Last month we were fortunate to be some of the first trekkers on the Jyrgalan trek, a new trail being developed in the Tian Shan Mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan. The three-day 55km/33.5 mile journey takes you over several mountain passes (up to 3,515 meters/11,530 feet) with stops at alpine lakes all along the way. This was one of those "disconnect to reconnect" experiences.
If you want an offbeat trek where you're only sharing the mountains with local shepherds and you're also supporting a new community NGO, the Jyrgalan trek is for you. Our latest provides all the inspiration and information you might need to undertake this trek yourself next year!