May 2 -- 19 2018 18 days

LAOS TO MONGOLIA THROUGH CHINA

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  • Itinerary
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    Embark on a journey through two of North Asia's most fascinating countries. From Ulaanbaator's laid-back modern vibes to the hustle and bustle of Xi'an, these ancient Asian kingdoms are full of contrasts and surprises. Travel across the countryside of Mongolia, a land of rich natural beauty, fascinating nomadic cultures and evolving modernity to the hustle and bustle of Xi'an. Be captivated by the sprawling Gobi Desert, Witness the best of contemporary and classical China and stoic Terracotta Warriors and always-inspiring Great Wall of China, witness the Giant Pandas on this Overland tour of a lifetime into Laos or Vietnam. "> Embark on a journey through two of North Asia's most fascinating countries. From Ulaanbaator's laid-back modern vibes to the hustle and bustle of Xi'an, these ancient Asian kingdoms are full of contrasts and surprises. Travel across the countryside of Mongolia, a land of rich natural beauty, fascinating nomadic cultures and evolving modernity to the hustle and bustle of Xi'an. Be captivated by the sprawling Gobi Desert, Witness the best of contemporary and classical China and stoic Terracotta Warriors and always-inspiring Great Wall of China, witness the Giant Pandas on this Overland tour of a lifetime into Laos or Vietnam.

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    Day to Day Itinerary   (Trip Photos and testimonials)

    Day 1 Boten/Mengla/Jing Hong 220km 4hr May 2
     Ride from Luang Namtha to Boten, exit Laos and ride to Chinese border. Your guide will clear the customs and do the paper works for you. Afterwards you ride to Mengla getting plates and licenses. Your adventure in China starts now! Push to Jing Hong, the capital city of Xishuangbanna

    Day 2 Jing Hong/Shuangjiang 325km 6hr May 3
     Out of the city, ride to Menghai, tea plantations and continue to Shuangjiang Lahu Minority town.

    Day 3 Shuangjiang/Dali 400km 6hr May 4
     Ride to Weishan, stop for half an hour to visit Weishan old town. Last 60KM to Dali old city.

    Day 4 Dali/Lijiang 170km 4hr May 5
     Ride along the lake, visit Xizhou Village for traditional Bai Houses. Afternoon arrive in Lijiang. We have the whole afternoon in this charming world heritage town.

    Day 5 Lijiang/Tiger Gorge/Shangri_la 275km 6hr May 6
     Leave for Tiger Leaping Gorge, the highlight of motorcycle riding. Lunch in the gorge and ride to Shangri_la

    Day 6 Shangri_la/Xiangcheng 220km 4hr May 7
     Ride to Derong, entering Sichua Province, eastern Tibet, Kham region. Follow Dinchu river to Xiangcheng.

    Day 7 Xiangcheng/Yajing 350km 8hr  May 8
     Today we climb Haizi Mounatin to Litang, hightestt town of China. We then ride to Yajing town.

    Day 8 Yajing/Danba 288km 6hr May 9
     Travel through the Yalong river and to Danba County. The heart of Kham region, we spend a night in a Tibetan homestay. 

    Day 9 Danba/Hongyuan 310km 6hr May 10
     Enroute visit the Danba towers, Ride to Hongyuan, Tibet plateau and grassland

    Day 10 Hongyuan/Labrang 370km 8 hr  May 11
     Passing nomads and cattle’s on grassland, we will stop at Langmusi and visit this beautiful monastery and Ride to Labrang Monastery, and visit the fourth largest Tibetan Buddhism School.

    Day 11 Labrang Rest Day May 12
     Labrang Monasteryis the largest monastery in the traditional Tibetan region of Amdo. Established in 1709, Labrang housed over 4000 monks at its peak, but now only has around 1500 monks with another couple of hundred lay students. Located in the Gansu Part of Amdo, Labrang is considered the cultural heart of Amdo Tibetan culture along with nearby town of Rebkong. We will spend a day to explore this fascinating place

    Day 12 Labrang/Tiansui  430km  7hr  May 13
     Ride north to Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu Prefecture. We then turn east towards Tianshui, an city on the silk road of China.

    Day13  Tianshui/Xi'an  450km 6 hr  May 14
     Long day ride to Xi'an, we will visit the world famous Maijishan Grottoes dated back to 1600 years ago before we ride into Xi'an. The starting point of the silk road.

    Day14  Xi'an Rest Day  May 15
     We will visit in ancient city-Xi'an. Xi'an has been the capital of China in over 10 dynasties, and you can see history everywhere in Xi'an. We suggest the visit to the world famous Terra Cottas Warriors, the hundred years old city wall, drum tower, bell tower, and the Chinese History museum (one of the best 3 in China) etc.

    Day 15  Xi'an/Pingyao  510km 6hr   May 16
     Long day but paved straight highway to the ancient city of central China.

    Day16  Pingyao/Datong  385KM  May 17
    RWe visit the Pingyao ancient city, one of the classic examples of northern style ancient city in China. Every year, people will hold the photographing festival here and it is regarded an idea place for photographers. Explore the old city of Pingyao, dated back to 12th century, featuring old life style and architecture of central China. We ride north to Datong city.

    Day 17  Datong /Erenhot 460KM May 18
     We ride north to Mongolia Border and get papers done for exiting CHina.

    Day 18  China/Mogolia  May 19
     Clear the customs and exit china at Erenhot Exit China, ride to Sainsand in Mongolia

    May 2 - 19, 2018
     
    TRIP PRICE:
    6-8 bikes: 35000USD/person/bike
    4-5 bikes: 4000USD/person/bike
    3 bikes: 4500USD/person/bike
    2 bikes: 6000USD/person/bike
     


     

    INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:


    --Permits

    --Chinese driving licenses and temp plates

    --Customs clearances

    --Custom Bund

    --Third party liability insurance for your motorcycles

    --Road book of the tour and destination information

    --Tour guide on his own motorcycle or drive an escort car

    --Tour guide's own food and lodges

    -- Assists on bike maintenance

    -- Assists on bike spare parts sourcing

     

    SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:

     

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

    --Fuel and oil for your motorcycles

    --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




    Jak:" Hi Jah, we returned home, thanks for your hard works to lead us through China" I will come back to visit Tibet sometime."


    Rob: " Hi Jah, thanks for guiding me the second time in China,  It was a great trip travelling through China."

GROUP SIZE

Minimum 2 participants

START/FINISH

Laos Boten/Mogolia Erenhot

DURATION

18 day, 15 days riding, 2 rest days

TRIP GRADE

Moderately difficult  

ROUTE

Total distance 6862 km, daily rides 250-500 km. Mostly on asphalt roads with some gravels.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels

HIGHLIGHTS

Mongolia, gobi desert, Erenhot, Pingyao old town , Xi'an terra cotta army, Chengdu Giant pandas, Jianshui Ancient Cultural City, Chinese Architecture and gardens, Rarely visited mountain tribes

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