This trip, which combines Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, offers an impressive variety of impressions. The modern, almost fashionable former capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty, is really the exact opposite of the Soviet look-a-like capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. In general, it can be stated that Kazakhstan breathes progression while Kyrgyzstan seems to be in doubt between progress and traditions.
But there are similarities as well. Everywhere, outside the cities, nature is of a Central Asian beauty. From deserted steppes in Kazakhstan to majestic mountains in Kyrgyzstan. Everywhere, cities included, the people are friendly and sincerely curious about you and your stories. And always, even in the tiniest villages, you can enjoy lovely food. Prepared with love and care by your hosts.
The Kazakh part of this trip is really passing through virgin tourist areas. You could easily consider yourself to be a modern Marco Polo. In Kyrgyzstan, tourism is a bit more developed; but not at all till the level that it can claim to be a touristic hotspot. In other words, you are an innovator, who will be followed by the mass in the coming years.