Tajikistan

Tajikistan

First some Information:

  • Visa: 45 days Evisa or 30 days visa in the Embassy, 50$
  • GBOA Permit: 20$
  • 24$ Import tax for the car 15 Days, we extended for another 15 days in Khoroug, 15$
  • 7$ Tax for some “disinfection”
  • Internet is quiet bad and expensive, you can text, but it will be quiet stressful to work online anywhere east of Kulab. Around 10$ for 3GB
  • Diesel in the Pamir 1$, in the west around 0,80 Cents, LPG is available outside of the mountains.
  • Currency is TJS (Tajik Somoni), 1€ = 10,58 TJS; USD is widely accepted, 1USD = 9,44 TJS

The country

You can split Tajikistan more or less in three parts, the West with the Capital Dushanbe, the North with the City Khujand which is cut off from the rest of the country through the Fan Mountains and the East, Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Region (GBOA). GBOA covers almost half of the country, but only around 200 000 People (Tajikistan has around 9,3 Millions) are living in this complete crazy mountainous Terrain.

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