Destinations:Mongolia - Takeshiken Pass - Altay - Burqin - Kanas Lake - Karamay - Urumqi - Turpan - Korla - Kucha - Bayinbulak grassland - Narat - Khorgas Pass - Kazakhstan
You enter China from the Mongolia, we will do the Chinese License and Number plate process in Altay. We will drive/ride to the Kanas lake for sightseeing, since it is most beautiful land in Western China, we will see the beautiful green mountains and Lush trees on the two sides of the Road. Then we drive to the south at the west edge of the Kurban Tunggut Desert. We will stop and overnight in Karamay, Urumqi, then visit some ancient sites in Turpan, after that we continue to drive to Korla and Kucha, we will visit Kezil thousand buddha caves and Tianshan Grand Canyon, then drive to Bayinbulak grassland, Narat and Khorgas city. We will exit China to Kazakhstan via Khorgas pass.
This is very flexible tour, you can also travel opposite direction along the same destinations, you can also enter China from Kazakhstan via Khorgas Pass and Exit from China to Mongolia via Takeshiken pass.
In the early morning, You Overland to Xinjiang China via Takeshiken pass, our guide will welcome you in front of the immigration office, after finish the border defense office formalities you will start the vehicle custom clearance, we only can apply the custom clearance after your entry, so it will take about two days.
Your guide and our partner from custom clearance company will continue the custom work.
We self-drive/ride to Altay city in the morning, after noon we go to the traffic office to apply the Chinse temporary driving license and number plate.
Finish the license process in the morning and overland to Burqin county, Burqin located north of the desert and the beginning of the grasslands and mountains to the north. It is populated mainly by Kazakhs.
Today we will take overland tour to the beautiful Altay mountain roads, and visit the most beautiful place in Xinjiang Kanas lake Nature Reserve, is a long finger lake found in the southernmost reaches of the Siberian taiga ecosystem, located between China, Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan. Overnight in Kanas lake.
Today will be long day, but not boring, it is high way after Burqin, we will enjoy the road, and on the way visit Colorful beach in Burqin and Ghost city in Karamay, both was made long time of water and wind erosion.
In the morning, we self-drive/Motorcyle to Urumqi, after arrival have a tour in Urumqi grand bazaar.
We overland to Turpan from Urumqi early in the morning, on the way we will see the biggest wind power station in China Dabancheng wind power station witch located in the air flew channel between South Xinjiang and North Xinjiang Salt lake witch is also called dead sea of China, we start the Turpan tour from Tuyuk ancient village witch is 70km east of Turpan, on the way we see the Flaming mountain ang Tuyuk valley, we will have the lunch in the village and go to the Bezeklik thousand buddha caves witch was the witness of flourished Buddhism in Xinjiang in the past.
We will have a half day tour in Turpan, in the morning we visit Sultan Minaret, Jiaohe(yarghol) ruined city which is the best preserved ruined city in China was made 2300years ago, Karez underground irrigation system, it is have been using in Turpan area since 2000 years ago. Drive overland to Korla after lunch.
Today we take self-drive/motorcycle tour to Ancient silk road city Kucha, on the way we will visit Subashi ruined city, afternoon have short tour in Kucha grand mosque and Kucha bazaar.
After breakfast, we start the overland tour to Tianshan mountains and cross it from south to north, on the way we visit Kezil thousand buddha caves, Tianshan Grand Canyon, then drive to Bayinbulak grassland for overnight.
In the morning, we will have grassland tour in Bayinbulak witch means “the place rich in spring”, it is very beautiful and full of wild flowers, the second largest grassland in China, the Swan lake in the grassland makes it more attracting. Afternoon we drive to the Narat.
We visit the Narat grassland in the morning, it is one of the world’s four major grasslands－ sub alpine meadow area, and has been a famous pasture since ancient times. We can also see the Kazakh culture, afternoon we self-drive/ride to the Khorgos city.
In the morning, our guide will take you to the Khorgas immigration office, after finish custom and border formalities you say good bye to our guide and exit to Kazakhstan, your Overland Self-Driving/Motorcycle Tour in Xinjiang China ends here.
1.Tour guide fee
2.Custom clearance fee
4.Chinese license and number plate
5.Vehicle examination fee
6.Insurance fee for vehicle
7.Guiding vehicle fee: (Motorcycle needs to be guided by a car on all roads, it is also for tour guide transportation)
8.Hotel fee for guide and driver
9.Meals fee for guide and driver
10.Hotel for you,(3star, standard room with two bed, 2 person one room)
11.G217 travel permit
3.Tourist spot entrance ticket fee
4.Tip for guide and Other own expenses
Note: It is not allowed to get driving license above 70years old.
Passport Valid date
Driving license number
Driving license Valid date
– One Jpeg image each of your passport, driver license,
– One photo head shot of the driver(s) and rider(s)
Vehicle brand and Model No
Production date(year,month, day)
– One Jpeg image of your vehicle registration.
– Four photographs of your car/bike, from the front, back and the the right and left sides.