Cycling Pamir Highway - August/September 2022

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Re: Cycling Pamir Highway - August/September 2022

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Do you have links/ sources? And hopefully updates on this situation?
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The Majlis podcast held, on the 12th of June, a show on the situation in GBAO. I think they could've done a better job to provide an 'helicopter view' for those who aren't that in the weeds of GBAO, but the bottom line is that the situation there doesn't seem to be peachy. The panelist seemed all to agree that the situation is worse than in 2014 as there is a particularly bad lining of planets, with Rahmon Jr wanting to gain control of the trade/trafficking route through the GBAO and Russia/China playing along.

The podcast is available on Spotify if one is so inclined. Alternatively I found these articles on RFERL about how Tajik authorities, having arrested pretty much every member of the local potentates/informal authorities in GBAO, are now sweeping up friends and relatives in the region and abroad.

https://www.rferl.org/a/tajikistan-gorn ... 94906.html
https://www.rferl.org/a/tajikistan-gorn ... 93902.html

What I don't understand is whether the north of GBAO is also closed off. In other words, if one were to go there via Osh and attempted to go to, say, Murghab, would the border still be closed? From the little I remember Murghab is a bit less Pamiri than Khorug.
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The border is closed for reasons unrelated to the GBAO conflict: all Kyrgyz-Tajik border points are closed.
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i hope we can cycle from Dushanbe all the way to Osh in 2023 :?
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Hello, I'm looking for cycling buddies for the Pamir highway from Dushanbe to Karakul and going back to Dushanbe via the Bartang valley. I will start at the beginning of September🙂
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