4 Wheel Adventures

4 Wheel Adventures

We offer expeditions with four wheel drives for remote areas in Southern China, Tibet and the Eastern Himalayas if there are at least 10% of the route unpaved. Driving with a 4×4 on gravel road is an amazing feeling of freedom, leaving paved civilization behind, entering the wild. In this category you also find tours with camping. Camping in Tibet, Sichuan and Qinghai gives you an impression of the life of nomad´s people.

 

 

Holy Mount Kailash Tour

Chengdu – Lhasa – Xigatze (Shigatse) – Lhatse – Saga – Manasarovar-See – 3-day Kailash-Hike – Zhongba – Gyirong – Everest Basislager – Sakya – Lhasa

On request / 16 days

Praying flags in front of a mountainThis tour will bring you all the way through western Tibet to Mt. Kailash. After crossing the plateau we pitch our camp at Lake Manasarova, the “Ocean within Mountains”. Arriving at Mt. Kailash we set aside our motorbikes, relax our legs, and start our three days journey around the holy mountain by foot or on horseback, following the pilgrims and listening to their prayer songs. We will visit Shigatse, one of the biggest and most powerful monasteries of ancient Tibet. The way back to Lhasa leads us through small villages, curvy country roads, narrow gorges and the King of all Mountains: Mount Everest. 50 kilometers on a unpaved road will bring us to the Everest Base Camp where we have a magnificent view on the highest mountain on earth.

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Xining – Chengdu: 4×4 Expedition through Eastern Tibet and over the Himalaya

Xining – Qinghai-Lake (Kokonor) – Yellow River – Tongren – Xiahe (Labrang-Monastry) – Langmusi – Sertar- – Aba – Chengdu

On request / 11 days

Hidden lakeOn this expedition we cross the eastern Himalaya from the capital of Tibet Province – Qinghai (Xining)  and drive to the capital of Sichuan: Chengdu. We cross grasslands, drive along the Yellow River through landscapes of sandstone, meet and camp with nomads and visit one of the largest monasteries of Tibet: Sertar. We often go to a level beyond the 3000 meters and cross curvy mountain passes. At the Tibetan Thanka blacksmith Tongren we learn about the Tibetan art and visit the old town with pilgrims. A journey through the original, rural China and Tibet. This adventure can be booked together with the Chengdu – Dali that takes place right after this trip.

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 Southwest China (Dali-Chengdu) Tour over the Eastern Himalaya

Dali – Shaxi – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Shangri-la – Derong – Batang – Litang – Tagong – Danba – Chengdu – Ya´an – Shimian – Xichang – Lugu-See – Lijiang – DaliView on the Himalaya

On request / 17 days

This 4×4 tour shows you the impressive Tibetan, Chinese and many other landscapes. Drive from the wide Erhai Lake in Dali in the heart of  Yunnan province high up to  the Tibetan mountains. Cross high passes and grasslands , inhabited by nomadic people, further up to Chengdu. Ride through the Tiger leaping Gorge , one of the deepest canyons in the world, and experience the wild Yangtze River on its way down from the Himalaya. On the way back to Dali we pass through the territories of the Mosu and Yi at Lugu Lake and the UNESCO World heritage town of Lijang.A unique adventure experience.

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