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by Alex Dra
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos crossing thru Karkara Valley to Karakol
Replies: 4
Views: 3269

Khorgos crossing thru Karkara Valley to Karakol

Quick note in case someone wants to cross from Kyrgyzstan through Kazachstan into China this way (possible in one, long day): From the Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan border into Kegen, hitchhiking should be easy enough (check the forum topic about this border crossing here: http://caravanistan.com/forum/view...
by Alex Dra
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 64
Views: 20427

Backpacking from Kegen border to Khorgos border, Kazakhstan

Quick note in case someone wants to cross from Kyrgyzstan through Kazachstan into China this way (possible in one, long day): From the Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan border into Kegen, hitchhiking should be easy enough (check the forum topic about this border crossing here: http://caravanistan.com/forum/view...
by Alex Dra
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 64
Views: 20427

Re: BC report: China-Kazakhstan at Korgas

Just crossed that border coming from the Kazachstan side beyond Khorgos, backpacking all the way: When arriving at the first Kazakh passport check, there might be a shuttle bus (we are not sure if that’s what the border guards tried to tell us). Otherwise the Kazakh soldiers will organize a ride for...
by Alex Dra
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 69
Views: 32102

Re: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border

Information about crossing the border backpacking: Coming from Karakol you might be told that there is only a Marshrutka (once, maybe twice daily) going to San-Tash about 25 km from the border on the Kyrgyz side. Look for this Marshrutka somewhere outside Ak-Tilek bazaar in Karakol. Marshrutka and d...
by Alex Dra
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Kazakhstan new visa free rule 2015
Replies: 96
Views: 40810

Re: Kazakhstan new visa free rule 2015

We (Swiss citizens) crossed the border from Kyrgyzstan into Kazakhstan on July 23rd at Karkara-Kegen (in the northeast of Kyrgyzstan). Very fast and easy crossing, no questions were asked about our non-existent visa. The border guard just seemed to check a list of the countries, and then we got the ...
by Alex Dra
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Buying and selling a car
Replies: 2
Views: 2639

Buying and selling a car

We are two Swiss citizens currently travelling overland from Switzerland to Iran and Central Asia. So far we have travelled by public transport but after renting a car in Georgia we started thinking about buying one to have more freedom to go to places which are difficult to reach by public transpor...

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