Posts of our blog by tag "Horseback riding"

December 21, 2016

Horse Riding Holidays in the Transcaucasian States

There’s almost nothing like horseback riding. It takes us back to our more primitive selves, and is a true communion with the beauty and strength of nature. Horseback riding is a lost art. It’s the wind in your face, the feeling of the horse’s muscles moving under you, and the ...
March 31, 2015

The Hospitality of Nomads: What Does It Look Like Exactly?

The East is famous for their hospitality and treatment of guests, but what does this look like from country to country? In Kyrgyzstan, people that excel at hospitality are the nomads that live scattered about in the Tien Shan and Pamir-Alai Mountains that blanket the country. Tra ...
March 24, 2015

Comparing the North & South Shores of Lake Issyk Kul

There is a lot that tourism in Kyrgyzstan can offer: outdoor activities like trekking, horseback riding, paragliding, culture, history, beautiful destinations and relaxation to name a few. One of the most popular sites that contains almost all of these in one place is the largest ...
December 4, 2014

Embrace Your Inner Nomad: Horseback Riding Tours in Kyrgyzstan

“If you have only 1 day of life of this earth, spend half of it in a saddle.” – Kyrgyz proverbWhat does it mean to be a Kyrgyz nomad?  Of course formal definitions will talk about the seasonal movements, living off the land, and sleeping in yurts, and yes, those are all integral ...
September 30, 2014

Kyrgyzstan: The Land of Nomads

There’s something about nomadic life that’s always intrigued me.  I think it’s the fact that nomads could get along just fine even if civilization collapsed.  There’s something that demands respect from being able to live off the land, moving with the flow of the seasons and havi ...
September 8, 2014

10 Things You Will Find Outside of Bishkek

HorsesIn the rural areas of Kyrgyzstan, horses are a perfect means of transport in the mountains and a great source of milk which locals use to make the national drink, kymyz.  People that live in rural areas have a special love of horses, know how to care for them, and have lear ...
September 4, 2014

The Best Summertime Activities in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s wild, pristine landscape offers a wealth of opportunities for extreme sport lovers traveling through Kyrgyzstan during the summer.  Trekking, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, heli-skiing, rafting, and paragliding are all available in Kyrgyzstan to give yo ...
August 11, 2014

6 Reasons Central Asia is the Go-to Destination for Travelers

The mysteries and enchantments of Central Asia have been dismissed from the adventure traveling spotlight for far too long.  A child of learned survival, ancient economic passageways, and a wandering spirit, adventure and otherworldly appeal is this region’s birthright.  Here are ...
August 7, 2014

Tourism in Kyrgyzstan:10 Things You Probably Never Knew

Kyrgyzstan is a small Central Asian country with a huge personality.  It sits quietly next to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China, but holds the world’s second largest alpine lake, thousands of wandering nomads, the endangered snow leopard, and is nicknamed “the Alps of ...
August 3, 2014

The Horseback Riding Vacation of Your Dreams

Technology and busyness are claiming a larger and larger portion of modern times.  Families are coordinating online calendars; people’s lives come to a halt when their phone battery dies.  While most people would agree that technology is often helpful, sometimes it’s just nice to ...