How to travel from Bishkek to Karakol in Kyrgyzstan

How to travel from Bishkek to Karakol in Kyrgyzstan

Getting from Bishkek to Karakol can be very straightforward. From Bishkek there are frequent minivans throughout the day that leave for the 7 hour journey. Then why am I writing a post about how to travel from Bishkek to Karakol ? Just like the journey 

Ala Archa National Park: the best day trip from Bishkek

Ala Archa National Park: the best day trip from Bishkek

This posi is about Ala Archa National Park. Ala Archa National Park is one of the best day trips from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. It is only 40 kilometers south of the capital. Therefore it is a very popular escape from city life for anyone that is 

The Best Things to do in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The Best Things to do in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

This post is about the best things to do in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Bustling bazaars, green parks and Soviet architecture is what characterizes the capital of Kyrgyzstan. They are among the top things to do in Bishkek. A city that is quickly changing from a Russian 

How to get from Bishkek to Osh in Kyrgyzstan

How to get from Bishkek to Osh in Kyrgyzstan

It’s 670 kilometers from Bishkek to Osh and it takes something between 10 to 14 hours to get from Kyrgyzstan’s capital to the country’s second largest city in the south.  The long journey is too long for some. Flying from Bishkek to Osh is the 

Arslanbob: the beautiful walnut forests of Kyrgyzstan

Arslanbob: the beautiful walnut forests of Kyrgyzstan

This post is about Arslanbob. On my first trip to Kyrgyzstan in 2014 I was mesmerized by Arslanbob. This little Uzbek village north of Osh in the scenic Babash Ata mountains is famous for its large walnut forests, scenic waterfalls and friendly homestays. Arslanbob is 

The Best Things to do in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

The Best Things to do in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

This post is about the best things to do in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Osh is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan and also the oldest settlement of the country with a history of over 3000 years. It was the fertile soil of the Kyrgyz Fergana valley 

Sary Mogul Kyrgyzstan: Gateway to the Alay mountains

Sary Mogul Kyrgyzstan: Gateway to the Alay mountains

This post is about Sary Mogul in Kyrgyzstan. Even though it was my second visit to Kyrgyzstan, I had never heard of Sary Mogul and the Alay mountains. Only because it was included in my Pamir highway tour, I ended up in this small town 

Backpacking Kyrgyzstan: the ultimate travel guide

Backpacking Kyrgyzstan: the ultimate travel guide

This post is a travel guide about backpacking Kyrgyzstan. It includes all the practical things you need to know about travel in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan is an incredible tourist destination and often dubbed the Switzerland of central Asia. Its mountains are indeed equally impressive. Only its 

The Best Pamir Highway Itinerary: From Dushanbe to Osh

The Best Pamir Highway Itinerary: From Dushanbe to Osh

This post is a Pamir highway itinerary. THe Pamir Highway is one of the most beautiful road trips in Asia. Many think the Pamir highway is just one single road. The official M41 runs from Dushanbe in Tajikistan to Osh in Kyrgyzstan. But, along the 

Planning a Pamir Highway Tour: the ultimate guide

Planning a Pamir Highway Tour: the ultimate guide

A Pamir highway tour is for many a dream come true and a highlight of travel in Tajikistan. It is called the roof of the world and is one of the highest highways in Asia. The M41 runs through spectacular and desolate rugged mountains with