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Diese China Motorrad Tour lässt dich Tibet, China und die unterschielichsten Landschaften und Volksgruppen erleben. Fahre vom weiten Erhai-See bei Dali im Herzen der Provinz Yunnan hoch hinauf in die tibetische Gebirgswelt und überquere hohe Pässe und von Nomaden bewohntes Grasland bis nach Chengdu. Duchfahre die Tigersprungschlucht, eine der tiefsten Schluchten der Welt, und erlebe den wilden Yangtze Fluss auf seinem Weg vom Himalaya-Gebirge hinunter. Auf dem Rückweg nach Dali kommen wir durch die Gebiete der Mosu und Yi am Lugu-See und über die UNESCO-Welterbestadt Lijiang wieder nach Dali. Ein einmaliges Abenteuererlebnis.
Brücke über den Yangtze
Höhepunkte / Route:
Dali – Tigersprungschlucht – Shangri-la – Xiangcheng – Litang – Ganze – Sertar – Aba – Danba – Ya´an – Chengdu – Liangshan – Lugu-See – Lijiang – Dali
4/5 – Anspruchsvoll aufgrund der Höhe und der klimatischen Bedingungen. Sicheres Fahren auf alpinen und kurvenreichen Bergstraßen – auch Spitzkurven – sollte sicher behrrscht werden.
Dauer / Länge:
16 Tage / 13 Fahrtage / ~ 2.700 Kilometer Längster Fahrtag: 8 Stunden, 350 Kilometer / Durchschnittlicher Fahrtag: 5,5 Stunden, 200 Kilometer
China Motorrad-Reise mit Übernachtungen in Hotels und Gästehäusern. Die Straßen auf dieser Tour sind meist sehr gut asphaltiert. Ratio Piste/Aspahlt: 10/90.
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Ankunft in Dali: Die Reise beginnt in der Altstadt von Dali, der ehemaligen Hauptstadt des Nanzhao-Königreiches, die an den Ufern des 42 Kilometer langen Erhai-Sees gebaut wurde. Abholservice vom Flughafen und Fahrt zum Hotel. Je nach Anreisezeit folgt ein Altstadtspaziergang und der Besuch der 1200 Jahren alten Drei Pagoden.
Dali – Shaxi – Tigersprungschlucht: Aushändigung der Motorräder und Tourstart entlang des Sees in Richtung Shaxi. Schon bald verlassen wir das Seeufer mit den Häusern der Bai-Minderheit und nehmen die kurvige Straße an der Seite des Cangshan-Gebirges, dessen Gipfel über 4000 M. hoch sind. Anschließend gibt es freie Zeit zur Besichtigung der Altstadt von Shaxi. Shaxi liegt wie viele Orte an der historischen Teehandelsstraße und auch heute noch erinnert viel an diese Zeit, wie zum Beispiel die gebogene Steinbrücke über den Fluss und der Dorfplatz mit der aus Holz errichteten Theaterbühne. Von Shaxi aus geht es über den Shi Bao Berg zur Tigersprungschlucht, die wir am Nachmittag erreichen. Die Fahrtstrecke von rund 20 Kilometer durch eine der tiefsten Schluchten der Welt begeistert mit phantastischen Aussichten in die Schlucht und auf die über 5000 Meter hohe Jadedrachenschneebergkette. Übernachtet wird in einem Gästehaus mit Blick in die Tigersprungschlucht, welcher sich am besten mit einem kalten Bier und hausgemachtem Abendessen der Besitzerin genießen lässt. 4 Stunden / 190 Kilometer
Tigersprungschlucht – Shangri-la: Nach dem Frühstück geht es über die alte Landstraße zum 3700 M. hohen Bergpass, der die Hochebene von Shangri-la über Jahrhunderte abgrenzte. Schon nach kurzer Zeit sehen wir von oben herab auf die Tigersprungschlucht, die sich wie ein riesiger Riss in der Tallandschaft auftut. Die kaum befahrene Straße führt durch die Dörfer der Naxi und Lisu und kennt nur selten eine Gerade, die 100 Meter überschreitet. Auf dieser kurvigen Straße geht es zu den Weißwasserterrassen (Baishuitai), dem Geburtsort der vom Verschwinden bedrohten Dongba-Religion. Hier essen wir nicht nur zu Mittag, sondern stellen auch die Bikes beiseite, um die heilige Quelle der Dongba zu besichtigen. Nach unserer Stärkung und der Besichtigung geht es weiter in Richtung Shangri-la, wo wir am Nachmittag ankommen werden. 4 Stunden / 180 Kilometer
