Co-travellers crossing China - Xinjiang and Tibet in August 2013?
We are on a journey from UK to India by road (in a '96 Jeep Cherokee)
Planning to go across China in August 2013 entering from Kyrgyzstan (Torugart Pass) into Xinjiang and making our way across Tibet and exit Nepal through Zhangmu pass.
We are in Slovakia at the moment. Heading towards Central Asia soon.
Costs of driving own vehicle across China are very high due to all the permits, duties and above all a guide which is mandatory!
I am in touch with several tour operators who have all quoted a high 4-figure (in Euros) sum for a 20-day trip across Xinjiang and Tibet.
But costs can easily be halved or less if there are more vehicles cars/motorcycles in the party. So the figure per car will reduce significantly per person.
If there's anyone at all planning the same route around the same time (August 2013) please reply!
The rough route is:
Turgart - Kashgar
Tingri - Base Camp of Mt. Everet - Tingri
Tingri - Zhangmu Pass