Two months from now, on Sunday, the 1st October 2023, all our motorcycles and team will be in Nepal for the final Rode To Everest ride of the year.
Any time after this will be way too cold. We wouldn’t even consider it.
It’s our last ride of 2023, and after this, we’re all taking a well-deserved 3-month break from what’s been an exceptionally busy 12 months.
We’ve covered tens of thousands of kms and have ridden from the very east to west, and from the extreme south to the far north of India.
Riding to Everest seems like the perfect way to finish up.
Our first few days in Kathmandu will be taken up with our Tibet Travel applications and a mandatory warm-up ride in and around this fabled and chaotic city.
We’ll then ride up to the Nepal/Tibet border, cross over, and finally ascend the Tibetan Plateau.
This is where everything changes. I’ve ridden it many times and I don’t ever think I’ll get used to it.
It blows my mind every time. It feels like another world. It’s a vast, desolate, and lonely landscape.
It’s now time to forget about everything that’s going on in the world and focus only on your riding. There’s nothing to distract you.
If the weather’s good, we’ll get our first glimpse of Everest on day 6.
I’m often asked, ‘How will I know it’s Everest?’
Trust me when I tell you that it needs no introduction.
You’ll know as soon as you see it. It’s immense. You’ll feel humbled.
Day 9 takes us on a visit to Potala Palace in Lhasa, the former winter home of the exiled 14th Dalai Lama.
Day 12 is the highlight.
We’ll arrive at Base Camp early afternoon with lots of time to spare for photographs and to just take in the scale and enormity of this place. Taking time to reflect and watch the sun go down is a must.
We’re in traditional Tibetan-style tented accommodation this evening with a fully stocked Yak dung stove for heating.
And if you’re still feeling adventurous, waking early for sunrise on day 13 is recommended.
It’s now a 2-day ride back to Kathmandu in Nepal.
You’ll feel exhausted for sure after riding over 2,300kms. However, you’ll also feel complete satisfaction and a great sense of achievement. And so you should.
This is a unique riding experience.
If you want to join us, we still have a few places left.
You still have time.
Here’s the link: www.nomadicknights.com/rode-to-everest
I’ll see you in Kathmandu.
Founder and Lead Rider.