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by brynpickering
Thu Oct 06, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Nakhchivan
Replies: 2
Views: 2533

Re: Nakhchivan

Just visited Nakhchivan in early September for 4 days and thought I'd add/update on Adrian's post, especially since tourist information is still woefully lacking for the region. Sorry for the wall of text, but hopefully it will be of use to someone. TL;DR: definitely worth visiting, stay at Vügar's ...
by brynpickering
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 81
Views: 47805

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

A bit late to the update, but we crossed Kyrgyzstan->Kazakhstan around 11am on a Saturday mid August 2022 with no problems. We were quoted quite high prices for the taxi ride to the border from Karakol (5000 - 7000 som), but ended up in a chance "conversation" (we don't speak Russian or Kyrgyz) with...
by brynpickering
Sat Aug 20, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Kazakhstan travel sharing
Topic: Almaty to Altyn Emel 2 day trip between 17-20 Aug.
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Almaty to Altyn Emel 2 day trip between 17-20 Aug.

We just went yesterday 😩. We opted for a guide (more info on a PM I sent you) and went for just one day. All car rental companies we contacted were booked out. It actually worked quite well as a one day tour. We left Almaty at 5am and returned at 8pm. Leaving at 6pm would have made more sense as we ...
by brynpickering
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Kazakhstan travel sharing
Topic: Almaty to Altyn Emel 2 day trip between 17-20 Aug.
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Almaty to Altyn Emel 2 day trip between 17-20 Aug.

Hi, we're planning to rent a 4x4 this week to go to Altyn Emel with an overnight stay. We're 2 people, so would have space for 2-3 more. We'd plan to stay overnight somewhere in Basshi village, which we've heard has guesthouses. Exact dates are flexible (could be 17&18th, 18&19th, or 19&20th). Also ...
by brynpickering
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan travel sharing
Topic: Travel sharing first week of August
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Travel sharing first week of August

Hi, I've PMed you both. In case you're still in Kyrgyzstan and planning to cross over to Kazakhstan soon, then you could share with us from Karakol to Saty on Saturday.
by brynpickering
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan travel sharing
Topic: Karakol to Saty/Kegen via the Karkara border crossing. 12 or 13 Aug.
Replies: 0
Views: 411

Karakol to Saty/Kegen via the Karkara border crossing. 12 or 13 Aug.

We're 2 people looking to fill a taxi to reach the Karkara border crossing to Kazakhstan from Karakol. Our plan would be to leave Karakol this Friday (12.08) or Saturday (13.08) in the morning (8-9am). Our destination is Saty and we'd be happy to share all the way. Alternatively, if you're looking t...