Crossing China - From Tajikistan to Pakistan

Discussion in 'Asia' started by lweisner, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. lweisner

    lweisner n00b

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    Dear Overlanders,
    two friends and i want to do a trip with our motorbikes, next year from Germany to Australia. We have a rough idea of the route we want to take in our mind. It includes Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgisistan, Tajikistan, China, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.
    During our research we recognized that the border between Tajikistan and China and the Qulma-Pass are open.
    Do you know if it's possible to use this route to cross China? Do the agencies we have to use even offer this trip or has anybody else already used this route and can share his experiences?
    It seems really complicated to plan the crossing through China and i'm very glad and thankful for any tips or recommendations you can provide.
    Best regards
    Louis
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  2. Ppimouss

    Ppimouss Adventurer

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    The Qulma pass is open, this I am sure.
    For the rest, I think it is possible, but it is going to be (very) expensive
    You need someone with the right connections to :
    - prepare the paperwork to get the bikes in and out of China
    - get you a provisional driving license
    - find a solution (special permit is possible, I heard) to get gas , because a foreigner cannot enter a gas station in Xinjiang.
    - get the permit for the last stretch of the Karakorum Highway
    and you will be escorted all the way (not a legal requirement);


    I have no idea how much, but to give you an idea,
    just for the paperwork to get my chinese bike out of China, it costs 700 euros + 7000 Euros deposit...
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  3. lweisner

    lweisner n00b

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    Thanks for your quick reply :)

    I think that's why you have to get an agency in China or am i wrong? I think they organize everthing for you, that's why it's so expensive.

    Have you done this route before or do you know anyone who has it done already and can recommend an agency? Until now i haven't found any agency who offers this trip so im very happy about any suggestions.

    Greetings
    Louis
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