Posts of our blog by tag "Kyrgyzstan"

August 26, 2019

All you need to know about Son-Kul Lake

What is Son-Kul Lake? This is a mountainous, second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan, located at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level in the north-western part of the Naryn region. And of course, this is a place that will charm you with its beauty. How to get to Son-Kul Lake? Le ...
November 8, 2018

All you need to know about Kyrgyzstan trekking 2019

Kyrgyzstan country of amazing nature and high mountains with breathtaking peaks. Over 90% of the territory is covered by mountains, which makes the country perfect destination for mountaineering. Furthermore, mountains are very accessible and there are huge variety of hiking rout ...
July 31, 2018

Kyrgyz Yurt

What is Yurt? Yurt is a symbol of Kyrgyz home. It is a portable house, which is easy to construct.  Even nowadays Kyrgyz people use yurts on holidays, weddings or funerals. Traditional house is very important for Kyrgyz people. Even the flag of the Kyrgyz Republic depicts a yurt. ...
February 19, 2018

The Great Silk Route – important stage in human history!

The history of the Great Silk Route. The route is called "silk" because of the trade item. A "great" came to be called because it linked the endless territories of the eastern regions with western countries, trade revived in numerous cities, located on the way of caravans. That's ...
September 18, 2017

Facts about Kyrgyzstan

When you live in another culture for a sufficiently long time, you begin to acknowledge inconspicuous social standards that you would not have learned by going through a book about the nation. If you get an opportunity to tour Kyrgyzstan for several months, you will get to notice ...
September 8, 2017

Places to visit in Kyrgyzstan

The surreal atmosphere of Kyrgyzstan makes it one of the upcoming destinations for worldwide vacationers, who are keen on the best places to visit in Kyrgyzstan. The well-known Tien Shen Mountains are etched flawlessly to supplement the amazing topography of the land. This nation ...
July 20, 2017

Travel Guide to Central Kyrgyzstan

Central Kyrgyzstan is controlled by emotional vistas of mountains and high lakes. Scantily populated, it is a fantasy for any individual who adores feeling nearer to nature. Arriving is another issue. There is next to no public means of transport accessible. Therefore, you have t ...
April 4, 2017

Trip of a Lifetime

The expression "Silk Route," however, began in the nineteenth century by a German traveler, inspires a sentimental time when caravans of camels, horses, and donkeys transported everything from gunpowder and jade to rhubarb and, obviously, silk amongst China and the Levant. There ...
February 24, 2017

Paragliding in Central Asia

The question that runs in many tourists’ minds is, “What is paragliding.” Paragliding is the same as hang gliding, where the pilot is suspended from a framework that is similar to a canopy and the direction of flight is controlled by the pilot without a motor. The “wing” involved ...
February 20, 2017

Eco-tourism in Central Asia

The effects of global eco-tourism are now evident in the mountainous topographies in Central Asia that were once isolated. The countries in Central Asia, for instance, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan are experiencing an exponential increase in the ...
February 20, 2017

Best places to Helicopter Ski in Central Asia

If an individual is looking for an adrenalin rush vacation, helicopter skiing is an impressive manner through which lovers of skiing break free from the usual constraints and go skiing out of the ordinary routines. Kyrgyzstan, a country that is located west of China, in Central A ...
February 15, 2017

River Rafting in Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan is a nation in Central Asia beautified with snowcapped mountain ranges, rivers, alpine lakes, canyons, hot springs, plantations of wildflowers and green summer pastures. There is a wide variety of activities that can be undertaken in this nation including, trekking, ho ...
February 13, 2017

Trekking in Kyrgyzstan

International travelers remain in the dark about the one of the world’s awesome trekking destination. Exotic mountains of Kyrgyzstan are perched above the rest of the Central Asia region, covered in green, capped with snow at the peaks and decorated with plummeting gorges and alp ...
February 13, 2017

Mountain Climbing Trips in Central Asia

For an individual who enjoys traveling, experiencing adventure, especially mountain climbing, then you must make a trip to Central Asia. There are some countries in Central Asia that provide adventurous climbing. These countries are namely Iran, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Afghanis ...
February 10, 2017

Yurt Camping in Central Asia

Yurts have always been traditional homes for the Central Asia nomads since time immemorial. The yurts are portable, rugged and circular felt-covered tents that you will often see while you are taking your tours around central Asia especially in Kyrgyzstan. It is usually made from ...
September 14, 2016

Why travel to Silk Road Countries?

