I rode my bike to Nepal this year .. Turkmenistan, Pamir Highway, China, KKH, etc.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by emiles, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. emiles

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    Hi,

    Well, the title says it all.

    I left end of March from my home in Boskoop, The Netherlands.
    I arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal three months later.

    The route I took:
    *Germany
    *Austria
    *Slovenia
    *Croatia
    *Bosnia-H
    *Serbia
    *Montenegro
    *Kosovo
    *Macedonia
    *Greece
    *Turkey
    *Iran
    *Turkmenistan
    *Uzbekistan
    *Tajikistan
    *Kyrgyzstan
    *China
    *Pakistan
    *India
    *Nepal

    North Pakistan, Karakoram Highway:
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  2. azze007

    azze007 Save a horse,ride a BMW.

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    Great adventure!
    Upload more pics please :D
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    17.000 km one-way (the bike & I flew back from Kathmandu)

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    Iranian Kurdistan
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    You're da man!! More! We need more..!! :clap And please don't forget to post details about how it is to travel in Iran nowadays. Sir!
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    Yes, all that glitters is gold in Ashgabat. After about 20 gold Turkmenbashi's I stopped counting ..

    As for Iran: I loved it .. very friendly people (including officials).

    Actually, of all the 'special' countries I went to (ie everything east of Turkey), Iran was by far the easiest to travel. Great roads with perfect asphalt and easy to spot speed-cams.

    I loved my time there and would really like to go back. Such a nice place.
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    Between Ashgabat in the south and the Uzbek border in the north lies 600 km of the hottest desert in Central Asia. After 300 km, just beyond Darvaza, the road tuns into sand.

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    FatherX Escape Goat

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    Thanks for the variety.

    Ohio,USA is beautiful and I appreciate all the RRs from South America but wow these first pics are amazing.

    I love the architecture and of course streetside hookas. Who can't love that:huh.

    Looking forward to your story.
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    North Uzbekistan
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    This is one hell of a ride your taking us on....More, More, More.:clap :clap :clap
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    In Tajikistan, the roads became really bad. OTOH, the landscape became really spectacular.

    From the capital Dushanbe, I took the 'road' south-east to the Afghan border. I rode along the Afghan border to Khorog, where the Pamir mountains start.

    This, together with the KKH, was the greatest ride ever. I'll never forget the Afghan kids waving at me from across the river.

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    Kalajchum, Tajikistan
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    Towards Khorog, Afghanistan across the river
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    Khorog, Tajikistan, at the foot of the Pamirs
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    4.000m - 4.500m (checkout the ADV sticker)
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    KGB station, Murghab, Tajikistan
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    Halfway between Murghab and Kara-Kul, before the Tajik-Kyrgyz border
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