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China Crossing (Pakistan—China—Kyrg) — Aug/Sept 2019

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:02 am
by swamp gum
// EDITED April 14 with current info //

Hi overlanders,

In the process of organising a self-driving China crossing in mid-August 2019. (Khunjerab to Irkeshtam)
So far, there are 5-6 vehicles in our group, so the cost is getting quite acceptable!

We are leaning towards going with West China Expeditions, and it looks like it'll be around 1100 USD per vehicle.
PM me if you think this might link up well with your plans, or join our facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990667254572822/

Jack

Re: China Crossing (Pakistan—China—Kyrg) — Aug/Sept 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:57 pm
by dylan.reid
Interested! :) I am an Aussie rider on a CRF1000 and my partner will either be pillion or have her own motorcycle. We want to cross China to Pakistan end of August... and leave all of September for Northern Pakistan and Upper Himalaya Northern India... then October for Nepal.

If you are considering a similar route then a 'good to know' is that a few key passes close out for riders generally some time October... my brother and I have been caught out before riding into late October... and quickly realised that it's good to be Lower Himalaya or Nepal come October.

Be in touch!

Re: China Crossing (Pakistan—China—Kyrg) — Aug/Sept 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:43 pm
by swamp gum
dylan.reid wrote:Interested! :) We want to cross China to Pakistan end of August...


Sorry mate, I think we're going opposite directions. I'll high five you on the way past :D

Re: China Crossing (Pakistan—China—Kyrg) — Aug/Sept 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:01 pm
by dylan.reid
swamp gum wrote:
dylan.reid wrote:Interested! :) We want to cross China to Pakistan end of August...


Sorry mate, I think we're going opposite directions. I'll high five you on the way past :D


One day I will learn to read :)

Re: China Crossing (Pakistan—China—Kyrg) — Aug/Sept 2019

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:59 pm
by swamp gum
OP here,
Just an update — currently aiming to cross into China from Pakistan around August 20.

Have one other couple interested so far.

Get in touch if you think this might work for you :D

Re: China Crossing (Pakistan—China—Kyrg) — Aug/Sept 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:29 am
by dylan.reid
We are TWO motorcycles riding from Khunjerab to Torugart in mid August - hope to join a group!

Re: China Crossing (Pakistan—China—Kyrg) — Aug/Sept 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:00 am
by swamp gum
Hey there, sounds like we are a good match!
Swing me an email at jackthoward (at) gmail.com and let's chat :)

Re: China Crossing (Pakistan—China—Kyrg) — Aug/Sept 2019

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:51 pm
by Kiddo1000
Hey Swamp Gunn,

Solo motorbiker rider here.

These dates COULD work for me too. It's kinda hard to predict when I will be in Pakistan but I think I could aim for those dates.

How soon before we cross do we need lock in the dates? 1-2 months or ASAP?
What would approx costs be?
Do you have a Facebook/Whatsapp group with all the travellers for the crossing you can add me to?

Sorry so many questions (first time doing this)

Thanks!

Re: China Crossing (Pakistan—China—Kyrg) — Aug/Sept 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:37 am
by swamp gum
Hi there,

No worries for the questions!

Fb group is a good idea — I've created one that you can join here and I'll invite the others now.

Most guides say they need 3 months lead time to organise all the permits, so would need to lock in by early May.

Join the group and let's keep in touch :)

Re: China Crossing (Pakistan—China—Kyrg) — Aug/Sept 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:14 am
by Monoxa
Great idea,I will definitely join the group. :)