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i've heard that someone, here on the hubb got his own pak visa directly on the khunjerab pak borderpost last year. does anybody knows or did it recently as can confirm me this running act?
plus, did anybody got it in bishkek, kyrgyzstan?
we're in tashkent went to the pak embassy today but a new rule in act from march 2010 says, no more visas for foreigners here...
w.t.f we can arrange this hassle?
i've heard that someone, here on the hubb got his own pak visa directly on the khunjerab pak borderpost last year
There is only one or two guys in the post at the pass... They did not check our passports but there are another 2 or 3 checkpoints before Sost/Sust.
Migration is done there.
The KKH is still flooded by the Attabad landslide in January, north of Gilgit. They are supposed to be setting up a proper ferry service soon as the lake is 26km long and 115m deep. Dave's Landslide Blog
so red boot,
you mean you're one of that guys wich passed through the khunjerab get into pakistan w/out visa getting it at the border: it is correct?
no hassles at all, they didn't blame you about that?
i must to know, 'cause if i shouldn't get it here in tashkent, i'm in the mud...
as for the landslide lake, there's a boat service still on running as omar from the hubb told me a couple of days ago.
I was one the guys who entered Pakistan via sot last year and yes , you can easly get a VOA (visa on arrival) at the Sost border. At that time it cost 30 USD very easy and they were very friendly at the border...
Also dont forget you have to pay a National Park Fee in Khunjerab its a outpost far into the park , it cost about 4-5 USD but they will literary except any kind of currency you have on you ..also very friendly.
You will notice that every one in norther Pakistan is extremely friendly and helpful ...godd luck have fun , shame that the KKH is a mess now. Its a fanatstic road to ride on even with all the road work going on when we were on it ..
On Sept 2nd we travelled through wife a French guy who picked up his visa in Sost. They even kept the office open late for him, as he was on a Vespa!
It's a long ride from China border post to Sost, especially if they play up on China side, as they did with us.
On the other hand, the Pakistanis were very friendly, especially if you like cricket
! You need some money also to pay a fee to travel though the national park, so have some small dollars or even better, so Ruppees.
They will change money at Sost as well, but i think this is too late.
They didn't give him any grief - it all seemed fairly normal.
Location: somewhere on the road between Ushuaia and Alaska
Incredibly friendly border post at Sost. We arrived late and they let us in to take the bikes to a hotel of our choice. Bike & passport were handled the next day, very relaxed.
I had a visa already but it was a nightmare to get back in the UK. So I asked if visa on arrival would have been possible. Yes – it is possible. But price & "terms and conditions" of the visa are obviously dependent on your nationality.
Enjoy northern Pakistan – it's a great country with great people!! And if there's any dodgy areas, the police wont even let you go there.
I was in the group that came over the pass with the guy who started this thread. Of 7 in our group, 2 didn't have their Pakistan visas. We rode to Khunjerab, the chinese asked to see our onward visas and when they said that they'd get them at Sost they just let us through.
We rode to Sost and they were ushered into another room, and reappeared 10 minutes later with 30 day visas for the grand total of $24!! Way cheaper and involving considerably less hassle than applying at home!
The guys at the customs post were really friendly, and we definitely were not a one off, a coach arrived at the same time with some cyclists on board none of whom had theirs - not a problem. This seems to be standard procedure at Sost (but only at Sost) so I wouldn't worry about it at all.
By the way, this was on the 1st Sept so is up to date. It's almost certain you'll be denied as the Pak embassies changed their policy on issing visas in third countries back in may but haven't bothered updating their websites.
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