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by jvjjjvvv
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tajikistan - Uzbekistan crossing at Panjakent
Replies: 93
Views: 38698

Re: Tajikistan - Uzbekistan crossing at Panjakent

I heard from my tour guide based in Panjakent that the border is closed from 5th to 16th September - other local tour operators have been told this morning. I'm therefore having to reroute my trip to Khujand instead, which is a pain. Speculation is that it's linked to the conference taking place in...
by jvjjjvvv
Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:09 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan visa-free entry registration
Replies: 10
Views: 1713

Re: Tajikistan visa-free entry registration

Hi. I will (re)enter Tajikistan tomorrow, visa-free, only to leave by plane the day after. I guess it's not necessary to register for this one-day stay, and even if I wanted I am not sure that I could (I will arrive to Dushanbe on Saturday evening), but does anyone have experience with such short st...
by jvjjjvvv
Wed Aug 24, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Possible new GBAO closure (late August...)
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Possible new GBAO closure (late August...)

Currently going back to Dushanbe from Khorog by car (by the way, was a bit of a struggle to find one with room for three bikers). We saw a quite large convoy of army trucks a few hours ago. Something 'important' going on?
by jvjjjvvv
Fri Aug 19, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Bike repair in Khorog
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Bike repair in Khorog

Very glad to hear! I also thought the guy seemed very reliable, that's why I wanted to share the info : )
by jvjjjvvv
Fri Aug 19, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Scary descents on Pamir Highway
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Scary descents on Pamir Highway

Thanks. In the end we're taking the M-41 straight to Murghab, but other people had told me the same you just did. Otherwise, my experience getting to Khorog was that nothing was 'scary' as the Khaburabod descent was. Although around some village called Lakhsh (between Qalai Khumb and Rushan) there i...
by jvjjjvvv
Fri Aug 19, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Bike repair in Khorog
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Bike repair in Khorog

I don't know if this is considered spam, but I just wanted to share the contact of a mechanic that a lot of people in Khorog seem to recommend: +992 93 577 4920 My experience with him was pretty good and apparently he'll soon open a bike rental/repair business here in Khorog, and then in different c...
by jvjjjvvv
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Kazakhstan travel sharing
Topic: Kolsai & Kaindy Lakes + Charyn Canyon early Oct?
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Kolsai & Kaindy Lakes + Charyn Canyon early Oct?

Thanks - will do! That link was just an example to let people know what I'm looking for. Were the steppe spirit tours you joined in Russian? My Russian is probably just about good enough to join a group - but I'd probably miss out on a few things. ;-) Sebastian The guide I was with could speak Engl...
by jvjjjvvv
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Kazakhstan travel sharing
Topic: Trip from Almaty to Charyn canyon and Kaindy and Kolsai lakes in late August
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Trip from Almaty to Charyn canyon and Kaindy and Kolsai lakes in late August

Hi. I went with a tour myself a few weeks ago. It was cheap (around 50 dollars for the whole weekend, with mostly Russian-speaking guides and tourists). If you want to know, the company I did it with is called Steppe Spirit and the guides are nice. But in general I'd advice against tours, as on thos...
by jvjjjvvv
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Scary descents on Pamir Highway
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Scary descents on Pamir Highway

Thank you! I am not going past Murghab, or not by bicycle anyway, so that's good. Thanks again
by jvjjjvvv
Sun Aug 14, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Scary descents on Pamir Highway
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Scary descents on Pamir Highway

Hello, Myself and a friend are currently cycling the Pamir Highway. Today we arrived to Qalai Khumb from the direction of Tavildara and I am still a bit in shock regarding the descent from the 3258 meters high mountain pass. I have no problem with strenuous effort, but this bit of the journey was wa...