Kyrgyzstan is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever visited. The Tian Shan mountains cover 80% of the country, making it a paradise for nature lovers.
No wonder that it’s known as the Switzerland of Central Asia! While hiking, you can also search for the elusive snow leopard, one of the few places on the planet where it remains.
If you’re coming in winter, it’s likely to ski. While I haven’t personally tried it, I can imagine that it would be fantastic! You’ll also want to keep an eye open for camels. They’re released into the wild every winter to look for a mate and can be aggressive if…well let’s just say if they don’t find a mate 🙂
Kyrgyzstan has a history of at least 200 years. Due to its geographic isolation from mountainous terrain, much of its ancient culture has been preserved. Try to time your visit with the World Nomad Games, held every two years in September. It’s a celebration of nomadic culture and unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Despite its isolation, it lies on the Silk Road, so offers something for culture seekers as well.
Despite its isolation, Kyrgyzstan lies on the Silk Road, so it offers something for travellers interested in culture as well.
But rather than telling you how amazing Kyrgyzstan is, let me show you.
Photos That Will Make You Want to Travel to Kyrgyzstan:
The rugged peaks, mountainous landscape, and high alpine lakes make Kyrgyzstan a paradise for nature lovers. Less than 8% of the land is cultivated. Everywhere you go, you experience the same thing, silence. It’s one of the most peaceful places I’ve ever been. Just being there seems to cultivate a sense of calm inside you.