Do not forget to apply for a Tajik visa!

The best way is to organize visa in advance. Probably the easiest way is to apply for an eVisa. This new option makes your trip to Tajikistan ways easier and less complicated. Do not forget to apply also for the GBAO Permit! Otherwise you are not allowed to visit the Pamirs. 

EMBASSIES

If you want a double or multiple entry visa for Tajikistan you should go the next Tajik embassy and apply there. Once in Central Asia, probably the fastest and friendliest embassy is the one in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). You find it on the map:

36, Karadarynskaya 
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

 

Tajik embassy in bishkek

Once again: Never forget to apply for the GBAO-Permit when you apply for a Tajik visa!

 

 

Travel Opportunities

There are some popular routes to travel through or to the Pamirs. We want to show and explain you some potential ways, so you get an idea of traveling in Tajikistan. 


 
Somewhere between Dushanbe and Khorog

Somewhere between Dushanbe and Khorog

From Dushanbe to Khorog / KhoroG to Dushanbe

If you come to Tajikistan by plane, you will arrive either in Khujand or Dushanbe and will have to find your way to the Pamir Mountains in GABO - But how to get there?

The trip will take you to the narrow valleys of Panj-River which marks also Tajikistan's border to Afghanistan. Sometimes the Panj becomes to narrow that it just seems like you can jump across to the afghan side. But do not worry! It is not as difficult as you might expect it to be to find a transport. You can hire your own driver through us. Then you have the advantages to stop wherever you want to take photos. Moreover you can make also an overnight-stop and the ride will become much more relaxed. Call us for more information: (+992) 93 414 5555

If you want to take the public transport it is also possible. There are daily rides with shared Taxis from Dushanbe (close to the airport). The ride should cost between 280-300 Somoni. Make sure that you get a 4WD, otherwise the ride will be much longer than it is normally. Be aware that the normal ride time will take between 12-16 hours. If you want to make a stop during your trip and spend one or two nights in one of the accomodations on the way, it is quite difficult if you are not travelling by bicycle or your own car. But your personal driver is just an E-Mail, Sms or phonecall away. So just inform us about your travel planings and we can arrange also an english speaking driver for you. And in Khorog we will wait for you to plan your further travel.

Already in Khorog?

Use our newsboard in our office, to share your posts and quickly find other travellers to join and share the costs for your drive from Khorog to Dushanbe.

Last but not least: If you are looking for a real adventure you can try the spectacular and breathtaking Tajik Air flight. If the weather conditions are good and there are enough passengers there are in theory daily flights from Dushanbe-Khorog and viceverse. But you need to be lucky to catch the flight since there are many factors which can cancel it. The only place which can help you with further information are the airports in Dushanbe or in Khorog. 

 


 

From Khorog to Osh / Osh to Khorog - The short way

If your time in Khorog comes to an end, you might plan to leave Tajikistan towards Kyrgyzstan. But before that, you will pass the Murghab region, including extensive moonscapes, passes up to 4655m and overwhelming mountain ranges. There is regular public transport from Khorog to Murghab which takes about 7 hours. If you don't want to go straight to Murghab and want to make a overnight stop in one of the beautiul homestays on the way like in Bulunkul or Alichur, you are better advised to ask us for a personal driver. The prices will be discussed on site with your driver and if you meet other travellers wich are planing to do the same trip, you can share the transport and of course the costs. Otherwisewe we have a big newsboard in our office, where you can put up your posts and quickly find other travellers to join your trip. As soon as you arrive in Murghab, there is public transport to Osh aswell. If this is too adventorous for you, our driver can bring you of course until Osh . It is all about your needs.

If you are planning to enter Tajikistan from Kyrgyzstan our friends from CBT-Osh or CBT-Sary-Mogul can help you to find transport to Murghab. You can easily hop in a shared taxi to Murghab from where you can continue to Khorog.  If you want more comfort or stops in certain places it might be better to think about hireing a driver to stop in any places you like. This can either be arranged by CBT-Kirgistan or us. Our driver can pick you up also in Murghab. Just contact us and we will be glad to help you organizing your trip to the Pamirs!


 
PECTA driver somewhere between Khargush Pass and Langar. Left side: Afghanistan

PECTA driver somewhere between Khargush Pass and Langar. Left side: Afghanistan

From Khorog to Osh via Wakhan Valley

The Wakhan Valley is maybe one of the most visited valleys in the Pamirs, for a good reason. This large and wild valley is breathtaking in any time of the year. If you want to leave Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan via Wakhan Valley, it is impossible without hiring a driver.  For sure, you can go for a trip in the Wakhan and come back to Khorog to continue your trip "The Short Way" to Murghab via public transport. But if you are in a hurry or want to see the famous 4344m Khargush-Pass, than one off our driver will be happy to drive you there. The driver can drop you off at Alichur or Murghab from where you can continue your trip with the shared taxis or you hire the car fot the full trip to the border or if you like, even until Osh. You can contact us any time if you are in need for a driver who brings you from Khorog to Murghab, Karakul to Langar or from Osh to Khorog. We will try to help you, to realize your expectations.


