Top 5 places to visit in May

what places to visit in May in Kyrgyzstan

Top 5 places to visit in May

May is already quite warm month for travels. The temperature during the day in about +20 degrees. You can visit nearest gorges (one-day trips) or enjoy multi-day trips. Here's what we recommend...

Best places to visit in May in Kyrgyzstan:


1. Sary-Chelek. The biosphere reserve is located at the altitude of 1900 m above the sea level. There are several mountain lakes on the territory of the reserve. Lake Sary-Chelek is the second deepest lake in Kyrgyzstan. About 157 species of birds and about 40 species of mammals live on the territory of the reserve.

More than 1000 plant species can be found here. Trees, mountain tulips, and peonies bloom here in May. And it is the best period to visit Sary-Chelek in spring. There is incredible beauty here, and the mountain slopes are covered with the bright flowers.

Trip to Sary-Chelek lake (3 days)



2. Poppy fieldsYou can enjoy beautiful views of red fields and snowwhite peaks of the mountains. You can find poppy fields near Bishkek and in the foothills. You should see it with your own eyes.


Art-tour to poppy fields 

One day on the poppy field (photo session + painting)



3. Issyk-Kul lake. It is possible to visit lake Issyk-Kull all the year round. Comfortable hotels and guest houses, hot springs. During the way, you can visit gorges, mountains, lakes, waterfalls and canyons. Kayaking on the lake is also possible. 

Trip around Issyk-Kul lake


4. The nearest gorges to Bishkek. One day trips for hiking, picnic or restaurant:

- Ala-Archa (Ak-Sai waterfall, Ratseka Hut)

- Alamedin gorge (waterfall)

- Konorchek (canyons)

- Kegety (lake, waterfall)

- Issyk-Ata (waterfall and hot springs)

- Burana Tower (historical complex)

- Hawaii Recreation Center (cafe)

- Trout farms (fishing, cafe)


One-day excursions in Kyrgyzstan 



5. Extreme vacation (rafting, paragliding). In May, the rafting and paragliding season already starts. It is better to book in advance.


The air temperature is lower in the mountains than in the city. Please bring warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Also, don't forget to wear closed clothing and use a tick repellant. Check yourself regularly for ticks. And be careful in the mountains. We wish everyone to have an active holidays.


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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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