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Book a holiday to Kyrgyzstan and experience one of Central Asia's most enthralling countries. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the capital, Bishkek and enjoy the beautiful views across Lake Song Kol.
The leafy village of Arslanbob (Arstanbap in Kyrgyz) nestles at 1600m beneath the granite cliffs of sacred Mt Babash-Ata (4,465m), some three to four hours drive from the southern city of Osh.
From the road, Bishkek is almost obscured by trees. It is one of the world’s greenest capitals and has a reputation for being laid-back and welcoming to visitors. The best hotels in Kyrgyzstan can also be found here.
The Inylchek Glacier
At the very roof of Central Asia, the Inylchek Glacier, one of the largest non-polar glaciers in the world, carves its way slowly downhill, overlooked by the pyramidal peak of Khan Tengri and the massive bulk of Pik Pobedy.
Lake Issyk-Kul is the second largest alpine lake in the world, measuring over 170km in length and 70km at its widest point. The name meaning "warm lake" is a reference to the fact that it has never frozen.
Located at the eastern tip of Lake Issyk-Kul, Karakol is the largest town in the area. The main reason to come here is for the superb scenery nearby, with trekking and horse-riding possibilities as well as multiple opportunities for photography.
Osh is one of the oldest recorded cities in Central Asia, at more than 2,500 years old. Its main points of distinction are a gigantic bazaar and some interesting Muslim relics.
Song Kol is tucked away in a natural bowl formed by the surrounding mountains. During the summer months nomadic herdsmen set up yurt camps in the fertile pastures surrounding Song Kol lake.
Nestled in a gorgeous valley and miles away from the nearest town is Tash Rabat. The old caravanserai here is worth poking around and there are local guides who have their own interesting theories about what it is for and who occupied it.