Celestial Mountain Scenery
Kyrgyzstan is home to the magnificent Tien Shan and Pamir-Alai mountain ranges, which constitute 90 percent of the territory of this beautiful, pristine, and rugged land in the heart of Central Asia. With 29 peaks over 4000 meters tall, and 45 over 3000 meters tall, its dramatic scenery lives up to its pledge as the Land of Celestial Mountains. Kyrgyzstan offers more than 200 trails for avid hikers and horseback riders. For climbers, the country boasts some of the highest points in the world – the famous Pobeda and Khan Tengri Peaks – both towering more than 7000 meters above the earth. More than 50 national parks and forest preserves present nature in its myriad forms. Tours by foot, bicycle, or horseback can be arranged easily. In fact, for mountainside travel, most Kyrgyz still use horses as the most effective mode of transportation.