Day 83, 16th of September 2017 (26 Zul Hijjah, 1438), 18°C, clear sky and no wind. Left Karakol early in the morning, together with Natassia & Antoine, on mashrutka (local minibus) number 331 to Jyrgalan.
Day 79, 12th of September 2017 (22 Zul Hijjah, 1438), 20°C, cloudy and a light breeze. After an amazing weekend in the mountains (see post) it was time to get back to work.
Day 76, 9th of September 2017 (19 Zul Hijjah, 1438), 18°C, partially cloudy and no wind. Woke up early, put the backpack on and headed to the mountains.
Day 71, 4th of September 2017 (14 Zul Hijjah, 1438), 21°C, clear sky and no wind. Woke up excited and apprehensive at the same time,
Day 66, 30th of August 2017 (9 Zul Hijjah, 1438), 25°C, clear sky and no wind. Left Naryn at 8am with a bag full of candies “for the journey”, as Lika’s mother told me,
Day 64, 28th of August 2017 (7 Zul Hijjah, 1438), 21°C, clear sky and no wind. The day before instead of going back to Bishkek I asked the driver to leave me on the main road and hitchhiked to Naryn in a Toyota Prius.
Day 62, 26th of August 2017 (5 Zul Hijjah, 1438), 13°C, clear sky and no wind. Woke up early to join an expedition to Son Kol lake organised by a friend of Nursultan (my host in Bishkek, see post).
23th of August 2017 (2 Zul Hijjah, 1438. Yes, the majority of the population in Kyrgyzstan is Muslim), 20°C, clear sky and no wind. Arrived in Kyrgyzstan capital city at 4am, after a four hours flight from Dubai.
After some research, mainly based on other travelers opinions and on this great websites: Le Routard, annees-de-pelerinage, againstthecompass and beyondbabeesh; my loose plan to backpack in the amazing mountains of Kyrgyzstan during one month is as follows:
21th of August 2017 (29 Mordad 1396), 39°C, clear sky and high humidity. Left Qeshm island heading to Bandar Abbas airport at 12am.