Kyrgyzstan travel

Giant marmots. Ancient walnut forests. Sunken palaces. Kyrgyzstan travel won’t just introduce you to the Kyrgyz. It’s a cultural melting pot of Uyghyr, Tajik, Chinese, Uzbek, Tatar and Russian culture.

That’s no surprise, given Kyrgyzstan’s vibrant Silk Road past. Silk, jewels and spices have flowed through these lands since the conquests of Alexander the Great. Today, shepherd’s chests and ak kalpak hats are bartered over in the bazaars of Bishkek, the country’s capital.

Trade routes might change over time, but mountain ranges don’t stray an inch. The Tien-Shan and Pamirs cascade across the country and stoke the souls of those that visit them. Nestled within their nooks, crannies and hidden pockets, true adventurers can discover Buddhist petroglyphs and lost cities.

Oh, and here’s the best bit: you won’t be needing a Visa.

Things to do in Kyrgyzstan

Try Kymiz. Fermented mare’s milk is a delicacy in these parts. We can’t guarantee that you’ll be drinking it in your tea for the rest of your life, but it sure is a story to share with the grandkids.

Explore a real-life Atlantis. Yep, you read that right. Kyrgyzstan is home to Issyk-Kul, the second largest Alpine lake in the world. Submerged underneath its depths, archaeologists have found a lot of remains. Rumour has it that this was a city built by the raging conqueror Tamerlane, and that Genghis – his Mongol compatriot – was buried on the shore nearby.

Walk Bishkek’s leafy boulevards. Brutalist through and through, Bishkek is rooted in raw concrete. But soviet influences are balanced out by the city’s luscious green spaces, which cover the city from top to bottom. Our directors Marley and Antonia lived here for a while and loved its buzz (and its breweries).

Embark on a Silk Road tour

When we say that we’re specialists in Kyrgyzstan, we really mean it. Our experience of the country means that we know the places and people that embody its soul.

Whether you want to embark on a Kyrgyzstan trekking tour – or take on the country by motorcycle, four-by-four or bike – we can craft an experience for you. Why not get in touch?

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Kyrgyzstan Tours