Kochkor (Kochkorka) is a small town in the Naryn region of Kyrgyzstan, located at an altitude of about 2000 m, 100 km from the high-mountain lake Son-Kul. Kochkor is one of the former transshipment points on the Great Silk Road, along which caravans headed to the Chinese city of Kashgar through the Torugart Pass.
The Kochkor valley (or, more precisely, the plateau) has recently been very popular with tourists, since here, in the midst of mountain splendor, the colorful and original traditions of the Kyrgyz people have been preserved in their original form.
The region is home to the Shepherd's Life project of the Swiss Helvetas development program, which offers tourists accommodation with local families (homestay) or on a farm (farmstay), which allows them to get better acquainted with the life and culture of the local population. Here you can participate in the installation and design of a yurt, make a felt rug (shirdak) on your own at a master class, see a folk show and national games, listen to Kyrgyz music performed by original musicians, and also take part in horse riding and hunting with golden eagles.