Tours in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz tours focus a lot on nature and nomad culture and very justly so as Kyrgyzstan definitely delivers in this sphere. The mountains and alpine lakes together with the nomad culture in the summer pastures and the peculiar horse games in the rural areas are something very different. The best places, off the beaten path, often require some trekking and resilience to reach but will finally reward you many times over. Nevertheless, Kyrgyzstan also offers a lot for the ones looking more for leisure than overcoming yourself with jeep tours and sightseeing while enjoying the nights in the yurts or homestays. Fishing, bird watching and even hunting in Kyrgyzstan is also a must for the fans.
If the tours offered below do not meet your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will gladly organize a tailored tour for you in Kyrgyzstan or combine your Kyrgyz tour with the neighboring Stans.
COVID-19 Update: Kyrgyzstan is open for vaccinated travelers but the list of vaccinations approved is not yet ready. It is also possible to enter the country with a negative PCR test with the test done in less than 72 hours before entry to the country. Please note that the corona cases have increased in Kyrgyzstan in June and July due to the spread of the Indian variant of the virus. Updated 7.7.2021
Kyrgyzstan Nature tours
Kyrgyzstan Horseback tours
Kyrgyzstan culture tours
Kyrgyzstan hiking & Trekking tours
Kyrgyzstan moto and bike tours
Short tours from Bishkek
Frequently asked questions about travelling to Kyrgyzstan
The best times to visit are spring and autumn. The green spring season starts from the beginning of April until the beginning of June and the autumn season is at its best with the autumn colors in September. That being said, the high locations above 3000 meters, like Son Kul and Kel Suu for example, are best visited in June – August but it will be hot in the lower areas during July and August. The highest locations (3500+) are at their best in July-August.
Highlights of Kyrgyzstan are the mountains together with mountain valleys, rivers and especially the mountain lakes. The alive nomadic culture is obviously a big part of the Kyrgyzstan experience with yurts, horses and the herds of animals. The best region for lakes, waterfalls and high areas together with the nomad culture is the Naryn region that has sights like Son Kul, Shaar waterfall and Kel Suu. Issyk Kul region also offers tens of mountain valleys to explore and many peculiar sights to be discovered with the huge blueish mountain lake itself always by your side.
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Most of Kyrgyzstan is very safe but there are still a few areas around the country that could pose a risk to your safety. While there haven’t been widespread acts of violence since 2010 between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, local tensions still continue to exist over the recognition of the Kyrgyz/Uzbek borders even after the presidents of the countries have agreed on the land changes. Official land borders between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are still perfectly OK for foreigners to be used. Entering enclaves is mostly not possible for foreigners.
Recently the border tensions in Kyrgyzstan have focused on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border where there was a full out clash between the armies of the two countries in May 2021. The clash focused on the Batken area in South-West Kyrgyzstan near the Vorukh Tajik enclave and it is not recommended to visit this area at the moment. Land borders between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are closed at the moment.
Otherwise Kyrgyzstan is very safe and the most dangerous thing in the country is most likely the transportation as the driving culture leaves some room for improvement and the road conditions are not very good even though they have also rapidly improved in the past 5-10 years and continue to improve. Terror acts in Kyrgyzstan have been rare, the last one took place in 2016 when the Chinese embassy was targeted by a bomb truck in Bishkek.