China Transit Tour Kyrgyzstan to Laos

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    This is an epic journey through China in 27 days. Ride China service starts at Kyrgyzstan/China border, ends at China/Laos border. Ride China guide will meet you at Kyrgyzstan/China border and assist you with all border formalities, customs brokering and getting motorcycle number plates & driver lisences.
    On this journey through China, there will be enough time for browsing in the bazaar and old city of Kashgar. We will follow the southern silk road on the edge of the Taklimakan Desert to Qinghai plateau, enroute  stop at some charming oasis and meet some friendly peoples. Ride across the second largest shifting desert in the world, visit Turpan and UNESCO site Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes... 

    Venture to the roof top of the world, arriving in lhasa and visit some of the oldest monasteries in Tibet, and enjoying the magnificent view of the Himalayan mountain including several 8000m giants. Meeting nomads dwelling in low, black tents, tend flocks of sheep and goats as well as herds of the yak. We shall ride to the base camp of tallest mountain - Mt. Everest in the world. 

    We bid our freawells to Lhasa and travel across the eastern Himalayas to Yunnan Province.The ancient Tea Horse Road was once the primary route for goods traveling from China to Tibet and India. Today, the road remains as a unique natural and cultural opportunity. Stopping in some of the most untouched and organically beautiful areas of the region. Observe remarkable cultures in their local environments, and savor the spectacular scenery all around you. 
    Traverse majestic mountain passes and descend into spectacular valleys of several largest rivers of Asia as you continue down the road towards your triumphant arrival in Dali, the crossroads of culture and business. Finally we travel southward to the border of Laos.

    Week 1 Kyrgyzstan/China Xin Jiang

    Group members group up in Sary Tash Kyrgyzstan, you then ride to Chinese border. Met by Ride China guide, clear the customs and handle the paper works in Kashgar. Ride from Xinjiang Province to Qinghai Province. We will be stopping at several oasis on the southern silk road, traverse the second largest shifting desert, Taklamagan desert. 

    Week 2  Tibet

    Ride to the rooftop of the world, we ride over the 5300m Tangula Pass, passing the Changtangplateau and reach Lhasa, the holy city of the Tibetans. We ride over the 5200m Gyaula 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 basecamp.

    Week 3  Lhasa - Eastern Himalayas

    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  Yunnan to Laos

    Follow the anient tea horse trading route, visit some mosr charming towns of China and head south to Southeast Asia Laos and Thailand.

    Send your enquiries to "info at" to get your detailed day to day itineraries for this once in life time adventure through China. Grab the Early Bird discount 5% off the tour cost by booking your place before December 31, 2024.

    Tour starts on Sept. 02, 2025 China border
    Service ends on Sept. 29, 2025 Laos border
    We also provide Laos/Thailand transit service and information

    Tour Cost guaranteed by 8 motorcycles
    Surcharge to be paid if less than 8 motorcycles

    Single room supplement: 880USD/person
    Pillion Rider: 1850USD/person

    Grab the Early Bird discount 5% by booking before December 31, 2024

    Limited Bike Rental from Kashgar to Dali
    Rent a KOVE 525X adventure bike at 100USD/day ( no relocation fees )


    --Tibet Travel Permit
    --Chinese driving licenses
    --Temporary number plates
    --Customs clearances (in and out)
    --Custom Deposit
    --Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
    --Pre departure PDF fact sheet
    --Detailed printable PDF road book
    --Electronic road book daily
    --English Speaking guides
    --Support van for luggage and passenger seats
    --Oxygen bottles and masks, first aid kit
    --Bike tools and air pump
    --Trailer for emergency breakdowns
    --Hand picked high quality hotels
    --Chinese and Western Breakfasts
    --Reliable bike garages and parts purchase
    --RideChina long sleeve T-shirt
    --China stickers


    --Lunches and dinners
    --All entry fees to parks and monasteries, etc...
    --Fuel and toll fee if any
    --All services not mentioned
    --Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers
    --Mandatory international travel insurance
    Support van and a trailer stand by on the whole journey

    We crossed 7800 kilometers through China starting from Kyrgyzstan and ending to Laos. RideChina had a also one motorbike and a support van and a trailer in case of a breakdown. Well planned itinerary with lots to see on the way. Our tour guide Jah was helpful and very professional. Can definitely recommend.

    Olli - Finland


    We used Jah and Ride China for our September to October 2023 crossing of China from Kyrgyzstan to Laos.
    Excellent from beginning to end. Jah was endlessly patient and accommodating. Wouldn't hesitate to use Ride China again, already planning next year's trip. Special shout out to Tang who drove the van.

    Neil - UK


    The China tour for me was meant to be a way to get past the countries i couldn't get in to ( Iran and Myanmar mainly) but it ended up being so much more.  I normally avoid group riding, but in china it worked out well, we were given more freedom than i expected,  the people in the group got on well despite an age range from 20 to 66,  Jah, our ever calm, ever smiling guide actuall rode the whole route with us on his own motorbike, which worked  really well. Tang, the support van driver appeared to work miracles by always seeming to be no more than an hour or two behind us despite incredibly busy roads that appeared to be almost gridlocked as we weaved and filtered through almost stationery traffic on the bikes,  yet Tang would turn up at the hotel an hour or so later. All hotels were included in the tour package, and were way above the standards I'm used to when travelling, it was a month of luxury for me.   So if anyone wants to cross china search for "Ride China"  its an excellent package, and definitely the best available.

    Nigel - UK


Minimum 8 participants




27 days, 23 days riding, 4 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 8000 km, daily rides 300-500 km. Mostly on asphalt roads with short sections of gravels.


Hand picked high qualiy hotels

✥ Fabled oasis kashgar
✥ Taklimakan desert
✥ Karakorum ranges
✥ Himalayan ranges
✥ Changtag Plateau
✥ Mt. Everest Base Camp
✥Lhasa holy city
✥Eastern Tibet
✥Mt. KawaKarpo 6740m
✥Lijiang world heritage
✥The great rivers of Asia
✥Dali Old City


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