You might ask yourself, why travelling through the Silk Road and what’s so special about it, well, now it’s the right time for answering you! Silk Road is an ancient route which existed for hundreds of years and its name is derived from the lucrative trade in Chinese silk carrie ...
September 7, 2016

Completion of the Second World Nomad Games

Early September was a truly great event for Kyrgyzstan because of the Second World Nomad Games. The country played as a host for the participants and guests from around the world, including movie stars and singers. Second World Nomad Games started in Issyk-Kul on September 3 and ...
August 29, 2016

Silver collection coins and stamps dedicated to World Nomad Games were issued in Kyrgyzstan!

On 15 August 2016 were issued silver collection coins dedicated to Kyrgyzstan independence anniversary "Independent Kyrgyz Republic - 25 years old" and the "World Nomad Games". The coins are issued in order to promote the most important historical events associated with the deve ...
August 26, 2016

Sand Sculpture Festival in the framework of World Nomad Games 2016

We have great news. Sand Sculpture Festival will be held in the framework of the World Nomad Games on the shores of Issyk Kul Lake! Festival "Magic Sand of Issyk Kul 2016" will be opened in Cholpon Ata on August 25, and will be the first such event in Kyrgyzstan. The festival w ...
May 30, 2016

Kyrgyzstan tourism great events opened the summer season on Issyk-Kul lake!

Fairy Issyk-Kul lake framed by snow-capped peaks of Tien Shan - one of the biggest and most amazing mountain lakes in the world. On the shore of this brilliant lake in Cholpon-Ata city on May 7 2016 were held Tourist Festival "Salam Issyk-Kul 2016" and the International Tourism F ...
May 22, 2016

Second World Nomad Games is a great contest in horse racing games and other nomadic sports!

The main differences of this great event from the traditional sports activities are: • Originality - every kind of sport vividly reflects the values, culture and life of its ethnic group and accordingly has its own history and tradition, which is no longer in the Olympic sports. ...
November 23, 2015

Kyrgyzstan tourism opportunities gain high recognition!

Let me share the recent great news, proving the Kyrgyzstan to become more popular and valuable tourist destination. Tourism in Kyrgyzstan has once again become a priority for Russian travelers. That was announced on 18 of November, 2015 at the ceremony of awarding the winners of ...
September 17, 2015

Are Kumis Treatment Resorts on Your Radar?

In Central Asia, particularly in the country of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, there is one beverage that is considered so beneficial that there are resorts where you can spend weeks at a time cleansing your body by drinking it.  The drink is called kumis and in Central Asia, might a ...
April 23, 2015

GOING TO RESTAURANTS IN KYRGYZSTAN: WHAT’S HAPPENING?

When you first arrive in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, picking up some city guides/maps of the city you are in is always a smart move. There is an excellent city guide called Welcome Journal available in Bishkek as well as a couple free maps of the city. (There are good maps available in ...
April 6, 2015

How to Get into, out of, & Back to Manas Airport in Kyrgyzstan

Figuring out visa requirements and arranging how to get to and from international airports can be one of the most stressful parts of international travel. Thankfully, getting through Manas International Airport in Kyrgyzstan is quite easy these days for citizens of the European U ...
March 12, 2015

6 Eccentric Animals that Live in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan houses a lot of rare and unique wildlife you might never have even heard of if you have never traveled to this region of the world. The gorgeous, yet harsh mountain landscapes of Kyrgyzstan require the most resilient of animals. Below are 6 animals in Kyrgyzstan that a ...
March 2, 2015

Mongolia vs. Kyrgyzstan: Similarities & Differences

Mongolia is famous for being the country that really put the spotlight on nomads in Asia’s tourism industry. A lot of people do not realize it, but nomadic culture in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan is quite similar. If you are trying to find information about travel to Kyrgyzstan relate ...
February 19, 2015

6 Souvenirs with Unmistakable Kyrgyz Swagger

Aright, let’s say you have already decided to go on vacation in Kyrgyzstan. You have your passport in order, you booked a tour (or car), you visited your doctor to find out if you need to update any vaccinations, and you even researched nomadic culture to prepare for your trip. G ...
February 3, 2015

