We would like to provide an important history of the Tian Shan mountains or Celestial Mountains in your tours in Kyrgyzstan. It is worth travelling in Kyrgyzstan and to visit the magical mountains. In the course of your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will notice that the Tian Shan mountains seem more legend than a fact, until the expeditions of Russian geographer and explorer Pyotr Semyonov, who first awarded the honorary title Tienshansky by the tsar in 19th century. During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be told that, the southern edges of the range is actually was described by the Buddhist monk Hsuan Tsang in the 7th century BCE, who mentioned of "encountering nothing but ice and snow. The snow falls in both in the summer and spring. Night and day the wind rages violently." Later on, the mountains were reviewed by the Marco Polo, who first travelled in this territory with his father and uncle in 1273. As you can see, mountains here are very high and must be tried when you travel in Kyrgyzstan. Thus, we recommend you to add in your wish list mountain tours in Kyrgyzstan.