Originally Posted by saliadarunavuelta
I've answered back Wang Lun offering him the possibility of escorting us just in the frontiers, but he doesn't seem to be interested.
He's not allowed to offer just that service. He would loose his guide license.
One of the things that makes it so expensive for bikers is that the guide has to have a hire car and a driver. Seems most of the guides don't have (reliable?) cars. This also means you pay hotel and food for 2 people... and yourself.
I spoke to a group of Swiss that toured in a mobile home and the guide (Newlands Travel) rode in the camper they dined where they wanted.
As stated by others, Newlands seems to be the most honest and accommodating, but still has to work within the laws/rules that prevail.
On the shipping to India idea, it would be better to ship to Pakistan if you are thinking of trucks. Lots of Chinese trucks ply the KKH to Sost, but I have no idea how you would find out about that.
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