Hi every one. I'm new here. I have a question about gemstones in Tajikistan.
I want to buy ruby and other gems but I can't travel myself, so I wanna send my cousin to do that for me. But he has no information about gems.
So here is my question:
Where can he buy true gems from an honest seller???
I have heard a rumour that you are not allowed to import a car over 5 years old into Tajikistan. Can anybody confirm this as we are planning a trip to sell our car in Dushanbe after an overland trip.
Any other info related to importing a car into Tadjikistan is more then welcome!
What do women usually wear in Tajikistan? What is considered modest dress and immodest dress? I am planning a trip to Dushanbe and would like to know kinds of clothing to pack.
So my beloved Australian Football team just drew Tajikistan away in the preliminary World Cup Qualifying rounds.... We also have Jordan, Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh (Not exactly the group of death i know :) )
Would it be worth a trip or don't bother?
My wife and I wanted to travel to Central-Asia in August. We don't like group travelling, so we are looking for a (local) guide who can lead us through Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Does anyone know an organisation or people who can help us? Thank a lot!
can you recomend?
how much does it cost per a day?
Since I didn't clearly ask a question last time here goes... Yes, this guy I am meeting is defiantly going to be at the meeting place in Tajikistan. I was wondering if me, a girl, who's 17, will be safe if I travel by myself to get to Tajikistan. Also, Will I be safe there?
What are my risks!
What should I wear?
Should I stay at his house or should I invest in a hotel?
I will be going to see this guy I am with. I will be traveling alone until I get to the Dushanbe airport and he will meet me there. I just am a little nervous
want to travel tajikistan, pls advice your tour package with all cost involve. we are from bangalore
hi - I am meant to go to Tajikistan for a conference. I am a Canadian citizen who has been living in Armenia for 2 years. Is a letter of invitation, the fee, and the visa application enough to obtain the visa at the airport? There is no embassy/consulate for Tajikistan in Armenia unfortunately
What's the best way to obtain a LOI? Are they really necessary and how long do they take to be issued. I am trying to fly to Tajikistan in the first week of May. Is this cutting it too close? How do I find an invitation letter?
Is it possible to enter Tajikistan on foot from either Kyrgyzstan or Uzbekistan? If the policy is different for each country, please specify. I carry an American passport and I would like to get a visa on arrival. Is this possible? Thanks
I need the electronic scans Geko maps of Tajikistan for the trip to this country (1:500,000 scale). Maybe someone to share it?
Thanks for your help!
I am planning to travel from Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan around 26 April this year. Given the weather and road condition, where in Tajikistan can I visit during this time of year or should I avoid travelling around Tajikistan at this time at all? Also, how to travel from Tajikistan to Kashgar in China by road? Thanks for any advice
Is it possible to cross Tajikistan by own car coming from Europe and going to China? If yes, is any rout through the Pamirs open?
Thanks for an answer.
I am scheduled to visit UAE and Azerbaijan this November and want to add Tajik to my trip. I need help in arranging and Invitation support and as well as accomodation for 2weeks.
What will be the cheapest form of accomodation?
Any support will be gratelly appreciated!
I am planning a trip to Tajikistan in early June. The game plan is to fly into Dushanbe June 1st then travel overland to khorugh and onto Murghob and back. I will then head south from Murghob and head into Afghanistan and work my way toward Kabul.
So my question is: Is the Pamir Highway going to be thawed out enough to make this possible?
-What sort of public transport is cheapest and most practical?
-What is the best way to acquire homestay style accomodation?
Also, Does anyone have any info on the Afghan border below Khorugh? And any info on obtaining an Afghan visa would also be helpful.
I am an American and I would like to study and improve my farsi, but being an american, I cannot get a visa to Iran. I have heard that Dushanbe may have some farsi language school(s). Does anybody have any information about this? (website?)
Hi friends, I am planning to make a big trip through Central Asia next summer and would like to cover all 5 ex SU countries. Did anyone make a trip like this? I plan to travel by myself on budget. Maybe a stupid question but how much money should I plan for spending in 6 weeks? I have to make it a cheap trip. What are the best means of travelling? bus? Where should I start and where should I end? I am very grateful for all kinds of advices! Thanks a lot, Silvia
Hello! I am japon passport holder, now i am in Bishkek. I wanted to get my visa to Tajikistan here, but at the Embassy i was asked to show LOI for getting visa. Can you advice me any agency, which can provide me LOI to Tajikistan asap by cheap price? Also i am waiting for any info about Tajikistan (prices,life level, cheap restaurants and cafes, national dishes, things to do and to see etc...). Thank you.
