Special Tours

Starting at

$ 3965

Duration : 19 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Visit Kathmandu 2/3 day (optional)before fly to Lhasa and spend 3 days for the necessary acclimatization enjoying the fascinating Lhasa. Trails navigating between Lhasa and Kathmandu, off Road to Rongbuk, the Valley beneath the Stunning North face of Mount Everest and the Everest Base Camp (5200m). You will visit all the major cities enroute, Gyantse, Shigatse, Lhatse, Shegar and Tinri are on the list.This Bicycle trip will provide you a fantastic, adventurious and special experience. It is ancient Tibet and modern China in the process of blending together. Tibet is enchanting. It is one of the most remote parts of the world. Most of Tibet, including Lhasa, is at an elevation of more than 3658 meter (12000 feet).

The distance in Tibet is very wide and the road is rough. So schedules are often disrupted by mechanical problem, floods, or landslides. To tackle the problems that arise out of these unforeseen circumstances you would certainly need spirit of adventure and patience. In fact your journey to Tibet would be a rewarding and unforgettable experience like the one Tibetan pilgrim get once they are in Lhasa.The highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, and another 8000-meter peak of Mt. Makalu dominates the breathtaking view.
The Bike tour provides opportunity to learn three religions, Buddhism, Lamaism and Hinduism, also the Tibetan culture, the country and people. All these make this journey a great tour of a lifetime.

Lhasa-Kathmandu tour is the worlds Longest & Deepest Mountain Bike tour. Pedal on endless crushed stone paved path and settlements, monasteries and Palaces. High point of this journey is when when travel to Rongbuk monastery and Mount Everest Base Camp (5200).

Eight-day overland journey to Lhasa is extended to include a side trip to the famous Rongbuk monastery and Everest base camp from Tibet side. Yamdrok Lake, Tashilumpo monastery at Xigatse, seat of Panchen Lama, lies en-route to Lhasa. The highway on the plateau that runs almost parallel to the Himalayan range offers dramatic view of the landscape. Four WD drive Toyota Land cruiser is used for the journey.
We arrange a private tour on your suitable and convenient dates. We also customise a tour or a trek to suit your exact requirements and dates. We will make every effort to make your trip smooth and hasselfree.

Night in Kathmandu before the tour: We suggest at least 2 to 3 nights in Kahtmandu to allow sufficient time to process your China/Tibet visa.


Potala Palace was built in 1645 and completed in 1693. It dominates the landscape in Lhasa. The palace is the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. It used to be the official residence of 13 Dalai Lamas. The magnificent building has over 1000 rooms. Inside there are many chambers; you can see brilliant frescoes paintings and great view of Lhasa. Jokhangtemple has valuable relics of Buddha and magnificent statues related to Tibet Buddhism. Often you come across devotees, who have come from far flung of Tibet, prostrating in and around. The sight of pilgrims prostrating themselves in front of Jhokang must be seen to be comprehended. This is something you can never see elsewhere. Jokhan temple in Lhasa is the spiritual center of Tibet where in the summer nomads meet other pilgrims on their way to the high pasture.

Sera monastery is one of the three important monasteries. It was built in 15th century. Once upon a time it used to have 5000 monks. It belongs to Gelugpa order known as Yellow Hat. The other important monastery around Lhasa is Drepung monastery. It used to have 8000 monks. They are thought in the tradition of Vajrayana, Tantra and Sutra.

Visit to the historical place of Zedang involve a long drive. It is 190km to the east of Lhasa in the Yarlung valley which is linked with the birth of Tibet's history. It would be very interesting to visit Samye monastery which is one of the oldest monastery in Tibet. The monastery is simply breath taking and inspiring.

 

Starting at

$ 3030

Duration : 20 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Kailash is located in western Tibet. It is a mysterious mountain for travelers and explorers but for Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and Bonpo adherent it is a sacred mountain. To the pilgrims who walk around the mountain path of 55-km Kailash parbat (mountain) is Meru in ice and stone. There is a strong belief among Hindus and Buddhist that a single walk around the holy mountain would wash away all the sins of a lifetime. Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims circle the peak in anti clockwise. The mountain is known as the throne of  "Shiva", a powerful God in Hindu mythology. Buddhist considers it as Kang Rinpoche, the precious Snow Mountain.  Devotee of Jain religion considers the peak as Mount Ashtpada. Rishabanatha, found of Jain faith, gained spiritual liberation on the summit of Mt. Kailash. Bon-po, pre Buddhist religion in Tibet, followers believes that this is the 'Nine storey Swastika Mountain' that leads to the heaven. The Kirantis, descendents of early mountain dwellers in the foothills of the Himalayas consider Shiva as Kirateshor – The God of Kiratis. The travelers and explorers see in its raw form the amazing beauty in the middle of dull landscape and the faithful feels that it is the sanctuary of the God which gives life to the entire human being. For everybody it is always something. Therefore it is the sublime soul of the entire region.

