OverlandDriving Overland around the world in your own vehicle, discovering foreign cultures and ways of life and enjoying a unique feeling of freedom – by motorcycle, off-road vehicle, campervan or truck – this has always been the dream of world travelers. But not every country in the world allows Overland travelers to enter freely with their own foreign registered vehicle without restrictions. Traveling Overland through China or Thailand has not gotten any easier in recent years. Regulations for customs clearance and the application for a transit permit with the correct listing of all destinations are now mandatory in these countries. In addition, you need to be accompanied by a state-approved tourist guide with a tourist guide license and, in the case of Tibet, the Tibet Alien Travel Permit must be applied for. If all necessary permits are issued properly, which is only possible with the help of a state-approved travel agency, you can easily drive Overland through China, Tibet and Thailand. And if you don’t want to go on your own, you can book one of our organized trips from Germany along the Silk Road to the Roof of the World in Tibet. No matter which option you choose, whether you travel independently or with a group, we are happy to advise and are at your side as an experienced organizer.

China Overland with your own vehicle

CHINA & TIBET

China is one of the world’s most fascinating countries – not only because of its extremely turbulent history, but, of course, also because of its unique nature. And what could be a better way to make a journey of discovery in China and Tibet than by doing a China overland tour in your own vehicle? Regardless of whether you choose a 4×4 or a motorbike, camper or truck, a China overland tour is the best way to get a unique insight into the country, its very friendly inhabitants and its breath-taking landscapes. We, the Tibetmoto team, will take on the whole job of organising the trip for you!

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Thailand Overland with your own vehicle

THAILAND

Thailand Overland with your own vehicle – this is a true dream for many. Enjoy a once in a lifetime adventure with your own motorcycle, car, mobile home or truck and drive directly to the most beautiful beaches in the world on breathtaking coastal roads or enjoy fantastic views of the tropical mountains in Thailand´s north – unquestionably a phantastic drive. Thailand has always fascinated its visitors with a very special mixture of breathtaking landscapes, beaches, rich cultural treasures and riendly, open-minded people. And we make it happen! From freight forwarding services to customs procedures and guide assistance.

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Munich – Tibet: Silk Road Motorcycle Tour

EUROPE & ASIA

27.08. – 12.10.2021 (with extension: until 18.10.)
30.04. – 15.06.2022 (with extension: until 21.06.)

Experience a true adventure on our Overland Tour from Munich to Tibet. Cross 14 countries and enjoy unique roads on a journey of around 12,500 kilometers. Embark on a spectacular Overland motorcycle tour, discover the continents of Europe and Asia and and ride the Silk Road across the Stan States all the way to the Roof of the World in Tibet. Visit countless highlights of the historic and modern Silk Road and let yourself be inspired by the scenic and cultural highlights of this Europe-Asia Overland motorcycle tour. This tour includes the most adventurous Pamir highway in Tajikistan and some of the highest passes on earth in the Himalayas.

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1 tour in 2021
1 tour in 2022
47/53 Days

Eurasia Tour – From Munich to the Roof of the World

EUROPE & ASIA

21.07. – 31.08.2021 (with extension: until 06.09.) 
20.07. – 30.08.2022 (with extension: until 05.09.)

This Overland motorcycle adventure takes you all the way from the Bavarian capital Munich through the wild mountains of East Europe to Istanbul, the oriental pearl at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. We climb the Anatolian highlands and reach the Georgian hinterland where we ride across deep gorges on winding roads. Up and through the wooded mountains and hilly steppes with grazing camels we continue to Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Here, we cross the largest desert of Central Asia and follow the Silk Route to long forgotten trading posts. After a few nights in Yurts, we cross Kyrgyzstan and then reach China – the Middle Kingdom – from where we ascent into thin air and the breathtaking heights of Tibet – the Roof of the World.

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1 tour in 2021
1 tour in 2022
42/48 Days

China Overland

With your own vehicle through China & Tibet

Starting from the west, China shares borders, among other countries, with Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Laos and Nepal. China is therefore often not just an option, but a must, especially if you are traveling from Europe to Southeast Asia or if you want to travel to India via Nepal or Pakistan. All of these countries have open borders for China Overland travelers – if you consider important points when preparing your China transit. For example, your China transit must be applied for at least 60 days in advance with the responsible authorities, the previously agreed travel route should be followed and a state-approved guide must be present. We want that you can concentrate fully on your adventure, and that is why Tibetmoto Tours will get all permits for you, translate documents into Chinese, take care of customs clearance and the issuance of the temporary Chinese driver’s license and license plate, discuss the itinerary with you and make travel suggestions.

