Driving the Pamir Highway in Autumn 2017

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edwardo123
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Driving the Pamir Highway in Autumn 2017

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Hi Forum,

I am planning to spend September-December in the region and hope to focus on doing the Pamir Highway in Sept-Oct 2017. The aim is to buy a car in Bishkek and drive south, before heading out of the mountains (to visit Dushanbe and then Uzbekistan) when November comes.
Is the Pamir Highway possible in Sept-Oct? I know the main road is theoretically open all year round, but I hope to do some trekking and exploring away from the main highway. Is that possible?

Thanks! (also any tips on car buying and registration in Bishkek would be really appreciated).

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edwardo123 wrote: Is the Pamir Highway possible in Sept-Oct? I know the main road is theoretically open all year round, but I hope to do some trekking and exploring away from the main highway. Is that possible?
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I did the Pamir Highway in mid-late October, and the weather was quite nice (Maybe 15-20°C) during the day but well below freezing at night. This is variable and it could also easily snow during this time, though.

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Re: Driving the Pamir Highway in Autumn 2017

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Hello,
We are thinking of travelling to Tajikistan in late October. Will roads like the Pamir Highway still be open at that time of year? What about the Wakhan Valley? Is it still OK to visit in late October? We don't mind the cold, but if some places are inaccessible, that's a different story.
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