04Morley wrote: ↑Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:29 pmHi Colin_o, can you let us know what you end up doing please and any further reports you have from contacts? We're planning on cycling the Pamirs late in the summer so grateful for any intel.Colin_o wrote: ↑Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:18 amUpdate of the info we were able to gather :
- Tadjikistan Tourist Police is advising to NOT cycle the Whakan valley and any area on the border
- Tour operators we could contact are not mentioning any safety issues/limitation so far
- we are in contact with cyclist in currently in the area that so far did not report any issues (they left Khorog yesterday, and taxied from Dushambe to Khorog)
- French Ambassy has no official recommendation for its resident or tourists but is insisting on high "activity" on cities on the Afghan border, Khorog in particular, whithout taking position on recommending or not to avoid the area
We reached Khorog cycling through the north road when leaving Dushanbe. Appart from the particularly bad condition of the road, nothing to report on the safety side. We however decided to skip the Whakan Valley (from both a timing and also risk assertion point of view).
Amazing landscapes and incredibly welcoming people all along the way so far.
We also met a group of 3 people who went through the Whakan by car and did not report any safety issues.