What a breathtaking view, is it not? The most ideal scenery for the lovers of crystal clear lakes and seas. This pearl of Kyrgyzstan’s nature, however, is not really what you think. What do I mean by this?
The beauty in the picture, in fact is neither a lake nor a sea! This is something created by the hands of humans, the water reservoir!
Toktogul water dam is located among the mountains nearby Jalal Abad province, Toktogul region. It is the largest water reservoir in Central Asia. It is amazing that this place is famous not only for its main mission, but also for the chances of fishing and paragliding over it!
Today I will introduce you to the second largest lake of Kyrgyzstan. It is as precious and dear for Kyrgyzstan just as Issyk Kul. They call it Sary Chelek…
The name is translated as “Yellow Bucket” and there are some interesting legends about it. One of them say that a man, who has honey bees adored this lake and thought it looked like bucket of yellow honey. They also say that in the season of fall, the beautiful nature around turns golden yellow and its reflection will be on the lake.
I can imagine how excited and surprised you will be when you see the lake’s clearness of water in the video below!
Today we will keep on exploring lakes of Kyrgyzstan, that are hidden in such remote places that only the experts in hiking tours and geogrpahy know about their existence.
One of those mysterious lakes in Kyrgyzstan is Kel Suu. It is located in such a far distance away from the capital, that not every visitor of the country gets a chance to even hear about it. It takes hours of journey past Boom gorge, valleys and Kochkor region and finally on the mountain, which borders Kyrgyzstan with China is the lake Kel Suu.
The clearness and incredibly beautiful emerald color of the lake will definitely leave you in awe. In that area you will not only enjoy the place, but also may run into the most rare animals in the country, such as the sheep of Marco Polo!
Finally! After the long waitings through coldness of winter and heavy rains of spring, here comes summer! The beautiful and much missed time of the year for both elders and children!
In summer, not only the beach lovers are happy, but also the big reason for mountaineering fans to be glad as well! Why? Because some of the nature’s treasures are available only in summer. For instance, one of the most hidden pearls of Kyrgyzstan, the lake Song Kul.
Summer is the most perfect time to visit such beauty above, since it is located at the height of 3000 meters above sea level and covered with ice almost all year round. Since it takes special period and some preparations, not everyone dares to go for such tour and therefore Song Kul is one of the most untouched destinations in Kyrgyzstan!
Hello friends! Hoping you are all having a great day, I will keep on sharing my best discoveries and emotions with them…
Let me introduce you to another beautiful canyon in Central Asia, in other words, the brother of Komorchek. Charyn canyon is located in Kazakhstan, near to the city of Almaty.
After thousands of years through natural disasters, catastrophes and so on, the canyons obtained their today’s form. The territory of Charyn is about 150 km, which is less than Komorchek to 50km.
The breathtaking view you can get there is perfect for educational trips, photosessions and trekking tours. No wonder the one may wish to come back again after visiting the place once. If not visited yet, this video will serve as a great intrigue!
There are times when we go past the places without realizing how much of a history, legends and other treasures they carry. Today our destination is one of those places that we do not usually notice or don’t even know about their existance!
There are canyons with the name of Komorchek in Kyrgyz Republic. Located in one of the most remote provinces in the north part of the country, not everyone is aware of its existence. However, Komorchek is definitely worth seeing! Why?
First of all, pay attention to the period it took in order the canyons to get formed as they are today – at least a million years! Second reason is that it is the perfect place for the lovers of challenges, such as labyrinths. With the length of about 200 kilometers and crooked trails inside make you wander in the place at least a couple days!
Chimgan Mountains belong to the Chatkal mountain range and is located on north-east of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Chimgan is one of the most popular sights for mountain tourism. However, the functions are not limited just for fun activities, but also some serious sport events, such as annual winter olympic games in the country.
Below I am sharing the video, which is not from those olympic games, but this very season – spring-summer. The video shows how popular paragliding is in that region for its beautiful highlands. As you can see, the lake of Charvak makes the paragliding experience even more breathtaking!
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!
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!