Kyrgyzstan’s snow-capped mountains, sapphire lakes and alpine scenery are a complete contrast to the scorched plains and arid deserts of its neighbours, and one of the most rewarding ways to explore is on a hike through the Ala Archa National Park.
Other things to do include a city tour of Bishkek, the nation’s capital, where you can visit the state museum to learn about Stalinist history, or a visit to the highly traditional Jeti Oghuz valley, just 30 minutes outside the city, where you can experience local life with a stay in a traditional yurt.
Ideas for experiencing Kyrgyzstan
Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Kyrgyzstan, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.