Cycling Pamir Highway - August/September 2022

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Re: Cycling Pamir Highway - August/September 2022

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Hello Miguet
Yes, you can load your bikes on the roof of a shared taxi normally at no charge but please note that sometimes if other passengers have more luggage you will have to negotiate with the driver and they may ask for an extra payment. You need to box them for safe transportation. The situation is back to normal with few tourists already started arriving. Just to let you know that yesterday a group of tourist were turned back from Tajik-Kyrgyz border which remains closed. Rather than this, there are no other issues for travelling anywhere in the Pamirs.

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Any fellow cyclists in the region in August? Would love to meet in Tajikistan!
Hi

I'm thinking about it. I've travelled in the region 3 years ago and always wanted to go back with a bike. As my plan is to go from Dushanbe to Bichkek, it depends a lot on border issue.
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Just to let you know that yesterday a group of tourist were turned back from Tajik-Kyrgyz border which remains closed.
In Kyzyl-Art you mean ?
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Re: Cycling Pamir Highway - August/September 2022

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CanitelRaas wrote:
Wed Apr 06, 2022 10:21 am
MDias wrote:
Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:42 am
Any fellow cyclists in the region in August? Would love to meet in Tajikistan!
I am also thinking of cycling in Tajikistan in August or September. Ideally I'd like to cycle from Dushanbe to Khorog and cross the border to Kyrgyzstan at Kyzyl Art. But if that border remains closed, I'm considering cycling a loop: Khorog, Wakhan valley, Karakul, Bartang Valley, Khorog and then a bus or car to Uzbekistan to continue in Kyrgyzstan.
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I will be in Kazakhstan from August with my bike and plan to cycle as much of the pamir highway as restrictions will allow. Thank you for sharing this idea. This thread has been really helpful. Fingers crossed the kyzyl art pass will be opened.
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Re: Cycling Pamir Highway - August/September 2022

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I wonder why it is still closed? COVID is likely not the reason anymore. Tension between the two countries is another possibility... Anyone any idea ?
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Because they've been shooting at each other.
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Re: Cycling Pamir Highway - August/September 2022

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Kalpazan wrote:
Thu May 12, 2022 4:21 am
I wonder why it is still closed? COVID is likely not the reason anymore. Tension between the two countries is another possibility... Anyone any idea ?
https://www.barrons.com/news/kyrgyz-taj ... 1649784607
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Re: Cycling Pamir Highway - August/September 2022

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StephParis wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:24 pm
Just to let you know that yesterday a group of tourist were turned back from Tajik-Kyrgyz border which remains closed.
In Kyzyl-Art you mean ?
Yes, from Kyzyl art pass between Tajik-Kyrgiz border
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Re: Cycling Pamir Highway - August/September 2022

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Unrest started again in Khorog today. It doesn't look good for this summer :| :|
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