VISIT BULUNKUL & YASHIKUL

If you are on a trip to the Pamirs, you are well adviced to make a trip to Bulunkul Lake and Yashikul Lake. The good thing is, that you can go there if you come from Wakhan as well as if you took the short way from Khorog and of course the other way around from Murghab. We can recomend you a series of nice Homestays in the village of Blunkul. There are also Yurtsays available during the summer. 

Bulunkul is a very interesting place to visit. Not just because of the impressive landscape but also because here you can enjoy a freshly prepared lake fish. 



Flight Connections to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

America

Turkish Airlines
New York City to Dushanbe with only one stop in Istanbul.

Also from South America you can fly e.g. from Buenos Aires via San Paolo and Istanbul to Dushanbe (return: from 1300$)

Aeroflot

New York City to Bishkek (return) starting from 650$): Continue then with local airlines or public transport to Osh and come to the Pamirs!

 

Europe

Turkish Airlines

Daily flights from several european cities via Istanbul to Dushanbe and Osh (Kyrgyzstan)

Air Astana

Daily flights from several European cities via Almaty or Astana to Dushanbe

Somon Air

Weekly non-stop flights from Frankfurt (M) to Dushanbe.

Siberian Airlines

Daily flights from several European Cities via Moscow to Osh, Khujand, Kulob and Dushanbe. Khunjand-Berlin currently 190$

Low-cost carrier:

Pegasus Airlines

Very cheap flights from different European cities to Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) (for example Berlin, Dusseldorf & Paris)

And from Bishkek you can continue with Pegasus Airlines partner, Air Manas to Osh (up to 5 flights daily, flight time: 40 minutes)

 

 

 

Asia

Air Astana

Daily flights from several Asian cities (Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi) via Almaty or Astana to Dushanbe

Somon Air
Several weekly flights from Dubai to Dushanbe

Tajik Air
Weekly flights from Tehran and Delhi to Dushanbe

Turkish Airlines

Daily flights from Tokyo and other Asian cities via Istanbul to Dushanbe

China Southern Airways

Connects east Asian cities via Ürumqi to Dushanbe.

 

Crossborder Travel

Tajikistan - a landlocked but not isolated country! We have a lot of neighbours which will welcome you and show you also their country!

We have started cooperation in Tourism with our neighbour countries Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. 

Jurt Camp in Sary Mogul (just 1 hour drive after the Kyrgyz border!)

Jurt Camp in Sary Mogul (just 1 hour drive after the Kyrgyz border!)

 

Visit our friends in Kyrgyzstan

Central Asia's and especially the Pamir Mountains borders are human made. For quite a lot of decades there were no real borders and still today this region is ethnically mixed. For example on the Murghab Plateau Kyrgyz and Pamiris are living peacefully together and they are having also a strong community. Keeping this good relations and promoting our neighbours is a strong desire of us! So we want to motivate you to visit our neighbours and friends in Kyrgyzstan if you have enough time. The good thing is: Most nationalities do no need a visa for Kyrgyzstan. The only thing they have to do is doing a registration if you stay longer than five days. You can find a lot of more information on the website of the Community Based Tourism Organisation of Southern Kyrgyzstan (CBT)

A Pamiri Village in the Wakhan Corridor, Qala-e-Panja, Afghanistan

A Pamiri Village in the Wakhan Corridor, Qala-e-Panja, Afghanistan

 

Visit the Afghan Wakhan!

Afghanistan's image in the world is not the best for sure. But even Afghanistan has quiet and save parts like the Wakhan Valley. Around 100 tourists yearly go and visit the unique and extremley isolated Wakhan Corridor, which directly borders to Tajikistan. Actually the only safe way to explore this region is starting from Tajikistan. You should always inform about the safety situation there before you go. But during the last years it was quite safe and PECTA wants to further extend Cross Border travel with Afghanistan. The latest information you can get in the Pamirs Welcome Center in Khorog.

A Pamiri village (Qala-e-Panja) in the Wakhan Corridor (Afghanistan), Photo by Tobias Marshall

A Pamiri village (Qala-e-Panja) in the Wakhan Corridor (Afghanistan),

Photo by Tobias Marshall

Visit the Afghan Wakhan!

Afghanistan's image in the world is not the best for sure. But even Afghanistan has quiet and save parts like the Wakhan Valley. Around 100 tourists yearly go and visit the unique and extremley isolated Wakhan Corridor, which directly borders to Tajikistan. Actually the only safe way to explore this region is starting from Tajikistan. You should always inform about the safety situation there before you go. But during the last years it was quite safe and PECTA wants to further extend Cross Border travel with Afghanistan. The latest information you can get in the Pamirs Welcome Center in Khorog.