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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by sambor1965, Feb 7, 2007.
Ok, some more...
Czesc Samborek, photos: not bad at all!
Tell me, what was the deal with crossing the borders (Russia, Kazakh, etc) with a trailer of bikes that did not all belong to the van driver. Were the ownership documents of each bike owner and maybe a letter sufficient (all in Russian)?
And when you left the van in Kyrghizia to got to Tadjik, etc - no probs with the customs?
Did you need a carnet for all the bikes?
What a great report,, I loved it !!
I often fly over these mountains (Tian Shan) and have been in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan many times. I'd love to ride there too, and this report shows it can be done. I was told that motorcycles are prohibited in Tashkent.. How did you deal with that ?
There is a lot other pictures, but I hope I choosed the best for you. So last part...
Back on the right route
Between Kazarman and Jalalabad
After the pass near Jalalalalalabad
Song Kul lake area
I love this road. Will do it again this year...
Boys from Kara kul
Dirty part of Pamir Highway
Langar, village on the tajik-afghan border
Lake on the Naryn river
Well Russia is rather easy when you speak russian. Almost China: Nothing is easy, but everything is possible. Our paper were ok (except driving licence for so looooong trailor). We have provided all papers from bike owners and spend about 500 USD for bribes towards Bishkek.
We were stopped several times on the bikes but I feel free in these countries so we payed only once at Tadjik-Uzbek border. They asked 90 USD per bikes, but finally we paid 70 for all. It was possible to do it without money, but will took another 2-3 hrs.
No carnets are necessary in this area.
PS It is a pleasure to find your question. I studied some of your books before my Africa trip. What about your plans to ride north of Baikal?
Sorry men. Too late. I invite you for next year...