Day01 Enter China, ride Irkeshtam – Kashgar, approx. 234KM to Kashgar, approx. 3hr 30min.
In the morning we arrive in Irkeshtam port between China and Kyrgyzstan. Leading car and your guide will meet you at Chinese country border. Then escort you to cross approx. 110km no man land and then get to Irkeshtam border. Guide will assist for custom formalities etc. The procedure is complex and might take a lot of time. So you may leave the border in the late afternoon. Ride to Kashgar. 3N in Kashgar
Day02 Kashgar: we will assist for custom formalities and car check, obtain your temporary drive license and vehicle tag etc.
Day03 Kashgar: city sightseeing. Visit Kashgar includes the bazaar where many Uygurs do busines and the old city area of Kashgar, Id Kah Mosque and the Tomb of Abakh Hoja etc.
Day04 Kashgar - Yecheng – Mazar. 272km+261km. 1N at simple guesthouse
Day05 Mazar – Hongliutan. 247km. 1N at simple guesthouse
Day06 Hongliutan – Domar. 351km. 1N at simple guesthouse
Day07 Domar – Bangong Tso – Shiquanhe. 231km. 1N in Shiquanhe
Day08 Shiquanhe – Tsada: 255km. Trip to Ruins of Guge Kingdom and Tholing Monastery. 1N in Tsada
Day09 Tsada – Earth Forest - Tirthapuri - Manasarovar: 225km. Short walking by the lake. 1N at simple guesthouse
Day10 Manasarovar Lake – Paryang – Saga. 503km. 1N in Saga
Day11 Saga – Lhatse – Shigatse: 448km. 1N in Shigatse
Day12 Shigatse (Tashilhunpo monastery) – Gyantse (Pelkhor Monastery with Kumbum Stupa): 90km. 1N in Gyantse
Day13 Gyantse – Yamdrok Lake – Lhasa: 270km. 3N in Lhasa
Day14 Lhasa: visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Street.
Day15 Lhasa: visit Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka and Sera Monastery.
Day16 Lhasa – Basum Tso Lake – Linzhi (=Nyingchi): asphalt road, 455km. 1N in Linzhi
Day17 Linzhi – Lulang Forest – Bomi (2750m): asphalt road, approx. 230km. From Serkhyem La Pass (4,515 m) view of the Mt. Gyala Pelri (7,150 m) and the Mt. Namchak Barwa (7,782 m). 1N in Bomi
Day18 Bomi – Ranwu Lake – Baxoi (3280m): asphalt road, approx. 216km. 1N in Baxoi
Day19 Baxoi – Zuogong (Zuogong Monastery) – Markam: 400km, asphalt road. 1N in Markam
Day20 Markam – Yanjing – Dechen: approx. 222km. Today ride to Dechen via Yanjing, overlooking the baysalt produce in a distance. 1N in Dechen
Day21 Dechen – Shangri-La: 220km, asphalt road. On fine day, in the morning have a nice view of Meili Snow Mountain. Ride to Shangri-La. On the way far view of the first bend of Jinshajiang River. Visit Songzanlin Monastery in Shangri-La. 1N in Shangri-La
Day22 Shangri-La – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Lijiang: asphalt road, 180km. 2N in Lijiang
Day23 Lijiang: sightseeing in the ancient town Lijiang
Day24 Lijiang – Dali: 160km, expressway. Ride to Dali, visit Three Pagodas, boating on Erhai Lake and visit Dali Ancient Town. 1N in Dali
Day25 Dali – Chuxiong – Kunming: 400km, expressway. 2N in Kunming
Day26 Kunming: relax, visit the Jinmabiji Fang and the flower market.
Day27 Kunming – Stone Forest (Shilin) – Jianshui: 290km, 6hrs, 2 class road. 1N in Jianshui
Day28 Jianshui– Yuanyang: S214, 85km, approx. 2 hrs. In the morning visit Garden of Family Zhang at Tuanshan Village, Jianshui Ancient town and Confucius Temple. After arriving in Yuanyang, visit Laohuzui (means Tiger Mouth) Terrace in Yuanyang. 1N in Yuanyang
Day29 Yuanyang – Jiangcheng 305km. In the morning visit Jingkou Village of Hani People in Yuanyang. Ride to Jiangcheng. 1N in Jiangcheng
Day30 Jiangcheng – Mengla – Mohan: Provincial road, 185km+58km. 1N in Mohan
Day31 Mohan – Muang Namo: leave China. Service ended.