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by Shepi
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Dzhungar Alatau permit
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Dzhungar Alatau permit

And actually they also told me that some girls in 2017 illegaly crossed the border to Kyrgyzstan and it was a big scandal so that is why the tightened security on the Kyrgyzstan border in Almaty region...including the big almaty lake:)
by Shepi
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Dzhungar Alatau permit
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Dzhungar Alatau permit

Thanks a lot for such detailed info, it seems that indeed parts of Zhongar Alatau are accessible, at least in the Sarkand district according to the resolution of the Kazakh government. And yes, unfortunately there is no exact information about the NP borders and where the restricted area starts. So ...
by Shepi
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Khargush-Zorkul-Shaimak possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Khargush-Zorkul-Shaimak possible?

Hi, we talked a lot with locals about this route in august 2018 in Murghab. They claimed it should be possible, although unwise, since water sources are going to be a serious issue since some of the rivers dry out in summer and some of the lakes are salt water. Also they claimed hardly any vehicle d...
by Shepi
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners
Replies: 21
Views: 3947

Re: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners

We traveled through Xinjiang in September 2018. Urumqi was booked out completely when we arrived and no hotel or hostels would allow us to stay. Even if the police officer bargained on our behalf. Usually you can ask at the reception of any "tourist designated" hotel and they will call all...
by Shepi
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Dzhungar Alatau permit
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Dzhungar Alatau permit

Hi, I used Zharkent just for easy orientation, in practice we're basically relying on satellite imagery and locals when trekking. The plan is to follow Koksu River from Tekeli to the east as far as possible (to some point north of Zharkent) - there is a jeep road up until pereval Tyuyemoynak where i...
by Shepi
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Dzhungar Alatau permit
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Dzhungar Alatau permit

Hi, we're planning multi-day trek to Dzugar Alatau, north of Zharkent. What is the situation up there? Do we need border permits - I suppose we do - and can we get them independently? We would very much appreciate any tips on somebody who could help us arrange that since online information is scarce...
by Shepi
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts
Replies: 46
Views: 10178

Re: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts

Hi as per accommodating foreigners in Xinjiang. We have been in Xinjiang in September and the options are extremely limited. There are cheap guesthouses and options which will not accept you unless you are Chinese and they are frightened to do otherwise even if police asks them to help you. It happe...
by Shepi
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajikistan double entry visa GBAO permit
Replies: 9
Views: 1594

Re: Tajikistan double entry visa GBAO permit

Hi, is when applying for two single entry e-visa to be able to enter and exit Wakhan corridor is there a neccesity to renew the GBAO permit as well with the second e-visa or is GBAO permit a single document without specified number of "entries".
Thanks!

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