Do you really want to get away from it all? I mean really get far, far away from it all? I used to live in a part of city where it was normal to hear sirens of all types at most times of the day. What about your work load? Is it something that drives you to the edge? Ok, ok enough of the psychoanalysis! What you really want to do is immerse yourself in a hot, mineral bath in the middle of the Celestial Mountains, and I know the place you want to go. It’s called the Jeti-Ögüz Resort, and a tour of Kyrgyzstan or as a part of an Uzbekistan tours will cure whatever ails you!
Located 28 km (17.5 miles) west of Karakol on the north slope of the Teksey Ala-Too mountain range, it is easy to reach once you arrive at Issyk Kul. Jeti-Ögüz translates to “Seven Bulls” which derives its name seven large reddish-brown cliffs that resemble, well, bulls. The locals have known about the hot springs for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until 1965 that the resort was opened to accommodate guests from all over the world. The resort offers living quarters, a restaurant, cafes, and of course, the mineral baths. Locals claim that the waters have a special effect on curing rheumatism, gastro-intestinal dysfunctions, and nerve system afflictions. But even if you’re healthy or just a case of aching muscles, this resort is the best place to go for relief.
Nearby, there are plenty of opportunities to hike the mountains in the vicinity or go horseback riding. Your time will be well-spent in this restful retreat from the harried life of the city. Leave your problems behind as you soak in the water, swim in the nearby pristine mountain lake, or partake in a massage. The locals have 1000s of years of experience with the techniques that will set your mind at ease.
There isn’t a resort in Central Asia that can top the magic of the Jeti-Ögüz resort. Take the time to treat yourself right as you travel through the region. You’ve worked hard for this moment, so enjoy it to its fullest! Those who select to build a Kyrgyzstan itinerary should pause to consider including the Jeti-Ögüz resort on their list. For those who are conducting an Uzbekistan tours, it is within your reach to include southern Kyrgyzstan on your itinerary, too!
Greg has lived and worked in Central Asia since 1997. His hands-on understanding of the people, culture, and tourist destinations provides our clients the opportunity to feel comfortable knowing that they are in good hands. His travels throughout Central Asia have given him the opportunity to interact with many professionals in the tourism industry that enables him to providing the highest quality of services anywhere in the world.