Roadtrip Eurasia Motorcycle Tour with Motorrad Action Team2022-08-26T16:57:52+02:00
w0zza10
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

Roadtrip Eurasia

From Munich to the roof of the world!

This superlative motorcycle adventure takes you from the dignified Bavarian Munich through the wild Balkans to Istanbul, the oriental pearl on the Bosporus. We climb the Anatolian highlands and reach the Turkish and Georgian Black Sea coast through deep gorges on winding roads. Up through the wooded mountains and the hilly steppe of Georgia, we continue over the Caucasus to Russia. A new horizon opens up to us: the Caspian Sea, on the banks of which we cross the Russian and Kazakh steppes.

After crossing the Kazakh steppe, we continue to follow the Silk Road to Bukhara, Samarkand and Kokand. From there it goes through the mountainous Kyrgyzstan and over the breathtaking Torugart Pass to China. Two hot days of driving along the Taklamakan, the desert of no return, bring us to the foothills of the Kunlun mountain range with the 7,700 meter high Mt. Kongur, before we drive to the Tibetan plateau. We cross the roof of the world from west to east and stop at Mount Kailash, sacred to the Tibetans, which is good for our karma. Then we drive along the seemingly endless shores of Lake Manasarovar before we get to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. At 5,200 meters above sea level, we have one of the most spectacular views in the world and the winding roads and passes in all of Asia right in front of us.

The journey ends in mystical Lhasa, where we roam the old town with hundreds of Tibetan pilgrims and visit the former seat of the Dalai Lama. A unique trip of superlatives, which is being offered for the first time by a German tour operator.

Tibetmoto Tours …

… has put together a very nice and unique tour with the Roadtrip Eurasia Tour. Hendrik toured with us through the different countries and organized everything very well.

Martin H.

A motorcycle tour …

… through so many different countries is simply a dream. It’s an amazing experience. Thanks to Tibetmoto for the good organization!

Hannes S.

The whole tour …

…  was very well organized. I participated as an pillion and were able to enjoy the beautiful landscapes all the time. Excellent!

Rosa I.

Highlights Roadtrip Eurasia Tour

  • 14 countries and over 12,500 kilometers – a superlative adventure: All the highlights of the Silk Road up to Tibet on the roof of the world
  • The central Balkan mountains with the Beklemento Pass
  • The Anatolian highlands with the Silk Road towns of Safranbolu and Amasya
  • The highlands of Georgia and the steppes of Russia and Kazakhstan Passage through the largest desert in Central Asia
  • Enough time for all the sights in the Silk Road oases of Samarkand, Khiva, Bukhara and Dushanbe Tajikistan with the world famous Pamir Highway
  • The most beautiful slopes and caravanserais in Kyrgyzstan
  • Tibet from west to east with all the highlights of the Tibetan Himalayas, including Manasarovar Lake, the sacred Mount Kailash, Everest Base Camp, Gyangze, Yamdrok Lake, Xigaze and Lhasa
  • The Everest base camp with an overnight stay in the Rongbuk monastery with a view of Everest at an altitude of 4,900 meters
  • One of the most spectacular roads in the world at Everest Base Camp with a view of the highest mountains on earth
  • Full visiting day in Istanbul, Samarkand and Lhasa with a city tour
  • Regular rest days for relaxing and sightseeing
  • Proven and always up-to-date routing: Our team has carried out the tour many successful times
  • Support vehicle for passengers and luggage / emergency vehicle
  • Mechanic service for the entire trip
  • Including return shipping of the motorcycles at no extra cost
  • Local guides in many countries so that you can get the best insight into the local culture
  • Optional extension from Dali to Lhasa

2023
Main tour: 19.07. – 29.08.
Extension: 28.08. – 04.09.

Main tour: 29.08. – 09.10.
Extension: 08.10. – 15.10.

Biker with own motorcycle:
12.480€
Pillion:
6.980€
Single Room:
+1.290€

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42 days / 41 nights / 33 riding days

With Extension:
48 days / 47 nights / 40 riding days

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Overnight stays in middle-class hotels, guest houses and simple accommodations.

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Via Munich to Tibet

Via Lhasa to Dali

Via Munich to Tibet Overland Motorcycle Tour – Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting in Munich

Meeting of all tour participants in Munich. Get to know each other in the evening. Tour briefing.

