April – July, 2014
On April 17 we joined Kuipwagen (Marijke and Coen) and Ivor (Kim and Vaughan) in the Northern Laos border town of Boten, to cross into China as a convoy. Twenty nine days later we reached Erenhot, China and crossed into Mongolia.
We spent a month in Mongolia enjoying the landscape and diversity of the county. We exited on the Western border to Russia. We then headed North-West and then South-West through Russia towards Kazakhstan.
We had a marvelous time traveling through Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and back into Kazakhstan en route to the Caspian Sea (www.7lows.com).
|Leg 4||Dates||Duration||Distance (kms)|
|China ()||April 17th – May 15th||29 Days||5,419|
|Mongolia ()||May 15th – June 13th||32 Days||3,614|
|Russia ()||June 13th – 17th||4 Days||1,160|
|Kazakhstan (Take 1) ()||June 17th – 21st||5 Days||1,485|
|Kyrgyzstan ()||June 21st – July 2nd||9 Days||1,551|
|Uzbekistan ()||July 2nd – 12th||10 Days||2,145|
|Kazakhstan (Take 2) ()||July 12th – 14th||2 Days||811|
|Summary for Leg 4||2 Months, 29 Days||16,185|
() = Border crossing logistics information for Sterlin.