Page Loading

The most beautiful parts of Kyrgyzstan Naryn, Kochkor and At-Bashy, Kyrgyzstan

If you like mountain road trips, visit Naryn.

ACCELS Kyrgyzstan is one of the best assignments for a Program Recruiter I love Osh, but the road trips to the Naryn region were the favorite part of my recruiting trips. You get to see many different types of mountains even after 30 minutes. Naryn is a beautiful town surrounded by mountains. At-Bashy and the Tien Shan Mountains are amazing.

Road trip to Naryn

On the way to Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
On the way we met this Kyrgyz man who allowed us to take a picture of him on his horse.
On the way to Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
On this trip, I was escorting an American teacher, so we made a lot of photo stops. This guy approached us after the teacher wanted to take a picture of the Muslim cemetery.
On the way to Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
Winter was here already. You can see patches of snow in the foothills.
On the way to Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
So many different types of hills and mountains.
On the way to Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
First time I saw Kyrgyz kids riding a donkey with a full load.
On the way to Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
Not a volcano.

Kochkor

Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan.
We wanted to stop over in Kochkor since Erika, one of the participants, came from Kochkor. We did not have the time on each trip.

Dolon Pass

Dolon Pass, Kyrgyzstan.
Here is our faithful driver, Vlodya. He took us around most of northern Kyrgyzstan. I miss him since we never said goodbye. He got into an accident a couple of days before I left Kyrgyzstan.
Dolon Pass, Kyrgyzstan.
These cute Kyrgyz kids posed for us on Dolon Pass.
Dolon Pass, Kyrgyzstan.
It was cold up here.
Dolon Pass, Kyrgyzstan.
Here is Vlodya, the American teacher I was escorting, and I together on Dolon Pass.

Naryn

Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
As you will see, Naryn is located in between the Naryn Too. The Naryn River runs right through the town. Naryn is a poor town. We stayed at the Celestial Mountain Inn, the only place where we could get a meal.
Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.

Naryn Mosque

Naryn Mosque - Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
We stopped by the Naryn Mosque. Several Kyrgyz boys offered to be my tour guides. They took me up in the minaret where I got a good view of Naryn.
Naryn Mosque - Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
My tour guides.
Naryn Mosque - Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
Naryn Mosque - Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
View of Naryn from the minaret.
Naryn Mosque - Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
Naryn Mosque - Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
Naryn Mosque - Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
Naryn River, Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
The famous Naryn River becomes a confluence for the Syr Darya in Uzbekistan.
Naryn River, Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
I never crossed this bridge over the Naryn River.

At-Bashy

Naryn Too on the way to At-Bashy, Kyrgyzstan.
The Naryn Too on our way to At-Bashy was amazing.
President Akayev - At-Bashy, Kyrgyzstan.
This sign is of President Akayev, the president of Kyrgyzstan. I am not sure why it was there.
At-Bashy, Kyrgyzstan.
Here is a view of At-Bashy with the Tien Shan Mountains in the background on our arrival.
At-Bashy, Kyrgyzstan.
More Tien Shan Mountains.
At-Bashy, Kyrgyzstan.
More pictures of At-Bashy.
At-Bashy, Kyrgyzstan.
At-Bashy, Kyrgyzstan.
Here are my final shots of the Tien Shan Mountains. I wanted to go to Kashgar. Unfortunately, we had no time. We needed to head back to Naryn.

Reflection

As you can tell by the photos, this was my favorite part of my job in Kyrgyzstan.