Day 6: Bike from Shigatse to Gyachung Monastery (75 km)
Before today’s cycling, you can spend about 1~2 hours exploring the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery which is the official seat of successive Panchen Lamas. The monastery has the world’s largest statue of the Future Buddha, Jampa.
Then leave Shigatse city and bike over two small passes and pass several Tibetan villages. Camp near Gyachung Monastery (4,100m).
Day 7: Bike from Gyachung Monastery to Lhatse County (95km)
Today, ride on the highway along the valley for several hours. Then climb over the Tso La Pass (4,520m), and keep riding to Lhatse County. If you prefer camping, keep riding about 10km out of the town. If you want to stay in a hotel, there are many local hotels to accommodate in Lhatse (3,860m).
Day 8: Bike from Lhatse to Shegar (75km)
Today, you will ride over Gyatso-la Pass (5,220m) where you can see the majestic Mount Everest for the first time. Keeping riding about 40km from the pass, you will arrive at Shegar Town. Stay in a hotel or camp for overnight in Shegar.
Day 9: Bike from Shegar to Rongbuk Valley (67km)
Today you will leave the Lhasa Kathmandu Friendship Highway because you are going to head toward Mount Everest. But today you can only finish the half way. First challenge is 20km of uphill roads which has 42 bends in total. Then you will get to Pang Pass(5,150m). Here you can see several worlds’ highest peaks, including Makalu (8,463m), Shishapangma (8,012m), Cho Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Everest (8,848m). Then comes a 20 kilometer long downhill road leading to Rongbuk Valley where you will camp for overnight.
Day 10: Bike to Rongbuk Monastery (35km)
Keep riding about 35km along the Rongbuk Valley until you get to Rongbuk Monastery (4,980km) where you can see the best views of Mount Everest. This monastery also operates a guest house where you can get electric supply. Bathing is not available. You can also camp near the monastery.
Day 11: Bike from Rongbuk Monastery to Everest Base Camp (16km)
Today is for you to relax on the world’s highest peak. You will have a round biking trip of 16km between Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp (5,200m). The rest time is free for you to enjoy the time on this magnificent peak.
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