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Tour Urumqi to Shymkent.

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Automotor-tourism in Kazakhstan.

The short description of the tour route:

Urumqi - «Khorgos» - settlement Zharkent - settlement Koktal - settlement Tashkarasu - settlement Chundzha - settlement Kokpek - settlement Baiseit - settlement Chilik - settlement Malovodnoe - Almaty - settlement Samsy - settlement Targap - pass Korday - settlement Korday - settlement Merke - gorge Merke - town Taraz - settlement Aisha-Bibi - mausoleums Aisha-Bibi and Babadzhi-Khatun - pass Kuyuk – village Turar Ryskulov (Vannovka) – Shymkent - border crossing checkpoint “Zhibek-Zholy” - Tashkent.

Distance of route: 859 km.
Season: year round
Best time for travel: April - September.
Duration tour: 4 days, 3 nights.

The general distance from border crossing checkpoint Khorgos» (Kazakhstan-China border crossing checkpoint between city Urumqi (China) and city Almaty (Kazakhstan) and border crossing checkpoint «Zhibek-Zholy» (Uzbek-Kazakhstan border crossing checkpoint between town Shymkent  (Kazakhstan) and  city Tashkent (Uzbekistan) - 1270 km. (This distance is specified only on territory of Kazakhstan).

Detailed the program day by day:

Photo Tours in Zharkent town in Kazakhstan.

1 Day. Urumqi - border crossing checkpoint «Khorgos” - settlement Zharkent - settlement Koktal - settlement Tashkarasu - settlement Chundzha - settlement Kokpek - settlement Baiseit - settlement Chilik - Almaty (344 km).
Arrival from Urumchi. Meeting on border crossing checkpoint «Khorgos». Passing of formalities of the China-Kazakhstan customs and boundary service. Registration of insurance policies on vehicles.
Transfer: border crossing checkpoint Khorgos» - settlement Zharkent - settlement Chundzha - settlement Baiseit (214 km). Lunch in settlement Baiseit in cafe "Dilmurat".
Transfer: settlement Baiseit - settlement Chilik - settlement Malvodnoe - Almaty (130 km). On this share, practically in all settlements there are gasoline stations. Arrival in Almaty, transfer to hotel, accommodation, overnight.
2 Day. Almaty. 
Breakfast. Excursion on city: visiting of park 28 heroes-panfilovsev, Cathedral, museum of musical instruments, national museum of history, area of Republic. Lunch at restaurant «Kazakh Aul». After lunch transfer to natural boundary Medeo (15 km). Rise on Cable way from natural boundary Medeo on ski resort Shymbulak and further on pass Big Talgar. Walk in vicinities of pass, picnic with champagne. Returning on Медео. Transfer to Almaty. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
3 Day. Almaty - settlement Targap - settlement Samsy - pass Kordai - settlement Kordai - settlement Merke - town Taraz (530 km).
Breakfast. Transfer: Almaty - settlement Samsy - settlement Targap - pass Kordai of 1233 meters above sea level - settlement Kordai - settlement Stepnoe - settlement Merke (370 km). Lunch in settlement in local cafe.
Transfer: settlement Merke - Taraz (160 km). On share from Almaty up to Taraz in all settlements there are gasoline stations. Arrival in Taraz, transfer to hotel, accommodation in hotel, overnight. 
4 Day. Taraz - settlement Aisha-Bibi - settlement Turar Ryskulov (Vannovka) - Shymkent - border crossing checkpoint «Zhibek-Zholy» Kazakh-Uzbek border (295 km). 
Breakfast. Transfer: Taraz - settlement Aisha-Bibi – mausoleums Aisha-Bibi amd Babdji-Khatun (18 km). After breakfast in hotel our way from town lays on the West, in the settlement Aisha-Bibi, we turn former name Golovachevka on the left to mausoleums Aisha-Bibi and Babadji-Khatun. Walk and excursion to the mausoleums, photographing.
Transfer: mausoleums Aisha-Bibi and Babadji-Khatun - settlement Turar Ryskulov (Vannovka) - pass Kuyuk - border crossing checkpoint «Zhibek-Zholy» (277 km). Arrival on border crossing checkpoint «Zhibek-Zjoly». Passing of formalities of the Kazakh-Uzbek customs and boundary service. Transfer to Tashkent.                                                        

The additional information for "Tour Urumqi to Shymkent":

That is necessary for transit travel (short-term import) foreign car on territory of Republic Kazakhstan?
Special permissions of motor vehicles in Republic Kazakhstan are not present. All necessary documents for entrance to Republic Kazakhstan are form out on customs item of border.
The driver at entrance to Republic Kazakhstan is obliged to have at itself - driver's license, vehicle registration certificate, power of attorney on driving of vehicle.

On border crossing checkpoint it is necessary for driver:

1. Customs declaration. In the customs declaration, on 2-nd page, in the bottom part, there is column, there it is necessary to enter data of the car (category of vehicle, state number, number of the engine, number of carosserie, number car frame) (the customs declaration give out free of charge).
2. Returned obligation on vehicle. The returned obligation is document in which you give obligation to customs bodies of Republic Kazakhstan, that guarantee export of motor vehicle from Kazakhstan in the specified term, without the right of sale and donation to territories of Republic of Kazakhstan. The returned obligation is filled in duplicate, one remains at customs service, another remains to you. At departure Republic Kazakhstan, you should leave the returned obligation on customs item of departure (the returnable obligation give out free of charge and any duties on temporary import of the car on territory of Republic Kazakhstan does not undertake). 
3. Migration card (give out free of charge).

Insurance of vehicle:

In Republic Kazakhstan according to the law on insurance obligatory insurance of vehicle is necessary. After passing of customs and boundary procedures on border at entrance to Republic Kazakhstan it is necessary to issue obligatory insurance of vehicle in item of insurance. Cost of insurance vehicle means depends on year of release, market cost, category of vehicle. Provisional cost of insurance of the vehicle from $25 up to $50

Attention!
More detailed information on rules of import and export of motor vehicles on our site www.silkadv.com in section "Helpful information".

Note:
Author program is Alexander Petrov. Copying and introduction -  from the sanction of the author  petrovsra@mail.ru

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