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I will defiantly be taking you up on the Pakistan info when i find a route i want to take. what are the most popular routes in Iran and Pakistan? I'm really wanting to see more "country" rather than "city". also what should i be thinking about for food in the middle east? i want to take some army rations for emergencies but what are the main things i would be cooking each night? and also the big question of water availability
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a little piece of info

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I am planning that trip, but in reverse.

The biggest expenses will be shipping your bike, b/c Burma is still closed to vehicles you will need to fly your bike most likely from Nepal to Thailand.
It might be cheaper to have your bike shipped from India to Australia - and buy a 125 or rent a bike in Vietnam, and ride around S.E. Asia on it and sell, and collect your bike in Australia. I know XR250's can be rented in Hanoi for about $80 a day. Thats a lot of days if you factor shipping a bike there will be at least $1k (2 years ago it cost a friend $1600 for a GS).
Rule out China unless you plan on doing some seriously illegal stuff to get in, or spending a lot of money.

Take out upfront costs for however long you want (bike, gear, insurance, shipping, airfares), budget $50 a day for fuel/food/attractions/lodging (even if you are hoping to camp, some areas it may not be enjoyable due to weather/volume of people and getting a hostel/hotel might be less than $10 a night). Obviously it will be more for EU/Aus.

An XR400 would be a good bike to take IMHO - pretty well bullet proof and a lot of the parts cross over with the other Honda models that you will find everywhere. I would personally take something different, but thats mostly coz I am a bit sadistic like that.
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I am doing similar trip to you in 2014 and similar dates.

I am looking for someone to go through Pakistan with in August 2014 but can be felexibal.

Will PM you when I have posted enought to be allowed to.

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Same route towards Australia

Hello!

Just found this thread. I will head off from Bulgaria in July probably and want to cross Iran in August - September and than Sep/ Oct enter Pakistan. have read it's still a great time to do the KKH.


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If anyone is interested in joining me that would be awesome!
When Do you think to be around that area? What's your rough time shedule?

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hey I know this is an old thread but ive been saving my pennies and im back on track to do the trip! ive decided to leave early april from the south of france. if there is anyone out there that would like to join up somewhere along the way please let me know. I am still trying to figure out some small issues with paperwork. the biggest issue being the carnet... i no i need one to get into certain countries but i would like to keep the french registered bike in australia when i get there and put aus plates on it when i get home but not sure how to do this. anyone done this or know of someone who has?
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hey I know this is an old thread but ive been saving my pennies and im back on track to do the trip! ive decided to leave early april from the south of france. if there is anyone out there that would like to join up somewhere along the way please let me know. I am still trying to figure out some small issues with paperwork. the biggest issue being the carnet... i no i need one to get into certain countries but i would like to keep the french registered bike in australia when i get there and put aus plates on it when i get home but not sure how to do this. anyone done this or know of someone who has?
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What kind of bike you are riding, to import it into AU takes a lot of pain and money, actually if money doesn´t matter it´s easy I guess, but it must be a lot of money... On the other hand you can stay in AU for up to two years on your carnet, If you have the visa for yourself...
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I planing same trip from Croatia, but in 2015
currently girl and me work hard here in Canada to get some money for that trip
I will pay for Burma for sure, at least in one direction and i hope i will find some ship for Australia from East Timor..
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