Day 2: Munich – Ljublijana

From Munich we cross the eastern Alps and find ourselves in the small, beautiful capital of Slovenia. Old town walk.

Distance: approx. 400 km, Slovenia

Day 3: Ljubljana – Belgrad

We measure the rough and dry Croatian land. Belgrade is a remarkable city, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers is the Belgrade Fortress, which towers over a beautiful old town.

Distance: approx. 530 km,
through Croatia and Serbia

Day 4: Belgrad – Nis

A relaxed day lies ahead of us! From Belgrade we continue to Nis, where we can visit the old town.

Distance: approx. 250 km

Day 5: Nis – Koprivshtitsa

In Serbia and Bulgaria we are in the center of the Balkans. The vastness of the landscape that opens before our eyes is no longer found in Central Europe. Eastern Europe presents itself to us as rural and wild and reminds us of a Europe long past. You will spend the night in the small and authentic town of Koprivshtitsa, which will delight you with its rustic-style houses.

Distance: approx. 270 km, Bulgaria

Day 6: Koprivshtitsa – Central Balkan Mountains – Sozopol

Today we explore the central Balkan Mountains, which gave the entire region its name. We rise over a thousand meters above Bulgaria and have an incredible view of the wide landscape from the Beklemento Pass (1520m). Beautiful curves bring us back down, where we continue on our way through the Bulgarian land and drive east (A1) to the Black Sea to Tsarevo. The region around Tsarevo emerged from the Greek colony of Apollonia and is one of the oldest cities in Bulgaria. We enjoy the rest of the day at the beach.

Distance: approx. 410 km

Day 7: Sozopol – Istanbul

We follow the coast to the south and then cross the Strandscha Mountains of Thrace. Great curves lead through these forest mountains to the Turkish border. Soon we reach Istanbul.

Distance: approx. 320 km, Turkey

Day 8: Istanbul

Istanbul visiting day. We visit the modern metropolis on the Bosporus and enjoy the flair of this unique city.

Day 9: Istanbul – Safranbolu

The Mediterranean flair of the Bosporus slowly gives way to an alpine mountain world as we advance into the North Anatolian highlands.

Because of its beautiful cityscape, characterized by half-timbered houses, Safranbolu has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1994.

Distance: approx. 410 km

Day 10: Safranbolu – Amasya

Amasya is located in the hinterland of the Black Sea coast in the Pontic Mountains in a narrow valley directly on the river.

The main part of the charming city extends on the east side of the river, on the west side there are only a few rows of houses at the foot of the steep castle hill. Five bridges connect both halves of the city, which invites you to linger.

Distance: approx. 390 km

Day 11: Amasya – Bayburt

Further east we follow the North Anatolian fault. We continue through the idyllic steppe landscape to Bayburt, a town in the Anatolian highlands.

Distance: approx. 450 km

Day 12: Bayburt – Savsat

A beautiful winding mountain road leads to Savsat. We spend the night in a simple yet beautiful lodge in an Anatolian mountain landscape, far away from civilization.

Distance: approx. 350 km

Day 13: Savsat – Gori Uplistisikhe – Gori

We ride to Gori. Here is a historic cave city of the old Silk Road, Uplistisikhe, and of the famous Gori Castle.

Distance: approx. 280 km, Georgia

Day 14: Gori – Grosny

From Gori we ride north to the Russian border. Border formalities. Continue to Grozny, capital of the Russian republic of Chechnya.

Distance: approx. 310 km, Russia

Day 15: Grosny – Astrakhan

Astrakhan is located on the Volga and has buildings from different eras, from the Renaissance to Classicism to Orthodox influences. Sights are the Astrakhan Kremlin and the Trinity Church.

Distance: approx. 490 km, Russia

Day 16: Rest day in Astrakhan

Rest day for washing clothes and resting. And for everything else an adventurer has to do.

Day 17: Astrakhan – Atyrau

Today we cross the border with Kazakhstan. With a little luck we will see camels on the way. Atyrau, a city that lives on the oil and gas reserves of the Caspian Sea, is also located on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Distance: approx. 360 km, Kasachstan

Day 18: Atyrau – Beyneu

We ride through the Kazakh steppe to Beyneu.

Distance: approx. 440 km

Day 19: Beyneu – Elabad

Through the desert of Uzbekistan we come close to the dried up Aral Sea. We have a view over the Aralkum desert that emerged from the lake.

