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Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:30 pm
by steven
That makes sense then. Most Tajik tour operators keep insisting the border is closed even though it has been open for 2 years now.

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:45 pm
by hovo
That is a speedy and comforting reaction. I suppose if somebody get stuck at the Kulma border, this Forum will be the first place to get the news!.

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:33 am
by mnfiveb
Ok, Qolma is open - it's good news. But there's another question.
If I have visa-free regime with TJ (I've got Ukrainian passport) and will be going from China to Tajikistan, I need GBAO permit. Where to get it? Because I don't think It's good idea going through GBAO without permit after IS attack on bicycle team last year.

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:34 am
by bwv812
You can get GBAO permit in Dushanbe (probably not useful for you), from an embassy, or possibly from a tour agency.

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:21 pm
by swamp gum
Does anyone know if it's now possible to cross from Pakistan and go straight to Qolma (instead of going all the way up to Kashgar)?

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:32 am
by bwv812
Sure, it's possible. Why not?

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:45 am
by Chunggg
Hi,

Does anyone know if the pass is open towards the end of April?

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:02 am
by murg
swamp gum wrote:Does anyone know if it's now possible to cross from Pakistan and go straight to Qolma (instead of going all the way up to Kashgar)?


Depends in your means of transportation.

If you are self-driving a foreign registered Car/Motorbike/van.....
You have to go to Kashgar so your agent can get the paperwork done.

When Walking, cyckling, Public transportation.... Straight to Tajikistan should Work.

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:35 pm
by RonR
Hi all,

We (two cyclists en route from London to Tokyo) are currently in Uzbekistan about 2 days from Dushanbe, and thanks to all the optimism on this forum, are looking forward to crossing into China at the Qolma Pass en route to Pakistan during the first week of May or so. Will update this thread on our experience in due course, and hope it's not only positive news, but also of some value to all!

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:38 pm
by 421Adventure
Hello!

We crossed the border by bike on the 15/05/2019 and there was no problem.

We met another cyclist we crossed on the 27/05/2019 also without any problems.

Enjoy, it's really a nice pass!

421Adventure