Hitchhiking with a bicycle from Osh to Dushanbe

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Re: Hitchhiking with a bicycle from Osh to Dushanbe

Postby Maciej87 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:12 am

One more thing I'll have to take into consideration is altitude sickness. Is anybody here who thumbed a lift from Osh to Sary Tash? Elevation increases from 963 up to 3170 m. (difference of 2207 m). Then cycling from Sary Tash to the Kyrgyz-Tajik border another 1200 m up, which should be probably divided into 2 day ride. Does anybody have any experience in riding that way and coming up against altitude sickness? I'm aware this is very individual but I want to know what you make of it
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Re: Hitchhiking with a bicycle from Osh to Dushanbe

Postby steven » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:22 am

It's a possibility. If you feel the headache is too strong, descend immediately. Most people seem to deal with it fine.
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