Shangri-la – Xiangcheng: Von Shangri-la geht es in nordöstlicher Richtung zuerst durch eine enge Schlucht entlang des Yangtze-Flusses nach Derong und weiter über eine 30 Kilometer lange Piste in das tibetische Grasland von Sichuan. Hier verlassen wir die Provinz Yunnan und unsere Reise beginnt in Sichuan. Über einen Pass fahren wir nach Xiangcheng, eine kleine tibetischen Stadt. 5,5 Stunden / 280 Kilometer
Xiangcheng – Litang: Wir fahren über die ausgedehnte Seenplatte Haizi, die auf knapp 4500 Metern liegt. Haizi ist ein Hochplateau, der Himmel und die weißen Wolken erscheinen unglaublich nah. Es geht weiter in eine der höchstgelegensten Städte der Welt: Litang. Gelegen auf 4.014 Metern Höhe und umgeben von meist schneebedeckten Gipfeln ist der Weg dorthin ein echtes Highlight. Die Straße ist gesäumt mit nahegelegenen Klöster und gerne können dorthin Abstecher unternommen werden. Litang selber ist eine Stadt, die hauptsächlich von Tibetern bewohnt wird. Neben dem guten Essen (Momo: tibetische Teigtaschen) gibt es hier traditionelle Kleidung und Schmuck zu kaufen. 5 Stunden / 210 Kilometer
Litang – Ganze: Von Litang folgt die Straße verschiedenen Flüssen, durch Pinienwäldern und entlang kleiner Dörfer. Die Strecke von Litang nach Ganze verbindet die nördliche Tibet-Sichuan Straße mit der südlichen und bald erreichen wir wieder das Hochland mit seinen Plateaulandschaften bei Ganze. In Ganze kann der Ganze-Tempel besucht werden oder man nimmt in den heißen Quellen ein entspannendes Bad. 6 Stunden / 260 Kilometer
Ganze – Sertar: Wir folgen weiter der Landstraße in Richtung Osten, nach Chengdu und überqueren dabei einige Hochpässe, von wo aus man grandiose Ausblicke hat. Nach einigen Stunden Fahrt verlassen wir die Straße zugunsten einer Nebenstraße, die uns durch kleine Dörfer und Weideland führt. Am Nachmittag erreichen wir Sertar, den größten Tempelkomplex der Welt mit 10,000 Mönchen die in kleinen, rot gedeckten Unterkünften an den umgebenden Berghängen wohnen. Ein einmaliger Anblick. Wir haben genug Zeit einen Spaziergang durch diese Umgebung zu unternehmen und verschiedene Tempel und Ausblickspunkte in Sertar zu besuchen. 4 Stunden / 150 Kilometer
Sertar – Aba: Das heutige Tagesziel ist Aba. Die Landschaften in und um Aba zählen zu den schönsten von Nordsichuan. Viele Klöster, Grasland und tibetisches Landleben zählen zu den Höhepunkten. 5 Stunden / 280 Kilometer
Aba – Danba: Danba liegt an den Ufern des Flusses Sancha. In vorherigen Jahrhunderten sind oftmals Piraten den Fluss auf kleinen Schiffen hinabgefahren und haben angrenzende Dörfer überfallen. Zum Selbstschutz und als Wachposten haben die Dörfer daraufhin schmale Wachtürme an Flussbiegungen gebaut. In den Dörfern selber wurden die Wachtürme zum Schutz und zur Lagerung der Ernte errichtet. 4,5 Stunden / 185 Kilometer
Danba – Ya´an: Wir erreichen Ya´an am Nachmittag. Die kleine Stadt liegt an den Ufern eines Flusses und läd zu einem Spaziergang an der Uferpromeda ein. Hier kann man auch das traditionelle Sichuan-Gericht Sichuan Hotpot mit einem kalten Bier geniessen und den Tag ausklingen lassen. 7 Stunden / 300 Kilometer
