In 2017, 12 bikers took a week-long road trip across the nomadic lands of Kyrgyzstan (a Central Asian country bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west) . Their journey across the landlocked country that has the world’s second largest alpine lake was both adventurous and memorable. The paved roads on their route were part of the famed ancient silk route used for transporting silk and spices from China to the European continent. For adrenaline junkies, there was a lot of off-roading as well. The dirt road driving took them through breathtaking landscapes and mountain passes.
All's not lost if you are not a biker, though! Here's some good news. In May 2018, the organisers who designed and executed that epic journey, will now undertake the same itinerary with four-wheelers.
Why you should sign up
It's not every day that you get to experience traditional Kyrgyz horse games and an eagle hunting show. Imagine driving to the Tash Rabat, a well-preserved 15th century stone caravanserai (a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day's journey) at an altitude of 3,200 metres. Catching a folklore show can also offer meaty insight into the nomadic lifestyle of the Kyrgyz people.