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How do we prepare
for each trip &
what gear do we carry?

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Central Asia, Russia & Mongolia Trip Preparation from April 01, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2010 - Approx. 40,000km

This page includes some of the main research that was required to make our dream a reality.

Proposed Route:

Central Asia, Russia & Mongolia Proposed Route

Trip Planning Check List:

August 2008

September 2008

October & November 2008

December 2008

January 2009

February 2009

March 2009

April 2009

May 2009

June 2009

July 2009

August 2009

September 2009

October 2009

November 2009

December 2009

January 2010

February 2010

March 2010

Proposed Schedule, Visa, IOL & Carnet de Passage Requirements: 

Visa and Letter of Invitation (IOL) requirements continuesly change and also depend on nationality of applicant. This this six (6) months trip the Carnet de Passage is not required.

Country Days Entry Exist Visa Req. Visa Apply LOI Req. LOI
(US$)/ person
Process-ing Time
Escort Req. Single/ Multi Entry Visa Visa Cost (US$)/ person Process-ing Time
Valid (days) Visa
Germany 8 23-Mar-10 31-Mar-10 No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A    
Travel to Istanbul, Turkey 4 01-Apr-10 05-Apr-10 Yes Border N/A N/A N/A N/A Single 60 N/A 90    
Turkey 11 06-Apr-10 17-Apr-10 N/A See Above N/A N/A N/A N/A Single 60 N/A 90    
Georgia 6 18-Apr-10 24-Apr-10 No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A    
Armenia 9 25-Apr-10 04-May-10 Yes Border N/A N/A N/A N/A Single   N/A N/A    
Georgia 8 05-May-10 13-May-10 No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A    

Ferry Baku to Turkmenbashi

11 14-May-10 25-May-10 Yes Ottawa, Canada Yes 130 5 No Single 130 5 30 14-May-10 13-Jun-10
Turkmenistan 13 26-May-10 07-Jun-10 Yes Turkmenbashi Ferry Border Yes 50 21 Yes Single TBD N/A 13    
Uzbekistan 21 08-Jun-10 29-Jun-10 Yes Washington, USA Yes 35 14 No Single 130 5 30 07-Jun-10 06-Jul-10
Tajikistan 9 30-Jun-10 09-Jul-10 Yes Washington, USA N/A N/A N/A No Single 200 3 30 21-Jun-10 21-Jul-10
Kyrgyzstan 7 10-Jul-10 17-Jul-10 Yes Washington, USA No N/A N/A No Single 350 3 30 1-Jul-10 30-Jul-10
Kazakhstan 10 18-Jul-10 28-Jul-10 Yes Ottawa, Canada No 80 10 No Single 140 8 30 17-Jul-10 16-Aug-10
Russia 1 29-Jul-10 30-Jul-10 Yes Ottawa, Canada Yes 150* 18 No Multi 280 5 365 26-Nov-09 15-Dec-10
Mongolia 12 31-Jul-10 12-Aug-10 Yes Almaty, Kazakhstan No     No Single 63 same day 30    
Russia to Valdivostok 6 13-Aug-10 19-Aug-10 Yes See Above N/A     No Multi   N/A 365 26-Nov-09 15-Dec-10
Valdivostok to St. Petersburg 23 20-Aug-10 12-Sep-10 Yes See Above N/A     No Multi   N/A 365 26-Nov-09 15-Dec-10
Russia to Germany 10 13-Sep-10 23-Sep-10 Yes See Above N/A     No N/A   N/A N/A    

* CDN$ by VisaHQ, remainder by Stantours

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