Road To London 2019
Who's ready for a life-transforming journey? The next 52 days are likely to be some of the best of your life. Start driving towards the Tamu-Moreh border, the first of many international border crossings on this epic journey. Myanmar will soon have you swooning over with its ancient pagodas, scenic lakes and incredibly friendly people. Feel the calm as the spiritual vibes of Bagan and Golden Rock take over. After spending five nights in Myanmar, get back on the road towards the Myawaddy - Mae Sot border to reach Thailand. Time for some authentic pad Thai, coconut & lime Panang curries & sticky mango rice as you get a taste of Thailand. Three countries in a week, we are definitely off to a flying start.
Exit Thailand and cross the bridge on the Mekong river to reach Laos. Drive through the pristine rubber plantations of Laos and enjoy a short night stay in the remote, yet charming town of Luang Namtha, before continuing onwards to China. Get ready to be spellbound by the beauty, magnificence and charms of the 4thlargest country in the world. Eighteen days are yours to feast on Sichuan cuisine, discover the ancient history, explore the Great Wall of China and drive through futuristic roads, tunnels and bridges of China. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Leshan Giant Buddha, carved into the side of Mt. Lingyun, the colossal statue, which is over 1300-years old and considered to be the largest stone Buddha in the world.
When someone says Chengdu there are generally two things which come to mind, Pandas, which are native to Sichuan, and the fiery centrepiece of Sichuan cuisine called hotpot. A trip to the Ming Great Wall is also on the cards. Not only do you get to experience the grandeur of The Great Wall of China, but you will also get to escape the crowd. Continuing your drive through some of the most unexplored parts of China, slide or ride an ATV and lose yourself in the vast Gobi Desert. Drive through Xinjiang, the largest region of China and bordered by eight countries. A walk through the winding streets will take you through several mosques, perhaps the finest example of Islamic architecture.
After perfecting your chopstick skills and learning about thriving Chinese culture, you will continue onwards to 'Stan' countries. The first will be Kyrgyzstan that will have you driving on the high altitudes of Irkeshtam Pass, negotiating hairpin bends on the Pamir Glacier looking over steep valleys and driving amidst snow-peaked mountains. The long but mesmerizing journey from China to Kyrgyzstan will bring you to Bishkek, gateway into the incredible region of Central Asia. From Bishkek, you head to the 2nd largest city in Kyrgyzstan and home of Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire. Spend a few days walking around the old bazaars of this historic city before we continue our drive through ancient Silk Route and enter Uzbekistan, the 7th country on our itinerary.
Aptly described as Central Asia’s biggest draw, Uzbekistan is the regions piece de resistance. It arrives replete with welcoming locals, mesmerizing architecture and ancient cities immersed in the incredible history of the Silk Route. From vintage Uzbekistan and witnessing staggering yet underrated mountain ranges, you cross into Kazakhstan, the 8th country on our odyssey. During our three nights stay in Kazakhstan, you will get ample time to soak in the desert air while driving through the pages of history! Get ready to relish the glorious company of the vastKazakh steppes - extensive grasslands that offer a great turf to drive on as you cruise towards the largest country in the world, Russia, in your India registered vehicle. Now that surely deserves a pat on your back.
Fairytale castles, straight up vodka, and intriguing culture, driving through sprawling Russia will be nothing less than magical. In a short duration, you will get familiar with Samara, Penza and Moscow. You will get enough time to explore the grandeur of Moscow and to soak in the feeling of having driven all the way from India to Russia. Though it will be hard to leave Russia, the lure of Europe will put you back in the mood. Entering the Schengen Area comes with its benefits. No more border crossings while zipping from one country to another. Get in the celebration mode and enjoy some free time exploring Vilnius's charming old town, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Europe's largest baroque capital.
The last week before the trip culminates, they say, the journey must go on. Take time to explore the bustling and vibrant capital of Warsaw for some quintessential introduction to Polish culture. Next stop is Prague, 'the City of a Hundred Spires', The convoy will move out of Czech Republic, onto the Autobahn of Germany and on fast-track mode to Belgium. Embark on a short ferry ride from Calais, France to Dover, UK. Soak up your last dose of driving and feel the astonishment of how much you've seen on this expedition as the group comes together for our last and final stop, Westminster bridge with London Eye in the background. You will look back on this epic journey with the fondest of memories and the utmost gratitude.
INR 22,00,000 + 5% GST Per Person (EMI Option Available)
We like to stick to the designed schedule as much as possible. But, all participants must be prepared for changes in route due to uncertain weather conditions, road blockages and any other probabilities.
We recommend 4X4 Vehicles as some terrains may have gravel & dirt roads, high altitudes and steep climbing. Such a vehicle will withstand all terrains and give you a comfortable driving experience as well.
You have both options available. All vehicles will need paperwork like Carnet de Passage, which is like a passport for your car. We will assist in procuring the same whether the vehicle is owned by you or rented from us.
Most regions offer vegetarian food, though it may not be lavish. We will also be carrying some meal options with us in case of emergencies.
Our crew vehicle will be equipped with first aid kits and basic medical supplies. You must carry any prescribed medications that you take with you in abundance, as those may not be readily available in these countries.
Yes, we will help you get all the relevant documents like Visa, Carnet de Passage, permits and permission needed for driving across multiple borders. You will also be briefed about rules and regulations applicable in all the countries we will cross.
A detailed list will be mailed to you well in advance. We will assist you with each and every step with respect to procuring all the relevant documents both for you and the vehicle.
As long as you have an International Driving Permit and are comfortable with driving, you are welcome to join the team. No particular driving experience across borders or hilly terrains will hinder you, as we will be there throughout to help and guide you. In case you aren’t comfortable driving an SUV by yourself, you can still join this expedition. We will either club you with other participants or offer you a seat in our vehicle, to ensure that you have a comfortable journey.
We would like to limit the group size to a maximum size of 25 people.
Our crew will always be there to help you with breakdown and emergency situation.
Although fuel will be available throughout, but we still recommend everyone to carry Jerry Cans in case of non-availabilty in remote terrains.
We will be processing 10 visas for Indian passport holder to cover the entire journey. The participant must have passport validity until December 2022 and 20 clean pages.
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