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You are getting excited about visiting Pamir, but you have tons of questions running through your head? If you do not find the answers here, just contact us and we will give you all the information you need

How many days do I need to visit Pamir?

We suggest spending at least one week in Pamir. This is the minimum time to enjoy your visit without too much time pressure. However, if you want to live your experience to the fullest, two to three weeks may be more appropriate.

Should I plan my entire visit with Pamir Personal Tours?

We can help plan your entire visit but it’s not required. Since our goal is to offer the maximum flexibility to our customers, we can either organise shorter tours that you can add to your trip schedule or plan your entire journey here.

What time of the year is best for visiting?

This depends on your personal preferences and the activities you enjoy the most. For longer multiple-day treks July and August are the best months, but shorter treks are possible from May till October. The best time for birdwatching is late April, when hundreds of migratory species pass through Pamir. In summer, temperatures range between 0 and 20 celsius degrees with very little precipitation. If you don't mind low temperatures (-10 to -30 degrees) consider visiting Pamir in winter, as we promise you that the landscape will be jaw-dropping!

Is it safe to visit Pamir?

Tajikistan has a stable, secular government and there is very little crime in Pamir, which makes it a safe place to visit. This is confirmed by the numerous travel agencies that organise trips here. In 2019, more than 1.2 million foreign tourists visited Tajikistan and Pamir. To ensure that our clients always have a safe journey, we have long lasting relationships with our lodging providers and we are very familiar with all travel routes and trek itineraries.

How fit do I need to be to visit Pamir?

This depends on the kind of tours you want to do. For many of our treks you should be able to hike for at least 4-5 hours with 600m to 1000m elevation gain. For less demanding tours no particular fitness level is required. However, consider that the Pamir plateau is located at a very high altitude (3500m-4000m). This may be contraindicated for people with specific medical conditions. In case you have any doubts, you should contact your doctor before coming to Pamir.

Do I need a visa to enter Pamir?

Yes, you need a visa to enter Tajikistan. In addition to that, you need a GBAO permit to enter Pamir. Since September 2015 Tajikistan introduced an electronic visa, available online and valid for 45 days ( Together with the electronic visa, for an additional price, you can apply for the GBAO permit too.

How are the accommodations? How is the food?

Along the Pamir Highway there are many home stays and B&B with electricity supply and shower facilities. Away from the Pamir highway we will stay mainly in yurt camps together with local shepherds. Food is simple and based on local livestock and non-perishable imports. Accommodating vegetarians is possible.

What are the typical expenses?

When flying low-cost, flight prices range from 500 USD to 1200 USD, depending on your departing location. Once in a Tajikistan, a group of 3 persons can expect to spend around 700-800 USD per week per person (including jeep, guiding and accommodations). Besides these costs, there is very little extra to spend money on.