Western & Northern China Overland

Western & Northern China Overland - Dragoman Overland
Western & Northern China Overland - Dragoman Overland
+14 Destinations
Silk Road


Start in Kashgar and end in Beijing! With the overland truck tour Western & Northern China Overland, you have a 38 day tour package taking you through Kashgar, China and 15 other destinations in China. Western & Northern China Overland includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Camping, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
Overland Truck
Travel style
Overland Truck, Adventure, Discovery, In-depth Cultural
Dragoman Overland


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Beijing
  2. Day 2: Beijing
  3. Days 3 to 4: Chengde
  4. Day 5: Jinshanling
  5. Days 6 to 7: Datong
  6. Days 8 to 9: Wutai Shan
  7. Days 10 to 11: Pingyao
  8. Day 12: Lijiashan
  9. Days 13 to 14: Yan'an
  10. Day 15: Xi'an
  11. Day 16: Xi'an
  12. Day 17: Xi'an
  13. Day 18: Xi'an
  14. Days 19 to 20: Pingliang
  15. Days 21 to 23: Xiahe
  16. Day 24: Liujiaxia-Bingling Si
  17. Day 25: Zhangye
  18. Day 26: Zhangye-Jiayuguan
  19. Days 27 to 28: Dunhuang
  20. Days 29 to 30: Turpan
  21. Days 31 to 32: Heavenly Lake-Urumqi
  22. Days 33 to 34: Bayanbulak-Aksu
  23. Days 35 to 37: Kashgar
  24. Day 38: Kashgar

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

  • GrantFeringa's review about another Dragoman Overland tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip. Could not fault it. Wonderful memories, would like to do another Dragoman when I have the annual leave (getting enough paid holidays is a problem when working full time).

  • CarolineMilne's review about another Dragoman Overland tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was my second trip with Dragoman and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The organisation is great and the staff make the trip super special. It's a great way to see countries from a slightly different perspective as well as visiting the main sights. I've been to... Read more

  • PaulSpears's review about another Dragoman Overland tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Was a perfect mix of weird (Turkmenistan), culture (Uzbekistan) and nature (Kyrgyzstan) all in a month. Just as you thought you’d seen enough minarets and ancient cities the trip switched to mountains and lakes. It was also a good balance of included... Read more

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Silk Route between Kashgar and Beijing (from Kashgar to Beijing) is a group fund for this tour. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adabtable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the groups wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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Western & Northern China Overland

Select Departure Month
  • Upcoming departures
  • July 2020
  • August 2020
  • July 2021
  • August 2021
  • Monday
    Jul 13, 2020
    from Kashgar
    38 Days
    Aug 19, 2020
    to Beijing
    10+ seats left
    USD $4,245
    + $1,240 Kitty
  • Monday
    Aug 3, 2020
    from Kashgar
    38 Days
    Sep 9, 2020
    to Beijing
    10+ seats left
    USD $4,245
    + $1,240 Kitty
  • Monday
    Jul 12, 2021
    from Kashgar
    38 Days
    Aug 18, 2021
    to Beijing
    10+ seats left
    USD $4,350
    + $1,240 Kitty
  • Monday
    Aug 2, 2021
    from Kashgar
    38 Days
    Sep 8, 2021
    to Beijing
    10+ seats left
    USD $4,350
    + $1,240 Kitty

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go


Yuan Renminbi

Plugs & Adapters



Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 6 months before travel.


Kashgar is the starting point and Beijing is the endpoint.
Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
For any tour departing before 17 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 17 October 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Dragoman Overland. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
Cancellation policy
TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Dragoman Overland. Please familiarise yourself with the Dragoman Overland payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Dragoman Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Payment methods
The following cards are accepted for Dragoman Overland tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.


Covering a total distance of approx 4,763 km.
  • Kashgar (China)
  • 404 km
  • Aksu (China)
  • 806 km
  • Turpan (China)
  • 413 km
  • Dunhuang (China)
  • 330 km
  • Jiayuguan (China)
  • 600 km
  • Liujiaxia (China)
  • 110 km
  • Xiahe (China)
  • 152 km
  • Lanzhou (China)
  • 262 km
  • Pingliang (China)
  • 252 km
  • Xian (China)
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