Laos-China-Tibet-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan 2024

Ride across China on your motorcycles
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    Join us on this 20 day motorcycle expedition across China. Our expedition starts from tropical southeast Asia at China/Laos border. You will group up with other members before exiting Laos. You will be met by your Ride China guide and enter China. 

    After border formalities and customs declaration of your motorcycles, you will be travelling north to Dali and 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 - Mt. 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. Follow the Silk Road we shall venture into the Stan countries. Your guide will assist with border formalities and customs clearance exiting China to Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan.

    Limited spaces left ! Please feel free to contact Ride China : info at

    Pre China stage: 

    If you are based in SE Asia, then you should know well the region and be able to ride to Laos/China border to meet up with the group. If you are based in Australian/Newzealand/USA and planning to ship your motorcycles to SE Asia there are several ports recommened: Sihanoukville Cambodia or Bangkok Thailand, you may also ship our bikes to Singapore or Malaysia. Ride through SE Asia to China is an amazing journey and you get to visit some of most places and expereince different cultures. We can put you in contact with the right people if you want to ship your bikes to Sihanoukville or Bangkok. They can help you with shipping and logistics, and trip advices. Our China Transit tour starts from Boten border that connects Laos and China. Riders can meet the group at last Laos hotel before entering China. Ride China guide will meet the group after you finish Laos immigration formalities and organize border crossing to China.

    Please email info at to get detailed day to day itinerary

    Week 1  Laos - China - Tibet Border

    A nice scenic highway will lead us to Kunming, the city of eternal spring. This is a lively city of 7 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 for us !

    Week 2 Road to Lhasa and Mt. Everest

    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 centre of the religious faith, which plays an important role in their day to day life since from thousand years. The adventure continues from the holy city Lhasa for a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride up to the base camp of Everest. This will be ultimate climax on two wheels ...

    Week 3  Mt. Kailash and Kashgar Kyrsgyzstan

    Mt. Everest is not the end of our adventure but a new start, 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. We ride into the heavily eroded sandstone canyon and valleys of the upper Yarlung River. 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 oasis on the silk road. Follow the Silk Road we shall venture into the Stan Countries at Torugart Pass. You are free to explore central Asia, if you need any advice for onward travel to central asia west asia and Europe. 

    Dates: May 06, 2024 - May 25, 2024




    6 - 7 riders add $500/rider
    4 - 5 riders add $800/rider
    Singleroom Supplement: $680/person



    Included in the cost:

    All accommodation on shared basis (or a single room, if booked)

    All breakfasts

    Local overnight hotel parking charges

    Chinese Visa advice and letter of invitation

    Tibet China Travel Permits for foreigners 

    Foreign vehicles self drive permit

    Customs Deposit for imported Vehicles

    Chinese Driving License

    China Motorcycle License Plate

    Third party insurance for motocycles

    Travel insurance for travelers

    Daily route notes

    Expedition Tour Shirt

    Support Vehicle, equipped with a trailer, water, tools and emergency first aid kit

    Support Vehicle Driver, with motorcycle mechanical experience

    English Speaking Guides

    "THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, you have been more than helpful... 

    and we are very pleased with Jah and our driver Tang.. One month they have really worked hard to make this trip come through...”

    -Carl from Singapore

    “In a blink of eyes, I could do it again”   

    -Andrew from Australia

    "Thanks for organizing the trip, its a great experience"

    -Dominick from Germany

    "Jah is an exceptional tour guide with a great team, I would whole heartedly recommend taking a tour with him ”

    -Dani from UK


Minimum 8 motorcycles


Laos Boten/Kyrgyzstan/Tajikistan


20 days




Total distance 6500 km, daily rides 250-500 km. Laos-China-Tibet-Xinjiang-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan


Hotels and Guesthouses

✥World Heritage City Lijiang
✥Tiger Leaping Gorge
✥Three rivers national park
✥Eastern Himalayan Mountain
✥Lhasa, the holy city
✥Rarely visited eastern Tibet
✥Yangtse,Mekong Salween Rivers
✥Himalayas and Karakorums
✥Potala Palce
✥Yumdrok Lake
✥Mt. Everest base camp
✥Mount Kailash
✥Kashgar city
✥Silk Road Oasis


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