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by acsherman
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek

Hi. Keep in mind that it's dry continental climate here. And usually people adjust to higher altitudes easier in dry climates. I don't know how reliable info I read but according to it altitude sickness can begin at about 1500 m for humid climate and 2500 - 3000 m for dry climate. Kochkor is much b...
by acsherman
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan travel sharing
Topic: Organizing Song Kol trekking group from Kochkor (~Aug 19)
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Organizing Song Kol trekking group from Kochkor (~Aug 19)

Hey all — I'm a guy in my late-20s from North America, and I'm hoping to organize a Song Kol trekking group from Kochkor. I'm expecting to arrive in Kochkor on August 18 or 19 from Bishkek, but my schedule is a little flexible. I was considering a 3-4 trek from the main 3 guide companies in Kochkor....
by acsherman
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek

Thanks for the insight. I'm coming from NYC. I'm arriving in Bishkek on Friday evening, spending Saturday there, and heading to Kochkor. From Kochkor, I would trek 3-4 days to Song Kol. I'm not as concerned about the trekking aspect since the altitude change will be more gradual. It's moreso the tra...
by acsherman
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek

I'll be arriving in Kyrgyzstan from a sea-level North American city on a Friday. How long is recommended to adjust to the altitude before starting a trek to Song Kol via Kochkor? I was thinking of starting on Sunday or Monday. I'm a healthy male in my mid-20s if that matters. Is that too soon?
by acsherman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: trip report: KG, UZ & KZ
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: trip report: KG, UZ & KZ

If you have a decent sleeping bag for the multi-night trek, then you shouldn't need to worry about clothing too much. Maybe bring a light jacket. During the day its not cold, plus you'll be moving which will warm you up. Everywhere that you've listed in Uzbekistan will likely still be quite hot. I ...
by acsherman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: trip report: KG, UZ & KZ
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: trip report: KG, UZ & KZ

Thanks for this! I'd love your advice on packing for these 2 very different climates. I'm planning a similar trip for Aug 16 - Sep 2. I'm starting in Kyrgyzstan, with plans to do hiking, a multi-night trek to Song Kol, and just generally trying to do homestays in jailoos. Then, I'm planning to visit...
by acsherman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: To gear or not to gear?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: To gear or not to gear?

1: why is renting not an option to Song Kul? Just leave your gear at the yurt and the tour company will pick it up later or have it brought down in a taxi. I wouldn't bother bringing your gear. 2: can definitely be arranged with a tour company. Not sure that you will just find a taxi driver waiting...
by acsherman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan 3 weeks
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan 3 weeks

Hey Tom – Hoping your trip went well! I'm doing a similar trip in mid-August, and I was curious if you had any feedback or tips. Thanks!
by acsherman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan travel sharing
Topic: Trekking to Song Kol
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Trekking to Song Kol

Re-posting what I put in another thread! I'm an American male in my mid-20s flying into Bishkek on Aug 16. I'll possibly arrive in Karakol on the 18th. I was also planning to head to Karakol and Song Kol, then do Tashkent, Bukhara, and Samarkand. I only have 18 days on the ground, so I was consideri...
by acsherman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan travel sharing
Topic: Bishkek- Son Kul - Osh - onto UZ Aug 15-29
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Bishkek- Son Kul - Osh - onto UZ Aug 15-29

I'm an American male in my mid-20s flying into Bishkek on Aug 16. I was also planning to head to Karakol and Song Kol, then do Tashkent, Bukhara, and Samarkand. I only have 18 days on the ground, so I was considering flying from Bishkek to Tashkent after Song Kol. That being said, I'm open to changi...

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