Ride across China 2023

Central Asia Kyrgyzstan - China - Laos - Thailand
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    An epic journey through China in three weeks. Tour starts at Kyrgyzstan/China border, ends in Beijing or at China/Laos border. In three weeks you will travel almost the entire length of the Karakorum and Himalayan 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. We will follow the western edge of the Taklimakan Desert to Mazza. Then we ride to Ngari-the largest city in the far west Tibet, climb some of the highest passes and cross some beautiful valleys. 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. 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.  We shall ride to the base camp of tallest mountain - Mt. Everest in the world. Continue the journey to 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. We then travel across the eastern Himalayas to Yunnan Province. Group A will make their way north to he capital of China, Beijing. Group B will ride southward to Laos. Group A will be riding through the cities of Xi'an, Pingao and Datong to visit some of China's most unique history and reach the Great Wall of China. 

    Week 1 Kyrgyzstan/China

    Met by Ride China guide, clear the customs and handle the paper works in Kashgar. Ride from Xinjiang Province to Tibet. Traverse karakorum mountain range to the Himalayas. You will officially enter Tibet Autonomous region and ride through this no man land, we will need to fill up at the last gas station. You will be riding along the karakorums, altitude stays at 4000meters. Leaving the karakorums we will meet the Himalayas. We will be riding next to Pan Gong Tso lake, turquoise water borders India. By chances you will see wild donkeys and yaks.  

    Week 2  Mt. Kailash to Mt. Everest

    Ride along the Himalayan mountains, encountering nomads grazing yaks by alpine lakes. From the foot of Mt.Kailash, riding in the back ground of the Himalayas. Mt. Kamet (7756m) in India. We will see Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova. Eastward towards Saga., great view of the holy mountain Mt. Kailash (6656m) and we can be seeing the yaks and Tibetan nomads. We ride over several passes to Saga with Fish Tail Peak on the right hand side in Nepal Himalayas. We ride over the 5200m pangla pass to Everest at Rongbuk Monastery. We will be spending some time at Everest Base Camp. This is the ultimate tour of a life time to be able to ride a motorcycle to Mt. Everest. 

    Week 3  Lhasa - foothills of the eastern Himalaya

    We say goodbye to Lhasa and head to eastern Himalayas . We will see Meadow & River alongside of the way. We will still be riding in the gorges of the eastern Himalayas. Great views of the glacier fed lake. Heading to Dé Qìng on route following the Mekong River and mountain. It is very wonderful view. We shall arrive to Kawakarpo Mountain(6740m),the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. The foothills of the Himalayas. 


    Week 4  South & Central China

    Ride to the Great Wall of Bejing, visit Xi'an Terra cotta Army site and old Chinese architectures. Or head south to Southeast Asia Laos and Thailand.

    Feel free to get in touch with Ride China to get your detailed day to day itineraries for this once in life time adventure through China.

    Date:  Tour starts on Sept. 18, 2023 from Kyrgyzstan/China border

    Tour Costs guaranteed by Minimal 8 motorcycles. 
    Surcharge to be paid if there are less motorcycles in each group. 

    Group A Kashgar to Beijing

    5600USD/rider  (minimal 4 motorcycles)

    Single room supplement: 1080USD/person

    Pillion Rider: 3200USD/person

    Group B Kashgar to Boten Laos

    4700USD/rider (minimal 4 motorcycles)

    Single room supplement: 880USD/person

    Pillion Rider: 2200USD/person

    Group C Beijing to Boten Laos 

    2800USD/rider (minimal 4 motorcycles)

    Single room supplement: 500USD/person

    Pillion Rider: 1400USD/person

    Limited Bike Rental Group from Kashgar to Dali/Beijing

    Rent a KOVE 500cc adventure bike at 100USD/day


    --Tibet Travel Permit
    --Chinese driving licenses
    --Temporary number plates
    --Customs clearances (in and out)
    --Custom Deposit
    --Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
    --Tour information about safe riding in China
    --English Speaking guides
    --Support vehicle for luggage and seats
    --Hotels in double & twin occupancy ( B & B )


    --Lunches and dinners
    --All entry fees to parks and monasteries, etc...
    --Fuel and toll fee
    --All services not mentioned

    --Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

    --Mandatory international travel insurance

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

    Thanks to Ridechina who worked so well on our trip from Finland to Asia. Everything went smoothly and everyone enjoyed the ride.

    Dani - Finland


Minimum 8 participants


Kyrgyzstan Irkestam/China Mohan


21 - 29 day, 20 days riding, 3 rest days


Advanced Level, challenging roads, hair pin curves and switchbacks, high altitude (2000 - 5100 m) in remote areas,5 -8 hours riding per day with short gravel and unpaved sections. Total distance about 7000 km. Daily rides 220 - 580 Km. Mostly on asphalt roads, highest pass at 5200m, highest overnight at 4300m.


Total distance 7000 km, daily rides 300-500 km. Mostly on asphalt roads with short sections of gravels.


Hotels (B & B)

✥ Fabled oasis kashgar
✥ Taklimakan desert
✥ Karakorum range
✥ Himalayan range
✥ Mt. Kailash
✥ Mt. Everest Base Camp
✥Lhasa holy city
✥Eastern Tibet
✥Mt. KawaKarpo 6740m
✥Lijiang world heritage
✥Leshan Buddha
✥Xi'an Terracotta Army
✥Pingao Old City
✥Great Wall


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