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Yurt living at Song-Kul Lake

August 22nd 2017
The driver who brought us to Kazarman swung by before dinner and we did a deal with him to take us to Song-Kul Lake the next morning. Our routine in the Pamirs had been to breakfast at 7:30 and leave at 8, so that has become our default but he suggested 7, which was fine by us, the earlier you hit the road the more of the day you have when you get there. We couldn't budge him on the hefty price, ... read more
Asia » Kyrgyzstan » Song Kol

Kyrgyzstani Flag A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1864; it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Nation-wide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the oust... ... read more
10th May 2018

Yurt Living
Looks amazing. Also looks mighty cold with the wind that could blow over the lake to further chill your bones. Reading about mattresses on the ground and your stove not lit in your yurt...yeeka. At least the mattresses look thick. Our yurt on Lenin Peak had the only beds in the place and the stove topped up with coal during the night so I guess its pure luck of the draw. Song-Kul Lake has given you that ***** experience...and you survived. Cheers to that.

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