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Eco & Trekking

Central Asias Mountains and Deserts have some of the most spectacular landscape and wildlife in the world. There are tremendous trekking opportunities throughout the lower ranges of the Tien Shan and the Pamir-Alay mountain ranges and in the Issyk Kul area, excellent off-road driving in the Karakum and Kyzyllkum deserts and breathtaking horse-back riding in the Kopetdag and the Tien Shan. Furthermore - desolate cycling routes through Kygyzstan's fascinating West, Camel Tours around lake Aidarkul and bird- and wild-life watching in Central Asia's numerous Nature Reserves and National Parks.

Although relatively well-developed during Soviet times when Central Asia was one of the favourite travel destinations for Eastern Europeans and climbers and hikers from all over the former Soviet Union, unfortunately little remains of the infrastructure. Travel into the more exotic destinations should be well planned and much is simply impossible without the support of a local agency.

Wildlife protection and Reserves have also seen better days - a lot of the schemes and highly ambitious projects from Soviet times have fallen victim to economical and political problems of the various countries. Nevertheless - the cautious traveller will encounter quite a few attempts to put things back into order which deserve support.

Please continue to our Turkmenistan pages and the Kazakhstan section to continue reading while some of our pages are still under construction.
Charyn Canyon Kazakhstan  Photograph Matej Sanitrar
  Fan Mountain Treks
  Rafting in the Grand Canyon of Kazakhstan
  Trips on Akhal-Teke horses in the Kopetdag Mountains
  The Aral Sea
  Ride from Almaty to lake Issyk Kul
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  Fascinating images from Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan
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