We are considering going to Tajikistan after Pik Lenin to attempt the two 7000m peaks there this summer. I have a few questions:
1.) Does anyone know of a basic services only, less expensive helicopter service to base camp? The cheapest, most basic package I can find is with AK-SAI travel, which is about $1900.
2.) I read a lot about how nasty the base camp food was last year; that several people got sick and didn't climbing anything. That the whole place is infested with e coli. Does anyone know if measures were taken to improve the situation for this season?