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Cycling from Tibet to YunNan Shangrila

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 - 22 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 20 people
Destination(s): China   Tibet  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: May - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2200 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2500 US Dollar (USD)

Key Facts:
- Total Distance: 1712 km (est.)
- Cycling Distance: 1205 km
- Vehicle-Support Distance: 507 km (30%)
- Longest Cycling Distance: 127 km (Day 12)
- Average Cycling Distance per day: 71 km (based on 17 cycling-days)
- Highest Altitude Attained: 5020 m (MiLa pass on Day 5).

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive to Lhasa. Transfer from airport/railway station to hotel. Overnight in Lhasa (hotel, with shower).

Day 2: Lhasa - Acclimatize. Overnight in Lhasa (hotel, with shower).

Day 3: Lhasa - Acclimatize. Easy cycling around Lhasa city to visit monasteries. Overnight in Lhasa (hotel, with shower).

Day 4: Lhasa - MoZhuGongKa - RiDuo (cycle 70 km, vehicle 55 km). Cycling starts today! We will start it easy. Vehicle support for the uphill climb to RiDuo. Overnight in RiDuo (hotel, with shower).

Day 5: RiDuo - MiLa pass - SongDuo (cycle 52 km). Your 1st high-pass at MiLa, an ascent of 700 m over 24 km upslope. Overnight in SongDuo (tents, camping).

Day 6: SongDuo - GongBuJiangDa (cycle 96 km). Paved road and generally downhill. Overnight in GongBuJiangDa (hotel, with shower).

Day 7: GongBuJiangDa - Basum Lake (cycle 98 km). Paved road and generally flat. Uphill during the last 50 km from BaHe to Basum Lake. Overnight in Basum Lake (tents, camping).

Day 8: Basum Lake – rest and recover. Free and easy to visit the beautiful turquoise Basum Lake. Overnight in Basum Lake (tents, camping).

Day 9: Basum Lake - BaYi (vehicle 50 km, cycle 90 km). Vehicle-support out to BaHe town. Paved road and generally downhill to BaYi. Overnight in BaYi (hotel, with shower).

Day 10: BaYi - LuLang (vehicle 36 km, cycle 25 km). Vehicle-support up to SeJiLa high-pass, follow by an easy 25 km downhill to LuLang. Overnight in LuLang (tents, camping).

Day 11: LuLang - TongMai - BoMi (cycle 62 km, vehicle 90 km). Cycle to TongMai. The part of the route near TongMai can be tricky and dangerous. 90 km vehicle-support to BoMi. Overnight in BoMi (hotel, with shower).

Day 12: BoMi - RanWu Lake (cycle 127 km). This is probably the toughest day! Be rewarded with the scenic RanWu Lake. Overnight in RanWu Lake (tents, camping).

Day 13: RanWu Lake - BaSu (cycle 85 km). After yesterday tough ride, today it will be an easy downhill ride of 85 km! Overnight in BaSu (hotel, with shower).

Day 14: BaSu - YeLa pass - BangDa (vehicle 66 km, cycle 33 km). Vehicle-support for 66 km, and start cycling the last 20 km up the pass all the way to BangDa. Overnight in BangDa (tents, camping).

Day 15: BangDa - ZuoGong (cycle 106 km). Generally flat ride. Overnight in ZuoGong (hotel, with shower).

Day 16: ZuoGong - DongDaLa pass - DengBa (cycle 55 km). Tough 34 km up the DongDaLa high-pass! Enjoy the last 21km downhill cruise to DengBa. Overnight in DengBa (tents, camping).

Day 17 DengBa (small-pass) - ZhuKa (cycle 58 km). Easy ride today to ZhuKa hot-springs. Overnight in ZhuKa (dormitory, with shower).

Day 18: ZhuKa - MangKang - Tibet border - YanJing (vehicle 118 km, cycle 58 km). Vehicle-support up HongLa pass. Cycle pass the Tibet-YunNan border post to YanJing. Overnight in YanJing (hotel, with shower).

Day 19: YanJing - FeiLaiSi (vehicle 42 km, cycle 40 km). Uphill all the way. You will see MeiLi Snow Mountain and LanCang River (Upper Mekong). Overnight in FeiLaiSi (hotel, with shower).

Day 20: FeiLaiSi - BaiMa pass - BenZiLan (vehicle 50 km, cycle 66 km). Vehicle-support up BaiMa Snow Mountain. Cycle on paved road downhill to BenZiLan. Overnight in BenZiLan (hotel, with shower).

Day 21: BenZiLan - NiXi pass - Shangri-la (cycle 84 km). Congratulations! This is the last day of cycling. All the way on paved road to Shangri-la! Overnight in Shangri-la (hotel, with shower).

- Price: fr. USD2000 - 13600
- Group size: min: 8 pax, max: 20 pax.

Note: Prices are subjected to final changes without prior notice.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All accommodation (hotels, guesthouses and tents)
- All meals during cycling + 1 welcome and 1 celebration dinner
- Airport transfers
- Logistics-support vehicles (passenger + safety vehicle as guarantee a seat for everyone)
- Services of trip leader and local support staffs
- Entrance fees to Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Basum Lake and hot-springs at RiDuo
- Tibet entry permit for foreigners
- Vehicle insurance and repair
- Bike-gear: customised branded mountain bike; helmets; gloves; odometer; pouch for the bike; rain-cover; walkie-talkie; spare-tyre; necessary tools and other repair kit
- Camping Gear: dining/toilet tents; sleeping bags and ground mats; cooking utensils, gas-stoves, cutlery
- Medical Supplies: oxygen bottles; basic 1st-aid kit
- Supplies of bottled drinking water, fruits, dried-food, snacks and energy bars.

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