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by Julia
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Silk Road Planning Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Silk Road Planning Advice

Hi. I travelled independently around Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Organized transportation and accommodation myself, booked trains, negotiated with taxi drivers, booked hotels and apartments for myself. Sometimes hitchhiked and stayed with locals I met on my way for free as a g...
by Julia
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Trekking in Alay, Kyrgyzstan: Questions and trek reports
Replies: 8
Views: 2116

Re: Trekking in Alay, Kyrgyzstan: Questions and trek reports

Hi Kanter

Thanks for the hike report. Do you have a gpx trek of that hike?
by Julia
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: A trip to Tajikistan - need some help
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: A trip to Tajikistan - need some help

Some experienced hikers were there in the beginning of October two years ago. They have a blog but in Russian. From their report Allaudin lakes, Dushaha lake and other lakes in that area are possible for hiking in early October. But if you plan hike through passes expect lots of snow. Also it's cold...
by Julia
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Korday border Kazakhstan
Replies: 10
Views: 4821

Re: Korday border Kazakhstan

Hi. Couple of years ago there were shared taxis from the crossroads (so called Boogor or Bugor, Бугор in Russian). Cost about 1500 tenge per person to go to Shu. Mostly during the day before 6 pm. Boogor (Бугор) is the crossroads in Korday village where local taxis to other towns were waiting. It's ...
by Julia
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Altyn Emel Q&A
Replies: 24
Views: 5159

Re: Altyn Emel Q&A

Hi! I just spoke to some friends from kazakhstan and they told me I can get a permit for Altyn Emel NP directly at the park office in Basshi (as I'm not passing through Almaty so that would make my life easier). Anybody that can confirm that? Thank you! Right, Basshi park office is a place where us...
by Julia
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek

Hi. Keep in mind that it's dry continental climate here. And usually people adjust to higher altitudes easier in dry climates. I don't know how reliable info I read but according to it altitude sickness can begin at about 1500 m for humid climate and 2500 - 3000 m for dry climate. Kochkor is much be...
by Julia
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Taxi Astana airport report
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Taxi Astana airport report

https://m.2gis.kz/nur_sultan/station/95 ... 27848%2F18

Three buses # 10, 12, 100 Express going to the city. Can check their routes on 2gis app or site.
But they don't operate at night.
by Julia
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Buying a water filter in Almaty or Tashkent?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Buying a water filter in Almaty or Tashkent?

I called to a few sports shops and they didn't have any. Check sports/outdoor shops Outdoor center, Sport master, Kogan, etc. I asked around hikers in Almaty. One offered to sell Frontier Pro filter that he bought on-line but didn't use. Local hikers don't use filters much. If you don't find in the ...
by Julia
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Buying a water filter in Almaty or Tashkent?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Buying a water filter in Almaty or Tashkent?

Hi

If you mean portable water filter for tourism it's hard to find them in Almaty. Or they'll be expensive.
We order things like that on-line.
Better buy from the Internet in advance.
by Julia
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Homestays at Alauddin lake?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Homestays at Alauddin lake?

Hi. If you start from Artuch base camp it'll take 2 days to hike to Allaudin lakes. First day you hike to Kulikalon lakes (choose Kulikalon, Chukurak, Dushaha) and sleep near one of the lakes. And second day hike to Allaudin lake. At the end of September it'll be cold at nights. I'm not sure if summ...

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