I asked in English if I could help, and she responded in English that she was waiting for her cohort who was in the nearby store. But, still, here we were, thousands of miles away. We exchanged email addresses. He told me he was bringing a group to Central Asia, and we talked about meeting up somewhere in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, or Kyrgyzstan. I was delayed in leaving the U.
Cultural Tourism in Kyrgyzstan – Culinary Tour
Cholpon-Ata – Travel guide at Wikivoyage
The twelve horses that galloped down the hill were the last to enter the hippodrome, their hooves throwing up sand and dirt that swirled and morphed like a mirage in the early morning sun. In front of them, on foot and dressed in a bright blue traditional shirt and matching blue fedora, marched Meirambek Mushelbai, giving his team some last minute tactical instructions. Make the horse angry! Around them, a hundred other men and their horses were doing much the same. They were about to parade in front of the crowd before the start of the most eagerly anticipated event at the World Nomad Games.
But, as an independent traveller, which part of the lake should you head to? We visited Issyk-Kul from Bishkek and travelled around it clockwise, stopping at three points: Cholpon-Ata on the northern shores, Karakol to the east of the lake and a spot close to Bokonbayevo on the south side of the lake. In this post, we will guide you around the lake and highlight our favourite things to do.
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