Water is very important while trekking. During trekking we offer tea/coffee, however, it will be limited. In Kyrgyzstan, most of the trekking trails are near the river, however not all water streams, rivers, and lakes can be safe and clean for drinking. It is possible to fill up water from natural springs, that has very less chances of having particles in it. Local people same as a lot of tourists don't have problems drinking water from the source, however, if you are not sure please bring water cleaning pills or filters with you for the trek from your homeland. You will not be able to find water cleaning pills in Kyrgyzstan.
LUGGAGE ON TOUR
• Main Baggage:
You don't need to take main luggage to trip. You can take any clothes that you need with yourself and other staff left in luggage behind at the group hotel used prior to the trek.
• Luggage to the porters:
Mostly all of our standard programs were made for not to do long hikes, usually 3 to 8 days. We are providing 1 porter to 1 person, which carries 15 kg, that weight including food, tents, cooking staff and private things of clients, usually around 3-5kg first days. Weight of food will decrease day by day and you will have the possibility to give extra weight to the porter. You can order extra porter if you having some big weight items as camera with lens, special equipment and etc.
30-50 liters of rucksack recommended. During trekking day, you do not have access to the luggage, which is being carried for you by the porters or horse (Depends on trekking). In mountain region, the weather can change very fast and you should be equipped for this. Your day sack should be large enough to carry waterproofs, fleece jacket, long trousers (if walking in shorts), warm hat and gloves, sun cap, sun cream, water bottle and other staff which you need during the trek. On some occasions, it is also necessary to carry your own packed lunch.
To go to trekking you need to have a good level of fitness, heath and previous trekking experience is recommended. Trekking days are generally longer, challenging and at higher altitudes up to 3800 meters. Terrain may be difficult and ascents and descents are often demanding, especially during rain or snow.
Travel insurance is NOT included. We advice that clients have their own travel insurance against illness, injury, loss/damage to personal belongings. In case of emergency our staff will make all the best to delivery you to hospital or other point and solve your problem, insurance will cover your charges. In case of no insurance, need to cover charges by yourself.
Breakfast: consist some of following dishes: Porridge, omelet, omelet with fried sausages, pancakes, scrambled eggs with sausage, boiled eggs and etc + bread, jam, butter, honey, sweets, tea/coffee. Lunch boxes or lunch: Dried fruits, chocolate, yogurt, juice, cheese, sandwich, vegetables/fruits and tea/coffee. Dinner: Our cooks is preparing european and asian cuisine You need to let us know if you are vegetarian or have some preferences, so we will be able to make special menu for you.
Service of local staff is included to the program; however, it is polite to tip to local staff if the service has been very good. Also at your discretion, you might also consider tipping your tour manager in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.