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My boyfriend and his brother in law are planning a six month trip starting 1st September 2009. We are in the early stages of planning but the rough itinary is: (the dates are estimated departure dates from each country)
France 4th Sep
Switzerland 6th Sep
Austria 10th Sep
Hungary 14th Sep
Romania 18th Sep
Bulgeria 22nd Sep
Turkey 27th Sep
Iran 11th Oct
Dubai 21st Oct
India 25th Oct - 4th Nov
Nepal 7th Nov
China 1st Dec
Vietnam 5th Dec
Thailand 15th Dec
Malaysia 20th Dec
USA 9th Feb
Return home to UK 10th Feb 2010
I'd really love to hear from anyone who has visited any of these countries or done a similar itinary. Any advice or tips gratefully received.
Hi and welcome, most of the info you require is all here, just needs rooting out with a bit of time given to it, and then more specific questions can be asked which you will get a lot of useful response to i am sure.
The one comment i would make though is your chosen route and some time frames, especially regarding China into Vietnam in 4/5days?? Since you are at the very begining of your research this is the best time to clarify what time frame and where is possible for the route.
Best of luck.
Yeah, you must have a vehicle capable of flying then! Because coming overland from Nepal, in between those two, is a road distance of several thousand kilometres (maybe 4000, or even more?) plus the highest mountain range in the world, and the 4-5km high Tibetan plateau... and as we all know, December is winter in the northern hemisphere!
Even if you could do it weather-wise, which I doubt, you´ll still have to deal with the massive bureaucracy, to get your vehicle into China. Not impossible, but also not possible just by popping up at the border, and you´ll need to use a tour-operator inside China, arrange everything well in advance, etc. Search this site, there´s plenty of info about all these here.
Entering Vietnam with your own vehicle would be yet another challenge which, in case of motorbikes at least, is very unlikely to happen, cars or flying vehicles I dont know - but I´d first worry about that getting into China & crossing the Himalayas in midwinter-part.
A more realistic option to bypass Burma is shipping your vehicle from Nepal or India to Thailand or Malaysia.
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