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Road Khorog -Ishkashim - Murgab closed - does anyone have detailed info?

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:19 am
by Cat
Hi Community,

we are receiving info that the southern route from Khorog via Ishkashim to Murgab is closed at the moment. Does anyone have info why it is closed and for how long approximately?

Thanks and safe travels!
Cat

Re: Road Khorog -Ishkashim - Murgab closed - does anyone have detailed info?

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:44 am
by steven
First thing I hear about it. More details welcome!

Re: Road Khorog -Ishkashim - Murgab closed - does anyone have detailed info?

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:06 pm
by bwv812
You could try contacting PECTA, as they should know.

Alternatively, the FOCUS humanitarian group publishes (or used to) a daily situation report on the GBAO region, and this infor was very helpful a couple of years ago when roads were similarly washed out. The Pamir Lodge used to repost this on their facebook page, but they stopped doing so. This information is a bit dated, but if you email [email protected] you may be able to get yourself added to the distribution list to the situation report (if it still exists).

Re: Road Khorog -Ishkashim - Murgab closed - does anyone have detailed info?

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:31 pm
by Pamirski
In the hubb was a word about a hard winter in the Pamirs (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/n ... amir-91406). So probably the Khargush pass is still in snow?

Re: Road Khorog -Ishkashim - Murgab closed - does anyone have detailed info?

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:00 pm
by Cat
Thanks bwv812!
Contacted the Pecta and right away got the following answer:

Since 3 days now the road which connects Wakhan and the Pamir Highway is open. It was closed due to snowfall. 

When you drive from Langar to M41 via Khargush pass it is sandy in the beginning (7-11km). I guess it is not a problem for motorbikes. However it is tough if you cycle this part of the road.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 


With my warmest regards,

Zhandiya Zoolshoeva
Communication Officer

Pamir Eco-Cultural Tourism Association