Visas & Embassies
Any person traveling to Tajikistan is required to possess a valid entrance visa (except for the citizen of some former soviet countries). The visa issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or its offices abroad or you can apply for online visa at: https://www.ivisa.com/tajikistan-visa. Tajikistan issues visas upon arrival at Dushanbe airport too, or another option for obtaining or extanding your visa is a Tajik Embassy (Consulate). For more information contact:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan
33 Sheroz str, Dushanbe 734001, Republic of Tajikistan Str 42, 734051
Tel: (+992 37) 2 2277556; (+992 37)2 211808
Fax: (+992 37) 2 210259;
Nationals of the following 10 nations are not required to obtain a visa for Tajikistan:
- Unlimited stay
Tajikistan launched an E-visa system on 1 June 2016. The E-visa can be used at any border crossing, and is granted for tourism and business. Along with an eVisa visitors may obtain a permit to visit the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region for US$20.
Special permits are required to visit the regions within the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. OVIR permit required (15+5 Tajikistani Somoni) and another special permit (free of charge) is required for Lake Sarez.
Holders of passports of the following 121 countries or territories can obtain a single or multiple entry e-Visa online for US$30 prior to arrival for a maximum stay of 60 days within 90 days:
How to get to Tajikistan
The national carriers are Somon air and Tajikair. International Dushanbe Airport cord ‘DYU’. Fly Dubai, Air Astana, Turkish Airlines, Ural Airlines, S7 Airlines, Uzbekistan Airlines Tashkent.
Tajikistan Airlines contacts:
Moscow (Russia), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Delhi (India), Istanbul (Turkey), Munich (Germany), Tehran (Iran), Samara, Ekaterinburg, Dubai, Urumchi (China), Almaty (Kazakhstan).
Frankfurt, Germany (Lufthansa), Amsterdam, Netherlands (KLM), London, Great Britain (British Airways), Vienna, Austrian (Austrian Airlines), Istanbul Turkey (Turkish Airlines), China (ITEK Air).
How to get to Pamir
Tajikistan Airlines has an extensive network of air service in the interior of Tajikistan. That includes also Khorog administrative center and Vang district center of GBAO.
You should acquire your tickets for the flight to Khorog at the airport early morning at the day before the flight though, be aware that the flight may get stuck at the first sign of bad weather.
Charter flights by plane and helicopter are possible, but only fly on weeks where there are sufficient passengers. The flight connection with GBAO with Tajik airlines is not staible.
The Karategin-Pamir branch is the closest, but irregular highway to Pamir and the second option is Kulyab-Zighar-Pamir branch will allow all-year-round to carry out the direct automobile communication between capital and the Pamirs. The third branch through Kyrgyzstan-Murgab-Khorogh. The road networks are small and most are ineffectively surfaced with asphalt and some parts are not surfaced at all.
On each trip you will find:
All of our guides are local people who have broad knowledge and experience of trekking, hiking and professional drivers for jeep safari in the Pamir Mountains as well.
Excellent English-Language interpretation, allowing you to communicate with musicians, dancers and other leaders from communities