Central Asia 2004: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

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Overall itinerary:

 

My trip to Central Asia in 2004 included three treks:

1) Aksu (in Kyrgyzstan),

2) Kichi-Alay (in Kyrgyzstan),

3) Fann mountains (in Tajikistan).

During this trip, I also visited several towns: Tashkent, Khudjend, Osh, Dushanbe, Penjikent, and Samarkand. Between the last two treks, I briefly went to Peak Lenin base camp. For this trip, I used the services of Asia Travel (a company based in Tashkent). They did an outstanding job despite many politically sensitive border crossings, lot of bureaucracy, terrible roads, and scarce gasoline.

 

This map shows the main itinerary of this trip:

 

Slava (left), Jackson (center left) and Max (center right) were my guides during this trip. Dick Mobilio (right) from Saratoga, California, joined me during the Aksu trek.

 

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