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Okay, got it :)
Again, there is little need to mention yourself personally here. Please just write in an anonymous, third-person tone and keep your advice generalized. Also, visa information is better left to Wikivoyage, where it is likely to be updated by knowledgeable people on a more frequent basis: this kind of information can stick around on Hitchwiki for years after it is no longer valid. So, please move your visa experience to that sister wiki site. CRCulver (talk) 15:16, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry! I completely forgot. My apologies.
Sorry hitchwiki and probably PhysicsHipster, I cannot find out how to do this in any other way.
I am in a quite interesting point of my eternal travel: I'm in chengdu and my hope was to get to Tibet, from there to Nepal and further to India.
Well, the border between Tibet and Nepal is closed and I'm not sure if I've the balls to jump in without the permissions. Either way, I was stunned with your picture hitchin in Bhutan. How did you manage your way inside? This is a potential adventure!
Hey, thanks for the message. The borders are pretty tight around that part of the world, as I'm sure you're aware. Definitely don't go through without permission, as you could get in serious trouble and also won't be allowed to leave future countries if you don't get stamped in. I know the Kyrgyzstan-China border is open, if you want to do the long way around. There are no open borders between India and China, nor Bhutan and China as far as I know. I think you might be able to get in through Burma as well. Caravanistan might have some better info.
As for Bhutan, here's a summary of how I got in. It took a lot of work and luck, but yes, it was an incredible experience :) https://www.reddit.com/r/travel/comments/zkl29/i_spent_2_weeks_in_the_kingdom_of_bhutan_with_no/
Thank you very much for sharing your story and advice!! Amazing man!! I must confess, in a healthy way, I even feel slightly jealous of you :-P great one :-)
yeah, the borders around here make going to the Himalayas a serious problem! I was wondering about the long way around thru Laos, Thailand, then getting a boat to India and from there hitchhiking up north to the holy mountains, but you gave a new idea that I was not aware of: going thru Kyrgyzstan! But still, where would I go after? Tajikistan -> Pakistan and finally India?
- It's been almost 5 years since I've been in the area, but as far as I know it is still possible to cross from Kashgar (Kashi) into Pakistan via Karakorum highway. This is probably the shortest and most practical way at the moment.
- Back then it was impossible to pass through Burma over land. I hear that is slowly changing, but I don't have current information about this. And it would be much further too.
- From Kyrgyzstan/Tajikistan the only ways south would be through Afghanistan (not sure if a good idea atm) or Turkmenistan (hard to get a visa and a huge detour too).
- --MrTweek(talk) 07:15, 8 September 2016 (CEST)
Glad you enjoyed! I can confirm what MrTweek said: that it is now possible to cross from Burma to India. I haven't done it myself, but have heard from multiple people who have in recent years.