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Irkeshtam border crossing

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=== Into Kyrgyzstan {{European Route Number|60}} ===
From [[Kashgar]], Bus number 2 heading north will take you a bit out of the city on the right road. Catch a car or truck, get to the intersection of road 309. There are many small villages on the way, after some 40 km you will reach the intersection of Irkeshtam and Tourgart pass. Make it to [[Ugomchat]], !!IMPORTANT!! The imigration office has moved from the border to Ugomchat, you will need to get your EXIT stamp there. However the Imigration Immigration is a bit well hiddenand not signposted, about 3 km from the town. A local car might just pass it and you will arrive 7 hours later at the border told that you have to go back! (Yes really) You can easily catch a truck from imigration . After you have passed Ugomchat city, keep looking to your right as wellyou head out on the outskirts, guards and you will help see a large, official looking building. This is the place. [[user:lukeyboy95|lukeyboy95]] was told by immigration that hitching a ride here was illegal, and not allowed (May 2013). After a night of protesting and camping outside they're flashy building, the next morning they reluctantly granted permission for me. So be careful, a taxi is $65. If youget further info here, update this section. 5-8 hours truck drive to the border. Border closed weekends. Closes early, at 6 - 6:30 [[Beijing]] time. At border chinese Chinese side there is some kind of accomodation, but also possibility to find abandoned room where you can sleep. The border opens at 11 am beijing time. Guards will get you on a truck across to Kyrgyz side. In Winter, this can be very cold. Wrap up.
=== Into China ===
The border seems to close at 2 pm kyrgyz time. If you arrive too late and it's too cold for camping, you can stay with the locals in Irkeshtam for 100 Som.

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