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by northinsouth1
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Choosing between Pamirs vs. Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Choosing between Pamirs vs. Kyrgyzstan

My wife and I are big hikers, but we may run into some scheduling issues where we might need to choose between the Pamirs from Osh to Dushanbe vs. treks among Song Kul, Sary Chelek, and Arslanbob. I'm hoping those in the know might be able to give some advice about where they might put their energie...
by northinsouth1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek

I think this depends on two things: 1. From where in NA are you coming: it's a difference between Flagstaff or Estes Park vs. NYC or LA. 2. Where are you staying in KYZ? Per altitude, fitness doesn't necessarily correspond to altitude. I was able to hike Whitney w/out too much trouble. My wife, on t...
by northinsouth1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Driver recs in Almaty to Karakol to Bishkek
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Driver recs in Almaty to Karakol to Bishkek

Thanks so much for the info, AWTY. This is really helpful. May I ask, how did you get a driver through Iron Horse and what was the going rate? I have a quote from them for $225 per day w/ $35 per person extra if we want them to take care of our housing and food, but on first blush, it appears attach...
by northinsouth1
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Driver recs in Almaty to Karakol to Bishkek
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Driver recs in Almaty to Karakol to Bishkek

My wife and I are going to be in CA for a couple months next year and part of the trip will be from Almaty to Altyn Emel, Charin, and Kolsai. We then want to cross over to Karakol and spend a day or two in town before doing a three day trek to Alton Aroshon via Alokol. We then want to go back to Kar...
by northinsouth1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Uzekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan: Reservation advice
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Uzekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan: Reservation advice

Thanks, Carol: this seems to be the advice I've seen here and elsewhere. We actually have gotten a quote for Pamir from one of the tour people we contacted through Carivanistan, but if for some reason that doesn't work out, I'll definitely drop you a line and ask for a recommendation!
by northinsouth1
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Uzekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan: Reservation advice
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Uzekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan: Reservation advice

Thanks, Steven. This is very helpful. I tend to be somehow who plans way in advance as opposed to on the spot, but a few months out is a very happy medium.
by northinsouth1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Uzekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan: Reservation advice
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Uzekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan: Reservation advice

My wife and I are planning to travel to CA in June and July 2020; we're both Americans. We're both pretty ardent planners, so we're wondering how far (and if) people reserve homestays, hotels, trains, drivers, etc. before arriving? We plan to arrive in Tashket, go to Samarakand, and from there, cros...

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