Distance: approx. 440 km, Uzbekistan

Day 20: Elabad – Khiva

We follow the traces of the old Silk Road and reach Xiva, the former capital of the Khiva Khanate in Khorezmia with a flourishing textile industry (including carpets). The historic city center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.

Distance: approx. 350 km

Day 21: Khiva – Buchara

We drive through the Kyzylkum desert to Bukhara, which is one of the oldest cities in Uzbekistan. Like Samarkand, it was a trading and resting place on the old Silk Road. With over 140 architectural monuments, Bukhara is an impressive “museum city”.

Distance: approx. 460 km

Day 22: Buchara – Samarkand

This pearl of the Silk Road, which awaits us at the end of a strenuous riding day, impresses with its Islamic architecture – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We visit Reistranplatz and the adjoining Madras, as well as other sights.

Distance: approx. 400 km

Day 23: Samarkand visiting day

Samarkand visiting day.

Day 24: Samarkand – Kokand

We cross Uzbekistan from west to east and come before Kokand over a beautiful pass near the border to Tajikistan.

In Kokand we visit the palace of Xudaya Khan, the facade of which is adorned with numerous ornaments and colors. The city is also known for its many madrasas and mosques, which are worth a visit.

Distance: approx. 480 km

Day 25: Kokand – Osh

About 150 kilometers east of Kokand we cross the border to Kyrgyzstan, where we spend the night in Osh.

Distance: approx. 180 km, Kyrgyzstan

Day 26: Osh – Kazarman

Continue to Kazarman and finally mountains again. The first part of the route leads to Jalalabad, the road is paved, but there is a lot of traffic. Then it goes over a partly wild gravel road and 4 passes, often deserted, through the beautiful and unforgettable mountain landscape of Kyrgyzstan. Overnight in the small town of Kazarman in the mountains.

Distance: approx. 260 km

Day 27: Kazerman – Tash Rabat

Tash Rabat is a well-preserved 15th century caravanserai. Today’s overnight stay takes place in a yurt camp. The way to the historic settlement, which translates as “stone hostel”, leads again today over good slopes. Tash Rabat is located in the Altbashi Mountain Range (part of the Chinese Tian Shan Mountains) on the ancient Silk Road.

Distance: approx. 180 km

Day 28: Tash Rabat – border at Kashgar – Kashgar

Around noon we reach the Kyrgyz-Chinese border area. We pass Tash Rabat – an archaeological excavation site. From there we drive to the Torugart Pass – the border between Kyrgyzstan and China. The road is getting worse and worse and is finally no longer asphalted. We descend this adventurous slope from the Torugart Pass and into China. The vehicles must be parked 120 km away from the customs post. We have a transfer to Kashgar in the afternoon and another transfer back to the customs station the next morning to pick up our motorbikes there.

Distance: approx. 220 km, China

Day 29: Kashgar

Kashgar Tourist Office. Today the Chinese temporary driving licenses and license plates will be issued. There is also a short medical / technical check and vehicles. We take care of everything, you just have to be patient.

Distance: approx. 150 km

Day 30: Kashgar

Another day of rest in Kashgar that we allow for the Chinese authorities. In China, the formalities can sometimes take a little longer. We visit the beautiful old town of Kashgar and watch the nocturnal market hustle and bustle. The barbeque / grilled meat is one of the best in all of China.

Day 31: Kashgar – Sanshiyi

The morning is still available for errands at the traffic authority (if necessary).

On the way to Sanshiyi, we pass numerous controls and have to register with the police several times – that requires a lot of patience. The climate here on the Silk Road, very close to the Taklamakan Desert, is hot.

Today it goes from the “deep” of the Tarim Basin and the desert-like areas on the Silk Road up into the Tibetan mountains with the first pass beyond 5000 meters.

Distance: approx. 620 km

Day 32: Sanshiyi – Dahonglituatian

Another pass, again 5000 meters high, awaits us after breakfast. Then we ride over the wide plateau along mountains and rivers to Dahongliutan, a tiny place in nowhere.

Distance: approx. 120 km

Day 33: Dahongliutian – Ali

Via Bangong Lake to Ali. Bangong Lake is half in Chinese and half in Indian territory. One side of the lake is filled with salt water, while the other side has fresh water.

Ali is the administrative capital of western Tibet and the first real city since Kargilik.

Distance: approx. 550 km

Day 34: Ali – Mt. Kailash

Short driving day to Mount Kailash, sacred to the Tibetans. With a little luck we will see numerous pilgrims, some of whom come from far away areas of Tibet.

