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

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 is
pretty exciting. First time in Central Asia so we are stoked
to be here. Yeah and over the next few days we are going
to be horse-trekking in Song Köl so we're going to take you along but before we get
there 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 travel
day, so we just enjoyed the scenery, caught up on sleep, and experienced our first Kyrgyz
traffic jam. We also go our first taste of Kyrgyz food
with a massive lunch featuring all types of spreads and dishes. From there, we did a short hike in the outskirts
of 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 was
a lot of fun. We got to watch a music performance and eat
amazing food. So we're just going to enjoy breakfast now
and then go horse-trekking. And we're wearing our cool hats. Yeah, so can't wait to do that. Let's get started. Yeah. Alright so we just arrived at the first camp. We've had lunch and now we're going to pick
out 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 that
horse. Yeah. Like we've been riding for over three hours
now 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 this
but it has been a lot of fun. The scenery has been awesome, the weather
has really cooperated so this is over the halfway mark and we're really looking forward
to reaching the Yurt for supper. Hello! Hey little guy. Hello! Hahaha. So we made a new friend and we've arrived
at camp. We've arrived at last. So we're at our yurt and we're going to eat
dinner. We're getting ready for dinner and this guy
is our entertainment for the night. Woo hoo! So it is now bedtime. The boys are in one yurt and the girls are
in the other and this is what it looks like. Little tour. There we go. And we have loads of blankets because it is
freezing cold tonight. Brrr. Hahaha. Good morning. I don't know about you but I slept really
well. We were in separate tents. Yeah, it was men only and women only. And it was so cold that you know we just bundled
up in these big thick blankets and I think everyone just was like out like a rock. Past out right away. Seriously. And we went to bed early. Yeah because the horse riding took a lot out
of us and we had a nice big meal and then a little bit to drink and then just it was
fantastic. So this is the start of day two. So we're going to be riding again about five
hours today. I'm feeling pretty sore so we'll see how that
goes. But it should be fun like the landscapes have
been amazing all the way. And the weather has been awesome too so I
think we're going to have another really good day. Mmmhmmm. 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. Oh. Alright welcome to MTV cribs the yurt edition. Yurt edition. So we're going to show you what is going on
in here. Alright. This is like the men's sleeping quarters last
night 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 and
this 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 that
special 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 over
here. You know what? The three of us shared that little area and
then there were two other guys here. So. 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. Yeah. 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 yurt
again 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 my
horse was really struggling. It was like ha ha. It was panting the whole way but even more
so 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 made
it to Song Kol, our final destination. We arrived shortly before sunset, so after
dropping off our packs and warming up with tea, we made our way down to the water to
watch 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 is
Song Kol. Viola! And you know what is funny? They told us we should bring a bathing suit
in case we wanted to take a dip. But as you can tell it is freezing cold and
there is no way I'm going in to the water but I am going to dip my finger to see you
know just how bad it is. One finger. That is all. Ah. You know what I think the air may be colder
than the water. Wish you brought your bathing suit? Well, no because it would be pretty brutal
when you get out and you have to dry off but this isn't so bad.

31 Replies to “Kyrgyzstan Travel: Horse Trekking and Yurt Stay adventure to Song Köl”

  1. Good video, thanks! I am trying to arrange same trekking as you guys. Can you remember how much it was?

  2. Hello from Costa Rica, my girlfriend and I love to watch your videos.
    Actually we are considering travelling to Kyrgyzstan next year, so we'll appreciate if you can recommend a realiable travel and transportation agency. Best, Brian and Cris

  3. Thank you for including my mother's homeland in your videos! I'm half American and half Kyrgyz! Love your videos, but I would've recommended Iccyk-kol rather than Song-kol

  4. Dear Samuel and Andrey

    I am the guide in kyrgyzstan. I am doing that tours, I want cantack with you please can you write. aibekkaiypbekov97 @gmail.com me or give me your email adresd

  5. Just wanted to thank you for sharing your advices and your smile. Hi from France 😊 keep going you both !

  6. Did anyone give the history behind the hats people wear there? Also, Audrey s legs are skinnier then I imagined, nice!
    Sam, since you got "tenderized" on that horse did Audrey or one of the locals look at you like they wanted to grill you? Lol

  7. OMG you guys ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOCK one of my dream trips is through central Asia! This vlog is so spot on! You guys ROCK! warm greetings from São Paulo! Oh You guys when ur in Kazakhstan don´t forget that those are the ancestral peoples of Europeans, Middle Eastern, Northern Indian, Native Americans and East Asians. Id luuuv to see it! Some families can trace their genome 40k yrs! This is the place where the African peoples changed into most our ancestors today according to the latest genetic research! First big mutations out of Africa were in the Indian Subcontinent, second big mutation was in Central Asia!

  8. Great nice video, Kygrzstan fantastic place, nice to see our orginal Turkish culture, music,food,tradional. Love from Turkey

  9. Thank you for visiting these places. These are hidden gems (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan). If only people knew how amazing they are. If we were to pick a country to live in longterm, it would be one of these three countries.

    We loved our yurt treks and stays. 🙂

  10. Wow Kyrgyzstan looks amazing! Those Yurts were very interesting and quite beautiful on the inside. Great idea guys! I can't wait to travel there some time ^^

  11. omg! beautiful!!💖💖💖loved it!👍👍 everything looks like so new, refreshing and exciting! cheers to that cheers to u guys👏👏 loved it✌

  12. LOL @ Samuel getting "tenderized" on the horse! Love that metaphor! Great work as always, guys! Really enjoyed the video. Reminded me quite a bit of my time in Mongolia!

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