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by willemspie
Fri Apr 19, 2024 4:29 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: beautiful 3 day trek in Kyrgystan
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: beautiful 3 day trek in Kyrgystan

Ala Kul is the most popular 3 day trek above Karakol. If you prefer a quiet one, many other choices in the same mountain range or elsewhere. Song Kol is very popular too, different landscape and environment.
by willemspie
Fri Apr 19, 2024 4:27 am
Forum: Pamir Highway rideshare
Topic: Octobre et novembre possible pour covoiturage ?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Octobre et novembre possible pour covoiturage ?

Accomodation is not an issue
by willemspie
Tue Apr 16, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Barskoon to Bishkek public transport
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Barskoon to Bishkek public transport

There are marshrutkas on the road along the South side of the lake, but my experience is that they are often full when they pass Barskoon, and they won't stop for you.
by willemspie
Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:51 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Help!! -- Kyrgyzstan in May for 7 days
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Help!! -- Kyrgyzstan in May for 7 days

Too cold maybe now, but snowbound trails, impossible pass crossings at higher altitudes.
Check out Song Kol, a yurt camp there, that's different from what you see in the Alps, ... but I don't know how it is in May.
by willemspie
Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:49 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Need help: Osh to Dushanbe
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Need help: Osh to Dushanbe

Khujand is not such an interesting city.
Dushanbe is modern.
The attraction is mostly the Fann mountains.
by willemspie
Mon Apr 15, 2024 5:09 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Hitchhike Tadjikistan/Kyrgystan/China
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Hitchhike Tadjikistan/Kyrgystan/China

Fee hitch hiking is a normal form of public transport in more remote parts of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, on roads where public transport is very scarce. You need to discuss the fare with the driver before you accept. You need to learn a minimum (not much) of Russian for that. After you have taken a ...
by willemspie
Mon Apr 15, 2024 4:23 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Need help: Osh to Dushanbe
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Need help: Osh to Dushanbe

You will need to go through Uzbekistan.
by willemspie
Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:02 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Timetable bus from Osh to Arslanbob
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Timetable bus from Osh to Arslanbob

You need to go first to Jalalabad, then another marshrutka to Bazar Korgon, then another one to Arslanbob. All of those leave regularly.
by willemspie
Tue Apr 09, 2024 11:14 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Traveling to Fann mountanins in April
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Traveling to Fann mountanins in April

Haft Kul is not the best place for hiking. I don't know how the Fann mountains are in April but Sary Tag (Iskenderkul) is a year round village, I guess some homestays are open. It isn't really in the Fann mountains, but there is also Margib in the same area. I think hiking could be possible there in...
by willemspie
Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Accommodation in Kochkor + Song-Kul
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Accommodation in Kochkor + Song-Kul

There are 1or 2 commercial yurt camps further along the lake, but I have stayed in a herders' camp where I was the only guest one night.