Besuchstag Chengdu und Umgebung: Ya´an dient als Basis für Besuche in Chengdu und der Umgebung. Da der Verkehr in dieser Metrolpolregion auf dem Motorrad nur schwer zu ertragen ist besuchen wir die Umgebung mit dem Auto. Der Kontrast zwischen tibetischem Landleben und der wirtschaftlichen Metropole Westchinas könnte nicht größer sein. Es bietet sich ein Besuch der Pandaaufzuchtstation an – hier kann man dem Nationaltiers China ganz nah kommen. Auf dem Rückweg nach Ya´an kann der Giant Buddha von Leshan besucht werden. Je nach Besuchsort
Ya´an – Xichang: Xichang ist ein Ort, an dem das Leben der Yi-Minderheit eine besondere Rolle spielt – es ist eines der kulturellen Epizentren dieses Volkes, das über eine eigene Architektur, Sprache, Religion und Kultur verfügt. Über Jahrhunderte von der Außenwelt abgeschnitten öffnet sie sich nur langsam seit den 1980 Jahren. 8 Stunden / 380 Kilometer
Xichang – Lugu-See: Nachdem wir den Lugu-See erreicht haben fahren wir wieder auf Straßen der Provinz Yunnan. Das Ufer des Sees ist gesäumt mit Nadelwald und kleinen buddhistischen Tempeln. Die Westseite des Lugu-Sees bietet viele schöne Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten. Von dort aus kann man ein Ruderboot nehmen und auf den See hinausfahren. Lugu-See ist einer größten Seen Yunnans und ist die Heimat der Mosu-Minderheit. Diese Kultur ist eine der letzten matriarchalischen Kulturen der Welt. 6 Stunden / 260 Kilometer
Lugu-See – Lijiang: Erneut treffen wir auf den Yangtze-Fluss, der hier viel ruhiger in seinem Flussbett fließt als in der Tigersprungschlucht und eine azurblaue bis grüne Farbe annimmt. Es ist ein relativ kurzer Fahrtag bis nach Lijiang. Wir übernachten in der ruigen Altstadt von Baisha von wo aus wir genügend Zeit haben das UNESCO-Welterbestadt Lijiang mit seinen kleinen Gassen und traditionellen Häusern zu erkunden. 4 Stunden / 230 Kilometer
Lijiang – Dali: Noch einmal überqueren wir eine Bergkette, die Lijiang von Dali trennt. Nach vier Stunden Fahrt sind wir in der Altstdt von Dali angekommen, wo ein kaltes Bier wartet, das wir uns verdient haben. 4 Stunden / 190 Kilometer
Dali: Die Reise endet nach dem Frühstück in Dali. Transfer zum Flughafen in Dali.
Shineray 400 / Yamaha YBR 250 / BMW G650 GS Übernachtungen in Hotels und Gästehäusern bzw. bei der Verlängerung eine Nacht bei einer tibetischen Familie Reiseleitung, Englisch und / oder Deutsch sprechend Begleitfahrzeug mit Fahrer für den Sozius, Gepäck und Ausrüstung Mahlzeiten (i.d.R. Frühstück und Mittagessen), Mineralwasser Benzin, Motoröl, Ersatzteile Hilfestellung bei der Visumsbeantragung
A Relaxing Hike with great views After spending a few weeks in the northern part of China surrounded by concrete, I was very excited to get out into nature and see some beautiful sites. I had heard that in Yunnan there is a very pretty place called the Tiger Leaping Gorge. So after some research I chose this hike and it did not disappoint! I’m still stunned by the views we saw during the four days. Our guide Lobsang was very knowledgable and made walking the trail easy. We never hiked more than 4 hours a day and usually it was less than that, which is very doable. While the hike wasn’t extremely challenging, it was still really nice to have a comfy bed to rest in every night and I thought the chosen hotels were very charming and boutique like, it made for a nice touch. Everything was taken care of, from airport pick-up to a day-to-day itinerary. It’s not often that I just get to setback and enjoy the trip, but on this hike I didn’t have to worry about a thing.
Going Remote: Riding the Eastern Himalayas of China I have been dreaming to ride in the Eastern Himalayas for a long time, but due to political circumstances and the lack of a reliable tour operator I had to wait until this year September.