The mountain, which is sacred to Tibetans and almost 7000 meters high, rises majestically over the Tibetan plateau with its snow-capped summit. There are numerous pilgrims here who come to Mount Kailash from all corners of Tibet, India and Nepal once in their lives. According to legend, every devout Buddhist has to go around this mountain at least once in his life. However, if he wants to experience complete enlightenment, he has to do this 51 times. After arriving in Darchen – the starting point for the mountain circumnavigation – we can leave it for a walk to the Tarpoche Pagoda or take an off-road tour to Tarpoche.

If you want, you can also visit the other bank of Lake Manasarovar.

Distance: approx. 550 km

Day 35: Mt. Kailash – Saga

Along the deep blue Manasarovar Lake, above which snow-capped mountains are enthroned, we ride to Saga. Today the endless expanses of Tibet and a spectacular mountain pass await us at the end.

Distance: approx. 490 km

Day 36: Saga – EBC Camp

Today we go along Lake Paiku very close to the Nepalese border and over some winding passes. Here and now the roads are in a somewhat poorer condition. Another highlight of the tour is a visit to Mount Everest base camp at 5,200 meters above sea level. We first drive to Rongbuk Monastery at 4,980 meters, where we spend the night.

Distance: approx. 400 km

Day 37: EBC – Xigaze

We leave the bikes nearby and walk the last kilometer until we can enjoy this incredible view: the unobstructed view of the 8.848 meter high summit of Everest rewards all the hardships.

The road to the base camp offers unbelievable curves, is perfectly paved and offers the highest mountains in the world at over 8000 meters as a “background wallpaper”. It couldn’t be more spectacular!

The “descent” takes place over the 5,220 meter high Gyatso Pass to Xigaze.

Distance: approx. 340 km

Day 38: Xigaze – Gyangze – Lhasa

Over the wide central Tibetan plateau we go to Gyangze, where we visit the largest stupa (Tibetan pagoda) in all of Tibet.

Along the turquoise-blue lake Yamdrok, where we will perhaps see shaggy yaks for the last time, we go over a mountain pass into the fertile river valley of the Yarlung Tsangpo and on to the legendary Lhasa. We have arrived at the destination of the trip – Lhasa. We drove from Munich along the Silk Road to this point on the roof of the world. If we haven’t patted ourselves or each other on the back yet, we’ll do it now.

Distance: approx. 360 km

Day 39: Lhasa

Shipping of the motorcycles. This day serves as a buffer day in case there are delays.

Day 40: Lhasa

We enjoy the day at the Bharkor market in the old town of Lhasa, visit the former residence of the Dalai Lama (the Potala Palace) and the most sacred of all temples for Tibetans, the Jokhang.

Day 41: Lhasa – Chengdu

Departure from Lhasa: Flight to Chengdu and transfer to the hotel. If you want, you can either extend your trip independently in Chengdu – or join the onward journey from Lhasa to Dali.

(The onward journey to Dali follows seamlessly from Lhasa. Please ask for the separate brief information.)

Day 42: Chengdu

Individual departure from Chengdu.

Not ready for your adventure to end yet? Check out the optional Lhasa to Dali extension here!

Overland Tour – Optional extension to Dali

From Tibet to the subtropics of Yunnan: curves, adventures and the fascinating landscape of Eastern Tibet.

Until recently, these roads were blocked for foreigners: the way down from the Tibetan high plateau to the subtropical Yunnan across the Eastern Himalayas. Now you can have everything:

Undiscovered nature on the banks of the Mekong, snow-capped Himalayan peaks, hot springs, deep coniferous forests and the tea and banana plantations in the subtropics of Yunnan Province, which means “south of the clouds”. And of course roads with fantastic curves for motorcyclists.

We leave the metropolis of Lhasa and stay in the heights of the Himalayas for the next few days. Remote mountain roads await us in Eastern Tibet, we go through primeval forests, the “Switzerland of the Orient” in Lulang and across grasslands where yaks graze. At Lake Ranwu, which is framed by 5,000 meter high peaks, we say goodbye to the Himalayas and drive down into the subtropics.

We cruise along the majestic Mekong, Salween and Yangtze rivers, the longest river in Asia, for views of sandstone landscapes and deep canyons. The majestic view of one of the highest peaks in the Eastern Himalayas, the 6,700 meter Kawa Karpo (Meili Xueshan), and the subsequent overnight stay with a local Tibetan family is certainly one of the highlights of the extension.

