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by willemspie
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stan countries hospital quality
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Stan countries hospital quality

In remote areas, don't expect emergency services or good health care.
by willemspie
Thu Feb 15, 2024 6:49 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: favorite map apps
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: favorite map apps

For hiking, or possibly cycling in remote areas, I recommend you to download the old Soviet topographical maps which are available on different websites, i use maps.vlasenko.net (free of charge).
by willemspie
Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:47 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Pakistan safety situation
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Pakistan safety situation

Not the season for trekking in Northern Pakistan anyway.
by willemspie
Wed Feb 07, 2024 5:25 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Dushanbe into GBAO - 4 days
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Dushanbe into GBAO - 4 days

4 days is rushed, considering it's such a long 4WD drive and back. So I support the previous answer, check out a nearer destination.
by willemspie
Sat Feb 03, 2024 5:45 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Itinerary advice - 6 weeks Central Asia: Khiva or Fann Mountains?
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Itinerary advice - 6 weeks Central Asia: Khiva or Fann Mountains?

From Artuch, you must return to Pendjikent for shared taxis to Dushanbe.
by willemspie
Thu Feb 01, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Itinerary advice - 6 weeks Central Asia: Khiva or Fann Mountains?
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Itinerary advice - 6 weeks Central Asia: Khiva or Fann Mountains?

The Fann mountains are more suitable for a 3 to 6 days mountain trek than the Pamirs. The Pamirs have several good shorter treks, longer treks become remote adventures. If you go on a multi day trek in the Fann mountains, you can finish at different places. From Artuch, for instance, there a some pu...
by willemspie
Wed Jan 31, 2024 7:16 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: 7 Weeks in Central Asia - first trip itinerary
Replies: 12
Views: 2265

Re: 7 Weeks in Central Asia - first trip itinerary

I prefered the mountain treks in Northern Kyrgyzstan, and also in Tadjikistan. The Alay valley, Sary Moghul, yes, spectacular views.
That's only my personal opinion.
by willemspie
Tue Jan 30, 2024 6:10 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Tajikistan or Kazakhstan after Uzbekistan?
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: Tajikistan or Kazakhstan after Uzbekistan?

If you enjoy mountains and hiking, yes, go to the Fann mountains. Although the 7 lakes' is not my preferred part of the Fann mountains.
by willemspie
Sun Jan 28, 2024 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: K2 Beginners trekking with Chogori Adventure
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: K2 Beginners trekking with Chogori Adventure

The K2 trek isn't very strenuous. The climb is gradual. But it is high altitude. The most difficult part is the descent from Gondoghoro pass.
by willemspie
Wed Jan 24, 2024 8:43 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Kyrgyzstan hiking Mid to Late May
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Kyrgyzstan hiking Mid to Late May

There was the same question about June viewtopic.php?f=17&t=15353 so May is even more limited.