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by northinsouth1
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Finding driver in Kokand: Rishton>Margilan>Fergana
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Finding driver in Kokand: Rishton>Margilan>Fergana

I have no idea how I missed this: thank you.
by northinsouth1
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Finding driver in Kokand: Rishton>Margilan>Fergana
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Finding driver in Kokand: Rishton>Margilan>Fergana

Quick question: Does anyone know if there's a place in Kokund. where folks can hire a car/find a shared taxi from Kokund to Rishton/Margilan/Fergana? I tried searching around this site and others, and I'm missing it. Any info or recs much appreciated. Thanks, NIS.
by northinsouth1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Price to buy whole shared taxi: Dushanbe to Penjikent
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Price to buy whole shared taxi: Dushanbe to Penjikent

Was $50 / 500 TJS in September with a bloke named Rohan inc hotel pick up He seemingly doesn’t have whatsapp or telegram so you’ll need to text or call him on 931950008 He called 15 mins before our agreed meeting time and advised that it was in fact his brother who would take us and that he was wai...
by northinsouth1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Price to buy whole shared taxi: Dushanbe to Penjikent
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Price to buy whole shared taxi: Dushanbe to Penjikent

If you go to the starting point for Panjakent trips -- the Cement Factory on the north side of Dushanbe -- then it is about 100 per seat to the border. So you could get a whole car for 400. But many cars already have a passenger or two waiting in them, and some have 6 passenger seats. People will c...
by northinsouth1
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Price to buy whole shared taxi: Dushanbe to Penjikent
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Price to buy whole shared taxi: Dushanbe to Penjikent

Hi all--

A simple question: my wife and I may want to reserve an entire shared taxi to get from Dushanbe to Penjikent (from there, we need to cross the border into Samarkand). What's a reasonable price to do this?

Thanks, in advance, for your help.
by northinsouth1
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Choosing between Pamirs vs. Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Choosing between Pamirs vs. Kyrgyzstan

My wife and I are big hikers, but we may run into some scheduling issues where we might need to choose between the Pamirs from Osh to Dushanbe vs. treks among Song Kul, Sary Chelek, and Arslanbob. I'm hoping those in the know might be able to give some advice about where they might put their energie...
by northinsouth1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek

I think this depends on two things: 1. From where in NA are you coming: it's a difference between Flagstaff or Estes Park vs. NYC or LA. 2. Where are you staying in KYZ? Per altitude, fitness doesn't necessarily correspond to altitude. I was able to hike Whitney w/out too much trouble. My wife, on t...
by northinsouth1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Driver recs in Almaty to Karakol to Bishkek
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: Driver recs in Almaty to Karakol to Bishkek

Thanks so much for the info, AWTY. This is really helpful. May I ask, how did you get a driver through Iron Horse and what was the going rate? I have a quote from them for $225 per day w/ $35 per person extra if we want them to take care of our housing and food, but on first blush, it appears attach...
by northinsouth1
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Driver recs in Almaty to Karakol to Bishkek
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Driver recs in Almaty to Karakol to Bishkek

My wife and I are going to be in CA for a couple months next year and part of the trip will be from Almaty to Altyn Emel, Charin, and Kolsai. We then want to cross over to Karakol and spend a day or two in town before doing a three day trek to Alton Aroshon via Alokol. We then want to go back to Kar...
by northinsouth1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Uzekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan: Reservation advice
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Uzekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan: Reservation advice

Thanks, Carol: this seems to be the advice I've seen here and elsewhere. We actually have gotten a quote for Pamir from one of the tour people we contacted through Carivanistan, but if for some reason that doesn't work out, I'll definitely drop you a line and ask for a recommendation!

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