But let me begin at the very beginning: I met the Tibetmoto team the first time around 5 years ago in a small guesthouse in Shangri-la, where they were on tour with a group of guests. We talked, exchanged ideas, discussed routes and travel stories and until earlier this year I forgot all about it. Then, by chance, I rediscovered their website and found the "At the Roof of the World Tour". What a surprise! It didn't take long to find a couple of other adventure hungry guys/gals and we booked this tour for the last 2 weeks in September, right after the rainy season. We got not disappointed, that is for sure!
Before arriving in Lijiang, where the tour started, we took a break in Kunming, enjoyed the city, and then flew into Lijiang where our adventure began. Well, Lijiang changed a lot in recent years, becoming far more touristy than it was supposed to ever become, but its still nice to take a stroll through the old town at night, hitting some bars and enjoy the nightlife. In Lijiang we met all other riders plus the Tibetmoto staff and excitement started to grow, seeing all the preparation going on. We got our Chinese Shineray X5 travel Enduro bikes and as a supply vehicle served us a Pick-up with a exchange bike (we didn't need it), canisters of fuel, spare parts, snacks and much more.
Already the first day passing by Shangri-la was amazing, since we crossed the first mountain pass of 3,500 meters after only 2 hours of riding. By the end of the first riding day we were already in a remote gorge near a mighty river in a small Tibetan town and we should not see another tourist for the next 10 days to come. We rode every day in between 200 and 320 kilometers (thats not little taking the small and curvy mountain roads into account and we never arrived somewhere before 4pm) over Himalayan mountain passes, across grassland, met wild looking Khampa mountain nomads and slept in solid mid range hotels along the way. Road conditions and accommodations were beyond my expectations, roads being newly paved and hotels very clean, warm with comfy beds and Western toilets. We had a lot of different yak meat dishes, hand made wheat noodles and for lunch often only a snack from the supply vehicle (if no town or lunch place en route). One of the biggest highlights for me was Qinghai lake, the largest salt lake of the Himalayas. We arrived there in the afternoon, coming down from a mountain pass when suddenly this "ocean" appeared right in front of us. Riding downhill hundreds of slopes the lake became larger and larger, finally arriving at the shore. That night, we stayed in yurts at the lake shore where you can take bath on 3,800 meters and watching herds of yaks passing by. What an experience!
If you book this tour be prepared, although there is some additional gear in the pick-up truck. The weather can change quickly and you need good/warm gear. This route is a rare adventure, connecting the few "touristy" sights mentioned in guide books and leading through unheard of and virgin, beautiful landscapes.
Last but not least: The tour was professionally organized, bikes well maintained and our guide was a great and easy going fellow who knew not only many stories and historical facts, but as well the importance of a cold beer after a long day on the bike.
If you love adventure, if you love mountains and the Himalayas, if you are interested in riding Eastern Tibet (a place which not many people know), you will love this.
Excellent Motorbike Tour!!! My boyfriend and I did a one day bike tour around the area of yunnan. The Trip was truly spectacular. Fascinating landscapes and stunning views everywhere we rode. The tour guide was Hendrik and he was fabulous, helpful, extremely knowledgeable and has good riding skills. The bikes from tibetmoto have also a high quality and we felt save the whole time. Hendrik was really good with helping us to book the day and very responsive on email. We just wishes we would been able to do a longer trip with them.
Day trip in Shangri-la Booking this day trip was the best thing I could have ended up doing on my trip in Yunnan. The feeling of being in an unfamiliar place can be a little overwhelming at times, but the tour guide was professional and friendly the whole way. The temple in Shangri-La was one of my favorite stops during the trip. The Tibetan family we met was amazing! I often strive to meet locals on my trips, and it can be hard, but having them instantly meet you as part of a booked trip definitely moves things along and provides you with an unforgettable experience, especially with the local cuisine. Don’t even get me started on the spectacular mountainside views, I couldn’t stop taking pictures. I highly recommend booking this day trip! I had a fantastic experience with them.
Awesome Experience! We took a one day trip organized by Tibetmoto while visiting Beijing CIty and it was the best part of our trip. The guide was an expert on the culture as well as the area. That was the best day of our one week long visit. I highly suggest if you are visiting Beijing to take a day and book a one day trip you will be amazed at how much more you will see and learn.
