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by olooov
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Cycling Bartang Valley Q&A
Replies: 2
Views: 2099

Re: Bartang Valley best way?

I would like to add something from my experience. It might seem like going down the valley is easier, since you lose 2000 meters of elevation. But it's over 200 km, so you hardly ever feel like cycling down hill. Of course the exception is transition from plateau to the valley, where you loose about...
by olooov
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Cross-border market in Khorog and Ishkashim
Replies: 16
Views: 10449

Re: Cross-border market in Khorogh

I was in Khorog around the second week of August and the afghan market was open. Ishkashim one closed. Hi Aleco, any idea what day(s) of the week its open? Also do you actually cross into Afghanistan or is it in "no-mans land"? We were in Khorog on 01/07/2017 and market was on, after being off for ...
by olooov
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Bartang Valley road condition
Replies: 18
Views: 6314

Re: Bartang Valley

Hello, I'm Dorotheas partner and wanted to give an update on conditions in Bartang. We cycled through last week without major problems. There's lots of landslides, big rocks on the track etc, but possible on bicycle and on motorcycle (we meet three motorcyclists and three bikers in valley). We also ...
by olooov
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Altyn Emel by bike
Replies: 3
Views: 1985

Re: Altyn Emel by bike

Just cycled out of park. We had to pay 1027 T per person entrance fee, and nothing else. We didn't have to hire a guide, and camped by ranger station inside the park at no extra cost. We were only allowed to cycle to Singing Dune and back though. Initially we planed to cycle through the park, enter ...
by olooov
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Cyclists: post your travel tips here!
Replies: 9
Views: 10638

Re: Cyclists: post your travel tips here!

Which way are you going? Had a look at you blog, very interesting!, and couldn't find any info.
All the best!
Piotr
by olooov
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Altyn Emel by bike
Replies: 3
Views: 1985

Re: Altyn Emel by bike

When are you going there? We are about two days away from the park, and we hope to cycle through it too. We can let you know once we exit the park and have internet access.
by olooov
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 64
Views: 22701

Re: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)

Would like to confirm that crossing on bicycles is possible. Just did it today with my partner. Had bit of a trouble finding where to enter, just to the left of trucks, barley visible, but no problem. Also Chinese border guards gave me a lot of trouble, because I didn't have Kazakhstan visa. I told ...