The landscapes in Kyrgyzstan are surprisingly varied, which is perhaps not surprising given its vast size. You’re just as likely to come across Middle Eastern style deserts, as you are Swiss alpine pastures. In parts it has even been likened to the highlands of Scotland. Any country that can boast three such varied landscapes has to be worth visiting.
A big draw for many, however, is the chance to stay with the semi-nomadic herders that still populate the rural areas. These are tough people who have managed to survive and thrive in the often harsh, but beautiful, environment. This is a way of life that has long since died out in most other destinations in the world and represents one of just a handful of opportunities to see nomadic people in their truest sense.