Cycling Friendship Highway - 20 Days

The Friendship Highway meanders through the untouched land of Tibet. Not only this, it also goes uphill and downhill, and at the same time, it also offers a panoramic view of the tallest mountains of the world, such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Later, it heads off to the river and Tashi Zong.

It is by cycling on the Friendship Highway that you reach Lhasa and Sera Monastery and to other interesting places of Tibet. After having a hearty breakfast, you cycle to Drepung Monastery and Potala Palace, a cardinal landmark. This palace comes under the wonders of the eastern architecture. By cycling on the Friendship Highway, you also travel along the bank of the Tsangpo River all the way down. This river is known as the Brahmaputra River in India.

Friendship Highway will also takes you to Yamdrok-tso, a dazzling scorpion lake. By this lake, you will have your lunch. As you reach the summit of the Karo-La Pass, you will also see the panoramic view of the Himalayas and glaciers. You will also come across the vast stretches of a flat agriculture land and reach the second biggest town of Tibet. You will also bike in the midst of beautiful scenery. You will also walk on a paved road, as well as, on a dusty road. From the Friendship Highway, you will bike over the Lalung-La Pass from where you see a spectacular view of mountains, such as Gaurishankar, Dorje Lhakpa, Shishapangma, and Langtang. You will also descend southwards to Nyalam, which in Tibetan means ‘The Gateway to Hell’.

From Nylam, the road drops to a mossy gorge of waterfalls and cascades. As you ride on the muddy, rocky, and slippery road, you descend to Barabise, near the Chinese border. Barabise comes under the list of the villages of Nepal. In Barabise, you see the business men selling Chinese – made – goods, and they include from clothing to electronic devices.