Who has not dreamed of crossing the world with his own vehicle as an “Overlander”? This tour is for all of those who want to see Tibet, starting in Xinjiang province all the way to the Nepalese border at Jilongzhen. You will cross the vast Tibetan high plateau, explore Manasarovar Lake and its crystal water and visit holy Mount Kailash. Some of you may find a private China overland tour too expensive and this is why we created this China overland group tour from Kyrgyzstan to Nepal for you. We requirer at least 2 vehicles and take no more than 4.
|Itinerary||Kashgar – Kudi – Dahongliutian – Ali – Mt. Kailash – Saga – Jilongzhen|
|Borders||Torugart Pass/Kyrgyzstan (entry) / Jilongzhen/Nepal (exit)|
|Duration / Date||11 days / September 16 – September 26|
|Total distance||Approx. 2400 km|
|Participants||2 participants (2 adults)|
|Vehicles||car: at least 2, max. 4|
|Type||China Overland self-drive with own vehicle|
|Ratio tarmac/gravel; level/style||95/5; on road self-drive tour|
|Google map link||https://goo.gl/maps/h8riXrLmXUE2|
Daily Itinerary: China Overland Group Tour Kyrgyzstan – Nepal via the Chinese provinces Xinjiang and Tibet
|Day/Date||Route||Itinerary||Distance in km
and driving time in hr
SEP 16 (MON)
|Border – Kashgar||On your first day of the China Overland group tour you should cross the border as early as possible. Meet your guide at the border. Your guide will display a sign with your name. If you arrive from Torugart pass, stay the night before at Tash Rabat Caravanserai. Border formalities. Drive to the Kashgar customs border station. The vehicles have to be parked there. Transfer and overnight in Kashgar.||120 / 2|
|Kashgar||Transfer back to the border customs station. Drive to Kashgar. Formalities at the traffic administration. Issuance of temporary number plate/driver´s license. Technical vehicle check.||200 / 4|
|Kashgar||A spare day/rest day in Kashar. Sometime the procedure at the traffic administration take also longer. Visit the old town and the sights of Kashgar.||/|
|Kashgar – Kudi||The morning is still available for errands at the traffic authority (if necessary).
On the way to Kudi you pass numerous controls and have to register several times with the police – this requires a lot of patience. The climate here on the Silk Road, very close to the Taklamakan Desert, is really desert-like hot.
Today you start from the “deep” of the Tarim Basin and the desert-like areas along the Silk Road up into the Tibetan mountains with the first pass beyond 3000 meters.
|Kudi – Dahongliutian||Another pass, almost 4000 meters high, awaits you after breakfast. Then you cross the wide plateau along mountains and rivers to Dahongliutan, a tiny place in nowhere.||330|
|Dahongliutian – Ali||Via Lake Bangong to Ali. Lake Bangong is half in China and half in India. 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 Kashgar.
|Ali – Mt. Kailash||
Short drive to Kailash mountain, holy for the Tibetans. With a little luck you will see numerous pilgrims, some of them coming from far away parts of Tibet.
|Mt. Kailash – Saga||Along the deep blue Manasarovar lake, over which snow-covered mountains throne, we go to Saga. Even today, the endless vastness of Tibet and a spectacular mountain pass awaits us.||490|
|Saga – Jilongzhen||
Today, you travel very close to the Nepalese border acrossr some winding passes. 60KM of gravel road.
|Jilongzhen – Nepal||
China exit day. Border and customs formalities. Exit to Nepal.
|25 (on Chinese side)|
*All driving times/kilometers are conservative estimates without stops for sightseeing/meals/breaks
Included Services: Temporary Import Of Foreign Registered Vehicles
|Chinese driving license, provisional|
|CChinese number plate, provisional|
|Customs deposit bond, handling|
|Customs entry clearance / exit clearance|
|3rd party vehicle insurance|
|All China entry permits, itinerary permits, military permits, PSB permits, tourism bureau permits|
|All necessary official translations of documents|
|English speaking guide (guide accompanies you in your vehicle during the journey)|
|Expenses for guide travelling to/from borders|
|Border fixer for entry day and exit day|
|Meals and accommodation for the guide|
|Tibetmoto service: advice concerning roads and itineraries. Telephone customer support from Monday to Sunday 8am to 9pm China time|
Not Included Services:
|Entrance fees for sights (all sights mentioned in the itinerary are for reference only)|
|Fuel for own vehicle, highway toll gate fees (if any)|
|Meals and accommodation for participants|
|Valid foreign motorbike/car driver´s license issued by the passport issuing country. Age limit for car drivers: below 70. For motorbike drivers: below 60. Driving licenses for people above the max. Age are available at additional charge.|
China Overland Group Tour: Price Overview in EUR based on 2 participants and 1 vehicle (car)
|Total price including one driving license||4,380|
|*Price excluding all banking fees for international transfers|
China Overland Group Tour: Price overview (in EUR) when additional vehicles and participants join:
Price per vehicle in a group of 2 or more vehicles (per vehicle one participant)
Additional participant per vehicle
Additional driving license