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    Kathmandu to lhasa

    I am trying to plan a ride here in 2020. The problem is it says you need a guide? I read one place that it costs $1500USD pp for border entry? I am an American citizen.
    Has anyone done this ride? Maybe a blog about it?

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    Whilst there may be somebody along in a bit to help out have you tried the HUB? You'll defo get an answer there LINKY

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    The Chinese are a bit careful about who they let into Tibet, and acces gets turned off and on depending on what is happening in that country.
    As I understand it, even in mainland China you need to pay for a guide if you are using a foreign registered vehicle so I would guess that riding to Lhasa would be as restrictive and you should expect that any permission granted to be withdrawn at no notice.


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    Reading on HUBB a few people just turned up at a border crossing and got in with just a travel Visa some others were turned away.
    Pot luck I guess, I probably depended on the local border officials and their knowledge of the rules.

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    This trip sounds like it is going to be a pain at best, and a U-turn at worst.
    Has anyone had great luck using a tour company, vs doing it themselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobert View Post
    This trip sounds like it is going to be a pain at best, and a U-turn at worst.
    Has anyone had great luck using a tour company, vs doing it themselves?
    Try NomadicKnights . My Mate Alex Pirie does trips out there on the Enfield Himalayan and soon KTM's . He's a great chap and lives in Goa . He knows the country inside out and is doing more trips towards Tibet. Everything is sorted for you , just get your flights and beer money .

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    Whether or not the Chinese let people into Tibet or Western China, seems to vary at short notice and depends on what the minority people’s (Tibetan and Uigars) are complaining about having their counties colonised by Han Chinese.

    Add to that the normal Chinese limitations on foreign registered vehicles ( you need a escort) I would hate to base a trip on getting through the Chinese Nepalese border.

    I have been to the border, but was on a R75/6 back in 1978. No way you could cross then. When I was in Western China in 2008, the Chinese closed our planned border crossing point involving a 500 miles (beautiful) detour and would not allow access to Tibet.


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