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Getting There & Away

Shared taxis to Dushanbe (100TJS per seat, four hours, 276km) leave from the southern end of the bazaar. To charter a taxi with an overnight in Iskander-Kul starts at around US$150.

Taxis to Penjikent (100/120TJS in winter/summer, five hours) leave from 100m further south than the Dushanbe taxis, beyond the terminus of marshrutkas 4 and 5.

Although minibus 314 (10TJS to 15TJS, 1½ hours) for Khojand should start 3km north of town from the Avtovokzal, some fill up at the same place as the shared taxis (20TJS to 25TJS, 50 minutes), near the blacksmiths workshops opposite the central bazaar. From the bazaar take marshrutka 6 for Avtovokzal.