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
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.
The first thing we do every morning is boiling water for our coffee. We use the gas stove for it.
One of the advantages to
have a mobile home is the already installed gas system. It is
connected to the fridge, gas stove, heater and warm water depot (yes,
that is correct we can have a warm shower 🙂 ). We have space to
storage two 11kg gas bottles.
In wintertime when we used the heater everyday for 12-15 hours (temperature dropped to -8°C) a bottle lasted around 5 days. Now in spring time we use the heater every now and then, one bottle is enough for around 2 weeks. In summer time is around 4 weeks or even more.