We are VERY EXCITED about our newest destination – KYRGYZSTAN!
Kyrgyzstan is a rugged Central Asian country along the Silk Road. Landlocked with mountainous terrain, it is an incredible natural beauty with deep-rooted nomadic traditions, making it one of the most exotic destinations in the world.
To cater to different adventure preferences, we have launched a run, a trek and a peak climbing itinerary:
Run the Silk Run takes place annually in northern Tian Shan mountains, in eastern Kyrgyzstan, on the shores of Issyk-Kul Lake (1609m). The race route traverse through part of the Silk Route with historic architecture and magnificent alpine views along the run. Issyk-Kul Lake, a protected marshland and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is an endorheic lake and the second largest saline lake after the Caspian Sea. Issyk-Kul means “warm lake” in the Kyrgyz language; although it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, it never freezes.
The Tien Shan Mountains, Chinese for “Celestial Mountains”, is a Central Asian mountain range spreading across several countries like China, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, but mostly found in Kyrgyzstan. Our trek in the Tien Shan Mountains will bring you on the old caravan route of the Silk Road, the scenic Terskei Ala Too Mountain Range and the famous moraine-glacial lake, Ala Kol (3532 m).
Kyrgyzstan has three 7000m mountains. Lenin Peak (7134m), Pobeda Peak (7439m) and Khan-Tengri Peak(7010m). Lenin Peak is the starting point for climbers attempting the Snow Leopard Trophy. It is also considered one of the least technical 7000m mountains to climb and has by far the most ascents of any 7000m mountains in the world.