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World record attempted… Read the organizer's diary
Your cross-country adventure starts from the Nepalese capital city of Kathmandu to the Tibetan capital Lhasa, driving through high mountain trails that bring you to the base camp of the "Roof of the World". Each day we have a leisurely breakfast before starting and stop for lunch on the way at local restaurants.
Day 01: Kathmandu - Kodari - Zanghmu - Nyalam (190 Km)
Your grand tour starts from Kathmandu early at 6 O'clock driving northeast to the border, the road is well-paved until the last major town before the border. Driving through, you will glimpse a few of the Himalayan giants...peaks including Ganesh Himal, Gaurishanker and many others to the north, the green beauty of the countryside giving you a thrilling sense of the vast Himalayan wall we will cross on our eventual journey into Tibet.
The off-road starts from the Bhote koshi river gorge and continues for the rest of the trip. Upon reaching the border town Kodari the departure stamp from Nepal is issued and you enter the Chinese border town of Zhangmu, locally known as KHASA. Here you will meet our Tibetan guide as well as a lorry for stocking up on the necessary supplies.. After the immigration formalities, you will be heading 30 kilometres straight uphill, leaving all the lush greenery far below, to reach Nyalam at an elevation of 3500 metres. The air is thin; the landscape is almost tree-less. After gaining 2300 metres in altitude in one day, you might feel a bit dizzy so a rest is necessary here. You will have rooms at the best local lodge and get ready for dinner.

Day 02: Nyalam - Tingri - Lhatze (260 Km)
The route gradually ascends to the high pass of Lablung La at 5050 metres. If the weather is clear a close-up view of the high Himalayas (Gaurishanker, Shisapangma to Langtang range) can be seen. While driving you will encounter some beautiful villages reflecting the unspoilt beauty of Tibet itself. On a clear day, a stunning view of Mount Everest can be seen from Tingri, where we stop for lunch. Riding along the gravelled road you will cross another high pass of 5220 m "Gyatsola" before reaching tonight's destination; Lhatze at an elevation of 3900 metres, and stay overnight at a local hotel.
Note: Due to the possible altitude problem, you first drive to Lhasa so that you will have enough time for acclimatization and won't have a problem to beat the World record by driving to the Advance base camp of Everest.
Day 03: Lhatze - Shakya Monastery - Shigatse (200 Km)
A typical day riding between the villages that brings us to the historic Monastery of "Shakya" then to Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet. The ride today is across Yulung La (4950 metres), over fairly unpaved roads in the plateau area. After reaching Shigatse, you will take a room in a better hotel and relax. If interested, you can visit the "Tashilhumpo Monastery", a vast monastery with its own streets, housing sectors, plazas, back alleys and complex of temples and halls. Shigatse's elevation is 4000 metres.
Day 04: Shigatse - Gyantse (90 Km)
Your drive on to Gyantse takes us through intensely agricultural, cultivated areas. Much of the gravel road is lined with poplar trees, which are a distinctly Tibetan feature. The drive on this day is just 90 km but, if interested, you can drive to the small, picturesque village of Kardoi from Gyantse (120 km round trip). This excursion will also take you to an old castle, Kumbum and Palcho Chode monastery. The hotel in Gyantse has good facilities, like the one in Shigatse. Elevation - 3950 metres.
Day 05: Gyantse - Lhasa (280 Km)
You will drive mostly on a paved road, though there is an off-road route from Gyantse to the turquoise Lake "Yamdrok Tso". You will be crossing the high pass of "Karo La" at 5050m then continue your drive to Lhasa. On arriving you may feel as though we have left Tibet and entered China, for the Chinese influence - signs, people on the street, development - is ever more pervasive. And upon reaching Lhasa itself, you will see the suffocation of the old Tibet by the new layers of Chinese infrastructure, covering nearly 100% of the city. Lhasa is a sprawling, modern Chinese city with polluted air and horn-honking traffic congestion but we will stay there for two full days to acclimatise and take in the awe-inspiring Potala and other parts of thisr World heritage site Elevation - 3650 metres.
Day 06 & 07: At Lhasa
Potala Palace Ganden Monastery
Riding around Lhasa visiting the various interesting sites (Potala Palace, Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka palace etc).You will ride to Ganden Monastery (65 Km from Lhasa) on the 7th day.
Day 08: Lhasa - Shigatse (250 Km)
Your riding today will be on paved road. After having breakfast we'll follow the riverbed of the Kyi Chu River, this is the same way back until road adjacent to a bridge at the Brahmaputra valley. Then we take the straight highway riding on the riverbed of the "Yarlung Tsangpo" to Shigatse, stay at the hotel.
Day 09: Shigatse - Tingri (315 Km)
A long ride, largely off-road, you will start today after a good breakfast. The 160 km from Shigatse to Shakya Monastery will be familiar and we then continue off-road to Tingri via Chamco where we need to cross a river, a challenging day. Stay in a guesthouse at Tingri.
Day 10: Tingri - Everest Base Camp (120 Km)
Today will be full of excitement. Here starts the real taste of the "Top of the World"; the remoteness shows the real beauty of the area that will doubtless convince you that the long journey has been worth every minute. Riding through the barren landscape you will finally arrive at Rongbuk where we will stay for the next 3 nights at the monastery guest house. Don't expect any great comfort or luxuriant accommodation in such a remote area, but you won't need much persuasion to spend the rest of the day relaxing. Elevation - 4900 metres.
Day 11 & 12: Base camp - advanced base camp of Everest
You will explore the base camp surroundings and ride our Honda 250 CC bike to the advance base camp of the "Top of the World" at an elevation of 6200 metres and beat the WORLD RECORD for motor biking at altitude. Like each and every mountaineer dreams to be on the top of the Everest, our team of motorbike riders dreams to be the first to take their motorbikes to such a high point, a lifetime achievement! A real adventure of a lifetime!!!
Day 13: Rongbuk (Everest base camp) - Tingri - Nyalam (330 Km)
With redoubled spirit, after our world record attempt, we will be ready for another long ride to Nyalam to the North-west, ascending via Lablung La (5120 meters) and Thong La pass. Here we will see the northern front of the great Himalayan range. A wall of spectacular snow clad giants on the Nepal side of the border. Stay at a guesthouse at Nyalam.
Day 14: Nyalam - Zhanghmu - Kodari - Kathmandu (180 Km)
Beginning with a 35 kilometre run downhill from Nyalam to Zhangmu, the altitude drops dramatically by 1300 metres in approximately 1.5 hours. As Zhangmu is the exit point, we will follow custom clearance, immigration & check post clearance both in Tibet and across the border in Nepal. Continue driving to Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Tour ends…
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