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Kyrgyzstan has a rich history of nomadic life and culture. Explore our country, meet interesting people full of hospitality, try our national dishes and drinks, see our eagle-hunters in action.

salt lake

Only about an hour away from Bokonbaevo, visitors in the area can see the salt lake “Tuz-kol”. It is surrounded by beautiful windswept rocks on the one side and a sandy beach on the other. With its huge amount of salt (up to 70%) visitors can float on the water surface with ease, and then relax while enjoying the picturesque scenery of mountains in the distance. Also, according to local people the lake's mud has therapeutic properties and is good for the skin. So it is an excellent place to unwind after an exhausting trek. Just 100m away from Issyk-Kul Lake, visitors can later wash off and take a bath in the clean, blue water.

It is possible to stay overnight at nearby lodgings, including in a yurt.
Or "Trekking Center"  can arrange car tour to and from the lake.

Read more: Float on the surface

fairy tale canyon

The Fairy Tale Canyon, also known as the "Skazka Canyon," is located 30km east of Bokonbaevo along the shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. It is a natural setting of orange and reddish hills that have been eroded into various spectacular shapes by the wind and rain. Most impressive is a castle-like hill that visitors can scale along a natural corridor. But be sure to wear good shoes. It can be quite slippery.

Read more: Take a walk into a fairy tale

Eagle HunterIn Krygyzstan, the "Tong" district is the only one place where hunters continue the tradition of eagle hunting. About a dozen of these hunters still train the birds to trap animals for their fur and meat. Only in the last 10 years has this type of hunting attracted the attention of tourists who now visit Bokonbaevo to see the regal birds take flight.

Read more: Watch eagles in action

Issy Kul lake Issyk-Kul Lake, located within the Tian Shan mountains, is the world's second largest saline lake after the Caspian Sea. For this reason it never freezes in winter, hence its name "warm lake" in Kyrgyz. The lake is also referred to as the "Pearl of Kyrgyzstan" due to its natural setting, particularly the beauty of the mountains and deep blue water which characterize it.

Read more: Issyk-Kul Lake

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Trekking Center

Issyk-Kul, Tong region,  Bokonbaevo, Osmoeva #39

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