The capital of Kyrgyzstan and the largest city of the country

Bishkek constitutes a special administrative unit and is a city of republican significance. The old names are Pishpek, Frunze. Population - more than 1.3 million inhabitants (according to unofficial data). The city is located in the north of Kyrgyzstan, in the Chui valley, in the foothills of the Tien-Shan, 40 km north of the Kyrgyz ridge and 25 km from the border with Kazakhstan.

Bishkek is located in the center of the Chui valley at the foot of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too ridge at an altitude of 750 - 900 meters above sea level. By climatic conditions, Bishkek occupies the extreme southern position in the continental climate region of temperate latitudes. The monthly duration of sunshine is the largest in July — 322 hours, the shortest in December — 126 hours. The climate in Bishkek is sharply continental, with an average annual air temperature of + 10.2 ° C. The coldest month is January (-4 ° C), the warmest is July (+24.7 ° C). The average monthly relative humidity increases from 44% in June and July to 74% in March, the average annual - 60%. Ala-Archa, Alamedin and the Big Chui Canal (BCHK) rivers flow through the city.

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    Гид Николай Тотмянин на пике Ленина / Guide Nikolai Totmyanin on Lenin Peak

    Ascent to Lenin Peak without guide - From Bishkek to Bishkek

    Duration: 21 Day
    Season: Summer

    You will be met by our representative and taken to the hotel. Next day you will be picked up to the BC in Achik-Tash at the foot of Peak Lenin (3,600 m). peak Lenin is considered to be one of the most reachable seven-thousanders. The altitude is 7,134 meters and in order…

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    Джети-Огуз / Jeti Oguz

    Winter roads of Kyrgyzstan - Self-drive along the snow-covered Tien-Shan Mountains

    Duration: 8 Days
    Length: 1500+ км
    Season: Winter

    Are you a fan of extreme sports? Come for a winter self-drive tour in Kyrgyzstan. Amazing and breathtaking landscapes, mountain slopes, skis, hot springs, snowmobiles, horseback riding and much more is waiting for you on this tour. More than a thousand kilometers of snowy…

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    На леднике Иныльчек / On the Inylchek Glacier

    Trekking to Merzbacher lake - Trip to the heart of Tien Shan Mountains

    Duration: 13 Days
    Season: Summer

    Trekking to Merzbacher lake. You will visit the unique Lake Merzbacher, which disappears once a year, while many icebergs are left at its bottom, some of them reaches 20 meters in height. Passes, glacier crossing, rivers, lakes, majestic peaks, which fascinate with their…

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