Getting there & away
From Kyzyl, sporadic shared taxis (R350) and marshrutky (R230) plus three daily buses (R126, departures 9am, 1pm and 4pm) serve Ak-Dovurak (five to seven hours) via Chadan. Two buses a day run from Ak-Dovurak to Teeli, continuing to Kyzyl-Dag on Wednesday and Sunday. For the A161 via Abaza it's sometimes possible to find shared taxis leaving at dawn between Ak-Dovurak bus station and Abakan train station (R700 per seat, six hours), but it's hit and miss. You might have to pay for the whole car. Ak-Dovurak city buses link the centre of town via the bus station (1.5km) to Kyzyl-Mazhalik.