A friend and I are planning a trip from The Netherlands to Shanghai this summer and we are investigating the possibilities to travel through China. We already found out that it is hard to arrange all paperwork for travelling with foreign motorbikes in China. However It is possible as long as you put some money on the table! You may say why go to china there are so many more countries in Asia which are far more easy and cheaper to enter... Well a friend of us emigrated to Shanghai and we are going there to drink a cup of Tea. I our opinion there is no better way than doing this by bike (no discussion possible)! I would like to know if there are other people around how are willing to join us crossing china. Our global plan looks as follow: From the beginning of June get as quickly as possible to turkey (all in between we will see on another trip) than into iran and through the stan's by Pamir highway arriving in the beginning of August in Kyrgyzstan From there we would like to enter China by Irkehstam and then cross China by Tibet towards Shanghai, for a duration of 30-35 days. In case this will not be feasible due to cost, the plan is to continue traveling into Mongolia to cross into China by the Erenhot pass somewhere mid September. We know that one guy is planning on traveling to Laos from Irkehstam and another one is planning to directly entering Pakistan... If someone is interested please let me know!