Tunnel Khalton, Nurek

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  • We went through the Khalton Tunnel last August near Nurak. It is a giant tunnel so if you like cold gaping holes with poor ventilation then have I got a deal for you! Actually it wasn’t that bad, we d...  more »
  • If you travel by car after Tajikistan one is used a lot and the route from Dushanbe to Khujand appears a paradise. Even death ("tunnel of death") alias Anzob tunnel is after catastrophic conditions in the years 2013 and 2014 by now the first signs of a gradual normalization (but still borderline). In contrast to this, the Khalton tunnel was built not by Iranians but by Chinese. And because the latter have significantly more experience in tunnelling as Iranians, of Khalton is better. However, the ventilation was not exactly great at the last three crossings (2013, 2014, and 2017). You should definitely keep the Windows closed and to rejoice that it's soon over--because the landscape before and after the tunnel is very appealing.
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