Himalaya from Tibet motorcycle tour

China, Tibet, Lhasa

Ride the World Top Roof on BMW motorcycle from Lhasa to discover Tibet for 16 days

Start/Finish Lhasa/Lhasa
Nearest Airport Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Duration 16 days
Route The World highest mountain road for motorcycle
Accommodetions Hotel Middle Class
Rest Day 3 days with one day for China Driving Permit
Riding Day 13 days riding
Total Distance
Daily Mileage
Best Season to ride

- Explore the Himalayan - the world top roof on motorcycle

- Experience Tibetan culture

- Everest Base Camp

Minium Number of Participants 15 bikers

Tibet  is a historical region covering much of the Tibetan Plateau in Inner Asia. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as MonpaTamangQiangSherpa, and Lhoba peoples and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han Chinese and Hui people. Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 5,000 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.

Day 1, Arrival in Lhasa

Welcome by local guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel by private bus.

You will have a short health test to confirm that you are able to drive a car safely. Applying Chinese riding license at traffic police station with your passport, original riding license and health xamination table. Some people may have altitude sickness today, it’s normal. Drink more water, pee more. Walk slowly, don’t jump!

- Welcome Dinner

- Gang-Gyan Hotel

Day 2, Lhasa sightseeing

The traffic police office will take one day to prepare your new temporary Chinese riding license, After breakfast take a tour of Lhasa visiting Jokhang temple and Potala palace. Located midway along Octagonal Street, Jokhang Temple (the name means “assembly place” in Tibetan) is where lamas gather to lecture on Lamaist doctrines in the first month of the lunar calendar each year. With its round golden roof and two golden goats holding glittering wheels at the top of the main gate, the four-story hall is a magnificent sight.

- B, L, D

- Gang-Gyan Hotel

Day 3: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse (280km, 6hrs, altitude: 3600m)

After breakfast at your hotel ride we start to ride to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. On the way pay a visit to Gyantse (3977m) YamdrokTso Lake.

- B, L, D

- Vanray International Resort

Day 4: Shigatse-Sakya- Lhaze - Tingri (200km, 4 hrs, altitude: 4300m)

Heading to Tingri today, last stop before the Everest,

- B, L, D

- Qomulangma hotel

Day 5: Tingri - Rongbuk Monastery- Lhaze ( 9 hours, altitude: 4012m)

Ride to Rongbuk Monastery situated below the northern face of Mt. Everest. Continue the road to Old Tingri after the visit.

- B, L, D

- Lhatse Shanghai Hotel

Day 6, Lhaze - Zhongba (465km, 8.5 hours, altitude: 4772m)

Drive on towards Saga from Old Tingri .

- B, L, D

- Guest house in Zhongba county

Day 7, Zhongba - Darchen (340km, 5 hours, altitude: 4560m)

Morning ride to Darchen. Darchen is the major administrative hub of Kailash region with basic development in infrastructure and facility.

- B, L, D

- Darchen Himalaya hotel

Day 8, Darchen - Tsada (210km, 4 hours, altitude: 3700m)

Ride to Tsada,visit Dungkar & Piyang Cave on the road.

- B, L, D

- Chateau hotel

Day 9, Tsada - Shiquanhe (210km, 4 hours, altitude: 4300m)

Ride to Shiquanhe (4300 m), capital of Ngari district with only 20-year history behind. On the way admiring the Tsada earth forest, you walk in the secluded valley of Tsada-Erdwald, you feel like walk in the ruins of a huge old city. It is a wild and imposing Picture, as far as the eye can see.

- B, L, D

- Xiangxiong star hotel

Day 10, Shiquanhe - Gê’gya County - Gêrzê County (490km, 7 hours riding, altitude: 4700m)

- B, L, D

- Gêrzê Ecological hotel 400

Day 11, Gêrzê County - Dongco village - Nyima County (340km, 4.5 hours riding, altitude: 5000m)

- B, L, D

- guest house in Nyima county 300

Day 12, Nyima County - Shuanghu county (392km, 7.5 hours riding , altitude: over 5000m)

- B, L, D

- Guest house in shuanghu county 300

Day 13, Shuanghu county - Selincuo Lake - Pangkog tso - Baingoin County (460km, 7 hours, altitude: 4800m)

- B, L, D

- Guest house in Baingoin county 300

Day 14, Baingoin County - Namtso lake (457km, 8 hours, altitude: 4700m) - Damxung County

- B, L, D

- Hongyuan hotel 400

Day 15, Namtso lake - Lhasa (221km, 5 hours)

Ride back to Lhasa and return motorbike.

- B, L, D

- Gang-Gyan Hotel

Day 16, Departure from Lhasa.

Private transfer back to the airport for your departure

- B

This tour is not available in March and from 1-7 October

sharing room, riding 2 up sharing room, riding solo single room, riding solo
Tour price per person sharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
BMW F800 GS $ 4999 $ 5773
BMW R1200 GS $ 5989 $ 6763

*price is base on one people for one motorbike.

* single room supplement is 500 usd.

*The deposit for motorcycles should be paid by the guests themselves.

Deposit 1.500 USD per motorbike (G310 GS)

Deposit 2.250 USD per motorbike (F800 GS)

Deposit 4.490 USD per motorbike (R1200 GS)


Price include:

- Motorbike (including gasoline)

- Food mentioned in itinerary (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D=dinner) 100 yuan/person/day

- Hotel mentioned in itinerary with hearty breakfast

- Professional and fluent English speaking guide

- Tickets for those places: Potala palace, Jokhang temple, Tashilunpo monastery, the Everest Base camp and YamdrokTso. Tickets for other attractions are not included in the price. If you want to visit, please purchase your own tickets.

- Driving license and Tibet Permit for biker

- Compulsory Traffic Accident Liability Insurance

- Chinese support car

- Airport transfer with comfortable vehicle


Price exclude:

- Any air-flying ticket

- Tips to your guide and driver

- Private vehicle cost: road toll, traffic accident compensation, repairing cost, spare part and parking;

- Visa fee for China: we can provide letter of invitation, itinerary, and hotel list for several nights.

- Personal expense: drinks, souvenir, and other personal charge;

  • Stage 1

    05/05 ~ 20/05
    Tibet motorcycle tour May, 2020

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