SLEEPING IN THE MOUNTAINS
JAICHY YURT CAMP
A yurt camp located near Bokonbaevo in the mountian village of Kok-Say, the Jaichy Yurt Camp is in a great natural setting with easy access to the mountians for trekking. For example, it's a starting point for a two-day trek up to the scenic Kok-Say Glacier or other treks over the mountains into the Naryn Valley. It is also possible to take shorter hikes around the area and into the village where shepards live all year round, looking after their livestock and horses. The camp is operated by Baterbek and his family, and they will be honored to host travelers in a traditonal yurt and show them the Krgyz nomadic way of life. he can also arrange activites such as horseback riding, horse game demonstrations and archery.
BOZ SALKYN YURT CAMP
This yurt camp is operated by shepards in a typical Kygyz pasture between tree covered mountians and hills. Here the shepards only set up their yurts in the summer months so that thier animals can fatten up on the bountiful green grass which grows in the area. Local shepard Aman and his family keep several yurts and welcome visitors to their home and serve traditional Kyrgyz cuisine. They also keep horses, several which are available for horseback tours in this very scenic area, including an uphill ride that leads to a panoramic view of Issyk-Kul Lake and the surrounding mountians. The yurt camp serves too as a starting point for a trek to the Sacred Mountains.