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I plan to arrive in bishkek about june 9 and to return to switzerland not later than sep 5. I am completely flexible but have the following route in mind: bishkek-osh- pamir highway-dushanbe-bukhara-urgench-bukhara-samarkand-taskent-osh-bishkek. If there is time left, I would like to spend it in kyrgyzstan and around almaty in kazhakstan.
It seems to me, that the biggest problem is to find transport on the pamir highway. Does anyone have experience as a single traveler? Is anyone interested in…

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Hi all

I will be in Kyrgyzstan soon and I will have to travel from Bishkek to Osh. I will take a shared taxi, but I do not want to embark in the full 12hrs direct trip, so I'd like to split the journey into two parts.

Could you please recommend a nice intermediate stop (just for afternoon and evening) that is served by shared taxis and where I can easily find another one in the morning to reach Osh?

Thanks!!

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Hi all.We are three spanish looking for partners for a jeep trip(with driver)from Osh to Khorog.We are leaving next thursday(26th May).It will be a 9 days trip ,with a visit to Iskhasim market the last day(saturday).The prices that they offer to us in Osh is around 1000 dollars for the whole car and driver expenses.Anybody interested?Thanks

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Hello,
am an austrian citizen and traveling now the Stan's from Turkmenistan to Kyrgyzstan, then on to Kashgar and via the Karakorum highway to amritsar(india)...
Have collected all the needed visa already at home except the one for india..

Does anyone of you know whether I can get an indian visa in bishkek?
If yes, how long would it be valid and for how many days?

Thanks for all your feedback, Georg.

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This Saturday my friend and I want to go from Bishkek to the Airport in Almaty...

Any advice on a cheap but reliable method of transport?

thank you

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This is contact to Majrambek who can help you to get Kaldama Pass(between Kazarman and Jalal-Abad)
[PM me for phone number] Magazyn Bakyt, Zaprawka
You can call to him(he just speek Russian and Kirgiz) or ask locals for way to Bakyt Shop. There is also gas station where he work. We paid 2000 som.

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Hi all.Does anybody know if is safe to drink water in Bishkek just from the tap?what about the rest of thw country?i have read that is dificult to get other than sparkling mineral water in the shops and i hate it..

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Hello,
does anyone know if it's possible to buy a gas stove in Kochkor? (system Var)

Thanks for answering me.
Pavel

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We are a Canadian couple currently in Osh and are hoping to find some other people to do the Pamir Highway with. Ideally we would like to join someone's trip and help share the costs. We are very flexible and easy going. If you are going or have any other suggestions of how to get in touch with others who might be going please let me know!
Thanks!
Brendan

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Just a few notes that might be useful for anyone flying into Bishkek...

I approached this with some concern, remembering the awfulness of arriving at Tashkent a few years ago. I was quite wrong: it's a completely sress-free experience. There are no paper forms to fill in. Immigration (I have a UK passport) was quick - just a small stamp in the passport. Then through customs, which was a formality - nobody seemed to be questioned or searched. All very simple and professional!

After this you…