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A Quick Guide For A Day Trip To Jeti-Ögüz

Picturesque Jeti-Ögüz (Жети-өгүз) gorge is located 25-kilometres to the South-west of the town of Karakol. Its name is translated from Kyrgyz language meaning “Seven Bulls”, a 35-kilometres long wall of seven huge red-brown cliffs resembling 7 furious bulls standing together. Underneath this rock formation, there is a very tiny village and also where the valley […]

Make The Best Out Of Your Trip In Karakol

Nestled between the Lake Issyk-Kul and the Tian Shan mountains, Karakol (Каракол) is a fascinating gateway to the region’s diverse history, cuisine, and nature. A city sits in Eastern Kyrgyzstan, Karakol has unique cultures contribute to the town’s culinary history and cultural heritage: Kyrgyz, Tatar, Russian, Dungan, Uighur, Kalmyk, Uzbek, and more. If you made […]

Things To Know Before Backpacking In Kyrgyzstan

There is nothing like traveling to a place that’s distinctly unique. Postcard-like scenery, a wide variety of landscapes, nomadic heritage, and the lack of tourism impact, Kyrgyzstan is a highlight for many travellers that head to Central Asia. Not to mention Kyrgyzstan is wild country full of off the beaten path potential, yet relatively easy […]

Charyn Canyon: A Trip To Planet Mars In Kazakhstan

Known as “the Grand Canyon of Kazakhstan”, Charyn Canyon is a spectacular sight to be found in Central Asia. Created by the Charyn River, it lies around 200-kilometres East of Almaty and close to the Chinese border. The impressive canyon was eroded over 12-million years sculpted by wind, water and sand that vary from deep […]

12 Awesome Places To Discover In Almaty

Formerly the capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty is easily one of the most underrated cities I have ever been to. It is a hidden gem that hasn’t been overrun with tourists, yet. Located in the southeastern part of Kazakhstan, it is the cultural heartbeat of Kazakhstan. Like the rest of Central Asia’s countries, the city was hugely soviet-influenced […]

5 Interesting Places To Visit In Khorog

Located approximately in the heart of the Pamir Highway: 600-kilometres to Dushanbe and 730-kilometres to Osh in Kyrgyzstan, Khorog is the largest town in Pamirs with a population of around 30,000 people. It is a touristic center of Pamir that you can’t miss no matter which way you go: the northern road goes along a […]

Receiving The Most Gracious Hospitality In Khujand

Khujand is the second largest city in the country after Dushanbe with a handful of sites that can be seen in a day or two. It is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia having ruled by the Persians, Greek settlers, Scythian tribes, the Arab caliphate, the Mongol Hordes and the Soviets at some […]

30 Images of Tajikistan That Might Blown Your Mind

Tajikistan, a country you normally don’t hear a lot about. Undeservedly so, Tajikistan is absolutely stunning with incredibly friendly and hospitable people. From fertile valleys to arid high plateaus to stunning lakes, making it a trekker’s paradise, not to mention a photographer’s dream. Are you ready for this breathtaking, wild and unspoiled country? Don’t Miss: 10 Reasons […]

A DIY Road Trip Across Pamir Highway Via Wakhan Corridor

Travelling the M41, the official name of the Pamir Highway, is an exciting adventure in itself. One of the ancient Silk Road trade routes, the Pamir Highway passes through the beautiful Pamir Mountains through Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Having 90% of the country covered by mountain range, more than half of Tajikistan is situated at […]

10 Reasons Why Tajikistan Should Be On Your Travel Radar

Did you know that more than 90% of Tajikistan is covered in mountains, earning the name “Switzerland of Central Asia”? No? You’re not the only one. Most people can’t even point out the country on the map, despite being a close neighbor with the infamous Afghanistan. Not only that, Tajikistan also shares borders with several […]

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