After visiting the beautiful old town of Shangri-la, built entirely of wood, we drive through one of the deepest gorges in the world, the Tiger Leaping Gorge, and we are presented with otherworldly landscapes with overhanging cliffs and three-kilometer-high steep walls over which the majestic jade dragon snow mountain range is enthroned. Here we leave the world of the Tibetans behind us. The subtropics are waiting.

The colorful old town of Dali offers the perfect end to our East Tibet tour extension, here we get to know the old, authentic China. From here it goes back to Chengdu.

2023
Extension: 28.08. – 04.09.

Extension: 08.10. – 15.10.

Optional Extension:

Biker with own motorcycle:
+2.490€
Pillion:
+1.600€
Single Room:
+350€

With Extension:
48 days / 47 nights / 40 riding days

Overnight stays in middle-class hotels, guest houses and simple accommodations.

Via Tibet to Dali (Extension) – Itinerary

Day 41: Lhasa – Nyingtri

Early start. Before lunch we visit the Ganden Monastery, one of the most imposing and culturally important monasteries in Tibet. We plan 1-1.5 hours for the visit to the Ganden Monastery, which is located at 4,300 meters above sea level, because the breathtaking views on the route around the monastery, which was founded in 1409, are spectacular. We drive east and follow the Yarlung Tsangpo. This wide and lively river and important water artery of Tibet accompanies us for a whole part of the day and will cast a spell over you with its fascinating views.

Distance: approx. 400 km

Day 42: Nyingtri – Bome- Ranwu

Today there are spectacular views on the program. We drive various pass roads on the way to Lake Ranwu and enjoy the view of the fascinating green valleys and yak pastures, which the Chinese call the “Switzerland of the Orient”, because the barren landscapes of the Himalayan plateau give way to coniferous forests Space for nomads and their yaks.

We spend the night on the beautiful shores of Lake Ranwu at an altitude of 3,850 meters near a small Tibetan village and enjoy the sunset on the lake, which is often framed by snow-capped mountains 5,000 meters high.

Distance: approx. 360 km

Day 43: Ranwu – Zogang

The East Himalaya Tibet motorcycle tour now takes us along the banks of the Ranwu in the direction of Zogang. The first part of the day leads through narrow gorges, then a snake pass, which the locals only call the “road of 72 curves”. It is one of the technical highlights, because the serpentines lead to a height of 4,300 meters Pass that offers fantastic views of the valley below.


Distance: approx. 290 km

Day 44: Zogang – Deqin

Two more passes with an altitude of 5,000 and 3,900 meters await us. The landscapes become barren again and the Salween shows us its gorges made of yellow sandstone. Shortly afterwards we reach the upper reaches of the Mekong.

An encounter with a real Tibetan family awaits you. We spend the night in our homestay with Hendrik’s Tibetan family, the sister-in-law cooks with vegetables grown at home and there is also distilled liquor and red wine from our own production. Here you get an unadulterated impression of the life of the local Tibetans.

Today is the last day of driving in the province of Tibet. In the early afternoon we are already in Yunnan.

Distance: approx. 380 km

Day 45: Deqin – Shangri-La

Today the last Himalayan pass with an altitude of 4,300 meters awaits us on the tour – the pass of the white horse. Today’s highlights include the extremely winding roads and the small idyllic villages!

Arrived in Shangri-la, we visit the largest prayer wheel in the world on the Turtle Mountain and explore the beautiful and entirely wooden old town of Dukezong.

Distance: approx. 210 km

Day 46: Shangri-La – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Lijiang

Today we drive through one of the deepest gorges in the world, the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Three kilometer high cliffs and the 5,500 meter high mountain range of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain towering over them with unbelievable views await us. Later we visit the UNESCO World Heritage old town of Lijiang, where we spend the evening.

Distance: approx. 150 km

Dali 47: Lijiang – Dali

Last ride with our motorbikes to Dali. Here we leave the motorcycles behind and walk through the old town. We celebrate each other.

Distance: approx. 200 km, Turkey

Day 48: Dali – Chengdu

Our journey is coming to an end. From Dali it fly by plane to Chengdu.

