I'm in the beginning stages of planning a trip around the world (Australia -> South Africa) and would like to go through/over the Himalayas (Tibet -> Nepal) getting as close to Mt. Everest as possible. I did a search on here and google about other people's motorcycle journeys and found nothing. Just as a note, I'm a small guy and will be riding a small bike. Something in 200-400 range and will be packing lightly. Also I know this would be a very challenging and dangerous part of the trip and want to prepare as much as possible before going. Here is a map of the overall Aus -> SA potential route. This is still a pretty rough outline. I did some research and found some trails or small roads that go pretty far up Mt. Everest at least on the Tibet side of the peak. Coming from Tibet, there is a small road that goes off G318 and seems to go up to the Mt Everest on this side the mountain. I made a map on Google Maps that shows the potential path. You might have to zoom out a little. Also, look at the satellite photos and in terrain mode. https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msi...=0&ll=28.01221,86.855764&spn=0.12215,0.051584 Is this path up to the pin "Top for Us. Drop Begins" possible on a motorbike? Then, is getting from the pin labelled "Top for Us. Drop Begins" to the pin "Mt Everest Base Camp II" possible? It's about 2.5 km and drops about 600m and the firs half km is pretty steep looking. Thanks in advance and this site is excellent!