Posts of our blog by tag "Lake Issyk-Kul"

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 ...
August 16, 2016

Kyrgyzstan tourism news: Ticket Sales Started for Second World Nomad Games

Ticket sales for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Second World Nomad Games has recently been started. The World Nomad Games will take place from September 3-8, 2016 at Lake Issyk-Kul and should be #1 in your Kyrgyzstan travel plan for this Autumn!  Tickets can be bought ...
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 ...
April 29, 2015

3 Hands-On Educational Vacations in Kyrgyzstan

Unfortunately, classrooms trained us young that learning was not always fun. This is not surprising when you are sitting in a small room stuffed with 30 other kids and a monotonous teacher that would obviously rather be out golfing. However, learning how to do exciting things and ...
April 15, 2015

6 Irresistible Destinations for Water Junkies in Kyrgyzstan

Did you know that Kyrgyzstan is the farthest country from any sea or ocean in the world? That’s right! However, do not let your mind paint a bleak picture of this Central Asian country because of its lack of ocean beaches. Children in Kyrgyzstan do not sit around staring at beach ...
March 24, 2015

Comparing the North & South Shores of Lake Issyk Kul

There is a lot that tourism in Kyrgyzstan can offer: outdoor activities like trekking, horseback riding, paragliding, culture, history, beautiful destinations and relaxation to name a few. One of the most popular sites that contains almost all of these in one place is the largest ...
November 28, 2014

Why a Trip to Kyrgyzstan is the Best Way to Begin Exploring Asia

Are you planning a trip along the Great Silk Road? Traveling through countries like China, India, Iran and the Central Asian countries is exhilarating to be sure, but when you’re figuring out logistics, can be a bit tricky.  Where do I start?  Where can I get all my visas?  What ...
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 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 19, 2014

The Best Tourist Spots to Visit While Travelling in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a little Central Asian country packed with personality and tourism potential.  Located west of China and south of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan holds one of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges, the Tien Shan Mountains.  Travelers looking for a completely new exper ...
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 13, 2014

6 of the Best Kyrgyzstan Destinations for Travelers to Visit

Where in the world is Kyrgyzstan?  This happens to be a normal response when people are confronted with the country of Kyrgyzstan in conversation.  To answer that question, Kyrgyzstan resides in Central Asia as a peaceful, beautiful oasis just west of China and south of Kazakhsta ...
October 9, 2014

What Does Kyrgyzstan Have to Offer in the Spring?

When winter finally comes to a close in Kyrgyzstan and spring starts breathing life back into the land, the whole tone of the country changes.  People start coming out of the woodwork, shedding their coats and making their way into the mountains to enjoy the blooming flowers and ...
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, ...
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 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 6, 2014

8 Tips for Visiting Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

After you arrive at the airport, step off the train, and park your car after your journey to Bishkek, there will be several things you probably won’t be familiar with about getting around the city.  Here are a few tips we hope will be helpful to you to make your travels more hass ...
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 31, 2014

4x4 Tour Options for Your Vacation in Central Asia

Endless mountain ranges, remote villages and alpine lakes, rugged passes, wandering nomads, and herds of roaming horses are all trademarks of Kyrgyzstan, a country sandwiched between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan just west of China.  Of all the Central Asian countries, Kyrgyzstan’s n ...
August 21, 2014

Why Paragliding in Kyrgyzstan Should be on Your Bucket List

Not many people know it, but Kyrgyzstan, a small country tucked away in Central Asia, is a goldmine of potential for outdoor enthusiasts and extreme sport lovers.  It’s bordered by China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan and is saturated with natural beauty and wilderness e ...
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 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 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

10 Draws to Tour Kyrgyzstan

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 C ...