The largest of the Central Asian countries by far, Kazakhstan is a land of big skies and vast open spaces. Dominated by the seemingly unending northern steppe, the country is also blessed with beautiful lakes and a rugged spine of snowcapped mountains along its borders with China and Kyrgyzstan. With such raw and remote landscapes, untouched and unspoiled by crowds, this is a destination superbly suited to outdoor adventuring.
After exploring the leafy boulevards, cafe culture and chic shopping of Almaty, the elegant former capital, you'll want to get straight out into Kazakhstan's wild landscapes.
Head to the stunning ranges of the Tian Shan "Celestial Mountains" for a unique mountain biking adventure that will take you through the incredible landscapes of Kazakhstan and neighbouring Kyrgyzstan. With huge skies overhead and snowcapped peaks in the distance, the only traffic you'll encounter in this rugged wilderness will be the occasional horseman or nomadic Kazakh moving their herds to higher pastures.
Cycle along glacier-fed rivers, through pine forests and open rolling grasslands carpeted in wildflowers, enjoying rocky jeep track ascents to high mountain passes, adrenalin-pumping downhill sprints to the grassy valleys below, and two days of unforgettable heli-biking in Kyrgyzstan's lush Karkara Valley.
Or for the experienced mountaineer, tackle a challenging expedition to climb the spectacular ice pyramid of Khan Tengri (7,010 m / 22,999 ft), Kazakhstan's highest point and the second highest peak in the Tian Shan mountains.
Join us as we explore the outstanding landscapes of Central Asia!