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by Fess
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Kazakhstan travel sharing
Topic: Anybody in Aktau/Mangistau to split costs?
Replies: 0
Views: 1805

Anybody in Aktau/Mangistau to split costs?

We are arriving in Shetpe by train from Uzbekistan this Friday the 18th. We will sleep in Shetpe and do a day tour to Rocky Balls Valley, Akmysh Oasis, Sherkala, Samal Gorge and Valley of Castles. We will go with a local taxi and expect to pay between 15,000 to 25,000 tenge for the car. We plan to t...
by Fess
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Rent a 4wd in Aktau
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Rent a 4wd in Aktau

I live visiting the region in 1 month- were you able to find anything out about renting? Thanks
by Fess
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Kazakhstan travel sharing
Topic: Trip to Charyn Canyon, Singing Dune and the 3 lakes
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: Trip to Charyn Canyon, Singing Dune and the 3 lakes

I just got a message that the trip for 8000 on Sunday to Singing Dunes with Campit Tours has been cancelled due to weather. This was a day trip via bus with 50 people so I don't know what they know about the weather but when I google it doesn't show rain? Either way it was cancelled. We 100% plan 2 ...
by Fess
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan travel sharing
Topic: Trip to Charyn Canyon, Singing Dune and the 3 lakes
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: Trip to Charyn Canyon, Singing Dune and the 3 lakes

We are hiking Big Almaty Peak on Saturday and will go to the Singing Dunes and will have them leave us there so we can visit Aktau the following day although we only messaged them last night so we are still waiting for the confirmation. If you wish to join on Sunday that is with Campit Tours. If you...
by Fess
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Kazakhstan travel sharing
Topic: Trip to Charyn Canyon, Singing Dune and the 3 lakes
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: Trip to Charyn Canyon, Singing Dune and the 3 lakes

Hi- I can give you a bit of information as we have been searching to do the same things. Parasat Hostel runs day trips to Charyn Canyon on Saturday and Sunday for 6500 including admission. Campit Tours is running a day trip to Singing Dunes on Sunday for 8,000. Both run tours to Kolsay & Kaindy ...
by Fess
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan travel sharing
Topic: Almaty - Altyn Emel NP - Charyn Canyon - Kegen/Karkara
Replies: 1
Views: 1212

Re: Almaty - Altyn Emel NP - Charyn Canyon - Kegen/Karkara

Hi- I just posted for our own trip to Altyn Emel so if you are interested in joining us let us know. We can go over details and maybe you have found a better option. I am not sure if foreigners can get to Karakol without going through Bishkek and we were in Karakol and didn't see this option but may...
by Fess
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Paying in USD in Tajikistan
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: Paying in USD in Tajikistan

It depends on what money they have. If you have $20 and they had $5 they would give it, otherwise in som
by Fess
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Latest Tajikistan Stupidity: Bring 10 copies of your GBAO/Visa
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

Re: Latest Tajikistan Stupidity: Bring 10 copies of your GBAO/Visa

Finished the trip 1 week ago and didn’t even have 1 copy only on my phone- actually had 1 tucked away in my bag and just using the phone turned out fine
by Fess
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Paying in USD in Tajikistan
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: Paying in USD in Tajikistan

I just finished the Wakhan Valley yesterday going from Osh to Khorog and every single homestay charged in dollars which included dinner and breakfast and you lost 5% paying in som so was quite bummed I changed my dollars into som in Osh. They almost all charged $15 or 150 som other than our first ni...
by Fess
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 42
Views: 16656

Re: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan

We crossed the border from Kashgar over the Irkeshtam pass yesterday. We took bus 20 for 1 yuan to the bus station arriving at the station around 9am. We were 8 people who met at the 2 hostels in town. Although I was told by another tourist the cost was 28 yuan who just had bought their ticket and s...

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