The Longest Way 2.0 - Back to Xinjiang

  • Published on Aug 14, 2013
  • This video is about two summers of walking through Northwest China, roughly 1000km. Want to know more? Read my blog post here:
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    ▶This is the second part of The Longest Way.
    ▶The footage is from 2010 and 2012, a summer stroll from Urumqi to Khorgas (865km).
    ▶Equipment: GP2, DSLR+16-35/70-200, PP, AE.
    ▶Drawings: Jia Meng.
    ▶Soundtrack: Peter McIsaac Music - "See You On The Other Side" / Chris Haigh - "Elegant Euphoria"
    ▶Don't forget: The road is at your feet, and the world is yours.
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Comments • 595

  • Jappan Behl
    Jappan Behl 11 days ago

    How do you eat tho

  • DaGamingMonster
    DaGamingMonster 13 days ago

    Ive thought of doing something like this like travelling around the world and writing everyday experiences in a journal

  • Kian Siong
    Kian Siong 17 days ago

    I also want to do this

  • Sadman1279
    Sadman1279 2 months ago

    This guy should have a world record

  • Rehaan Faiz
    Rehaan Faiz 2 months ago

    Can i Join with you

  • cacolefemme
    cacolefemme 3 months ago +1

    Thank you for this.

  • 獨行Man萬里
    獨行Man萬里 3 months ago


  • Oc Boi
    Oc Boi 4 months ago +1

    Ello? Is there's anyone from 2019?

  • Rudy Alfonsus
    Rudy Alfonsus 5 months ago +1

    someone should try to walk the silk road ( edit: OBOR) path and put on youtube. must be interesting

    • Rudy Alfonsus
      Rudy Alfonsus 5 months ago

      Christoph Rehage oh wow. sorry didnt realize 😂

    • Christoph Rehage
      Christoph Rehage  5 months ago

      I am on the Silk Roads. OBOR is just an arbitrary name.

  • Kevin Lee
    Kevin Lee 5 months ago

    Definitely a legend

  • Dr Evans
    Dr Evans 6 months ago

    you are legend !

  • Mohamed Anouar
    Mohamed Anouar 6 months ago

    Am surprised that this channel has only 97k ???
    You are amazing man ... i really wish to do this one day
    keep going

  • Peihui Cao
    Peihui Cao 6 months ago

    老雷, 已经不记得多少年前看过你的1.0版徒步了, 印象深刻, 一直记忆犹新. 很高兴看到你的2.0版. keep going.
    你自称自干五, 我想你是真的很爱中国.

  • 啊涛
    啊涛 6 months ago


  • Boogey Gaming
    Boogey Gaming 6 months ago

    I doubt he would do South America. Too freakin dangerous.

  • Desmond Lee
    Desmond Lee 7 months ago


  • Leonardo
    Leonardo 8 months ago

    Free East Turkestan, greetings from Italy!

  • Mox ಠ ᴥ ಠ
    Mox ಠ ᴥ ಠ 9 months ago +2

    can't wait for death stranding

  • Prabhakar Tadichetla
    Prabhakar Tadichetla 9 months ago

    Chris ,wat is the reason behind your long walk?

  • Minh D Tran
    Minh D Tran 9 months ago

    What an adventure live u r living

  • Mikel L
    Mikel L 9 months ago

    me quito el sombrero!!!

  • 尘.
    尘. 10 months ago

    Thank you for you took those beautiful or sad pictures about china to let us to thinking of……we really should appreciate it!

  • Robert John Simpson
    Robert John Simpson 11 months ago

    Just watched this video for the first time. The graphics and production are Hollywood level ($) quality. Keep going Christoph

  • Flash
    Flash Year ago +1

    You edited your videos excellently. Great job for both walking and photography. Well done. Thanks.