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Included Services

  • All overnight stays in hotels, including breakfast; middle class accommodations typical of the country, upscale hotels in some cities, if available.
  • In Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and western Tibet, accommodation is often quite basic.
  • English-speaking tour guide on their own motorcycle
  • Mechanic to accompany the tour, universal tools, tire repair kit, etc.
  • For numerous countries, local country guides who speak the local language and know the culture; these countries include Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tibet/China.
  • Support vehicle for baggage and pillion passengers, with capacity to accommodate a motorcycle in an emergency for a limited period of time
  • Motorcycle shipping from Lhasa to the Chinese east coast and from there to Hamburg, Germany (further transportation within the EU possible for an extra charge)
  • All official permits for Tibet and the temporary import of a vehicle registered abroad into China:
    – provisional Chinese driving license
    – provisional Chinese license plate
    – deposit for the vehicle at Chinese customs
    – legally mandated vehicle insurance
    – customs clearance on entry and exit
    – all permits for China and Tibet
    – all official translations
  • State-approved and prescribed (English-speaking) Tibet guide from the Chinese border and for all of Tibet
  • All entrance fees as outlined in the program
  • City tours in Istanbul, Safranbolu, Amasya, Astrakhan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva, Dushanbe and Lhasa
  • Flight from Lhasa (or Dali after the extension) to Chengdu at the end of the trip
  • Hotel parking fees
  • Support for entry into Turkey, Russia, the Central Asian states and China

Questions & Answers

Will every tour take place exactly as described in the tour itinerary?2021-01-08T23:13:47+01:00

All our itineraries give you a good overview what you will experience and discover when booking with tibetmoto. The itineraries are nevertheless best understood if they are seen as a suggestion rather than as a 100% planned and a thousand times done way of traveling. We like to keep every tour, every adventure, every trip unique and special. We are proud to say that we have never done a trip two times exactly the same way. Our team does not like to offer mainstream tourism tours, and we believe that people enjoy their time best when they have freedom and possibilities to choose from. Freedom and flexibility are very good ingredients to cook an exceptional discovery or adventure, to meet unusual people and visit off-the-beaten-track places.

How does camp life look like on expeditions?2020-11-12T18:02:03+01:00

After arriving at the camp ground we pitch up the tents, our team will set up the mobile kitchen, the electricity generator is being started and we can think of having a cold beer. All supplies and the luggage is carried by our supply truck. We do not have always pre-chosen camp grounds which are always frequented by us, since every expedition is different. Depending on the time in the afternoon we start looking for “the perfect spot”. Perfect spots have a water source such as a river or a lake and a flat piece of land for the tents. Some spots we use more frequently since they are so perfect that the location is hard to beat. Camping together with nomads offers an opportunity to experience their way of live, culture and habits. Sitting in the evening together in a nomad tent somewhere on the Tibetan grassland and listening to Tibetan nomads` songs is a truly genuine experience.

Dinner is being served in a large dining tent where we have tables and chairs to comfortably sit together, eat and drink. The separate, smaller, sleeping tents are designed to accommodate each two people, but if you choose the “single room” option (you will find that option below each expedition itinerary) you will have your own tent. Our tents are army tents where you can almost stand upright. The sleeping “hard wear” is a foldable army field bed, which puts your body about knee height away from the ground. We provide you with the entire hard wear, plus blankets and insulation mats. The only item you should bring along is your personal sleeping bag. If you don´t want to bring your sleeping bag all the way to China we can provide you with a new sleeping bag for a reasonable price.

How is the climate in Tibet?2020-11-11T22:27:20+01:00

The temperature differences between day and night are around 10 degrees or more. Especially in the Himalayan areas it can often get very cool, especially when the sun is not shining. During the travel times of the Tibet motorcycle tour, rain can only occur in exceptional cases. However, you should be prepared for everything and have warm and water-repellent clothing in your luggage.

How are the hotel in Tibet?2020-11-11T22:25:06+01:00

The hotels in which you stay have a decent, but typical three to four star standard. All rooms have a private bathroom, with the exception of the Rongbuk Monastery.

Do I need vaccinations?2020-11-11T22:24:05+01:00

Vaccinations are not required for the Tibet Motorcycle Tour.

Altitude Sickness and Oxygen Supply2020-11-11T22:22:16+01:00

Oxygen:
Starting
from Lhasa we will provide medical oxygen. This can support a person with oxygen for up to 24 hours. Before starting the Tibet Motorcycle Tour, you should also contact a doctor who will prescribe a Diamox. Diamox is a drug that can be taken prophylactically against altitude problems. As a result, groups that take Diamox hardly or not at all experience altitude-related symptoms. For a smooth running of the Tibet Motorcycle Tour, the personal health and well-being of each participant is important. We therefore strongly recommend that you consider taking Diamox.

