The whole country is 90% mountainous, half of which is just over 3,000 m high, with records for the Lenin peak or the legendary Communist peak above 7,000 m. In the hollow of these mountain ranges are nestled pearls, such as Lake Issyk Kul or Lake Song Kul, which have become major tourist attractions for the small republic of Central Asia. In other words, you will be served in mountains and magnificent settings. Especially since tourism, which is still underdeveloped in the country, will allow you to access wild or even unexplored areas, provided that you take the time to visit them, because no travel is easy, especially outside July and August.
A rare cultural wealth :
In which other country could you live with nomads on a daily basis and live with them, under the yurt, adopting for a few days or weeks a lifestyle like no other? Admire the work of women leaning over their shyrdak or making kumiss or galloping through the pristine scenery of any human construction for miles. The country offers a rare and extreme change of scenery. In Kyrgyzstan, the knowledge and experience of a new culture is based on one thing only: daring to get in the saddle!
© Dominique Auzias & Jean-Paul Labourdette