Self Drive Tour from Inner Mongolia to Tibet
Self Drive Tour from Inner Mongolia to Tibet

Self Drive Tour from Inner Mongolia to Tibet

- Self Drive Travel from Erlianhaote through China to Kyirong
22 Days | (Mongolia) - Erlianhaote – Uangab – Great Wall – Beijing - Datong – Taiyuan – Pingyao – Hancheng - Xian – Tianshui – Lanzhou – Xining – Koko Kor Lake – Golmud – Tuotuohe – Naqu – Nam Tso – Lhasa - Yamdrok – Gyantse - Shigatse – Shegar – Rongbuk/Everest - Paiku Tso – Kyirong – (Nepal)
Entrance Customs into China: Erlianhaote
Exit Customs from China: Kyirong
Enter China from (Land Name): Mongolia
Leave China to (Land Name): Nepal
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Itinerary

Day01 Erenhot: Enter China from Erenhot border, after custom formalities drive to Erenhot. 2N in Erenhot

Day02 Erenhot: custom formalities and vehicle check.

Day03 Erenhot – Ulanqab - Badaling Great Wall: approx. 627km, approx. 7hrs. Highway. 1N in Badaling Great Wall

Day04 Badaling Great Wall – Beijing: city sightseeing, e.g: the Imperial Palace / Forbidden city / Gu Gong, Tian'anmen Square. 1N in Beijing

Day05 Beijing – Datong: approx. 347km, approx. 4hrs30min. Highway. Visit Yungang grottoes and Jiu Long Bi (Nine-dragon Screen). 1N in Datong

Day06 Datong – Hanging Temple – Yingxian County – Taiyuan: approx. 343km, approx. 6hrs. Visit Hanging Temple, Wooden Tower in Yingxian County. 1N in Taiyuan

Day07 Taiyuan - Jinci Temple - Jiao's Garden - Pingyao: approx. 106km, approx. 1hrs30min, highway. 1N in Pingyao

Day08 Pingyao – Linfen - Hancheng: in the morning visit Pingyao Ancient Town, etc. In the afternoon drive via Linfen to Hancheng by the Yellow River (Huang He), approx. 289km, approx. 3hrs20min, highway. 1N in Hancheng

Day09 Hancheng – Xi'an: in the morning visit Hancheng Ancient Town, old residences in Dangjiacun Village and Ancestral Temple of Simaqian. In the afternoon drive to Xian, approx. 220km, approx. 2hrs30min, highway. 2N in Xi’an

Day10 Xi'an: Visit Terra-Cotta Warriors and Qin Imperial Mausoleum, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall, and so on.

Day11 Xi'an – Tianshui: approx. 316km, approx. 4hrs. Highway. Visit Maijishan Grottos in Tianshui. 1N in Tianshui

Day12 Tianshui – Lanzhou (1520m) - Xining - Ta’er Si Monastery - Kokonor Lake (3260m): approx. 732km, approx. 9hrs. Highway.  1N in Kokonor Lake

Day13 Kokonor Lake – Golmud (2808M): asphalt road, approx.500, approx.10hrs. Visit Chaka Salt Lake. 1N in Golmud

Day14 Golmud – Kunlun Pass (4767M) – Tuotuohe (4533M) - Yanshiping (4700m): asphalt road, approx. 507km, approx. 9hrs. 1N in Yanshiping

Day15 Yanshiping - Naqu - Nam Tso (4378m): approx. 545km, approx. 9hrs. Have a nice view of the beautiful holy lake on the roof of the world. 1N in Nam Tso

Day16 Namtso – Lhasa (3650M): asphalt road, approx. 240km, approx. 6hrs. Drive to holy Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. On the way visit Yangpachen hot springs. 2N in Lhasa

Day17 Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Street.

Day18 Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Gyantse (4022m, Pelkor Monastery / Kumbum Stupa) – Shigatse (3868M): asphalt road approx. 360km, approx. 7hrs. 1N in Shigatse

Day19 Shigatse (Tashilhunpo Monastery) – Lhatse – Shegar (=New Tingri) (4239M): asphalt road, approx. 290km. 1N at 2*Qomolangma Hotel

Day20 Shegar – Rongbuk Monastery / Everest: earth road, approx. 100km. Transfer to Rongbuk. If the weather is good, enjoy the sunset of Mt. Everest at Rongbuk Monastery. 1N at simple Rongbuk Guesthouse

Day21 Rongbuk Monastery – Paiku Tso –Kyirong: 255km, sand road and asphalt road. 1N in Kyirong

Day22 Kyirong exit into Nepal. Service ended.

Highlights
Historical China: Beijing with Gu Gong and Great Wall, Yungang Caves, Pingyao Ancient City, Xian with Terracotta Warriors, Maijishan Caves
On the “roof of the world” from Qinghaito Tibet
Culture highlights of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse
Spectacular Everest north side and monastery Rongbuk
The great mountain world of Himalaya
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