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by emdethuong
Fri Dec 29, 2023 9:04 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan by train - ? tour
Replies: 7
Views: 4013

Re: Turkmenistan by train - ? tour

UPDATE I have been in touch with a tour company, recommended via a Turkmen friend. They (and the friend) strongly recommended not to enter via Turkmenbasi, so that I will not do. The recommendation is now to enter by surface (probably car) between Urgench(UZ) and Dashoguz, then train to Derwaza, As...
by emdethuong
Wed Dec 27, 2023 6:50 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Almaty-Yining-Urumqi bus: reports, Q&A
Replies: 74
Views: 26989

Re: Yining-Almaty bus Q&A

Confirmed that everything is open throughout December. I crossed Khorgos border to Almaty on 18 Dec 2023 without problem. 180rmb per bus ticket from Khorgos (Huoerguosi) all the way to Almaty. Immigration controls on both side took around 3 hours in total because there were many people (mostly Chine...
by emdethuong
Wed Dec 27, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan by train - ? tour
Replies: 7
Views: 4013

Re: Turkmenistan by train - ? tour

UPDATE I have been in touch with a tour company, recommended via a Turkmen friend. They (and the friend) strongly recommended not to enter via Turkmenbasi, so that I will not do. The recommendation is now to enter by surface (probably car) between Urgench(UZ) and Dashoguz, then train to Derwaza, As...
by emdethuong
Sat Dec 23, 2023 7:42 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Altyn Arashan, Song-kul Lake, Issy-kul lake in winter information (including accomodation)
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

Re: Altyn Arashan, Song-kul Lake, Issy-kul lake in winter information (including accomodation)

I went along the southern shore today. Good road with just a bit of snow and ice here and there. Most are clear with no snow. Many local vehicles traverse. Tomorrow I will go through the northern shore to Bishkek. Local buses and vans told me no problem so far and they have been going through both d...
by emdethuong
Sat Dec 23, 2023 7:38 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 107
Views: 66228

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

Cars of local people from both sides traverse as life has been going on. Their cars are just normal cars.
by emdethuong
Sat Dec 23, 2023 7:36 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 107
Views: 66228

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

The road was white with snow because now it only got more snow than when you were there. But it is smooth. A 4x4 is not necessary at all.
by emdethuong
Fri Dec 22, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 107
Views: 66228

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

I crossed this border today from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan. Everything was easy including the road condition. You don’t need a 4x4, a normal car will do as most locals from both sides use normal cars. Now in Karakol enjoying the winter (I’m a winter person). 22nd Dec 2023.
by emdethuong
Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:22 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Altyn Arashan, Song-kul Lake, Issy-kul lake in winter information (including accomodation)
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

Re: Altyn Arashan, Song-kul Lake, Issy-kul lake in winter information (including accomodation)

Thank you very much for your report. Absolutely helpful. I am heading that way next week. It’s saf that Issy-kul is not accessible at this point.
by emdethuong
Wed Dec 13, 2023 7:48 am
Forum: China
Topic: Khorog - China or KZ ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2030

Re: Khorog - China or KZ ?

Thank you. I will go up to Khorgos and try my luck in the next few days 🤞🏼.
by emdethuong
Tue Dec 12, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Khorog - China or KZ ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2030

Re: Khorog - China or KZ ?

Thank you very much for your report. May I ask if by any chance you see any bus from China to Almaty crossing the Khorgos border while you were there? I am in Kashgar (Xinjiang, China) at the moment and considering going all the way up north to Khorgos to cross over to KZ.