The flight over the Himalaya makes spectacular crossing rarely seen anywhere in the world. The lush green colour in Nepal slowly fades away and arid and dull gray plateau appears which in turn turns into blue sky as you land at Lhasa. The highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, and another 8000-meter peak of Mt. Makalu dominates the breathtaking view. 

Mt. Kailash is the sacred land for Buddhist, Hindus and Bonpo faithful. The mountain is known as the throne of “Shiva", a powerful God in Hindu mythology. Buddhist considers it as Kang Rinpoche, the precious Snow Mountain. Devotee of Jain religion considers the peak as Mount Ashtpada. Rishabanatha, founder of Jain faith, believed that he gained spiritual liberation on the summit of Mt. Kailash. Bon-po, pre Buddhist religion in Tibet, believes that this is the 'Nine storey Swastika Mountain' that lead to the heaven. Despite its barren and dry features the lake and the mountain has magnetic influence to devotees and visitors alike. The pilgrims walk and prostate around the mountain path of 55-km Kailash parbat (mountain) known to them as Meru in ice and stone. There is a strong belief among Hindus and Buddhist that a single walk around the holy mountain would wash away all the sins of a lifetime. Travelers and explorers see in its raw form the amazing beauty in the middle of dull landscape and the faithful feels that it is the sanctuary of the God which gives life to the entire human being. Everybody always find in it something valuable. Kailash peak and Mansarover Lake are situated at 4500 meter above sea level at the highest elevation on the Tibetan plateau. It is the source of holy rivers of South Asia like Indus, Sutlej, Brahamaputra and Karnali. It is the only peak in the entire Himalayan range revered as ultimate sanctity. It is also one of the highest Mountains in Tibet at over 6714m (22,022 ft) and Lake Manasarovar at 4558m (14,950 ft) is probably the highest freshwater lake in the world. Though the entire Himalaya is regarded as divine dwelling yet Mt. Kailash is the only peak in that is revered as ultimate sanctity. Pilgrim takes bath in the lake Mansarover, known as Mana (mind) of Brahama.

Kailash is certainly remote and difficult to reach especially in the extreme weather conditions and often on dusty and rough road. The distance from Kathmandu is about 1000 km and from Lhasa it is almost double. On the geographical aspect the mountain is the source of four great rivers that merge in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. It is the source of the civilization of Indus and Brahamaputra river valley in India. Despite the reality of Cultural Revolution in China and Tibet, regions around Kailash suffered least. Though many monuments around it and in the vicinity were destroyed yet the faith of its followers has remained stronger than ever. More than the pilgrimage of your lifetime it is truly an adventure that remains with you life long. 

From the plain at Tingri we continue to drive to Saga, Paryang and ultimately to the holy lake of Mansarover. We start our Parikrama (walk around) of Mt. Kailash from Darchen. After the parikrama we drive back same road to Saga and make gradual descent to Nyalamu and Zangmu, cross the Kodari Bridge and drive to Kathmandu.

Lhasa:
In Lhasa we visit Potala palace. The palace was built in 1645 and completed in 1693. It dominates the landscape. It is the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. It used to be the official residence of 13 Dalai Lamas. The Potala is a magnificent building of over 1000 rooms. Inside the many chambers you can see brilliant frescoes paintings and great view of Lhasa. Jokhang temple is the spiritual center of Tibet thus another important place to visit. It has valuable relics of Buddha and magnificent statues related to Tibet Buddhism. Often you encounter devotees who have come from far flung of Tibet prostrating in and around the temple. This is something you can never see elsewhere. The sight of pilgrims prostrating themselves in front of Jhokang must be seen to be comprehended. Tibetans from remote part of the country makes their pilgrimage to Lhasa. It is pilgrimage of their lifetime. As you go around Jokhang temple, Lhasa’s cathedral, you come across with pilgrims prostrating themselves, tall Khampas with red braids in their hair, Chinese tourists, and traders selling goods that you cannot imagine. Around Jokhang is Barkhor bazaar (market) where you can shop and bargain. This lively place is also a meeting place for nomads passing though Lhasa in the summer. They are to meet each other for pilgrimage before they are on their way to the high pasture. 

