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by daway
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Oybek - Buston (UZ-TAJ) border crossing
Replies: 28
Views: 12128

Re: Oybek - Buston (UZ-TAJ) border crossing

Really easy. Khujand -> Tashkent 5 hours door to door. $13 per person as group of two, could be cheaper. Shared taxi from panjshanbe to border, 100 somoni for the car. Waited a while at border in lines. Bags were not checked at all. Taxi to Tashkent $15, definitely could have been cheaper but we did...
by daway
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe
Replies: 21
Views: 11418

Re: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe

Easy. You can skip the line as a foreigner. They will give you your desired dates if you ask (doesn't have to match LOI, actually they just glanced at the LOI). They rejected my form at first since the printer cut off a margin but there's a print and copy office a few doors down. $160 for a 15 day s...
by daway
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Hitchhiking in Uzbekistan
Replies: 1
Views: 1121

Hitchhiking in Uzbekistan

Possible? For example I'd ideally catch some sort of night transport from Bukhara to Urgench/Khiva.

I'm assuming if I pay enough, a shared taxi will do it--does anyone have an idea of how much this might cost?
by daway
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: 5 days transit in Kazakhstan
Replies: 6
Views: 2350

Re: 5 days transit in Kazakhstan

Burana is possible in 4-5 hours not factoring transport waiting time. 1.5 hours to Burana via marshrutka and then taxi. The site is not that large, an hour should be reasonable.
by daway
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Tajikistan trip report
Replies: 2
Views: 6080

Re: Tajikistan trip report

Will be writing my own trip report in a couple weeks but can echo that Margeb area and Jizew in the Bartang are wonderful. If you go to Margeb try to make it to Pscon--a long 34km walk but worth it imo. Villages/lakes at Jizew are picture perfect.
by daway
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Kyrgzystan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan plans
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Kyrgzystan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan plans

Shortening Kol Suu to 2 days, Naryn -> Kol Suu -> Naryn. I've been quoted 320 and 200 usd for a solo trip. 200$ seems like a good price and is in line with $115 per person that a group of two says they paid. I've been sold on the Fanns! After the Pamir Highway: 1- Dushanbe (pick up Uzbek visa with L...
by daway
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Kyrgzystan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan plans
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Kyrgzystan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan plans

Thanks, I'll look into the border permit for Kol Suu--did not realize it would be that difficult to obtain. It seems that Naryn-Jalalabad is doable in one day, but I'll make sure whatever transport I charter for Kol Suu brings me back to Naryn and then I might do a two day Naryn -> Kazarman, Kazarma...
by daway
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Kyrgzystan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan plans
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Kyrgzystan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan plans

Another option I'm seeing is to take Uzbekistan out and do something like Add two days to Pamir Highway trip (11 days total, not including 2 days flex time waiting in Osh to arrange transport) 26-33 Penjakent / Seven Lakes / Iskanderkul / Yagnob Valley by foot 34- Penjakent -> Osh (possible without ...
by daway
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Kyrgzystan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan plans
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Kyrgzystan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan plans

Hello all, will be resuming a trip and will have 5 weeks in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan starting next week. Welcoming any and all feedback on a tentative itinerary. People who have been to Kol Suu or Yagnob, please comment! I just finished 3 weeks in Xinjiang, crossed into Osh via Irkeshta...
by daway
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Tajik visa in Bishkek
Replies: 52
Views: 18019

Re: Embassy report: Tajik visa in Bishkek

Bishkek, US passport

$85 + 200 som for a 45 day, multiple entry with GBAO

One other person there, had the visa within 45 minutes.

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