Which documents do I need?2020-11-11T22:35:03+01:00

You will need your passport, a pass picture, national driving license, international driving license and flight ticket. Please be sure to make photocopies of all of your important travel documents and carry them separately. They can be invaluable in an emergency.

We also need a scan of the Chinese visa six weeks before the tour starts.

All scanned documents should be sent to us on an A4 sheet of original size

What can I expect from an overnight stay with a tibetan host family?2020-11-12T18:01:15+01:00

A home stay is an opportunity to get access into another culture by joining the host family for dinner and breakfast and sleep under their roof, as their guest. Most families live together in a several generation house, from children to old grandparents. A lot of home stays are semi-farms with at least a few cattle such as chicken and cows around the house. Often are fields attached where family member go to work after breakfast. Here, local family and work life can be experienced as it is instead of “only” observing it from the outside.
We believe that joining a home stay is on of the best ways to get in touch which what surrounds you in a foreign country.

How well do I have to be able to ride a motorcycle?2020-11-11T21:59:51+01:00

You should be able to ride a motorcycle safely, especially on winding mountain roads. An uncertainty is common, but you quickly get used to the local traffic. Our tour guide will give the group useful and good tips on riding in China. Before the start of the Tibet and China Motorcycle Tour, there will be an introduction to road traffic behavior.


Do I need a driving license?2020-11-11T21:57:31+01:00

For the Tibet and China motorcycle tour you need a valid national and international driver’s license.

What is the currency in China?2020-11-11T21:56:01+01:00

In China, the currency is the CNY (Chinese Renminbi). The exchange rate is around 1€ to 7.56 CNY (as of 05/2020). The CNY is not a freely convertible currency, so you cannot get it at every bank in Europe. The exchange rate, which is determined by the Bank of China, can be observed under the following link: http://www.boc.cn/sourcedb/whpj/enindex.html

However, we recommend withdrawing a larger amount of CNY from an ATM with all major credit cards or debit cards after arriving in China. Our on-site tour guide is happy to help. Due to the often very poor exchange rate for the CNY in Europe, it is not worthwhile to exchange significant amounts of CNY in Europe. There are also many ATMs in Lhasa where you can withdraw money. Our experience shows that the majority of our participants spend around 20€ a day.

What about my luggage? Where can I transport it?2020-11-11T21:51:45+01:00

The luggage will be transported in the support vehicle. Don’t forget that on domestic flights, the pastries usually cannot exceed 20 kg!

What clothes should I pack?2020-11-11T22:26:29+01:00

For a motorcycle tour you should bring motorcycle clothing including a helmet. Of course you also should pack warm clothing (as layers or as undersuit). It can get cold! You should also bring gloves and a rain suit.

How is the Road Condition?2020-11-11T21:45:13+01:00

The roads on the motorcycle tour are mostly paved (with a few exceptions). Due to the new asphalting of road sections, it can temporarily lead to a poor condition of the road. The paved roads are mostly in good condition. However, there may be isolated potholes or gravel lying on the ground. The route on the motorcycle tour also includes sections with new asphalt, on which you can enjoy European standards or even better. These routes are wonderful to ride! Due to moisture and the difficult to see oil or diesel traces, however, extreme caution is always required!

What is the deposit for renting a motorcycle?2020-11-11T21:42:45+01:00

Deposit for a rental motorcycle (partial cover):

The following cash deposits are required:

Shineray X5 400: EUR 500
BMW G 310 GS: EUR 1,000
BMW F 800 GS: EUR 1,500

If the participant/motorcyclist causes damage during the Tibet motorcycle tour, the deposit is the maximum amount.

Do I need a chinese visa?2020-11-11T21:39:18+01:00

Entry/Visa:

All participants in the Tibet and China motorcycle tours require a visa to enter China. The passport must be valid for another six months. You have to apply for the visa yourself at a service center, the Chinese embassy or on behalf of an agency. Due to frequent changes in the application procedure, we recommend that you use an agency. This is slightly more expensive than filing your own application, but it saves you a lot of work and time.

We will apply for all of the necessary Tibet permits for the motorcycle tour.

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