New boundaries of adventure are in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz Republic is well-known for its beautiful mountains, some of the highest in the world, untouched nature, horse riding, unique culture and traditions steeped in nomadic history, however not many people know that the Kyrgyz Republic is also popular as a great spot for extreme sport and adventure lovers. Breathtaking views, fresh air, kind people and low prices create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the adrenaline rush as many times as you want.
Rafting and Kayaking
Kyrgyz's mountains have an endless amount of glacial rivers that pass through many beautiful gorges, and as many as 7 of them provide excellent conditions for pumping up your adrenaline in cold waters, while enjoying, if you are not too scared, the views of rocky mountains that rise endlessly into the sky. Beginners might enjoy the quiet areas on the river, while the more advanced will be excited to go through extreme rapids.
Photo by Dan Milner
Mountain Bike Adventure
As you can already understand and imagine, the mountains of the Kyrgyz Republic attract many people. Mountain bikers are no exception, as the challenge to conquer the mountains as great as ours, draws true bikers to test their skills and courage. You will be surprised to find a great variety of tours, for beginners and advanced, one day/week/month and up, crossing rivers, swimming in the mountain glacial lakes, standing under the streams of gorgeous waterfalls, staying a night in a yurt, meeting the kindest local people, all that while riding your bike.
Climbing and mountaineering
Climbing is perhaps one of the most spectacular and extreme sports. Climbers spend weeks and months to overcome some mountain routes, but more importantly to conquer the elements and behold their true selves. The Kyrgyz Republic might become a heaven for climbers as it has a lot of rocky areas of various difficulties spread across the country and alpine. Not only rock climbing, but also ice climbing, as our snow mountains will give you this opportunity 365 days a year.
Photo by Dottie Bond
Skiing and snowboarding
Mountains occupy 94% of Kyrgyz 's territory and it's no wonder that this country should be your Number One choice for skiing and snowboarding. Many ski resorts are built on smooth hillsides with long slopes, and that contributes to their popularity among skiers. Trails are usually quite long and steep, but at the same time, you can easily find excellent gentle slopes for beginners and children. We dare true skiers to come and try to gain the respect of our mountains.
Long distances, untouched nature, old dirt roads, and hospitable shepherd families create an amazing playground for offroad adventures, both on a motorcycle or car. Just open the map, and based on your experience select the road to follow. While some offer the comfort of civilisation, and you will meet people regularly, others will take you to places, where you may drive for days without meeting anybody and you will test your off-road skills and equipment.
Photo by Nikolai Gladkov