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Code Id NAVO-SD-213
Title
Cross China from Zhangmu (China-Nepal border)
to
Mohan (China-Laos border)
P.S. Self-drive from southwest to south China
Duration 18 Days.
Areas Tibet, Yunnan
Itinerary Zhangmu–Mt Everest-Dingri-
Shigatse-Lhasa-Nyingchi-
Bomi-Ranwu-Zuogong-Mangkang-
Deqin-Shangri-la-Lijiang-
Dali-Jinghong-Mohan
Season
Difficulty
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Highlights Mt Everest, China Tropical Botanic Garden, Lijiang ancient town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Dali ancient city, Lijiang Ancient Town, Tiger leaping Gorge, Shangri-la, Deqin, Meili Snow mountain, Ranwu Lake, Nyingchi Basongcuo Lake, Lhasa Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Tashilunpo Monastery, etc.
Itinerary day by day
01 Nepal---Zhangmu---Niylamu 40kms Hotel
Enter china from Nepal today at Zhangmu border port. After the entry process at Zhangmu, we may stay at Zhangmu or drive to Niylamu.
02 Niylam---Dingri—Mt Everest 320kms Hostel
We drive to Mt Everest from Niylam via Dingri.
Enjoy the sunset at Mt Everst foot and have an evening walk nearby. What a nice and wonderful experience, evening walking at the highest places of the world.
03 Mt. Everest---Lhaze 180kms Hotel
Visit the real roof of the world----world famous Mt Everest base camp. This is one of the highlights of this tour, driving to the highest places of the world. What a challenge it is.
Drive back to Lhaze in the late afternoon, about 4 hours.
04 Lhaze---Shigatse 100kms Hotel
We drive to Shigatse from early morning and today we will handle the vehicle license and driving license process at Shigatse and then we may visit the famous Tashilunpo monastery if time permits.
Tashilunpo Monastery is the second important temples in Tibet, the sit place for Panchen Lama and where their stupas located. And there is the largest bronze stadium of the Buddha in the world.
05 Shigatse---Gyantse---Lhasa 280kms Hotel
We will drive to Gyantse for the beautiful Pango Chorten and the fantastic fresco here and then we drive to visit the Yamdrok Lake which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and very beautiful here, especially you look from the top of the small mountains by the lake to have a bird’s view.
At late afternoon, we drive back to Lhasa.
06 Lhasa Hotel
Visit at Lhasa, the holy city, such as the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor Street etc.
07 Lhasa---Nyingchi 460kms Hotel
We drive to Nyingchi and visit the Bamsongcuo Lake.
You may also drive to Bangsongcuo lake for camping there tonight. It is a good camping choice and good place to observe the starts.
08 Nyingchi—Bomi---Ranwu 350kms Hotel
Most beautiful driving day of all this tour. Today you will see the grand Namcha Barwa from far and beautiful forests and mountains, blue sky, while cloud, lovely local people, bright sunshine etc.
09 Ranwu—Basu 90kms Hotel
Visit the beautiful Ranwu lake, Ranwu Glacier and the nearby rural villages. Ranwu lake is regarded as the heaven far from cities and commercial influence. Very beautiful and a lot of things waiting for you to explore.
Then we drive to Basu, 90kms away.
10 Basu---Mangkang 360kms Hotel
This is a challenging day for all the drivers today. The road from Basu to Bangda is very slope and many abrupt turns. Very interesting and challenging for drivers.
11 Mangkang—Deqin 240kms Hotel
240kms driving to Deqin through mountain road and if you are interested, you may visit Mangkang and Yanjin on the way. Near Deqin, we suggest you to see the Mingyong Glacier and Meili Snow Mountians whose main peak Peak Kawa Karpo is very famous among the world’s trekkers. The time is a little tight today to visit so many places, so you can only choose one or two to visit.
12 Deqin---Shangri-la 184kms Hotel
Drive to Shangri-la in the morning and visit at Shangri-la, such as the Songzanlin Temple which is named the small Potala Palace.
13 Shangri-la—Tiger leaping Gorge ---Lijiang Hotel
We drive from Shangri-la to Tiger Leaping Gorge and have a 2-3 hours trekking at famous Tiger Leaping Gorge. You will be surprised by the grand and beautiful gorge and then we drive to Lijiang.
14 Lijiang Hotel
Whole day relax and visit at Lijiang. Lijiang is one of the top 4 ancient cities in China and it is a colorful, romantic, ethnic and exotic ancient city.
15 Lijaing---Dali---Nanjiang 305kms Hotel
We drive to Dali, and we still have some time today to visit at Dali, such as the old city, the places nearby, and the Erhai Lake etc.
16 Nanjian---Puer---Jinghong 480kms Hotel
It is a driving day, but a beautiful driving day. The roads through mountains, villages, fields, tea gardens etc, up and down. When you drive on this road, you will feel you and your vehicle are dancing among the mountains and fields.
About 6-7 hours driving today.
17 Jinghong---Mengxing---Mengla 150ms Hotel
We drive to Mengla today and we suggest visiting the Menglun Tropical Botanic Garden which is the best tropic botanic garden in China.
We may also visit the Ganlanba Village, the local Dai minority villages.
For the rest time, we will prepare the exit process for tomorrow.
18 Mengla---Mohan 60kms
Drive to Mohan border port and then we will do the exit process at custom and then exit China to Laos.
Note 1, This itinerary may be a little tight for some guests, if your style is relax one. Considering both enjoyment and economical aspects, we try to make the tour full of visit and shows different things to you within a limited time.
2, If your tour is a customized one, you may tell us your need and we can adjust the itinerary for you according to your personal needs.
3, If you join the group, we need to consider all the guests’ need. If you have any question about the route and road condition and driving time, please contact us further more.


                   
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