• All overnight stays in hotels, including breakfast; middle class accommodations typical of the country, upscale hotels in some cities, if available.
  • In Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and western Tibet, accommodation is often quite basic.
  • English-speaking tour guide on their own motorcycle
  • Mechanic to accompany the tour, universal tools, tire repair kit, etc.
  • For numerous countries, local country guides who speak the local language and know the culture; these countries include Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tibet/China.
  • Support vehicle for baggage and pillion passengers, with capacity to accommodate a motorcycle in an emergency for a limited period of time
  • Motorcycle shipping from Lhasa to the Chinese east coast and from there to Hamburg, Germany (further transportation within the EU possible for an extra charge)
  • All official permits for Tibet and the temporary import of a vehicle registered abroad into China:
    – provisional Chinese driving license
    – provisional Chinese license plate
    – deposit for the vehicle at Chinese customs
    – legally mandated vehicle insurance
    – customs clearance on entry and exit
    – all permits for China and Tibet
    – all official translations
  • State-approved and prescribed (English-speaking) Tibet guide from the Chinese border and for all of Tibet
  • All entrance fees as outlined in the program
  • City tours in Istanbul, Safranbolu, Amasya, Astrakhan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva, Dushanbe and Lhasa
  • Flight from Lhasa (or Dali after the extension) to Chengdu at the end of the trip
  • Hotel parking fees
  • Support for entry into Turkey, Russia, the Central Asian states and China