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Dear All,

Together with two friends i travel to Tajikistan next month. We focus on the pamir region. We'll arrive in Dushanbe on 09/07 and leave from Osh on 24/07. But i've still got some questions...Hope you guys can help me out!

  • At the moment we've contacted a couple of travel organisations ( pamirguides, sarez travel, Ibex Pamir Tourism) to arrange a 4WD + driver. Actually we prefer to take public transport but i guess that is quite difficult regarding our limited time? And we also…

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Pamir Highway

Hi everybody,

we will be traveling in Tajikistan next month, arriving in Dushambe by plane on July 22. We would like to follow the Pamir highway, by a mix of public and private transport, stopping at some point for trekking.
Eventually we will have to be back in Almaty, Kazakhstan, by 8 August. By land through Kyrgyzstan and/or by another flight.
We have 18 days between arrival in Dushambe and return in Almaty. Is this feasable? Any suggestions about the itinerary, trasport, side trips? (and, if…

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Hello. Im planning on applying for an evisa but will get my GBAO permit in Dushanbe. Do you have to enter GBAO area on the exact day as noted on the permit/ That would make it hard to plan activities such as trekking etc. Id like to do some trekking first in the Fan Mountains, dont know how long that will take and also visit places along the Wakhan Corridor. Any info or advice appreciated. Also. i have the opportunity to fly to Dushanbe or enter via Uzbekistan. is there anything special about…

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Hi guys,
I have done a lot of independent trekking before - carrying my own equipment and supplies. I would prefer to do this in Tajikistan rather than guided treks.

I am looking for suggestions of towns or villages or just places where maybe there are some simple 1/2/3 day treks from which I can accomplish alone without too much worry. I have researched trekking in Tajikistan but most of the treks I have come across involve either very high passes and uncertain paths where you need to worry…

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Hi fellow travelers ,
Yes I'm in this situation. And I would like to know if there is a "place to be", let it be Bishkek, Osh, Kirin, Dushanbe... And most specifically a guesthouse where it would be easier or even organized...
Any ideas? Any experience?
Traveling by public buses is always an option, but what do you "loose" in term of traveling experience?
Thank you!

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Hi all,

The last year I went to Tajikistan (what a great country) and unfortunately I forgot to exchange more than 1000 somoni! It's enough for travling for more than two weeks with a bike. Anyway, I would like to exchange them with some €. Is there any Italian going to Tajikistan? In case any Italian is interested, let me know. I live in Bologna, so if you are around we can do the exchange.

Cheers

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Hello. Im in Uzbekistan now planning to trek in the Fann mountains soon. This trek looks great. Anyone interested or have info about planning this?

http://ai.stanford.edu/~latombe/mountain/photo/central-asia-06/fann-06.htm

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Fan Mountains

Fan Mountains in the west of Tajikistan are trekker's paradise. Very different to Pamirs and possibly more foot friendly. There are already well established (unmarked) trails and routes; those with camping equipment are in the best position to enjoy most of what mountains have to offer. Those without the equipment are limited to visits to Iskander Kul from Sarvoda on taxi; Seven (I think it was seven) Lakes south of Penjikent or making a trek or two out of Artuch. I had no time to do all three…

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Jiseu Valley

Jiseu Valley starts some 25km off M41 near Rushon. It's a wonderful and very easy trek. The village is only 2hrs away from the bridge over the Bartang (this is the nearest you can get by car to Jiseu). The trek upstream from the village takes some 2 hours to reach the nicest lake. A further 1.5 hours was repetitive with walking over hot scree. Still nice though.

Possible to get to the bridge on shared taxi from Rushan on Mon-Sat, difficult on Sundays. Taxi, ordinary car, one way from Khorog to…

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Getting out of Khorog for Dushanbe is easy by using the ground transportation (just be at the bus place by 6.30am), but flying to Dushanbe on a short notice is difficult. Getting the ticket involves placing your name on a waiting list (up to 14 days full) for the first two daily flights. Or chancing it on a shorter waiting list for the possible third daily flight. Or bribing someone to get the ticket for you. And always with possibility of being kicked out of the list by those with better…