Posts of our blog by tag "Travel to Kyrgyzstan"

October 2, 2017

Best time to visit Kyrgyzstan

Best time to visit Kyrgyzstan relies upon what is on your itinerary and which regions of the nation you will be touring. Making speculations regarding the weather in this locale is hard. The most suitable time to visit northern Kyrgyzstan, for example, is from June to September; ...
August 9, 2017

Kyrgyzstan Culture: History and Traditions

Kyrgyz Customs and Traditions Kyrgyzstan culture takes its underlying foundations in the distant past. Turkic tribes that relocated in the early Middle Ages from the domain of the Altay and East Turkestan by a great extent affected the formation of Kyrgyzstan. Before the twentie ...
June 19, 2017

North Kyrgyzstan: Talas & Bishkek

The level, busy, agrarian land encompassing Talas and Bishkek in the north is a preview of Kazakhstan's never-ending steppe. However, you do not need to go far to get away from the city and into the mountains. Bishkek Blossoming and laid-back, Bishkek has held a provincial vibe ...
October 25, 2016

5 things you must do in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of those countries that not many hear about on a daily basis, and most of us know about it from history books or from Kyrgyz friends, and this my friend, is a true pity. This country had lot to offer and visiting it is a pure haven, so you will have surely more ...
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 ...
October 27, 2015

A People Group You Never Knew You Could Meet When Visiting Kyrgyzstan

You may not be aware of this as you plan your trip to Kyrgyzstan, but there is a unique people group that resides within the country that can really only be found in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. They are a group of Chinese Muslims called the Dungan people. The total po ...
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 31, 2015

The Hospitality of Nomads: What Does It Look Like Exactly?

The East is famous for their hospitality and treatment of guests, but what does this look like from country to country? In Kyrgyzstan, people that excel at hospitality are the nomads that live scattered about in the Tien Shan and Pamir-Alai Mountains that blanket the country. Tra ...
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 ...
March 18, 2015

The 3 Highest Mountains in Kyrgyzstan for You to Climb

There are lots of mountains that draw climbers to Kyrgyzstan like Korona Peak (4,860 m) that sits atop Ak Sai Glacier, Oguz Bashi Peak (5,170 m) that resembles a pair of bull horns, and Manas Peak (4,488 m) named after Kyrgyzstan’s legendary hero that contains several challenging ...
February 25, 2015

Where to Find the Best Souvenirs in Kyrgyzstan

Since the tourism industry in Kyrgyzstan is in its youth, there are not souvenir shops everywhere you look. This is both bad and good. A booming tourism industry in Kyrgyzstan would be great in that it would mean travelers could find all kinds of souvenir and gift shops wherever ...
February 11, 2015

10 Weekend Getaway & Day Trip Destinations from Bishkek

While Bishkek is the main hub for travelers, businessmen, and expats in Kyrgyzstan, the mountains in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan just skirt around the edge of the city, so if you want to get into the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s gorgeous mountains, a trip out of the city is definitely in order. ...
January 30, 2015

Kyrgyzstan Travel Information: Where to Find Ski Equipment

A lot of people ask me when the best time to travel in Kyrgyzstan is. That’s a tough question to answer. Every season has its advantages for travelers. Extreme sports tend to draw people to Kyrgyzstan either in summer or winter even though extreme sports are available during ever ...
January 9, 2015

Yurts: The Best Hotels in Kyrgyzstan

What sets Kyrgyzstan apart from other countries is its incredible, jaw-dropping beauty combined with its modern nomadic culture.  Nowhere else in the world will you be able to experience the same pristine, celestial mountain landscapes combined with an old nomadic way of life tha ...
December 4, 2014

Embrace Your Inner Nomad: Horseback Riding Tours in Kyrgyzstan

“If you have only 1 day of life of this earth, spend half of it in a saddle.” – Kyrgyz proverbWhat does it mean to be a Kyrgyz nomad?  Of course formal definitions will talk about the seasonal movements, living off the land, and sleeping in yurts, and yes, those are all integral ...
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 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 15, 2014

Guided 4x4 Tours through Central Asia’s Most Beautiful Country

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 ...
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 5, 2014

10 Dishes You Have to Try in Kyrgyzstan

As you look at the mountain pastures in Kyrgyzstan, you’ll notice lots of sheep, goats, cows, horses, and even some yaks.  Since much of the country is engaged in breeding livestock, meat is a substantive part of traditional and modern Kyrgyz cuisine.  Mutton, horse meat, and bee ...
September 26, 2014

What Kind of People Will I Meet in Kyrgyzstan?

