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Old 27 Jan 2012
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Smile Karakorum Highway, Pakistan -> China -> Tajikistan Apr/May sharing guide costs

Hey there,

I'm just trying to gauge interest in doing the KKH from south to north sometime in Apr/May 2011. It looks as if there is plenty of interest in doing it from north to south and cost appears the only major drawback.

I'm in the process of investigating what is required - would be great to see if there are any others out there with the same idea.

And as we say in Australia, no 'gunnahs'.. only doers please.

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Hi drew
I think you mean 2012
If 2013 were in
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Cheers Clive!... yes 2012... it's been a busy week.

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Aprils and Mays can be cold in the upper parts of KKH. Beautiful valleys near the KKH like Deosai and Chapursan might be inaccessable this time of year. Main KKH would be open though and the international border also opens in early May.
Doing the KKH without Deosai would be unfair to the traveller.
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Thanks for the tips Omar..
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Hi Drewsome,

We are 2 guys driving from Shanghai to South Africa ob motorbikes and we plan to cross the KKH in early May after they open the border pass at Khunerjab.

We don't have an exact date right now but our trip will start in Shanghai on April 22nd, so we estimate around 2-3 weeks to arrive in Kashgar and from there to Islamabad over the KKH.

If it does make sense with your plans don't hesitate to send me a text/email.

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Hey Kali,

Looks like your going from north to south whereas I intend to go the other way.
Good idea though! lol

All the best,
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Hey drew.

My friend and myself are currently riding from Singapore to London on some old Royal Enfield's.

We're currently in Malaysia, tomorrow we begin Thailand and then freight to Nepal.

How solid is your time frame?

We are going to do the Pak - Tajikistan route, but not till the very end of July beginning of august because we have to meet some friends and family in India.

also your other problem with us is that we can't go faster than 70 - 80 klm




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Hi drewsome,

I am leaving Australia for my trip to Nepal/India/Pakistan/KKH then China/Central Asia/etc on 16 May (2 weeks time). I replied to a previous post. Don't know if you saw it. Let me know if you still want to get in contact.

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