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hhiking central asia in winter, is it too cold?
Hi guys, salam to all, locals and travelers
im an italian hhikers hhiking all my way long from (italy to) morocco to china, connecting ideally (in reality i probably visited and will visit less than 50% of countries he visited, i changed my road due to political(eg syria) and burocratical(eg algeria) problems) the trips of arab traveler ibn battuta. Im currently in iran, where im gonna stay a month more or less before to continue east towards asia. Id like to dare and visit afghanistan, central asia arriving to western china. i read lots of interesting material on ur and other groups, hhikers experiences on hitchwiki and so on, but id like some more advice, basically:
1) is it too cold? january and february to travel the region. i have very good clothes and sleeping bag, i could bear till minus 10-15 but not -30 like mongolia or siberia that is too much.
2) is it actually so unsafe as governmental advice and ordinary travel blogs say or not? its true that hhikers we are always lucky, its true that always when u dare destiny helps but sometime is better to avoid "stupid dangers"
ive heard that the south should be absolutely avoided, but the north its quite ok..what does it mean?
my plan is to enter afghanistan from herat going till the lakes in central region (sorry always forget the name:) later or kabul and mazar or straight from the lakes to mazar and uzbekistan. from uzbekistan i would pass to tajik and kyrgyz before getting china. i got a biker friend told me that in tehran i may easily get all visas i need and in few days i will check it, but also other roads are welcomed (eg iran, dubai, oman, boat to india).
anyone have done it and can give any kind of tip will be very helpful
thanks a lot
i ve never been there, but checked some sites and found at history data: wheateronline, mountain-forecast.com