Nimble nomads, mighty mountains, and bountiful bread in Kyrgyzstan!

Kyrgyzstan is known for its stunning natural beauty, with towering peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and lush valleys. It offers a unique blend of nomadic culture, ancient history, and traditional yurts alongside Soviet-era architecture.

You can explore the capital city of Bishkek, go trekking in the rugged Tian Shan mountains, visit ancient Silk Road cities, or experience traditional Kyrgyz hospitality through homestays.

Backpacking profile

PricesVery cheap
Does Revolut work?Yes
Cash or card?Cash
Public transportBelow average
AccommodationHostels, hotels, homestays, yurt camps
Other backpackersFew
Days needed10-15
Best time to travelMay, June, September, October
Locals speaking EnglishVery few
Main languagesKyrgyz, Russian

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