At Torugart Port your China Overland vehicle will be checked thoroughly and even scanned by a gigantic vehicle scanner. The procedures can easily take several hours, so prepare some snacks and drinks in advance. Beside your vehicle, your bags/luggage will also be examined and scanned, and it’s possible that authorities will check your photos on your devices in order to exclude the possibility that you took photos of restricted military areas or that you bring pornographic material, which is illegal in China, into the country.
108 kilometers from Torugart Port or 62 kilometers from Kashgar on the S212 road, Chinese immigration is located. Only there you will formally enter the country, there you get your entry stamp into your passport. In between Torugart Port and Chinese immigration are 2 more checkpoints where your passport will be checked and where your guide/fixer has to present your entry documents. It’s likely that you will arrive at immigration only after dark. Beside Chinese immigration, Chinese customs are also located there. In order to process your temporarily imported vehicle, the vehicle must be parked there overnight. There is no accommodation available and you will be transferred to Kashgar for a short night´s sleep. The road from Naryn all the way to Kashgar is entirely paved. On the Chinese side are some minor stretches of gravel and pot holes.
The next day will start early. You will be transported back to the parking lot to pick up your vehicle. After customs procedure including quarantine disinfection, your vehicle will also have entered China successfully. The next stop will be the traffic administration in Kashgar. Your vehicle has to pass a brief technical test and you will have to pass a medical examination (bring your glasses!) before your provisional Chinese driving license and number plate is issued. After that, you are on the road in China legitimately and your China Overland Tour can begin. You successfully pass China Kyrgyzstan border!