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by GoingAroundPlaces
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Cycling Bartang Valley Q&A
Replies: 2
Views: 1749

Re: Bartang Valley best way?

I did the Bartang just about a year ago on a bicycle, going from Karakul to Rushon. Depending on your mode of transport, which direction you go will make a difference. On a bicycle, it is 100% easier to go from the Plateau down to Rushon, as you lose (rather than gain) thousands of metres of altitud...
by GoingAroundPlaces
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Tajik Airlines Bicycle Policy
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

Re: Tajik Airlines Bicycle Policy

Thanks, probably the only way. Fortunately found a flight out that spared me Tajik Airlines, so dodged a bullet. =)
by GoingAroundPlaces
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Tajik Airlines Bicycle Policy
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

Tajik Airlines Bicycle Policy

Hi! Does anyone happen to know Tajik Airlines' bicycle policy (ie, do they take them, and what does it cost)? I'm trying to book a last-minute flight to the States, and all the connecting flights out of Dushanbe that make sense seem to be on Tajik Airlines, but of course no one responds to emails or...
by GoingAroundPlaces
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Bartang Valley road condition
Replies: 17
Views: 4964

Re: Bartang Valley road condition

Update: just passed through the Bartang by bicycle and can confirm that it was completely navigable. It took me four days total from Karakul to Rushon, with two days on the plateau and two days in the valley. Stream crossings were never deeper than knee level on a 183cm person and currents weren't g...
by GoingAroundPlaces
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 46
Views: 21750

Re: Sary Tash-Murghab border crossing

Update: I just passed thru the Tajik border post at Kyzyl Art on my bicycle on 2 August 2017. Had to wait about 30 minutes outside the gate and another 30 minutes after being let into the compound while immigration processed and stamped out a huge line of jeeps and motorcycles headed into Kyrgyzstan...
by GoingAroundPlaces
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Bartang Valley road condition
Replies: 17
Views: 4964

Re: Bartang Valley road condition

Any other reports of conditions in the Bartang? I'm still hoping to travel the route within the week.
by GoingAroundPlaces
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 69
Views: 31798

Re: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border

mazeno wrote:this variant
https://goo.gl/maps/VZLVajrmNmp
is mostly tarmac, last 25-30km on the kyrgyz side is gravel.


Thanks much mazeno, just what I wanted to know!
by GoingAroundPlaces
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 69
Views: 31798

Re: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border

Quick question: Can anyone tell me how much of the A-351 and A-362 highways from near Charyn Canyon to the Kyrgyz border are paved/unpaved? I'm having trouble finding any information about this. Thanks! =)

(section concerned in google map link here: A-351 / A-362 to Kyrgyzstan
by GoingAroundPlaces
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Bicycle service and repair in Almaty
Replies: 3
Views: 2599

Bicycle service and repair in Almaty

Just posting for the community that I passed thru Almaty a few weeks ago and would highly recommend Elite Sport at ул. Желтоксан, 36 for bicycle repairs, service or parts/accessories. I talked to both them and Ekstremal and found Elite Sport considerably better stocked and more helpful -- was able t...
by GoingAroundPlaces
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Where to get a Tajik SIM card between Sary-Tash and Murghab?
Replies: 6
Views: 2451

Re: Where to get a Tajik SIM card between Sary-Tash and Murghab?

When will you be riding in Tajik? timagius91, I'm looking to be entering the country around the 1st week of August (depending on the vagaries of travel thru the southern half of Kyrgyzstan). Also interested in this since we also go through bartang mid August. When Will you travel through bartang, a...

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