I don’t know about you, but when I travel, some of my best stories don’t necessarily revolve around places I visited or things I bought.  My most memorable experiences usually revolve around people I’ve met during my travels.   Even the coolest place on earth can become a bad mem ...
September 20, 2014

Summer in Kyrgyzstan: What Are My Options?

Summertime in Kyrgyzstan comes with a lot of perks.  Some of the things on the top of my list are the fresh melons, the juicy, red tomatoes, and all the syrupy jams available on the side of the road!   There’s more to summertime in Kyrgyzstan than great food though.   Kyrgyzstan ...
September 18, 2014

Modern Ghost Stories & Ancient Legends of Kyrgyzstan

Every nation in the world has its own myths, ghost stories, and abnormal places. Often, these are just inventive stories that “stretch the truth” and are told over a campfire in the dark of night.  In Kyrgyzstan, some of these stories include legends of the Zhez-Kempire, the anci ...
September 10, 2014

Discover Osh, Kyrgyzstan’s Southern Capital!

Osh is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan and one of the oldest cities in Central Asia.  Kyrgyz people have taken to calling it “the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan” because the country is split in the middle by a large mountain range and Osh dominates the south as the largest ...
September 8, 2014

10 Things You Will Find Outside of Bishkek

HorsesIn the rural areas of Kyrgyzstan, horses are a perfect means of transport in the mountains and a great source of milk which locals use to make the national drink, kymyz.  People that live in rural areas have a special love of horses, know how to care for them, and have lear ...
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 ...
August 29, 2014

What to Expect on Your Bike Tours Across Kyrgyzstan

Cyclists searching for on oasis to explore on vacation will find just that in Kyrgyzstan.Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and China, but sits as a peaceful breath of fresh air in the midst of Central Asia.  Most of the country’s population is concentr ...
August 27, 2014

A Treasure Trove of Opportunities for Your Eco Tour in Central Asia

In our environmentally conscious world, ecotourism has become the new way to travel.  A definition of ecotourism is basically tourism that leaves little to no footprint on the destination or culture one visits.  People want to preserve different habitats and cultures and leave i ...
August 15, 2014

4 of the Best Places to Visit on a Walking Tour of Bishkek

People traveling to Kyrgyzstan usually come to check out its rugged scenery, but don’t discount taking a walking tour of Bishkek while visiting the Kyrgyz Republic.Bishkek is the largest city in Kyrgyzstan with roughly 900,000 residents out of Kyrgyzstan’s total population of 5.5 ...
August 5, 2014

History Tours in Kyrgyzstan That Will Leave You Wanting More

For travelers that are students of the past, Kyrgyzstan is a spectacular destination to delve into Central Asian history.  There are numerous opportunities to take an educational holiday along the ancient Silk Road.  You can visit the sites of ancient petroglyphs, walk where cara ...
August 1, 2014

The Perfect Mountain Climbing Destination for Your Next Vacation

People have always wanted to conquer nature.  Some take to the sky, others traverse oceans, and others summit its highest peaks.  For those adventurers that tackle the ground beneath their feet, Kyrgyzstan is a veritable playground.  Kyrgyzstan is 90% mountainous, with 85% of the ...
July 28, 2014

What to Expect When You Visit Kyrgyzstan’s Capital City

Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan and the country’s largest city, housing nearly a million people.  It’s located in northern Kyrgyzstan, just an hour’s drive from the Kazakh border.  Kyrgyzstan’s capital is laid out in a grid-like pattern on level ground, but is bordered by sn ...
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 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 ...