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Trip Overview

Everest Motorcycle tour via Kyirong offers tons of riding adventure to the riders who have been fascinated with some of the world best motor able road in the mountains range. Motorbike adventure to even a normal place is exciting, so just think what kind of adventure awaits you riding to the foot of the Everest “Roof of the World”. The thrill, adventure, excitement are sure to give you Goosebumps making you a story teller of your experience while taking a chill time with your friends, families and colleague.

Everest Motorcycle tour  to Everest Base camp takes us inside Nepal and Tibet Himalayan mountain range and with a visit to the foot of world highest mountain through Tibetan Plateau. In 2001 Parikama Treks made the successful first ride till the foot of Everest Base Camp on our Himalayan Motorbike starting from Nepal. The moment when dream ride become reality for the adventure riders in the Himalayas. But it was once again shattered with the Earthquake in 2015 that devastated one and only border connecting us to our Tibet, China Motorbike tour. Once more with all the approval on Nepal and China government new tracks for us to Ride to Everest Base Camp via Kyirong has been opened.

Everest Motorcycle tour is  new track to Tibet by motorcycle and a ride to Everest Base Camp via Kyirong will once again take you to the foot of world highest mountain offers stunning mountain views, high passes on a motorbike, vibrant culture, great road, remote villages and busy city markets experience. En- route we follow the shortest motor able trails of Mt Kailash from Nepal and taking turns to discover the dramatic high altitude Potala Palace originally the residence of Dalai Lama and other different Monasteries available in the Tibetan pleatue.

This ride to Himalayan Royal Enfield Motorbike tours in Nepal to Tibet panoramic view of many mountains with the King of mountains, Mt. Everest this May in spring to September in autumn seasons starts and finishes in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal following the route to Syabrubashi located in the langtang Region. Then crossing the newly opened border Kyirong followed by Saga, Shakya, Gyantse, Lhasa, Lhatse and finally to Rongbuk where Everest Base Camp lies in Tibet, China.

We are selecting our trusted Partner Royal Enflied 500 cc / Himalayan 411 cc especially for this tour as the most reliable bike for any terrain to ride on Nepal, Tibet, China, India and Bhutan.

Join us on our fascinating motorbike ride to Everest Base Camp via Kyirong on our fixed departure dates available on May and September every year.


Day 1Arrive Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu International airport in Kathmandu, Meet, assist and transfer to the hotel. At the hotel lobby there will be a short briefing about the tour whilst the guest are having welcome drinks. Later the guest can retire to the allocated rooms for much deserved shower and rest.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 2Kathmandu Chinese Visa Preparation day, Sightseeing & Bike Introduction

We will submit all your identification details at chinese embassy in Kathmandu for a chinese group visa.

After breakfast, you will commence sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple (the biggest Hindu temple) and Budhanilkantha temple (the tallest sleeping Vishnu). Lunch in the hotel and rest day at free for the preparation of trip. There will be short briefing program conducted in the hall before dinner around 6 pm along with assistance for money exchange & down jacket distribution.
Overnight at Hotel


After the breakfast we ridee to Syabrubensi. Passing the Kathmandu valley, the roads twist and turn along the high hills through remote villages. When you reach the village of Ranipauwa, there is a fine view of the Annapurna Mountain range in the west and Langtang Mountain range in the east. Following plain land to Trishuli bazzar, than touring over rough roads, guides you into the Langtang National Park where you will notice the remoteness of the human settlement at higher altitude. Overnight in Syabrubensi.
Overnight at Hotel


Head towards the immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & Tibet China). We Drive to the small town – Kerung, the last border town, complete Nepali Immigration formalities and cross the friendship bridge and met our Tibetan guide and driver. Finally proceed for China Custom clearance for the motorcycles and after completion, load up the gear on the waiting Land cruiser / Mini Truck and ride for another 24 kilometer to Kyirong town. Kyirong means happy village in Tibetan.

