my friend and I want to visit the gas crater on our way comming from Usbekistan to Dashoguz. We would like to take a shared taxi or any other ride, visit Koyen Urgench on the way and stop at the crater in the evening, spend the night there and on the next day move on to Ashgabat. We carry everything we need to camp with us and would need advices on how to do the trip or other travellers who would like to join in to lower the costs.
Our basic idea right now is to go to Koyen Urgench from the border, visit the city and then hop on a shared ride to Ashgabat - I think the problem is that cars leave only in the morning, so we can't visit Koyen Urgench
We thought off getting two drivers - one to drive us down one day - we pay for all the way to Ashgabat - and one driver on the next day, whom we already payed ahead, who can pick us up on his way from Koyen Urgench to Ashgabat, but maybe we only try to hitchhike to get from the crater to Ashgabat.