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YourPosition: Home > China Self-Drive Tour from Irkstan to Mohan

China Self-Drive Tour from Irkstan to Mohan

Duration: over 31

Destination: Irkstan, Kashgar, Yecheng, Maza, Tielongtan, Rutok, Ali, Zanda, Zhongba, Lhaze, Mt. Everest Base Camp, Tinger, Shigatse, Lhasa, Nyingtri, Ranwu, Basu, Mangkang, Deqin, Shangri-la, Lijiang, Dali, Mohan

Highlights: Kashgar Sunday Bazzar, Guge Kingdom Ruins, Mt. Kailash, Manasarovar Lake, Mt. Everest, Potala Palace, Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tour Code: CSD-02

Day 1 Enter China from Irkstan - Kashgar

Enter China from Irkastan. After dealing with related procedures, drive to Kashgar.

 

Day 2 Kashgar

In the morning we’ll visit Sunday Bazzar, which is renowned as the biggest market in Central Asia. It is actually active everyday but Sunday is the special day for sellers and buyers and the most busy and lively day for a visit. After that we will visit Id Kah Mosque and Abakh Hoja Tomb.

 

Day 3 Kashgar –Yecheng (Karghilik)

Kashgar is famous for the winding narrow streets of its historic old town. This morning we will pay a visit to Old Town. Old town demonstrates a fascinating architectural style of mud built houses with supporting wooden beams and beautifully carved wooden ceilings. In the afternoon, we will drive 251 km to Yecheng.

 

Day 4 Yecheng (Karghilik) - Maza

It takes 246 km drive from Yecheng to Maza. We will visit along the way.

 

Day 5 Maza - Dahongliutan - Tielongtan

Today we will drive 360 km to Tielongtan and repare for the next day challenge. Xinjiang to Tibet is the most challenging road among all 4 roads to Tibet (from Sichuan to Tibet, Yunnan to Tibet, Qinghai to Tibet and Xinjiang to Tibet).

 

Day 6 Tielongtan - Jieshandaban (5600 m) - Songxi - Rutok

Today we will pass the highest point, Jieshandaban, which is 5600 meters above the sea level, and then drive to Rutong. Along the road, we will enjoy the breathtaking view in far west China most rural places.

 

Day 7 Rutok - Ali (Shiquanhe) - Zanda

This morning we will visit beautiful Bangongcuo Lake. After that we will drive to Zanda. It’s 350 km.

 

Day 8 Zanda - Mt. Kailash

After visit the famous Tuolin Monastery and mysterious Guge Kingdom Ruins. We will drive 220 km to Mt. Kailash.

 

Day 9 Mt. Kailash

Spend a whold day at Mt. Kailash.

 

Day 10 Mt. Kailash - Manasarovar Lake

Drive to Tibet holy lake, Manasarovar Lake. For Tibetan people, Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss.

 

Day 11 Manasarovar Lake - Zhongba

Today we will say goodbye to Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake, and drive 320 km to Zhongba. And prepare for our Mt. Everest tour.

 

Day 12 Zhongba - Lhaze

It’s a long driving day. Totally we will drive 495 km to Lhaze along the grand plateau.

 

Day 13 Lhaze - Tinger - Mt. Everest Collection

It rides 240 km to Mt. Everest. But the road is not so good today. Anyway we will face another highlight in this tour, Mt. Everest.

 

Day 14 Mt. Everest Collection - Tinger

Why not get up early and appreciate the sunrise with Mt. Everest as a background at the Base Camp? That’s must be very impressive! Let’s finger cross for good weather. After that we will visit Rongphu Monastery, the highest monastery in the world. And then we will drive back to Tinger.

 

Day 15 Tingri - Shigatse

It rides 241 km from Tingri to Shigatse. We will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery. It is one of the biggest monasteries in Tibet and is the seat of the Panchen Lama, the second most important religious leader in Tibet. And there is the largest bronza stadium of the Buddha in the world.

 

Day 16 Shigatse - Gyantse - Yamdrok Lake

After breakfast, we will drive to Gyantse for Pelkhor Chode Monastery. Pelkhor Monastery boasts one of Tibet's two intact examples of a Kumbum Stupa. A kumbum meaning "100,000 Buddha images" is a three dimensional embodiment of the two-dimensional mandala. Both are religious models of the Buddhist cosmos, ordered symbols of time, space and causation. By moving through either of these microcosms, one a diagram, the other a structure, the devotee re-enacts and re-affirms a path to enlightenment. In the afternoon, we will drive to Yamdrok Lake, which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Especially you have a bird view from the top of the small mountains by the lake. Bush camp beside the river will be a wonderful experience.

