Explore the remote and mountainous scenery of Kyrgyzstan on a tailor-made itinerary. Beginning in the capital, Bishkek, visit one of the largest markets in Central Asia, Osh Bazaar, as well as the Open-Air Sculpture Museum, Victory Park, and the Kyrgyz State Philharmonic Hall. Escape the city and drive to Ala Archa National Park to view the impressive peaks of the Tien Shan mountains, where there are plenty of rewarding hiking opportunities.
Leaving Bishkek, accommodation standards are considered to be basic, and with many hiking activities available, Kyrgyzstan is an ideal destination for more adventurous and hardier travellers. Highlights of Kyrgyzstan include walks through the remote villages of Chon Kemin valley; learn about the nomadic way of life at Djety-Oguz gorge; see a carpet making demonstration in Bokonbaevo village; stay overnight in a yurt camp on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul; and, finally, meet a local eagle hunter to learn about this Kyrgyz tradition.