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Trip Diary

Check out the day by day account of our 146 day trip around China. If you’d like to see stories by category, like which days we got food poisoning, where the scenic roads were, traveler’s tips for various areas, and more check out the tag cloud at the bottom of the page in the footer!

Days 63-64: The Road To (And From) Everest

We are forced to earn our ascent to Everest Base Camp. Nearly two full days each way of dirt track start to take its toll on both of us and the bike, but nearly a month since visiting the lowest inland place on earth we make it to the 5,220m camp!

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Days 49-52: Stranded in Kashgar

Left in Kashgar as we await for our guide for Tibet and our cold weather that is getting shipped over for the next portion of the trip. We visit the sights around town including the major mosque, bazaar, and old style terraced homes.

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Days 47-48: The Kyrgyzstan Border Run

I make a solo and complicated visa run from Kashgar to Kyrgyzstan to fulfill a requirement of my tourist visa. Two full days involving under construction roads, highway bribery, Kyrgzstan truck stops, and sleeping over night at a local police barracks make for an interesting experience to be able to legally stay in China.

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