Kyrgyzstan

Lake Song Kol: Horse Trekking High In The Mountains Of Kyrgyzstan

Lake Song Kol: Horse Trekking High In The Mountains Of Kyrgyzstan

One of the many things we really wanted to do while on this trip through Central Asia was to go on a multi-day horse trek. We had trekked to high altitudes and over passes by foot and now it was time to mount a horse and let him do all the work. We arrived in ...
Trekking To Ala-Kol & Altyn Arashan Without A Guide

Trekking To Ala-Kol & Altyn Arashan Without A Guide

If you’re heading up to Karakol, Kyrgyzstan and you’re planning on trekking to Ala-Kol & Altyn Arashan without a guide, you’ll need a few pointers. This article will help you explore the stunning Karakol Valley without a guide. UPDATE 2018: This trek is now available on the Maps.me app for your smart device. Download the ...
A Hike To Remember: Trekking To Ala-Kul & Altyn Arashan in Kyrgyzstan

A Hike To Remember: Trekking To Ala-Kul & Altyn Arashan in Kyrgyzstan

We decided to do our trek to Ala-kul and Altyn Arashan without a guide and it was one of the most stunning and exhausting treks we’ve ever done. We trekked the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal which brought us up to 5,416 meters, but that was a gradual incline and by the time we hit the ...
Lake Issyk-Kul: We Came, We Saw, We Had Food Poisoning

Lake Issyk-Kul: We Came, We Saw, We Had Food Poisoning

Lake Issyk-Kul is a special body of water in the Northeast of Kyrgyzstan. Set between the two towering Ala-Too mountain ranges (which form the northern part of the Tian Shan mountains), this stunning lake is the second largest alpine lake in the world! Astonishingly, due to thermal activity and the depth of the lake, it ...
Almaty To Bishkek: Goodbye Kazakhstan, Hello Kyrgyzstan!

Almaty To Bishkek: Goodbye Kazakhstan, Hello Kyrgyzstan!

After an amazing 10 days in Kazakhstan, it was time to say goodbye. We had planned to see more than just Astana and Almaty, but after having some fast-paced travel days, we decided to just stay put and travel slower. We spent a whole week just in Almaty and had a great time there. We ...
travel to do list for central asia

Travel To-Do List: Central Asia

Depending on which country we travel to, we have a different  To-Do List. Some of the items remain the same (getting vaccinations, budgeting for the trip, buying travel gear, etc.), but for this particular trip, which will take us through Mongolia, Russia, Central Asia & Iran, there is so much more that needs to be ...