Perched between two of the greatest deserts on Earth, remote and mountainous Kyrgyzstan glows in lush contrast to its dusty neighbors. Highlights include its leafy capital, Bishkek, which makes a pleasant entry or exit point and the great inland sea and renowned beauty spot of Lake Issyk-Kul.
13 hours upwards dependent on airline (New York to Bishkek)
Suggested itineraries for Kyrgyzstan
These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to Kyrgyzstan could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Our expert guides to traveling in Kyrgyzstan
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Kyrgyzstan. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Kyrgyzstan at its best.
My travels along the Silk Route
Travel specialist Nick documented his journey along the ancient Silk Route, taking in the cultures and landscapes of China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, from the Gobi Desert to the beautiful mosaic buildings of Samarkand’s Registan Square.
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