Kyrgyzstan is almost completely mountainous.
Found at the juncture of two great Central Asian mountain systems – Tian Shan and the Pamirs. More than half of Kyrgyzstan lies at an elevation higher than 8, 200 feet.
Kyrgyzstan was once a resting spot for merchants and travelers along the Great Silk Road.
The country was an oasis and a welcome relief after crossing perilous mountain passes on the way from China. It was this very road that had brought the famous Venetian explorer Marco Polo to these lands to later discover the world’s largest and most magnificent sheep in 1273. These sheep Marco Polo had described to have horns “three, four and even six palms in length”, which is why they hold an almost mythical status to any trophy hunter to this day.
Things to do in Kyrgyzstan.
- Big Game Hunting – Kyrgyzstan is a great place to hunt trophy Mid-Asian Ibex and Marco Polo Sheep and Wolves.
- Burana Tower – 9th-century minaret and history exhibits.
- Ala Archa National Park – Sprawling, forested mountain park.
- Tash-Rabat – Long-standing inn from the 15th century.
- Sulayman – Landmark peak with a museum and a mosque.
- Osh Bazaar – Large bazaar with food, clothes and more…
- Altyn-Arashan – Scenic mountain reserve with hot springs.
- Ala Too Square – Piazza with historic statues and edifices.
- Ala-Kul – Mountain lake at high altitude.
- Sary-Chelek – Quiet lake bordered by mountains.