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.