What places to visit in Kyrgyzstan in autumn

Autumn in Kyrgyzstan

What places to visit in Kyrgyzstan in autumn

Autumn in Kyrgyzstan is a splendid time for travel, allowing you to relish in the vibrant autumnal colors, mild climate, and diverse natural wonders. Kyrgyzstan in autumn unveils a mesmerizing spectacle of colors, picturesque landscapes and incredible adventures. This season brings about a moderate chill, golden hues of foliage, and the comforting warmth of sunrays, making it an ideal period to explore this unique country.

Here are a few places worth visiting during the autumn season:

  1. Issyk-Kul: The world's second-largest mountain lake. In autumn, the lake's shores transform into an array of yellow, orange, and red shades. You can drive the car or rent a bicycle to ride along the lake, enjoying magnificent views and fresh air. There are numerous incredible spots: gorges, lakes, waterfalls - all worth seeing firsthand around Issyk-Kul.

  2. Sary-Chelek: A unique biosphere reserve. Various hiking and horseback routes are possible here.

  3. Karakol and Surroundings: Explore Karakol town and its vicinity. Hot springs in the Altyn-Arashan valley, the high-altitude lake Alakol.

  4. Ala-Archa National Park: Located near Bishkek, this park is renowned for its mountainous landscapes, waterfalls, and lakes. The golden foliage and clean air make it exceptionally beautiful in autumn. Hiking and climbs of varying difficulty are possible here.

  5. One-day Trips: Konorchek Canyons, Alamedin Gorge, Issyk-Ata, Belogorka, Birch Grove.

  6. Son-Kul: Another splendid mountain lake surrounded by mountains. Autumn brings tranquility, allowing for serene walks along the shore and photographing breathtaking landscapes. At night, you'll witness a stunning starry sky and the Milky Way.

  7. Chon-Kemin: This national park offers diverse trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. You can enjoy an active vacation while marveling at the beauty of autumnal mountains.

  8. Osh and Surroundings: The city and its outskirts boast numerous historical and cultural attractions, including Suleiman Mountain, a sacred place for Muslims. The comfortable autumn climate is perfect for delving into the rich history of the region.

  9. Arslanbob: A vast walnut forest located in the Jalal-Abad region's mountains. Arslanbob is the world's largest walnut forest. Besides the forest, the area has other attractions, including several waterfalls: the Big Arslanbob Waterfall with a height of 80 meters and the Small Arslanbob Waterfall with a height of 35 meters. The reserve also houses several lakes, with Lake Kel-Mazar being considered sacred.

The choice of destination depends on your interests, whether it's an active vacation, natural beauty, or cultural and historical sites. Autumn is a time for various festivals and events celebrating Kyrgyzstan's cultural heritage. You'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in local traditions, savor the national cuisine, and explore artisan crafts. In any case, autumn in Kyrgyzstan will undoubtedly leave you with unforgettable memories.

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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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