Overview

Experience the ultimate BMW GS adventure in the Himalayas! An opportunity to ride the Himalayan Range as well as explore cities renowned for their culture and the mystical charm they exude. Join us on this rare adventure as we ride from the ancient city of Kathmandu to Tibet. We explore the vast landscape anchoring these two cities, as we ride through one of the most remote roads in the World with the mighty Himalayas by our side. The highlights of this tour are many but to name a few, we will visit many World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, explore age old monasteries in Tibet, ride the highest plateau in the World, make a stop at the Everest Base Camp and marvel at the sight of Mt. Everest standing tall at 8848m. Gear up for an epic journey to celebrate two ancient cultures and spectacular Himalayan landscapes unlike anywhere in the World.

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Tibet
  • Activities: Other Activities
  • Duration: 14 - 21 Days
  • Region: Tibet
  • Max. Altitude: 5248m
  • Group Size: 02+ Pax

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu - Transfer to Hotel

After arrival at the Airport, our representative welcomes you and transfers to Hotel. You will check in to Hotel which will provide welcome amenities. Rest of the day stroll around the historic town of Kathmandu or explore the fun filled lively streets of Thamel on your own..

Day 2 Sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square – Passport submission in Chinese Embassy for Visa Processing

Pashupatinath: You will begin your sightseeing tour with a visit to Pashupatinath Temple. Pashupatinath temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is regarded as the most sacred Hindu shrine in Nepal. Here you can witness cremation ritual of Hindus at ‘Aryaghat’, the cremation area of the temple.
Boudhanath: Bouddhanath, a huge dome shaped stupa, stands as the largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia. The ancient colossal chorten is considered to have built in 6th century A.D. It rests on a series of three terraces and from the bird's eye view it takes the relevant shape of a lotus flower which indeed remains a very holy object for all the devout Buddhists round the world. The chorten is surrounded by a circular market, which forms a part of town. The four pairs of the Buddha's eyes give a vivid flash to the four cardinal directions, meaning to keep a vigilant watch over the people and their commitments all day all night. The chorten embraces the authentic philosophy of Mahayana faith popularly known as Lamaism in Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage sites by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to 12th-18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the Capital City. The Palace Complex was the Royal residence until the 19th century and was the site of important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepali monarch. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels. It houses King Tribhuvan Memorial Museum and Mahendra Museum. The square has remained as the traditional heart of the old town and Kathmandu’s most spectacular legacy of traditional architecture. .

Day 3 Sightseeing tour to Patan Durbar Square and Swayambhunath – Chinese Visa processing

Swayambhunath: The Buddhist temple of Swayambhunath is situated on the top of a hill, west of Kathmandu. It is one of the oldest religious complexes in Nepal; dating back to 5th century A.D. Swoyambhunath Stupa has a shape of a dome standing on a base which represents the entire World. A pair of big eyes on each side of the dome symbolizes Wisdom and Compassion. They are, in fact, Buddha’s eyes — they give the impression as if he is looking right into you no matter where you stand. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Lichchhavi period. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. The site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which lies in the east direction; and the other way to reach the temple is via a road trip around the hill leading to the southwest entrance.
Patan Durbar Square: It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attractions is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. Durbar Square is a marvel of Newa architecture. The Square floor is tiled with red bricks. There are many temples and idols in the area. The main temples are aligned opposite of the western face of the palace. The Square also holds old Newari residential houses. There are various other temples and structures in and around Patan Durbar Square built by Newa People. Patan is one of the oldest known Buddhist cities. It is a center of both Hinduism and Buddhism with 136 bahals or courtyards and 55 major temples. Most of these structures are in the vicinity of the Durbar Square.

Day 4 Sightseeing tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square – Chinese Visa Processing

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Spread over an area of 6.88 sq km, 12 km south-east of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon showcases the splendor of the Golden Age of Nepali art and architecture. Built by King Anand Dev Malla in 9th century, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. It has remained a model for heritage conservation since then. At Bhaktapur Durbar Square, you will find many fine examples of sculpture, woodcarving and pagodas dedicated to different gods and goddesses – the Nyatapol & Dattaraya Temples, Golden Gate, Palace of 55 windows etc..

Day 5 Briefing + Test Ride – Passport Collection from Chinese Embassy

Today you will meet you road captain who will be with you throughout the entire biking tour and he will brief about the safety and proceed during your tour on a motorbike. As you need to ride you motorbikes towards the Syabrubesi which is around 120 km from Kathmandu the next day, there will be a test drive program around Kathmandu after the briefing program..

Day 6 Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

Enjoy a steep winding descent to Trishuli with the beautiful scenery to match and ride along rolling hills, deep forests, and flowing streams. Negotiate traffic out of the Kathmandu city to the Ring Road cross section at Balaju. From here, follow the Nagarjun highway to Kakani with the winding and narrow forested road. From here it is a steep winding descent till Trishuli but the scenery is fantastic. Deep forested areas, with clear flowing streams and waterfalls provide visitors with what Nepal is all about. The beauty of the area is not easily forgotten. The rolling hills, the Trishuli river, ethnic villages, suspension bridges all make it a very interesting ride. Here we stop for the lunch. After lunch head north and continue ride to Dhunche. From here is steep descend on a winding and snaky trail till Syabrubesi. Upon arrival at Syabrubesi, check in to the lodge. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the village. Overnight at the Lodge..

