Travel to Kyrgyzstan in 2023

10 reasons to visit Kyrgyzstan

Travel to Kyrgyzstan in 2023

It's almost the middle of summer and you still haven't decided where to spend your vacation? Here are the ten reasons why you should travel to Kyrgyzstan:

1. Natural beauty: Kyrgyzstan is renowned for its stunning mountains, lakes, and picturesque landscapes. You can enjoy the views of Ala-Archa, Son-Kul, Kel-Suu, Issyk-Kul and many other magnificent places.

2. Mountain trekking: If you love adventure and active holidays, Kyrgyzstan is the perfect destination for mountain trekking. You can explore numerous trekking routes of varying difficulty, including the famous trekking routes to the Base Camp of Lenin Peak and Khan-Tengri.

3. Nomads and culture: Meeting the nomads who still preserve their unique culture and traditions is truly an unforgettable experience. You can stay in yurts and get acquainted with the hospitality of the local people.

4. Historical landmarks: Kyrgyzstan has a rich history, and you can see various historical landmarks such as the city of Bishkek with its modern and Soviet architectural attractions, historical monuments in Osh, and other places.

5. Cultural festivals: Throughout the year, Kyrgyzstan hosts various cultural festivals where you can learn more about folk music, dances, crafts, and cuisine of this amazing country.

6. Horseback riding: Kyrgyzstan is known for its horses and rich equestrian culture. You can try horseback riding or even embark on a horse trek to explore the beauty of Kyrgyz mountains.

7. Water sports: Kyrgyzstan's lakes, such as Issyk-Kul and Son-Kul, offer excellent opportunities for water sports like kayaking, windsurfing, or simply relaxing by the lake. You can also try rafting on a mountain river.

8. Hospitality: Kyrgyzstan is renowned for its hospitality and friendliness of the local people. You will meet people who are eager to share their traditions and customs with you.

9. Local cuisine: Kyrgyz cuisine offers unique dishes that are worth trying. You can indulge in meat dishes like pilaf, manti, lagman and samsa and sample national beverages, including kumis—a Kyrgyz fermented mare's milk.

10. Photographic opportunities: Kyrgyzstan is a paradise for photographers. You can capture breathtaking mountain vistas, vibrant flowers in meadows, lakeside landscapes, and cultural events to preserve these memories for a lifetime.

We hope these reasons inspire you to embark on an incredible journey to Kyrgyzstan!

Evgenia Reis

Evgenia Reis

The author of travel stories in Kyrgyzstan, fully or partially built on her personal travel experience. Manager of Asia Mountains Company.

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