Mountaineering in Tien-Shan & Pamir



There are no problems with food supply to the mountaineering expedition in Kyrgyzstan. Basically any standard set of ingredient can be easily obtained in the local store and markets of the country.

But there are several things to consider while buying. These will provide  you with required food of good quality. All necessary ingredients can be bought in Bishkek which is usually a starting point for most expeditions. It’s also Bishkek, as a rule, where you find the best choice, variety and quality. Therefore it is better to stock main ingredients in Bishkek yet something is better to buy on the way to the mountains. Special food for climbers, concentrates, sublimate and long term food is better to buy in Bishkek. If travel to the expedition destination takes several day, as for example to the Western Kakshal-Too region, then some things especially perishables are worth to buy in town or villages on the way.

First of all, it applies to bread, fruit, vegetables and meat. Most expedition in Kyrgyzstan are held in the areas of big towns of Karakol, Naryn and Osh. Karakol is good place to purchase bread, vegetables and meat, however, fruit and tomatoes are better in Chu valley and Bishkek. Osh offers good selection of fruit, vegetables, meat and bread even fruit and vegetables are cheaper and of better quality than in the north.