Upon arrival check in at the Hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town to acclimatize.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 5Ride to Shegar 4280m (Approx. 340 km / 6-7 hrs)

Start the scenic ride from Kyirong to Shegar crossing over few mountain passes among which Kungthang la pass 5236m is one of the highest and you will bypass Tibetan town of Old Tingri from where you will have a good view of Himalaya Mountain range including Everest and few other mountain whose elevations are above 8000m. Along the way, you will see the Lake Peigu Tso and Mt. Shishapangma (8013m), weather permitting, here is a breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest (8,848m) but is dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. This scenically rewarding ride provides plenty of opportunities for photography. Upon arrival at Shegar, we check in the hotel and rest.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 06Ride to Shigatse 3950m (Approx. 240km / 6hrs)

After breakfast, head off for 150 kilometers flat stretch to Shigatse. The route today is scenic with only a small pass of 4300 m. Upon arrival, we check in the hotel and following lunch break, we will first go to health check up, then take the bikes for checking at Shigatse vehicle maintenance centre. Once pass all the check up, then only we will be granted temporary bike driving license and temporary plates.
Stay in Shigatse for overnight.

Day 07Morning apply for temporary license and afternoon ride to Gyantse 3900m (Approx. 90 km / 1.2hrs)

First thing in the morning, visit the Shigatse city Traffic police station to apply for the temporary driving license which takes 1-2hours depending upon group size and short traffic rules and regulation will be conducted by the traffic police. After lunch, continue on to Gyantse. The 90 kilometer journey seems like hours because of the 40km/h speed limit imposed by the traffic police. There are regular check posts as well as Patrol cars to strictly implement the rule. Gyantse is a pastoral town and still retains the charm of a traditional Tibetan town untouched by modern expansion. Late PM: Sightseeing tour of Gyantse Kumbum and Pelkhor Chode monastery which will takes us back to the time of 15th century. Spend the night at Gyantse.

Day 08Ride to Lhasa 3,650m (Approx. 350km / 9-10hrs) via Lake Yamdrok

Today we set out of Gyantse for Nagartse (100kms) near Lake Yamdrok passing the Simi La (4200 m) Karo La (5010 m) and the ride to Nagartse, a small village near the Yamdrok Lake and an ideal place for a lunch stop. There are Yak herders around and the lake itself supports a population of scale less fish in its non-saline waters. It is about 124 km from Lhasa. Lhasa – capital of Tibet at an altitude of 3650m is situated on the north bank of the Kyichu River in the province of U (Central Tibet). Lhasa consists of two district parts consisting of different architecture, population and lifestyle. Old Lhasa, the Tibetan section, centers on the Jokhang Temple. Its streets are narrow, between white washed stone houses whose walls slope inward as they rise.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 09Sightseeing tour of Lhasa 3,650m

After breakfast meet the representative and proceed for the tour of Potala palace. Your sightseeing begins with a visit to the imposing Potala Palace, once the home of the Dalai Lama. Chapels and galleries within the palace are open to visitors. Visit Jokhang temple, home of the most precious Buddha image in Tibet. Pilgrims holding prayer wheels can be seen walking in a clockwise direction around the temple. Browse through the Barkhor Bazaar where a wide variety of Tibetan handicrafts are on display. Surrounding the Jokhang Temple is the bustling Barkhor market place which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. Next proceed for the sightseeing tour of Ramoche Temple. Travel to Drepung Monastery, a Yellow Hat Sect where the Dalai Lamas were trained, and on to Norbulingka Park, former summer palace of the 7th Dalai Lama. Also visit Sera Monastery where the monks can be seen in red robes and curved yellow hats.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 10Ride to Sakya 4,025m (Approx. 410 Km/ 8-9hrs)

After breakfast set out for Shigatse via the northern route. The route today is relatively straight forward but scenic at times when we ride along the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River). Its 280km from Lhasa to Shigatse City. Upon arrival at Shigatse, we do not enter the city premises but continue on the outskirts and head off further towards Sakya which lies another 110km from Shigatse. Check in the hotel and balance of the day is for rest and self exploration around the city.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 11Ride Sakya to Rongbuk 5,100m (Approx. 255 Km / 6hrs)

From Sakya, we ascend to the Gyatso la pass at 5248 m, the highest pass on this section of the journey, which is marked by a gate adorned with prayer flags. From here we descend to Shegar. From Tingri here come out on the main road and slowly negotiate traffic to the sign post which points to the Qomolongma (Everest) National park. As we ascend and descend from one valley into the other, there are fantastic views of the snow peaked mountains (weather permitting) of the rugged terrain of the high Himalayas. Sulkily breathing dust and leaving a dust trail, we arrive at Rongbuk Monastery and the Lodges of Rongbuk. In the distance, towering above everything else is Mt. Everest – Mother of the earth at 8848 m. Now a days, road is all back topped till the Rongbuk. Check in the simple and basic monastery guest house.

