On this breathtaking (because of the altitude of the region you can take that literally) motorbike expedition through the west of China we are exploring for us unknown areas of this gigantic country. West China, that means desert landscape, high plateaus, grassland und snow covered mountains. Here, in one of the most depopulated regions of the world, travelers are coming across wild donkeys and huge vultures. On this motorbike tour through China we are mainly focusing on the Qinghai province. In Qinghai, on of the biggest provinces of China (two times bigger than Germany), lays the source of the Yellow River, which gets its colour from loess. Despite the size, only 5,5 Million people live here; 20% of those are Tibetans. On the way to the source you need to go past the pass and glacier of the Amne Machine („snow covered mountain), a holy mountain in tibetan buddhism. It was considered the highest mountain on earth until they figured out that it actually is over 2000m lower then Mount Everest.