Posts of our blog by tag "Yurt camps"

July 31, 2018

Kyrgyz Yurt

What is Yurt? Yurt is a symbol of Kyrgyz home. It is a portable house, which is easy to construct.  Even nowadays Kyrgyz people use yurts on holidays, weddings or funerals. Traditional house is very important for Kyrgyz people. Even the flag of the Kyrgyz Republic depicts a yurt. ...
February 10, 2017

Yurt Camping in Central Asia

Yurts have always been traditional homes for the Central Asia nomads since time immemorial. The yurts are portable, rugged and circular felt-covered tents that you will often see while you are taking your tours around central Asia especially in Kyrgyzstan. It is usually made from ...
September 7, 2015

A Natural Wonder Hidden in the Country of Kazakhstan

One of the hidden gems you will want to go see while visiting Kazakhstan is the stunning, windswept Charyn Canyon. Located a mere 200 kilometers from Almaty (4 hours by bus, approximately 3 by private car), this Canyon has several nicknames such as Little Brother of the Grand Can ...
April 29, 2015

3 Hands-On Educational Vacations in Kyrgyzstan

Unfortunately, classrooms trained us young that learning was not always fun. This is not surprising when you are sitting in a small room stuffed with 30 other kids and a monotonous teacher that would obviously rather be out golfing. However, learning how to do exciting things and ...
April 15, 2015

6 Irresistible Destinations for Water Junkies in Kyrgyzstan

Did you know that Kyrgyzstan is the farthest country from any sea or ocean in the world? That’s right! However, do not let your mind paint a bleak picture of this Central Asian country because of its lack of ocean beaches. Children in Kyrgyzstan do not sit around staring at beach ...
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 ...
January 9, 2015

Yurts: The Best Hotels in Kyrgyzstan

What sets Kyrgyzstan apart from other countries is its incredible, jaw-dropping beauty combined with its modern nomadic culture.  Nowhere else in the world will you be able to experience the same pristine, celestial mountain landscapes combined with an old nomadic way of life tha ...
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 ...
November 28, 2014

Why a Trip to Kyrgyzstan is the Best Way to Begin Exploring Asia

Are you planning a trip along the Great Silk Road? Traveling through countries like China, India, Iran and the Central Asian countries is exhilarating to be sure, but when you’re figuring out logistics, can be a bit tricky.  Where do I start?  Where can I get all my visas?  What ...
October 15, 2014

Guided 4x4 Tours through Central Asia’s Most Beautiful Country

Endless mountain ranges, remote villages and alpine lakes, rugged passes, wandering nomads, and herds of roaming horses are all trademarks of Kyrgyzstan, a country sandwiched between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan just west of China.  Of all the Central Asian countries, Kyrgyzstan’s n ...
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 ...
August 29, 2014

What to Expect on Your Bike Tours Across Kyrgyzstan

Cyclists searching for on oasis to explore on vacation will find just that in Kyrgyzstan.Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and China, but sits as a peaceful breath of fresh air in the midst of Central Asia.  Most of the country’s population is concentr ...
August 27, 2014

A Treasure Trove of Opportunities for Your Eco Tour in Central Asia

In our environmentally conscious world, ecotourism has become the new way to travel.  A definition of ecotourism is basically tourism that leaves little to no footprint on the destination or culture one visits.  People want to preserve different habitats and cultures and leave i ...
August 9, 2014

5 Aspects of Cultural Holidays in Kyrgyzstan

The ease and flexibility of international travel in the 21st century has created a different breed of tourist.  Our generation doesn’t want to follow a tour guide rambling off a monotonous, memorized script of historical facts in a herd of 40 other people.  We want a cultural vac ...
July 18, 2014

Trekking in Kyrgyzstan: Visit the World’s Best Trekking Destination

One of the world’s most spectacular trekking destinations is largely unknown by international travelers. Perched above the rest of Central Asia are the towering, exotic mountains of Kyrgyzstan blanketed in green, topped with snow, and decorated with crystalline alpine lakes and p ...