Soundtrack of the Silk Road

When you first started reading up on Kyrgyzstan, what did you find?  I’ll bet that as you read different travel forums about Kyrgyzstan or Kyrgyzstan travel blogs you were swamped with information about its beautiful mountain scenery or ancient nomadic culture. Those are both hug ...
January 23, 2015

Marco Polo Sheep Photo Hunts in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s wild mountainous terrain supports some exceptionally unique wildlife that you can only find in the high mountain peaks of Central Asia’s ranges. This includes the snow leopard, the Siberian Ibex, the Tien Shan Brown Bear, and many more. The harsh, captivating mountai ...
January 15, 2015

Kyrgyzstan Car Rentals: Helpful Hints to Prepare for Your Trip

Do you enjoy the freedom of driving when and where you want when you travel? Do you like being able to make spur-of-the-moment decisions about where you’d like to go and places you’d like to explore? If so, then renting a car in Kyrgyzstan is a great option for you to see the cou ...
December 19, 2014

The 3 Most Common Languages Spoken in the Kyrgyz Republic

Planning on traveling around Kyrgyzstan?  If you are, you’ll undoubtedly be conversing with a large number of locals during your stay, especially if your goal is to travel independently in Kyrgyzstan.  If you’re not planning to do any independent travel in Kyrgyzstan, but instead ...
December 16, 2014

3 Must-See Ancient Petroglyph Sites in Kyrgyzstan

If you’ve been researching information about Kyrgyzstan trying to figure out what to do while you’re here, even looking at a Kyrgyzstan travel report and trying to read up on blogs of travel experts in Kyrgyzstan still might leave you with an information vacuum.  Of course there ...
December 12, 2014

Travel Advice on How to Stay Healthy on Your Trip to Kyrgyzstan

Traveling around the world has its obstacles, not the least of which is health problems.  To combat these problems, most people focus on which vaccinations they need before visiting a certain country.  Of course, consulting a healthcare professional and getting the necessary vacc ...
December 9, 2014

How to Navigate the Bazaars in Bishkek

As you meander across Kyrgyzstan, you’ll no doubt end up in the capital city at some point in your journey and either purposely seek out or stumble upon a bazaar.  At this point you’ve probably already read up on all the information about Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan that you could and kn ...
October 29, 2014

3 of the Best Places in Central Asia for Freeride Ski Tours

Freeride skiers looking for a fresh, new experience should check out the Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan.  Don’t know much about Kyrgyzstan?  Kyrgyzstan is a small, peaceful Central Asian country located west of China and south of Kazakhstan that is over 90% mountains!  It’s th ...
October 27, 2014

The Perfect Wintertime Destination for Your Next Backcountry Tour

Tucked away in Central Asia is a small country that is rife with potential for wintertime backcountry tour lovers, Kyrgyzstan.  Never heard of Kyrgyzstan?  Kyrgyzstan is an almost entirely mountainous country located west of China and south of Kazakhstan.  It’s the farthest count ...
October 25, 2014

3 Exotic Silk Road Tour Destinations located in Central Asia

It seems like the Silk Road has been reduced to little more than a quick chapter in history books these days.  Exciting or intriguing aren’t exactly adjectives people use at the mention of the Silkway, but why is that?  In actuality, the Silk Road was a 2,000-year-old vehicle for ...
October 23, 2014

The Best Place for Walking Vacations in Asia You Have to See

When it comes to outdoor-centered vacations, Kyrgyzstan is a fantastic destination for active travelers looking for mountain hiking holidays.  Don’t know much about Kyrgyzstan?  Kyrgyzstan is a small Central Asian country located west of China and south of Kazakhstan with a growi ...
October 21, 2014

6 Popular Destinations in the Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan

The Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan is home to one of the world’s most spectacular mountain systems, the Tien Shan Mountains.  The Tian Shan Mountains are known as “celestial mountains.”  Their peaks roll on endlessly through the entire country topped with snow and their moun ...
October 17, 2014

Natural Resources of Kyrgyzstan That Will Surprise You

Kyrgyzstan is a small Central Asian country (roughly 200,000 km²) packed with natural beauty and abundant in natural resources.  Located west of China and south of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan holds exquisite mountain ranges and hundreds and hundreds of rivers and alpine lakes.  Pictur ...
October 11, 2014

