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Pamir region open again in 2013?

Last summer (2012) most of Tajikistan/ the Pamir region (where you also require a GBAO permit) was closed to tourists following some shootings/ armed intervention by the Tajik government. This was covered at http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-highway-65451

Anyone been there since the closure and travelled the Pamir Highway (road M41(?) and the Wakhan Valley) in/on their own vehicle, without a guide or convoy or other government bs?

I appreciate it might be a little chilly at this moment in time.

Is your Tajik embassy issuing visas/GBAO permits? (not that this is any guarantee for being let in anyway. Lots of people with valid visas/permits were thrown out of/ not let in last summer).

I have a bike parked in the area and would possibly like to go there this summer.

Many thanks for any up to date information. :-)
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Relevant cross post at http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...7#post407801#9
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They did open it again about a month or so after the travels. So it should be open this year.
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Pamir Highway, road M41

I confirm that Pamir Highway, road M41 is open. Just talked to a local driver. He is traveling M41 on a regular bases. This was a couple of days ago.

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They did open it again about a month or so after the travels. So it should be open this year.
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I confirm that Pamir Highway, road M41 is open. Just talked to a local driver. He is traveling M41 on a regular bases. This was a couple of days ago.

CHeers.
Many thanks for this info. Muztoo, you say a "local driver". I presume you mean a Kyrgyz or Tajik person. Any info on Europeans/North Americans etc. being allowed to travel between Murgab and Khorog? Also, any info on the Wakhan valley?
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Pamir is fully open the from end of Oct. 2012. For all visitors.

Warden Messages | Embassy of the United States Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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Pamir is fully open the from end of Oct. 2012. For all visitors.

Warden Messages | Embassy of the United States Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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Many thanks for that. If the ultra paranoid US State Department/ US Embassy says it's OK for US citizens to go there, then that's OK for me.

This summer my original plan was to ride my bike from UB/Mong round Siberia, return to Mongolia and freight it straight back to Europe from UB.

So plan B could be as above (Siberia etc.), except that I head back towards Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and either park the bike in Kyrgzstan and ride the Pamir region in 2014 and then ride home, or if I have the time, ride the Pamir region this year too and freight the bike home from Kyrgyzstan.

Let me have a think about this one

What's the latest date this year that the Sambor-Express can transport a bike from Kyrgyzstan to Poland?
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Just to confirm everyone else post my contact in Khorog told me back in november that the pamir was fully open and plenty of travellers were passing through
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ps Chris i maybe in the Pamir area early summer of 2014 possible meet for a

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Border on A372 open for tourists only!!

We have contacted the border officials in town. The boarder is open, for tourists only! Not too long of a queue then.....

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What's the latest date this year that the Sambor-Express can transport a bike from Kyrgyzstan to Poland?
We will strat on July 25th, from Bishkek. And I can deliver the bike anywhere in Europe.

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