Nothing describes Kyrgyzstan more than the mountains! At 97% mountainous regions, it’s what controls life in this landlocked gem.

Towering peaks, crystal-clear lakes, lush valleys….

Nomadic culture, silk-road history, traditional yurts, Soviet-era architecture…

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

Backpacking profile

PricesVery cheap
Does Revolut work?Yes
ATM with no feesCommercial Bank (+others)
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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