After all the advise and reading a lot of travel blogs and website, especially ‘seberskyexstreem’, that’s some pretty strong voodoo. My route and the visa info for the route are below. I have to say that I’m still unsure about which direction to ride it in, whether to long haul it through Russia to Mongolia and zigzag home or the or zigzag to Mongolia and long haul home. The visas take 8 weeks at the prices below so had better make up my mind soon.
Hi, the visa information I’ve gathered from Travcour- TRAVCOUR (UK) Ltd
and includes their fee.
Europe to Russia to Mongolia double entry £158.40
Multiple entry apx. £450
Mongolia to Russia one month visa £79.50
Russia to Kazakhstan one month triple entry
from UK embassy apx. £80
Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan one month multiple £99.00
Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan £119.50
Tajikistan to Uzbekistan £89.50
Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan to Russia to Europe
My route means a 3rd entry to Russia for which I need a second passport and a second Russian visa or a multiple entry business vise, both cost around £450.
Or you can cross the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan.
I don’t know the cost of the ferry but the extra visas are
Every blog I’ve read has the ferry crossing as an ordeal, I’m wimping out of this particular challenge on health grounds. Having MS meaning standing around for hours or days should to be avoided where possible.