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by bwv812
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan with two families
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan with two families

With a party that size it should actually make it a bit easier in terms of transport, as you can buy all the seats in 2 taxis and leave right away without waiting for other seats to fill up. Similarly, I think the CBT advice is reasonable, as there is usually (significantly) more supply than demand....
by bwv812
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Interesting news on China outpost in Tajikistan near Pamir Knot
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Interesting news on China outpost in Tajikistan near Pamir Knot

It's old news that Russia has had a considerable military presence in Tajikistan in order to protect its security interest in the Tajik-Afghan border, but it appears that China also has an outpost in the Pamirs to protect its interests. Apparently this outpost has been there for perhaps 5 years, and...
by bwv812
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Fann mountains hiking in april?
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Can someone help

Julia wrote:Search Pamiri houses. It's local authentic type of houses.


You won't get Pamiri houses (with their unique architectural details) in the Fann Mountains.
by bwv812
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Day hikes in Fann Mtns or Yagnob Valley?
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Fann Mtns or Yagnob Valley?

I can't comment on the Yagnob Valley, but the Fann Mountains are very different than the Pamirs. The Fanns are much more accessible than Yagnob, as well.
by bwv812
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Pamir Highway rideshare
Topic: Pamir Highway- 3rd Week of May 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Pamir Highway- 3rd Week of May 2019

1. Yes.
2. Yes. Obviously Khorog - Bishkek will involve backtracking the entire way or doing something completely different and going up through Dushanbe and Khojand, for example. But in neither situation will it be possible to do this in one week.
by bwv812
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Rent a Car from Nukus to Bishkek
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Rent a Car from Nukus to Bishkek

Nope.
by bwv812
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports
Replies: 58
Views: 23618

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

You can get GBAO permit in Dushanbe (probably not useful for you), from an embassy, or possibly from a tour agency.
by bwv812
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Help with itinerary - which route to Kyrgyzstan?
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: Help with itinerary - which route to Kyrgyzstan?

Most of your questions are answered in the subtopics accessible at: https://caravanistan.com/planning/ If you look at a map, you can see that it is possible to go from Osh to Song Kol via Kazarman, but the problem is that this is a difficult road (though I believe it is in the process of being impro...

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