One of the many highlights of my second trip back to Kyrgyzstan was spending 3 days living the yurt life on the southern shores…Read More
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!
For many, Karakol is the gateway to the mountains. This is where many a hike and horse trek begins, but for me, Karakol was…Read More
When it comes to horse trekking in Kyrgyzstan most travellers tend to make a beeline for Song Kol. This is one of the best-known…Read More
If you’re planning on travelling to Kyrgyzstan primarily to go trekking, chances are you’re going to pass through Karakol. This city, which has more of…Read More
I just finished 3 weeks of travel in Kyrgyzstan and it’s basically all I can talk about. This was my first time venturing into…Read More
It’s probably a good thing we were riding on horseback because the trek began after lunch; a very very big lunch, set in a…Read More
The World Nomad Games is a fairly new event – 2016 marks the second time it has ever been hosted! – but despite being in…Read More