Cross-border market in Khorog and Ishkashim

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Re: Cross-border market in Khorogh (Tem)

Postby steven » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:43 am

Please read and post reports on the cross-border market in Tem near Khorog below. This is not the Ishkashim border and market!
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Cross-border market in Khorog and Ishkashim

Postby bwv812 » Wed May 25, 2016 5:25 pm

A more interesting question is about the border market that happens near Korogh. I've never actually heard a report from a traveler on this market—only about the one near Ishkashim—and I wonder if it's open even though the Ishkashim one is closed.
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Re: Cross-border market in Khorogh

Postby wtcrit » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:36 pm

I was in Khorog last week, although the border market had been closed there was a strong rumour it was reopening that Saturday (9th July). Even PECTA seemed hopeful. I have no idea what actually happened as I had left by then.

This is just for the KHOROG market, Ishkoshim remains closed. Fwiw I think Ishkoshim is the only one that takes place in no man's land - the ones in Khorog and Kalai-Khumb are both on the Tajik side of the bridge, I believe.
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Re: Cross-border market in Khorogh

Postby Aleco » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:35 am

I was in Khorog around the second week of August and the afghan market was open. Ishkashim one closed.
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Re: Cross-border market in Khorogh

Postby seysearles » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:55 am

Aleco wrote:I was in Khorog around the second week of August and the afghan market was open. Ishkashim one closed.


Hi Aleco, any idea what day(s) of the week its open? Also do you actually cross into Afghanistan or is it in "no-mans land"?
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Re: Cross-border market in Khorogh

Postby olooov » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:43 am

seysearles wrote:
Aleco wrote:I was in Khorog around the second week of August and the afghan market was open. Ishkashim one closed.


Hi Aleco, any idea what day(s) of the week its open? Also do you actually cross into Afghanistan or is it in "no-mans land"?


We were in Khorog on 01/07/2017 and market was on, after being off for three weekends. Roughly third of the stalls were filed, making it seem bit empty.
Next weekend 08/07/2017 it was canceled again.
As far as I know it's on only on Saturday, if not canceled.
You don't cross to Afghanistan, or it's not on "no mans land", it's fenced in area on Tajikistan side.
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Re: Cross-border market in Khorogh

Postby robert » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:48 pm

Update according to the Khorough tourist information today:

Khorogh cross-border market is closed today and has been closed for around a month. Ishkashim market has been closed for two years now.
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Re: Cross-border market in Khorogh

Postby steven » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:42 am

The Ishkashim border market still remains closed with uncertain future opening. However, the Tem (near Khorog) border market with Afghanistan is open each Saturday from 9am to 14pm.
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Re: Cross-border market in Khorog and Ishkashim

Postby PhillyG » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:41 am

I second Steven's report: the Ishkashem market is closed and according to locals will remain so for the next little while. Best to ask someone who runs one of the BnBs there in advance so you're not disappointed.
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Re: Cross-border market in Khorogh

Postby matt2matt2002 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:51 pm

steven wrote:The Ishkashim border market still remains closed with uncertain future opening. However, the Tem (near Khorog) border market with Afghanistan is open each Saturday from 9am to 14pm.

What kind of items can be bought at the market?
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