May 09 - June 02, 2020

Tour de Himalaya/Kunming to Kashgar

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    A journey of a life time. Join us on this 25 day motorcycle expedition to the greater Himalayas.
    Our expedition starts from sub tropical Kunming, we ride to Lijiang,  Naxi Ethnic Town. We ride through the third deepest gorge in the world and climb up the foothills of the Himalayas and enter Tibet officially. We will ride through the great river trenches of Asia, Yangtse, Mekong and Salween rivers over several mountain passes above 5000 meters. Lhasa is well worth all the challenges. Mt. Everest base camp is not the end of our adventure but a new beginning as we venture to the sacred mountain - Kailash. Riding over some of the highest passes of the Karakorum Range and crossing some beautiful valleys we will find ourselves in a different world on the western edge of the Taklimakan Desert. Welcome to Kashgar, one of the largest oasis on the silk road.

    Himalaya Motorcycle Expedition

      Kunming to Kashgar, 25 Days, 6800 km

      Start May 9, 2020 from Kunming

      Finish June 2, 2020 in Kashgar


      Trip starts from Kunming in Southwest China on May 9, 2020.


      Bike Rental Included: DS650/ZF500X, BMW F800GS, F700GS, 1200GS


      Itinerary in Brief


      Week 1  China - Tibet Border

      Arrive in Kunming, the city of eternal spring. This is a lively city of 8 million inhabitants. Weather starts to cool down when we ride to Lijiang , the UNESCO World Heritage Naxi Ethnic Town, in one week time we will be riding through the third deepest gorge in the world, retracing the ancient caravan trails, visiting small villages and Tibetan monasteries in Shangri_la, worshiping the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, climbing high to the foothills of the Himalayas. Tibet awaits us !


      Week 2  Road to Lhasa

      We enter Tibet officially, Eastern Tibet is a hidden treasure. Only a handful of westerners have traveled through this region. We will ride through the great river trenches of Asia, Yangtse, Mekong and Salween rivers. We shall ride over several mountain passes above 5000 meters. Riding a motorcycle into the holy city of Lhasa is well worth all the challenges. You will spent a rest day to explore the different lifestyle and existing culture of the roof of the world. Monasteries and shrines are the center of the religious faith, which plays an important role in their day to day life since from thousand years. 


      Week 3  Mt. Everest base camp and Mt. Kailash

      The adventure continues from the holy city Lhasa to Gyangtse and Tingri, we shall notice the change of the landscape when we are on the plateau. For a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride up to the base camp of Everest. This will be ultimate climax on two wheels ...We shall see four 8000m giants on our way to the base camp. Mt. Everest is not yet the end of our adventure, we venture 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. Pilgrims of Buddhists, Bon, Hindus and Jains all come to pay their homage to this sacred mountain - Kailash.


      Week 4 Guge Kingdom ruins and Kashgar

       We ride into the heavily eroded sandstone canyon and valleys of the upper Yarlung River where 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 of the Karakorum Range and cross some beautiful valleys we find ourselves in a different world on the western edge of the Taklimakan Desert. Welcome to Kashgar, the famed city on the silk road.


      Dates: May 09 - June 02, 2020

       

      Per Person Tour price (USD) 

      Book a trip with a pillion, get a free up grade to BMW800, or 1200GS


      Bike Option

      DS650, XF500

      BMW F800,700GS

      BMW1200GS

      Pillion rider

      Single room

      Tour Cost

      7500

      8500

      9200

      3800

      800


      INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:
      --All breakfasts and dinners
      --Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage
      --First Aid Kit
      --All overnights in hotels (double occupancy)
      --Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
      --Tour information of destinations & safe riding in China
      --Entry fee to parks and monasteries, old towns
      --English Speaking Tour guide on a motorcycle
      --Support Vehicle
      --Authorized Tibetan Guide

       
      SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
      --lunches and bottled drinks
      --Fuel for motorcycle
      --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





      BMW F800GS, 700GS                 BMW 1200GS

    "Jia is an exceptional tour guide with a great team. I was very impressed with his great tour from Kunming to Kashgar through Tibet along the high road,  taking in Everest camp and the lost Tibetan kingdom of Guge (and other highlights).  He is a great rider with huge experience, and is very patient with a great sense of humour. He also speaks excellent English. I would whole heartedly recommend taking a tour with him. Great tour, great value for money, very comfortable pace with plenty of rest stops, and great accommodation."

    Dan from the U.K.

GROUP SIZE

Minimum 4 participants

START/FINISH

Kunming/Kashgar

DURATION

25 days

TRIP GRADE

Advanced  

ROUTE

Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Deqin-Zogong-Lhasa-Mt. Everest-Mt. Kailash-Tsaparang-Karakorums-Kashgar

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels

HIGHLIGHTS

Great rivers of Asia, Lijiang world heritage site, unknown eastern Tibet, Lhasa,Potala Palace,Jokhang Monastery,Barkhor Street,Tibetan culture,Yumdrok Lake,Himalayan mountains,Mt Everest base camp, Mt. Kailash, Guge Kingdoms Ruins.

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