23rd of August – 15th of September 2017
Kilometers Per Bike
Euros For 2 People
Liters Of Petrol Per Bike
Highest Point: 4703 m a.s.l
Lowest Point: 175 m a.s.l
~ 0.5 Euros per liter
Between 1 and 37 degrees
Up in the mountains the nights were already pretty cold (even risks of snow) but the weather was mostly good. Just one day with rain. Around Islamabad and Lahore it was still very hot.
Here some apps and webpages we think are usefull for travelling overland to this country
Websites: Caravanistan, Karakoram Bikers
Xenia: Food poisoning (got it from ice in a fancy restaurant where we were invited to), which had to be treated with antibiotics in India
Martin: Food poisoning (same place as Xenia), which got treated with antibiotics in Lahore
XTZ: One of the auxiliary headlights stopped working, as water came inside and we did not take care of it early enough (we got a new one on warranty from 4XLED)
The tarmac roads in Gilgit are mostly built by the Chinese and are amazing, the rest of the country has either very bad tarmac roads or just gravel
Visa: Everyone needs a visa in advance before entering the country. You need to organize this in your home country and in most cases you need a LOI (Letter of Invitation) for it.
Carnet de Passage: You need to have the Carnet de Passage to get into the country by motorbike or car
Insurance: We did not get one and we don’t think that there is a possibility to get one
Pakistanis love their tea and you will get loads of invitations for tea. The hospitality is amazing and we felt really safe and welcomed there.
Here some very country specific information:
Make sure you get yourself a map before entering Pakistan, we did not really find one there
The Heidenau K60 Enduro was the perfect tyre for us in Pakistan
A buff helps against the dust in the lower regions and the cold in the mountains
In search for a good, leight weight tent? Check out the one from LoneRider
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