Day 7 Syabrubesi to Kerung

After breakfast ride approx. 20km to Kerung - Nepal /China border, the last border town. Complete Nepali Immigration formalities and cross the friendship bridge. Complete Chinese Immigration and meet your guide and driver from Tibet. 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 24km to Kerung town. Kerung, one of the frontier counties of Tibet Autonomous Region, lies in the southwest of Tibet and the southwest of Xigaze prefecture, covering 9126 square km with a population of 10 thousand. Kerung means happy village in Tibetan. It is one of the important towns in Kerung County, with a sea level of 2700m. Pagba Monastery, Chagar Monastery and Qiangzhen Monastery are main monasteries of Kerung .Up to 1960, one of the main trade routes between Nepal and Tibet passed through this region. Easily accessible from Nepal, it was used several times as an entrance gate for military actions from the site of Nepal against Tibet. Upon arrival check in at the Hotel, rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town to acclimatize. Overnight at the Hotel..

Day 8 Kerung to Saga

Beautiful Tibetan landscape welcomes you this day as you ride through a number of valleys and ride along the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River. After breakfast, ride through the beautiful Tibetan landscape, we enter a valley and the climb a pass and then again descend into another valley one after another and each one more scenic than the other. Finally after about 3 ½ hours, we get a glimpse of the mighty Brahmaputra river or locally known as “Tsang Po” and ride along its banks for a while and take the bridge (newly constructed). In the earlier years, all passengers and vehicles had to be ferried across to arrive at the hustle and bustle of the Saga town. Upon arrival check in at the guest house. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town. Overnight at the Saga..

Day 9 Saga-Shakya

Scenic ride that crosses over 5 passes, and follow a route towards a sprawling river valley and picturesque traditional villages. Overnight at the Shakya..

Day 10 Shakya-Gyantse

Opportunity to explore Shakya monastery, the center of Shakya order, and at Gyantse be amazed visiting Gyantse Kubum, the most unique and magnificent building in Tibet. Overnight at the Gyantse..

Day 11 Gyantse-Lhasa

Head towards Lhasa and on the way ride along picturesque trail of the turquoise colored Lake Yamdrok. Overnight at Lhasa..

Day 12 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Ride to the majestic Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery, and observe intricate Tibetan art while listening to ancient Buddhist chanting. Overnight at Lhasa..

Day 13 Lhasa-Lhatse

Begin the return journey and ride the northern route to Lhatse and prepare ascending to 5248m, the Gyatso la pass which is the highest section of the journey. Overnight at the Lhatse..

Day 14 Lhatse-Rongbyuk

Head towards Rongbuk, and to the site of Everest Base Camp. Overnight at the Hotel..

Day 15 EBC Rongbyuk-Tingri

Excursion around Everest Base Camp on dirt road by the Dzakar Chu river and board the coach for the ride to view the awe inspiring views of the highest mountain in the World. Overnight at the Tingri..

Day 16 Tingri-Kyirong

Ride the vastness of Tibetan landscape, the highest plateau in the World with breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan range. Overnight at the Kerung..

Day 17 Kyirong-Trishuli/ Nuwakot:

Cross Nepal-China Friendship Bridge and ride towards Trishuli/Nuwakot. Overnight at the Hotel in Trishuli/Nuwakot..

Day 18 Cross Nepal-China Friendship Bridge and ride towards Trishuli/Nuwakot. Overnight at the Hotel in Trishuli/Nuwakot..

After breakfast, ride towards Kathmandu which takes around 3 hrs and check in to the hotel. Later on, handover the bikes, at the end of the day farewell dinner as a celebration of the event success. .

Day 19 Departure- Transfer

Free till departure. Our representative will escort you to the International Airport for onward destination.

Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer to and from the airport accompanied by an English speaking representative.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Lhasa (Tibet Part) on twin sharing basis with Breakfast throughout the length of package.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu accompanied by an English speaking local guide and all applicable Entrance fees
  • Private transfer during sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Use of BMW GS 800/700 bike for the entire trip.
  • Cost of fuel for the bikes.
  • Services of a support staff, 01 Road captain and 01 Mechanic as well as support of 4WD vehicle to carry spare parts and clients personal baggage from Kathmandu / Kyirong (Pre – Trip) and Kyirong / Kathmandu (Post Trip).
  • Poterages at the Kyirong (Tibet border) to transfer the equipment and spare parts from Nepal side to Tibet side and vice versa pre and post Tibet Tour.
  • Visa Fee for Tibet
  • All Lunch and Dinner throughout the tour in hotel or local restaurant en-route
  • Documentation for Tibet travel permit and a special permit for Everest Base Camp.
  • Services of a English speaking local Tibetan Guide
  • Permit for Motorcycles to enter Tibet and the Everest Base Camp region in Tibet, PRC
  • Overnight stay at the mentioned places as per the itinerary
  • All monastery entrance fee during sightseeing tours and bus to Everest Base Camp and back from Rongbuk (as per the itinerary).
  • Comprehensive medical kit Support of Oxygen canisters in Tibet

Excludes

Nepal Visa

  • International flight & any airport tax.
  • Personal expenses like, communication, laundry, bar bills, internet.
  • Tips for guide and drivers and local staffs etc.
  • Client's Insurance and Medical Expenses.
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/rescue due to any unforeseen causes.
  • Any other tours and transfers other than mentioned above.
  • Any extra nights at hotel due to any reason.
  • Supplement charges for alternate hotels or upgrading hotel
  • Personal clothing & equipment (Jacket, Helmet, Gloves, Trousers, Goggles etc.)
  • Any Damage of Motorbike during the tour due to road accident or any causes (to be settled as per the expense bill)

Trip Note

For BMW 800 GS: Solo Rider USD 9540/person, Pillion Rider USD 6765/person Single Room Supplement USD 900 For BMW 700GS: Solo Rider USD 9150/person, Pillion Rider USD 6600/person Single Room Supplement USD 900

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Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

czabaka
2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

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2 years ago -
Raj Ghimire
a week ago -

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