Route 12: Mongolia – China – Laos or Myanmar

Overland Route 12: Mongolia – China – Laos or Myanmar

Duration: 27-29 days
Distance:         ca 7950km
Highlights: Xi’an
Best travel time: May, June, September, October

daily itinerary

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1Mongolia – China (Takeshikenzhen): Border crossing. Meet your guide at the border. Fromalities at the border. Stay near the border.

 

2Takeshikenzhen – Altay: Formalities at the traffi administration. You will receive your temporary Chinese driving license and number plate after the vehicle check.

345 kilometers

3Altay – Karamay:

415 kilometers

4Karamay – Turpan:

500 kilometer

5Turpan visiting day:

6Turpan – Hami (Kumul):

410 kilometer

7Hami – Dunhuang:

490 kilometer

8Dunhuang – Jiayuguan: Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall

370 kilometer

9

Jiayuguan – Zhangye – Mati Si:

280 kiometer

10Mati Si – Qinghai lake (south shore):

410 kiometer

11Qinghai lake – Tongren:

360 kiometer

12Tongren – Xiahe (Labrang):

110 kiometer

13Xiahe – Lanzhou:

230 kilometer

14Lanzhou – Xi’an:

630 kilometer

15Xi’an visiting day:

 

16Xi’an – Guangyuan:

465 kilometer

17Guangyuan – Panda Breeding Station – Chengdu:

330 kilometer

18Chengdu – Kangding:

325 kilometer

19Kangding – Litang:

290 kilometer

20Litang – Xiangcheng:

205 kilometer

21Xiangcheng – Shangri-la:

210 kilometer

22Shangri-la visiting day:

 

23

Shangri-La – Tiger Leaping Gorge: Along the way, we drive through the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world. It is possible to do a hiking tour in the gorge (2.5 hrs. hiking time), hiking to the Tiger Leaping Stone.

Another option is to do the high trail (appx. 6-8 hours). Discuss with your guide which option you prefer (we suggest to hike into the gorge).

200 kilometer

24

Tiger Leaping Gorge – Lijiang: You drive to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Lijiang. In the town of Lijiang, there is the possibility of taking a walk through the historic old town and visiting the Black Dragon Pool. Lijiang and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer the traveler. Baisha and Shuhe are old towns at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountains, and it is worthwhile to take a break and relax here.

120 kilometer

25

The day in Lijiang: Lijiang and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer the traveller. Baisha and Shuhe are old towns at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountains, and it is worthwhile to take a break and relax here.

The day in Basha and Shuhe can also serve as a flex day if it turns out that the trip schedule cannot be kept.

 

26

Lijiang – Shaxi – Dali: A short drive to Dali via the new highway. We visit the Three Pagodas in Dali and the old town.

In Dali, there will be an opportunity to get to know the Tibet Moto team personally. We will be pleased to invite you to drink a beer or a cup of coffee with us.

On the way to Dali, we can also visit the old town of Shaxi on the Tea Road.

 190 kilometer

27

Dali – Kunming:

350 kilometer

28

Kunming – Jinhong:

530 kilometer

29

Jinhong – Mohanzhen – departure for Laos: The last day of travel in China leads us to the Sino-Laotian border. Customs paperwork. We recommend making the drive to Luang Namtha.

 190 kilometer

 

Exit into Myanmar:

27Dali – Tengchong (Heshun):

325 kilometer

28Tengchong – Ruili – Muse (Myanmar):

200 kilometer

OR
27

Dali – Ruili – Muse (Myanmar): Start in the early morning (before sunset) and drive to Ruili. Exit into Myanmar. We suggest to stay overnight in Muse.

415 kilometer

 

Part 1: https://goo.gl/maps/4CtMAQAKUsF2 (until Lanzhou)

Part 2: https://goo.gl/maps/A9gHu57AdZM2 (exit into Laos)

Part 2: https://goo.gl/maps/CU6n2idKnw82 (exit into Myanmar)

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