Kyrgyz facts

Kyrgyzstan is mountainous country situated in Central Asia with population about 6 million people and an area of 198.500 km2. Its neighboring countries are Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tadjikistan to the south and China to its East and South-East. The former Republic of the Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan became independent in the year 1991 and since then is a democratic Presidential Republic. Bishkek, formerly called Frunze , is the capital with about 1 million inhabitants.
Longitude
Bishkek - 74( East (Similar to New Delhi).

Latitude
Bishkek - 42( North Similar to Istanbul, Madrid, New York.

Elevation
Highest - 7437 m - Peak Pobeda
Lowest - 401 m - The Laikal district in the Ferghana Valley
Average - 2750 m
Bishkek - 750 m
93% of Kyrgyzstan higher than 1500 m above sea level, and 41% above 3000m.

Area
198,500 sq. km (76641 sq. miles)
Similar to England and roughly equal to the combined areas of Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
925 km East-West: 453 km North-South
The total length of Kyrgyzstan's borders is 4508 km.

Neighbouring Countries
China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan.

Population
5 million
density - 24 per sq. km    
38% - urban, 62% - rural
51% - female, 49% - male
Approximately one sixth of the population lives in Bishkek.
The Kyrgyz make up just over 50% of the population - of the over 70 other nationalities the major ones are:     
The Russians (17%), Uzbeks (13%), Ukrainians, Germans and Tartars.
40% of the population is under 14 years old and 8% of the population is over 60 years old
Shortly after Independence there was large-scale emigration of ethic Russians and Germans in response to the decline of industrial job opportunities and growing Kyrgyz nationalism.

Religion
Muslim (Sunni), and Russian Orthodox.

Languages
State - Kyrgyz.  Official - Russian, (In common use especially in the capital and Northern region).

Life Expectancy
In 1995: Male: 63.9 - Female: 72.6

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 1

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 13 days

Places to visit:
Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake - Arslan bob - Jalal Abad - Osh city - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village -Konorchek canyons - Chon Kemin - Burana Tower - Bishkek 

You are welcome in the country of contrasts. We want to present you a perfect tour for tourists who are fond of nature. We made a special tour that goes to the south of Kyrgyzstan and then to the north part. During this tour you will see our famous lakes Sary Chelek and Son Kul. Only here you will be able to feel the life of nomads staying for nights in yurt (Kyrgyz national dwelling.) Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 2

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 7 days

Places to visit: Torugart  - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul  - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek

This tour is for people who have transit from Chinese-Kyrgyz border on Torugart pass and then to Bishkek city. Traveling during this trip you will be able to feel a complete relaxation far from civilization and busy world you will see ancient caravansary Tash Rabat which from Kyrgyz translated as Stone castle. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 3

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Tamga - Bokonbaiva - Kochkorka - Son Kul - Bishkek 

This tour gives you the good chance to discover the magnificent land of Kyrgyzstan, the land of contrasts located in the very heart of Central Asia. You will be amazed by our gorgeous nature celestial mountains and magnificent lakes .The whole tour goes along the Great Silk Road passing through the Tian Shan Massif. You will visit the world's second largest alpine lake Issyk-Kul, as well as the picturesque Son Kul Lake, situated on a high plateau in the centre of Kyrgyzstan (3013m. above sea level). You will see many traditions of nomads which our people managed to reserve up today. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 4

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 13 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chong Kemin - Son Kul Lake - At Bashi - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek

If you want to see something different you should not hesitate and to visit our beautiful country because here you will see many places of interest including ancient Burana Tower, the second largest lake in the world Issyk-Kul; also our tour includes visiting of the ancient Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone Castle), primeval stone inscriptions, churches, mosques. Kyrgyzstan is the place of untouched nature and deep traditions. You will see how people can leave in modern world keeping traditions of centuries. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 5

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Arslan bob - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village - Burana Tower - Bishkek 

This wonderful tour will go along north and south of Kyrgyzstan. It includes the most known highlights of Kyrgyzstan that attract so many people. You will see our celestial mountains, alpine lakes and ancient architecture. It will be unforgettable time during which you will be able to see Kyrgyzstan from the new side. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 6

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 5 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana Tower - Cholpon Ata - Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Tamga 

This tour is dedicated to visiting of most significant historical and geographical places of Kyrgyzstan.  You will visit Burana tower that was built in 11 century; also you will see the pearl of Kyrgyzstan - Issik Kul Lake. It is the second largest mountain lake in the world and the favorite place of our people. Also we are going to show you ancient petrogliphs that are dated to the 8 century B.C. And many others interesting places! Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 7

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Son Kul Lake - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Karakol - Bishkek 

During this trip you will travel along the largest lakes in Kyrgyzstan. First of all you will visit the biggest lake Issyk Kul that is surrounded by mountains. Afterwards you will visit our famous Son Kul Lake that is situated on the altitude of 3013 m. a. s. l. You will sleep in yurts as nomads had been doing for many centuries and it will be a great chance to find out more about Kyrgyz life!!! Read the tour...
 

Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 01

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 8 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Kayindi village - Keuk-Ayrik pass - Chon Sary Oi village - Tamchi village - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Jalpak pass - Bishkek city

People from all over the world come to Kyrgyzstan to enjoy its nature. Biking tours are very popular in Kyrgyz Republic. 93% of our country represents mountainous landscape. That is why you can visit so many unbelievable gorges during your biking tour. Your adventure will comprise also the visiting of the most famous places in the republic. You will also have a great opportunity to make the acquaintance of the genuine nomads and to see their nomadic way of lifestyle. Read the tour...



Kyrgyzstan biking : Tour 02

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 12 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town - Son Kul Lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass - Toluk village - Toktogul village - Bishkek City

In Kyrgyzstan cycling is very popular among the travelers. They come in Kyrgyz Republic to have biking along our beautiful gorges and to find out more about the nomadic way of lifestyle. You will see different landscapes of Kyrgyzstan during one bike tour. You will be surprised that the views change so fast. Lots of people, who are fond of biking, arrive in our republic, and all of them want to come back here one more time.  Read the tour...



Kyrgyzstan biking : Tour 03

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 11 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Dzhylangach river - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Son Kul lake - Bishkek city

The fans of biking tours, Kyrgyz Republic is waiting for you! Kyrgyzstan is famous for mountain biking tours! You also can take an opportunity to travel there. There is a bike tour that you will like without doubt. This tour concludes the most famous Kyrgyz mountain roads. You will be biking along Mountain Rivers and gorges to see our untouched nature and remarkable landscapes.  Read the tour...



Kyrgyzstan biking : Tour 04

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 10 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass - Toluk village - Toktogul village - Bishkek city

If you want to explore really wild places, we want to present you a biking tour that takes place in the mountains of celestial Kyrgyz Republic. It is an ideal opportunity to feel the nature, because you will ride your bike in places that are so distant from civilization. The way will be passing through untouched mountain gorges where it is still possible to meet genuine nomads. You will see yurts - nomadic felt dwellings, on the way. The owners of these mountain houses will invite you for a cup of tea or kymis (traditional Kyrgyz drink). Read the tour...



Kyrgyzstan biking : Tour 05

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 10 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Tamchi village - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Jalpak pass - Dzhylangach river - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town - Bishkek city

People from all over the world come to Kyrgyzstan to enjoy its nature. Biking tours are very popular in Kyrgyz Republic. 93% of our country represents mountainous landscape. That is why you can visit so many unbelievable gorges during your biking tour. Your adventure will comprise also the visiting of the most famous places in the republic. You will also have a great opportunity to make the acquaintance of the genuine nomads and to see their nomadic way of lifestyle.  Read the tour...



Kyrgyzstan biking : Tour 06

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 10 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Son Kul Lake - Kyzyl Korgon Canyon - Kyrk-Kyz Pass - Ter Jailak Pass - Toluk Village - Toktogul Village - Bishkek City

In Kyrgyz Republic biking is very popular among the travelers, who come to Kyrgyzstan to have biking along our beautiful gorges and to find out more about nomads. During this bike tour you will visit different parts of Kyrgyz Republic that will surprise you with the views, which change kaleidoscopically. Car Rent is popular in Bishkek and find it on www.car-rent-kyrgyzstan.com. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 07

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 10 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Naryn town - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Son Kul lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Bishkek city

Explore really wild places in the heavenly mountains of Kyrgyzstan! We want to present you a biking tour, which routes will be along untouched mountain gorges where it is still possible to meet genuine nomads. It is a perfect chance to feel the nature, because you will cycle in places that are so far from the civilization. During your adventure you will see yurts - nomadic felt dwellings, which are very unique and their owners will invite you for a cup of tea or kymis (traditional Kyrgyz drink). Read the tour...

 

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