Kyrgyzstan is different from other countries by its unique, virgin, diverse, beautiful nature, geographical position which defines a strict change of seasons, diverse relief (primarily, mountain), favorable policy towards tourism and liberal legislation.
The Territory of Kyrgyzstan
94% of the territory of Kyrgyzstan is occupied with mountains. It has fantastic gorges covered with bright green grass, high fir-trees, and is filled with the crystal pure air. Murmur of the water in the tumultuous rivers and waterfalls are the only things which break the silence.
Every gorge is unique and beautiful in its own way. The plexus of mountains located on the border with China is a location of the highest picks of the Tien-Shan mountain system – Pobeda Peak (7439 m) and Khan-Tengri (6995 m). From this point the gorges go to the west and south-west creating parallel ranges stretching for 300-400 km. The Republic southern border with Tajikistan is edged with the highest Chon-Alai (Zaalai) Range with the second highest peak in Kyrgyzstan – Lenin Peak (7134 m). Alpinists from all over the world strive for conquering these peaks. Kyrgyzstan is one of the largest regions that has the modern glaciers system. They occupy 4.2% of the territory of Kyrgyzstan with a total area of 8100 sq. km.
The Lakes of Kyrgyzstan
There are more than 2000 lakes and artificial storages in the country. The lakes occupy 3.4% of the territory. About 90% of them are high-altitude dams and enclosed lakes. Sary-Chelek Lake is a biosphere reserve located at the south-western slope of the Chatkal Range at a height of 1873.9 m above sea level. It impresses every tourist by its beauty.
The high-altitude Issyk-Kul Lake, the second largest after Lake Titicaca, is sheltered between Tien-Shan mountains at the bottom of the huge tectonic basin at a height of 1606.7 m above sea level. The Lake differs from others by its geographical, climatic, and hydrological conditions. All these make it unique medical and recovering resource for holidaymakers. Annually hundreds of tourists spend their holidays on the beaches of the Issyk-Kul Lake.
The Culture of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is interesting by not only the nature but also by its culture. The Kyrgyzs are rooted in nomads and they still have all attributes of the nomadic life. You will see a yurt – unusual portable dwelling decorated with a hand-made welt carpets and ribbons, will have an opportunity to taste the national cuisine. If you wish you can stay in yurt for some time and watch the everyday life: pasturage, koumiss making, and national horse games. You are going to feel a difference between the South and the North of Kyrgyzstan by visiting both parts of the country. This is the difference in climate, nature, and culture.
Our site mission is to unveil our small sunny country for the rest of the world. The beauty of the mountain nature with its crystal pure air, the azure Issyk-Kul Lake with its warm and caressing sun, traditions peculiarities of the hospitable Kyrgyz people, historical monuments along the Great Silk Road – we want to make all of these accessible for you!
Discover the beauty of Kyrgyzstan the way locals do on horseback, on foot or by 4WD Jeep. The feeling of adventure is mirrored by the impressive landscapes, green hills and snowy peaks layered over each other to create a spectacular scene with only the grazing sheeps or horses to remind you that this is still the Earth.
At the highest tops of the mountain passes, the snow is all around, impressing on you the ruggedness of such a vergin land. The hand waving of nomads and children shouting “Hello” is the essence of Kyrgyzstan. Yurt camps with Kyrgyz families who spend their summer time tending to and protecting their herds. Help locals in making traditional bread and cheese and wavery.
Follow ancient trails as you move from jailoo to jailoo. Your surefooted horses find their way along wild river gorges and up winding passes through the rocky landscape. Summer is a time for fun, and you can join the cheers of the local people of Kyrgyzstan who gather for popular horse riding games on Sundays. the winter time is also good as a ski seazon for the lovers of extreme sports. People come from miles around to show off their riding skills and buy and sell locally produced kymyz, fermented horse’s milk and slightly alcoholic. Choose between the privacy of your own tent or stay in a comfortable shepherd’s yurts.
If you come to Kyrgyzstan, you have to visit a jailoo (high summer pasture) and other special places, to be alone with nature. Different tours are tailor-made for guests: hiking, on horseback or by car. During tours, you will enjoy the vastness of the mountains, purity of the air and water, meet interesting people and feel the depth and range of Kyrgyz hospitality.
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