A summer in the Stans - Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan explored

The Stans, a region synonym for that unknown and forgotten part of the world in central Asia. Not many travellers venture there, very few can actually name which countries make up ‘the Stans’ and even fewer have spent a summer in the Stans at all. And that is a big shame….

The Stans include Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan

The Stans have indeed much to offer. From Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway – the 2nd highest highway in the world – to Kyrgyzstan’s insane mountains – including Lenin Peak, the world’s easiest to climb 7000er – are all worth the effort getting there. And the following video proves that big time. Check it out and get ready to be enlightened by some stunning footage shot during a ‘summer in the Stans’ by Jorge Kokkonidis…

If after seeing this video you feel a sudden urge to visit this amazingly adventurous region of the world make sure to head over to our friends from ‘Caravanistan‘ who provide by far the most extensive travel information and resources on this region of the world.