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Tibet Biking Tour

Update: Mar. 20th, 2014

Tibet biking tour

As we all known, Tibet is a paradise for tourists who are enthusiastic in adventure. The severe natural environment, mysterious culture and fascinating scenery on the plateau attract a large number of tourists here to make a Tibet biking tour. As an experienced Tibet tour operator, Tibet Tour would like to provide some useful tips for tourists planning a Tibet biking tour.

There are totally four highways to Tibet currently, including the Qinghai-Tibet Highway, Xinjiang-Tibet Higway, Yunnan-Tibet Highway and Sichuan-Tibet Highway. Qinghai-Tibet Highway ranks first in the road condition among the above four highways, and it is almost available for biking all year around. For tourists willing to enter into Tibet by bicycle along the Sichuan-Tibet Highway, Yunnan-Tibet Highway or Xinjiang-Tibet Highway, it is necessary to avoid the rainy season (such as debris flow and landslide) in which the natural disasters happen frequently.

It should be noted that foreign tourists are not allowed to make a Tibet biking tour via the four highways in considerarion of safety. But tourists have strong interest in biking on the plateau could do some biking activities after you land on Lhasa by air or by plane. Tourists could ride to Ganden Monastery or some other sites near Lhasa. It is dangerous to do some toilsome biking activities or choose some challenging riding route before you get a good adaptation on the plateau environment.

Tibet Biking Tour - Necessary Equipments

To get yourself protected from the strong ultraviolet radiation on Tibet Plateau, the sun glasses, sun-blocking cream, sun bonnet and kerchief are very necessary. The helmet could protect you from any possible accident. Cotton string gloves could protect your hands from the low temperature in winter (the temperature would be pretty low on the rainy days even in the summer). Water-proof coat rain-proof shoes could help you to cope with the possible rainy days. Except the necessary equipments, tourists planning to make a Tibet biking tour are strongly suggested to take as less luggage as you can.

Tibet Biking Tour to Ganden Monastery

Noted as one of the six great monasteries of Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, Ganden Monastery has been a must-visit site for tourists interested in the religion culture. Ganden Monastery is only about 50 kilometers away from Lhasa, and it takes about 4 hours biking to get to Ganden Monastery from Lhasa. Tourists willing to have a good rest after such a toilsome biking journey could stay overnight in the guesthouse and get back to Lhasa City the nex morning. In addition, there is also a trekking route to Samye Monastery starts from Ganden Monastery. Tourists willing to do some trekking activities could also continue your journey to Samye Monastery after the biking tour.

Tourists planning a Tibet biking tour could either bring your own bike to Tibet or rent a bike in Lhasa. It should be noted that the severe natural environment characterized by low oxygen requires tourists to have a strong robust body and don't make yourself too tired during the days in Tibet.

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