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KAILASH MANASAROVAR GUIDED MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE - WESTERN TIBET MOTORCYCLE TOUR FROM NEPAL

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Destination

Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar

Region

Western Tibet and Langtang Region

Max.Altitude

5,236 Meters

Grade

Moderate to Challenging

Activity

Riding Adventure

Duration

13 Days

Route

Kyirong - Saga - Manasaravor - Kailash

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation

Hotel / Guest House

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the tour

Transportation

Kathmandu / Kailash / Kathmandu

Start/End

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Persons

Best Season

Apr, May, June, Sep & Oct
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Overview

Kathmandu to Holy Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Guided Motorbike Adventure.  Tour in Nepal and China, West Tibet Expedition – Itinerary

Holy Mount Kailash Manasarovar Guided Motorbike  Adventure Tour lets you explore west Tibet. This tour let us explore Nepal and Tibet, China in one single ride. West Tibet exposes more of the wilder Tibet Tour than any other tour. On this tour, we will visit some of the most valuable pilgrimage and lakes to different religions. During this motorbike adventure, you will ride on the high elevation destination. Mount Kailash riding adventure is a spiritual ride of a lifetime and also a dream for many. Riders will also get to see people devoting to Lord Shiva of Hindu Culture.

 

West Tibet Kailash Manasarovar Motorbike Adventure Route Map 

West Tibet Motorbike adventure to Mount Kailash and Manasarovar starts from Kathmandu, Nepal. We start this tour with a visit to some of the historical and cultural sites of Kathmandu. We will also pray to the temple of Lord Shiva at Pashupatinath for a safe ride to Mount Kailash. On this ride of 14 days, we will visit Holy Lake Manasarovar and do a parikrama of Mount Kailash.

Kathmandu to Mount Kailash Manasarovar route maps shows us the best of West Tibet. We start with our ride to Rasuwa Gadhi located in Langtang Region. Later we will cross Tibet then have a visit to Kyirong and Saga.

Once we cross Saga we will ride to the holiest Lake Manasarovar and reach Darchen. We make all the preparation for the Kailash Spiritual tour or Kora of 3 days. Once complete we ride all the way back to Nepal Tibet Border in Kyirong. Later we ride back to Kathmandu and take a flight to the next destination.

 

What to expect while on the West Tibet Kailash  and Manasarovar Motorbike Adventure

Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Motorbike Adventure is a different approach to spiritual tours. While riding we will explore more of the wild west Tibet, China. Mount Kailash also hosts its own festival called Saga Dawa Festival. During this time lots of travelers from different parts of the world visited here. They will pray for their good health and the prosperity of the family, friends, and themselves. 

Riders will also get the chance to capture more on their camera and in their eyes. One can also get a glimpse of high elevation wildlife. If you are lucky you will also catch a glimpse of Snow Leopard during this ride.

 

West Tibet Motorbike  Adventure Tour Highlights

  • Visit cultural and historic sites of Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Explore monasteries of Wild West Tibet, China.
  • Ride a motorbike through Langtang National Park
  • Experience riding adventure in the high altitude land of above 4000 to 5000 meters
  • Visit Nomadic settlement tribe of Tibet around Mount Kailash
  • Enjoy the majestic view of Mount Kailash and a dip in Lake Manasarovar
  • Get refreshed while staying in a natural hot spring
  • Experiencing riding from Kathmandu, Nepal to Kailash in Tibet, China
  • Ride for a total of 1600 kilometers including high passes
  • Extend Tibet Motorbike tour including Lhasa and Everest Base Camp

 

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Itinerary

01
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)

Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to the hotel. On the way get the view of UNESCO world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple on the right. 

02
Chinese Visa Preparation day and Sightseeing Tour

After Breakfast visits some of the heritage sites for sightseeing in Kathmandu. Some of the heritage sites include Boudhanath Stupa and  Pashupatinath Temple. We will also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. 
Parikrama Treks will apply for a Chinese visa or your travel to Tibet. 

03
Sightseeing and Bike Introduction

After Breakfast, we will take a drive to another sightseeing destination. We will visit Swayambhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square. 

Later we will have a bike introduction and take a short stroll around the Hotel Premises.

04
Motorbike Adventure Ride to China Border, Kerung from Kathmandu. (124 km / 8 Hours)

Today we start in the early morning to enjoy our riding adventure. We start with a ride to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city. We will take a steep winding descent to Trishuli. We will ride along the hills, deep forest, and flowing streams. We will also make an entry to Langtang National Park and later ride to Nepal Tibet Border. We will make a stay at Syabrubesi for a night stay. 

05
Cross Nepal Tibet border and Ride to Kerung (24 km)

Today we will cross Nepal Tibet Border and take a short ride to the first city Kerung. Today we will ride a total of 24 kilometers enjoying the greenery on the way. We will also ride along the waterfall and cross several checkpoints.

