Shepherd’s Way Trekking is first and foremost a family business run by descendants of traditional Kyrgyz shepherds. The founders - Gulmira, Ishen and Rash Obolbekovs – with horseback riding experience of over 40 years and a team of professionals – enjoy taking guests on odysseys through the hidden valleys and verdant meadows of the Tian-Shan mountains. As a leading company in organizing culturally-based mountain horse treks in Central Asia, we offer up to 15 different journeys to a variety of locations for 2 to 30 days. We specialize in arranging horse treks throughout Kyrgyzstan so that you can witness an abundance of wildlife and get acquainted with authentic Kyrgyz nomads and their lifestyle. Over the past 20 years, we have hosted guests from different parts of the world – such as Switzerland, France, UK, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland Russia, USA, Canada, Australia, India, Japan and China. We have successfully organized more than 700 treks to different parts of this breathtakingly beautiful country. We constantly improve our infrastructure and services developing new itineraries and regularly training our team. Many of our clients return time and again and have now become part of our family!
Kyrgyzstan is a place where the open spaces of green pastures and magnificent snow-capped mountains converge. A landlocked mountainous country bordering with Kazakhstan on the north, China on the East, Tajikistan on the South and Uzbekistan on the West, it has been nominated in 2016 as the 1 emerging destination by Business Insider in honor of its wild landscapes and unspoilt and authentic nature. Do not miss out on an opportunity to visit one of the most.
Barskoon village is a settlement on the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul (the pearl of Kyrgyzstan) in the Issyk-Kul region and holds significant historical value as an ancient town that one stood on a Silk Road route. Ancient caravan routes dispersed from Barskoon i.e. Barsgan to the East and South, to China and India as evidenced by caravanserai ruins. In the 11th century, a scholar named Mahumud al-Kashgari (also known as Barskhani) was a native of this area. Mahumud al-Kashgari is best known as the author of the first Turkic languages comparative dictionary, which he wrote whilst living in Baghdad in 1072-4. The map he drew during that time of the then known world had Barskoon as the center of the world. Today, Barskoon is not only one of the biggest villages in Kyrgyzstan but is also the place where most our treks begin and end. Shepherd’s Way Trekking guesthouse is located in Barskoon village, opening a great view to both the magnificent mountains and the second largest mountain lake in the world, Issyk-Kul.
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