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I will go to the kyrgyzstan and tadjikistan in Mai/June . I would like to know if other riders travel these two country in this season.
My road book is: french/belgium/germany/Poland/ ukrainia/ russia/kazakstan/Kyrgyzstan(son kol, naryn, jalalabab osh)tadjikistan M41
uzbekistan(samarkand, bukhara, Kiva) kazakstan (benew)Russia (Astrakan, grozny Vladikavkaz),Georgia by the military road(i take this road in may2012)Turquie, grece and go back by igoumenitsa to italia and my home in french.
thank for your advice
Le hasard fait bien les choses...
Starting in May from Belgium and going for the Stans too. Exremely flexible on the routing.Would be glad to join at least for the more "challenging" sectors.
( Same bike, but don't tell anybody; we might get into trouble on the Hub )
I leave on may 18, from south of french. I have short time for this travel (1mounth ad one or two weeks)
Of course we can exchange our e mail adress to speak together and we can join for tadjikistan road , the famous M41.
i am at osh june 1.
my email adress is in my website.
The Pamir Hwy, and for that matter larger Tajikistan COULD open in 2013.
I hope so . . . but it's very TBD until otherwise known.
For the past 3 years there have been numerous rumors/insinuations that Tajikistan would drop the visa requirement, that the GBAO permit would be eliminated . . .
And then last year everything completely blew up with numerous deaths (of non-Tourists).
A ride in the Wakhan (I did it in 2011) is so worthwhile. Even the Pamir Hwy is a fine experience.
The passes/tunnels from Khujand to Dushanbe may be finished . . . the Anzob Pass is alright. But I encountered it in September after a snow and was forced (literally, by gun holding personnel) to take the tunnel. The tunnel is one of the most awful things I've ever subjected my lungs to . . . 20-50cm water covering the tunnel floor in near total darkness with numerous "potholes" which nearly swallowed a bike with a meter high saddle (!) and air quality that made the worst of east Germany compare very well.
I hope it's open in 2013 because that's the way I plan to ride "back" toward London.
There was a thread here (or was it on thorntree?), where it was stated, that the Pamir HWY had opened again.
On the other hand, I phoned some weeks ago to Geneva consulate and they told me, at the moment they were unable to give a GBAO-permit, perhaps in february again.
Sorry for my bad english.. I french man.. lol
Thank you for your answers.
yes peaks with pleasure I send you my email address in MP.
@ vicreuter too.
I'll start taking my visa in February,
1 I double entry for Russia and for kazakstan.
then 10 days to 7 days and ouzbeckistan 8 days for tagikistan + GBAO.
In french forum of traveler's said That M41 is open.
I take my visa for tadijik in March I'll tell you if I have GBAO.
Shakristan the Tunel is open now. But i do not know if i take this road ...
The way for live Samarkan border is still closed.
I take a spot connect and i give my adress in this post.
I hope that the weather is not so cold and raining, for crossing small river(in french word: gué)
I'm also about to start the Visa stuff with StanTours. ( LOI for Russia & Uzbek. ) The guys at the Tajik embassy in Brussels are btw very easy going and helpful.
Let's hope that the Pamirs are open!
p.s. If somebody comes along, I'll take an Afghan Visa in Khorog and have a "snif" at the Wakhan corridor....... that would be the cherry on the cake :-)
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