Winter in Kyrgyzstan is magical! It’s time to see for yourself and make a trip to Kyrgyzstan in winter. After all, winter is no less a great time to visit Kyrgyzstan. Snowy slopes, abundance of snow, romantic landscapes will create all the conditions for your holiday in Kyrgyzstan to go off with a bang, no matter what kind of vacation you prefer – sports or cultural. We offer you options for winter holidays in Kyrgyzstan:
Lovers of outdoor activities are offered a large selection of ski resorts. On the territory of the Chui region and Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, there are a huge number of them, for example, Chunkurchak, Kashka-Suu, Orlovka, ZiL, Ak-Tash, Too-Ashuu and others. In the city of Karakol, Issyk-Kul region, there is one of the most popular ski bases in Kyrgyzstan “Karakol”, which is considered one of the best on the territory of the CIS countries. Skiing, snowboarding or freeriding – ski holidays in Kyrgyzstan are suitable for everyone: from beginners just to ski to professionals.
There are many thermal springs in Kyrgyzstan. Swimming in hot springs during a winter trip in Kyrgyzstan is a real fairy tale. This is one of the favorite types of recreation of the locals. After all, this is a great way to improve your health, relax and relax in nature. The hot springs Ak-Suu Kench, 18 km from the city of Karakol, or Keremet-Suu in the village of Chon-Oruktuu, also near Karakol, are very popular both among the local population and among tourists. Also, the Issyk-Ata sanatorium, located 70 km from Bishkek, has hot springs.
Kyrgyzstan and horses are inseparable from each other. During a trip in Kyrgyzstan, horseback riding will be one of the unforgettable experiences. Moreover, you can make a multi-day horseback riding tour in Kyrgyzstan in winter, for example, on the southern shore of Issyk-Kul or to Lake Son-Kul, or be content with a two-hour horse ride, for example, in Chon-Kemin.
Wonder of the South shore
The southern shore of Issyk-Kul is no less beautiful in winter. Jety-Oguz gorges, Barskoon, Skazka canyon will delight you with their landscapes. Take an easy hike, enjoy the fresh air and take cool photos.
Bishkek – beauty is around us
Not far from Bishkek there are places of incredible beauty, such as the Ala-Archa gorge, Kegety, Alamedin, Burana tower. The abundance of snow, snowy mountain peaks, the sound of the river will give you the feeling of a fairy tale. You can also enjoy your lunch outdoors.
The cuisine of Kyrgyzstan will delight you no less than its pristine nature. It is as diverse as the country itself, so you can try all kinds of delicious. Tasty food will warm you like the sun when travelling in Kyrgyzstan in winter. Book dinner with a Dungan or Uyghur family, eat with a local family during your stay at a guesthouse, visit the local market and buy a flatbread – a culinary tour in Kyrgyzstan is worth it.