The nature of Kyrgyz Republic is in full bloom at the end of spring and summer; healing herbs growin the mountain gorges, and nomads go to jailoos (pastures) to graze theircattle. Mare's milk becomes rich in minerals and vitamins, acquiring curative properties.
The essence of kumis treatment is the dosed consumption of mare's milk according to anindividual schedule. During kumis treatment, it is recommended to reduce thenutritional value of the main human diet.
Altyn Arashan is translated from the Kyrgyz as "golden spring". The gorge is located near Karakol city and is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kyrgyz Republic. There is a unique nature and hot springs.
The hot springs of Altyn Arashan are located at an altitude of 2,600 meters above sea level. They have healing properties due to radon and hydrogen sulfide content in the water. The temperature of radon springs is + 35 degrees Celsius, hydrogen sulfide ones+ 41 degrees. At the same time, Altyn Arashan has both indoor and open-airpools.
A hiking route to Terskey Ala-Too lake and waterfalls runs through Altyn Arashan Gorge.
Jeti-Oguz is a ridge of red rocks covered with forest, as well as thetract with the river of the same name, which flows into Issyk-Kul Lake. There are also hot springs in the gorge, and stunning views make it a favorite spotfor artists.
Forests stretch for tens of kilometers along the slopes of the gorge, between which there are meadows - jailoo in a 15-kilometer valley, where youcan drink local healing kumis. A flowers sea is blooming here in spring:edelweiss, alpine daisies, asters. Mountain lakes and waterfalls are hiding inthe upper reaches of local rivers.
Kumis-cure institutions and recreation centers work in the valley in summer, and lovers of off-pisteskiing and snowboarding gather here in winter.
There are all conditions for a health-improving rest: dozens of guest houses operate here, horseback riding trips to the mountains or to the waterfall are offered.
Anyone can take asteam bath. Wood-fired sauna at an altitude of 2,300 meters will quicklyrelieve fatigue after skiing.
The well-known throughout the country Issyk-Ata hydrogen sulfide thermal springs are located in the gorge. Issyk-Ata is the oldest health resort. There is an ancient Buddhaimage and many other attractions. It is believed that this place was the cradleof Buddhism in the region in the 12th -14th centuries.
The resort itself has been operating since the end of the 19th century. This place has been known for its geothermal activity since ancient times. Hydrogen sulfide isan excellent remedy for treatment of a wide range of diseases of themusculoskeletal system, gastrointestinal tract and others. The resort also hasswimming pools with hot mineral water that are open all year round.
Trips to the alpine lake in Naryn region are popular among cyclists, as the road running along the lake winds up and down the hills.
Son-Kul Lake is an object of ecological tourism. It is located in the protected area, where there are many pastures with blooming meadows andmedicinal herbs that the locals collect, dry and brew with boiling water.
In summer, nomads from nearby villages arrive at Son-Kul for camping, and therefore the lake is famous not only for its beauty, but also for mare's milk,which is very good for health.
Kok-Oi village with beneficial for health mineral springs is located near Son-Kul.
Chyiyrchyk Pass is called the gate of Alai region. It is located 40 kilometers from the city of Osh. Chyiyrchyk is located at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level. There are numerous cafesserving kumis and Kyrgyz national dishes. Locals and tourists arrange picnicsand hold holidays here. In summer, all the mountains on the pass are coveredwith a carpet of flowers and bright green grass. That is why kumis treatment isflourishing here.
In winter, peoplego skiing, snowboarding and tubing on Chyiyrchyk Pass.
The small Chunkurchak Gorge is located 45 kilometers from Bishkek. Anational biosphere reserve has been established on its territory to protectrare species of tulips.
There are 4 ski resorts in the gorge, which in summer work as kumis-cureinstitutions and guest houses for tourists, where you can try national dishes,local kumis and berries. Thousands of raspberry bushes grow in ChunkurchakGorge.
The Alay Valley is notable for the fact that one of the highest mountainroads in the world passes through it - the famous Pamir Highway connecting thecity of Osh and the Tajik Khorog. Alay still remains the center of nomadic life.Yurts are set up on the slopes of the mountains. Here you can get acquaintedwith the everyday life of the Kyrgyz nomads, improve your health by kumistreatment, clean air, natural, tasty and healthy food.
The locals translate the word "Alay" as "paradise" - so beautiful and plentiful are the local pastures where sheep, yaks, horses andcows graze.
Chychkan Gorge is a long and picturesque gorge in Jalal-Abad region,through which Bishkek-Osh highway runs.
This is a great place to relax, have a picnic and walk along the woodedslopes of the mountains.
Chychkan is famous throughout the country for its honey. The gorge isrich in flowers and herbs, and therefore the honey here is fragrant and tasty.Many medicinal plants also grow here, which are used for making decoctions andtea.
Suusamyr is one ofthe large high-mountain valleys of the Kyrgyz Republic, located at an altitudeof 2,000-3,200 meters above sea level.
More than 300 species of plants grow in the valley, including medicinal ones. In summer, shepherds come to Suusamyr and set up camp. The pastures of Suusamyr are considered to be among the best in Kyrgyzstan that is why the kumis is verytasty here. People from all over the world come here for koumiss treatment. Shepherds also sell ayran fermented milk drink and mountain honey.