Cycling in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR)
Cycling in TAR is not difficult. The roads are good-excellent. A Tibet Travel Permit is required. Cycling itineraries are always customized according to your preferences, physical conditioning, the number of days at your disposal, and your budget for vehicular transportation (vans and land cruisers) and lodgings. Your guides will always be Tibetan. Trips include camping supplies, meals, a support vehicle, a guide and a cook.
Here are few inspiring routes to consider:
Lhasa to the Nepal border via Friendship Highway, stopping at Everest Base Camp (18-20 days including Lhasa tour). This is a very demanding journey. You must start by acclimatizing to the altitude for 3-4 days in Lhasa.
Lhasa to Shigatse via Yamdrok Yutso Lake and Gyantse Town (10 days).
Lhasa to Historical Samye Monastery and Yumbhu Lhakang (5 days including Lhasa tour).
Lhasa to Namtso Sky Lake with views of the Nyenchen Tanglha Range (9 days including Lhasa tour).
Lhasa-Gongkar-Tsetang-Yumbu Lhakang-Samye (8 days including Lhasa city tour).