What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

The air quality is moderate. When you're a passenger in a rattling old taxi, bumping along with the windows down, and the trucks in front of you are belching smoke into the vehicle, it feels like you might have taken a few years off your life, but for the most part we have had no respiratory issues. - Feb 2019


Moderate to bad. Dust and dry air is a big thing. - Sep 2016


Good. The dryer days can be harder because of the dust and smog from the cars but otherwise we are ok. - Jun 2015


Good air quality. The only problem is that with the high altitude, it's hard to breathe. - Apr 2015


Moderate. There is some pollution related to traffic but the main problem is actually the lack of air at 11,000-14,000 feet above sea level. - Nov 2014


The air quality is generally quite good with the exception of exhaust fumes in traffic. - Jan 2014


Moderate. - Jul 2013


Moderate. The high altitude makes it very hard to breathe. Even after being here for months, you will be out of breath going uphill, upstairs, etc. - Jun 2013


Moderate. - Jul 2012


Moderate to good - Feb 2012


Very good - but thin at high altitude - May 2011


Very good. No contamination and no traffic jams. The air is clean and the sky is ALWAYS blue. The only problem is the river because it is extremely dirty and smells pretty bad. People throw trash and any kind of waste to the river. - May 2011


Air quality is pretty good, I think we would just like more of it at this altitude!There is some pollution from the older cars, taxis and buses, mainly at the busy times of day. - Mar 2011


Good, clear and sunny skies 95% of the year. The altitude will create most of your health issues -- including high blood pressure and lack of a decent night's sleep. Stomach problems are also common here. If you do come here, bring nose strips and take Probiotics to help withstand the bacteria. Also, bring good quality sunscreen. - Aug 2010


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