Professionally organized Overland tour by Tibetmoto Hello everyone, we booked with Tibetmoto because of the recommendation of friends and didn't regret it. The trip of a lifetime-with our VW bus from Holland through China and Tibet and further to Thailand-was well organized. Tibetmoto got all the necessary China permits and transit documents for us and the bus. Furthermore, the arranged guides who picked us up from the border at Irkeshtam and accompanied us to the Laos border were super friendly, helpful, and spoke excellent English. We shared a lot of laughs together. From communication before booking (we had many questions and they were all answered in detail) to picking a route and management of the permits and documents, everything was great. The only drawback about the route was that the road between Lhasa and Deqin was under construction and quite challenging.
Enjoyed the day tour very much I was on a trip to China during our last vacation with my college friends. We decided to go n a Tibetmoto Day tour since we wanted to do something adventurous. The booking process was smooth and I contacted the owner Hendrik for the booking. He helped us to get the reservation done without any hassle at all. All my questions were answered promptly. Shineray helped us to plan our motor bike tour just as we expected. We were given with 400cc motor bikes and it was the most powerful bike that I have ever driven in my life. All of us enjoyed the tour very much as they were extremely helpful as well. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to do something adventurous as a group in China.
One day Calligraphy Yoga class with Mathias Wolters by Tibetmoto in Dali I am very happy and touched that I had the opportnunity to join this one day class. Mathias Wolters teaches very autentic and personal and can guy everybody very good through the new movements. He has the abilitiy to show you the keypoints so that each movements gets understandable. Mathias Wolters offers you all his knowledge and likes to show you the deeper essence of Calligraphy Yoga. These movements are very beautiful and are actually a combination of Yoga and Qigong. I really felt a change in my body and my mind, my whole beiing was in a state of relaxation. The location in this 500 year old temple in the Changshan mountains above the old town of Dali is impressing and fits wonderful to do there movements. Great was also that we had in between snacks, fruits and tea, coffee and other drinks.
Torugart pass to Shanghai On a bright Sunday morning in April 2017, my 1983 Land Rover “Edna” and I started on a trip that would take us from the Netherlands to China, crossing over 5,300 meters high mountain passes.
End July 2017 we arrived at the Torugart pass, the border between Kyrgyzstan and China. From here we drove over 9000 Km to Shanghai, thereby travelling through XinJiang province and along the Himalayas through Tibet. The China part of the ‘expedition’ was arranged with strong support from Tibetmoto, which is run by Hendrik Heyne and his team.
In short, thanks to Tibetmoto, particularly when it came to handling red-tape in China, this trip has become an unforgettable lifetime experience. Travel through China using your own vehicle without a guide is not possible. (Apparently being accompanied by a guide was already compulsory during the time of the old Silk routes!) This holds particularly true for the more ‘sensitive provinces’. Having said that, the guides that we were provided with (Thubten and Tashe) are probably the best one can get for such a journey: Very knowledgeable, supportive and in plain English just great fun to have on board. On a trip such as this, things are bound to not always go exactly as planned (…). However, also when it came to difficult questions e.g. with regard to the arrangement of visa’s and permits, Tibetmoto proved to be an indispensable partner. I would highly recommend their organization to anyone planning an overland trip to China.
Ard Van Gerdijk
A Trip that I Must Take Again! Motorbiking with Tibetmoto was an adventure that I will definitely seek to have again. I knew that I had picked the right company to tour with by the warmth and kindness that I experienced from both the owner, Hendrik and Tenzin who had been patient, pleasant and informative while he answered all of my initial questions and concerns.
From the beginning of this journey, I felt like I was in good hands and that I could trust Sonam to guide us on this wonderful trip and he did. The land was absolutely stunning. The small towns were amazing and the ever-expansive rice terraces were unbelievable. I can’t imagine seeing the Yunnan province in any other way. I am so happy that I followed my first mind and rode with Tibetmoto. It’s a trip that I have to definitely take again. I can’t wait to go back! Highly recommended!
