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Mountain Biking: Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal

Old 09-16-08, 11:01 PM
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Mountain Biking: Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal

I've seen some tour companies run this route but have seen inconsistent pricing and a complete lack of review services.

Anyone done the trip? Comment on good pricing? Particular services I should check out?

I found a service for a two week trek of Mongolia and it was only $850. Why does a three week trip in Tibet and Nepal cost so much more?
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I have no idea but that sounds like an awesome trip
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Personally, I wouldn't be counting pennies when it comes to traveling in Nepal and Tibet. You know what I mean? Keep looking for reviews or stories certainly. Yes, sounds like an awesome experience.
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Personally, I wouldn't be counting pennies when it comes to traveling in Nepal and Tibet. You know what I mean? Keep looking for reviews or stories certainly. Yes, sounds like an awesome experience.
Well I happen to be in the area for a while. I'm just looking for a tour service to sign up with.
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850 to Nepal? probably to good to be true. A round ticket to China is close to $700. Mongolia is and Tibet need a special permit to go there (different from the chinese visa) so that might add a few bucks more. Besides, Tibet is FAAAR from the main chinese cities which are by the eastern shore.
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Old 09-17-08, 10:28 PM
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Who's services have you looked at? Google shows a bunch.
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I am taking a class on china right now and between this thread and that class I really want to take a MTB tour though Nepal/Tibet. I also have a goal to climb Mt Everest before I die.
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well i'm in korea right now and round trip is about $950 to get to nepal and back. the reason i ask is because there are so many hits via google. too much to sort through too much the same.

i just wanted to know if anyone had personal experience - maybe a great nepali mountain biker who'll do the tour on the cheap and take you places no one else knows. stuff like that.
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There was an article in one of the MTB rags about 5-6 month ago about a group of three that were trying to ride across Tibet. Apparently, it's very difficult for a foreigner to get the necessary travel papers to make the trip. I doubt that the CHICOMS take kindly to trail poaching.

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