Lhasa Namtso Lake Everest Base Camp Kathmandu Biking is one of the Adventure tour in Tibet and Nepal. Namtso Lake is 4718 metres above the sea level,70 kilometres in lenghth,30 kilometres in wideth and 1940 square kilometers in size. It is located 60 kilometres northwest of Dangxiong County. It is both the highest and biggest salt water lake in the world.
Meaning Heavenly Lake in Tibetan, Namtso is respected as one of the four holiest lakes and the seat of Paramasukha Chakrasamvara by Buddhist pilgrims. Buddhists believe Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Vajras will assemble to hold religious meeting at Namtso in the year of sheep on Tibetan calendar. Circumambulation around the lake at the right moment equals 100 thousand times of that in normal years. Hence thousands of pilgrims from every corner In the 5th & 6th month of the Tibetan calendar each year, many Buddhists come to the lakeside on pilgrimage to pay homage and pray. Deep tracks are worn into the lakeshore due to this activity. In history, monasteries stood like trees in a forest around Lake Namtso attracting large numbers of pilgrims with eminent monks in Buddhist temples developing body and character and extending Buddhism. On the four sides of the lake stand four monasteries, which have Buddhist meanings.
Five islets, planting themselves in the vast sapphire blue lake, is said to be the incarnation of the Buddha of Five Directions. Every pilgrims circumambulating the lake will piously worship them. Those islets are famous for their topography, covered by weird but vivid stones. Producing abundant fish and lodging many birds and beasts, the lake is also a heaven for animals and plants. The natural pastureland around the lake offers ideal condition for animal husbandry.
Wild animals, such as yaks and bharals, can often be found in this area. Lake Namtso is also rich in its products with its gorgeous and enchanting sights. The lake is full of islands and islets in varied forms with birds sporting over the water surface. There is a peninsula in calcareous stone southeast of the lake, called "Zhaxiduo Island", on which stands a forest of strange-shaped stones, among which occur numerous fantastic caves. lake Namtso also has abundant resources of fish. The annual volume of fishing goes up to 350,000 or more kilogrames. The views around Lake Namts every evening at dusk are even more varied, beautiful and fantastic.
Location :Lhasa Tibet.
Starting Point :Lhasa.
End Point :Kathmandu
Duration : 24 Nights 25 Days.
Tour grade :Medium.
Highest Access :Everest Base Camp (5100m)..
Best Season :August, September- October & April, May.
Type of Biking : Lodge + Camping.
Himalayan sights :Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu and Trashimalaya Range.
Summary :This is an unforgettable mountain bike adventure amongst the world’s largest down Hill.
- 10th September 2012 to 30th September 2012
- 15th October 2012 to 5th November 2012
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Pick up to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa free day and fix bikes.
Day 04: Free till mid day and Potala guided tour.
Day 05: Short Bike ride to Derapuk and Sera Monastery.
Day 06: Bike around Lhasa.
Day 07: Jeep Drive to Nam Tso Lak Camp.
Day 08: Bike over largen La pass Damshung Camp.
Day 09: Bike to yangpachen hotspring camp.
Day 10: Bike to Markyang Camp.
Day 11: Bike to before Numagang camp.
Day 12: Bike to Shigatse Hotel.
Day 13: Free until mid day and Tashilungpo tour Hotel.
Day 14: Bike to before Tso la pass camp.
Day 15: Bike to Lhazi Camp.
Day 16: Bike to Sheghar Hotel.
Day 17: Bike over Geu - La pass to Taxi Zong Camp.
Day 18: Bike Rambuk Everest base camp.
Day 19: Bike over Lamna-La pass to Tingri Guest House.
Day 20: Bike to before lalung -La Camp.
Day 21: Bike over Lalung - La pass to Nyalam Guest House.
Day 22: Bike crossing border last resort Nepal.
Day 23: Transport to Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 24: Shopping in Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 25: Departure