Chyngyz Aitmatov: Kyrgyzstan’s Most Influential Writer

A couple weeks ago I was given the rare opportunity of taking a tour through the home of Kyrgyzstan’s most famous and influential author, the late Chyngyz Aitmatov.  Chyngyz Aitmatov’s lyrical prose masterfully infuses the traditions of Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic culture as well as var ...
October 7, 2014

8 Spectacular Waterfalls Scattered Throughout Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s landscape holds a lot of awesome natural features: canyons, alpine lakes, gorges, caves, mountains, meadows, valleys, etc.  One feature in particular makes for great hiking, cycling, and horseback riding destinations: the waterfalls of Kyrgyzstan.  Sine Kyrgyzstan is ...
October 3, 2014

Lake Issyk Kul: The Most Popular Alpine Lake in Kyrgyzstan

Imagine you just landed at Manas Airport in Kyrgyzstan.  You get off the plane, collect your baggage, make it through customs, use one of your bags as a shield to fight your way through the swarms of taxi drivers offering overpriced rides into Bishkek, make it outside victorious, ...
October 1, 2014

Kyrgyzstan: Home of the World’s Most Spectacular Mountains

There are tons and tons of mountains in the world, but I think what makes mountains spectacular or not is whether or not the people that live amongst them still enjoy them.   Speaking as someone who lives in Kyrgyzstan, I can honestly say that the mountains have never lost their ...
September 30, 2014

Kyrgyzstan: The Land of Nomads

There’s something about nomadic life that’s always intrigued me.  I think it’s the fact that nomads could get along just fine even if civilization collapsed.  There’s something that demands respect from being able to live off the land, moving with the flow of the seasons and havi ...
September 28, 2014

5 Spectacular Alpine Lakes Scattered throughout Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s rippling mountain landscape is topped with stark glaciers, accented with energetic rivers, and covered with just shy of 2,000 lakes, making it the most vibrant and green of all the Central Asian counties.  The alpine lakes of Kyrgyzstan are particularly beautiful fac ...
September 24, 2014

5 Dairy Products You Have to Try While Traveling in Kyrgyzstan

I remember the first time I set foot in a yurt to share a meal with nomads.  One of their baby goats was trying to “innocently” weasel their way in the door, was promptly shooed out, and everyone took a seat.  As my eyes swept over the low-set table surrounded by colorful mats, a ...
September 22, 2014

The Most Fascinating Silk Road Destinations in Kyrgyzstan

I’ve always felt the Central Asian countries to be exotic and mysterious, envisioning traders with caravans of camels bursting with spices and valuable merchandise, fighting against the whims of nature to reach distant lands.  Central Asia has such a wild, infectious history due ...
September 16, 2014

How to Meet Knights in Bishkek

Bishkek often seems deceptively simple to visitors from other countries. The editorial board of "Welcome!" wants to dispel this impression by telling you about the mysterious Black Guard (The Black Company).  Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?We all know that people prefer gathering ...
September 14, 2014

The Change of the Seasons: Autumn in Kyrgyzstan

Autumn in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan is extraordinarily beautiful. The mountains are painted different shades of yellow and red and blue skies highlight the country’s natural beauty. Unlike autumn in Europe, which is often rainy and gloomy, autumn in Kyrgyzstan is usually sunny ...
September 12, 2014

Nightlife in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

If sitting inside a hotel room while you’re in Bishkek seems boring to you, step out into the city and explore Bishkek’s many dance halls and nightclubs.  Even cafes and restaurants that are quiet in the afternoon are transformed into lively hangout spots in the evening.  Live mu ...
September 4, 2014

The Best Summertime Activities in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s wild, pristine landscape offers a wealth of opportunities for extreme sport lovers traveling through Kyrgyzstan during the summer.  Trekking, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, heli-skiing, rafting, and paragliding are all available in Kyrgyzstan to give yo ...
September 2, 2014

6 Picturesque Holiday Excursions in Kyrgyzstan

What makes Kyrgyzstan so enticing for travelers looking for something fresh is that the country feels largely untrampled by tourists.  It fact, large parts of the country feel untrampled by anyone at all save the occasional wandering nomad and horses.  Some alpine lakes can only ...
August 19, 2014

3 Rivers in Kyrgyzstan that are Prime Fishing Spots

Kyrgyzstan is a 90% mountainous Central Asian country that is also home to just under 2,000 lakes and 40,000 rivers, most of which are glacier-fed.  It’s a lush oasis in the midst of Central Asia with little rainfall and an average count of 245 sunny days a year, making an excel ...
August 9, 2014