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Even during the actual trip, our back office in China is at your side with advice and action: We order vehicle spare parts if necessary, because anyone can suffer vehicle damage, order new tires, organize the logistics, book hotels, take care of container freight shipping around the world (FCL and LCL) and generally help with difficulties. Our English and Chinese speaking team knows their way around, because almost all team members have already traveled Overland themselves, from Germany to China and beyond. We therefore know what you want and what makes you tick – and we are happy to make special travel requests come true. Tibetmoto Tours is also a trusted and reliable partner of travel agents and tour operators around the globe for inbound China Overland tours.

Thailand Overland

With your own vehicle through Thailand and the tropical countries of Southeast Asia

Thailand is located in Southeast Asia and borders Laos to the east, Cambodia to the southeast, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia to the south, the Andaman Sea to the southwest and Myanmar to the west and north. Thailand is therefore often not just an option, but a must, especially if you are driving from Europe to Asia Overland. Whether you travel through the vast countries of India or China, via Myanmar, Laos or Cambodia – Thailand is not only the perfect end point of an Overland trip, but can also be the beginning if you ship your vehicle to Bangkok by FCL or LCL sea freight. All these bordering countries have open borders for Overland travellers to Thailand if you consider important points during the preparation of your Thailand Overland transit. For example, the Thailand transit must be applied for at least 30 days in advance with the responsible authorities, the previously agreed travel route should be followed and a state-approved guide must be present.

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We want that you can fully concentrate on the adventure. Tibetmoto Tours will obtain all relevant permits for you, translate documents into Thai, take care of customs clearances and duties and arranges the Thai license plate and insurance for your vehicle. We are happy to advise you on the travel route and give you important tips. Even during the trip, our back office in Thailand is at your side with advice and action. Our service also covers the ordering of vehicle spare parts, as vehicle damage can occur on a long journey. We order new tires, organize the logistics, book hotels, take care of vehicle logistics and shipping by container freight around the world (FCL and LCL, by sea and land) and are always happy to help you with any difficulties that arise.

Thailand as a self-drive with your own vehicle? With Tibetmoto your dream trip becomes a reality!

Many holidaymakers shy away from even considering Thailand as an Overland tour destination because the bureaucratic effort seems too difficult and due to the language barrier. With us you have a reliable partner at your side who has its own local office under German management in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We know the language, the regulations and Thai customs and act as a point of contact at all times. Do you have your own ideas about your Thailand Overland tour? We like that – just get in touch and we will put together your desired route. Please keep in mind, however, that this takes a little time due to the bureaucratic tasks – the earlier you book your Thailand overland trip, the smoother the planning!

Our English-, Chinese- Thai- and German-speaking team knows their way around, because almost all team members have already traveled overland themselves, from Germany to China and Thailand and beyond. We therefore know what you want and what makes you tick – we are happy to make special travel requests come true. Tibetmoto Tours is also a reliable partner of travel agencies and tour operators around the world for inbound China, Tibet and Thailand overland tours.

