Hike and Bike Recce Trip

Trip Facts

Starting Price$5,500.00 per person
  • Trip Duration 26 days
  • Trip Grading Moderate / Strenuous
  • Best Time June / July / August / September
  • Trip Mode Camping, trekking & biking

Trip Overview

Hike and Bike

Mountain biking from MANSAROVAR to ZANGMU

The world’s highest mountain biking adventure

Mountain biking in Tibet is for the adventurous and the hardy! The roads are long and hard and the altitude is a force to be reckoned with, so is the wind!!! That being said, there is some seriously once-in-a-lifetime mountain biking available in Tibet and our trips are designed to allow you to explore in depth, absorbing the scenery and culture, while undertaking the challenge of biking in this altitude and road conditions!

Your biking adventure is combined with a trekking component – we approach Tibet via the remote north-west of Nepal in this original new adventure uunique to Climb High.

Introduction

This adrenalin-fuelled challenging mountain biking trip across the ‘Roof of the World’ covers a distance over 855 kilometres from Mansarovar to Zangmu, across high mountain passes. It is considered as one of the most extreme & highest biking trips in the world.

Before you embark on your biking adventure tour, you have six days trekking through the beautiful serene western Nepal and a day at Mansarovar to acclimatize and to explore its surroundings. Mt. Kailash near Mansarovar is the most visited sacred destination in Tibet.

Hike and Bike

With its spectacular mountain scenery and rich Buddhist culture, Tibet is an amazing place to visit.

Basking in the grandeur of nature, your mountain biking adventure passes through rugged landscapes, historic and archeological sites, nomadic settlements and pristine hamlets amidst spectacular views of some of world’s highest peaks. En route, you may dismount from your bike for blissful photographic moments, sightseeing and camping. Exploring the countryside is another interesting and fascinating prospect that can indeed be quite culturally stimulating.

Nepalese support crew containing an expert Nepalese mountain bike guide (also qualified as mechanic), cook, camping helper etc. will follow your entire biking trail in Tibet with a support truck and a highly knowledgeable English speaking Tibetan tour guide.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu
  • Day 03 : Fly to Nepalgunj HOTEL
  • Day 04 : Fly to Simikot. Trek to Dharapheri (2270m / 7445ft) CAMPING
  • Day 05 : Trek to Kermi (2690m / 8823ft) CAMPING
  • Day 06 : Trek to Yalbang Gompa (2990m / 9807ft) CAMPING
  • Day 07 : Trek to Tumkot Khola (2800m / 9184ft) CAMPING
  • Day 08 : Trek to Tharedhunga (3854m-12,641ft) CAMPING
  • Day 09 : Trek over Narala Pass (4508m-14,786ft) to Hilsa 3720m and Sher (Nepal-Tibet border) CAMPING
  • Day 10 : Drive to Purang (Taklakot) (3800m-12, 464ft) CAMPING
  • Day 11 : Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4560m-14,956ft) CAMPING
  • Day 12 : Manasarovar Lake / rest CAMPING
  • Day 13 to 15 : Mountain Bike to Paryang (4610m-15,120ft) 280km, 3 days CAMPING
  • Day 16 to 18 : Mountain Bike to Saga (4450m-14,596ft) 245km, 3 days CAMPING
  • Day 19 to 22 : Mountain Bike to Nyalam (3750m-12,300ft) 300km, 4 days CAMPING
  • Day 23 : Mountain Bike to Zangmu (Nepal-Tibet border) 30km, drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 24 : Contingency day / Kathmandu
  • Day 25 : Kathmandu
  • Day 26 : Departure
  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Day 02 : Kathmandu

  • Day 03 : Fly to Nepalgunj HOTEL

  • Day 04 : Fly to Simikot. Trek to Dharapheri (2270m / 7445ft) CAMPING

  • Day 05 : Trek to Kermi (2690m / 8823ft) CAMPING

  • Day 06 : Trek to Yalbang Gompa (2990m / 9807ft) CAMPING

  • Day 07 : Trek to Tumkot Khola (2800m / 9184ft) CAMPING

  • Day 08 : Trek to Tharedhunga (3854m-12,641ft) CAMPING

  • Day 09 : Trek over Narala Pass (4508m-14,786ft) to Hilsa 3720m and Sher (Nepal-Tibet border) CAMPING

  • Day 10 : Drive to Purang (Taklakot) (3800m-12, 464ft) CAMPING

  • Day 11 : Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4560m-14,956ft) CAMPING

  • Day 12 : Manasarovar Lake / rest CAMPING

  • Day 13 to 15 : Mountain Bike to Paryang (4610m-15,120ft) 280km, 3 days CAMPING

  • Day 16 to 18 : Mountain Bike to Saga (4450m-14,596ft) 245km, 3 days CAMPING

  • Day 19 to 22 : Mountain Bike to Nyalam (3750m-12,300ft) 300km, 4 days CAMPING

  • Day 23 : Mountain Bike to Zangmu (Nepal-Tibet border) 30km, drive to Kathmandu

  • Day 24 : Contingency day / Kathmandu

  • Day 25 : Kathmandu

  • Day 26 : Departure

Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group.

Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: info@climbhighhimalaya.com

Booking

To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.

Equipment

Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

Porter Protection

Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

 Why use Climb High?

  • Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
  • This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
  • Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
  • We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
  • Our great local contacts ensure us good deals with the best hotels for trekkers in Kathmandu.
  • We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Cost

GroupSize
4 to 6  personsUS$ 6400 per person
7 to 11 personsUS$ 5950 per person
12 to 16 personsUS$ 5500 per person

*Please add a supplement of US$230 if you would like to stay in hotels in Tibet instead of the tents on camping days.

* After crossing into Nepal while returning, one may stay for 2 extra nights at ‘Borderlands Eco Adventure Resort’ and engage in rafting, canyoning and kayaking in the Bhote Koshi river at USD 200 per person.

* Nepal & Tibet Tourist Visa fees is not included

Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • 5 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing basis and breakfast)
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj
  • Domestic flights to Nepalgunj and Simikot
  • All meals during trekking (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Tibet visa and Travel permit for Staff
  • Trekking guide, Mountain biking guide
  • Camping staff - cook, helpers and porters
  • Staff insurance
  • Restricted Area Trekking Permit for Nepal and all necessary permits
  • Rara National Park Permit and all necessary permits
  • All camping equipments (2-men tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattresses) and kitchen utensils for Nepal and Tibet.
  • Support vehicle and truck for carrying equipments in Tibet
  • Mount Kailash & Mansarovar permit
  • First-aid kit

Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Insurance that covers emergency evacuation (Helicopter Rescue)
  • Meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast
  • Nepal & Tibet Tourist Visa fees
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Personal mountain bikes
  • Personal Trekking Equipment
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides or domestic flight delays etc.
  • Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
  • Tips for staff