It doesn't get any closer to the majestic Mount Everest with a motorcycle....


On this motorcycle trip, you will truly ride over the roof of the world. We ride past beautiful lakes and valleys and over dozens of high passes above 4000 meters. On a motorcycle you feel you see and experience even more intensely the magical and mysterious Tibet.

We start the journey in Lhasa here the motorcycles are waiting.

Through a challenging northeastern route, we arrive on the friendship highway.

Via Shigatse Gyanste and the Skya Monastery, we arrive in Rongkuk.

Here we take a magical trek to Mount Everest basecamp at 5,200 mtr!

Here you are with your motorcycle at the foot of the highest mountain in the world.

After a fantastic descent, we arrive back in Lhasa.

Because of the altitude, this trip can be quite tough but it is the opportunity of a lifetime to stand with your motorcycle at the foot of Everest.

Tibet Mount Everest

17 Days

Type of trip: Adventure ( day parts unpaved )

Travel time months 2022: September

Driving days: 10

Rest days during the tour: 3

Group size: 8 - 10 people

Travel Price Rider:  € 4.895,-

Travel Duo:  € 4.650,-

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September 3, 2022
September 19, 2022
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Highlights of the trip:

  • Mount Everest
  • Potala ( old winter residence of the Dalai Lama )
  • Sera monastery
  • Ganden monastery
  • Kyichu valley
  • Jokhang temple
  • Samye monastery
  • Yamdrok Yumtse lake
  • Views of the 6,675-meter Kalurong Peak
  • Karo La pass of 5,100 meters
  • Kumbung pagoda
  • Tra La pass 4,040 meters
  • Yunglung La pass 4,950 meters
  • Sakya monastery
  • Gyatso La pass 5,220 meters
  • Overnight stay in monastery at 5,800 meters
  • Everest Basecamp
  • Tallest railroad in the world
  • Nam Tso Chukmo lake at 4,718 meters

Heaviness of the journey

This trip can be perceived as quite strenuous due to the altitude. Once on the plateau of Tibet you will stay at least 3,500 meters for about two weeks. The first few days will be the toughest for most. Your body still has to get used to the altitude and to a greater or lesser extent you will experience this with headaches, shortness of breath and/or other vague complaints. After the acclimatization period of 2 or 3 days, these symptoms slowly subside. Some people suffer more while others hardly notice anything. It is impossible to say in advance who will or will not be affected. In any case, it is very important that we make sure that we acclimatize ourselves sufficiently during the first few days. We have therefore decided to ship the bikes to Lhasa and start the motorcycle trip there. Lhasa is at 3650 meters a good altitude to acclimatize.

Heaviness of the journey

Another facet that could potentially make the trip tough in combination with the altitude are the roads. China is not yet interested in improving the Friendship Highway between Lhasa and Kathmandu. It is to their advantage that more and more tourists are entering Tibet via the Chinese side. Landslides can create obstacles especially after the rainy season. Also, the rainy season on unpaved roads often creates so-called "grids" short stretches of ruts.


You will stay in reasonable middle-class hotels with few exceptions. In the larger towns, these are now the Chinese standard and therefore fine. In the smaller places, there are often only Tibetan Guesthouses which are a lot less in facilities than the Chinese hotels. However, we will mainly stay in hotels and only exceptionally sleep in a Tibetan Guesthouse.


For motorcyclists, it is difficult to determine the right travel period for a Tibet trip. The rainy season in the highlands lasts from June to mid-September. However, these are also the warm months before and after the rainy season it is immediately a lot colder. We therefore chose the transition period in September it is usually dry then and the temperature still pleasantly warm. Due to the altitude it can cool down quite a bit at night.

Off Road

Much of the trip is on dirt roads. These are not even small roads but the main roads between larger towns. Near Lhasa and Shigatse the roads are now paved. It is not our goal during this trip to drive off road as much as possible but often unavoidable. Off road training is not immediately necessary here.


Required are a helmet motorcycle jacket with protection gloves a good sturdy warm motorcycle pants with protection and sturdy high (mountain) shoes. Because of the varying temperatures, it is helpful if you bring a waterproof warm motorcycle jacket and extra warm long-sleeved shirts that you can wear over each other on colder days. Rain pants or waterproof motorcycle pants are also recommended. Furthermore, a good pair of sunglasses lip balm and sunscreen is useful and a helmet with visor or a good pair of glasses that also protects against the dust on dirt roads.

Visa and driver's license

China requires a visa, which you can apply for at the embassy in The Hague  or let us take care of it for you. In China a Chinese driver's license is required which we will arrange for you in Lhasa. For Tibet separate permits are required which we will also provide. This trip is for participants up to 60 years old because in Tibet it is not possible for anyone over 60 years old to get a driver's license.

The price includes the following:

  • International flight Amsterdam - Chengdu vv

  • Domestic flight Chengdu - Lhasa
  • Taxes and surcharges

  • All airport transfers
  • All hotel stays with breakfast

  • Motorcycle Rental
  • Follow car with local driver

  • Traveling mechanic in follow car
  • English-speaking tour guide on the motorcycle
  • Dutch tour guide on the motorcycle
  • Tibet permit
  • Mount Everest basecamp permit
  • Third party motorcycle insurance
  • Comprehensive travel handbook
What is not included in the price:

  • Gasoline

  • Other meals and drinks

  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Visa costs China

  • Indicative pocket money € 500

Additional service we can offer you:

  • single room €480,-

Reviews of the trip

I liked this motorcycle trip very much. Beautiful routes and nice views, sometimes too many monasteries visited. The local agent was very good. The tour guide gave good guidance and help when needed. The flights to and from Tibet were less so. Lots of luggage and check-in problems which caused a lot of stress. One time I only had 50 min to pick up my luggage and check back in when the luggage should have gone straight through. But I enjoyed this motorcycle trip and that is the most important thing!

Toon MuylleSeptember 2019

"Good contact. The trip is a dream that finally came true!!!!! Unwisely Enjoyed everything also the hardships. Nothing to improve on. Highlights: The Motorcycles, the Roads, Base Camp Mount Everest.

Hans BornMay 2017