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by willemspie
Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:50 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Kyrgyzstan into Tajikistan by bike
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Kyrgyzstan into Tajikistan by bike

The Batken area was out of bounds and the border crossing there was closed. I don't think it has changed.
by willemspie
Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:04 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: forbidden roads - altyn arashan and karakol gorge
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: forbidden roads - altyn arashan and karakol gorge

The last part of the track to Altyn Arashan is very rough. Even the truck and the jeeps were in difficulty after a heavy rain.
by willemspie
Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:07 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tadjikistan self driving alone
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Tadjikistan self driving alone

If you have a problem, you will be on your own too.
Most tourists prefer a 4WD with driver.
by willemspie
Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:40 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Karakul
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Karakul

Very limited supplies.
by willemspie
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stan countries hospital quality
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Stan countries hospital quality

In remote areas, don't expect emergency services or good health care.
by willemspie
Thu Feb 15, 2024 6:49 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: favorite map apps
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: favorite map apps

For hiking, or possibly cycling in remote areas, I recommend you to download the old Soviet topographical maps which are available on different websites, i use maps.vlasenko.net (free of charge).
by willemspie
Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:47 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Pakistan safety situation
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Pakistan safety situation

Not the season for trekking in Northern Pakistan anyway.
by willemspie
Wed Feb 07, 2024 5:25 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Dushanbe into GBAO - 4 days
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Dushanbe into GBAO - 4 days

4 days is rushed, considering it's such a long 4WD drive and back. So I support the previous answer, check out a nearer destination.
by willemspie
Sat Feb 03, 2024 5:45 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Itinerary advice - 6 weeks Central Asia: Khiva or Fann Mountains?
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Itinerary advice - 6 weeks Central Asia: Khiva or Fann Mountains?

From Artuch, you must return to Pendjikent for shared taxis to Dushanbe.
by willemspie
Thu Feb 01, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Itinerary advice - 6 weeks Central Asia: Khiva or Fann Mountains?
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Itinerary advice - 6 weeks Central Asia: Khiva or Fann Mountains?

The Fann mountains are more suitable for a 3 to 6 days mountain trek than the Pamirs. The Pamirs have several good shorter treks, longer treks become remote adventures. If you go on a multi day trek in the Fann mountains, you can finish at different places. From Artuch, for instance, there a some pu...