Western China & Tibetan Discoverer

Bishkek - Kathmandu

57 days through Kyrgyzstan, China, Nepal
FROM: $6075 USD + 1,940 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Local Bus, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 7 nights
Homestay 1 night
Yurt Camp 1 night
Basic Hotel 31 nights
Camping without facilities 5 nights
Guesthouse 9 nights
Multishare Hostel 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 24, Lunches x 7, Dinners x 8
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
EBT
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Follow the Silk Route across western China – the same route used by ancient traders and armies on their journey between West and East. We cross the Taklamakan Desert, China’s largest, driest and highest desert, to the western end of the Great Wall of China and then on to the holy city of Xiahe, with its remarkable Tibetan Buddhist temples and architecture. We see several remarkable monuments, such as the giant Buddha of Bingling Si, the Jiaohe ruins at Turpan and, of course, the archaeological marvel of the Terracotta Army near Xi’an.

Then journey across the Tibetan Plateau, through some of the most remote and spectacular scenery on earth and through an ancient culture that is still as powerful today as it was a thousand years ago. We pass over immense passes, past beautiful lakes and arrive at the holy city of Lhasa. South of Lhasa we climb high up the Friendship Highway to the wonderful towns of Gyantse and Shigatse to soak up yet more Tibetan culture. Then it's on to the highlight of the expedition, a visit and a hike to the Ronkbuk monasteries, which nestle under the towering face of Mt. Everest. Then we descend through gorges and passes to the foothills of the Himalayas and the lands of Nepal.

A great journey through the varied cultures of China. Some long day drives, but these are really worthwhile as we see some remote regions. The Tibetan leg of this trip can be quite tough; we’ll be travelling to high altitude and potentially camping in extreme conditions. Hotels can be basic and you should be prepared to be outside your comfort zone.

Day 1 - Bishkek (28th June 2021)

For everyone that is continuing with us to China, there will be quick pre-departure meeting at 10:00am in order to explain the next 6 days until Kashgar, and your leader will collect the kitty for this linking section.

The remainder of the day is free to explore the relaxed and atmospheric city of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

Hotel for the night: Hotel Asia Mountains

Hotel Asia Mountains

1a Lineinaja St

Bishkek 720021

Kyrgyzstan

Tel: +996 312 694 075


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Kochkor (29th June 2021)
Day 3 - Tash Rabat (30th June 2021)
Day 4 - Kashgar (1st July 2021)
Day 5 - Kashgar (2nd July 2021)
Day 6 - Kashgar (3rd July 2021)
Day 7 - Kashgar (4th July 2021)
Day 8 - Kashgar (5th July 2021)
Day 9 - Aksu (6th July 2021)
Day 10 - Korle (7th July 2021)
Day 11 - Urumqi (8th July 2021)
Day 12 - Urumqi (9th July 2021)
Day 13 - Turpan (10th July 2021)
Day 14 - Turpan (11th July 2021)
Day 15 - Dunhuang (12th July 2021)
Day 16 - Dunhuang (13th July 2021)
Day 17 - Jiayuguan (14th July 2021)
Day 18 - Zhangye (15th July 2021)
Day 19 - Liujiaxia (16th July 2021)
Day 20 - Xiahe (17th July 2021)
Day 21 - Xiahe (18th July 2021)
Day 22 - Xiahe (19th July 2021)
Day 23 - Lanzhou (20th July 2021)
Day 24 - Pingliang (21st July 2021)
Day 25 - Pingliang (22nd July 2021)
Day 26 - Xi'an (23rd July 2021)
Day 27 - Xi'an (24th July 2021)
Day 28 - Pingliang (25th July 2021)
Day 29 - Pingliang (26th July 2021)
Day 30 - Lanzhou (27th July 2021)
Day 31 - Xiahe (28th July 2021)
Day 32 - Xiahe (29th July 2021)
Day 33 - Xiahe (30th July 2021)
Day 34 - Liujiaxia (31st July 2021)
Day 35 - Qinghai Hu (1st August 2021)
Day 36 - Qinghai Hu (2nd August 2021)
Day 37 - Golmud (3rd August 2021)
Day 38 - Amdo (4th August 2021)
Day 39 - Amdo (5th August 2021)
Day 40 - Amdo (6th August 2021)
Day 41 - Lhasa (7th August 2021)
Day 42 - Lhasa (8th August 2021)
Day 43 - Lhasa (9th August 2021)
Day 44 - Lhasa (10th August 2021)
Day 45 - Gyantse (11th August 2021)
Day 46 - Shigatse (12th August 2021)
Day 47 - New Tingri (13th August 2021)
Day 48 - Rongbuk (14th August 2021)
Day 49 - New Tingri (15th August 2021)
Day 50 - Friendship Highway (16th August 2021)
Day 51 - Nuwakot (17th August 2021)
Day 52 - Nuwakot (18th August 2021)
Day 53 - Pokhara (19th August 2021)
Day 54 - Pokhara (20th August 2021)
Day 55 - Khatauti Khola (21st August 2021)
Day 56 - Kathmandu (22nd August 2021)
Day 57 - Kathmandu (23rd August 2021)

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Total Price (USD)
28 Jun 21 Bishkek
23 Aug 21 Kathmandu

$6,075 USD + 1,940 USD Kitty

Status: Open

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Duration: 57 days Add to basket