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Pamir highway - from Beijing

So the planning starts for my Pamir highway trip in July 2024.

My rough plan is since I live in Beijing, I will get my motorbike transported to Kashgar. From there I will be making a border crossing from China into either Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan. I would like to do a loop that takes me back into China via the Qolma pass. Or I leave China via the Qolma pass and come back into China via Kyrgyzstan.

Whilst I know the Qolma pass is open (according to Caravanistan), I am receiving conflicting information with regards to if I (a foreigner) am allowed to ride my own motorcycle there from Kashgar, it is Chinese registered. I also need to work out what paperwork I need for taking a Chinese registered motorcycle out of China, with some people saying there's no paperwork needed and others saying I need a customs declaration form and a deposit.

Early days and in the meantime I ask questions, do a lot of reading, prepare the bike, buy stuff.

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