Getting an Uzbekistan Visa in Delhi

Where is the Embassy?
It’s relatively easy to get an Uzbekistan Visa in Delhi. The Embassy is next door to the Bangladesh Embassy which most Rickshaw drivers will know, expect to pay about 40R to get there and  maybe 200R if the driver waits and takes you back. Address: Dr Ramakrishnan Road, embassy area. They are really helpful at the embassy.

Times for Applying
You can take completed forms there between 10 and 12am Monday to Friday

You can pick up your visa supposedly at 5pm but it’s better to ring and check. We got ours at 3pm. Phone Delhi 2467 0774 or 2647 0775 to get the secretary.

You will need a completed application form, available from the Uzbek Embassy website; a photo; a LOI if you need one and a copy of your passport.

Letter Of Invitation
People from these countries don’t need a Letter of Invitation and can just go to the embassy: France, Italy, Belgium, UK, Latvia, Moldova, Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Japan and USA.  CIS countries don’t need a visa

For the LOI you will need a letter from your employer saying that you have a job, dates of entry and exit (30 days max), copy of your passport. Try David at stantours online, who are very efficient, $35 for a LOI. You must specify where you want to apply for your visa. You will also need to list a simple itinerary and say where you are planning to stay. Stan Tours will email you the LOI which you can print out. Ours took 1 day to get.

Most Central Asian LOI providers can’t use Visa or PayPal, so to get an LOI it would be a good idea to have a Moneybookers account. Give yourself about 5 days to set it up, or a month if you don’t have online banking. You need to register and then they will remove a small amount from your credit card which you will then need to enter on the Moneybookers website when it appears on your Visa statement. This is to make sure you really own the credit card.



Maps for the whole route

Please make use of these maps for planning.
If you get to the country you should be able to buy them easily.

Cycling in Pakistan - Map of Gilgit to Chitral + Some of Karakorum Highway

Here is a simple map of the route from Gilgit to Chitral.
There is more information in the Road Guides section.
You can also click on the 'Gilgit to Chitral' label on the right

Road Guide         Route Profile


Route Map from Lahore to Kathmandu

You will need Silverlight to view this. All maps are available in the FILES menu above. You can download them and print them out.
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Cycle Route through Xinjiang province from Kazakhstan to Pakistan

This shows our route through Xinjiang province.

The roads are all being rebuilt and will be amazing in 2009. The Bayanbulak grassland area is incredible but without HK ID cards you might get turned back.

Just keep saying that you are going to look at the view of the next village and most security police will let you through assuming someone else will stop you later

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Cycle route from Almaty in Kazakhstan to Yining in Xinjiang province (China)

Cycle route across Southern Kazakhstan with a small detour to the excellent Charyn Canyon

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Route across Mongolia

Here are two interactive maps that show our route across Mongolia. Most of the roads on these maps do not exist and very little of the route is on roads with a surface...most is just dirt.

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Downloadable versions of these maps are available here

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New Zealand - Auckland to Gisborne

Over Christmas we headed to New Zealand to do a cool cycle ride. From Auckland we headed South and then after visiting all the volcanic stuff around Rotarua, we headed up into the hills and via a dirt road across to Lake Waikaremoana - a really unspoilt area of New Zealand. From there we eventually descended to the coast and then cycled North to Gisborne on the East Coast.