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by saule
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Feedback on our itinerary
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: Feedback on our itinerary

As an idea, I would suggest to skip Ala Kul and instead hike around Osh in Pamir Alay mountains. Ala Kul gets crowded, while Pamir Alay is a new alternative destination for hikers. I recommend getting in touch with CBT in Osh and organise a trek or a horse-riding like this for example https://carava...
by saule
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Toktogul to son-kol
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Toktogul to son-kol

I think you can still visit the lake. But first, you need to go to Kochkor. From there catch a shared taxi to Song Kol.
by saule
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Itinerary help - 5 weeks May & beginning of June
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Itinerary help - 5 weeks May & beginning of June

Hi! You covered most of the popular sights already. I agree that you should start in Uzbekistan first as the temperature is a little cooler. Uzbekistan: I suggest you fly to Khiva instead of Nukus. Unless you are going to Aral sea and visit Savitsky museum with a tour there is no need to go to Nukus...
by saule
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Car hiring between Almaty and the Russian border
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: Car hiring between Almaty and the Russian border

Hi Jules,
If you hire a car in Almaty you need to bring it back. This won`t work with your plan. Btw the road conditions are pretty bad. Relatives of mine drove from Almaty to Oskemen few weeks ago and there are lots of potholes and repair works along the route. Best if you take a train.
by saule
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Bayzhansay Ghost Town
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Bayzhansay Ghost Town

Hi, Spent some time googling up in Russian but didn`t find any practical information besides that it is 135 km from Shymkent and bunch of journalists going there for a photo trip. https://www.fergananews.com/articles/8554 If you find out how to get there, do let us know! it will be useful for future...
by saule
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Pamir Highway roundtrip from and to Bishkek in 11-13 days?
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Pamir Highway roundtrip from and to Bishkek in 11-13 days?

Hi Lennart, We drove to Pamir and back from Almaty last year and we spend 17 days in total. You are right it takes around 10 hours non-stop from Bishkek to Osh and it is not a pleasant drive especially when you are coming closer to Osh, many small villages where the maximum allowed speed is 50. 13 d...
by saule
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Cities and lakes questions
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Cities and lakes questions

I suggest that you visit Khujand and Panjakent. Both have a rich history and Silk Road trade centres. Istaravshan is good for a quick stop to see craft street but you can see the similarities in Khujand. It is hard to compare them to Bukhara but you will have a good overview of how it is there if yo...
by saule
Tue May 14, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Poperechnoe Uba festival
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Poperechnoe Uba festival

The festival will be on 7th of July in Poperechnoe village. There should be busses from Ridder.
by saule
Sat May 04, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Renting a RV/camper van in Almaty?
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: Renting a RV/camper van in Almaty?

Just had a chat with the company. Currently rental is not available. They sold remaining camper vans. The service should be available in the future.

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