Kyrgyzstan is a country that everyone should visit. Breathtaking nature, incredible mountains and lakes, hospitable people and delicious cuisine will make your trip in Kyrgyzstan truly unforgettable.
How long should you plan for your trip around Kyrgyzstan? Two weeks in Kyrgyzstan is a good duration for your first visit. This period of time will allow you to visit both the north and the south of the country and get the most profound impressions.
How to build the best itinerary? Our 14-day trip around Kyrgyzstan “Incredible Kyrgyzstan“ has collected the main highlights, during which you will get acquainted with the natural beauties of the country, with its cultural attractions, including the monuments of the Great Silk Road, with different ethnic groups, plunge into the nomadic lifestyle and sleep in yurts.
The tour starts in Bishkek, moving towards the south. One of the first stops will be Arslanbob, a unique hazelnut forest, which, according to legend, was visited by Alexander the Great and took with him Kyrgyz nuts, which later became known to the world as “Greek walnuts”.
During this trip, you will clearly notice the difference between the people of the south and the north, for example, that the southerners are more religious, traditional and always cheerful. In the south, Uzbek speech can be heard almost everywhere in addition to Kyrgyz and Russian.
Driving along the mountain pass that connects south and north, more precisely from Arslanbob to Kazarman, you will admire incredible views and ever-changing landscapes.
One of the highlights of the trip is the lake Son-Kul, located at an altitude of 3016 meters. Here you have a unique opportunity to sleep in a yurt, experience the nomadic lifestyle and ride horses.
A visit to the Tash Rabat caravanserai, the heritage of the Great Silk Road, will be fascinating, where you will plunge into the atmosphere of those times and pictures from the distant past will come to life before you.
Further, the route leads you along Lake Issyk-Kul, which is considered one of the largest mountain lakes in the world. You will visit both the southern and northern shores of Issyk-Kul, which are different from each other. You will see Skazka canyons, Barskoon and Dzhety-Oguz gorges. Before returning to Bishkek, you will have a wonderful day in Cholpon Ata with the best beaches and sun. Swimming in the Issyk-Kul lake is a pleasure, because the water in it is crystal clear and warm.
This 14-day tour of Kyrgyzstan was designed in such a way that during this period of time you get acquainted with the peculiarities of the culture and landscape of the many-sided Kyrgyzstan, see big cities like Bishkek, Karakol, Cholpon Ata, plunge into the rural lifestyle, feel like a real nomad, make Digital detox, because during the nights in the yurt on Son Kul and Tash Rabat you will be alone with nature and forget about the phone. And we will help you make the best trip in Kyrgyzstan.