Yurt camp in the mountains

by David Swatton September. 18, 2012 3260 views

In Kyrgyzstan we spent nights in three different yurt camps (a yurt being the traditional wood and felt tents constructed by the nomads of the area).

This is in Tash Rabat in a beautiful valley. We went walking up the valley when we arrived and watched Griffon Vultures circling high overhead catching the thermals to glide effortlessly around the valley. There were also lots of marmots…. I wonder what was in that stew that night?

Later that night, even though the temperature was sub-zero I had to go outside to look at the stars. It was a spectacular view with so little pollution in the sky.

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Felecia 7 years, 1 month ago

Not a big fan of the yurts. Love that night sky in the last though.

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Nynke 7 years, 1 month ago

Spectacular indeed,,, what a fantastic experience!

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Tim 7 years, 1 month ago

Perfect exposure!

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Stormfish 7 years, 2 months ago

WOW! to the star gazing sky picture at the end!

15 secs of light... and the valley almost looks like it's daylight - at what time of day did you take this??

(and happy to see another fellow d7000 user:-)

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Pete 7 years, 2 months ago

must be awesome to wake up to views like this everyday

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 2 months ago

This has got to be the closest place to heaven on earth - simply stunning.

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Jacki 7 years, 2 months ago

I have often wanted a yurt, but afraid I have no where to put one... lucky you for getting to stay here, beautiful place... and look, the same "big dipper" I see so clearly in northern Michigan.

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Gonia 7 years, 2 months ago

breathtaking views.

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Gillian Parsons 7 years, 2 months ago

Amazing Stars what a superb experience for you................................Yurts seem to be the in thing I ate my lunch in one the other day not quite the surroundings you were in though!

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Jack Castelo Branco 7 years, 2 months ago


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