hello WS community,
I am currently spending my last days in India before crossing to Pakistan. I would like to head for the north on the KKH and onward to Kashgar and the Stans. Knowing myself, I will probably take my time in the northern valleys of Pakistan and will be arriving quite late in Kyrgistan and Taijikistan, which means sub-zero temperatures in the Pamirs. My options would be to attempt the Pamirs in winter (supposing I prepare myself with good equipment for freezing temperatures) or to wait until next spring somewhere in central asia, maybe working. And where? Any nice place to spend the winter months? I would like to hear from anyone who has done the Pamirs in winter and has survived (and which months), the challenges faced, what I should expect in terms of cold and essential equipment and gear you had. I would also appreciate any recommendation of people who have spent/worked some time in any town or city of central asia...Bishek, Almaty, Osh?
Looking forward to reading your comments