Central-asia 2011

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Dates 1 Jul '11 to 1 Nov '11

Flexible? Somewhat

Est. Cost 0 - 2,500 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Central-asia 2011

HI My main plan: arrival in west part of Kazahstan by train and cycling about 2 weeks, the Ustyurt plateau and Mangistau region, later go to Uzbegistan during 2 weeks and take a short trip to Aral-lake area, go to south part by train and see the silk road cities by cycling.
I am really interested mountains of Pamir, doing some easy trekks in Tajikistan and want to spend there one month, crossing Kyrgyzstan and enter China, there is no fixed plan cause can be problem in Tibet in september, dont know that cycling allowed or not, may join to a tourist group. Two routes goes there one of south from Kashgar to Tibet, the other route goes north part of China like Xinjiang, may enter Gansu and Sichuan provence.
I want finish in Nepal(or China?) and take a trekk or cycling somewhere about a month in October.

My opion low-budget and without guide, althouht unsafe road/trekk are needed guide or checking newest information. Departure isnt earlier than begin of july, if you can go only part of it/join later/leave earlier, it will be ok. We can start anywhere in East Europe or meet somewhere in west part of Kazahstan. I dont want cycling always sometimes using local train or bus(Kazahstan,Uzbegistan,China i mean 300km or longer), saving time and hot wheater may problem in these areas and want see/check some areas in detail but now dont know what areas are these in China. Route is changeable, flexable its deppend on other(s) and am still interested without bicycle.

Daniel

Central-asia 2011

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Vanessa

Vanessa Daniel - that's an awesome trip! I went to Central Asia in 2008 for 2 months and Tajikistan was my favourite place (Kyrgyzstan was close second!). You can find local guides in the Fan Mountains and Pamirs to take you over some of the mountain passes. Although you need a bit of Russian, tajik or pomiri to get by - we found out our poor grasp of Russian meant we'd agreed to scale down the other side of a pass on scree rock / cliff without ropes! It's a popular place for cyclists, although when we were in in Tajikistan most of the roads were unsealed or in really bad condition - except for in the Pamirs because of the trade route (they were in the middle of building sealed roads when we were there, so it's probably fine now). I'll keep an eye on your trip - I'd love to join, but not sure if the dates suit me. :) Vanessa

4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Vanessa, how are things? I remember you talking pretty passionately about central asia. Any plans to go back? Any other travels planned? Hope all is well otherwise. Lauren is off for her Gobi expedition in 2 days.
4 years ago
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Vanessa Todd

Activities

  • Mountaineering
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Backpacking
  • Altitude 4000m+