Sera monastery is one of the three important monasteries. It was built in 15th century. Once upon a time it used to have 5000 monks. It belongs to Gelugpa order known as Yellow Hat. The other important monastery around Lhasa is Drepung monastery. It used to have 8000 monks. They are thought in the tradition of Vajrayana, Tantra and Sutra. 
attached bath room and hot-water.

Starting at

$ 3855

Duration : 12 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Buddhist, Hindus and Bonpo faithful consider Mt. Kailash as their sacred land. The mountain is known as the throne of “Shiva", a powerful God in Hindu mythology. Buddhist considers it as Kang Rinpoche, the precious Snow Mountain. Devotee of Jain religion considers the peak as Mount Ashtpada.  Rishabanatha, founder of Jain faith, believed that he gained spiritual liberation on the summit of Mt. Kailash. Bon-po, pre Buddhist religion in Tibet, believes that this is the 'Nine story Swastika Mountain' that lead to the heaven. Despite its barren and dry features the lake and the mountain has magnetic influence to devotees and visitors alike. The pilgrims walk and prostate around the mountain path of 55-km Kailash parbat (mountain) known to them as Meru in ice and stone. There is a strong belief among Hindus and Buddhist that a single walk around the holy mountain would wash away all the sins of a lifetime. Travelers and explorers see in its raw form the amazing beauty in the middle of dull landscape and the faithful feels that it is the sanctuary of the God which gives life to the entire human being. Everybody always find in it something valuable. Kailash peak and Mansarover Lake are situated at 4500 meter above sea level at the highest elevation on the Tibetan plateau. It is the source of holy rivers of South Asia like Indus, Sutlej, Brahamaputra and Karnali. It is the only peak in the entire Himalayan range revered as ultimate sanctity. It is also one of the highest Mountains in Tibet at over 6714m (22,022 ft) and Lake Manasarovar at 4558m (14,950 ft) is probably the highest freshwater lake in the world. Though the entire Himalayas is regarded as divine dwelling yet Mt. Kailash is the only peak in that is revered as ultimate sanctity. Pilgrim takes bath in the lake Mansarover, known as Mana (mind) of Brahama.

The place is certainly remote and difficult to reach especially in the extreme weather conditions and often on dusty and rough road. The distance from Kathmandu is about 1000 km and from Lhasa it is almost double. On the geographical aspect the mountain is the source of four great rivers that merge in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. It is the source of the civilization of Indus and Brahamaputra river valley in India. Despite the reality of Cultural Revolution in China and Tibet, regions around Kailash suffered least. Though many monuments around it and in the vicinity were destroyed yet the faith of its followers has remained stronger than ever. More than the pilgrimage of your lifetime it is truly an adventure that remains with you life long.  

We fly to Nepaljung. Stay overnight at Nepaljung. Next day early in the morning we take helicopter flight to Hilsa. This is a remote village on Nepal side of the border. We cross the border and travel to Khojarnath and Sera. A waiting transport takes us to Taklakot known as Purang for Nepalese. It is the main trading center of this region. As we leave the mountain terrain of Nepal the green and wet monsoon weather changes to dry, cold and sunshine at the plateau. The sky is deep blue with scattered cloud. From Taklakot we drive to Mansarover Lake and to Darchen to start the walk around Mt. Kailash.  We return back to Darchen and drive back to Taklakot and Hilsa to take our helicopter flight back to Nepaljung. Fly from Nepaljung to Kathmandu.

You would enjoy supreme mountain grandeur in an unbelievably isolated and serene setting. This region of the Himalayas is virtually unpopulated, although some nomadic herders maybe seen around the lake. You may also meet pilgrims doing their spiritual journey to Mt. Kailash.

