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by meconopsis
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Ishkashim border crossing (and market): open or closed?
Replies: 44
Views: 29538

Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

I am in Khorogh and can confirm that the border at Khorogh is open-- some people at our hostel just came back from Afghanistan yesterday via the Khorogh/Shugnan border. I am told by PECTA that the Ishkashim borded is open, too. PECTA says both borders will be closed between August 25 and September 1...
by meconopsis
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Ishkashim border crossing (and market): open or closed?
Replies: 44
Views: 29538

Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Do you mean the border to Afghanistsn at Ishkashim is closed completely, or just for access to the (non-existant) market? The previous post from a week ago (by user OneChai) seemed to indicate that entry to Afghanistan was open around that same time? I was in Ishkashim on 22nd july The border is clo...
by meconopsis
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Wakhan Corridor - When to go Q&A
Replies: 3
Views: 5852

Temperatures in Wakhan in August

I am packing for my trip to Wakhan and am trying to figure out how warm clothes/equipment I should bring. I am trying to keep the weight down since I plan on walking around the valley with just my backpack, but I also don't want to freeze at night (will be camping outside as much as possible). What ...
by meconopsis
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Wakhan: Hiking to Noshaq base camp
Replies: 1
Views: 3233

Wakhan: Hiking to Noshaq base camp

I plan on visiting Wakhan in early August this year and am considering doing the 2-day hike up to the Mount Noshaq (Nowshak) Base Camp from Qazi Deh. Here are my questions: 1. Mine field What is the situation with the mine field and alternate trail to base camp? There are reports of an alternate tra...
by meconopsis
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy of Tajikistan in Geneva - Visa and GBAO Permit
Replies: 5
Views: 3208

Re: Embassy of Tajikistan in Geneva - Visa and GBAO Permit

In my case I need a double-entry visa since I plan on visiting the Wakhan Valley in Afghanistan and then returning to Tajikistan. It seems that only single entry visas can be obtained via the e-visa service (at least when I checked the website at the end of June 2016). Thanks to both of you for shar...
by meconopsis
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy of Tajikistan in Geneva - Visa and GBAO Permit
Replies: 5
Views: 3208

Re: Embassy of Tajikistan in Geneva - Visa and GBAO Permit

I got my visa through the Tajik Embassy in Geneva last week (July 2016) and had a very similar experience to the original poster. Very fast and pleasant experience! I applied through the mail from Sweden. Before applying I wrote an e-mail to the consular section confirming the cost of mailing my pas...