Motorcycle Trips by A Group of Chinese Motorcycle Lovers

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  1. OnTheWay

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    The stretch of mountains and winding roads seemed endless. After many turns, we finally came to "first bay".

    The real challenge is about to begin.


    It is recognized that the most difficult route to enter Tibet -- the third inspection line, which has 220 kilometers of non-paved road from Chawarong to Chayu.

    The plateau environment is in the snowmelt season, so it is necessary to pay attention to the quicksand and falling rocks on the mountain.

    With a large group and no supply points in between, it was a difficult task to get a large team through safely and smoothly.
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    This road is difficult and beautiful at the same time, which is endowed with mysterious color and attracts many knights to conquer.

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    Yunnan-Tibet border, the beautiful road between the canyons, along the nu river upstream, we brothers started a new journey.

    Coming to the Yunnan-Tibet border, we officially entered the Tibetan area.
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    Farewell to the flat road, we rode into the non-asphalt pavement.

    On the left, there are cliffs and the raging nu river.

    On the right, there is a large rock face, on which the rocks are tottering.

    The water holes in the middle of the road and the stones that have rolled down make the cycling brothers be full of energy.
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  2. Smackit

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    I lived in China for 17 years. Every year I dreamed of making the "Tea Horse Route" trip up the Nujiang. It took 10 years to build that road between Chawarong to Chayu. Sadly, I was never able to make the journey. Please share some more pictures and the GPS track for the route.
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    The elevation gradually rises, mixed with the drizzle, the non-pavement sand and stones are still dusty.
    Famous locations, "tiger mouth" and "big quicksand" seem to await the arrival of Fufeng brothers.

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    But the real challenge begins on the 220km of unpaved road from Chawarong to Chayu - crossing three snow-capped mountains at an altitude of more than 4,500 meters without any supply points and before dark or risk life.

    After passing the first pass, they had to find a village to stay in in order to restore their strength.






    Altitude sickness and bad weather made our ride incredibly difficult. We hesitated and dithered, but continued on our path.
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    The 12-day Motorcycle trip was completed smoothly, but we will always remember the beautiful scenery and friendship along the way.
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    To be continued!
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    Thanks for watching!
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    Good grief. I get out of breath just thinking about trying to wrestle a GS up out of the snow. :baldy
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    The 2021 Fufeng brothers Tibet Xinjiang plateau motorcycle journey official started! (1)

    Thirty-seven motorcycles and two logistics vehicles gathered in Xining city on April 28 and set off for Tibet along the Tang-Tibetan ancient road along which Princess Wencheng entered Tibet, starting this year's Tibetan plateau motorcycle journey.
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    The first stop in Tibet is to cycle around Qinghai Lake to feel the enthusiasm of the people of Qinghai before entering Tibet.
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    This is the third consecutive year for Fufeng brothers to cycle around Qinghai Lake. It is still a clear sea and blue sky. With the sound of local hospitable gongs and drums, the Fufeng brothers' motorcycle slowly pulled out and set off toward the distance
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    Cycle around Qinghai Lake, after mountains and rivers, the world is worth
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    The meaning of finding lies not in the answer, but in the process.
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    Goncha, a paradise for fish and birds, where you can feel the true beauty closely.

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    We were in this beautiful natural scenery, looking for pure and beautiful away from the hustle and bustle. Seabirds in the sky seemed to welcome the visitors from far away.
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    We didn’t rush, we only felt the way. Stopped for a break and pulled out the snacks to enjoy the beautiful view.

    Seabirds smelled the fragrance of the food came over, share the food with birds. Perhaps, this is the harmony between man and nature.
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    The story of the Tibet to Xinjiang plateau motorcycle journey in 2021 has just begun!

    To be continued...
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    Explore the holy Yushu, the source of the Tree River Source by riding the "Tang and Tibet ancient road" (1)

    More than 1,300 years ago, when the Tang and Tibet kingdoms made peace with each other, Princess Wencheng set out from Chang 'an in the west on a long journey to the distant Tibet.
    From Chang 'an to Lhasa, it is about 3,000 kilometers long and almost runs through the whole northwest of China. It is now called the "Tang Tibet Ancient Road".
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    Most of the ancient road was inhabited by barren valleys and high snow mountains.Only after entering the beautiful Yushu, can you see the continuous meadows and rivers.
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    Yushu city is an important intersection point on the Tang-Tibet ancient road, and Jiegu Town, the seat of the prefecture capital of Yushu Tibet Autonomous Prefecture has been the folk trade center at the junction of Qinghai, Sichuan and Tibet since ancient times

