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