I am not sure if anyone here will know the answers to my questions or some suggestions of places to find the answers. I have inquiries into the embassies and to a few tour companies but have not heard anything back and am trying to expand my quest for answers. We have also looked at the embassy websites to no avail.
1. What are the Kazakhstan's restrictions and regulations on the import and
export of horses?
For example what paperwork is needed as far as vaccinations, proof of
2. Are there any tests the horses will have to take once in your country
if they come from another?
3. Will the horses need to be registered anywhere on entry to your
country, or upon their purchase?
4. Are there any border crossings where horses are restricted from
crossing into and out of the country?
5. Are there any border crossings where it would be easier to
import/export a horse, in your opinion?
Any help on any of these questions would be absolutely amazing. We are trying to decide our route, but that all depends on which borders we may cross with horses and which we cannot. The plan is to travel through Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to start.
Thank again for your time and knowledge!
I'd really appreciate any help anyone can provide in the following area.
I am looking to find a charity in Tajikistan that I could possibly volunteer with for a bit or help raise money for. I really want to find a good one that actually helps people, or animals if at all possible, and that isn't too corrupt, i.e. most funds actually go towards charity. I would really like to be able to volunteer there for a bit as I pass through the country. I know most places don't like random foreigners interrupting their daily routine, but I'd be willing to donate money as well.
Thanks for any ideas or suggestions!
In march I intent to travel from Almaty in KZ to India but ideally I would like to avoid going through China. Is it possilbe to go Almaty- Kyrgzstan-Tajikistan-Wacan-Pakistan-India?
Is there a border crossing through the Wacan Valley?
I would be most grateful for any advice
We're planning a trip to Kyrgistan,Tajikistan and China next summer (july-august 2008). Two questions:
Is it easy and possible to cross the border from Kyrgistan to Tajikistan.
Is it possible to cross the border from Tajikistan to China as a tourist.
What is the best way to get from Dushanbe to Sammarkand ?
Several postings seem to indicate that the drive from Dushanbe to Penjikent is horrible and advise against this road. Is this true ?
Are the alternatives, e.g. flying to Khujunad and taking a train/bus from there or taking the train via Termez, any better ?
Did some one get a visa and GBAO permit on arrival at Dushanbe airport?
I did look at some Tajik embassy webpages and it still not clear for me.
Thanks for answering me.
Dear fellow travellers,
I am thinking about booking a flight to Dushanbe (Tajikistan) and returning from Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) in July next year.
How much time would be oke for travelling from one to another? I have the intention to go by public tranpsort or to hitch hike.
(Weather, road conditions, bureaucracy, lack of traffic)
Hope to hear from you!
I'll be travelling Central Asia in June - July this year (2007), so I was wondering if anyone will be out there around that time and maybe would like to travel together. Here's a brief itinerary:
Start off in Pakistan - up the Karakoram Highway crossing into Kashgar (China) - then into Kyrgyztan - down through the Pamir Mountains and the Hindu Kush crossing into Tajikistan and finally ending up at Dushanbe. Following that, I have no plans as yet but I hope to cross into Afghanistan into Kabul if security conditions permit, otherwise head east or maybe head back to Pakistan.
Hope to hear from all you thrill seekers !!!
Has anyone done the trip from Osh/Sary-Tash to Khorog recently ? How long does it take and how much does it cost ?
Information on the internet varies from tremendously from 2 day to more than a week (minimum !) and from 250 to over 1000 for a jeep/taxi. Can anyone recommend a travel agency that can organize transport at a reasonable price ?
Thank you for any help !
In “my” German Trekkingforum, I have read that a Russian trekker, Sergej, is missing while hiking in the south of Tajikistan / Pamirs.
Please find below the English description, which already has been posted in some hiking forums. Although I am aware that VT is not necessarily a hiking community, I don’t want to miss any possibility.
If anyone knows anything, please don’t post here, but in the German Trekkingforum, which has the English settings as well. It is here, where a friend of Sergej is reading and posting as well. You can answer there also without registration (we have checked this).
This is the post:
Here is the flyer with description also in Farsi:
Here is a map, made with GoogleEarth, where his friend has drawn Sergej’s rough route:
Thanks already in advance.
I will post the description as answer to this post.
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