South-West Tian Shan

We have talked about the Celestial mountains pretty often but only about its parts in Kyrgyzstan. However, this huge mountain system neither ends, nor starts only in this territory. There is a big portion of it in the neighbor countries, including China and Uzbekistan. So, it feels like we can now keep on exploring them here on our blog!

I would like to welcome you guys to the beautiful country with one of the most amazing and hospitable people on earth, the pearl of Central Asia – Uzbekistan! Since the west and south parts of Tian Shan stretch till this country’s territories, there are so many reasons for visiting Uzbekistan not only for its historical treasures, but also for the beautiful mountain nature. In order to make it short, I leave the link to the list of Uzbek mountains here. Enjoy exploring!

Green Tours

Here we start one of the first awesome trips for this season and that is a Green Tour to the mountains of Kyrgyzstan! Why do they call it Green Tours? That is because now, in the middle of spring, the valleys and pastures around the country are dressed up in their best clothes!

The Kyrgyz people have now started moving to their tents on the mountains one by one. Some go with their cattle, others are working to gather the sweetest mountain honey and so on.

The best thing of all is that You can be the part of all this nomadic lifestlyle! Just check out the offer above, see if the dates are suitable for your timetable and then join the community of lucky ones to get there!

New World

It is awesome to write to you guys, especially in this season of the year! Spring! The time when the whole world wakes up from a long long sleep and starts the brand new life again, thus there appears a new world!

The vacations and weekend breaks will also be all new at this time. We can now change the destinations, the activities we did in winter to something else.  For instance, instead of spending time in the cabins on the mountain, we can now freely pack a bag of goods and have a nice family picnic on the fresh green grass! Instead of spending time near the fireplace watching TV, we can now go for running in the mornings and walking in the evenings.

Do not know others, but I am feeling AWESOME!!!

Never too late

We had just so short time to explore all places for winter sports and activities in Kyrgyzstan.  However, need to feel down, since it is not too late: there are such peaks in the country, which do not easily give up on spring and summer!

Tian Shan  have exactly that kind of places! They are so high that it is not even possible to climb them easily on foot. The one needs a heli ride to do so. Many cool guys shoot two rabbits in one shot at this point: they go up there for heli-skiing!

No need to make any introductions to heli-skiing, since we all know that it is one of the coolest activities that anyone can do in winter! So here is the conclusion: hurry up to go and check with the tour agencies if they have the last flights to the Celestials for heli-skiing! It definitely is worth trying!

Kazakh Winters

Today I would like to make a little contrast or comparison between two beautiful countries: Kyrgyzstan and its dear neighbor, which is actually so close with culture and traditions, Kazakhstan.

Last time you guys were introduced to the awesome ski base of Kyrgyzstn – Karakol. So today, the topic will be the ski resort in Kazakhstan, of which they are really proud.

Not so far from Bishkek city, just about 3-4 hours on the car is the gorgeous city of Almaty. The destination of ours is also located at that very place. They call it “Shymbulak” – Kazakhstan’s winter wonderland, is said to be open and ready to receive skier even in May!

The video attached here shows the resort in one of the best ways, from the very beginning till how the visitors enjoy their time on the slopes!

Ski base – Karakol

I would recommend you to give a close attention to this, because I am going to introduce you to one of the best destinations for winter vacations!

True, it already is spring on Earth, but not in every corner of it, actually, for a lot of people’s happiness! Somewhere in Kyrgyzstan, there hides a beautiful winter wonderland, called Karakol!

Located in one of the most famous touristic spots of the country, Issyk Kul, Karakol ski resort attracts a lot of visitors that are not only from the provinces around, but also from all over the world!

What makes the place special? Definitely, its perfect atmosphere, snow condition, all necessary equipments for winter sports and of course super affordable prices!

Winter on Mountains

It is true that winter is coming to an end, but in most of the great mountains, there is no such thing as summer either! People can always visit them whenever they miss snow and that amazing season. Some of them do so not only to enjoy the nature, but also to go for their favorite activities, for the most part – skiing.

This video is one of the examples of how they do it! Despite the big challenges of climbing up in that cold, those guys just did it! Perhaps, they already knew that it would be so worth their tryings!

Queen of Mountains


Let me ask you an interesting question: have you ever heard of a Queen of Mountains? Can you imagine a woman, who can take control of mountain’s nation? If not, then keep on reading!

The story of that queen is actually real. She is from Kyrgyz nation, lived couple of centuries before in the Alay range of modern Kyrgyzstan. She was the wife of nomads’ leader, one of those, who had a huge influence on him.

Unfortunately, her husband was killed by the enemy and she was left alone with her kids and nomads around, who also felt lost because of the tragedy. However, Kurmanjan was very strong and did not waste much time for despair. She called her nation to unite and fight for freedom and peace altogether.

She was ready for anything in this mission. It can be proven by her incredibly hard decision of sacrificing her own son in order not to lose the battle against the enemies…

Take care…

While wishing you guys a great camping holidays, it is a bit uneasy to open up one topic… It is all about the safety of yours during travels and how important it is to obey some safety rules.

First of all, make sure that you are not alone on the trip, especially among the mountains. No one knows what accident may happen on the road, such as the lack of gas in your car or you feel too dizzy to go on in the middle of nowhere. At this time, it is really important to have someone to rely on, someone who can at least support morally and take turns for sleeping somewhere not that safe.

What happened to one of the curious youngster in Utah is really scary. He also felt no need for someone to his bike trip on the mountains, but strongly regretted as he ran into a huge trouble… The following is the movie trailer, which is actually based on a real story:

More on camping..


If you liked the idea of camping on the mountains from the last post, then please welcome this fresh information more on this topic. As I already guessed, some tour agencies have already started making plans for trekking and camping tours for warm seasons.

It surprises that some of the announcements were spread out so fast and the groups are also pretty much gathered! I guess it is a pretty great idea to join them while we have time to think and plan, otherwise we may not notice how summer knocks on our doors!

Visit site to see some reviews and descriptions of such tours.