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w0zza10
2018-10-08
Everest trip The trip was very well organized from the hotels to restaurant's,the staff were only to happy to help with any issues,each day was an adventure that got better every day THANKS to the crew.I will be doing another tour with this company.
mpolini
mpolini
2018-10-07
Motorbike trip through Tibet The most epic and enjoyable holidays ever experienced Everest was awesome,The whole crew was more than helpful very well planned and executed tour.Very highly recommend.
Jeff G
Jeff G
2018-10-06
Everest or bust 2018 We just completed a tour to Everest base camp from Lhasa with Hendrik and his crew. From start to finish was a trip of a lifetime. Everything was organised extremely well from the different types of foods to the monastery tours and of course the riding through breathtaking scenery and long winding roads each day. The backup crew and mechanics were brilliant and a special shout out to Jimmy the tour guide who’s knowledge of everything and helpfulness made the trip. “JIMMY, we love you man”😂😂We also met so lovely people touring with us that will be friends for life.
jolleyhich
jolleyhich
2018-10-06
Excellent guides and knowledge This tour was excellent right from the word go. The knowledge the guides had on all the areas we visited was very well informed and they didn’t hesitate to stop and explain any part if you had a question. The sights are incredible and I have already recommended the Lhasa to base camp tour to people. Thanks Hendrik, tashi, jimmy and all the rest of the crew that made this awesome time possible.
iXas
iXas
2018-09-28
Tibet Tour - Lhasa - Mount Everest - Lake Nam Tso - Lhasa amazing motorcycle tour for any skill level. all important sights were visited, amazing mountain passes, views, great food and cultural experience. With Tibetmoto everything is perfectly organised, all bikes are daily serviced, their is a mechanic and a jeep with the luggage following, so you do not need to worry about a heavy load on your motorcycle. the detailed information prior and during the trip are excellent and allow you to prepare your trip and gear correctly. Tibet and the tibetan culture is a most see on your "bucket list". riding on a motorcycle and experiencing Tibet so close up and real is "the icing". book early as there are limited motorcycles. Best riding time late spring or early autumn go for a life time ride with Tibetmoto
baromona
baromona
2018-09-28
2100 km durch Tibet Trans Tibet Motorrad Reise von Lhasa zum Everest Base Camp. Alles hat hervorragend geklappt und war gut organisiert. Das Wetter hat auch gepaßt, wir waren eine super Truppe. Die Tour führte uns durch wunderschöne Landschaften mit verdammt hohen Pässen, Hochebenen, verschneiten Gipfeln, türkisblauen Seen, Yak-Herden, Tempeln....und, und, und. Niemand hatte Probleme mit der Höhe, die 3 geplanten Akklimatisierungstage in Lhasa waren wichtig und ausreichend. Eine unvergessliche Reise! Danke Hendrik...:-)
Antoine B
Antoine B
2018-09-27
Superbes vues et un tour Visite typique de xizhou, magnifiques vues sur la montagne. Conduite agréable, la moto est de bonne qualité et bien entretenue, et le guide était super sympa et ses explications géniales. Le temps était le seul point négatif, mais n'a pas gêné tant que ça. Très bon rapport qualité
Gehrden
Gehrden
2018-09-24
Trans Tibet Motorbike Tour - Tibet with Everest Base Camp - Perfect Way to experience Tibet! I have had the pleasure to ride with the Tibetmoto team in Sep 2018 during their Trans Tibet Tour and I would recommend fully hearted to join any of their upcoming trips. A choice of Bikes in very good condition, beautiful roads, impressive landscapes, a knowledgable and helpful local guide, authentic accomodations and lunch/dining options and a very likeable, skillfull and supportive Tibetmoto Team (Hendrik, Tashi and the support crew). I trusted them right from the start and they accomodated any questions, concerns or proposals. If you look for a reliable tour operator with relevant local knowledge and the understanding for international guests - don’t look any further. I’ll definitely book another tour with them - just this says everything.
Manon C
Manon C
2018-09-23
Merveilleux moment à la découverte da Dali et du lac Nous avons eu la chance de découvrir Erhai a moto. notre guide à été adorable, il nous a conseillé et donné de bons conseils. Les paysages sont magnifiques et nous y avons bien mangé. Je recommande vivement!
Ard V
Ard V
2018-02-02
Torugart pass to Shanghai On a bright Sunday morning in April 2017, my 1983 Land Rover “Edna” and I started on a trip that would take us from the Netherlands to China, crossing over 5,300 meters high mountain passes. End July 2017 we arrived at the Torugart pass, the border between Kyrgyzstan and China. From here we drove over 9000 Km to Shanghai, thereby travelling through XinJiang province and along the Himalayas through Tibet. The China part of the ‘expedition’ was arranged with strong support from Tibetmoto, which is run by Hendrik Heyne and his team. In short, thanks to Tibetmoto, particularly when it came to handling red-tape in China, this trip has become an unforgettable lifetime experience. Travel through China using your own vehicle without a guide is not possible. (Apparently being accompanied by a guide was already compulsory during the time of the old Silk routes!) This holds particularly true for the more ‘sensitive provinces’. Having said that, the guides that we were provided with (Thubten and Tashe) are probably the best one can get for such a journey: Very knowledgeable, supportive and in plain English just great fun to have on board. On a trip such as this, things are bound to not always go exactly as planned (…). However, also when it came to difficult questions e.g. with regard to the arrangement of visa’s and permits, Tibetmoto proved to be an indispensable partner. I would highly recommend their organization to anyone planning an overland trip to China. Ard Van Gerdijk