10 reasons to visit Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of the countries where it is easiest to get a visa. More than 60 countries can visit Kyrgyzstan without a visa and stay in Kyrgyzstan for 60 days.

Kyrgyzstan is an amazing country in Central Asia, folk customs are very simple here, and residents of most regions still lead a nomadic lifestyle for almost a thousand years.
Large expanses of Kyrgyzstan and its small population can give a tourist a lot of impressions. Kyrgyzstan is famous for its large alpine lakes, whose height does not fall below 3000 meters, as well as for its numerous beautiful and difficult passes.

1. The country of growing medicine
Let’s build a fairer, healthier world. Now the topic of health has become quite popular. The COVID-19 pandemic has also made everyone in this world value their health even more. Each of us knows that there are a huge number of medicines to cure the flu or other diseases, but not everyone knows that it is possible to be cured not only with the help of pills. Kyrgyzstan is famous for a huge number of growing medicinal herbs. In the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, you can collect herbs such as: Thyme, Oregano, Yarrow, Tarragon, Motherwort, Mint, Matricaria chamomilla, Sage, etc.

2. Traditional famous kyrgyz meal

Kyrgyz honey, «besh barmak», «pilaf», «samsa», «manty», «nan», kurut», fruits and drinks such as «chalap», “kymys» will make any tourist remember Kyrgyzstan for a long time.

3. Fresh air and virgin nature in Kyrgyzstan

Mountains, gorges, magnificent passes, canyons, and valleys. Kyrgyzstan has a huge number of mesmerizing views that make you fall in love with this landscape. The world-famous Issyk Kul lake, also known as the “Pearl of Central Asia”, is located here. One of the interesting phenomena in the regions of Kyrgyzstan is, perhaps, the fact that you can meet grazing cattle almost anywhere, and, of course, see how a cow is milked.

4. Adventure tours in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a good place for fans of active sports like hiking, trekking, cycling, horse riding, because almost 90 percent of Kyrgyzstan is covered with mountains.

5. “Back to the past”

The Pamir Highway. The Great Silk Road. Caravanserai. Kyrgyzstan has a huge number of ancient petroglyphs of great archaeological value, some of which date back to the Late Bronze Age, around 1500 BC, and most of them date back to the period from the 1st to the 8th century AD.

6. Nomadic lifestyle

Despite the fact that the Kyrgyz were considered a nomadic people 100 years ago, nowadays half of the population also lead a nomadic lifestyle. Every summer most of the population will go to «Jailoo», where they get to stay in the «yurt» and enjoy «kymys».

7. Vacation without social media

Many people nowadays spend most of their time on the Internet and on social media. Your stay in the Kyrgyz Mountain will quickly solve this problem. Since you won’t be able to use the internet, your only reason to take out your phone is to take pictures of the landscape and your friends.

8. Culture of nationalities in Kyrgyzstan – history, people, clothing

Kyrgyzstan is considered a multi-ethnic country, in Kyrgyzstan you will have more opportunities to learn about the customs and traditions of other nationalities.

9. Hospitality in Kyrgyzstan

The people in Kyrgyzstan are very hospitable, don’t be surprised if at the first meeting you were invited to visit someone’s home, because this is the whole aesthetics of the Kyrgyz people.

10. Convenient movement

In Kyrgyzstan, you do not need to look for a taxi, because here the taxi drivers are looking for you, the tourist only needs to get to the station. One of the most important is that there is no timetable for public transport in Kyrgyzstan.