(Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)
People and mountains of Central Asia
My trip to Central Asia in 2004 included three treks:
1) Aksu (in Kyrgyzstan),
2) Kichi-Alay (in Kyrgyzstan),
3) Fann mountains (in Tajikistan).
Along the way, I also visited several towns: Tashkent, Khudjend, Osh, Dushanbe, Penjikent, and Samarkand. Between the last two treks, I briefly visited 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 (click here for a higher-resolution map):
Slava (left), Jackson (center) and Max (right) were my guides during this trip:
Dick Mobilio from Saratoga (CA) joined me during the Aksu trek: