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by trikolka
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Bike cases storage in Almaty
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Bike cases storage in Almaty

I think any hotel will be happy to keep them for you. You will need to hitchhike a truck or rent a minivan to transport your bikes to Charyn I left my bike case at the hotel for almost 1 month (it was Hotel Resident, half way between airport and city center,). I also started my bike trip in Kökpek....
by trikolka
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Altyn Emel Q&A
Replies: 21
Views: 4020

Re: Altyn Emel National Park Tour Share

- Kosbastau (700 years old willow) - last time i was there in 2017 - there was only rangers' farm, no campsite, Kosbastau is a possible bivouac spot, with water. There were more than 10 tents when I was there last week, including a small bus of russian backpackers Unfortunately I could not go to Ak...
by trikolka
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Charyn Canyon by bicycle
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

Re: Charyn Canyon by bicycle

was in Charyn canyon a few days ago. Entrance fee for cyclist was 752 KZT. This is valid for several days + nights ; 3 of us actually spent 2 nights in the canyon. The water of the river is suitable for drinking after purification (filter or boil or UV or pills). I did not try to drink it as is. A g...
by trikolka
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Altyn Emel Q&A
Replies: 21
Views: 4020

Re: Altyn Emel Q&A

as I am late compared to my optimistic initial shedule, I am considering visiting Altyn Emel on my way without going back to Almaty ( I am now in Zharkent ). How easy or difficult is it to get permits and share a tour starting from Basshiy, and then find a taxi (shared or not) back to Almaty or Kapc...
by trikolka
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 69
Views: 31154

Re: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border

crossed this border on my way from Kegen to Yssyk Kul, by bike and with a french passport, on july 31. Open from 8 am to 6 pm. Border crossing was easy and pretty fast, they just asked me to open my panniers on the kazakh side but did not really look at the content. Note : 2 sections of pretty rough...
by trikolka
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Almaty to Kegen in the afternoon
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Almaty to Kegen in the afternoon

probably too late for you, but in case another traveller jas the same question : I went to the Sayakhat avtovokzal in Almaty at approximately 9 am. There I could easily find a taxi who was ready to drive me to Kegen for 25000 KZT. I stopped on the way in Kökpek, for 19000 KZT, about 3 hours later. I...

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