Journey to

Everest

Tibetan Autonomous Region

Journey to

Everest

Serk Cycling Beijing

2019 Dates

1. May 13th - 24th
2. July 20th - July 31st
3. September 3rd - 14th
4. September 15th - 26th SOLD OUT

distance

12 days
7 riding days
700km+ (a lot of km at average altitude of 4000m)
8000m+ climbing

Altitude

Min : 3000m
Max : 5100m
Average : 4000m

price

US$ 4600
(Early Bird 5% off)

2019 Dates

1. May 13th - 24th
2. July 20th - July 31st
3. September 3rd - 14th
4. September 15th - 26th SOLD OUT

distance

12 days
7 riding days
700km+ (a lot of km at average altitude of 4000m)
8000m+ climbing

price

US$ 4600
(Early bird 5% off)

Tibet is one of the world’s great travel experiences. Serk offers you the chance to surround yourself in the ancient cultures of Tibet and ride through its stunning landscapes all the way to the iconic Everest Base Camp.

Since 2014 we've carefully crafted experiences which regularly stop you in your tracks and leave you feeling privileged to have explored this unique region—before it falls completely into the clutches of modernisation.

We combine a challenging and spectacular cycling route with a selection of the most rewarding cultural and natural sites. 

Push yourself to ride up some of the highest sealed roads in the world, then grin from ear-to-ear as you fly down the other side of a 5000m pass. You'll leave with not only an amazing 9-days of high-altitude cycling in your legs, but a new understanding of one of the most incredible cultures on earth.

Tibet is one of the world’s great travel experiences. Serk offers you the chance to surround yourself in the ancient cultures of Tibet and ride through its stunning landscapes all the way to the iconic Everest Base Camp.

Since 2014 we've carefully crafted experiences which regularly stop you in your tracks and leave you feeling privileged to have explored this unique region.

An amazing 12 days of high-altitude cycling and discovery.

Experience the magical Tibetan landscape

Day 1.

Chengdu

Arrive Chengdu Sichuan China late afternoon. Tonight we stay in the 5 star Airport Hotel 5 mins from the arrivals lounge. Group dinner and briefing for the trip before trying on your new Serk jersey!

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Day 2.

Milin Linzhi

Up early for flight to Linzhi—our first foray into Tibet. Linzhi is the eastern-most city of Tibet and one of its lowest at just over 3000m altitude. As part of our acclimatisation we take it super easy today.

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Moonscapes, Forests, Snow peaked mountains, mighty rivers - Tibet has it all.

Day 3.

Milin – Langxian

We leave Milin early morning and ride along the spectacular Yarlong River all the way to Langxian. Hardly a vehicle or village in sight, so it's just you, the road and the river.

105km

1000m

Day 4.

LANGXIAN - SHANNAN

You'll notice the vegetation gradually change today from lush pine forests to dry rocky cliff faces, and even some sand dunes. Today's road twists and turns and it undulation urge you to get out of the saddle and accelerate. The snowy peaks in the distance remind you you're riding in one of the highest places on earth.

 

130km

1600m

 

Immerse yourself in the ancient culture of Lhasa - 3600m above sea level

 

Immerse yourself in the ancient culture of Lhasa

Day 5.

Shannan - Lhasa

Today we take a chill day and ride to Samye Monastery - the first monastery in Tibet.

We arrive in Lhasa late afternoon at our 5 star hotel and explore the old town of Lhasa on foot. The sights and sounds are guaranteed to inspire, and don't forget to say a silent prayer for good legs and favourable winds as you spin the prayer wheels!

50 km

300 m

Day 6.

Lhasa

A day off the bike visiting the cultural icons of Lhasa. The visit to the Potala Palace (spiritual home of the Dalai Lama) will be the cultural highlight of the trip. Afterwards we'll wander down to a hip coffee shop popular with young Tibetans.

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Ride the highest passes in the world and smile from ear to ear as you descend the other side

 

Ride the highest passes in the world and grin as you speed down the other side

Day 7.

Lhasa - Gyantze

Rise early and leave for Yamdrok-tso lake where you'll be greeted by dramatic views of the turquoise waters. We ride along the shore of the lake to Nagartse before conquering the Kalurong Pass (4950m). The road travels by the Karola Glacier before dipping down into a majestic valley. It's one of the most scenic days of riding on the trip. Our destination hotel in Gyantze is oozing with so much old world charm you won't want to leave.

110km

1355m

 

The Himalayan mountain range delivers a jaw dropping landscapes around every corner

 

The Himalayan mountain range delivers a jaw dropping landscapes around every corner

Day 8.

Gyantse – Shigatse

Rise early and visit the authentic old quarters. Then it's 98km along the mostly flat road to Shigatse. The last climb over the bridge into town is a hotly contested KOM. We are riding at 4000m today–the air is thin which means fast speeds on the flat.

In the afternoon rest & relax in your hotel or visit the peaceful Tashilungpo monastery, seat of the Panchen lama (optional).

 

98km

117m

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Experience the land of myth and mystical culture right from the seat of your bike

 

Experience a land of myth and mystical culture

Day 9.

Shigatse – Tingri

Today is one of the hardest days of the trip—we ride to the highest pass on the trip at 5181m. After a brief stop at the top to catch our breath its downhill all the way to Tingri. We ride beside a picturesque river most of the way to our destination and if the sky is clear you'll get your first glimpse of Everest.

76km

1200m

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"It does not get better than this. Riding to f***ing Mount Everest on your bike." Davis USA.

 

"It does not get better than this. Riding to f***ing Everest on your bike." Davis USA.

Day 10.

Everest Base camp

Early morning we will start riding the huge pass that takes us into Everest Base Camp in the dark. The road is new and affords magnificent views of Everest at the top.  Just as you summit the sun rises and the first light starts appearing on Everest - this has to be one of the worlds ultimate #WYMTM moments.  After fun filled descent and gradual climb you’ll reach Everest Base Camp. Expect to be exhausted and exhilarated by the time you reach Base Camp. High five's all around.

98km

1638m

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"Cycling to Everest Base Camp with Serk should be on every cyclist's Bucket List. Just Do It - you won't regret it. #BestTripEver." Jeremy UK.

 

"Cycling to Everest Base Camp should be on every cyclist's Bucket List. Just Do It - you won't regret it." Jeremy UK.

Day 11.

Tingri - Shigatze

A transit day travelling back to Shigatze. We stop by a delicious dumpling restaurant for breakfast and arrive in Shigatze for our final group meal. After dinner its time to hit the Tibetan clubs and sink a few hard earned beers with the local Tibetan cowboys and cowgirls.

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Day 12.

Shigatze - Chengdu

Time to say good-bye! We fly out of Tibet and back to Chengdu China today.

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The Serk Frontier Vehicle. Taking bike transport to the next level. And decent coffee too!

 

The Serk Frontier Vehicle. Taking bike transport to the next level. And decent coffee too!

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