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by jacoblab1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Afghanistan (Kandahar, Kabul, Bamiyan) Solo female backpacker (no tour) – Trip Report
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Afghanistan (Kandahar, Kabul, Bamiyan) Solo female backpacker (no tour) – Trip Report

Great report Marsha!! Very informative and helpful.

I'm glad you had a good time there :) now I want to see your photos!
by jacoblab1
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Chinese Road Through the Wakhan Corridor?
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Re: Chinese Road Through the Wakhan Corridor?

An update on this interesting topic - I was in the Little Pamir in early July and ran into some Afghan engineers working on a road there. They've already created a portion of it in the Little Pamir, and are now doing surveys on the area between Sarhad and Bozai Gumbaz. Here are a few photos I took o...
by jacoblab1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Mongolia
Topic: Mongolia in 10 days... Is it worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Mongolia in 10 days... Is it worth?

Travelling on your own in Mongolia with 10 days definitely isn't easy - most attractions don't really have any sort of public transport going to them. I had three weeks there, and I still opted for a group tour organized through a hostel in Ulaanbaatar. The budget group tours aren't exactly like a n...
by jacoblab1
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Buying a water filter in Almaty or Tashkent?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Buying a water filter in Almaty or Tashkent?

I don't bother with a filter while travelling. Consider just buying some purification tablets - cheap, lightweight, and you can buy them at most pharmacies.
by jacoblab1
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khunjerab Pass (China-Pakistan border) Q&A
Replies: 20
Views: 1919

Re: Khunjerab Pass (China-Pakistan border) Q&A

I crossed Khunjerab Pass from Pakistan to China in early June. It was a long day, but in the end I made it. Like at other Xinjiang border crossings, prepare to spend a few hours having your electronics inspected. For a detailed report/guide and some photos, check out this blog post I wrote up on the...
by jacoblab1
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Wakhan Corridor - Solo trekking to Chaqmaqtin Lake (report & guide)
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Wakhan Corridor - Solo trekking to Chaqmaqtin Lake (report & guide)

blakep76 wrote:Great info and photos on your blog post - thanks, Jacob!


Thanks Blake! Glad you like it :)
by jacoblab1
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Wakhan Corridor - Solo trekking to Chaqmaqtin Lake (report & guide)
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Wakhan Corridor - Solo trekking to Chaqmaqtin Lake (report & guide)

Hey everyone - I just got back from two weeks in the Wakhan Corridor. I did the trek to Chaqmaqtin Lake (low route both ways). I hiked completely solo, no donkeys or anything. I did some meal planning in Dushanbe and made sure that I'd have enough food for the days where I'd be alone on the low rout...
by jacoblab1
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 43
Views: 20465

Re: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)

It's not closed, I crossed two days ago and it was perfectly normal.
by jacoblab1
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?
Replies: 42
Views: 24220

Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

I crossed it back into Tajikistan yesterday. No safety issues and very friendly border guards. Afghan guards even took selfies with me, and didn't mind if I took photos at the border crossing area.
by jacoblab1
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Altitude Sickeness in the Wakhan Corridor
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Altitude Sickeness in the Wakhan Corridor

I just got back from trekking to Chaqmaqtin, working on a full writeup in the next few days. Altitude sickness isn't likely to be a problem if you stick to a normal itinerary (go Khorog, Ishkeshim, Sarhad, and then trek). The first day of the trek is the high point at 4200 meters, but you descend an...

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