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by elhabibi
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Kazakhstan travel sharing
Topic: Kolsai & Kaindy Lakes + Charyn Canyon early Oct?
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Kolsai & Kaindy Lakes + Charyn Canyon early Oct?

Hi, I'd recommend checking out steppe spirit, a local agency from Almaty. I think there is also campit.kz as an alternative. These agencies have waaay better prices, viator is a bit of a rip off. Been with SteppeSpirit on 2 separate tours for Charyn and the lakes and had a great time with them. Chee...
by elhabibi
Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Beshariq border crossing (Uzbekistan to Tajikistan, Fergana Valley)
Replies: 30
Views: 12300

Re: Beshariq border crossing (Uzbekistan to Tajikistan, Fergana Valley)

Different crossing, but I entered Tajikistan via the Oybek crossing about 3 weeks ago. No PCRs required, they didn't want to see a vaccine passport either. Thank you, I can confirm from my today's experience absolutely no one was asked for PCR test at the Oybek border towards Tajikistan, even tho t...
by elhabibi
Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tashkent (UZ) to Khujand (Tajik.) by bus
Replies: 9
Views: 6085

Re: Tashkent (UZ) to Khujand (Tajik.) by bus

JULY 2022 Update This bus now runs every day at 4:00 PM from the Toshkent Avtovokzal and seems like a reliable solution to cross the border. The line is serviced by a 22 seat mini bus and they had AC turned on during most of the ride. The bus left at the scheduled time with only 7 passengers, this ...
by elhabibi
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Beshariq border crossing (Uzbekistan to Tajikistan, Fergana Valley)
Replies: 30
Views: 12300

Re: Beshariq border crossing (Uzbekistan to Tajikistan, Fergana Valley)

Hey guys, any recent reports on PCR test verification on the Tajik side? Did anyone enter the country recently through this border point? Thank you!
by elhabibi
Sun Jul 17, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Aktau to Nukus by train
Replies: 49
Views: 13565

Re: Aktau to Nukus by train

Hi Mustuner! They recently reopened the train line that goes between Uzbekistan and Khazakstan, so this is indeed possible. In order to get to Nukus from Aktau, you will need to change trains in Beyneu. From there you will have a direct connection to Nukus. You can find tickets and schedule on https...
by elhabibi
Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Korday border crossing reports (Almaty-Bishkek)
Replies: 22
Views: 10917

Re: Korday border crossing reports (Almaty-Bishkek)

Hey guys, for anyone interested in taking a direct shared taxi from Bishkek to Almaty, here is my experience from 2 days ago: - the shared taxis are available in the morning (go between 8- 9am) on the right side of the Western Bus station in Bishkek. You'll see a couple of cars going to multiple dir...
by elhabibi
Sat May 28, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Alauddin - Moghiyon hike logistics
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Alauddin - Moghiyon hike logistics

Hi Cjs,

This article might also provide you with some good info about trekking in that area: https://www.goingthewholehogg.com/fann- ... oggle-id-2
by elhabibi
Wed May 25, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Photography in Tajikistan
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Photography in Tajikistan

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Unfortunately, it seems that things are not going too well right now.
by elhabibi
Sat May 14, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Aktau to Nukus by train
Replies: 49
Views: 13565

Re: Aktau to Nukus by train

Thank you for those precious informations. Coming from aktau, we are planning to cross the Kazakhstan- Uzbekistan border in a week. Could you tell us how you managed to reach Nukus or even Samarkand without train running at the time ? Thanks Here is my experience from the 11th of may: I took the tr...
by elhabibi
Thu May 12, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A
Replies: 103
Views: 23569

Re: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A

stefank wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:29 am
Have they opened up the visa free travel for EU citizens like before the pandemic?
Yes, I can confirm that from experience. I entered Khazakstan through the Tejen border the other day and they just asked for a PCR Test.