Wakhan corridor - tour operator Q&A

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Re: Wakhan corridor - tour operator Q&A

Postby ventureforthphoto » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:55 am

I’m feverishly planning for my own trip to the Wakhan Corridor in July, and from the research I’ve done, a week is nowhere near enough time.

Given the erratic nature of air or land travel, you’d basically have just enough time to get yourself from Dushanbe to the border at Ishkashim, and then you’d need to immediately return to Dushanbe.

I’m giving myself eight weeks, so that I can really spend some time in the Afghan Pamirs.
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Re: Wakhan corridor - tour operator Q&A

Postby steven » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:58 am

cherishka wrote:We hired Yar Mohammad as our guide, he was incredible and personable, spoke great English, sincere and experienced.


Yar Mohammed has since gotten a very, very bad review.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4974
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Re: Wakhan corridor - tour operator Q&A

Postby bwv812 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:59 am

steven wrote:
cherishka wrote:We hired Yar Mohammad as our guide, he was incredible and personable, spoke great English, sincere and experienced.


Yar Mohammed has since gotten a very, very bad review.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4974


It actually sounds like both reviewers traveled in July 2017...
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Re: Wakhan corridor - tour operator Q&A

Postby ventureforthphoto » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:03 pm

I'm planning a trip for this July, and have been in communication with Yar Mohammed about possibly hiring him, and have gotten a sense that he's trying to gouge me. We agreed to a per day price, which was already pretty steep, then he told me that it would not be him, but another guide who he would arrange for me, which I hesitantly agreed to. He then told me there would be a 20% surcharge on top of all costs (including transport to Sarhad, making that over $500) for his "agency", again, after we had agreed to a per day price.

That's when I went looking for other options.
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