From Bishkek we headed to Issyk Kul. Our route looked the following way: Balykchy - Bokonbaevo - Karakol - Bosteri. We visited Konorchek and Fairytale canyons, Barskoon Valley, Dzhety-Ogyuz District, Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye gorges
We arrived with a plane to Bishkek and had only two full days in the city. We were also flying back from Bishkek, so we had another evening in the city. We didn’t see much, unfortunately. The city definitely offers much more than I’ll describe below.
Why Kyrgyzstan / Kazakhstan? When we were planning our trip and during the trip we were often asked - why Kyrgyzstan / Kazakhstan? There were several reasons: we planned our trip during the school holidays in Germany and all "typical" destinations were expensivewe love off-the-beaten-path placesKyrgyzstan was recommended to us by some friends for its beautiful naturethe language: almost everyone [...]