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by Pamirski
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Cycling from Dushanbe to Bishek
Replies: 7
Views: 3137

Re: Cycling from Dushanbe to Bishek

5 weeks seems reasonable to me (but it depends on the cyclist) and from Osh you have no problem finding a transport. We then took a "Busnik" from Bishkek to Osh, kind of a van that is transporting goods, but also passangers (therefore no problem with a bike), but should start outside Osh. Northern r...
by Pamirski
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Dushanbe To Khorog Travel Advise
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

Re: Dushanbe To Khorog Travel Advise

It depends on whether you want to do some trekking or just walk a bit. I would go on the first day to Iskander Kul (and have a stop in Varzob gorge). At Iskander Kul is a Turbaza, where you could stay the night. For trekking I would take the other day another transfer out from Iskander Kul and let y...
by Pamirski
Wed May 31, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Dushanbe To Khorog Travel Advise
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

Re: Dushanbe To Khorog Travel Advise

Why not going to the Fan Mountains and keeping the Pamir for a trip with more time.
by Pamirski
Tue May 16, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: pamir highway and small side trip to Afganistan if possible
Replies: 13
Views: 5919

Re: pamir highway and small side trip to Afganistan if possible

Hi Zorkul was great, we did it on a 3 weeks cycle loop through the Pamir, including Bartang valley http://bike-pamir.blogspot.ch/2010/10/der-afghanischen-grenze-entlang-durch.html The Wakhan side trip was 3 weeks, we cycled to Sarhad and trekked to the Little Pamir. http://bike-asia.blogspot.ch/2013...
by Pamirski
Thu May 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: $US dispensing ATMs Naryn?
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Re: $US dispensing ATMs Naryn?

If things have not changed, you should also get $ in Tajikistan. At least in former trips I was able to extract some at the airport in Dushanbe and in 2013 we also got tons of them in Khorog (ATM and bank, the bank was cheaper for larger amounts).
by Pamirski
Fri May 05, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: pamir highway and small side trip to Afganistan if possible
Replies: 13
Views: 5919

Re: pamir highway and small side trip to Afganistan if possible

I don't think Khorog will be concerned, but Ishkashim may be different (http://asiacruisenews.com/news/Tajikistan:-Emergency-situation-in-Ishkashim-District-bordering-with-Afghanistan ). If the way over the tajik Wakhan is closed one can also take the Roshtkhala road (we did it some years ago with a...
by Pamirski
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: pamir highway and small side trip to Afganistan if possible
Replies: 13
Views: 5919

Re: pamir highway and small side trip to Afganistan if possible

Apperently there is significant fighting just 25 km south from Ishkashim linked to the talib spring offensive (at Zebak):
http://www.khaama.com/local-officials-i ... rict-02668
by Pamirski
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Road Khorog -Ishkashim - Murgab closed - does anyone have detailed info?
Replies: 4
Views: 2904

Re: Road Khorog -Ishkashim - Murgab closed - does anyone have detailed info?

In the hubb was a word about a hard winter in the Pamirs (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/n ... amir-91406). So probably the Khargush pass is still in snow?
by Pamirski
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 42
Views: 18384

Re: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan

For that one, I've also a long crossing story (Link) in German from 2013.
In short. Border was closed for 9 days due to dragon boat festival. There was no possibility to get this information beforehand. After many action we managed to get over the border within 2 days.
by Pamirski
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Internet data on Pamir highway
Replies: 12
Views: 6120

Re: Internet data on Pamir highway

Yes, especially in eastern Pamirs Megafon is the best. You have an antenna even at Karakul, Rangkul and Shaymak.