / 14 Nights

Tibet is a historical region covering much of the Tibetan Plateau in Central Asia. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups. Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft), The highest elevation in Tibet is Mount Everest, Earth's highest mountain, rising 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level. Religion is extremely important to the Tibetans and has a strong influence over all aspects of their lives. Bön is the indigenous religion of Tibet, but has been almost eclipsed by Tibetan Buddhism, a distinctive form of Mahayana and Vajrayana, which was introduced into Tibet from the Sanskrit Buddhist tradition of northern India. Motorcycle journey to Tibet will give an opportunity to see the world’s highest mountain peak “Mount Everest” and some other high mountains and rich culture of Tibetan plateau.

ITINERARY

day 1

Day 1. Arrive At Kathmandu

On arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. On arrival we will apply for Tibet Travel Permit and Chinese Group Visa. Brief on the itinerary and the tour will be given by your ride coordinator in the evening. The rest of the day is at Leisure.

day 2

Day 2. Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park

Soon after the breakfast we will start the first day of our ride to Chitwan National Park, Chitwan is famous for his rich Wildlife. Riding hours will be around 5-6Hrs, we will be able to reach Chitwan by evening.

day 3

Day 3: Chitwan National Park

Today we will explore the wild life safaris, Chitwan national park is best for its wildlife safari. Especially Bengal Tigers and One Horned Rhinos. (Cost for the safari is not included in the package)

day 4

Day 4. Chitwan to Kathmandu

Soon after the breakfast, we will start riding towards the Capital of Nepal that is Kathmandu, after navigating through the busy streets of Thamel we will reach Kathmandu by post lunch or early evening.

day 5

Day 5. Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

Drive from KTM Valley up to the China-Nepal Border, Some part paved road, some part bumpy road, you should drive very carefully. Altitude from KTM1300m to Syabrubesi 1750m where we stay.

day 6

Day 6: Syabrubesi to Kyirong (Tibet)

Drive across the Friendship Bridge(China-Nepal Border) to Kyirong town after finish all the documents process. You will see the green gorges at the edge of Himalaya mountain, and the landscape makes big change from snow land. We can drive to Naicun village to have a stunning view of Snow mountains and deep gorges of Kyirong valley

day 7

Day 7: Kyirong to Old Tingri, stay in Old Tingri

Drive up from Kyirong to the real Tibet Plateau, cross the Kuntanglhamo Pass(5236m),one the highest points along this trip, along the way, you will have a close view of Mt. Shixiabangma(8102m) and Pekutso lake . Arrive at Old Tingri, a nice place to have a far view or snow Himalaya mountains including Mt. Everest

day 8

Day 8 : Old Tingri-EBC-Shegar

Morning after Breakfast, drive to EBC, along the way, you will pass Gyawula Pass, 5190m, from here you can see the best view of panorama of Himalaya Range and 5mountains with altitude of more than 8000m. Visit Rongpuk monastery, after arrive EBC, the highest monastery in the world. After taking pictures, Drive back to Shegar(New Tingri).

day 9

Day 9: Shegar-Syaka-Shigatse

Drive to Sakya via Gyaotsola Pass(5200m), also very nice palce to view Himalaya Range. Pay a visit to Sakya monastery, an famous and ancient monastery of Sakya Sect, Tibetan Buddhism. Sakya monastery has a colossal collection of highly valuable art pieces, including abundance handwriting sutra that is said that copied by all the Tibetan calligraphists organized by Basiba. Sakya's collection of treasures also contains 3,000 pieces of sutras that have thousands of year history. The mural in Sakya Monastery is quite different from Dunhuang that has already become relic. Here the mural is still passed on from generation to generation Then Drive to Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet.

day 10

Day 10: Shigatse for License(working day), Stay in Shigatse

Whole day applying the License for Motorbikes and Drivers.

day 11

Day 11: Shigatse for License (working day), Stay in Shigatse

Today is kept for reservation, in case the License can not be done in one day. In the afternoon, you will visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery where you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. The monastery itself is abiding place for the successive Penchen Lamas. The main hall is the highest building of the monastery with gold roof. The monastery has many festivals and usually hold Buddhist ceremony, if you are lucky, you can see the monks with tall yellow hats praying and perform dance in the assembly hall or at the big yard.

day 12

Day 12: Shigatse-Lhasa via Gyangtse

Drive to Lhasa via Gyangtse, Gyantse is one of the few counties which has an old street over hundreds of year, and used to be the trade center of ancient western Tibet. Kubum Monastery is the symbol of the ancient town, it has a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome. there are 108 chapels and 100,000 Buddha sculptures. Such magnificent architecture is also the highest one in entire Tibet. And on the way visit Karola Glaicer and turquoise Yamdrok Lake.

day 13

Day 13: Lhasa city tour. Potala, Jorkhang temple

Today’s tour begins from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. It's situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. It's a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts. Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.

day 14

Day 14: Lhasa city Tour. Drepung monastery, Sera monastery

In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace. Afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon

day 15

Day 15: Departure from Lhasa to Kathmandu

Will bid a goodbye to the Land of High Mountains and head back to Kathmandu via flight.
  • 1. Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle throughout the trip.
  • 2. Twin sharing accommodation in boutique hotels or similar category.
  • 3. Set Menu Meals - Daily Breakfast.
  • 4. One backup vehicle with driver and fuel throughout the trip to carry luggage.
  • 5. Support staff – Experienced Road Captain with an additional motorcycle.
  • 6. Royal Enfield Certified mechanic with spare parts and tools for breakdown assistance.
  • 7. One Helmet Camera with Road Captain to shoot video of the entire motorcycle expedition.
  • 8. Two liters of mineral water per day per person throughout the trip.
  • 9. Airport transfers in Kathmandu and Lhasa.
  • 10. All entry tickets to Stupas, Monasteries, Sightseeing venues etc.
  • 11. All “Inner Line Permits” would be managed by Enfield Riders.
  • 12. Tibet Permit fee or visa fee.
  • 13. All border crossing deposit and bike transportation cost from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
  • 1. Government Service Tax as per actual would be charged on the package cost.
  • 2. Airfare from / to your originating city of stay.
  • 3. Items of personal nature viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or nonalcoholic.
  • 4. Fuel has to be borne by participants.
  • 5. Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'Inclusions’.
  • 6. Lunch and Dinner has to be borne by participants.
  • 7. All riding gears like Jackets, Helmets and Gloves.
  • 1. Enfield Riders Terms and conditions apply.
  • 2. The hotel confirmed will be as mentioned or similar category.
  • 3. All sightseeing is subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.
  • 4. Enfield Riders will not be liable in case the tour is affected because of weather, political, local or any other conditions arise during the duration of the trip. Any additional expenses incurred due to the same would be borne by the participants.
  • 5. It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card(Passport /International Driving License / Voter ID card).
  • 1. Enfield Riders Terms and conditions apply.
  • 2. The hotel confirmed will be as mentioned or similar category.
  • 3. All sightseeing is subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.
  • 4. Enfield Riders will not be liable in case the tour is affected because of weather, political, local or any other conditions arise during the duration of the trip. Any additional expenses incurred due to the same would be borne by the participants.
  • 5. It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card(Passport /International Driving License / Voter ID card).
  • 1. Enfield Riders Terms and conditions apply.
  • 2. The hotel confirmed will be as mentioned or similar category.
  • 3. All sightseeing is subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.
  • 4. Enfield Riders will not be liable in case the tour is affected because of weather, political, local or any other conditions arise during the duration of the trip. Any additional expenses incurred due to the same would be borne by the participants.
  • 5. It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card(Passport /International Driving License / Voter ID card).

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