The total distance around Mt. Kailash is 55km. Yaks and porters carry camping gear and food. You follow the guide and other pilgrim on the trail around the holy mountain. The camp staff takes care of meals and sleeping during the entire parikrama (walk around). The staff takes care of every need. You walk on your own pace though local takes less than 3 days to complete the round. Beside the normal walk chanting mantra there are other people who make full body prostration throughout the parikrama. It is an amazing sight. The walk around Kailash is a pious thing to do for both Hindus and Buddhist.

Starting at

$ 2135

Duration : 1 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Easy and quick way for the pilgrimage to the birthplace of Buddha is to take the helicopter flight to Lumbini. Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha, born as Shakya prince Siddhartha Gautam in 543 B.C. It is about 250 kilimeters southwest of Kathmandu in the flat plains of the Terai and spread out over five miles of landscaped gardens.

Instead of north to see the Himalayas you will be flying south to the plain. In fact your flight takes you southeast direction towards Bhairawa. The weather becomes hotter than in Kathmandu but as you approach Lumbini garden you are in the vicinity of the land where Gautam Buddha was born. You will stop at Lumbini garden for 30 minutes to see and visit the archaeological sites, vihars, and the garden that are being recreated and preserved. Most sublime thing is your presence on the holy site where once upon a time Sidhartha Gautam, light of the world, was born to give enlightenment to the people.

How to Book this trip?
Fill up the request form by clicking BOOK NOW. Give us your arrival details in Kathmandu. If you need hotel booking in Kathmandu please mention the same in your request. Once we receive your request we will book your helicopter tour and send you our bank details to send deposit for the booking. Please note that in peak time like March, April and May and October and November all the helicopters are busy so deposit is must in order to hold helicopter On your desired dates.

Starting at

$ 925

Duration : 8 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Arrive Kathmandu. On the next day take a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and Patan Durbarsquare. On third day we fly to Lhasa. Upon arrival we take you to a wonderful and fascinating journey into the cultural heartland of Tibet - Yarlung Valley, Samye gompa, and Lhasa. Yarlung valley is the cradle of Tibetan culture and burial place of first Tibetan king. The valleys are full of legends and myths. The most impressive is regarding Yumbu Lhakhang. It is reputed to be the oldest building in Tibet. Legend has it that this impressive tapering structure was built as a tribute to the first king of Tibet, Nyentri Tsenpo, who is believed to have descended from heaven. These valleys are also known as birthplace of the Tibetan people. The legendary monkey’s cave is way up on a hill called Gangpo Ri known as the ‘Valley of Tombs’. En-route to Lhasa we travel to Samey, the oldest monastery founded in 779 AD. While in Lhasa we will wander around the Barkor bazaar, its narrow streets and neighborhoods that has rich traditional Tibetan life. Here you have chance to discover Old Tibet. You would be amazed to see the sight of pilgrims prostrating themselves in front of Jhokang temple. Tibetans from remote parts of the country makes their pilgrimage of a life time to Lhasa to prostrate around the temple. In this city center you would encounter tall Khampas with red braids in their hair, Chinese tourists, and traders selling goods that you cannot imagine. We visit photogenic Potala palace, Drepung and Sera monastery. This is a wonderful tour to experience and see insight of Tibetan life, their philosophy and religion. Fly back to Kathmandu, stay overnight and leave Kathmandu next day.

Potala Palace was built in 1645 and completed in 1693. It dominates the landscape in Lhasa. The palace is the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. It used to be the official residence of 13 Dalai Lamas. The magnificent building has over 1000 rooms. Inside there are many chambers; you can see brilliant frescoes paintings and great view of Lhasa. Jokhang Temple has valuable relics of Buddha and magnificent statues related to Tibet Buddhism. Often you come across devotees, who have come from far flung of Tibet, prostrating in and around. The sight of pilgrims prostrating themselves in front of Jhokang must be seen to be comprehended. This is something you can never see elsewhere. Jokhan temple in Lhasa is the spiritual center of Tibet where in the summer nomads meet other pilgrims on their way to the high pasture.

Sera monastery is one of the three important monasteries. It was built in 15th century. Once upon a time it used to have 5000 monks. It belongs to Gelugpa order known as Yellow Hat. The other important monastery around Lhasa is Drepung monastery. It used to have 8000 monks. They are thought in the tradition of Vajrayana, Tantra and Sutra.

Visit to the historical place of Zedang involve a long drive. It is 190 km to the east of Lhasa in the Yarlung valley which is linked with the birth of Tibet's history. It would be very interesting to visit Samye monastery which is one of the oldest monastery in Tibet. The monastery is simply breathtaking and inspiring.

