Reasons to Visit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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