Explore Himalaya recently organized the Lhasa-Kathmandu biking tour for the 4 bike riders Mr. Jose Rosario, Mr. Christopher Chilimintris, Ms. Annamaria Chilimintris and Mr. Sandro Taboada, from America.
Group in Tibet
The riders had arrived Kathmandu where they did one day sightseeing tour and 1 day biking tour around Kathmandu before flying to Lhasa to start the Lhasa- Kathmandu biking tour.
Karo La in Tibet
After returning home, one of the riders, Ms. Annamaria Chilimintris sent us her wonderful write up of their experience of biking in Tibet and Nepal with Explore Himalaya and photos of the trip. “My uncle was turning 50 and wanted to celebrate doing something spectacular he has never done before but always wanted to. He is an avid cyclist in NYC and thought it would be a great idea to bike from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. One of the most memorable moments was bike riding out of Kathmandu, around it, and back into the main city. The grand landscapes were breathtaking, and the rice fields were awe inspiring. Also, the ride itself was challenging. The terrain changes frequently when you are outside the city. And when you are inside the city, the traffic presents other obstacles. All challenges were met with open arms and hearts. They make you laugh!! Somehow the chaos of Kathmandu keeps its order. On our last night, we were taken to a dinner and show. There was live music and cultural dances. What a sight to behold!! Nepal is a beautiful country and we look forward to hopefully returning one day.”
Francois Chouinard and Maria Helene contacted us for the ‘Lhasa-Mount Everest Base camp-Kathmandu overland trip’. However, their plan was changed together with the Tibet Permit rule where 4 persons of same nationality were required in order to obtain the permit. After all, they decided to do the ‘Ghandurk-Ghorepani-Poonhill’ trek in Annapurna region and Nagarkot-Dhulikhel downhill biking tour.
Unfortunately, they could not complete the whole trip because of illness, however, they took the short way and trekked to Poonhill, the famous viewpoint where one can encounter with the massive and magnificent Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range. They relaxed few days in Pokahra after the trek and did the Nagarkot-Dhulikhel downhill biking tour which added more fun and thrill in their trip.
They were satisfied the way we organize the trek and biking tour. They wished to return back to do the ‘Lhasa-Mt. Everest Base Camp-Kathmandu overland trip’ in near future.
Overall a very good tour. Excellent itinerary. Guide, drivers and staffs were very good. Vehicle was in excellent condition.