    The crystal blue lakes, the vast green grasslands, the holy and charming snow-capped mountains, the ancient temples and white pagoda, as well as the birthplace of the mother rivers of the Chinese nation, the Yangtze River and the Yellow River, and the source of the Lancang River, the mother river that nourishes the six Southeast Asian countries, all belong to the unique beauty of Yushu.
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    The Fufeng brothers cycled to the Princess Wencheng Temple and used this history as a starting point to learn more about Yushu's cultural tourism sites.
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    The famous Gyêgu Temple
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    Explore the holy Yushu, the source of the Tree River Source by riding the "Tang and Tibet ancient road" (2)

    Follow the movement track of the brothers' cycling team in Fufeng and walk into the Xinzhai Mali Stone City.
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    It is a magical place with a history of 1700 years. Mani Stone Pile is a magnificent place with the largest scale in the world. It is also known as "the world's largest place for praying and wishing", and those who come here are shocked and amazed by it.
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    Explore the source of three rivers, holy Yushu. The source area of Three River is the largest natural wetland distribution area in China, known as "China's water tower"
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    Yushu is a lofty and thick land where you can escape the lure of material things, but not the call of spirit and heart, epic poetry and song.
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    The Fufeng brothers' two-day trip to Yushu is a journey of ecology, culture and belief. It is just like a dream, but it is as true as a legend that has been passed down for a long time.....
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    wow...one of the best travels you did.
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    Fantastic ride reports, I have followed and love them! I have wanted to tour your part of the world; since my Oriental Art History class in college, 1966. Thanks to Chinese Motorcycle Lovers, I am able to do a virtual tour. Then, to top it off, you are on motorcycles; which are my passion in life.
    Ride on my friends; stay Happy and Healthy!
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    No one rides a motorcycle made in China?
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    Meet the secret territory of eastern Tibet, the "sky city" Zizhu Temple (1)

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    Having experienced an altitude of more than 4,200 meters, the knights have gradually adapted to the plateau environment. After finishing the G214 National Road in Qinghai, we started our journey on the G317 National Road in Tibet.

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    The Fufeng brothers cooperated more and more tacitly.

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    Shared the dry food they brought and built a small stove by the side of the road. Simple, but fun.

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    The wind from the highland blew on the riders' faces. The arduous journey of Tibet has only just begun.

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    The road from the national road to Zizhu Temple is even more tortuous and difficult. The mountain road is full of sand, stone, and dirt, which are uneven and twisted. One side of the road is a bare cliff.
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    Along the twisted mountain road, the altitude of the 37 km journey increases by 900 meters! It's a risk in the risk. If not believers, it is difficult to reach, it is no wonder that Ding Zhenose Living Buddha once said, "Zizhu Temple is not for ordinary people, except for the very predestined people."

    Through such as hell as a dangerous road, we finally met the "city of the sky" Zizhu Temple!

    Situated at about 4,800 meters above sea level, Zizhu Temple is one of the highest monasteries in Tibet. Monasteries and monasteries seem to hang on the cliffs, like the spectacular city in the sky, which seems not to be a kind of existence in this world.
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    Holy-Elephant Tianmen, One step heaven, turn around is the world - Namtso the most fabled secret (1)

    Since ancient times, people have praised the Guilin landscape in southern China and the West Lake on the coast of the East China Sea in countless poems. But few people know that there is also a bright pearl on the northern Tibetan plateau, which is Namtso, the highest lake in the world.
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    Moreover, Holy-Elephant Tiananmen on the north bank of Namtso is "the beautiful scenery in the beautiful scenery", which is breathtaking.
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    Fufeng brothers into Tibet road, came to Namtso the most fabled secret - the Holy-Elephant Tiananmen.

    These days of riding on the plateau, accompanied by rain and snow, seemed to be in the depths of hell. But the beautiful scenery along the way continues to feast our eyes, and the road ahead is long but brilliant.
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    There are many legends about Namtso and the Holy-Elephant Tianmen in Tibetan areas.
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    Legend has it that Namtso in Tibet is a married couple with the sacred mountain of Nianqing Tangla not far away. When everyone mentions the holy lake, they always talk about this love story. But behind this love story, there is little mention of the Holy-Elephant Tianmen. Legend has it that 108 supernatural powers spent the night building the Gate for the couple the night before they wed at the sacred lake.
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    Namtso means "holy lake" in Tibetan and "Tengger Sea" in Mongolian. Its lake surface is 4725 meters above sea level.
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    Standing under the Holy-Elephant Tianmen, south is rolling Nianqing Tanggula Mountain, white, hazy, wearing a layer of the mysterious and charming veil.
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