Having been all over Central Asia for the last 4 years, it’s no secret that I love hiking in Kyrgyzstan! So on my most recent visit I was desperate to head south to the Alay Mountains, and check out the brand new 5-day Truly Nomadic Land trek.
This amazing 64km trek goes through some of the best landscapes in Southern Kyrgyzstan, and I couldn’t believe just how beautiful it was. I hiked on my own with a guide and a porter, stayed with nomadic families in their yurt camps, met lots of friendly shepherds and climbed to the top of spectacular mountain passes.
Hiking in the Alay Mountains on the Truly Nomadic Land trek was a fantastic experience, even if it was a little challenging for me. The weather didn’t always cooperate and the mountain passes were quite difficult, but it was so worth it to learn more about the Kyrgyz nomads’ way of life, culture, and of course enjoy the mountain scenery!
If you’re looking for a unique adventure and are keen to go trekking in Kyrgyzstan, the Alay Mountains are the place to be! I hope you like my hiking vlog of what it was like, and are inspired to do it yourself.
Check out my ultimate guide to the Truly Nomadic Land trek in Kyrgyzstan here:
This video was made possible thanks to my partnership with Heveltas Kyrgyzstan, who are working hard to develop new tourism products in the region. Thank you to Visit Alay for organising the logistics of the hike for me.
The travel clothing and hiking gear we use is Kathmandu. If you’re looking for high quality and sustainable clothing, definitely check them out.
All footage was shot on:
GoPro HERO7 Black:
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