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Himalayan Motorcycling tours

Dear Friends,

This is my first time on this site but found it pretty good for my subject.

I am a tour operator from Bhutan, with my passion and love for bikes and adventure, finally Himalayan-Adventures.com has been born, (under const.)

I am getting 14new KTM adventure Bikes 640cc for my tours which i intend to operate in the Himalayan Regions, in Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal and Sikkim.I intend to register the bikes with Bhutanese Number plates, but can anyone tell me whats a carnet?? and how i can operate my tours in these places especially with regard to passage. What are the procedures?

Apart from that anyone needs infos about the Himalayan Tours ask the Champ;-)

please help me and a free tour is guranteed keep in touch,

Bye all

kinley tshering,
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Carnet is the document that shows you are the owner of the vehicle that is mentioned in the carnet.

Its noted to your passport also, in your customs as you leave, so that you bring the vehicle back to your country.

Its purpose is to avoid the illegal import-export of vehicles between countries.

Goverments needs tax

By the way is there a chance to enter Bhutan from Nepal, through Sikkim ?

Nice Rides


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Carnet not required for taking Indian registered bikes into Nepal & vice versa, if taking Indian bike to Nepal then free entry for 2 weeks, after that either 25 or 50 nepaless rupees (can't remember) per day payable at customs office at Kathmandu airport. Very cheap option.


Don't know if same applies to Butan registered bikes - worth checking out though.

Am travelling UK - NZ leaving August & would love to be able to visit Butan but costs seem prohibitive & everything I read says you must fly in or out - can not both enter & exit via land borders.

Any advice/help much apreciated.
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I meant, of course, Bhutan not Butan
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Carnet not required for taking Indian registered bikes into Nepal & vice versa, if taking Indian bike to Nepal then free entry for 2 weeks, after that either 25 or 50 nepaless rupees (can't remember) per day payable at customs office at Kathmandu airport. Very cheap option.


Don't know if same applies to Butan registered bikes - worth checking out though.

Am travelling UK - NZ leaving August & would love to be able to visit Butan but costs seem prohibitive & everything I read says you must fly in or out - can not both enter & exit via land borders.

Any advice/help much apreciated.
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Nice rides!!
Thanks for the info i get some idea about Carnet!! i must check it out with our foreign Ministry, i am getting my machines by june-july and by sep-Oct, we have a ride from Kathmandu to Lhasa!!! and then back to Bhutan!!

You can enter Bhutan from Nepal and Sikkim, the border town of Bhutan is called Phuentsholing, and this town is about 5hours drive from Siliguri, in the state of WestBengal in India. From Siliguri Sikkim is about 3 hours drive, and Nepal border about 1 Hour drive. Bhutan does share a little border with Sikkim but its not motorable, just the mountains!!.

Keep smiling!

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Carnet is the document that shows you are the owner of the vehicle that is mentioned in the carnet.

Its noted to your passport also, in your customs as you leave, so that you bring the vehicle back to your country.

Its purpose is to avoid the illegal import-export of vehicles between countries.

Goverments needs tax

By the way is there a chance to enter Bhutan from Nepal, through Sikkim ?

Nice Rides

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Hi Parkie

Thanks for your message!. Your travel plan sounds good...If you want to enter Bhutan with your m/bike you don't need to fly one way..

But price is high no doubt, 240USD/night, only after making the tour payments visa is granted, and clearance has to be sought prior to entry into Bhutan, Visa clearance will be faxed to you, and on arrival at the border town visa will be stamped and visa fee is USD 20.

Well mate if you want me to arrange your trip let me know...it will be an honour.

If you are really serious about visiting Bhutan on your bike, start planning your Itinerary!!

Kadrinche and Tashi Delek!!

Kinley

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US$240 per day puts Bhutan well out of my price range & most other overlanders.
Shame really.
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