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We'll let you know. It's a bit of a dilemma. I think it's pretty steep timing-wise. 2,5 months for 12.000 km? I feel like I am rushing past too many things I wanted to see perhaps. On the other hand, it's doable and a tiny bit of pressure keeps one sharp. I can send you a PM with information we have so far.
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Hi Wuming
I and my wife are travelling with an iveco 4X4, we are at this moment in indian sikkim and planing to enter china from the pakistan KKH around first of september hoping to do the trip cross tibet to yunan to laos (not via golmud) do you have enough people? or still looking for others,
We have only 2 seats none for the guide but I could carry fuel for you or anything if needed
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Hello jean-claude. The problem isn't numbers, but the different entry point into China. From what I can gather, if a group wants to enter from different points (regardless of meeting up in Kashgar and continuing together); for the sake of the paperwork and Govt. requirements, they HAVE to be treated as two seperate groups for the duration of the trip. This doubling of paperwork massively increases the cost and we abandoned this option a while ago as being too problematic and expensive. If you are able to change your entry point to Torugart Pass from Kyrgystan, then it would be no problem. Otherwise, you would be better off advertising for people to join your own trip from the KKH through Tibet to Laos. You still have time to put it together. Sorry I can't be of much help.
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Wuming,
Are you still looking for riders? I was planning my own trip in the area and your route seems like a great way to kick off my travels. Let me know if there is still space.
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Hello ggemelos. You have a PM re.this trip!
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Also very interested if you are still looking for more, we are 2up leaving UK @early June.
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Hello niello8, you have a PM .
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thanks for the info! like bajatwin said it is a bit of a dilemma constricting time over a large distance. but im thinking it might not be that crunched. 7500ish miles, average is about 100 mile days. last ride we did 5000 miles in a month, this was a bit rough. Also weather wise, this might be better timing with the monsoon, winter etc.
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thanks for the info! like bajatwin said it is a bit of a dilemma constricting time over a large distance. but im thinking it might not be that crunched. 7500ish miles, average is about 100 mile days. last ride we did 5000 miles in a month, this was a bit rough. Also weather wise, this might be better timing with the monsoon, winter etc.
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Not wanting to sound like a wimp,,,,,,
But 100 miles a day is such a variance.
You would be better saying how many hours in the saddle every day.
On the M6 or the M1, 100 miles is but 90 minutes.

On the other hand, off track, 100 miles could be a couple of days, depends just how hard you want it.

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Vette, I agree, looking at the daily schedule as supplied, some of the days are low km days, but until I see what the road surface is like(assuming there is a surface), then it is hard to judge the speed.

I am used to about 8-10 hours per day
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Thumbs up Daily Mileage

Having just completed a trip similar to this one, the avarge allowance of 100 miles a day is definitely feasible. Our shortest day was 115 miles even on the worst terrain in Tibet and at high altitude, mostly it is easier riding than that and you can make up the time/distance on other stretches and still have plenty of rest time, I would think. Though I've not ridden into Laos.
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