Overland Route 12: Mongolia – China – Laos or Myanmar
|Best travel time:||May, June, September, October|
|1||Mongolia – China (Takeshikenzhen): Border crossing. Meet your guide at the border. Fromalities at the border. Stay near the border.|
|2||Takeshikenzhen – Altay: Formalities at the traffi administration. You will receive your temporary Chinese driving license and number plate after the vehicle check.|
|3||Altay – Karamay:|
|4||Karamay – Turpan:|
|5||Turpan visiting day:|
|6||Turpan – Hami (Kumul):|
|7||Hami – Dunhuang:|
|8||Dunhuang – Jiayuguan: Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall|
Jiayuguan – Zhangye – Mati Si:
|10||Mati Si – Qinghai lake (south shore):|
|11||Qinghai lake – Tongren:|
|12||Tongren – Xiahe (Labrang):|
|13||Xiahe – Lanzhou:|
|14||Lanzhou – Xi’an: |
|15||Xi’an visiting day:|
|16||Xi’an – Guangyuan:|
|17||Guangyuan – Panda Breeding Station – Chengdu:|
|18||Chengdu – Kangding:|
|19||Kangding – Litang:|
|20||Litang – Xiangcheng:|
|21||Xiangcheng – Shangri-la:|
|22||Shangri-la visiting day:|
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).
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.
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.
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.
Dali – Kunming:
Kunming – Jinhong:
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.
Exit into Myanmar:
|27||Dali – Tengchong (Heshun):|
|28||Tengchong – Ruili – Muse (Myanmar):|
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.
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)