  • I'm Not Tourist
    I'm Not Tourist Year ago

    nice video i love the view cant wait to china

  • yolo le
    yolo le Year ago


  • Frank Hero
    Frank Hero Year ago


  • zerotonine807
    zerotonine807 Year ago

    Amazing footage....inspiring

  • cooper vincik vlogs

    Sequels are always terrible

  • plz no
    plz no Year ago

    Did you get home??? But still u are incredible I'm subscribing for u

  • Luuky Luuk
    Luuky Luuk Year ago

    This is soo amazing....... you are a wonderfull man

  • TheSilentWay
    TheSilentWay Year ago

    Goosebumps alle the way. Awesome bro

  • inferno blaze creeper


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  • Sameer Sangwan
    Sameer Sangwan Year ago

    fuckin awesome

  • Jacob Jacques844
    Jacob Jacques844 Year ago

    Tienes nuevo suscriptor. :3

  • Phua Ann Lih
    Phua Ann Lih Year ago

    Are you a walkathon guy?u seem to like to walk a lot and travell

  • Dominic Mcg
    Dominic Mcg Year ago

    This looks amazing, lots of questions... How did you keep all of your gear charged? How dangerous was the walk? How did you keep track of where you were and where you were going (AKA not get lost)? What contingency plans did you have for if you became ill or were injured? What languages did you learn for/during the trip and did you know Mandarin/Cantonese before you started the first walk? How much did it cost overall for the whole walk? How did you select your route? etc...

  • DJ Howard
    DJ Howard Year ago

    I wanna know what is your main job?

  • ไมค์ ฮิกส์

    how do u get past visa issues??


    I love his life

  • Crimson
    Crimson Year ago

    Best lamb you'll ever eat is in Xinjiang

  • Bryan Disla
    Bryan Disla Year ago

    Did anyone notice the cows trying to mate

  • Andy L.
    Andy L. Year ago

    If i had one person to leave behind a legend

  • ALI-A Oh yeah yeah

    I walk a lonely road to tesco every friday

  • AlienHunter SD
    AlienHunter SD Year ago

    I think you have same blood like Forest Gump... Never Quit...

  • Chercheur M.ⱯKÊDÍⱯ

    A special place for everyone : a heart with peace and open-minded

  • Yumeko
    Yumeko Year ago

    thats bautifull ❤

  • Sonja Bauer
    Sonja Bauer Year ago

    Was für tolle Bilder. Das kullern einem echt die Tränen in die Augen. Wirklich wunderschön! Danke dafür :)

  • Eratosthenes
    Eratosthenes Year ago

    I'm 24. Fat, has anxiety and deals with depression. I'm trying to establish my life and feel I have to get myself together before doing somthing like this... But maybe I have to do something like that in order to get myself together? What should come first, the chicken or the egg?

    • Christoph Rehage
      Christoph Rehage  Year ago

      Looking forward to hearing about your adventures!

    • Eratosthenes
      Eratosthenes Year ago

      Hey thank you so much for the kind words man... Yeah I get what you mean. I'll try to find a way out and then I'll definitely go on some adventure

    • Christoph Rehage
      Christoph Rehage  Year ago

      Hey buddy, I don't know what to say, but I'll try anyway. 24 is a young age. Being fat is bad if you want to change it, but if you feel fine with how you are, then it's totally okay. Depression, however, is a serious issue and needs treatment. I don't think a walk can help much with that. But maybe, after treatment, you will go on a walk anyway, not because you want to improve yourself, but just because you want to have fun. And fun it is! I wish you all the best, dude. The world is waiting for you.

  • 虞海
    虞海 2 years ago

    Got a camel?
    Now you can start the Kashgar-Hotan-Qakilik-Guazhou route. The deserted National Highway 313 has no auto traffic, and would be good for you.
    However, do at your own risk.

