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==Cities==
 
==Cities==
*[[Murgab]]
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*[[Karakol]] next to the lake of the same name.
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* [[Murgab]]
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* [[Karakol]] - next to the lake of the same name
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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Either hitch on a fuel tanker or truck on its way back to [[Kyrgyzstan]], or hire your own vehicle from [[Khorog]].
 
Either hitch on a fuel tanker or truck on its way back to [[Kyrgyzstan]], or hire your own vehicle from [[Khorog]].
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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Same as getting in.
 
Same as getting in.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
* Lake [[Karakol]]. For half the year it is frozen.
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* Lots of mountains.
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* Lake [[Karakol]] - for half the year it is frozen
* [[Murgab]]'s very small bazaar.
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* Lots of mountains
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* [[Murgab]]'s very small bazaar
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
*Hunting the Marco Polo sheep.
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*Mountain climbing.
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* Hunting the Marco Polo sheep.
*Hiking and trecking.
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* Mountain climbing.
*Skiing.
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* Hiking and trecking.
*Be a part of a very expensive tour group.
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* Skiing.
*Sit an enjoy the silence and views.
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* Be a part of a very expensive tour group.
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* Sit an enjoy the silence and views.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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Rice, eggs, snacks, yak butter, bread, mutton.
 
Rice, eggs, snacks, yak butter, bread, mutton.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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Tea, surprisingly good coffee, and vodka. Yak milk.
 
Tea, surprisingly good coffee, and vodka. Yak milk.
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
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A zealous policeman in [[Murgab]] may want to register you with the police or complain if you were taking photos. This isn't a problem, registration should be known well enough simply getting to the area.
 
A zealous policeman in [[Murgab]] may want to register you with the police or complain if you were taking photos. This isn't a problem, registration should be known well enough simply getting to the area.
  
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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Same as getting in, either back to [[Khorog]] or onto [[Kyrgyzstan]]. There is currently no border open with [[China]].
 
Same as getting in, either back to [[Khorog]] or onto [[Kyrgyzstan]]. There is currently no border open with [[China]].
  
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{{isIn|Tajikistan}}
 
{{outline}}
 
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Revision as of 01:39, 29 January 2007

The Pamir mountains, or Pamirs, are in south eastern Tajikistan, near the border with Afghanistan.

Contents

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

Get in

Either hitch on a fuel tanker or truck on its way back to Kyrgyzstan, or hire your own vehicle from Khorog.

Get around

Same as getting in.

See

  • Lake Karakol - for half the year it is frozen
  • Lots of mountains
  • Murgab's very small bazaar

Do

  • Hunting the Marco Polo sheep.
  • Mountain climbing.
  • Hiking and trecking.
  • Skiing.
  • Be a part of a very expensive tour group.
  • Sit an enjoy the silence and views.

Eat

Rice, eggs, snacks, yak butter, bread, mutton.

Drink

Tea, surprisingly good coffee, and vodka. Yak milk.

Stay safe

A zealous policeman in Murgab may want to register you with the police or complain if you were taking photos. This isn't a problem, registration should be known well enough simply getting to the area.

There is some risk of altitude sickness.

Get out

Same as getting in, either back to Khorog or onto Kyrgyzstan. There is currently no border open with China.




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