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From India to China by Bike

Hi all,

I hop to do a trip in Spring 2014 (Switzerland - Japan) and was wondering if it is possible to get from India to China.
I heard that you can enter China trough Tibet and Nepal from India, but it is hard to get a Visa to enter Tibet and you need to be a group of 5 with the same Passport.

I heard something about the Stillwell/Ledo road from India to Yunan(China)
But i did not found anything about if it is usable again...

So far the only way I found would be Pakistan and take the KKH to Gilgit and then to Kashgar in Xinjiang, China.

Anybody an Idea?
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I looked into this last year. It seems there are no international borders open between India and China (at least not open to non Chinese/Indians.) Unless things have changed in the last few months. There is a sizeable disputed border area between the two countries and they are not on the best terms politically.
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Hi wuming,

thanks for the Info.
So where did you end up traveling through?
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Long story, but from Kyrgyzstan to China to Mongolia. Second leg through China to Laos refused for reasons I don't want to go into here (you can check my blog if interested!)
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Thanks for the Information. I will check your Blog.
Was interested in where you entered China, but as you said from Kyrgystan and not from India
I will check that route too
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At least a few years ago, no way to cross India <-> China, unless you're a local. Tourists even needed special permits for Indian areas close to the Chinese border.
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thanks for the Information, looks like I need to find an other way ;-)
still time for that
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Hi all,

I hop to do a trip in Spring 2014 (Switzerland - Japan) and was wondering if it is possible to get from India to China.
I heard that you can enter China trough Tibet and Nepal from India, but it is hard to get a Visa to enter Tibet and you need to be a group of 5 with the same Passport.

I heard something about the Stillwell/Ledo road from India to Yunan(China)
But i did not found anything about if it is usable again...

So far the only way I found would be Pakistan and take the KKH to Gilgit and then to Kashgar in Xinjiang, China.

Anybody an Idea?
Tibet is now open for any size of the group, find a good travel agency to appply the temperory plate and licence in three months advance. Same as entering China from Laos.
There were about 20 vehicles arrived Kunming from Calcutta India. The caravan travelled through Bangladesh and Myanmar to China. It was a 4WD ralley organized by the government so all permites and paper works were sorted out. I doubt the borders between these contries will open in two years.
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