Is Kyrgyzstan Safe?
Yes. The people of Kyrgyzstan are extremely friendly. We partner with a local travel agency to ensure a smooth and safe trip. We will base ourselves out of local home-stays. The locals are very accommodating to foreigners.
Do I need to purchase additional insurance?
Yes. You can purchase rescue insurance policy from the American Alpine Club for $45. Additionally, we highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance. In the case where you trip is cut short, this is how you will get a full refund. Global Rescue is a wonderful resource for insurance as well.
Do I need to bring extra medications?
Yes. You should bring basic medications in addition to any prescriptions that you need. Consider bringing a small kit with Ibuprofen, Tums, Ant-Acids, etc.
Is the water safe to drink?
Yes. Boiled water is available at the home-stays. We do recommend that you bring or purchase chlorine tablets or a Steri-pen to ensure that the water is potable.
Are showers available?
Showers are available at the home-stay
Should I bring any luxuries?
We recommend that you bring a designated change of warm, comfy clothes for lounging around the home-stay. We won’t have a lot of down time but you will want to be comfortable when we do.