Walking holidays in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Though it’s the ninth biggest nation on earth, there’s probably a lot you don’t know about Kazakhstan. Equally overlooked is neighbouring Kyrgyzstan, one of the world’s most sparsely populated countries with just 29.5 residents for each square kilometre of its 200,000 km land mass. But for those willing to embrace adventure, these Central Asian gems have some spectacular surprises in store.

Let our Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan walking holidays introduce you to a vast and mountainous land where centuries-old traditions and a semi-nomadic way of life are still going strong.

Discover an extraordinary mix of landscapes at a host of see-it-to-believe-it places and immerse yourself in local culture. Not only will you trek through the bewitching wind-shaped rock formations and ‘sculptures’ of Skazka Canyon, but you’ll also hear the song of the famous Singing Dunes that are named after the deep humming noise that occurs as the desert wind whips over the sand.

Be amazed by an eagle hunting demonstration, enjoy a traditional dinner with a local family, and stay in an authentic yurt camp on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul – the world’s second-largest high-altitude lake.

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