Day 12 : Mt. Everest Excursion / Ride to Tingri 4,348m (Approx. 80 km / 4hrs) Further to Kyirong Town (Approx. 286 Km / 7hrs)

After breakfast, pay a visit to Everest Base Camp which lies at 5200m if missed the day before. Follow the dirt road south and the Dzakar Chu (river), Dza Rongphu Everest Base Camp settlement has now been moved here. The Everest Base Camp is just beyond some moraine hills. From Tingri, we ride on the highest plateau of the world with typical view of the Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world..
Overnight at Hotel

Day 13Ride to Kathmandu (Approx. 161 Km/ 5hrs)

After breakfast ride down 24 kilometers to the border and the Nepal-Tibet Friendship Bridge, here the porters will transfer the luggage to the Nepal side and we bid farewell to our Guide and riders from Tibet. Complete Chinese Immigration and then cross the friendship bridge.

Met by representatives from Nepal who will assist to complete Nepal Customs and Immigration and ride to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival at Kathmandu check in to the hotel.

Rest of the Day is free to relax.

Overnight at the Hotel

Day 14Free Day in Kathmandu

Free day to relax or explore around the town for the final minute souvenir shopping.

EVE: Farewell Dinner

After dinner transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the Hotel

Day 15Final Departure

Free for final departure transfer to the airport for onward flight.

Cost Details

Tour Cost: US$ 5,144.00 per person, sharing a twin room.
Extra: Tibet/China Visa fee US$ 145.00 per person.
Extra: US$ 95.00 per person for American Nationals. (Subject to change)


Trip Date & Departure 2020Trip Date & Departure 2021

KTM Arrive Date: May 5, 2020
End Departure Date: May 20, 2020

KTM Arrive Date: September 15, 2020
End Departure Date: September 30, 2020

KTM Arrive Date: May 4, 2021
End Departure Date: May 19, 2021

KTM Arrive Date: September 14, 2021
End Departure Date: September  29,2021

Special Deal Highlights:
– Planning alone, Instead, travel with friends/ partner
– First booking priority for Female Riders/ Travelers with Parikrama Treks
– Licenses Photographers will get special Discount

Price Includes

  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfer in a private car, accompanied by an English speaking representative.
  • 3 nights 3 star Hotel on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu with breakfast and inclusive of all applicable govt.taxes.
  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu as per the itinerary with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
  • Hotels / Guest House in Tibet on twin sharing (3 star standard Hotels)
  • Meals i.e. Breakfast at Hotels / Guesthouses OR local restaurants on en-route stopovers (in Tibet)
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries for both Motor bikes and members
  • Everest Conservation fee for members, bikes, Crews and vehicle
  • All necessary Tibet entry and road permits,
  • Motor bike custom entry fee at China custom
  • Temporary Motor Bike license and driving license,
  • 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide
  • Hire of 500CC Royal Enfield Motorcycle and spare parts of bikes(Whichever applicable)for the entire trip
  • One mechanic from Nepal, their accommodation, meals and daily wages.
  • Cost of fuel for the bikes and mechanic as well as engine oil top up.
  • Back up support of a Truck to carry support staff and clients personal baggage/gears, guide from Tibet.
  • Deposit Amount in Chinese Custom by Parikrama Treks

Price Excludes

  • Air ticket and Air tax if needed
  • Lunch in Kathmandu and throughout the tour in Tibet (Approx 10-18 US$ per meal)
  • Nepal entry & and re-entry of $ 40.00 for 30 days upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport or Nepal Border.
  • China/Tibet Visa fee US$ 114 per person. extra US$ 95 pp for American nationals
  • Personal biking clothing including Helmets
  • Photography charges for still and Video cameras at Monasteries in Tibet
  • Emergency and Evacuation costs, travel / medical insurance / Personal insurance of the riders
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses
  • Bank transfer fees, cancellation fee if there is unforced situation, Politically disturbance any region of Visa rejected by Chinese Embassy
  • Personal nature such as bar bills, alcoholic beverages,bottled drinks, extra mileage, personal gratuities such as tips to guides, drivers and Mechanics
  • Costs incurred due to natural calamities, strikes, and break downs and beyond the control and its associates.


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