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Dear everyone,
We are heading to Tajikistan in July, and have questions about VISA on arrival. The information differs from where we read it.

We are coming from a country with No tajik embassy.

Does anyone have recent experience with applying for VISA on arrival at Dushanbe airport? Had you filled in the VISA papers beforehand, and did you pay with cash, and which currency? How did the process go? We are arriving in early morning as well - is the VISA office open 24/7?

Thank you so much!

Be…

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GBAO permit

hi!
...is the GBAO-permit connected to the visa....... or can it be asked before receiving the Tajik visa?

I have no Tajik embassy close...(and the closest in Dubai does not hand out GBAO-Permits), so i will get a visa on arrival without a LOI (Croatian citizen) and would need to ask the GBAO-Permit once in Dushanbe.

So, i was wondering, if i use a local travel agency, if they can get me the GBAO permit before having received the Tajik visa on arrival at Dushanbe airport (?)

thanks!
i.

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Hello!
We are two people (john and bee), travelling by bike from Dushanbe to Bishkek. We want to get a jeep ride or shared taxi with our bikes from Dushanbe to the head of the Bartang Valley (a bit before Khorog) and begin our bike ride there. We are hoping to leave on the 20th May and do the journey in two stages with an overnight stop in between. I think it will cost around $250 altogether. Does anyone want to share the ride with us?

Let us know asap!

John and Bee

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Hi there! I would like to go to Dushanbe around middle of june and travel the Pamir Highway to Osch (should be there the latest on the 29th of June). Anybody out there who would be interested in joining? Haven't organized a car and driver yet since travelling the route alone is far too expensive for me. Looking forward to hear from someone!

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Mongol Rally

Hi guys, I'll be in Tajikistan for Mongol rally in August, I'm very glad to have all this information form the forum; so thanks for all these news

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We would like to inform that due to the bad weather in Tajikistan in past week there were several mudslides around the country including in Pamirs and Penjikent. The road directions Dushanbe- Kulub - Kalai Khumb - Khorog is stopped for two days.
More information in Russian you can find here (pls use google translate):
http://rus.ozodi.org/content/article/27732031.html
Cheers,
PJ team
ParamountJourney.com

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Hello fellow travellers
My partner and I are planning to travel around Tajikistan in July or August with our own 4x4. last year when I did some research on applying for Tajik visas I read that it was necessary to put certain place names on the visa application and to apply for a GBAO permit at the same time to save both money and time. The thing is that I was using another diary at the time and no longer have the information with me. So now, what I am asking is what place names do I need to…

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I'm leaving for Dushanbe in a few days, and plan to bring dollars as a back up to my cards. I will be cycling east towards China. I know to bring new notes with me, but I'm not sure what notes work best with banks in Tajikistan (and nearby countries). In other countries I have visited, clean $50 bills have been well accepted . Also, there is the question of paying off the border guards etc (so I've heard). Does US currency work best? If so, what is a typical amount?

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Hi guys out there.

The Trip
We plan on doing a self drive Pamir/Wakhan trip from the 15th May 2016 to the 30th May 2016.

Our planned route is:
Day 1 (15th) - Osh to Isfara (crossing border to Tajikistan)

Day 2 (16th) - Isfara to Sarytag (Fan Mountains)

Day 3 (17th) - Hiking in Fan Mountains

Day 4 (18th) - Sarytag to Dushanbe (leave early to spend afternoon in Dushanbe to collect GBAO permit)

Day 5/6 (19th/20th) - Dushanbe to Khorog

Day 7 (21st) - Khorog to Ishkashem (for Afghan border…

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Hello. I arrive in Tashkent June 3. After 2-3 weeks i plan to cross into Tadjikistan to Dushanbe. Frim there i want to travel the Pamirs slowly, to Osh then Bishkek. Anyone wanna share costs