Khorog - China or KZ ?

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Khorog - China or KZ ?

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Hello, everybody, I'm now for a longer time in Almaty / KZ and I want and I will go by bus to Khorog / China with ome overnight stay there.
My question is: Is Khorog already Chinese place or is this still Kazakhstan? The bus cost 27.000 Tenge including a hotel night, and the bus company wrote to me I will need my passport and a "registration" form from KZ, which I made online.

What I don't know and what nobody can answer me: When I'm in this very big shopping place at Khorog - I'm still in KZ or already in China?
Do I get an exit stamp in my passport or don't I get thie one?

Thank you very much for all your advices.
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Re: Khorog - China or KZ ?

Post by duffajfka »

Hi, probably you mean Khorgas. You can read my and others' reports here:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4417&p=46258#p46258
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Khorog - China or KZ ?

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@ duff: Thank's a lot for your very interesting report. I will join a group from Almaty, going there by bus with one overnight at a hotel. This is a 2-days-trip including a night in a hotel. The price is very cheap: 27.000 Tg, around 53 € per person.
I think I don't need chinese money? I can pay all with KZ-Tenge? The travel agency which I booked this trip said: There is no money changer in this place. But I don't know yet if I buy something or I don't.

Thank's once again, your's Karl.
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Khorgos - China or KZ ?

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Hello, everybody, I just came back from the duty free market place near Khorgos / China.
I booked the trip at this agency in Almaty: http://www.mcpskhorgos.kz

It was a trip by bus for 2 days with one hotel night at this big basar. The price was 27.000 Tenge per person.

The trip startet at a parking place in the center of Almaty at around 22 o'clock; we came to the KZ - border around 5 o'clock morning.
The KZ - passport-control was easy, a chinese control doesn't exist.
The hotel was o.k., also the restanrant, but all menus are only in chinese :

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After 2 days in this place the bus brought us back to Almaty. Per person was allowed 31 kg of baggage, who hat more must pay a small account of money.
In all the basar places you can pay with KZ - Tenge.

It was a nice and very interesting trip and a change of the days in central Asia - but second time I'll not go, for me nothing to shop in this place.
Most of the people in the bus buy a lot of textile stuff but only for reselling this at basars in their local places.
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Thank you very much for your report. May I ask if by any chance you see any bus from China to Almaty crossing the Khorgos border while you were there? I am in Kashgar (Xinjiang, China) at the moment and considering going all the way up north to Khorgos to cross over to KZ.
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AFAIK there are 2 different border points:

1. the border which only goes to this big market / basar / shopping center - here is not a chinese passport control, only KZ-control
and from here you can't go to the main land China

2. the main road from KZ to China goes beside this big market center without entering this. It is a separat street which leads directlz to the Chinese
passport and customs control.

For this, for the direct way from KZ to China you'll find many buses in Almatz at the SAYRAN - Bus Station, here a few fotos:

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In the opposite direction, from China to KZ I don't know.
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Thank you. I will go up to Khorgos and try my luck in the next few days 🤞🏼.
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