Mount Everest Base Camp through 6 Chinese province.

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  1. yempaul

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    I'm sure you'll have a go someday ...
     
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    Thank you Alex. Anytime you need infos, just give me a shout.
     
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    Videos

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    wow, what a phantastic trip!
    so sorry that accidents disturbed this trip of life.

    Could you please advise which software you use to create the movies?
     
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    The accidents were unfortunate where some could be avoided while the rest were just plain unlucky.

    Anyway the video was pieced together by another rider, he uses Power Director
     
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    Brilliant videos, makes you feel as if you are actually there.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Thank you very much for the info and the videos :happy5:
     
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    Really awesome trip report. It's great to see your dedication to planning this seemingly impossible trip paid off in such a big way.

    What an adventure! It's truly inspiring.
     
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    Everyone went home happy, well almost everyone.
     
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    Was talking to a friend about how I'm a little disappointed those BMW adventure bikes had so many technical problems (accidents don't count, obviously)

    What's your opinion on this? It would be fun to see a list of technicals: Date/Bike/Incident - that would show which bikes did well and which should have done better.

    Or is it just that there were mostly GS-s on that trip so if something failed, chances was it was a GS.

    They look so tough with their RTW panniers and various add-ons; and they're great road bikes. But for adventure... is it really just marketing?

    The scooters did well as one would expect, and if you'd brought a Honda instead of a Yamaha it wouldn't have broken down in the mud either...these things are indestructible ;)
     
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    Awesome trip with great pix, Yem. Really envy of you guys.
    Sorry for your bike problem.
     
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    No doubt BMW did well for their marketing strategies and I know a couple of die hards who swore by BMWs. The marketing team deserves a big payout and I am one of the many who succumbed.

    But there is nowhere stating that BMWs is THE bike for adventure touring. The trip consists of mostly beemers, katooms, a multi strata and 2 scooters. It does prove that any bikes would do well. The scooter finished the trip but I am giving the credit to the rider. He has my utmost respect in terms of perseverance. There are a couple of stretch where they had to work harder but most times they were right there with us. Then again, it wasn't a race.

    The GSes did well too. It served me well for that 42 days but I won't say it is THE bike for any long distance trip.

     
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    Hi Yempaul,

    Awesome trip.!!! And thank you for sharing such a great moment and info.
    The whole journey all by your own group? Did you guys engage any local tour guide or something like that? How you guys do your paper work while border crossing from Laos to China?
    I'm thinking to visit Kunming, don't mind sharing your experience. TQ.
     
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    Hey kc

    All paper works were settled by the fixer and we had him with us throughout the entire time in China. You can't just show up at the border and tell them you want to enter China with your vehicle. I have heard some isolated cases but as what I know, all foreign vehicles entering China requires a local guide.
     
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