Day01 Arrive in Lhasa
Today arrive in Lhasa (3650 m), the capital of Tibet, transfer to hotel. Stay at the hotel for adapting to the high altitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink some water. 3N at 3*Yak Hotel
Help you to obtain the motorcycle and temporary motorcycle riding license.
In the morning visit Potala, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. The crowds of pilgrims, innumerable magnificent murals, Buddhist statues, scriptures and rare treasures altogether create a dense religious and art atmosphere that impresses every visitor. In the afternoon visit Jokhang monastery, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where thousands of pilgrims come for worship everyday. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties. In the late afternoon visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called “the court of wild rose”. Today still 200 lamas live in there. The "Buddhism Scriptures Debate" in Sera is very famous.
Day04 Lhasa – Gyantse
In the morning ride motorbike to Gyantse along the Kyichu River. On the Kamba La (4.796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy lake of Yamdrok Yumtso (4441 m), one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. On one of the peninsulas of the spear-shaped lake lies the holy Mt. Donang Sangwari (5,340m), and the snow peaks of Nojin Gangzang (7,191m) and Jangzang Lhomo rise in the distance. The lake and the Yarlungtsangpo River (3570) are separated by a mountain and the shortest distance between them is only 6 kilometers. The 800m-high difference contributes a rich water resource to this region. Many Tibetans believe that the life of Tibet will no longer continue when the lake dries up. Pass by the 5.010 m high Karo La and the Simi La to Gyantse (approx. 3.900 m). In the afternoon visit Pelkor Chode Monastery as well as the splendid Kumbum Stupa (100-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda) nearby, both of them built in the15th century and situated in the northwestern edge of Gyantse. This typical Tibetan Buddhist monastery is the only one large building complex in Tibet that old monastery and stupas are completely preserved and characterized as a monument. It is recorded14,000 kilograms of copper was used to make the 8-meter-high sitting statue of Sakyamuni Buddha housed in the grand hall of the temple. The 8-storey stupa is 42m high and 62m in diameters contains a total of 76 chapels with wonderful murals revered by art scholars around the world. Riding 284 km, 5 hours. 1N at Yeti Hotel
Day05 Gyantse – Shigatse - Lhatse
In the afternoon ride motorbike about 90 kilometers to Shigatse, (3880m), the second largest city with 40,000 inhabitants in Tibet and the traditional capital of the Tsang. Visit Tashilunpo monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama built in 1447 and one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in China, and a tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama containing masses of jewels and gold. In Tibet Buddhism, Panchen Lama is just the reincarnation of Maitreya Buddha. Today 600 monks live in the monastery. Afterwards Ride motorbike to the Lhatse. Riding 254 km, about 4.5 hours. 1N at Nongming Hotel
Day06 Lhatse – Rongbuk / Everest
In the morning ride motorbike to the Everest. After pass by Shegar, you can have a view from Pang La (5150m), from left to right – Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse and Cho Oyu. In the afternoon reach Rongbuk monastery. With an altitude of 5,154 meters it is the highest temple in the world. It was said the Rongbuk Monastery had been built as early as the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Mount Everest, which stands 8,848 meters (29,021 ft) above sea level, is often referred to as 'the third pole on earth'. Being the world's highest peak, its legendary status holds a fascination to many trekkers and mountaineers. In the evening enjoying the sunset of Everest (Qomolangma), if the weather is fine. Riding 195 km, 4.5 hours. 1N at Rongbuk guesthouse
Day07 Rongbuk / Everest – Shigatse
In the morning enjoy the sunrise of Everest (Qomolangma), if the weather is fine. Then ride motorbike to Shigatse. Riding 350 km, 6 hours and 40 minutes. 1N at 3*Manasarovar Hotel
Day08 Shigatse – Nimu – Yangbajing - Dangxiong
In the morning ride motorbike along the Brahmaputra river until reach Dazhuaka where ride through stretches of sandy hills. On the way you will see villages, highland meadows, snow peaks and even rare local wild animals. After reach Yangbajing ride back the main road and ride to Dangxiong town along the Qinghai-Tibet Highway. Riding 333 km, 6 hours 28 minutes. 1N at 2*Baima Hotel
Day09 Dangxiong - Namtso – Lhasa
Early in the morning pass by the 5,150-meter Lhachen La and reach the Nam Tso or Tengri Nor (heaven lake in Mongolian) and finally reach Tashi Dorie peninsula. Nam Tso, the biggest salty lake of Tibet, is 70 kilometers long from east to west and 30 kilometers wide from north to south, covering an area of 1,920 square kilometers with an altitude of 4,700 meters above sea level. It is said the holy lake and the holy mountain Nyenchentangla are a couple of lovers, who altogether guard the vast pasture and cattle. Explore the Tashi peninsula by walking around the holy hill, the cliffs of which have eroded over the centuries. On the way piles of mani stones stand. If possible, visit the nomads in yak hair tents who have been living on the pastures between the holy Nam Tso and Nyenchentangla. In the late afternoon ride to Lhasa and return the motorbike. Riding 283 km, 6 hours and 20 minutes. 1N at 3*Yak Hotel
Day10 Leave Tibet
Transfer to the airport or the railway station, leave Tibet.