Kyrgyzstan

KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL GUIDE

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What would become modern Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1876 and became an independent country with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It has the most liberal tourist visa policy in Central Asia and one of the more progressive post-Soviet governments in the region.

 

Kyrgyzstan is one of the friendliest, warmest and most hospitable countries in Central Asia. The Kyrgyz welcome you into their country and homes with true nomadic spirit: for the nomads living in the mountains, life has not really changed since the days of caravans trailing along the Silk Route.

 

Kyrgyzstan has been called The Land of the Tian Shan – Oasis on the Great Silk Route because of its importance as a trading post between Europe and Asia. Though the country is still struggling to find its feet after the break up of the Soviet Union, modern Kyrgyzstan has done much to promote tourism.

 

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KYRGYZSTAN QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Bishkek
  • Currency: Kyrgyz som (KGS)
  • Area: 198,500 km2
  • Population: 6,316 million (2018)
  • Language: Kyrgyz, Russian
  • Religion: Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5%
  • Electricity: 220V/50Hz, European plug
 

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KYRGYZSTAN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 7 January, Orthodox Christmas
  • 17 February, Independence Day
  • 9 April, Constitution Day
  • 1 May, International Labor Day
  • 9 May, Europe Day

Also, Easter Monday, Orthodox Easter Monday, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

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KYRGYZSTAN WEATHER SYNOPSIS

The climate in the Kyrgyz Republic is as varied as the country’s topography and can be classified into four major zones, each with distinctive characteristics. The valley-sub-mountain zone (from 900-1,200 m) experiences hot summers, snowless and temperate winters, and almost zero precipitation. The mountain zone (from 900–1,200 to 2,000–2,200 m) is characterised by a temperate climate, which has warm summers and cold, snowy winters. The high-mountain zone (from 2,000–2,200 to 3,000–3,500 m) is cooler in the summer and has relatively cold, snowless winters, with temperatures ranging from well below zero to 16°C. The nival belt zone (from 3,500 m and higher) has a polar climate and is covered by numerous snowfields and glaciers.

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KYRGYZSTAN TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SNOW SPORT IN KYRGYZSTAN

The snow season in Kyrgyzstan can start as early as November and last until April at the higher altitudes. The best months for skiing are January and February. Kyrgyzstan is a cheap skiing destination when compared to ski resorts in Western Europe.

HIKING & CYCLING IN KYRGYZSTAN

The best time for outdoor activities in Kyrgyzstan is from June to September. Most hiking trails are closed outside of these months.

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HEALTH RISKS IN KYRGYZSTAN

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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