06
Ride to Saga (230km / 6 hours) 4450m

Today we will start to ride west of Tibet. We will experience stunning views of mountains and stunning Tibetan landscape. We will also ride the high passes of above 5000 meters on this day. Once we reach Sage we will get a glimpse of Modern Tibet. We will have basic accommodation for your night's stay. 

07
Ride to Lake Manasarovar 4,580m (370 km / 7 hrs)

Today's ride will take us to the huge fresh lake at the high altitude of the Tibet landscape. During the ride, we will have stunning views of Mount Kailash. We will also cross Mayum la an entry point to Wild West Tibet. Later ride to Horchu near lake Manasarovar for a night stay. 

08
Explore Lake Manasarovar and Ride to Darchen 4,575m (40km / 1 Hour)

Today we start with an exploration around Lake Manasarovar. We will also visit Tsui Monastery or visit the natural hot spring near the lake. Later we take a ride of 40 km to reach Darchen. ON the way we will enjoy the view of Mount Kailash from a different angle. 

09
Walk to Dirapuk (18 km / 7 hrs) 5000 m Mt Kailash Parikrama Begins

Today we leave the bike and start a kora / Parikrama of Mount Kailash. It is an exciting day as we walk along the rocky cliffs and waterfalls. This 15 km trail will take almost 7 hours to reach Dirapuk. On the way, we will have a North Face view of Mount Kailash.

10
The second day of walking Tour to Kailash Parikrama (6-7 hours )

Today is a long day walk from Derapuk to Jhutulpuk. We will cross the Dolma La pass at 5670 meters on this holiest pilgrimage hike. ON the top we will do the holiest offering and take time for meditation. Later we hike downhill to reach Jhutulpuk for the night stay.

11
Third-day end of Kailash Parikrama and Ride back to Saga (490 km / 8 hrs)

Today we will follow the flat and easy tail of 2-3 hours. Later we reach the pickup vehicle and drive to Darchen. We will start the throttle and start the ride to Saga. We will have a last look at Lake Manasarovar and set off from the Kailash region. Finally, we retrace our ride all the way to Saga.

12
Ride back to Kerung (230 km / 6 hrs)

We take the same roadway back to Kerung. We make final preparation to cross Nepal Tibet immigration tomorrow.

13
Cross Nepal Tibet border. Ride to Kathmandu (128 km / 9 hrs)

Early in the morning, we ride our motorbike to the Kerung border. After immigration formalities in both countries, ride back to Kathmandu.

14
Departure

Kathmandu to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar Motorbike adventure journey ends.

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What is Included

  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfer in a private car, accompanied by an English speaking representative
  • 3 nights 3-star Hotel on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu with breakfast and inclusive of all applicable govt.taxes
  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu as per the itinerary with a private vehicle and English speaking guide
  • Hotels / Guest House in Tibet on twin sharing (3-star standard Hotels)
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries for both Motorbikes and members
  • Mt Kailash Conservation fee for members, bikes, Crews, and vehicle
  • All necessary Tibet entry and road permits
  • Motorbike custom entry fee at China custom
  • Temporary Motor Bike license and driving license
  • 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide
  • Hire of 500 CC Royal Enfield Motorcycle and spare parts of bikes(Whichever applicable)for the entire trip
  • One mechanic from Nepal, their accommodation, meals, and daily wages.
  • Cost of fuel for the bikes and mechanic as well as engine oil top-up
  • Back up the support of a Truck to carry support staff and clients personal baggage/gears, a guide from Tibet
  • Deposit Amount in Chinese Custom by Parikrama Treks
  • Manasarovar entrance fee
  • Kailash entrance fee
  • environment fee for Motor to Tarpoche

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What is Excluded

  • Air ticket and Air tax if needed
  • Lunch in Kathmandu and throughout the tour in Tibet (Approx 10-18 US$ per meal)
  •  Nepal entry & and re-entry of $ 40.00 for 30 days upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport or Nepal Border
  • China/Tibet Visa fee US$ 114 per person. extra US$ 95 pp for American nationals
  • Personal biking clothing including Helmets
  • Photography charges for still and Video cameras at Monasteries in Tibet
  • Emergency and Evacuation costs, travel / medical insurance / Personal insurance of the riders
  •  Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses
  • Bank transfer fees, cancellation fee if there is an unforced situation, Politically disturbance any region of Visa rejected by the Chinese Embassy
  • Personal nature such as bar bills, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, extra mileage, personal gratuities such as tips to guides, drivers, and Mechanics
  • Costs incurred due to natural calamities, strikes, and break downs and beyond the control and its associates
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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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