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Russia to China (Between Kazakhstan & Mongolia)

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1. Posted by NikWal (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone, I've made a general post for my tour here:
But something that I specifically wanted to know is:
Can you travel from Russia to China through the little gap between Kazakhstan and Mongolia? There's a small connection between Russia & China, which would save me going through other countries. I checked some maps and realised that there's no main roads going through there and that the areas seems to be quite hilly, if not to say that there's a mountain range. The maps I used didn't really tell me if it is was actually possible to make it over the border there, so I was wondering if you guys might know.
Best regards,

Ps.: I'm well aware I am not very well informed as of now, that is why I am asking you. :)

2. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I think I read somewhere that there's no way through - it's either Kazakhstan or Mongolia. But that's no help to you really.

I know it's early days but, have you thought of using gps? Reason I ask is, there's a bunch of people who know parts of that area who can give you 'way-points' to places that even most Russians won't know of. There are different maps available but many are unreliable - though Stanfords in London would be a good start, so maybe worth a trip.

Anyway - pm sent with links. Hope it helps.

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Aug-2010, at 17:28 by fabyomama ]

3. Posted by NikWal (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Thanks a bunch! The GPS-idea kinda sounds like my cup of tea, I'll look into that. Will also check out the links you sent me. Much appreciated!

4. Posted by sichuanyan (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

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