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Ride cross the Great River Trenches of Asia, Travel through the Hidden Corridor of Eastern Tibet to Kathmandu on your own motorcycles.

Tibet enjoys fame as "The Roof of the World" - and the roads from Yunnan to Lhasa are the least traveled roads in the world, offering surprising views and varied ethnic cultures along the way. If Tibet is one of the relatively untouched areas of the world, then the eastern part of Tibet, bordering Yunnan Province, is the most untouched area of Tibet. Rich with virgin forests and crystal blue lakes, this formerly inaccessible route offers spectacular scenery as well as an opportunity to come in contact with the primary village cultures of Yunnan and Tibet. The long and winding drive on unpaved roads is very challenging and arduous, but this will be an unforgettable, once in your lifetime journey. We will start our journey fro Laos and travel to China, our guide will meet you at Laos/China border and help you clear the customs and get your temporary driver license. You then ride to Dali and Lijiang, the World Heritage Naxi Town, in 23 days we will be riding  on the ancient caravan trails, visiting small villages and Tibetan monasteries. You will learn about distinctive cultures and religions on this trip. This ancient Tea Horse Road was once the main connection for the transporting of goods to Tibet and India from China.

Brief Itinerary

Cross China Tibet Tour

Day 1 Laos/China 110KM
Met by your guide at Mogan border in the afternoon, clear the customs and drive to Mengla County and do vehicles and drivers checks and licensing. Ride 45K

Day 2  Mengla/Jinghong/Lancang 330KM
We will ride to Menghai and stop at Jinghong for lunch. Passing tea pushes and villages we will reach Lancang in late afternoon.

Day 3 Lancang/Lincang 262KM
We will ride northward to Lincang, terrain gets more mountainous and scenery gets even better. We will meet some local minorities when we ride along the mountain roads.

Day 4 Lincang/Weishan/Dali(1900m)
After breakfast, we will start riding pass the mountain pass between Lincang and Dali and descending to Weishan basin where you will see local agriculture and villages. We will stop at Weishan old city for a visit and We will arrive in Dali old town in a good time to explore this cultural city in the afternoon. Dali the walled city, located on the cross road of both culture and trade between Han Chinese and southwestern minorities, is an ancient city of 2000 year of history. (Ride 160KM)

Day 5 Dali-Shaxi 165KM
We will ride to the Three Pagodas and visit the splendid temple. The Three Pagodas were built in 17th century, is the land mark of Dali. Ride on the foot of the Cangshan Mountain we will cruise along theErhai Lake and have many possible stops around the lake to watch the agriculture and local life. We will pass Xizhou to pay a visit to this interesting Bai Village to have a close look of the Bai Architectures. Ride to Shaxi, a highly-endangered ancient caravan town. The ride today curves around the northern tip of Erhai Lake, then continues northwest towards the Burma border to Shaxi, which seems to be everyone¡¯s 2nd-favorite place on the tour besides Shangri-La.

Day 6 Shaxi to Lijiang (2400m)
We leave Shaxi and ride out the valley and start a long climb before we reach Lijiang. The mountain ride is another highlight of the day. We arrive in Lijiang in early afternoon. Lijaing is the UNESCO world heritage which attracts crowds of visitors all year around. (Ride 90KM)

Day 7 Lijiang¨C Shangri_la (3300m)
We will leave Lijiang and ride to the third deepest Gorge in the world, Tiger Leaping Gorge. We will ride through the gorge and get to Haba Snow Mountain, a simple lunch at a family guesthouse we will continue to Shangri_la County or Gyelthang, is where the Tibetan and Chinese worlds meet. Until recently, it was the northernmost open point for foreign travelers in Yunnan. Zhongdian is now a modern city at the edge of the vast Tibetan plateau. (Ride 279 km)

Day 8 Shangri_la Rest Day
Visit Tibetan Monastery and the old Tibetan town.

Day 9 Shangri_la/Deqin Mt. Kawa Karpo
The drive to Deqen is simply the best way to view the great variety of landscape in the Great Rivers region. (175KM)

Day 10 Deqin /Yerkalo /Markam
Today's morning we will ride to Yekalo and visit the salt fields. Depart Yanjing in the afternoon and travel along the north of Mekong River valley into Tibet. (208KM)

Day 11 Markam/Zuogong
Today you will cross two high passes, one at around 4800 the other, Mt. Dongdala, at 5009m to Pomda. (160KM)

Day 12 Zuogong/Basu
The drive to Ranwu is through alpine forest landscapes. Cross the Salween River on the way, We will explore the glacier at Ranwu and onto Basu.(205KM)

Day 13 Basu/Pomi
Ride to Pomi, at a lower altitude. (230KM)

Day 14 Pomi/Bayi
We will have a chance to see the grant massif of Gyala Peri(7294m) and Namcha Barwa(7756m) on We will arrive in Pomi for overnight. (210KM)

Day 15 Bayi/Gandan/Lhasa
After the long challenging overland trip you will understand why Tibetans regard the journey to Lhasa as one of the most sacred of pilgrimages. (400KM)

Days 16 - 17 Lhasa
In two days exploration, you will explore the holy city of Lhasa.

Day 18 Lhasa - Gyangtse (3950m)
Full day picturesque ride to Gyangtse. (Ride 261KM)

Day 19 Gyantse - Shigatse (3800m)
Visit Kumbum stupa and palchok monastery. Afternoon ride to Shigatse.(Ride 90KM)

Day 20 Shigatse -Tingri (4200m)
We will ride to Tingri.(258KM)

Day 21 Dingri - Everest Base Camp (5100m)
Ride cross the P ang La we will reach Everest Base Camp. (135KM)

Day 22 Everest Base Camp - Nyalam 270 (4500m)
After breakfast we start our drive to Saga, enjoying the grand view of Mt. Shishapangma (8021m).

Day 23 Nyalam Kathmandu 150KM

--Permits and Chinese driving license

--Customs clearances

--Custom Bund

--Tibet Travel Permit

--Third party liability insurance for motorcycles and First Aid Kit

--Tour information about safe riding in China

--Tour guide

--Support van for luggage, and limited seats for passengers



--All entry fees to parks and monasteries, etc...

--Fuel and oil for motorcycle

--All overnights in hotels, guesthouses and tent

--All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature

--Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

--Mandatory international travel insurance

--Extra cost if  tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control

        Laos to Nepal through Tibet
DATES: On Demand
TRIP PRICE: 6900USD/person/bike
SINGLE ROOM: 550USD/person
GROUP SIZE: Minimum 2 riders
START/FINISH: Mohan/Zhangmu
DURATION: 23 days
TRIP GRADE: Difficult, some gravel roads with high altitude
ROUTE: Total distance 3565 km, daily rides 250-380 km. Mostly on asphalt roads with some gravel and dirt parts.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels and guesthouses
HIGHLIGHTS: Dali Three Pagodas, Lijaing old city, Tiger Leaping Gorge,  Kawakarpo mountain, Saweeln Valley, Ranwo Glacier, NamCha Barwa Mountain, Potala Palace and Jokhang Monastery
BOOKING DEADLINE: Three months before departure

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