We had heard amazing things about Kyrgyzstan trekking. Although we looked forward to hiking into the mountains, doing it by horse sounded even more exciting. The Kyrzak people live on horseback. It is said that horses are the wings of the Kyrgyz. For more than two thousand years the Kygyz people have relied on horses to carry their camps and people over… Read More
Kyrgyzstan is a little known country in Central Asia. It is a landlocked country, with mountains, lakes and the capital city of Bishkek.
We were ascending towards the lake through the Kyrgyz steppe but, between plenty of zig-zags and different confusing trails that went over rolling hills, we were not sure if we had taken the right path. We were trekking to Song Kul independently and hoped we were on the right track. Luckily for us, these beautiful mountains are, occasionally, transited by kind Kyrgyz nomads who were always happy to… Read More
Issyk Kul. You have probably never heard of it. But it is located in the little known Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan, it’s the second largest alpine lake in the world and it is remarkable. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains, it almost doesn’t seem real. For the first day, I thought I was seeing low hanging clouds all around its turquoise waters. It wasn’t… Read More
It was the number one experience we wanted to have when visiting Kyrgyzstan. Seeing the Eagle Hunters of Central Asia finally happened on the last day of our trip. We were driving back to Bishkek from Karokol and our guide Cholpon phoned ahead to book a demonstration by the Salburuun Federation. The Salburun Federation is the face of falconry in Kyrgyzstan…. Read More