From the 17th September to 8th October I will be cycling across the Himalayas to Mount Everest
18 Sep 11 9W7055 Delhi 12:10 Kathmandu 13:55
Rendezvous at the group hotel. Complimentary airport transfers are provided. KE Land Only
package services begin with the evening meal.
19 Sep 11 A free day in Kathmandu. Optional guided sightseeing tour of the city’s main attractions, which
include colourful Buddhist shrines and Hindu temples.
20 Sep 11 We return to Kathmandu airport to take the spectacular flight to Lhasa, which takes us over the
Himalaya and Everest. We meet our Tibetan hosts and transfer to the group hotel in Lhasa.
21 Sep 11 An acclimatisation and sightseeing day in Lhasa, to include a leisurely exploration of the 7th Century
Jokhang Temple and a visit to the Potala Palace.
22 Sep 11 An easy ride out to the Sera Monastery is the perfect way to aid the acclimatisation process.
Afternoon souvenir shopping or relaxing in a cafe in the Barkor.
23 Sep 11 Starting out on our epic ride, we ride the relatively level and straightforward stage, to the bottom of
the Khamba La at the foot of the pass.
24 Sep 11 Today we cross the Khamba La (4794m/15,730ft). Views of Yamdrok Lake, before dropping down
to a lovely campsite before Nakartse.
25 Sep 11 Next up is the Karo La (5050m/16,570ft). Descending from the pass, through a wonderful valley and
by way of a series of villages, we camp beneath the Simi La.
26 Sep 11 After an easy-angled climb to the Simi La, we enjoy a mostly downhill stage to Gyantse. Check in to
our hotel and afternoon free to explore the temple complex of the Kumbum.
27 Sep 11 Flat and fast for a morning’s ride to Shigatse, after checking into our hotel in the afternoon we have
time for exploring the Tashilhunpo monastery and local market.
28 Sep 11 A gradual climb today, as we approach the distant Tso La. A late lunch is taken at a pleasant site
besides the Ra Chu River and we set up camp before the pass.
29 Sep 11 Climb to the top of the Tso La (4500m/14764ft) for spectacular views of the main Himalaya Range.
Onwards to Lhatse and then a steady climb to a camp before the Gyamtso La.
30 Sep 11 Another tough climb to the high point of our route at the Gyamtso La (5220m/17,126ft). First views
of Everest, as we descend to Shegar and turn south to camp at Chay Village.
01 Oct 11 Heading now towards Everest, we make the tough ascent to the Pang La (5150m/16,897ft) for
outstanding views of the Himalaya, before descending to camp near Choesang.
02 Oct 11 A relatively steady morning ride to the Rongbuk Monastery where we set up our highest camp
(5000m/16,405ft) with stunning views of Everest. After lunch there is the option to make the return
ride up to basecamp.
03 Oct 11 An early start to give us the chance to bike back to the main road over the Lamma La. We set up
camp beside some welcome hot springs beyond Tingri.
04 Oct 11 Great views of Everest and Cho Oyu as we bike across the plateau to our idyllic camp, with green
grass and a crystal clear stream, below the Lalung La.
05 Oct 11 Two more high passes to cross today, with great views of Shishapangma. Then we commence our
mega-descent towards Nepal, stopping off at Nyalam, where we camp.
06 Oct 11 Today is a massive and seemingly endless descent down switchbacks, crossing into Nepal and ever
down to the Borderlands resort by the Bhote Khosi river.
07 Oct 11 A bit more downhill, then a final drag up to Dhulikhel on the rim of the Kathmandu Valley before
our final short descent to our hotel and celebrations to end an epic ride.
08 Oct 11 KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. Complimentary transfers to Kathmandu
International Airport are provided.
9W263 Kathmandu 09:30 Delhi 11:00
9W122 Delhi 13:45 Heathrow 18:30
17 Sep 11 9W121 Heathrow 20:45 Delhi 09:45 Next Day