Inner Tien-Shan will fascinate you with the amazing landscape of pristine mountainous range Borkoldoy. It is formed in horseshoe shape and offers great possibilities for first ascents. The region is not very well explored tough it always attracted expeditions. You might be challenged by access to the region and harsh weather conditions but you will be definitely rewarded with many interesting climbs among which more than 100 unclimbed peaks over 4,000 meters and 8 peaks over 5,000 meters. And to add the thrill – only 20 summits were climbed.
We can provide you with all necessary logistics for expedition including special permit to the border area which is required to travel in the region.Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
There are many discussions about which part of Kyrgyzstan is more beautiful. One of the winning places take Sary-Chelek bio reserve. It lies in the western part of Kyrgyzstan and occupies 23,600 hectares and is located at the altitudes between 1200m and 4250 m above sea level. The reserve was established in 1959 to protect the pristine nature. Main habitats comprise forests, meadows, steppes, rocks and screes. More than 1000 species of plants, 160 species of birds and 34 species of mammals.The slopes are covered by walnut forests, apple, pear forests etc. The pearl of the reserve is the lake with the same name Lake Sary Chelek which stretches for 7,5 km. Its width varies from 350 m to 1500m and the extreme depth reaches 234 m. It is not allowed to camp in the reserve but simple accommodation in guest houses, homestays and yurts can be found in the neighboring villages. But these slight inconveniences are more than compensated with the astounding beauty of the nature.Osh, Kyrgyzstan
If you are longing for quite days in a magical place far from everyday stress and routine you should definitely come to Son-Kul lake – the second biggest lake of Kyrgyzstan at the altitude of 3016m. (29 km long, 18 km wide and extreme depth of 13.2 m)
Located above tree line the area is teem with herbs and highland vegetation as well as certain species of wild animals, fish and rare birds.
Because of rough climate and difficult accessibility the area is temporarily populated (by shepherds and their families) only during summer period which is not very long here (June through mid-September). Here you will experience the real life of shepherds staying in the yurt and can enjoy the breathtaking moments watching billions of stars shining right above you. And of course other activities can be done here like horseback riding, hiking or bicycling. Four extremely picturesque roads lead up to the lake but because of tough conditions 4X4 vehicles are strongly recommended.Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
What’s so interesting about Chon-Kemin? If you don’t like wild life (mountain goats and sheep, boars, foxes, deer, bears, etc.), birds, picturesque meadows, conifer forests, rapid rivers full of fish….. then probably there is nothing interesting in Chon-Kemin.
The area lies in between Bishkek and Balykchy. It is famous as a nature reserve with lots of possibilities for outdoor activities: hiking, white-water rafting, fishing, trekking, including longer treks over to Issyk-Kul shore or to Kazakhstan.
And by the way, it is also the birthplace of the first president of Kyrgyzstan (Askar Akaev) whose life is described in a local museum.Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Quite peaceful town of Karakol will remain in your memory forever with the stunning views of snowcapped mountain ranges around and nicely laid green streets with cozy Russian-style houses. Located in the eastern tip of Issyk-Kul lake this town is the administrative center of the province. It was founded as a Russian military post in 19th century after the explorers came to the region to map it. One of the famous explorers of that time Nikolay Przhevalsky died in Karakol during preparing for his expedition to Tibet and the town was named Przhevalsk in his honor. It got its original name Karakol back after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Karakol is the best starting point if you plan trekking, hiking, mountaineering or an expedition. In winter town is full of skiers.
Karakol has several sites: Holy Trinity Cathedral (Russian Orthodox), Dungan Mosque built in 1910 by the local Dungan community (Muslims who escaped Chinese oppression in 19th century), Przevalsky Museum and Memorial which tells a story of great Russian explorer and is his burial site as well, Regional Museum, Zoo and the real attraction can be the animal market which takes place every Sunday early morning.
Coming to Fergana Valley you will be nicely surprised to find yourself in one of the oldest cities in Central Asia often referred as “the capital of the south”. Osh is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan with the history of at least 3000 years. The city was mentioned in the time of Alexander the Great and was flourishing during the Great Silk Road. It joined Kokhand Khahanate in 18th century and became one of the six trading centers. Later in 19th century joined Russia and eventually became part of the Soviet Union.
Nowadays the city is sort of mixture of European architecture and Asian feel and ambience. Located in the center of Fergana Valley and near to the international borders Osh is the home city for many different ethnic groups: Kyrgyzs, Uzbeks, Russians, Tadjiks and other smaller groups.
The city is famous for its fascinating outdoor market which stretches for about a kilometer along the river. Walking through this bazaar you feel yourself visiting a real market of the Great Silk Road. The city has the only World Heritage Site in Kyrgyzstan which is the Suleiman Mountain located in the heart of the city and offering a breathtaking view of Osh and surroundings. The little mosque was built by famous Babur (founder of the Baburid Empire) in the 15th с. on the top of the mountain. Among the other monuments there are: the largest mosque in the country near the market, Russian Orthodox Church, the 16th-century Rabat Abdul Khan Mosque, Main Square with one of few Lenin statues and monument to Kurmanjan Datka – known as the queen of the south.
There are daily flights to Osh from Bishkek and it is also connected with the north by the picturesque road.Osh, Kyrgyzstan
Issyk-Kul Тhе Pearl оf the Tien-Shan "As a gold dish inserted in sharp rocks lay a lake. From the Sounh this basin is locked bу а chain оf snowy glands. The Tien-Shan was like а steep wall. Far away in the SouthWest the snow summits are hidden beside the horizon and seemed to rise right from the blue waters of the lake. Eventually, the gold color turned tо dark red, becoming darker till it bесаmе completely dark" Р.Р. Semenov. Issyk-Kul means "hot lake" in Kyrgyz and it confirms this name bу not freezing in the winter. Only Lake Baikal is clearer than Issyk- Kul.
The average temperature of the IssykKul Lake is +17 +20 C in the summer time. A combination of extreme depth, thermal activity and mild salinity means the Lake ever freezes; its moderating effect on the climate, plus abundant rainfall, have made it something of an oasis down through the centuries. There are a lot of clubs and disco clubs in the resorts centres of Issyk-Kul Lake. After some hectic travel, these are ideal place to relax.Issyk-kul Region, Kyrgyzstan