Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous oasis in the desert steppes of Central Asia, enclosed by the celestial Tien-Shan mountain ranges, with countless glaciers and lakes, from where water flows abundantly. It is not surprising that the country is popular amongst hikers. Horse riders will also find a huge variety of possibilities to experience horseback trips. Be inspired by the most beautiful landscapes of Kyrgyzstan!
Naryn Reservoir. Life is a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see. For that reason, we choose to see beautiful places and the positive side of things. Early morning at this artificial lake, near the Naryn dam, offered a lovely double view of the mountains.
Osh Oblast. Somewhere on the road.
Tulpar Kul. Amazing landscape near Tulpar Kul, with a view of snow-covered Lenin Peak in the background
Sary Mogol. A field of wild flowers on the high steppe leading to the tiny village of Sary Mogol.
Sary Mogol. The green hills are pasture areas for the many horses – wild or tamed – that exist in the country.
Sary-Tash. Spectacular view over the quiet village and crossroads in the Alay Valley of Osh Region. With the Alay and the Pamir mountains in the backdrop.
Alay valley. A monument to the nomadic culture with a structure representing a yurt.
Alay valley with all its splendor. In summer the fertile landscapes get green with pasture.
Song-Kul. Probably the most visited lake in Kyrgyzstan. The bucolic atmosphere is authentic and overwhelming.
Osh Oblast. It could be anywhere in Kyrgyzstan really. All around there are mountains, some with snow-capped peaks other covered in lush-green pasture.
Song-Kul. You will never have enough of Song-Kul lake. This is the view we got when approaching the lake from its north-eastern side.
Chartyr-Kul. This is the amazing landscape on the way to the Chartyr-Kul lake, near the Chinese border.
Altyn-Arashan. 3 or four day-horseriding treks are popular all over the country. Our choice was in the area around Altyn-Arashan.
Issyk-Kul. Whichever coast you choose, there will always be something spectacular to see and do at the biggest lake in the country.
Ala-Kul Lake. After Altyn-Arashan, the treks lead to the alpine Ala-Kul Lake, situated at an altitude of 3,860 metres.
Jeti-Ögüz. The Seven Bulls or the Broken-Heart are two of the red sandstone rock formations found in Jeti-Ögüz.
Kôk-Jaiyk (Valley of Flowers). Following the off-road from the Seven Bulls, the valley of flowers appears with all its beauty.
Issyk-Kul. View over the superb Fairy Tale Canyon where the most creative minds find all species of fairy creatures in its rock formations.
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