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Anyone looking to fly Kathmandu-Bangkok mid-March?

Hello everyone
We wondered if there was anyone out there looking to fly their bikes from Kathmandu mid-March time. We are due to cross into Nepal early March (before the 4th) and will be looking to arrange things soon after that. We are on 2 BMWs and are looking to share some of the costs - eg. airway bill, dangerous goods charges, admin charges etc. (all charged per shipment not per bike), as well as getting the lower rate offered once you reach 500 kilos.
Anyone interested - email us from our site www.chasingthesun.org
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Lisa
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Hi Lisa,

Me and Graham are going to fly sometime near the end of March. We are teamed up for a double crate so can't help there but we will let you know about the best deals. Several people I have travelled with have just gone through so I am sitting on a lot of information atm.

Ride safe,
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I don´t think they´ll be shipping in this year´s March...

BTW, just out of curiosity, do Thai still fly bikes between Nepal and Thailand?

See, we flew our DL650 from Chennai to Bangkok about a year ago, and the shipping company clearly told us, that you´ll have to choose between Malaysian and Sri Lankan Airways, because Thai will not accept the bike as cargo. Could be also because they have a different type of plane flying that route, etc... or I wouldnt know, if the shipping company just didn´t want to deal with them.
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ahhh ok, could explain the blank website! You never know they could have got a little lost on the way!

I will let you know about cargo planes. Wont be in Kathmandu for a few weeks yet. How long did it take you to sort out the shipping stuff once you found an agent?

Ride safe,
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From the day when we first time took our papers to the shipping agent, to the day, when the bike flew, was about 7-8 days. But there was the new year in between,and if I remember correct, all offices were closed one day mid-week. Count that out, and I think if they´d had a more suitable timetable for flights, it could´ve been reduced to 4-5 days. The ´cooldown-period´ alone (after the crate has been left at the airport warehouse, and before they´re allowed to load it into an airplane) is 24 hrs.

And definitely a lot of paperwork & trying to find the right offices in India, but from what I´ve heard, could be a bit easier in Nepal. Was pretty easy to handle everything in Bangkok airport, though, but luckily we had a thai-speaking person with us, that did help!
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