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Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:38 am
by Iskandar
Some body know if this border is opening for foreingners? Also the tourist with kirgyz passport can not go to Uzbekistan crossing Tajikistan and Kazasktan? But for foreigner are not problems to cross?

Re: Osh border

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:03 am
by Nicoloco
Hi,
If your talking about the Irkeshtam pass, they closed it few days ago!

Re: Osh border

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:46 pm
by Iskandar
No, I am talking about Dostik, between Osh and Andinjan, in Uzbekistan. In central asia the situation is chenging every day, is dificult to know if for example is closed today, will be open next month. Also I didint know that Irkestan pass also is closed!!!

Re: Osh border

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:14 pm
by jezza59``
Thanks for the info. Didn't realise Irkeshtam pass border crossing closed. Anyone know of border crossing open to get to Kashgar?

Re: Osh border

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:02 am
by steven
Torugart is open, but very expensive. Other Option is Kazakhstan - Khorgos.

Re: Osh border

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:19 am
by nagwon
Do you have any more details on the closure of the Irkeshtam border pass from China to Kyrgyzstan? I was hoping to cross this border in the next few days. Have any foreigners been able to get through either on the bus or by private transportation? Any more information would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Osh border

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:20 am
by Nicoloco
They stopped the international bus from Kashgar to Osh 1 or 2 weeks ago (I'm not sure when, but I'm sure it's not running at the moment)
It was still possible to hitchhike until last week though, but since 2-3 days they don't let foreigners crossing anymore.

I'm just coming from Kashgar and the only choices are either by Torugart or Kazakhstan. But that was the infos of yesterday... It might open tomorrow, nobody knows...

Re: Osh border

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:01 pm
by steven
Some cyclists have managed to pass through the blockade in recent days.

Re: Osh border

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:48 am
by jezza59``
steven wrote:Torugart is open, but very expensive. Other Option is Kazakhstan - Khorgos.
Thanks Steven - do you know how much Torugart pass is to get across.?

Re: Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:34 am
by steven
From http://caravanistan.com/border-crossing ... gart-pass/

All this means that you will need the help of a tour company and that it is going to cost you. 300 to 400$ is the going rate, but you can share it between your fellow passengers.