The Eki-Naryn Valley is home to a small village of the same name located about 40 kilometers from Naryn. Perfect place to discover the fabulous landscapes of the region, it sits close to the mountains where you can go hiking or horseback riding.
Discovery of the valley
The valley is nested in a little piece of heaven, and those who are looking for peace and serenity can only appreciate this place. The road takes you through the colourful meadows and beautiful barley fields.
While going up the Naryn river, beyond the natural reserve of Naryn and the dusty hamlet of Tash Bashat, you will arrive in this splendid valley suspended on a cliff overlooking an elusive wild universe.
The small picturesque Eki-Naryn village, very representative of Kyrgyzstan , will undoubtedly charm you. You will meet the children in full session of some outdoor game, while women are busy with daily household chores and men are taking care of the cattle herds. Here, everyone lives a simple and humble life. Sometimes, locals may invite you for tea at a table filled with sweets and condiments. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the villagers' lifestyle. Life is peaceful there and it feels like nothing could disrupt this haven of peace.
The red rocks of the mountains give way to a green valley where magnificent wild flowers undulate. Close to the Naryn River , some pastures and forests reveal herds of horses munching on the fresh grass. Likewise, you will be impressed by the various panoramic views at the bend of a hill.
Eki-Naryn has a wet climate with no dry season. Its annual average temperature is 3.7 ° C, and it boasts an annual average rainfall of 345.3 mm. The best time to visit the valley is between July and August.
How to get there?
Eki-Naryn is easily accessible from Naryn. It takes about one hour by taxi.