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Old 09-15-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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Question trip to China

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Does anyone have latest info on bike travel going East through Pakistan.
where to avoid, security escorts etc.

presume Turkey & Iran less risky.

thanks Joe.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:46 PM   #2
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No but I know a man who does.

Ps. Should've posted in the Asia-Pacific forum.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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Hi

Does anyone have latest info on bike travel going East through Pakistan.
where to avoid, security escorts etc.

presume Turkey & Iran less risky.

thanks Joe.

As I know China border is closed for riders on their bikes.:(

Pakistan is realy not so calm. You ll get escort with AK-74 even you are single tourist. Look here please:
http://kotya.net/events/india09/pakistan2.html
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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Eh? Silk road into China.

China borders closed to bikes, is disaster, how can U confirm this.

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Old 09-17-2013, 02:24 AM   #5
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China borders closed to bikes, is disaster, how can U confirm this.

Joe.

No, itīs not closed, but you will need to get in touch with a tour operator in China, who arrange a guide to meet you up at the border. The guide will travel with you in China. This has to be arranged months in advance, and it costs an astronomical amount of money compared to what the rest of Asia costs. You have to also think, if you want to support the Chinese government (thatīs where this money goes).
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:20 PM   #6
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I know only one man wno did it on his own bike:

http://www.petrukhin.kz/index.php/kr...3-world2009-10

The first part of this article about China is description of his ecstasy that he did it. So its realy not easy.

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Old 09-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #7
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I know only one man wno did it on his own bike:

http://www.petrukhin.kz/index.php/kr...3-world2009-10

The first part of this article about China is description of his ecstasy that he did it. So its realy not easy.
I know several people, who have done it. Requirement #1: REALLY deep pockets.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:15 PM   #8
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China is certainly possible, I am there now, as has been said you need to book a tour and be with a guide but this can be a convoy of several cars and/or bikes, our group has two 4WD and a Honda Africa Twin. It costs a lot and takes some organising but our guide has found us camping for nothing and great food for not a lot, for me it has been worth the expense to visit places I would not otherwise get to.
Routes are available from Kyrgyzstan or Mongolia to Pakistan, Nepal or Laos or the reverse of any of these.
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