R1200GS Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
is thread will be updated periodically to give you the details of an RTW trip started on June 20th 2014, and concluded on Sept 28th 2014. Vital stats: 98 days, 24,000 kms, 14 countries. This was not a true RTW but more a circumnavigation in the Northern hemisphere. The really interesting bits were in Mongolia, and the Russian Far East, including 2,200 kms on the Road of Bones, or the Kolyma highway from Yakutsk to Magadan.
The travel contingent was made up of two riders and two bikes. I was accompanied by my son Khitab and the rides were "BG" R1200GS 2012, and "Bassanto" G650GS 2009. We started from Lahore, Pakistan on June 20th, heading North East and crossed over to China after 1100 kms on June 23rd from Khunjerab a mountain Pass at around 16,000 ft. The Pakistan Customs in Sost were very friendly and helpful. The Chinese border guards were a rude and very inconsiderate.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
You had a great trip. We did UK via Russia to Canada, then US and back to UK. It took 6 months.
If we do a London to Oz trip next year, would you recommend a trip through Pakistan and over to India or via China and then South to Vietnam etc?

Is Khyber a good way or bad?
Nigel
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Hi Nigel, travelling through Pakistan and India will definitely be more adventurous and possibly less expensive. The issues involved are security, way too many check posts in Eastern Iran and Western Pakistan, carnet and weather specially extreme heat 43-47 deg C in summer. China is bureaucratic hassles, a bit bland after a while, and high cost. From my experience you cannot ride in China without an escort guide. Depending on the size of the group this alone could add US$200/day to the cost. There are no known security issues in China.

Khyber Pass is not recommended. It involves travel through Afghanistan and I would stay out of it, unless you are a trapeze artist who performs without a safety net.

If you come through Pakistan I can extend you all the help you may need in Lahore.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top