One of the best tours we've had Our tour of Beijing City was definitely the highlight of our trip. Our tour guide was most helpful and the service that he provided was excellent. He told us all about the culture of the city which was much different than what we were used to. We have been on other tours that did not provide even half of the benefits of this tour. My wife and I really enjoyed all the photo ops that we had rather than taking the bus tour. We found out about this tour from a friend who had used this service last year. Tibetmoto is our choice for more trips in the future. Thanks ever so very much for the excellent customer service that you provided. We will make sure to let all of our family and friends know about your wonderful tours. Make your trip memorable with the team from Tibetmoto
Everest or bust 2018 We just completed a tour to Everest base camp from Lhasa with Hendrik and his crew. From start to finish was a trip of a lifetime. Everything was organised extremely well from the different types of foods to the monastery tours and of course the riding through breathtaking scenery and long winding roads each day. The backup crew and mechanics were brilliant and a special shout out to Jimmy the tour guide who’s knowledge of everything and helpfulness made the trip. “JIMMY, we love you man”We also met so lovely people touring with us that will be friends for life.
Spectacular motorbike adventure in China I joined a 9 days motorbike tour with 3 of my friends in China this August. The landscapes were really beyond our expectations. Gorges, cliffs, valleys and snow mountains made the Alps look like a smaller brother of the mountains in Yunnan.
We mainly took backroads with little to no traffic which were well paved. Although the hotels and guesthouses were often simple in remote areas they were clean and somehow charming (especially the one in the Tiger Leaping gorge with the terrace high above the cliffs). Local food and dishes were everywhere absolutely delicious.
Our Tibetan motorbike tour guide was quite a character, really funny and made this adventure even better. We will come back to see more of this awesome country!
Motorbike tour in Yunnan Last october I went to China for this beautiful and fun motorbike tour. I stumpled over Tibetmoto because of a youtube video about a tour in yunnan. I expected China, to be honest, a lot more chaotic, but it turned out to relativeley organized (just imagine the amount of people over here). Fortunately the tour I booked prevents us from traffic and many people. The North of Yunnan is just amazing. The roads up there are just fantastic. Winding and well prepared actually, which really astonished me. The panoramas from some points are just breathtaking, espacially at an about 4000m pass with a view to a snowy mountain range. The accomodations were just right and sometimes we even had western breakfast. The guide Hendrik, acutally the owner, was really kind and knowledgable about the region. I can imagine to come back to this huge country and explore more around here on a motorbike.
Tibet Tour - Lhasa - Mount Everest - Lake Nam Tso - Lhasa amazing motorcycle tour for any skill level. all important sights were visited, amazing mountain passes, views, great food and cultural experience.
With Tibetmoto everything is perfectly organised, all bikes are daily serviced, their is a mechanic and a jeep with the luggage following, so you do not need to worry about a heavy load on your motorcycle.
the detailed information prior and during the trip are excellent and allow you to prepare your trip and gear correctly.
Tibet and the tibetan culture is a most see on your "bucket list". riding on a motorcycle and experiencing Tibet so close up and real is "the icing".
book early as there are limited motorcycles. Best riding time late spring or early autumn
Family Friendly Tour in Yunnan Yunnan was absolutely gorgeous! We are so glad to have been a part of it. I joined this tour together with my husband and my two children (age four and six) and what we especially liked were the kids friendly activities on that tour. We took a private fun to do Chinese dumpling cooking class and stayed one night in a real Tibetan farm home. The next morning our children were milking cows with the Tibetan grandparents and brought the goats into the mountains. The time spend in the car was not really short (its a vast country), but doable for children if you bring some toys to play with. A great vacation to get away from the hustle and bustle of Chinese cities. In Yunnan you can really experience the beautiful countryside and traditional life. Our guide Sonam was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. Booking was easy and Tibetmoto gave us many different tour options, ideas and customized our trip in the end.
Motorbike trip through Tibet The most epic and enjoyable holidays ever experienced Everest was awesome,The whole crew was more than helpful very well planned and executed tour.Very highly recommend.
