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by Julia
Fri May 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Cycle touring Kazakh Altai
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Cycle touring Kazakh Altai

Could you give me an example not far ? Almaty area ? Tian shan? Thanks ! Should those places be accessible by bikes only or hiking works too? If you pass by Almaty and plan to stop in the city for a couple of days you can do one day easy hikes in the nearest mountains. Those are Tian Shan mountains...
by Julia
Fri May 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Cycle touring Kazakh Altai
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Cycle touring Kazakh Altai

Hi. Austrian road is the only way to get to Markakol lake. Difficulty depends on how heavy loads you carry, types of bikes. Also depends on the weather conditions very much. From difficult to not accessible. It's a road for mountain biking with certain degree of risk. Worth it? If you look for bikin...
by Julia
Wed May 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Visit to Baikonur
Replies: 9
Views: 1898

Re: Visit to Baikonur

I also want to visit that place, but 600-700 dollars for 3 days it's too expensive. Any other options? Also group tour is very expensive like that? Thanks If I'm not mistaken there are no other options. It's a price for a group tour. Individual tour will cost much more, I saw prices 1000 - 3000 usd...
by Julia
Sat May 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Crossing the border at El'ton/Zhanybek (Russia to Kazakhstan)?
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Crossing the border at El'ton/Zhanybek (Russia to Kazakhstan)?

That border crossing is open only for citizens of Kazakhstan or Russia.
So if you're a foreigner you're not allowed to cross the border there.
by Julia
Tue May 07, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Fann Mountains or Alay mountains (or other)
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Fann Mountains or Alay mountains (or other)

Thanks for the info! I was referring to the Alay valley. The Sary Mogul pass caught my eye, it looks quite spectacular. The added difficulty makes it quite interesting, actually. Guess I've got more research to do. :) If you consider Sary Mogul pass than why not research about Chimtarga pass in Fan...
by Julia
Mon May 06, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: How to avoid being extorted on trains?
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: How to avoid being extorted on trains?

Yes, Yandex app is a good option to order taxi.
by Julia
Sun May 05, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Fann Mountains or Alay mountains (or other)
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Fann Mountains or Alay mountains (or other)

Hi. Do you mean Alay mountain range specifically? Asking because many people call Alay range, Zaalay range and Alay valey the same common name Alay range. The actual Alay range is hardly explored. Trekking there would be a risky adventure. Trekking in Alay valley and other mountains in Alay region l...
by Julia
Sun May 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: How to avoid being extorted on trains?
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: How to avoid being extorted on trains?

Talking about scams. Although those scams seem to be rare but there is another type of scam you need to be cautious about. Unofficial taxi drivers in airports and train stations may extort money from foreigners. Unfortunately I often hear about that from travelers. Better use official taxi. Or if yo...
by Julia
Sun May 05, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: How to avoid being extorted on trains?
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: How to avoid being extorted on trains?

Hi Scams like that involve illegal actions. So you definitely can call the police if anything illegal happens. On the train get acquainted with as many people as possible. They might be helpful. Don't give your passport to anyone except border controls. You can hold your passport in your hands and s...
by Julia
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Dzhungar Alatau permit
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Dzhungar Alatau permit

Good luck!
Will be great if you update what you'll find out about Dzhungar Alatau.
It seems interesting and less explored destination.

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