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Start / Finish: Western Europe location TBD
Route: Flexible. Thinking Turkey or Ukraine to Russia Kazakhstan to Mongolia, then backtracking (thru Tibet?) Kyrgyzstan Tajikstan Pakistan India Nepal Bangladesh Burma Thailand. From there may think about getting bike to South Africa and riding north thru East Africa.
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Great minds think alike hey Sinky, I've been in touch with Bing at Navo as well and he said there was already a group of three looking at August, so I guess that would be you? Getting the number of people up certainly helps get the price down. Have you seen any reports on Navo, any ideas if they're a good company?
Also been in touch with China Overland and Newland travel but haven't really talked money yet just made contact.
Hi buddy,

Please clarify the rule for crossing CHINA, that states "5 persons of the same nationality have to travel together". I was told this by my agent which is why I dropped the idea going thro CHINA apart from the unrealistic costs.

If you get a clarification on this please do post it too.
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"Hi benmac. Looking to do kkh sept oct 2015 also planing to go through burma on route to Singapore . To british guys on bikes . If you want to share cost of guide we would be happy to do so sinky"

Hi Sinky, yeah be keen to share a guide, that's possibly 4 of us for the kkh.
I'm not sure at this stage what dates for Burma. I hope to take my time and travel slowly but with a maximum 3 month visa in India maybe looking at Burma as early as January...unless I can do a couple of months in Nepal and Sri Lanka first.. still got a bit of research to do.. When are you looking at entering Burma?
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When you do come to India give me a shout for any logistic or help. I stay here and would be happy to help.
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Shiv, a KTM 390 is a better choice.
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Hi buddy,

Please clarify the rule for crossing CHINA, that states "5 persons of the same nationality have to travel together". I was told this by my agent which is why I dropped the idea going thro CHINA apart from the unrealistic costs.

If you get a clarification on this please do post it too.
I'm almost certain that isn't the case, irrespective of nationality having more people in the group just makes it easier, no tour company I've contacted have mentioned a minimum group size.
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Hi los Juana's regarding navo have read afew posts and they seem to reply to any enquiries ,have not been told of nationality rule ,ie 5 people . Have told Bing I have been in contact with u and others .keep in touch. Sinky
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I think we should move the discussion of getting a group together to cross China last summer early autumn over to a new thread so this thread can be kept as a list of trips heading east.

I have made a new thread here

China Guid Share - KKH - Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan August / September / October 2015
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Hi buddy,

Please clarify the rule for crossing CHINA, that states "5 persons of the same nationality have to travel together". I was told this by my agent which is why I dropped the idea going thro CHINA apart from the unrealistic costs.

If you get a clarification on this please do post it too.
I was under the impression that the requirement for everyone to be the same nationally was for Tibet only, but my information is about 6 years out of date.
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First post updated with Stofffl, LosJuajos & Drewafrica's routes.

Sinky57, we still don't know anything about you... vague route / bike / plan?
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Ok Kim . My plan is. 2 british guys.. 1 africa twin 1 XL 600 . Route France to turkey .georgia .russia. Kazakstan.uzbekistan.tajikistan .kyrgistan China. Pakistan.india .nepal .india.mynmar thialand .laos .cambodia thialand .singapore .depart France July 2015 sinky
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Hi Kayjay, nice to meet u on HUBB, I came from China. Refers to the rules you mentioned, "5 persons of the same nationality have to travel together", i'm sorry to hear that and you give up China part by this reason.

Hope my info is making sense for all friends:
1. For China, in principle there is no such rules. You can travel even just 1 PAX and there is no requirements on same nationality.

2. Some autonomous area sometime may have their requirements like Tibet. For this rule in Tibet, it happened before but it's not a absolute rules. Normally the policy of Tibet is not very fixed and we would update each March-April.

For more discussion welcome to write to me, by my HUBB email or abby.zhang@navo-tour.com.

Sincerely hope more guests visit and explore in our vast China and won't be trapped by government rules.


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Please clarify the rule for crossing CHINA, that states "5 persons of the same nationality have to travel together". I was told this by my agent which is why I dropped the idea going thro CHINA apart from the unrealistic costs.

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please update my entry

Start / Finish: UK to Perth, Australia
User: 'K3nny' (Kenny), Male, Australian, 32
Route: EU, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan*, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan**, China (KKH), Pakistan***, India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia (poss East Timor), Australia
Main Dates: Depart UK April/May, KKH Aug/Sep I guess, Aus before XMas nice but not essential
Vehicle: 96 Honda Transalp 600
Notes: Looking for travel partner/s through South Asia and share cost KKH. Keen for hiking side trips (Everest Base Camp anyone?).
*alt route via Georgia, Azerbaijan, cross Caspian, but shouldn't be necessary
**easier than Tajikistan by looks for AUS citz, plus the Badahkshan region might be a bit sketchy atm?
***alt route if Pak goes to pie would be to continue through China into Nepal, but cost for KKH alone already seems high
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Start / Finish: UK to Vladivostok (or possible UK south east asia if we can sort out where to ship from and find someone to travel through China with!!)
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Rout:Not set in stone but probably through Europe via Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan across Caspian sea Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, Russia - this is fairly flexible and could add Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan at some point.
We are also considering travelling to China and would probably enter in Mongolia and exit in Laos - although we need others to travel with and at the moment is proving difficult. hence Vlad plan
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