Kyrgyzstan is a spectacularly scenic country in the heart of the Tian Shan mountains, and is many people's favourite part of Central Asia!
The towering mountains and shimmering lakes are the perfect place for trekking and horse riding. Over 90% of the country is unspoiled mountainous landscapes. The serene lakes of Song Köl and Issyk Köl are some of the loveliest and most peaceful spots in Asia, surrounded by lush pastures favoured by herders, who come here in summer with their animals. The valleys of Jeti Oguz, Chong Kemin, Ala Archa and Altyn Arashan are equally stunning and perfect places to explore the phenomenal countryside.
Kyrgyzstan is a welcoming country where many people still live a nomadic or semi-nomadic way of life, dominated by animal herding and felt-making. What Kyrgyzstan lacks in settled history it makes up for in a wealth of nomadic traditions and is a mountain paradise perfect for outdoor exploration and wild camping.