5 Aspects of Cultural Holidays in Kyrgyzstan

The ease and flexibility of international travel in the 21st century has created a different breed of tourist.  Our generation doesn’t want to follow a tour guide rambling off a monotonous, memorized script of historical facts in a herd of 40 other people.  We want a cultural vac ...
August 7, 2014

Tourism in Kyrgyzstan:10 Things You Probably Never Knew

Kyrgyzstan is a small Central Asian country with a huge personality.  It sits quietly next to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China, but holds the world’s second largest alpine lake, thousands of wandering nomads, the endangered snow leopard, and is nicknamed “the Alps of ...
August 3, 2014

The Horseback Riding Vacation of Your Dreams

Technology and busyness are claiming a larger and larger portion of modern times.  Families are coordinating online calendars; people’s lives come to a halt when their phone battery dies.  While most people would agree that technology is often helpful, sometimes it’s just nice to ...
July 30, 2014

A Map of Kyrgyzstan: Dive in & Explore!

“Where the heck is Kyrgyzstan?  I didn’t even know that was a country!”  This is a common reaction for most people when confronted with the country of Kyrgyzstan.  To find Kyrgyzstan on a world map, just look for China and Kazakhstan (south of Russia).  You’ll see Kyrgyzstan tuck ...
July 26, 2014

Kyrgyzstan Food: What MakesTraditional Kyrgyz Cuisine so Unique

Traditional Kyrgyzstan cuisine is based on the country’s ancient nomadic traditions.  Kyrgyz people roamed the steppes and mountains of Central Asia for centuries and nowadays are settled mainly in the mountains of the Tien Shan.  Due to the grueling amount of work it takes to he ...
July 24, 2014

6 Unforgettable Destinations for Travelers on Holidays in Kyrgyzstan

Of all the undiscovered gems in the world, Kyrgyzstan is one of the most brilliant.  Hidden away in the heights of Central Asia’s Tien Shan “Celestial” Mountains, Kyrgyzstan transports travelers to a different world full of adventure, history, and supreme beauty.  Covered in laye ...
July 22, 2014

7 Must See Tourist Attractions in Kyrgyzstan Everyone Can Enjoy

Kyrgyzstan’s surreal Olympus-like atmosphere makes Kyrgyzstan a new up-and-coming destination for international travelers. Not only are the Tien Shen Mountains perfectly sculpted to enhance the land’s breathtaking terrain and house some of the most beautiful scenery known to man, ...
July 20, 2014

Weather in Kyrgyzstan: What’s the Climate Like & How Do I Pack?

Kyrgyzstan is so packed with mountains that it seems the country can barely contain them.  The Tien Shan “Heavenly” Mountains cascade and crest over the majority of the landscape; ninety percent of Kyrgyzstan is mountainous, 85% sits at over 1,000 meters and 40% at over 3,000 met ...
July 18, 2014

Trekking in Kyrgyzstan: Visit the World’s Best Trekking Destination

One of the world’s most spectacular trekking destinations is largely unknown by international travelers. Perched above the rest of Central Asia are the towering, exotic mountains of Kyrgyzstan blanketed in green, topped with snow, and decorated with crystalline alpine lakes and p ...
July 14, 2014

Travel in Kyrgyzstan for the Most Addictive Experience of Your Life

Ever come across something awesome that no one else seems to have discovered yet?  A great sale?  A fantastic business opportunity?  Well in the world of tourism, that’s exactly what the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan is: an undiscovered treasure-trove of opportunity for tra ...
July 14, 2014

6 Kyrgyzstan Lakes Whose Beauty Will Blow You Away!

While Kyrgyzstan is known for its beautiful, overflowing mountains, travelers shouldn’t forget the gems resting within them: the alpine lakes of Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan contains over 1,900 alpine lakes, some gargantuan and some so small you won’t find them labeled on a map.  Each ...
March 11, 2014

5 Exotic Cities Hiding Along the Ancient Silk Road

Traveling the modern Silk Road is an experience that can’t be missed.  The Great Silk Road is a 2,000 year old FedEx system used to connect China and the Western World, receiving its name from the silk the traveled its paths from China to the West during the Han Dynasty (202 BCE ...