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from how to prepare yourself to the best places to visit, top things to do, travel itineraries and plenty of more practical travel info!

 

Scroll down to find all our posts about Kyrgyzstan (we've got many!) or just keep reading for a handy overview. 

 

 

The Kyrgyz Republic – or simply Kyrgyzstan –  is a small landlocked country in Central Asia.The country is defined by the beautiful Tien Shan mountain range which occupies 90% of the country, lush valleys and hundreds of crystal-clear alpine lakes.

 

Kyrgyzstan is a land of nomads who still strongly value their centuries-old nomadic traditions. If you like being in the wilderness and you’re interested in learning more about the nomadic lifestyle in Central Asia, then you’ll have to travel to Kyrgyzstan!

 

It’s one of the few off-the-beaten-path countries where you can still get a taste of the authentic nomadic culture!

 

 

General Info about Kyrgyzstan

  • Capital: Bishkek
  • International airports: Bishkek airport, also called Manas (FRU), and Osh airport (OSS)
  • Currency: Kyrgyzstani Som (KGS)
  • Official Languages: Kyrgyz and Russian
  • Main religion: Islam (86%)

 

Everything you need to know before you travel to Kyrgyzstan

 

We have some very handy and comprehensive posts that you should check out if you want to prepare yourself well for your trip to Kyrgyzstan.

 

For information about the visa, how to get to Kyrgyzstan, the best time to visit, how to get around the country by public transportation, where to stay,... read:

 

To know how much money you need when you travel to Kyrgyzstan and to calculate your budget:

 

Are you wondering what you need to pack for your trip to Kyrgyzstan? Read:

 

If you'd like to go on a hitchhiking adventure in Kyrgyzstan, first read:

 

We also recommend you read a bit more about our safety tips for Kyrgyzstan:

 

Are you planning to travel overland between the Central Asian countries? Then these following guides will come in handy:

 

 

Plan your Trip - Where to go in Kyrgyzstan

 

Here's an overview of our guides and posts that will help you plan your trip to Kyrgyzstan.

 

Where to go in Kyrgyzstan:

 

Discover Kyrgyzstan's capital city Bishkek:

 

One week itinerary for Kyrgyzstan:

 

 

Plan your Trip - Top Things to do in Kyrgyzstan

 

Kyrgyzstan is a country that has so much to offer when it comes to culture, nature and adventure!

 

Stay in the yurt camp of the semi-nomads, drink horsemilk, learn how to build a yurt, see the Eagle Hunters in action, discover the country on horseback, camp in remote valleys, make multiple day-treks in the magnificent mountains,... This list can go on and on!

 

Here's a complete overview of the top things to do in Kyrgyzstan:

 

Hiking & Trekking in Kyrgyzstan:

 

Horeseback riding in Kyrgyzstan:

 

Cultural activities:

 

 

- All Posts about Traveling in Kyrgyzstan -

 

28 Top Things to Do in Kyrgyzstan – culture, nature and sights

28 Top Things to Do in Kyrgyzstan – culture, nature and sights

The Ultimate Packing List for Trekking in Kyrgyzstan + What you need to know before you go hiking

The Ultimate Packing List for Trekking in Kyrgyzstan + What you need to know before you go hiking

Things to do around Bishkek: 8 great day trips and hikes

Things to do around Bishkek: 8 great day trips and hikes

How to get from Almaty to Bishkek – Crossing the Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan border

How to get from Almaty to Bishkek – Crossing the Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan border

How to get from Bishkek to Almaty : crossing the Kyrgyzstan – Kazakhstan border.

How to get from Bishkek to Almaty : crossing the Kyrgyzstan – Kazakhstan border.

Celebrating Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan

Celebrating Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan

The Ultimate Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide – All you need to know about Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan

The Ultimate Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide – All you need to know about Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan

Ready Steady Goat! An insight into Kok Boru (Dead Goat Polo), the unusual National Sport of Kyrgyzstan

Ready Steady Goat! An insight into Kok Boru (Dead Goat Polo), the unusual National Sport of Kyrgyzstan

Eagle Hunting – About the ancient tradition and where to visit the Eagle Hunters in Kyrgyzstan

Eagle Hunting – About the ancient tradition and where to visit the Eagle Hunters in Kyrgyzstan

Burana Tower and the Lost City of Balasagun in Kyrgyzstan – a photo-essay

Burana Tower and the Lost City of Balasagun in Kyrgyzstan – a photo-essay

The pleasant and unpleasant surprises of hitchhiking in Kyrgyzstan

The pleasant and unpleasant surprises of hitchhiking in Kyrgyzstan

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