Mountains of Asia & Northern China

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 58 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • age_requirement 18+ years old
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  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Guided tour of Xi'an's world famous Terracotta Warriors
  • Explore Xi'an and its myriad of attractions
  • Stay overnight in a Lijiashan cliffside guesthouse built into a cave
  • Visit the beautiful and ornate Black Dragon temple near Lijiashan
Start in Beijing and end in Tashkent, the trip Mountains Of Asia & Northern China is a guided trekking trip that takes 58 days. You will be traveling through Liujiaxia, Tashkent, Xian and 18 other destinations in Uzbekistan and China. Mountains Of Asia & Northern China is a group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.


This adventurous overland tour takes us on a journey along the ancient Silk Route, along which traders in ancient times would travel between Europe and the Far East. We take in the great outdoors and spectacular mountain scenery of the countries of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. These remote and rugged lands are often among our travellers' favourites in Central Asia. Home to nomadic peoples who will host us during our slow journey across the region, we'll have time to explore the wilds and for easy trekking and horse-riding.


In China we continue along the Silk Route and up into China’s historic north, taking in key sights like the Terracotta Army near Xi'an, the giant Buddha of Bingling Si, Beijing's Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery near Datong, and of course the Great Wall itself.


 

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ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1: Beijing
  • Day 2: Beijing
  • Day 3: Chengde
  • Day 4: Chengde
  • Day 5: Jinshanling
  • Day 6: Datong
  • Day 7: Datong
  • Day 8: Wutai Shan
  • Day 9: Wutai Shan
  • Day 10: Pingyao
  • Day 11: Pingyao
  • Day 12: Pingyao
  • Day 13: Lijiashan
  • Day 14: Yan'an
  • Day 15: Xi'an
  • Day 16: Xi'an
  • Day 17: Xi'an
  • Day 18: Xi'an
  • Day 19: Pingliang
  • Day 20: Pingliang
  • Day 21: Xiahe
  • Day 22: Xiahe
  • Day 23: Xiahe
  • Day 24: Liujiaxia
  • Day 25: Zhangye
  • Day 26: Jiayuguan
  • Day 27: Dunhuang
  • Day 28: Dunhuang
  • Day 29: Turpan
  • Day 30: Turpan
  • Day 31: Urumqi
  • Day 32: Urumqi
  • Day 33: Korle
  • Day 34: Aksu
  • Day 35: Kashgar
  • Day 36: Kashgar
  • Day 37: Kashgar
  • Day 38: Kashgar
  • Day 39: Tash Rabat
  • Day 40: Tash Rabat
  • Day 41: Kochkor
  • Day 42: Bishkek
  • Day 43: Bishkek
  • Day 44: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 45: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 46: Karakol
  • Day 47: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  • Day 48: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  • Day 49: Kochkor
  • Day 50: Son-Kol Lake
  • Day 51: Son-Kol Lake
  • Day 52: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 53: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 54: Arslanbob
  • Day 55: Arslanbob
  • Day 56: Fergana Valley
  • Day 57: Tashkent
  • Day 58: Tashkent
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Transport
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Metro, Taxi, Local Bus, Boat, Jeep, Russian Bus
Guide
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accommodation
  • Comfortable Hotel 8 nights
  • Basic Hotel 26 nights
  • Guesthouse 6 nights
  • Camping without facilities 2 nights
  • Yurt Camp 4 nights
  • Homestay 3 nights
  • Wild Camp 7 nights
Meals
  • 66 Breakfasts
  • 22 Lunches
  • 30 Dinners
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Beijing and from Tashkent are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Mountains of Asia & Northern China tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Mountains of Asia & Northern China tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 16 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 March 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Mountains of Asia & Northern China tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Mountains of Asia & Northern China tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

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