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  In recent years, inquiries for motorbiking and selfdriving in China are rapidly increased. Being a leading agent in
the field of adventure tourism, we have a rich experience in handling this kind of tours in China. However, there is a
strict regulation from government authorities for this kind of events since these are considered as risky activities.
 
  The motorbike or selfdrive routes mostly covers border regions or heavy populated areas in Central China, agents
should get permission for adventure travellers from Ministry of Tourism, Border Pass Administration, Military, Public
Security, Traffic Administration, Customs and Immigration Headquaters etc. If the route covers only one province,
all paperworks comparably simple since it can be done at the capital city of that province and it will take at least 1
month to complete all permit works.
 
  If the route covers two or more provinces, all permissions should be issued at Beijing on Ministry level first then
retrace again on provincial level. Thus, agent needs at least 3 months after having all information of client and
vehicle or motorbike. Since the process of permit works same for a single person and for a whole group, it is wise
to form up a group through clubs at least with over two vehicles or motorbikes for cross China routes to share the
expenses. For overland driving in Xinjiang only, one car/motorbike is fine.
 
  Compare to China, It is much easy to ride and drive in Central Asia Countries and in Pakistan. Hence, We suggest
clients to have overland drive /ride in the west China linking with Central Asia or start from Central Asia or
Pakistan and end at Zhangmu/Mohan/Friendship/Tianjin sea port through Torugart, Irkeshtam, Khorgos, Khunjerab,
Eronhot passes etc.
 
China Temporary Vehicle Licence
China Int'l Road Transport Licence
China Temporary Driving Licence
   
         
 
Required materials from foreign drivers for any groups who drive her/his own vehicle/motorbike into
China:
 
1. Passport Scan or Copy. (preferred scan)
2. Scan/cpoy of Home Driving License.
It might have information as: Name of driver, Gender, DOB, License Number, Issued date, Expired date, Driving
class/type (as what kind of vehicle allowed to drive).
3. Scan/Copy of International Driving License (permit).
It might have information as: Name of driver, Gender, DOB, License Number, Issued date, Expired date, Driving
class/type (as what kind of vehicle allowed to drive).
4. White color Photo of driver (with good quality).
5. Motorbike/Vehicle Registration Certificate
It might have information as: Owner of the Motorbike/Vehicle, Registered Country, License (plate) number of
Vehicle or Motorbike, Year of Manufacture, Tare weight of Motorbike/Vehicle, Value/Price of vehicle or Motorbike,
Type/Model of Motorbike/Vehicle, VIN/Chassis No of Vehicle/Motorbike, Engine No of Vehicle/Motorbike, colour of
Vehicle/Motorbike, number of seats, Cylinder capacity/CC Rate, Type of Fuel, Issued/Expired Date etc.
6. Side Photo of vehicle or Motorbike (with licence number on it).
 
If you have any inquiries about selfdriving/motorbiking tour in mainland China,    
please feel free to Contact/Write to our Adventure Dept Manager Abdulrehman
and Alim at any time.
       
       
Overland passes to enter and exit from China:
1. Torugart pass with Kyrgyzstan--170 kms from Kashgar.
2. Irkeshtam Pass with Kyrgyzstan--280 kms from Kashgar.
3. Khunjerab pass with Pakistan--120 kms from Tashkorgan and 420 kms from Kashgar
4. Khorgos pass with Kazakhstan--100 kms from Yining.
5. Takeshiken pass with Mongolia--90 kms from Qinghe County and 510 kms from Urumqi.
6. China Tajikistan pass Karasu is 250 kms from Kashgar but this pass is not open for third Country citizens yet.
7. Kodari pass with Nepal--730 kms from Lhasa.
8. Mohan Pass with Laos--180 kms from Xishuangbannan (Jinghong) and 690 kms from Kunming.
9. Friendship Pass with Vienam--15 kms from Pingxiang and 210 kms from Nanning.
10. Erenhot Pass with Mongolia--475 kms from Hohhot and 700 kms from Beijing.
 
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