Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Southern Asia

Southern Asia Topics specific to Southern Asia, from Iran and Armenia east through Pakistan and India to China / Vietnam / Indonesia.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Calendar Contest Voting is now CLOSED. Results to be posted shortly.


Motorcycle travel in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13 Oct 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 16
india to SE asia over land

plan to travel overland in car from india to SEasia in jan 09,abt 5 months trip.will be glad if some one allready done this willing to share experience and info.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13 Oct 2008
MikeS's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: KL, Malaysia
Posts: 1,144
So which route are you going to take? Burma?? You can't actually go overland from India to SE Asia unless you go via China which I understand can be pretty expensive. I had to fly my bike from Bangkok to Kathmandu.
__________________
Mike


www.singapore-scotland.blogspot.com
www.argentina-alaska.blogspot.com
My little Vid: India/Pakistan

BMW R1150GS
Suzuki DR650 SE: Ride it like ya stole it. Oh, somebody just did...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13 Oct 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 1,560
Quote:
Originally Posted by travel View Post
plan to travel overland in car from india to SEasia in jan 09,abt 5 months trip.will be glad if some one allready done this willing to share experience and info.
If you want to stick to your plan going "overland", you will be faced with the almost impossible task of getting your vehicle to Burma. Put simply, that won´t happen.

Or, you have the possibility to go to China, which will put the Himalayas or other considerable natural barriers on your way, especially wintertime. And also Chinese bureaucracy, miles and miles of red tape, which based on what Ive read mostly on this site, seems to be negotiable, somehow, but by no means easy. Or cheap. Or quick. Very troublesome, expensive, and time-consuming. But possible.

These, plus the almost total absence of passenger ferries in the region, are the reasons why most people freight their vehicles across the Bay of Bengal.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 14 Oct 2008
beddhist's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Whangarei, NZ
Posts: 2,225
We went through Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan, but the cost is really prohibitive. However, if you are one of the many Indian millionaires then try contacting transhimalaya.com. They were very good and efficient.
__________________
Cheers,
Peter.

Europe to NZ 2006-10
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 15 Oct 2008
Super Moderator
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Nagano, Japan
Posts: 727
Quote:
Originally Posted by beddhist View Post
try contacting transhimalaya.com
Are you sure that is the right URL?
When I try to access, transhimalaya.com is not operating (URL is for sale).
Please correct the URL if you made a typing error.
__________________
Japan touring information
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15 Oct 2008
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: uk, but on the road for now.
Posts: 636
correction

Trans-Himalaya - Specialist tours through Tibet and the Himalayan Kingdoms
__________________
Current trip BA to NYC: www.facebook.com/curryhunt

India and back 2009/2010:
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 15 Oct 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 16
arun

thanks to all,do u have idea about renting cars for self drive in each country,, if it becomes to expensive,not possible due to permissions to travel in my own car,my alternate plan is to hire self drive car in each country.
regards arun
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 16 Oct 2008
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 21
Arun, S. E. Asia is very big and varied, better you tell us what countries you hope to visit, then we can help you better.

In Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia you can hire cars, but to get good priced local deals you would need to take your car back to the place you hired it from. Only the big international car hire companies may allow you the hire and return a car at a different point. And I'm not sure if that is available or not.

Dean
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 16 Oct 2008
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,366
Quote:
Originally Posted by travel View Post
thanks to all,do u have idea about renting cars for self drive in each country,,
It may be as cheap to rent a car and driver .. the driver uses their own car - they know the road, road behaviour and might even act as a rough guide ..
__________________
---
Regards Frank Warner
motorcycles BMW R80 G/S 1981, BMW K11LT 1993, BMW K75 G/S
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 20 Oct 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 16
hi dean, bangalore>kolkata>darjeeling>tibet>china>laos>viet nam>combodia>thailand>malaysia>sp.
hello frank,driving and nature photography is my passion,but agree with u points. my present plan is drive my car from bangalore up to sikkim abt 3 weeks stopping by few intresting places.(i have done south india,west india,north india many time in my car each time abt 15 to 20 days ),park the car in mitubishi service station,use bus and train to cover china ,from vietnam if things are favorable would like to use self drive car for rest of SE asia ,i will miss my car which i have modified with some facilities which is suitable for long trips
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 20 Oct 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 16
the distance b/w imphal(india) to mandalaya(myanmar) is abt 350 kms,from mandalaya to chiang mai(thailand) is 450 kms by road.(1)is it possible for travellers to take local bus or lacal taxi between imphal to mandalay and mandalay to chiang mai to travel over land from india to thailand?.(2)also is it possible to use myanmar local cargo truck to ship our vehicle from indian border to thailand border since myanmar will not allow us to drive or ride to pass through myanmar in our own vehicle.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 20 Oct 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 16
if any one has travelled from imphal>mandalay>chiangmai by road using local taxi or bus,please share the info
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 23 Oct 2008
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Warsaw
Posts: 23
Hi Guys,

I am planning to make a route through Asia next year. O thought to go from Kyrgistan through China to Laos. Besides all of the expenses in China, I have just receive information from one of the Chineese agencies, that it will be prohibited to ride own bikes (even with the assist of Chineese agency) through Tybet starting from January 2009! Have heard anything about this?

Cheers
Aleksandra
__________________
Aleksandra

www.worldonbikes.pl
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 25 Oct 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 1,560
Quote:
Originally Posted by travel View Post
(2)also is it possible to use myanmar local cargo truck to ship our vehicle from indian border to thailand border since myanmar will not allow us to drive or ride to pass through myanmar in our own vehicle.
i think it might be much easier to freight your bike from India->Thailand, and go backpacking through Burma. Freighting your bike from India, and backpacking through Burma might not be as simple as it sounds, but getting your bike freighted through Burma could still be in yet another league.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 5 Nov 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Worthington Mn USA
Posts: 172
Laos

Looking for anyone that has been to Laos on motorcycle as I would love to email others that have been there or are thinking of going. I am thinking of going in Jan. 2009 and renting a motorcycle there.
__________________
Larry Davis
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone shipping to Asia from India soon? chris Aus Travellers Seeking Travellers 5 20 Nov 2008 11:32
Timing SE asia/india al_baylis Australia / New Zealand 2 24 Jan 2008 02:27
rtw again from pakistan to india se asia oz nz ... vincent danna Travellers Seeking Travellers 16 25 Sep 2004 04:48
rtw again from pakistan to india se asia oz nz ... vincent danna Route Planning 2 28 Mar 2004 21:26
Xmas in Asia, India mmaarten Travellers Seeking Travellers 10 25 Dec 2002 14:43

 
 



HU DVD Spring Special!

Buy the Achievable Dream Collectors Set and get Road Heroes Part 1 FREE!

Achievable Dream - The Whole Enchilada!

Cooped up indoors in crap weather? Binge watch over 20 hours of inspiring, informative and entertaining stories and tips from 150 travellers! Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to order them both and use Coupon Code 'BoxSet+' on your order when you checkout.


What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders


contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!




New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.



Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!






All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:03.