I consider myself to be fairly well travelled however I am relatively new to adventure motorcycling. My biggest trip to date was travelling overland from London to Thailand by train and bus in 2008. Traveling through Europe, Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, China, Vietnam, Lao, Cambodia & Thailand. On that trip I did about 3 weeks through Lao & Thailand by 250cc dirt bike and scouter. That really gave me the bug and I got my motorcycle licence when I got home to the UK.
I am still undecided on Pakistan. While part of me really wants to go, I would love to see the country and I would kind of feel like I cheated myself if I got the boat around however I am not sure if I can put my mum through the worry or am happy taking the risk myself. Things change so fast I have decided to leave both options open for now and will review closer to the time and then again on the road.
I haven’t got my notes on me at the moment but I believe a carnet is required for Iran, Pakistan, India & Nepal. If I am wrong I will post back later.