Spectacular Tibet tour with my family..!! Our Tibet tour was a perfect adventure trip for me, my husband and my two children (age 12 and 14). Especially my children enjoyed it a lot as they had so many fun activities to do like yak and horse riding and trekking. Our tour started with a visit to Kokonor salt lake where we had an awesome yak ride and enjoyed the views on the lake. Lhasa and the Potala Palace was spectacular as well. We explored the true Tibetan beauty in a 3- day trek which covered Shalu Monastery and Ngor Monastery. The visit to the Everest Base Camp was an exciting opportunity to be at the foot of world’s highest mountain. This tour was indeed one of the best vacation we've ever had. Tour guide Nyima - a Tibetan who learned English in India - was very smart and acquainted with the places which made our trip more interesting. Also, all our queries and concerns were taken care of before the booking was done and Tibetmoto gave us many different tour options. Recommended!
Truly Amazing tour in Yunnan! I truly enjoyed myself on this tour! When getting ready to prepare for it, they made sure to vividly inform me of what to expect as well as clear suggestions in an itemized list of what I should pack for the tour. I learned a lot from the guide, and I like the fact it didn't feel rushed like other tours I've experienced. The guide was courteous and truly cared about my overall experience. The vehicle was in great condition, as well. I highly recommend it!
Overlanding with own vehicle in China through Tibet Moto In June and July I went through China with my Dutch registred vehicle, entering Xinjiang, going through Tibet an exiting from Yunnan to Laos, arranged by Tibet Moto. Everything was arranged very well. At the preparation stage the contact through email was crisp and clear. Hendrik took time to answer al my questions, he made me a travel schedule and adapted were necesery. Than we also had a skype meeting to talk through everything.
Just before I intended to enter China, Tibet was suddenly closed by the government for foreigners. Hendrik walked the extra mile to arrange an alternative, with last minute changes in entry dates and vehicle permits, so I could wait in Kashgar for Tibet to be open again.
The transit itself went smooth without any hickups. Ofcourse there are a lot of different aspects involved, going through a technical vehicle check, getting a chinese driver license and insurance for the vehicle. But they all turned out good. On the road there are a lot of police checks, there the documents prooved to be al legit, besides the time it takes there were no problems at all. The different guides asigned to me were professional and friendly, also helping from ordering food in restaurants to minor vehicle maintenance issues.
In Yunnan I met personally with Hendrik and his wife. He took me out for dinner and beers, also on a personal level Hendrik is a trustworthy guy in my perception. Even after I departed China he showed interest in my wellbeing and he helped me with advise of travel agencies for overlanding. The departure out of China went very quick, before noon I already departed China.
Overall I can really recommend Tibet Moto for other overlanders wishing to cross China. Crossing China with your own vehicle isnt cheap, but Tibet Moto was way cheaper than other travel agencies I contacted, with an excellent service. So well done Hendrik!
Experience Tibet with your family We had a family friendly tour in China´s Yunnan Province. Highlights were the Tibetan family home-stay at Jiabe (can you believe there are baby goats for the kids to play with- they enjoyed it a lot). Since you go in Yunnan Province you have the feeling to experience Tibet and the Tibetans and eat their local and organic food (and homemade wine) and great easy hiking trails into deep ancient forest nearby. There are other places nearby you can visit as the old town of Dali and the old town of Lijiang. Our guide was very professional. He also was willing to take care about our children and that the kids liked him. I recommended this tour to all my friends and family. This is once in a lifetime experience not to miss.
Overland tour Mongolia – China - SEA Hi everyone, we booked the China part of our world trip with Tibetmoto. At Erenhot border we were greeted by out guide who helped us with the border formalities and accompanied us to the border of Tibet at Goldmud. From there we crossed the endless plateau landscape. At some point we spotted wild horses and stayed with nomads for a couple of nights. In Lhasa, we took a break for a few days after endless driving and continued to Yunnan province where our trip ended at the border to Lao. The trip was very well planned by Tibetmoto and we apprecited the many recommendations for overnight stops, routing and sights (both before and during the tour). The service was professional yet personal and you can feel that the team members are passionate travellers themselves. Last but not least: the tour price was very competative. And unlike other travel agencies we contacted we received always proper and detailed answers in comprehensive English language. That made planning much easier. Thanks guys!
Excellent guides and knowledge This tour was excellent right from the word go. The knowledge the guides had on all the areas we visited was very well informed and they didn’t hesitate to stop and explain any part if you had a question. The sights are incredible and I have already recommended the Lhasa to base camp tour to people. Thanks Hendrik, tashi, jimmy and all the rest of the crew that made this awesome time possible.
