advices for visitors

advices for visitors

CTDP Information document for visitors to the Pamir

Mountains
Content:
TDP services
Question to visitors
Administrative formalities
TDP services for 2017
The TOUR DE Pamir (TDP) is a community based association of service providers
aiming at the support of the development of tourist activities on the GBAO plateau (in the
Pamirs), having a special focus on nature protection issues and income generating for the
most vulnerable.
Tourism is still in its infancy in Tajikistan, and the Pamirs are difficult to reach. As a
result, TDP is establishing a framework for developing tourism in the region.
A. Services provided:
B. Guide: $15-25/ day depending on the qualification of the guide; (including food and
lodging compensation)
Driver. From $0, 55 to $0, 70 per kilo;etr (depending on the kind of vehicle/ road
condition / season) + $20/ day (including food and lodging compensation)
Home stay: $12-20/night/pers. (with reduction of the price if the room is shared
with more than 2 guests)
Yurt stay: $8-15/night/pers. (with reduction of the price if the yurt is shared with
more than 3 guests)
Food: Breakfast = $1.5/pers Lunch = $2/pers Diner = $2/pers
Support for administrative registration and taxes: (see administrative
formalities) TDP will help you to deal with the local authorities.
TDP is able to support visitors in obtaining GBAO permit
C. Tours:
 On the one hand TDP proposes ready standard tours (Jeep tour, trekking,
archaeological sites visit, camel tourů)
 On the other hand TDP is also able to respond to particular demand and compose
tours according to the request of the visitors.
 The prices proposed correspond to an estimation which has to be reviewed during
the trip, depending on the effective number of days of the tour and the real distance
covered.
 All drivers member of TDP are from the very isolated Khorog plateau, therefore
the cost of all jeep tours include the expenses from and back to Khorog.
 TDP are charging 15% on the total cost of the services offered in order to cover
some of its running costs.
Question to the potential visitor:
Please answer the following questions in order to help us to make a tour proposition:
1. Duration of the tour?
2. Kind of tour? Jeep tour with short hikes (No night in tent) / Camel tour / Trekking
(specify the level of difficulty: max. altitude) / winter photo safari tour (Marco polo
spotting) / Archaeological sites visit / Combined tourů..
3. Request of a guide or not?
Administrative formalities
A. GBAO permit
To get to the Pamir area (administratively Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast) you
will need a valid Tajik visa and a GBAO permit.
Some embassies provide the GBAO permit at the same time than the visa.
In Tajikistan, it can be long to issue; therefore we would advise you to start the process of
the demand as soon as you receive your Tajik visa. It is possible to process the permit with
scanned documents sent by email.
It can be obtained in advance either from Dushanbe or from Khorog.
GBAO permit costs 20$ per person..
B. Taxes to be paid to Nature protection Committee:
 Trekking and climbing tax under 6000m: $50 /pers
 Trekking and climbing tax over 6000m: $100 / pers
 Tax for entering to the territory of Tajik National Park: $20 / pers
Zorkul lake ( all eastward direction from the Khargushi pass along the Afghan border)
Restricted areas
These are areas for which it is difficult to obtain authorization. The procedure can be very long and
expensive.
 Sarez lake in the Bartang valley.
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