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by willemspie
Tue Jan 30, 2024 6:10 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Tajikistan or Kazakhstan after Uzbekistan?
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

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: 685

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: 866

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.
by willemspie
Mon Jan 22, 2024 8:13 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Kyrgyzstan hiking in early-mid June
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: Kyrgyzstan hiking in early-mid June

This mountain range consists of parallel valleys, with passes in between. So, if the passes are tricky, you can always hike up any of those valleys which generally terminate by a glacier. If you just hike upvalley from Karakol, for instance, you will arrive at the foot if Karakol Peak, and it is a g...
by willemspie
Tue Jan 09, 2024 6:00 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Angry dogs in Kyrgystan and rabies
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: Angry dogs in Kyrgystan and rabies

You must beware of aggressive farm dogs and sheep dogs everywhere, but rabies is certainly not common in sheep and farm dogs.
Now health matters are your own responsibility.
by willemspie
Sun Jan 07, 2024 2:34 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Kyrgyzstan hiking in early-mid June
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: Kyrgyzstan hiking in early-mid June

Sorry, but it is really impossible now to predict where the snow line will be in June 2024. Possibly you can visit Ala Kul lake then returning down instead of crossing the pass. But hiking should be possible on the bottom of the valleys there, like you can go towards the foot of Karakol Peak, Altyn ...
by willemspie
Sat Jan 06, 2024 5:08 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Kyrgyzstan hiking in early-mid June
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: Kyrgyzstan hiking in early-mid June

Some hikes will certainly be possible. Now, crossing the pass above Ala Kul, that's a question mark.
by willemspie
Sun Dec 24, 2023 9:31 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Any suggestions for tours in the Pamirs from Uzbekistan for 2 days only?
Replies: 1
Views: 1571

Re: Any suggestions for tours in the Pamirs from Uzbekistan for 2 days only?

From Samarkand, you can go to the Fann mountains in Tajikistan for 2 days. The Fann mountains are beautiful, lakes, homestays.
But the Pamirs are very far away, one week is a minimum.
by willemspie
Sun Dec 24, 2023 5:53 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Public transport from Murghab to Osh
Replies: 1
Views: 1431

Re: Public transport from Murghab to Osh

In June 2024, who knows ? Maybe the relation between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan will improve in the meanwhile.