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  • Helicopter to a plateau in the Tien Shan Mountains
    Helicopter to a plateau in the Tien Shan...
    by budapest8
  • My friend Nino with Yak herdsman in the mountains
    My friend Nino with Yak herdsman in the...
    by budapest8

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    Highlights of my KaraKol visit

    by budapest8 Written Oct 19, 2010
    My friend Nino with Yak herdsman in the mountains

    Favorite thing:
    eating caviar from a bucket

    eating a typical 'Dungan' meal at at a Dungan
    family. Chinese muslims who fled from China and settled
    there.

    visiting small ethnic german villages.

    Meeting a Russian hunter and his family,
    he used to be dropped by helicopter in the
    mountains. He would hunt mountain goat and
    other animals. On the 3rd day he would light a fire at
    a set time and the chopper would pick him up.

    Meeting a proffesional Krygyz eagle trainer. He would
    climb into the mountains and trap an eagle, then bring
    it back and train it to hunt.

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  • budapest8's Profile Photo

    Highlights of my KaraKol visit

    by budapest8 Updated Oct 19, 2010
    Helicopter to a plateau in the Tien Shan Mountains

    Favorite thing:

    travelling by army jeep up into the mountains
    to see a herd of 400 yak, being invited to
    a sheeps head dinner by the herdsmen.

    visiting the market at 5am seeing the livestock.

    Eating ploff with a Krygyz for breakfast.

    Horseback ride up into the mountains
    and forest reserve.

    Renting a helicopter and flying over the glaciers
    to a smal lsettlement with a thermal spring bath house.

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Budget Travel

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