Self Drive Tour from South Xinjiang to Tibet and Yunnan
Self Drive Tour from South Xinjiang to Tibet and Yunnan

Self Drive Tour from South Xinjiang to Tibet and Yunnan

- Self Drive Travel from Irkeshtam through China to Mohan
30 Days | (Kyrgyzstan) – Irkeshtam – Kashgar – Yecheng – Mazar – Hongliutan – Domar – Palgon Tso – Shiquanhe – Tsada – Tirthapuri – Manasarovar Lake – Paryang – Saga - Old Tingri - Rongbuk / Everest – Shegar - Lhatse – Shigatse – Gyantse – Yamdrok Lake – Lhasa – Basum Tso – Linzhi – Lulang Forest – Bome – Ranwu Lake – Baxoi – Zuogong – Markam – Yanjing – Dechen – Shan gri-La – Tigersprung-Schlucht – Lijiang – Dali – Chuxiong – Kunming – Jianshui – Yuanyang – Puer – Mengla – Mohan - (Laos)
Entrance Customs into China: Irkeshtam
Exit Customs from China: Mohan
Enter China from (Land Name): Kyrgyzstan
Leave China to (Land Name): Laos
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Itinerary

Day01 Enter China, drive 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. Drive 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 – Paiku Tso – Old Tingri - Rongbuk Monastery (4980M) / Everest: 292km. 1N at Rongbuk

Day12 Rongbuk Monastery – Shegar (New Tingri) – Lhatse – Shigatse (3868M): approx. 390km. Sand road between Rongbuk and Shegar, asphalt road between Shegar and Shigatse. 1N in Shigatse

Day13 Shigatse (Tashilhunpo Monastery) – Gyantse 90km. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery. 1N in Gyantse

Day14 Gyantse (Pelkhor Monastery with Kumbum Stupa) – Yamdrok Lake – Lhasa, 260km. 3N in Lhasa

Day15 Lhasa: visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Street.

Day16 Lhasa: visit Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka and Sera Monastery.

Day17 Lhasa – Basum Tso Lake – Linzhi (=Nyingchi), 455km. 1N in Linzhi

Day18 Linzhi – Lulang Forest – Bomi (2750m) - Ranwu Lake: approx. 357km. 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 Ranwu Lake

Day19 Ranwu Lake - Baxoi – Zuogong: 289km, asphalt road. 1N in Zuogong

Day20 Zuogong - Markam – Yanjing – Dechen: 380km. Today drive to Dechen via Yanjing and visit Catholic Church in Yanjing, and overlooking the salt produce in a distance. 222km, part of the road is under construction, flat for driving. 1N in Dechen

Day21 Dechen – Shangri-La: 220km. On fine day, in the morning have a nice view of Meili Snow Mountain. Drive 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: 180km. 2N in Lijiang

Day23 Lijiang: Lijiang Ancient Town and Black Dragon Pool (Heilong Tan).

Day24 Lijiang – Dali (1976m): 160km: drive to Dali. Visit Three Pagodas, boating on Erhai Lake and visit Dali Ancient Town. 1N in Dali

Day25 Dali – Chuxiong – Kunming (1895m): 350km, highway. 1N in Kunming

Day26 Kunming - Stone Forest – Jianshui: 290km, 6hrs. 1N in Jianshui

Day27 Jianshui – Yuanyang: 83km. Visit Garden of Family Zhang at Tuanshan Village, Double Dragon Bridge, Chaoyang Floor, Jianshui Ancient town, Confucius Temple, etc.
Then visit Laohuzui (means Tiger Mouth) Terrace in Yuanyang. 1N in Yuanyang

Day28 Yuanyang – Honghe - Puer: 323km. Visit Jingkou Village of Hani People. 1N in Puer

Day29 Puer – Mengla – Mohan: 272km. 1N in Mohan

Day30 Mohan exit into Laos. Service ended.

Highlights
On the “roof of the world” from Xinjiang to Tibet and Yunnan
Wild Western Tibet with Guge-Ruins and Manasarovar
Spectacular Everest north side with Monastery Rongbuk
The great mountain world of Himalaya
Tibetan culture highlights: Shigatse, Gyantse, Lhasa and Shangri-La
Meet the minorities, visit the old cities, villages and terrace fields in Yunnan
Self drive, a great way to discover and experience China!
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