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

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

Postby steven » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:30 pm

That makes sense then. Most Tajik tour operators keep insisting the border is closed even though it has been open for 2 years now.
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Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Postby hovo » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:45 pm

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

Postby mnfiveb » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:33 am

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

Postby bwv812 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:34 am

You can get GBAO permit in Dushanbe (probably not useful for you), from an embassy, or possibly from a tour agency.
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Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Postby swamp gum » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:21 pm

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

Postby bwv812 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:32 am

Sure, it's possible. Why not?
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