3 Health Improvement Options for Your Stay in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is full of tours with different options of things to do. Some tours provide non-stop activity, some are themed, and some provide a buffet of options for travelers. Health improvement tours include (or can include if desired) elements that benefit the body such as trips to medicinal hot springs, yurt camps dedicated to kymyz cleanses, or health resorts and spas.
Some tours include trips to hot springs that are reputed to have healing properties. There are several hot spring destinations all around Kyrgyzstan known for their ability to help benefit the sick. For example, the Altyn Arashan hot springs are known to help treat diseases connected to the endocrine, cardiovascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems. Several of these destinations have become quite popular and resorts can be found nearby to accommodate visitors.
In the Suusamyr Valley there are special yurt camps (yurts are the circular, felt tents used by nomads) that provide kymyz treatments. (Kymyz is fermented mare’s milk.) Over the years, Kyrgyz nomads have noticed many health benefits that stem from drinking this unique beverage. It’s said to clean out the body, help people with recurring stomach problems, and boost energy.
These yurt camps are only open in the summer.
HEALTH RESORTS & SPAS
Most health resorts and spas in Kyrgyzstan are located around the shores of Lake Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan’s largest alpine lake. Services provided in these resorts include therapeutic massage, acupuncture, mud treatments as well as physiotherapy, phototherapy, and hydrotherapy treatments to name a few.
Not only do resorts and spas around Lake Issyk Kul provide excellent treatment to help rejuvenate the body, but the atmosphere at Lake Issyk Kul helps rejuvenate the spirit as well. The lake’s calm, never-ending waters and snowcapped backdrop provides a beautiful haven in which to rest and recuperate from the stresses of everyday life.
Health resorts and spas around Lake Issyk Kul are open year round.