  • Animation Nation
    Animation Nation 2 years ago

    when you can't afford a plane ticket

  • neo wang
    neo wang 2 years ago


  • danthor45
    danthor45 2 years ago

    want to watch this all day. need more. what a free feeling you must have

  • Leonardo di parma
    Leonardo di parma 2 years ago

    wow I loved this video , I'm learning 中文 on my own , now I feel more compelled to learn even more , my dream is to go to China one day , good luck on your journey and may God keep you from harms way and protect you always

  • SciBlast Official
    SciBlast Official 2 years ago +1

    Hey, if you didn't catch his last video... here is a recap.
    WARNING: Do not click on these timestamps, it only works on the original video.

    The distance from Beijing to Ürümqi is around 590 hours long if continous and covers 2,897,300 meters.
    In comparison, here are other things covering 1-10 megameters (space)
    1,578,000 meters - Titania, largest moon of Uranus (around 1:29)
    1,960,000 meters - Longest axis of 136108 Haumea (because it is oval) (around 1:43)
    2,326,000 meters - 136199 Eris, second biggest dwarf planet (around 2:00)
    2,372,000 meters - (134340) Pluto, smallest planet, biggest dwarf planet (around 2:01)
    2,707,000 meters - Triton, biggest moon of Neptune (around 2:09)
    2,897,300 meters - Distance of this voyage on foot (around 2:13)
    3,122,000 meters - Europa, smallest Galilean moon of Jupiter (around 2:16)
    3,175,000 meters - Distance of this voyage on car (around 2:17)
    3,475,000 meters - The Moon, only moon of Earth (around 2:25)
    3,643,000 meters - Io, Galilean moon of Jupiter (around 2:42)
    4,646,000 meters - Actual length of the voyage

  • Beatsify
    Beatsify 2 years ago +10

    1000 KM is a lot of eggs on Pokémon Go

  • duttylin bhai
    duttylin bhai 2 years ago

    Man... I just love your videos. :)

  • marte me
    marte me 2 years ago

    Beautiful video ^_^

  • Kristhor
    Kristhor 2 years ago +1

    I read this selfhelp book and the tip it gave to me is that when you really want to do something that seems out of reach, mark a date. doesn't matter when that date is, just be realistic and be ready to work hard for it. And last year I made my first, but short backpacking trip which lasted 5 weeks, but it won't be my last.

  • Alip
    Alip 2 years ago

    Xinjiang my home ,best place in China, best food, freindliest people damn I miss home

  • Just Doing My Thing
    Just Doing My Thing 2 years ago +10

    My names Forrest, Forrest Gump

  • Tianyou Ni
    Tianyou Ni 2 years ago


  • Fotis Mnts
    Fotis Mnts 2 years ago +7

    This guy deserve more subs ... Come on...

  • hansamuarudo Do
    hansamuarudo Do 2 years ago


  • Bantugal
    Bantugal 2 years ago

    No entiendo porque tenia ganas de llorar mientras veía este video, supongo que es porque me alegro de ver que otros consiguen cumplir mis sueños .Muy inspirador Christoph Rehage.

  • Navajo Person 4Head lol
    Navajo Person 4Head lol 2 years ago +1

    He ever meet that girl again? On the beach, and such.

  • Savage Rice Cake
    Savage Rice Cake 2 years ago

    I have no idea how you manage your visa since tourist visa only last for 30 days.

  • Anything but good content

    I think you used the music really effectively. btw, what is it?

  • 姜璐
    姜璐 2 years ago

    like your your spirit, reminds me how many ways i ve been walked through and that feeling. like the song, how many roads must a man walk down, until your call him a man.

  • charlie lee
    charlie lee 2 years ago

    nice,xinjiang,welcome come back again at a future time

  • Matthias Egger
    Matthias Egger 2 years ago

    Indian wipe that ikicrg indication violent.

