Kyrgyzstan Travel: Horse Trekking and Yurt Stay adventure to Song Köl

Hey guys we're in Kyrgyzstan.

Yeah, new country for both of us so that ispretty exciting.

First time in Central Asia so we are stokedto be here.

Yeah and over the next few days we are goingto be horse-trekking in Song Köl so we're going to take you along but before we getthere we're making a little stop.

First up Burana Tower right here.

So we're going to climb to the top.

Are you ready? Yes.

The first day of our tour was mostly a travelday, so we just enjoyed the scenery, caught up on sleep, and experienced our first Kyrgyztraffic jam.

We also go our first taste of Kyrgyz foodwith a massive lunch featuring all types of spreads and dishes.

From there, we did a short hike in the outskirtsof Kochkor and then checked into our guesthouse for the night.

(Traditional music of Kyrgyzstan) So good morning from Kochkor.

We did a home stay here last night which wasa lot of fun.

We got to watch a music performance and eatamazing food.

So we're just going to enjoy breakfast nowand then go horse-trekking.

And we're wearing our cool hats.

Yeah, so can't wait to do that.

Let's get started.


Alright so we just arrived at the first camp.

We've had lunch and now we're going to pickout a horse and begin the trek.

Yeah! Okay so it is time for a little update.

How are you feeling? Hahaha.

Well, I've been getting tenderized on thathorse.


Like we've been riding for over three hoursnow and after I got off of it I could barely stand up.

Like I almost collapsed.

I almost fell.

Obviously we are not trained at doing thisbut it has been a lot of fun.

The scenery has been awesome, the weatherhas really cooperated so this is over the halfway mark and we're really looking forwardto reaching the Yurt for supper.

Hello! Hey little guy.

Hello! Hahaha.

So we made a new friend and we've arrivedat camp.

We've arrived at last.

So we're at our yurt and we're going to eatdinner.

We're getting ready for dinner and this guyis our entertainment for the night.

Woo hoo! So it is now bedtime.

The boys are in one yurt and the girls arein the other and this is what it looks like.

Little tour.

There we go.

And we have loads of blankets because it isfreezing cold tonight.



Good morning.

I don't know about you but I slept reallywell.

We were in separate tents.

Yeah, it was men only and women only.

And it was so cold that you know we just bundledup in these big thick blankets and I think everyone just was like out like a rock.

Past out right away.


And we went to bed early.

Yeah because the horse riding took a lot outof us and we had a nice big meal and then a little bit to drink and then just it wasfantastic.

So this is the start of day two.

So we're going to be riding again about fivehours today.

I'm feeling pretty sore so we'll see how thatgoes.

But it should be fun like the landscapes havebeen amazing all the way.

And the weather has been awesome too so Ithink we're going to have another really good day.


Let's do this.

Pup, want to come say hello.

Are you feeling shy this morning? It's okay.

We can be friends.

We were introduced yesterday pup.


Alright welcome to MTV cribs the yurt edition.

Yurt edition.

So we're going to show you what is going onin here.


This is like the men's sleeping quarters lastnight so we were all sleeping here.

Looks pretty messy.

It is properly messy.

We all just woke up.

We're just getting ready for breakfast andthis was the awesome stuff we had last night.

We had some vodka.

You guys were drinking Vodka? Yep.

We didn't get any.

What? We were having Vodka and we were having thatspecial milk.

Ah, the mare's milk.

Yeah, that tasted a bit like alcohol.

And you know what I'm noticing? It looks like three of you were cuddling overhere.

You know what? The three of us shared that little area andthen there were two other guys here.


Yeah, and as you can see.

That is how it is when I'm away.

And we could have fit a lot more in here too.


But yeah like just check out the yurt.

It is pretty cool.

We have natural light coming in in the morning.

And yeah, we're going to be staying in a yurtagain tonight.

I know.

Woo hoo! Round two coming up.

Okay so we're taking a little break.

Time for an update.

Tell us about your horse today Sam? Okay, so we went really high today.

Like we went up really steep hills and myhorse was really struggling.

It was like ha ha.

It was panting the whole way but even moreso it was farting.

The whole way up.

And guess who was behind.

I was.

I got to breathe it all in.

You got a few whiffs that is for sure.

On our second afternoon of trekking we madeit to Song Kol, our final destination.

We arrived shortly before sunset, so afterdropping off our packs and warming up with tea, we made our way down to the water towatch the sun work its magic.

Hey pup.

Hi pup.

Let's be friends.

So we finally made it.

We arrived.

So it is day two.

It is the end of our horse-trek and this isSong Kol.

Viola! And you know what is funny? They told us we should bring a bathing suitin case we wanted to take a dip.

But as you can tell it is freezing cold andthere is no way I'm going in to the water but I am going to dip my finger to see youknow just how bad it is.

One finger.

That is all.


You know what I think the air may be colderthan the water.

Wish you brought your bathing suit? Well, no because it would be pretty brutalwhen you get out and you have to dry off but this isn't so bad.


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