Reasons to Visit Kyrgyzstan

  • Lakes

    Kyrgyzstan is home to two pristine and deep alpine lakes, Issyk-Kul which never freezes over and provides the main lakeside towns with a pleasant climate and Song-Kol, which although smaller is equally beautiful.

  • Mountains

    94% of Kyrgyzstan landscape is mountainous, with jagged, rugged, peaks towering above the flatter plains. Most of the peaks form part of the dramatic Tian Shan range which sweeps through Central Asia into China.

  • Nomadic culture

    The Kyrgyz have always been a nomadic nation, with customs today developing from the ancient traditions of nomad ancestors. From living quarters to how communities are run the nomadic heritage remains vitally important in Kyrgyzstan.

    Nomadic culture
  • Remote wilderness

    Terrain in Kyrgyzstan is difficult and barren, often treacherous and unknown. However some of the world’s greatest journeys begin here, including crossing the stunning Torugart Pass.

    Remote wilderness
  • Walking

    The opportunities for light hiking or more adventurous trekking are endless. Two of our favourite spots are Ala Archa Canyon and the Jeti Oghuz Valley.


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When to Go to Kyrgyzstan

This is a rough guide to when to travel to this region. Choose a month of travel to see typical temperature and rainfall around the country. The ticks indicate our recommended months to travel.

  • 41.27
  • 73.088
  • 6
  • Bishkek
    • 42.8730556
    • 74.6002778
    • January
      • 2
      • 26
      • 4
    • February
      • 3
      • 30
      • 5
    • March
      • 10
      • 48
      • 5
    • April
      • 18
      • 75
      • 7
    • May
      • 23
      • 64
      • 9
    • June
      • 28
      • 36
      • 10
    • July
      • 31
      • 16
      • 11
    • August
      • 30
      • 11
      • 10
    • September
      • 25
      • 16
      • 9
    • October
      • 17
      • 41
      • 6
    • November
      • 9
      • 40
      • 5
    • December
      • 4
      • 29
      • 4

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  • Travel is not recommended January Jan
  • Travel is not recommended February Feb
  • Travel is not recommended March Mar
  • Travel is possible, but this is not the best time of year April Apr
  • A good time to travel, but there may be some factors to be aware of May May
  • The best time to travel June Jun
  • The best time to travel July Jul
  • The best time to travel August Aug
  • A good time to travel, but there may be some factors to be aware of September Sep
  • Travel is possible, but this is not the best time of year October Oct
  • Travel is not recommended November Nov
  • Travel is not recommended December Dec
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Central Asia occupies the heart of the Eurasian land mass and is continental in climate, characterised by hot, dry summers and cold, bitter winters.

The summer months of July and August are extremely hot. This is when the bazaars are at their most bustling and is also the ideal season to explore the more mountainous areas, including much of Kyrgyzstan, where the high altitude winters linger long and block travel through high passes.

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{BC90BDAD-B0D5-494C-97D0-AFECA9CD5764} Alpine flowers, Kyrgyzstan


In Kyrgyzstan there are endless opportunities for light hiking or more adventurous trekking. One of the best times to do this is in June when the alpine regions come alive with wild flowers.

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