KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 2 (ALTYN-ARASHAN DETAILS)

by Antonio Gil October. 11, 2016 2151 views




♫♫ KARAKOL TO ARASHAN♫♫

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Close to Karakol is the stunning alpine Arashan gorge. This area offers some of the finest hiking in Kyrgyzstan.

For the less energetic a rocky road, navigable only by 4 or 6-wheel drive vehicles, leads to the scenic Altyn Arashan plateau at 2700m, home to a rickety hot spring resort with rustic guesthouse and the picturesque Yak Tours guesthouse and yurt.

As with the other countries in the region, spotting wildlife is a difficult prospect. Much of the wildlife there is notoriously elusive - snow leopards or bears.

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Gillian Parsons 3 years, 2 months ago

Just the best love The B&W captures and also the washing on the line accompanied by the bonfire great look at such a different way of life.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Gillian Parsons 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for such a kind appreciation Jill

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 2 months ago

WOW!
Brilliant captures of this wild & wonderful corner of the world....
Thanks, amico!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks dear friend, and thanks again for the favs. :-)

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

Thank You, for reliably sharing your fascinating adventures & excellent images....

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Sara G 3 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful mountain scenes..love the houses, river and people scenes. The person on the horse sick or elderly?

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sara G 3 years, 2 months ago

I think he was just resting a bit, nothing serious. Thank you so much for keeping one in your favs dear Sara.

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Olga Helys 3 years, 2 months ago

woooooooooooow
AMAZING LANDSCAPES

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Olga Helys 3 years, 2 months ago

Much obliged Olga

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Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 2 months ago

The mountain scenes are magnificent - love the washing trailing in the dirt.
I think you have enjoyed this escapade far more than India. Am I right?
I hated New York - however, I am very pleased I have seen it for myself.
The best part the the arrival at dawn!
What were the temperatures while your were there? You all look very comfortable. Mxx

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 2 months ago

Much more than India (at least that part of India I visited), no doubt about it. The nights we've slept on top of two mountains (3000 and 3500 m - inside a yurt) were extremely cold and we almost didn't sleep at all, but in places not so high it was very hot, reaching 30 ºC and more sometimes.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

More of an endurance test than a holiday! :-)

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 2 months ago

Like all my holidays :-)))

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Helen Hooker 3 years, 2 months ago

Fascinating shots - great documentary work!

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years, 2 months ago

Not difficult when the landscapes are so amazing. :-)

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