Kazakhstan/Russia/Mongolia border crossings

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Kazakhstan/Russia/Mongolia border crossings

Postby joschi03 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:11 am

Hello
We're on the road with our motorcycle and I've heard of some people that it is possible to go from Arshaty (Kazakhstan) to Ölgii (Mongolia) directly: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4kormypnzpm7s ... 4.png?dl=0

I'm not sure whether this is really possible and if there are border controls? Does anybody know something about it?

If so, do we need a special permit?

Thanks a lot for any information!
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Re: Kazakhstan/Russia/Mongolia border crossings

Postby bwv812 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:12 am

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Re: Kazakhstan/Russia/Mongolia border crossings

Postby fitfortyandretired » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:12 am

Hi Janosh!

It's Sam the Korean man from the Caspian Sea Ferry! I did some research and found that the border crossing between Arshaty to Russia is a bilateral crossing, meaning it can only be done by Kazakhs and Russians only. Further on from Russia to Mongolia to Olgii is an international border, so you can cross to Mongolia from Russia.

It looks like I may have to cycle from Ust-Kamenorgorsk (Kazakhstan) to Rubstovsk in Russia to get to Mongolia. A long detour!

Let me know if you find any other info on your peferred route!

Sam
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Re: Kazakhstan/Russia/Mongolia border crossings

Postby joschi03 » Wed May 03, 2017 5:41 pm

Hello sam
Thank you for sharing your research results. I've found similar things but I am still wondering how those 2 French guys made it last summer...
So I was hoping someone could have some more information about it. But as it looks now we also have to do the detour over Barnaul.

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Re: Kazakhstan/Russia/Mongolia border crossings

Postby Brunoc38 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:58 pm

Hei Janosh
Since May and your trip in this region, did you get more information if it is possible to cross the border anyway to join Arshaty to Olgii through the Pereval Pass between Kazakhstan and Russia?
Best regards
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Re: Kazakhstan/Russia/Mongolia border crossings

Postby steven » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:35 am

Hi Bruno,

that is not possible as per my info.

PS: Pereval is the Russian translation for pass. Whatever the name of that pass, it is not Pereval.
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Re: Kazakhstan/Russia/Mongolia border crossings

Postby Brunoc38 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:51 pm

Hi Steven.
Thanks for the answer. Pereval is the name I found on Google maps, but probably it is not the good name :-)
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