The next two days brought us to the shores of two of Asia´s grandest rivers: the Yangtze and the Mekong. The longer you follow the rivers up north, the less vegetation there is, until you reach the moonlike river gorge of the upper Mekong.
We were riding the narrow roads near the rivers, through farmland and small villages, all the way up to the foot of the Himalayas for about 500 kilometers.
One of the highlights of the tour is certainly the visit of our Tibetan homestay from where you have a spectacular view upon the Mekong river. Dining with a local Tibetan family in a traditional Tibetan living room with wood carvings, sitting at the fire stove and drinking homemade red wine is a cherished memory for many.