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Ride along the Entire Himalayan and Karakorum Mountains; Pay homage to Mt. Everest, Mt. Kailash and visit the ancient Guge Kingdom.

This is one of the greatest Himalayas adventures. In two weeks we will travel almost the entire length of the Himalayas and Karakorum mountain ranges. On this route, there will be enough time for browsing in the bazaar of Kashgar, visiting some of the oldest monasteries in Tibet, and enjoying the magnificent view of West Tibet by crossing from the elevated desserts of the Changtang to the fearful Taklamakan (the Death Sea) with its charming oasis and friendly peoples.

The adventure continues from the holy city Lhasa, where you have spent some days to explore the different lifestyle and existing culture of the roof of the world. Monasteries and shrines are the centre of the religious faith, which plays an important role in their day to day life since from thousand years. In the following days this journey we will cross the great Chang Tang (Northern Plateau) into far-west Tibet through the wildest land on earth. Meeting nomads dwelling in low, black tents, tend flocks of sheep and goats as well as herds of the yak.  Setting up our camp site at the foot of the extraordinary peak of Mount Kailash is the highlight of the journey. Pilgrims of Buddhists, Bon, Hindus and Jains all come to pay their homage to this sacred mountain. Further within the heavily eroded sandstone canyon and valleys of the upper Yarlung River are numerous ruins of ancient cities that once comprised the kingdom of Guge, temples in that area are still intact and contain exquisite murals and decorative motifs with a history of more than ten thousand years. Then we ride to Ngari-the largest city in the far west Tibet, climb some of  the highest passes and cross some beautiful valleys we will follow the western edge of the Taklimakan Desert to Kashgar.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Lhasa - Gyangtse (3950m)
Full day picturesque ride to Gyangtse. (Ride 261KM)

Day 2 Gyantse - Shigatse (3800m)
Visit Kumbum stupa and palchok monastery. Afternoon ride to Shigatse.(Ride 90KM)

Day 3 Shigatse -Tingri (4200m)
We will ride to Tingri.(258KM)

Day 4  Dingri - Everest Base Camp (5100m)
Ride cross the P ang La we will reach Everest Base Camp. (135KM)

Day 5  Everest Base Camp - Saga (4500m)
After breakfast we start our drive to Saga, enjoying the grand view of Mt. Shishapangma (8021m), Gauri Shanker and other high mountains from the Lalug La (5050m.) Pass. Packed lunch will be served at sacred Lake Pigutso, and we will overnight in a guest house in Saga.

Day 6  Holy Lake (4500m)
Drive to Lake Manasarovar (4588m) camp on south side. This is a most auspicious day for all travelers. Today we have our first glimpse of the holy Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash. We will camp on the shores of Lake Manasarovar.

Day 7  Drive to Darchen (4700m)
We drive to Darchen via Rakshas Lake and Chiu Gompa. It is also a day to prepare for the circumambulation of Mount Kailash (kora). Overnight stay will be in basic guest house or camping.

Day 8 Darchen-Diraphuk Gompa (4900m)
This is the kora starting day. You will drive to Tharboche and begin the kora to Diraphuk. Overnight stay will be in a tent camp.

Day 9  Mt. Kailash
In Diraphuk exploring North Face of Mount Kailash and monastery.

Day 10 Trek to Medicine Buddha (4850m)
Second day of the kora is the most challenging day, as we trek over the Dolama Pass. This is the day that every pilgrim talks about. We will camp next to Medicine Buddha Mountain near by Zuthulphuk Gompa after crossing the Dolama Pass (5600m).

Day 11 Trek to Tangsar and Darchen (4588m)
After breakfast, we trek another 12 km. to end the kora near Darchen. After lunch we drive to Tirthapuri.  Overnight will be in a tent camp.

Day 12  Darchen - Tsaparang.
Ride to Tsaparang.(Ride 213KM)

Day 13 Visit Guge Kingdom. And back to Tsaparang.
(Ride 90KM)

Day 14  Tsaparang - Gar (shiquanhe)
Ride to the city of Ngari.(Ride 213KM)

Day 15  Shiquanhe/Ali - Duoma
Shiquanhe is a long and narrow town, surrounded by Mt. Gangdise and Mt. Kunlun. From here we head eastwards.

Day 16  Duoma - Da Hong Liu Tan
In this wilderness we should keep our eyes open for the Tibetan Wild Ass or Kiang. Here, if we are lucky, we'll see not just the odd few but herds of them.

Day 17  Da Hong Liu Tan - Mazha
We spend the day driving to Mazha village, or 'Tomb Village', the centre of Tuyugou which lies in a valley of the Huoyan Shan (The Mountain of Fire).

Day 18  Mazha - Yecheng
Yecheng is the name of both the oasis and the town. The rich loess terraces of the oasis are watered by the Tiznaf River and several smaller streams.

Day 19 Yecheng - Kashgar
Kashgar is an oasis city with approximately 350,000 residents. Kashgar's Old City is a traditional Islamic cit

Day 20 Kashgar
Trip ends in Kashgar after breakfast.

This tour is only offered as the extension to Kunming-Lhasa
We provide ticketing services for your homebound flight.

--Most meals including non-alcoholic beverages

--All entry fees and Chinese driving license

--Tibet Travel Permit

--Motorcycle rental (JH600cc bike or Qingqi 250cc bike)

--Fuel and oil for motorcycle and motorcycle mechanic

--All overnights in hotels, guesthouses and tent with double occupancy

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

--Tour information about safe riding in China

--Tour guide on motorcycle

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



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

--Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

--Mandatory international travel insurance

--Excursions other than those specified in trips

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

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        Lhasa to Kashgar
DATES: On Demand
GROUP SIZE: 3 - 8 riders
START/FINISH: Lhasa/Kashgar
DURATION: 20 days, 15 riding days, 3 trekking days
TRIP GRADE: Difficult, some gravel roads
ROUTE: Total distance 2810 km, daily rides 135 - 235 km. Mostly on asphalt roads with some gravel and dirt parts.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels and Camping
HIGHLIGHTS: Lhasa, Himalayas and Karakorums, Tibetan culture, Yumdrok Lake, Mt. Everest base camp, Mount Kailash, Guge Kingdom Ruins, Chang Tang Plateau, Kashgar city
BOOKING DEADLINE: Three months before departure