Tajikistan Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch out! Mines.
    Watch out! Mines.
    by eMGeographer
  • the Pamir Highway
    the Pamir Highway
    by eMGeographer
  • a petrol station on the Pamir Highway
    a petrol station on the Pamir Highway
    by eMGeographer

Tajikistan Warnings and Dangers

  • Attention - mines!

    Traveling along Tajik-Afgan and Tajik-Uzbek borders mind the mines. They may be a danger if you get off the road or path. Very often there are signs warning against mines. Vast areas have already been demined but still in many places mines are a danger.

  • Traveling Pamir Highway

    The Pamir Higway (red more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamir_Highway) is a very dangerous road. You travel next to deep abbys, 16-20 hours with one driver non-stop! That is why it is very important to choose a good driver. Our Tajik friends told us about 3 rules:1. do not choose young drivers - they lack experience2. do not choose the cheapest...

  • The voracious dragon – steals land -...

    I already wrote a “be careful” warning in the shopping section, about Tajikistan and the Pamirs’ gemstones. Here I want to explain why I write to take extra care. Now we all know about the countless fakes from “dragonland” that congest all markets worldwide. It is almost impossible to buy things for a normal price that are not “made in dragonland”....

  • Take the altitude serious !!!

    The most serious warning and danger about Tajikistan and Pamirs is not coming from the country or the people or even military – it is in the traveller itself:Altitude !Well, a lot of people take the altitude not serious enough and end up with loosing their life or with very severe health damages. Travelling or hiking in altitudes above 4000 m is...

  • If you have enough money to waste…..

    I can’t mention it enough – if you are a millionaire and have money to waste, then you might consider to use Traveltajikistan aka Great Game Travel for your travels.But as you most probably are not a millionaire, don’t even waste one second to contact them, as then you’ll be the bank that has to pay for almost everything.And you won’t even need...

  • Safety situation in Tajikistan and...

    As I got this question so often by mail, I thought I better write about it explicitly.Tajikistan and the Pamirs are very much safe to travel !!! Personally, I feel much more unsafe in Germany, when I am walking in some parts of cities or at railway stations than I ever felt anywhere in this country. But – there are still some thoughts you should...

  • Plain rocks.... radiation!

    If you are at mining sites or other sites of mineral interest, make sure you get a certificate of non-radioactivity from the regional authorities (geology/mining authroities). Interesting rocks found near old tailing heaps, mines, downriver of a mine etc might be ticking loudly near a geiger counter. It may even be hazardous to health. The key...

  • Some-money = somoni

    Make sure you spend your somoni before leaving Tajikistan. There is no way outside Tajikistan you can change them at a good rate or at all. Note that there is nothing to buy at the airport; then I mean nothing.

  • Troublesome Moscow transit

    When you use Moscow as a transit point for travels be aware that your incoming and outgoing flights may be at different airports. Flights to/from Dushanbe use Domodevodo Airport, which is a very long way from the main airport Shermetyevo. I'll add transit info later. It may even be useful and time saving to use a domestic transit flight to say, St....

  • Tajikistan Airlines

    A very interesting airlines indeed. They have a few reliable flights and the rest is pure fantasy, past flight records or simply ideas for the next decinnia. As an example, I tried to get a flight from Delhi to Dushanbe, according to their advertisements and web pages. Alas, there is no flight, it's just mentioned in the passing as a scheduled...

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