"Door to Hell" Gas Deposit, Darvaza

Peer into the fiery chasm of "Door to Hell" Gas Deposit, a dramatic opening in the earth glowing with fire and heat. What began as a natural gas field collapsed during Soviet prospecting in 1971 and was promptly set on fire to prevent the spread of methane gas to neighboring towns. The 70 m (230 ft) wide hole, expected to burn out within weeks, has been alight ever since. Offering otherworldly views and photo opportunities, the remote site is best experienced after nightfall, so consider arranging to camp in the area to see the burning hole in all its glory. Put "Door to Hell" Gas Deposit into our Darvaza trip itinerary planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Darvaza.
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  • Travel to the gates of hell in the desert of Turkmenistan, Urgench Uzbekistan via 5/2018 [immigration measures to the Turkmenistan]. Turkmenistan cannot can easily come into the country in a socialist country, Japanese, of unrestrained personal travel that is impossible. It is the easiest way to get tickets to the gates of hell, and travel agency in Turkmenistan domestic tour contract, make his visa application and into Turkmenistan. We tried things I also began to make planning your trip cannot be managed to contract travel agency in Turkmenistan and in individuals. That sent the e-mail because when you look at the Internet in turkmekistan travel company hit several English Japan country more popular than not; Turkmenistan. For mail in my English in only one company had a reply, the reply "does not deal with individuals. We travel agency in Uzbekistan, I want ask with stay in Uzbekistan there... "and was saying. Finally I travel in Japan, asked airlines to arrange travel to Central Asia to arrange the gates of hell (2 days). Arrange the contents as follows. Transfer: Hotel paperwork Urgench airport → Khiva Uzbekistan border, Uzbekistan borders: Turkmenistan visa application form (document content proves to be the guarantor of our local arrangements Ltd.) Tours to the gates of hell in Turkmenistan domestic night 2, assembled (contents ↓) one day border of Turkmenistan, khunaurgench ruins → hell's Gate (camping in a tent) the second day gates of hell-Turkmenistan border one another, Alternatively, you can enter Turkmenistan also had a tour to a local travel agent. Tour Turkmenistan transit visa that it was through but he did! It is how to obtain a visa, you can enter in Turkmenistan declared. Transit tours you are not so good, tour guides need not cost overwhelmingly small requires the issue of imposing.
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  • Khiva in Uzbekistan from participating in 1 night 2 day tour, we visited. When you get up at 4 am and was visited for about two hours until Sunrise was at best. It is recommended to see the whole hole from the Hill to walk along the perimeter. Not so impressive during the day so late at night to arrive safely. Yalta (gel House) or tents you can choose accommodation is 5 ~ fine about ten minutes walk away, even if it rains on the day of a (tent so that water leakage) thought it better to stay in Yalta.
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  • Getting to Darvaza is a challenge, even with a tour group. It's a long drive into the heart of the Turkmen desert. When we arrived, the sun was just going down and we'd been bumping over the sand dune...  more »
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