Route 15: Mongolia – China – Tibet – Pakistan

Overland Route 15: Mongolia – China – Tibet – Pakistan

Duration: 27-30 days
Distance:         ca 8700km
Highlights: Qinghai lake, Mt Kailash
Best travel time: May, June, September, October

daily itinerary

dayroute: description
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 – Golmud:

660 kiometer

12Golmud – Nagqu:

830 kiometer

13Nagqu – Namtso lake:

250 kilometer

14Namtso lake – Lhasa:

200 kilometer

15Lhasa visiting day:

 

16Lhasa – Gyangtze:

270 kilometer

17Gyangtze – Shigatse – Lhatse: Visit Tashilhunpo on the way:

250 kilometer

18Lhatse – Everest Base Camp:

190 kilometer

19Everest Base Camp – Gyirong:

260 kilometer

20Gyirong – Zhongba:

270 kilometer

21Zhongba – Manasarovar Lake:

290 kilometer

22Manasarovar Lake – Darchen (Mt. Kailash):

60 kilometer

23Darchen – Ngari (Ali):

290 kilometer

24Ngari (Ali) – Duomaxiang:

230 kilometer

25Duomaxiang – Mazha:

500 kilometer

26Mazha – Kargilik:

 250 kilometer

27Kargilik – Yenisgar – Kashgar:

245 kilometer

28Kashgar visiting day:

 

29Kashgar – Tashgurkan:

295 kilometer

30Tashkurgan – Exit Pakistan:

 130 kilometer (in China)

Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/HeBWxWDW8Tv

 

Change this itinerary:

Shorten this itinerary by 3days  Skip day 8,9 and 10: You will miss Qinghai Lake, Mati temple and

the Great Wall at Zhangye

 

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