Category Archives: Kyrgyzstan


Trail Report: Kyrgyzstan

We made it to China! Two days ago we crossed the Irkeshtam border which was quite an adventure on its own. More about that in the next post. First it’s time for the report on […]

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The Irkeshtam Pass to China

It’s pouring rain as we are walking to the marshrutka standing. For most of our time in Osh it has been 30+ degrees but yesterday the weather started to change and temperature dropped to a […]

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Trekking to Ala Köl & Altyn Arashan

It’s a clear blue sky as we get up early to prepare for our 4-day trek to Ala Köl and Altyn Arashan. The last two days it has rained, the first rainy days since we’ve left […]

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Song-Kul and the Sheep That Drowned Herself

It’s the day after the trekking as we all sit on the beach at Song-Kul lake. The sun is shining bright and burns on our skin. Mario, Carina and I just went for a swim. […]

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The Birds of Prey Festival

It’s our fourth and last day at Bel Tam, the yurt camp near Bokonbayevo at the southern shore of the Issyk-Kul lake. Today we will leave for Kochkor, a two hour drive from here, from […]

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