China Overland Mongolia - Laos – A Phantastic Journey We found Tibetmoto company on several blogs where it got positive recommendations and reviews. Thanks to Laura´s blog we chose them to arrange the China part of our world tour. We entered in August from Mongolia into China and spend a few days around Beijing before driving to Tibet. At the Erenhot border our assigned guide was waiting for us and helped us with the border formalities; he was dealing with the border procedures, customs, traffic administration and so forth, so for us it was mainly waiting and killing time. After crossing the Gobi desert our journey continued to the Tibet-Qinghai plateau and the vastness of Tibet. Tubden, our Tibet guide, was a great help when in the middle of nowhere and 500 kilometers away from Lhasa our clutch disc broke. The backoffice localized the spare part in Lhasa and Tubden arrange a overnight delivery by taxi to the small village where we got stuck and convinced a local car mechnic to fix our Land Cruiser. Great job! Overall a great experience - we would surely chose this company again.
The BEST way to experience Dali Travelling with Hendrik as a guide for a day tour to the sights of Dali and surrounds, was an incredible and once in a life time experience. I saw (and tasted!) this special part of the world, in a way I never would have been able to on my own.
I'm so glad I chose to do this tour and can not recommend Tibetmoto more highly.
Trans Tibet Motorbike Tour - Tibet with Everest Base Camp - Perfect Way to experience Tibet! I have had the pleasure to ride with the Tibetmoto team in Sep 2018 during their Trans Tibet Tour and I would recommend fully hearted to join any of their upcoming trips.
A choice of Bikes in very good condition, beautiful roads, impressive landscapes, a knowledgable and helpful local guide, authentic accomodations and lunch/dining options and a very likeable, skillfull and supportive Tibetmoto Team (Hendrik, Tashi and the support crew). I trusted them right from the start and they accomodated any questions, concerns or proposals. If you look for a reliable tour operator with relevant local knowledge and the understanding for international guests - don’t look any further. I’ll definitely book another tour with them - just this says everything.
great trip, safe & professional guide I booked a tour with Tibetmoto and was pleasantly surprised! I had an amazing time riding around Yunnan, aided by a very professional guide who took pains to make sure the whole experience went as smooth and safely as possible. The views were incredible and we also got to experience Chinese lifestyle in the many little villages we visited on the way. All in all an amazing trip I will never forget!
Amazing motorcycle tours in Yunnan, Tibet, Sichuan and Qinghai Tibetmoto - awesome tour operator for exploring Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai and Tibet by motorcycle, car or with your overland vehicle.
I have book two tours with Hendrik and his team. Both tours were customised motorcycle tours to my desire photography, riding awesome roads, experiencing the local lives, staying in home stays, sleeping out in tents, seeing the luscious high grassland, visiting the memorable printing house of Dege, the unique Larung Gar monastary of Serthar or the holly mountains, tasting local food and enjoying riding the stunning countryside, deep gorges or breath taking views.
Hendrik is the owner of Tibetmoto. He enjoys riding out with customers. Hendrik knows his cruising area inside out. You want to ride on dirt roads or climb the highest pass - he will bring you there, snow, mud, perfect new roads, nice and easy pistes - he knows the place to take you. All tailored to your skills and level of adventure.
He runs a professional business with a constant support from his back office, so that he can change hotels and to accommodate the route. Further, there was always a pickup with us carrying our luggage or ready to supply a warm coffee or a drink. We could ride light and just enjoy China from its best side. Hendrik runs a modern fleet of bikes, which are all well maintained and perfect for these road conditions.
After riding in October 2015 with him, I returned in June 2016 and will now return again in 2017 to ride Kashgar, the dessert and discover new territories.
Tibetmoto - a awesome experience
Thx for this unforgettable motorbike roadtrip We had a really awesome motorbike tour with tibetmoto! Me and my friends booked a motorbike tour through Yunnan, China’s most amazing province. It took us deep into the valleys of Mekong and Yangtze river as well as into the jungle of Xishuangbanna! We enjoyed a Homestay with a Tibetan family high up in the mountains of Kham. Yunnan is amazing for motorbiking with all the curvy mountain roads. Overwhelming trip with great guide and organization!