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18D Cycling from Tibet to Nepal (with EBC)

Singapore Adventurers’ Club  18D Cycling from Tibet to Nepal (with EBC) - experience the world’s longest descend 2800m Synopsis:   Many individuals and commercial operators have set foot on this very popular cycling and overland route across one of the most well-traveled border post between two countries.  Friendship Highway is the linkage between the highland plateau of Tibet China and the valleys of Nepal. Starting from Lhasa, you will pass through some great passes in excess of 5000m, visiting popular spots such as Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, old fort and ruins in Gyantse, Panchen Lama Tashilungpo Monastery in Shigatse, and of course the key highlight in this trip, Mount Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side.  You will ride up to Rongbuk Monastery at 5150m, and spend a night at Everest Base Camp at 5350m.  Here, you will get probably the most magnificent view of the world’s highest mountain. We created our own 18-day fully-supported program to cater to the more average cyclists who wish to experience the world greatest vertical descend in bicycles.  Instead of 100% cycling, which would take about 26days to complete, we have carefully compressed the trip with 20%v vehicle support.  To add more comfort into this arduous journey, we always choose one of the best accommodations available along the way.  With our team of excellent service support staffs and vehicles, we ensure that our clients can complete this adventure successfully, safely and comfortably. Fast Facts: Total Distance:                                      1151km (est.) Cycling Distance:                                   911km (est.) Vehicle-Support Distance:                       240km (20%) Longest Cycling Distance:                       122km (downhill, Day14) Average Cycling Distance per day:          70km (based on 13 cycling-days) Highest Altitude Attained:                        5350m ( Mount Everest Base Camp on Day11)   When:   22May ~ 8Jun 2010 Grading: * * * * (strenuous) Land Cost: SGD 3130 (SAC Member) SGD 3160 (Public)                   (Start Lhasa Tibet, End Kathmandu Nepal) Number of participants: Minimum 5 Register by :   28 Feb 2009 Initial Briefing & Q&A:  27Jan (wed) 7pm at SAC clubhouse Cost Includes: 1.   All 17 nights accommodation (No camping required, except EBC, the rest are hotels/guesthouses, best hotel in Lhasa ) 2.   1 welcome dinner in Lhasa + ALL meals during cycling + 1 celebration dinner in Kathmandu 3.   Airport transfers in Lhasa & Kathmandu 4.   Logistics-support vehicles (passenger + safety vehicle as necessary to guarantee a seat for everyone) 5.   Services of trip leader, chefs, local support staffs & maintenance crew 6.   Tibet Entry Permit & other necessary Travel Permits for foreigners 7.   Vehicle insurance & repair 8.  Bike-gear: mountain bike; helmets; gloves; odometer; pouch for the bike; walkie-talkie for front and rear cyclists; spare-tyre; foot-pump; bike locks; lubricating oil; necessary tools & other repair kit 9.  tables/chairs for picnic lunch during cycling 10.  Medical Supplies: oxygen bottles; basic 1st-aid kit 11.  Supplies of bottled drinking water, 1 red bull per day, fruits, dried-food, snacks & energy bars 12.  Coordination meetings & Pre-departure briefing (preparation, gears, safety, admin etc.) Cost Excludes: 1.  Flights to Lhasa & out of Kathmandu (various options available) 2.  Personal expenditures (such as alcohol, tips, gifts etc) 3.  Visa/permit into China (if required) 4.  Items not mentioned How to register : Fill up the form http://www.sac. org/download/ participation. pdf and send to SAC (74B Lorong 27 Geylang Road S388193) together with cheque made payable to ” Singapore Adventurers’ Club” No reservation, please. The indemnity portion of the form need to be signed; all unsigned forms will be rejected. For more details : contact Alvin alvlow@yahoo. com

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