The flight over the Himalayas makes spectacular crossing rarely seen anywhere in the world. The lush green colour in Nepal slowly fades away and arid and dull gray plateau appears which in turn turns into blue sky as you land at Lhasa. The highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, and another 8000-meter peak of Mt. Makalu dominates the breathtaking view.

Starting at

$ 2845

Duration : 11 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

This tour leaves Kathmandu every Saturday. We drive to the Chinese border and stay overnight at Zangmu. Next day drive through narrow valley to Nelamu. The road gradually winds up to the pass and descend to Shegar. The road continue eastward on the Tibetan plateau along the Himalayan range. The view of the entire Himalayan range from Tingri plain is wonderful. You get to see Mt. Everest from a different perspective.  We stop at Shigatse to see Tashilhunpo monastery. It  is the most important monastery outside Lhasa. We stop at Gyantse to see the golden pagoda or Palgor Chorten considered as one of the most famous monument in Tibet. The chorten  was built in 15th century for worship only. The top of the pagoda is made of copper heavily gilded with gold. On the last day of the travel we drive along the shore of Yamdrok-lake known as “Turquoise Lake.”  The road gradually climbs up to 4786 meter Kamba-la (pass) and descends to the valley. The drive from the floor of the valley is spectacular all along the bank of Brahmaputra river, past yak skin boat and giant carved Buddha, through Tibetan villages and then into the valley that leads to Lhasa. As you approach Lhasa you get first glimpse of the golden roofs of the Potala Palace. Fly back to Kathmandu to catch your onward flight

Most of Tibet, including Lhasa, is at an elevation of more than 3658 meter (12000 feet). The sight of pilgrims prostrating themselves in front of Jhokang must be seen to be comprehended. Tibetans from remote part of the country makes their pilgrimage to Lhasa. It is pilgrimage of their lifetime. As you go around Jokhang temple, Lhasa’s cathedral, you come across with pilgrims prostrating themselves, tall Khampas with red braids in their hair, Chinese tourists, and traders selling goods that you cannot imagine.

The flight over the Himalaya makes spectacular crossing rarely seen anywhere in the world. The lush green colour in Nepal slowly fades away and arid and dull gray plateau appears which in turn turns into blue sky as you land at Lhasa. The highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, and another 8000-meter peak of Mt. Makalu dominates the breathtaking view.

 

Starting at

$ 2895

Duration : 01 Days

Group Size : 2 pax

Fly across the panoramic Himalayan ranges that are covered with snow. As you take off from Kathmandu Langtang Lirung (7245m) looms before you. The chopper turns east towards Gaurishanker and Everest. As you travel you will be watching unrestricted view of Gosaithan (8046m), Chhoba Bhamare (5496m), Gaurishanker (7134m), Melungtse (7161m), Chugimago (6259m) and then prominent peaks like Numbur (6957m) and Cho Oyu (8201m) appear as you approach Syangboche airstrip. The flight may land at Lukla (2800m) airstrip before heading to Syngboche. The fight journey continue through Dudh Koshi valley that leads to the beautiful alpine lake at Gokyo (4750m). The helicopter hover round Tawache peak (6542m) and follow Imja valley to Everest Base camp (5364m). The photogenic peak of Amadablam (6814) and Thamserku (6618m) in the east looms very close. You may stop Thyangboche monastery or at Syangboche for a brake. The close of view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m) and Pumori (7165m) are everlasting memory. Return to an airstrip at Syangboche for breakfast. The close up view of Amadablam is simply mesmerizing.

Aircraft- Ecureuil AS350 and Bell 206 III Long Ranger are used for the flight. The interior of the helicopters are well furnished and sound proof. It can carry maximum 5 persons plus pilots depending upon the altitude it has to go. These aircraft can reach a maximum of 4800-meter (16000-ft.). Though the flight is expensive but within a short time you are very closed to the mountain and the people who lives there.
Since you will be flying high little above 5000-meter elevation the helicopter will not be able to carry more than 2 person at one time. For more than 2 persons a logistics arrangement has to be made. The places you visit also depend upon the logistics of the flight. Our representative will meet you the day before your flight and will brief you about the trip. The weather plays a crucial factor for the flight to take place. For any cancellation 10% service change will be deducted.

 


 
 
 
 
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