Kyrgyzstan

If you’re searching for unspoilt nature and outdoor adventure, you need not look any further; Kyrgyzstan is the place for you! We’re talking about a country where 80% of the land is covered by the Tian Shan mountain range, and the rest by valleys, lakes and plains. With a geography like that, it’s no wonder Kyrgyzstan is Central Asia’s playground. You can tackle multi-day hikes, set out on horse treks, witness nomadic traditions, swim in one of the highest alpine lakes in the world, stay in a yurt, and introduce your taste buds to Central Asian cuisine. From Bishkek to Karakol, and Song Kul to Issyk Kul, every moment in this country is a complete adventure. Here are some travel tips to make it happen, and if you can time your trip to coincide with the biennial World Nomad Games, even better!