How can I drive from Uzbekistan to India
Replies: 16 - Last Post: Jan 21, 2013 1:00 AM Last Post By: tef312
Nov 21, 2012 8:27 PM
I have been advised the border of Pakistan is now closed.
I cant seem to find any alliterative.
Does anyone know of a road in reasonable condition that would make this journey possible?
China is NOT an option due to the logistical problems associated with it.
Edited by: tropix
Nov 21, 2012 10:21 PM
Nov 22, 2012 2:23 AM
Nov 22, 2012 2:49 AM
Nov 22, 2012 8:26 AM
Nov 22, 2012 11:39 AM
Nov 22, 2012 2:15 PM
Nov 23, 2012 5:42 AM
76 is rigtht. The only way without going through China is to go through Turkmenistan, Iran, and then Pakistan. If you are already in Uzbekistan this will be very difficult. Aside from getting an İranian visa, and a Turkmen transit visa (neither of which are the easiest) you'll still need the Pakistan visa which can only be applied for in your home country...or possibly country of residence.
All in all, the logistical problems assocaited with driving in China might amount less than the other option.
Nov 24, 2012 2:49 AM
86 & 7 sum it up.
You have 2 options:
Turkmenistan - Iran - Pakistan - India
You can only get Pakistan visas in your home country
You would need to get the Iran visa before you applied for the Turkmen transit visa.
You need to go through a Chinese agent for the Chinese section.
Khunjerab Pass is shut from Dec-April
Pakistan visa needs to be got in home country.
People have done both routes before but both will be expensive and take time to organise.
Nov 26, 2012 2:01 AM
9The first route is much cheaper and you should get your Turkmenistan Visa if you have the Iranian one. Going through China is very expensive (I think we spent around 1500,- EUR for 4 days in China between Irkeshtam and Khunjerab Pass). There are almost no logistical problems in China, you have to do nothing, you just have to pay a lot of money to the agency and then everything is organized.
I do not know how the rules are now in Pakistan, three years ago it was possible to get a visa at the border post in Sost. But I read somewhere that the rules changed.
Edited by: tef312
Nov 26, 2012 8:00 AM
Nov 27, 2012 4:02 AM
Nov 29, 2012 7:40 PM
12A further problem with the route through China is that you will travel through Xinjiang province, and the Chinese authorities usually reject applications that include this region in the itinerary.This is one (but only one) of the reasons it's difficult to get a visa for China in Central Asia.
Nov 30, 2012 10:51 AM
13It is not necessary to mention it when applying for a visa or if you have booked an official itinerary for travelling with a car, you will not have any problems. I got the visa without problems in Tashkent
Jan 16, 2013 7:41 AM
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