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#8 – Jailoos and Glacial Lakes, KYRGYZSTAN

A place of true tranquility

Kyrgyzstan offers the pinnacle of tranquility – for those who seek it and go the extra mile or ten to find and enjoy it. Jailoos – green pastures with yurts – abound around the mountains and glacial lakes. Hike high into the Terskey Alatau mountain range in the Ak-Suu District of the Issyk Kul Province from Karakul via Ala-Kul Lake to Altyn Arashan for some awesome views of lakes and glaciers.

Jailoos and Glacial Lakes, Kyrgyzstan

Jailoos and Glacial Lakes, Kyrgyzstan

Jailoos and Glacial Lakes, Kyrgyzstan

Jailoos and Glacial Lakes, Kyrgyzstan

Around Song-kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan

Jailoos and Glacial Lakes, Kyrgyzstan

Around Song-kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan

Jailoos and Glacial Lakes, Kyrgyzstan

At Bel-Tam yurts near Bokonbaeva south side of Yssy-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Jailoos and Glacial Lakes, Kyrgyzstan

Near Jeti-Oguz or Jeti-Ögüz, Kyrgyzstan

Jailoos and Glacial Lakes, Kyrgyzstan

Hiking from Karakul via Ala-Kul Lake to Altyn Arashan, Kyrgyzstan


The above article appears in the December 2014 issue of Globerovers Magazine

 

Also see the July 2014 issue of Globerovers Magazine for a special on Central Asia, including Kyrgyzstan.