 

Day 17 Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa

We will drive Lhasa in the morning. In the afternoon, we will visit 1300-year-old Jokhang Temple, which is the spiritual heart of Tibet. After that we will have a free walk at Barkhor Street. It’s impossible not to be swept up in the wondrous tide of humanity, a pilgrim circuit that winds clockwise around the periphery of the Jokhag Temple. Spiritual souvenirs and pilgrim accessories line the entire circuit, with stalls selling prayer flags, amulets, turquoise jewellery, Tibetan boots, cowboy hats, yak butter and juniper incense. It’s the perfect plae to start your explorations of Lhasa.

 

Day 18 Lhasa

Today we will visit magnificent Potala Palace. The rest time is at leisure.

 

Day 19 Lhasa - Nyingtri

Today we will drive 430 km from Lhasa to Nyingtri.

 

Day 20 Nyingtri - Pomi - Ranwu

Today we will drive 355 km to Ranwu. You will see the grand Namcha Barwa from far and beautiful forests and mountains, blue sky, white clouds, lovely local people…Just open your heart and enjoy this one of the most beautiful driving days of the whole tour.

 

Day 21 Ranwu - Basu

Ranwu Lake is regarded as the heaven far from cities and commercial influence. Surely, we will visit this beautiful Ranwu Lake, Ranwu Glacier and the nearby rural villages. And then we will drive 103 km to Basu.

 

Day 22 Basu - Mangkang

Today we will drive 357 km to Mangkang. It’s a challenging day for all drivers. The road from Basu and Bangda is quite slope and many abrupt turns.

 

Day 23 Mangkang - Deqin

240 km riding to Deqin through mountain road, and if you are interested, you may visit Mangkang and Yanjin on the way. We recommend Mingyong Glacier and Meili Snow Mountains whose main peak Kawa Karpo, which is very famous among the world’s trekkers. Anyway, we don’t have enough to visit so many places. You could choose one or two for this tight day.

 

Day 24 Deqin - Shangri-la

After breakfast, we will drive 184 km to Shangri-la. In the afternoon, we will visit Ganden Sumtseling Gompa, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan. After checking out the monastery, we will wander about Square Street in the Old Town. From this branches a spider web of cobbled lanes and renovated buildings. You could see white stupas everywhere.

 

Day 25 Shangri-la - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Lijiang

Drive to Tiger Leaping Gorge in the morning. You will be surprised by the grand and amazing gorge. After about 3 hours' trekking, we will continue drive to Lijiang.

 

Day 26 Lijiang

Just relax, relax and relax yourself in Lijiang. Yes, this is very hot place for visitors. But remember, if you meet crowds, that’s the cue to beat a retreat into the delightful labyrinth of old streets, where soon enough it’ll be just you again. Have fun!

 

Day 27 Lijiang - Dali

Drive 183 km to Dali. Rent a bike to cycle to the Erhai Lake. If you wish, we could take a small boat on the Erhai. After that, the rest time is at leisure. You could visit Three Pagodas, Catholic Church in the Dali old town and Mt. Cangshan.

 

Day 28 Dali - Puer

It’s a tough day. We will drive about 500 km to Puer via Linchang. Nearly all day we will ride on national road. Roads through mountains, villages, and fields, up and down. Enjoy this beautiful day! If you like, we could choose express way to to Pure via Kunming (Dali/Kunming 377km; Kunming/Puer 529km. There is still about 90 km is national road.).

 

Day 29 Puer - Jinghong - Mengla

Totally we will drive 150 km to Mengla. Menglun Tropical Botanic Garden is the best tropic botanic garden in China. If you are a plant fan, we recommend this garden to you. Or we could visit Ganlaba Dai Ethnic Village.

 

Day 30 Mengla - Mohan

From Mangla to Mohan, there is only 60 km. Upon arrival, we should prepare for the exit.

 

Day 31 Mohan

Spare day.

 

Day 32 Exit China

Exit China from Mohan to Laos.

 

This is our sample schedule. If you have any idea, question or personal preference, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are very pleased to hear from you. Mail us info@pandachinatour.com, we will customized an itinerary for you.