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by willemspie
Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Afghan refugees
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Afghan refugees

Not in the Pamirs. I don't know about the Western side of the border.
by willemspie
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karavshin Gorge permit Q&A
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan Crossings (Batken area)

The border between Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan is closed, you have to go through Uzbekistan.
I'm not sure at all that you can go to the Batken area, as it is the place where they were fighting.
by willemspie
Sat Jul 23, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Pamir Highway security Q&A
Replies: 38
Views: 14769

Re: Wakhan valley's safety at the moment (Tajik side)

There has never been any safety issue linked to the Afghan border on the Tajik side, and that includes the Wakhan valley.
by willemspie
Sat Jul 23, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Voru - Fann Mountains
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Voru - Fann Mountains

I ended my trek in Zimtud. I'm sure Zimtud has an homestay, and a shop and I got a lift to the main road there.
by willemspie
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:21 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Bartang Valley Route
Replies: 32
Views: 10880

Re: Bartang Valley Route

The most popular 'village' is Jizev, accessible on foot only, but that's close to Rushan, you don't need to drive the Bartang valley.
I don't know the whole road, I was hiking and hitch hiking , only as far as Bardara which was nice also, with a pleasant homestay
by willemspie
Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Bartang Valley Route
Replies: 32
Views: 10880

Re: Bartang Valley Route

Kulob Kalai Khum that's the main road.
Rushon Bartang valley beware this road is very remote and there is very little traffic. So if you have any problem there won't be many others to help you.
by willemspie
Mon Jul 18, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border crossing Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan (Isfara-Batken)
Replies: 43
Views: 26788

Re: Border crossing Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan (Isfara-Batken)

Taj Kyr borders are closed, Taj Uzb borders are open.
by willemspie
Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Itinerary suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Itinerary suggestions

You can easily spend a month in the Pamirs with public transport, fee hitch hiking, hiking, camping, homestays, ... All the different valleys above Rushan and Khorog are worth exploring.
A 3 to 7 day trek in the Fann mountains is also great.
by willemspie
Sun Jul 10, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Easiest way to get to Uzbekistan from Murghab
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Easiest way to get to Uzbekistan from Murghab

Easy maybe but extremely long. You'll need to return to Dushanbe. The shortest way afterwards is through Penjikent and Samarcand.
by willemspie
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Traveling around on the 9th? Eid
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Traveling around on the 9th? Eid

I'm sure it won't be an issue. There are shared taxis to Sarvoda too.