  • kenoalbatros
    kenoalbatros 2 years ago

    Wow that's amazing! How do you plan your walks? It sounds interesting

  • Noob Tube Redstu
    Noob Tube Redstu 2 years ago

    and i thought walking up hills were hard

  • Karl A.
    Karl A. 2 years ago

    I'd like to do something like this someday, who wants to join? Haha

  • Nikodem Starziccho
    Nikodem Starziccho 2 years ago

    This is beautiful, I truly hope you found what you were looking for :)

  • Likwai Chan
    Likwai Chan 2 years ago

    Inspired me a lot,gonna do this someday

    DREW McFLY 2 years ago


  • Matias Rømer
    Matias Rømer 2 years ago

    this man truly knows how to live life :O wow

  • Lemon Ice Cream
    Lemon Ice Cream 2 years ago +1

    was it dangerous? how did you get the money?

  • Futurewinter
    Futurewinter 2 years ago


  • heiiiden PLAYS
    heiiiden PLAYS 2 years ago +1

    Such an inspiration journey, you are so amazing

  • Fathi Ansory
    Fathi Ansory 2 years ago

    I wonder if you can work part time, earn money while moving, staying in someone house, look for your own food, making friend, that would be great unforgettable life experience I would had

    • Fathi Ansory
      Fathi Ansory 2 years ago

      +Liz what happen to you bro? watching too much anime?

    • Liz
      Liz 2 years ago

      I'm the same way lmao

    • Fathi Ansory
      Fathi Ansory 2 years ago +1

      unfortunately im a shut in boy live a retarded life

  • Peter Boukhalil
    Peter Boukhalil 2 years ago

    how much money did you spend

  • Wacky Tic Tac
    Wacky Tic Tac 2 years ago

    I want to do this

  • Chef
    Chef 2 years ago

    where do you sleep

  • naked king
    naked king 2 years ago +24

    how did nobody try to rob or kill you. did you know the language to get things done like staying alive?

    • Siyuan Feng
      Siyuan Feng 14 days ago

      China is very safe. Also why would anybody rob him? He sure got not much money with him.

    • Kk Jj
      Kk Jj Year ago +1

      China is safe:-)

    • Jacky Z
      Jacky Z 2 years ago +3

      +karbi T eh, most of these areas's he is in don't seem to get many guests.

    • karbi T
      karbi T 2 years ago +5

      i think you will be okay in asia their are friendly to guests from other countries

    • Jacky Z
      Jacky Z 2 years ago +1

      +NakedKing No problem

  • Multiborg
    Multiborg 2 years ago

    Normally, I don't comment on videos, but I must admit that your videos are amazing and deserves more attention

  • InfinitWorld
    InfinitWorld 2 years ago

    shit will there be a 3.0?

  • Trangs
    Trangs 2 years ago

    Deine Videos sind so cool !! :) Da möchte man am liebsten auch gleich wieder los :)

    • Yan Zuhan
      Yan Zuhan 2 years ago

      nach Xinjiang? willkommen.

  • Stefan Stiller
    Stefan Stiller 2 years ago


  • EisteePunk
    EisteePunk 2 years ago +1

    3:02 This Kid... holly cow :o
    He probably got more strenght than I do ;

  • FrownyMascot
    FrownyMascot 2 years ago +2

    you could have hatched hellllla pokemon!

    • Mangoes
      Mangoes 2 years ago

      too bad Pokemon go wasn't there in 2012

  • X_Franklin _X
    X_Franklin _X 2 years ago +24

    do you just save a bunch of money and go or do you find jobs along the way?

    • pain is hilarious. hahahahaha
      pain is hilarious. hahahahaha 2 years ago

      nah he saves the money it will take a long time because you need an application signature and it will take 2 years of travelling

  • G.Lee
    G.Lee 2 years ago

    Im surprised no one stole that nice camera yet!

  • simonwallichi
    simonwallichi 2 years ago

    Awesome video man! Living life to the fullest!

  • Jana Kuhnert
    Jana Kuhnert 2 years ago +12

    Touching. this world is so beautiful

  • ElTano
    ElTano 2 years ago

    You are a master !!!! greats videos ! i have subscribe ur channel immediatly !!! :-) have fun man !!!

  • EmmyZz80
    EmmyZz80 2 years ago +1

    this is freedom :)

  • Micoola
    Micoola 2 years ago

    I'd likely go mad