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Anyone thinking of doing the Osh-Kashgar crossing around 5 July 2013 as it's cheaper for 2 -4 people so it would be helpful to have 2-3 others to join me although I do have a huge case which might be counted as 1 person?
I gather two more people to share a cost for transportation from Naryn (Kyrgyzstan) to Kashgar to (China) untill 21th of June. There are 2 Spanish people.
This summer me and my 3 friends will be travelling through central asia. We will travel with our car from Ljubljana to Bishkek. From there we will fly back home, but before that, we need to get rid of our car. We are looking for someone who could help us with that or provide some information.
I heard it would be next to impossible to sell a car in Kyrgyzstan, because of incredibly high customs fee. So what are our options, has anyone ever done something similar? Could we sell it for the parts? Or just dump it somewhere? Please help!
Model: Ssangyong Musso
Build Year: 1999
I'm planning a 3-week trip with focus on trekking and hiking in Kyrgyzstan. As I can't take gas canisters on the plane, I would like to buy some in Bishkek.
I believe Kovea screw is the standard, but are there also piercable Butane/Propane gas canisters for sale of this type?:
That would safe me from buying another stove type.
Furthermore, are shops like Red Fox/ Alex.kg open on sunday? Or are they available on markets?
Thanks in advance
Does anyone know where i can download Kyrgyz map in English or there is no any? Thank you...
I am traveling solo and looking to go from Osh in Kyrgyzstan to Dushanbe via the Pamir Highway. I'm not into hitching so I've been looking at organized tours and there are several categories of expenses. I'm really keen to do this from Osh to Dushanbe and not in reverse. I am wondering if someone else here is organizing a similar trip? I'd like to leave in late June. June 20 is the earliest that I can enter Tajikistan per my visa which is 30 days. Any suggestions? Anyone want to join in? if so contact me at sjk373 at gmail. Happy travels!
please, has anyone any helpful tips and experiences regarding horse trekking in Kyrgyzstan. Which area is the best, rliable operators and so on. I would be greatful for any nformation.
Also, on an unrelated subject... Any up to date information about transport from Osh to Tajikistan via Pamir Highway (prices, length etc) will be appreciated as well :)
After a long research I think that I have now a rather detaied plan of visit in Kyrgystan.
I will arrive there beginning of september.
This is myb tentative travel plan.
arrival before sunrise at Manas-Bishkek airport. spend the day visiting Bishkek
Days 2, 3, 4, 5.
Spend four days visiting Issyk kul area. plan to go from Bishkek to Chopon Alta (one night), Karakol area (two night) and south bank (one night, Tamga?).
Days 6, 7, 8, 9:
Spend four days visiting Song kol area and Naryn area, including the Tash Rabat karavansarai. possibly spend nights at Song kol, Kochkor, and Naryn.
Day 9. Travel to Bishkek, take plane to Osh. Night at Osh.
Days 11 and 12.
Visit Osh and Arslanbob.
Day 13. Travel by road from Arslanbob to Bishkek.
I travel with a friend.
If you have any thoughts about my itinerary please tell me.
thanks in advance,
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Which limits have ATMs for drawings in Kyrgyzstan? Are several drawings possible on the same day at the same or a different banK?
I have a really quick question. I've been traveling - mostly overland - for about 8 months now and will be headed to central asia next, flying into Kyrgyzstan. I then plan to get some visas and travel to other countries in the region, mostly over land, and so am flying in only on a one way ticket, and traveling on an American passport and therefore do not require a visa upon arrival at the airport. My question is whether at the airport Manas, I will be required to show proof of onward travel. I do not currently have a flight ticket out since my itinerary is somewhat dependent on what I find. Has anyone had any recent experience with the arrivals at Manas if you don't require visas? I don't mind getting a flight ticket out of Kyrgyzstan that is refundable and exchanging it at a later date, but would rather not go through the hassle and expense if I don't have to.
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Anyone contemplating travelling the southern route around Issyk-Kul should, for the time being anyway, think again. The road is currently being blocked by protestors regarding the Kumtor mine and no traffic is allowed through. Rioting is currently taking place so its a good place to avoid.
Karakol is completely peaceful and there are no problems on the northern route (which is less picturesque but is a much better road anyway.
A friend and I are travelling from Uzbekistan to Kyrgyzstan this June. However, our governments recent travel advice is to avoid the regions of Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken. Can anyone tell us how serious we should take this warning since I haven't read about any negative experiences on this forum.
The only alternative crossing seems to be through Kazakhstan which requires additional transit visa or a flight from Tashkent to Bishkek. Both options seem quite expensive..
Any up-to-date advice on the Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan border crossing and information on the Osh situation is welcome.
Our thanks in advance.
we will visit Kyrgyzstan on september.
We plan to go from Bishkek down to Jalalabad by shared taxi. We learned that the road is spectacular andthe travel is long (eight hours? any input about this travel will be welcome!).
So we will overnight after a long daytravel in some place, either in Jalalabad ormost probably in Arslanbob. And for sure we will stay there the next day and the next night also (I hope I made it clear!!).
The question is: how long we must stay around this area? One full day will give us a nice visit there?
Any suggestions welcome.
Thanks in advanvce,
I recently stumblede upon the great nature of Kyrgyzstan and also some exeptional cheep airline tickets and am seriously considering a trip this summer with my boyfriend. We are looking in to going mid august to mid september for 4-5 weeks but are a little bewildered about what to do and choose in what seem to be a magnificent country of natural beauty...
We are absolutely budget travellers, and we prefer to travel independently (i.e. without tour operators, prebooking and stuff). We love couch surfing, dorms and our tent :) And public transport. And meeting the locals.
We dont speek any russian - would a couple of days in a language class in Bishkek make any sense? How many days at least?
Where should we go for the most stunning nature? We have a passion for high altitudes/rough mountains - so preferably we would be doing several treks (f... more »
my friend and I are planning a trip in the region this summer. We have about 6 weeks and we're planning to hit Kyrgyzstan and possibly one other country in the region.
We are traveling on a budget.
We're in the planning stage now so any information will be highly appreciated:
- places to visit.
- places to stay
- public transport/ hitchhiking
- etc. etc.
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