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Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous Central Asian country bordering on Kazakhstan on the north, Uzbekistan on the west, Tadjikistan on the south and China on its East and South-East. Kyrgyzstan became independent from the USSR in 1991 and since then it is considered to be a democratic Parliamentary Republic. The country's population can make about 6 million inhabitants and occupies an area of 198.500 km2   and  Bishkek, (formerly named Frunze), is a capital city with more that 1 million inhabitants.

Longitude
Bishkek - 74 (East that is similar to New Delhi).

Latitude
Bishkek - 42 (North that is similar to Istanbul, Madrid, New York.

Elevation
Highest point is spotted at Victory Peak (7437 m)
Lowest point is the Laikal district in the Ferghana Valley (401 m)
Average  is 2750 m
Bishkek is at 750 m
93% of the territory of Kyrgyzstan is higher than 1500 meters, and 41%- above 3000m.

Area
The total area of Kyrgyzstan is 198,500 sq. km (76641 sq. miles)
it can be similar to England and can be similar to Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Length from East to West is 925 km and from North to South- 453 km
The total length of Kyrgyzstan's borders reaches to 4508 km.

Neighboring Countries
are China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.

Population
over five million people
density 24 per sq. km    
38% making urban, 62% - rural
51% - female, 49% - male
Almost every sixth of the population lives in Bishkek.
Over 50% of the population makes ethnic Kyrgyz people among the other 70 nationalities. The main ones are:     

 17% of the population are ethnic Russians, 13% are Uzbeks, Ukrainians, Germans and Tartars.
40% of the population is under 14 years old and 8% is over 60 years old.
As soon as Kyrgyzstan received its independence there was an extensive emigration of ethnic Russians and Germans in response to the increasing number of unemployed and Kyrgyz nationalism.

Religion (Kyrgyzstan does not have a state religion but most practiced religions include Islam (of Sunni branch), and Russian Orthodox.

Languages
The Kyrgyz language has a status of a state language. The official is Russian (in common use especially in Bishkek area).

Life Expectancy
According to the statistics done in 1995: men live at average to 63.9 while women up to 72.6

Parliament:
The Kyrgyz Parliament ("Jogorku Kenesh") is characterized by a single chamber of 120 members.
(Since Kyrgyzstan received its independence the formation of the Jogorku Kenesh was changed few times - sometime with a single chamber and at other times with two chambers: the Legislative Assembly (Lower House, 60 members) and the Assembly of People's Representatives (Upper House, 45 members))
Parliament is elected every 5 years.

National symbols
include National Flag and Emblem.

Administrative structure:
The country is divided into 8 administrative districts and seven regions (called "oblasts"):
Chu Oblast,
Issyk-Kul Oblast,
Talas Oblast,
Naryn Oblast,
Osh Oblast,
Djalal-Abad Oblast,
Batken Oblast,
with the capital city of Bishkek.
The oblasts are divided into 39 counties (called rayons). Bishkek has 4 counties. Therefore rayons consist of 429 local communities (Ail okmotu).

Membership of international organizations:
United Nations (and its specialized agencies such as UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNHCR), IOM, WHO, FAO, ILO; CIS, GIS, Central Asian Economic Community, ECO, World Bank, IMF, EBRD, IDB, ICAO, OECD, OSCE, Intelsat, WTO - World Trade Organization, WTO World Tourism Organization, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
 
 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 1

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 7 days

Places to visit: Torugart Pass - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Bishkek City - Ala Archa Gorge - Bishkek 

We would like to offer this tour for people who have transit from Chinese - Kyrgyz border (Torugart Pass) and then to Bishkek city. During this trip you will have a possibility to live far from civilization, in the remote tranquil places. This tour offers you to see the famous caravanserai of Tash Rabat that is partly built inside the mountain, as well as to have time to relax in the calm atmosphere of Son Kul Lake. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 2

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 5 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana Tower - Cholpon Ata - Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Tamga 

Our travel company offers you to visit the most celebrated places of interest in Kyrgyzstan. You will visit Burana Minaret that was built at the end of the 11th century; also you will see Issik Kul Lake - the treasure of Kyrgyz republic. Issyk - Kul is the second largest mountain lake in the world after the Lake Titicaca in South America. Beside that we are going to show you 8 century B.C petroglyphs. And some other sightseeing! Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 3

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 13 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake - Arslan bob - Jalal Abad - Osh city - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village -Konorchek canyons - Chon Kemin - Burana Tower - Bishkek 

Welcome to Kyrgyzstan - the country of the Celestial mountains, marvelous lakes and enchantingly beautiful nature! We would like to offer a perfect tour for those travelers and tourists who adore nature. This tour was specially developed. It includes the visiting of the southern and northern parts of Kyrgyz Republic. During this adventure you will visit one of the greatest walnut forests in the world and see famous lakes Sary Chelek and Son Kul. You will spend the nights not only in guesthouses and hotels but also in yurts - traditional dwellings of the nomads. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 4

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Arslan bob - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village - Burana Tower - Bishkek 

This wonderful will give you the opportunity to visit north and south of Kyrgyz Republic. This adventure comprises the most outstanding tourist attractions of Kyrgyzstan that create a center of attention for many people. You will see the heavenly mountains, alpine lakes and middle century architecture. It is a great chance to live in the nomadic conditions and to familiarize with striking nomadic culture. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 5

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol - Tamga - Bokonbaiva - Kochkorka - Son Kul - Bishkek 

This tour offers you to be taken back to the time of nomadic life, the great opportunity to discover the celestial mountains magnificent land that is found in Central Asia. During this trip you will enjoy the untouched places wild nature and remarkable ancient highlights. The whole tour is passing through the impressive Tian Shan massif, goes along the Great Silk Way.  You will visit Son Kul Lake, situated on a high plateau in the centre of Kyrgyzstan (3013m. above sea level), as well as the picturesque the world's second largest alpine lake Issyk-Kul. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 6

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Son Kul Lake - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Karakol - Bishkek 

During this tour you will see our celestial mountains and two the most famous lake in Kyrgyzstan. You will sleeps in yurts as nomads do for many centuries. It is a great possibility to familiarize with the Kyrgyz nomadic way of lifestyle. During this excellent trip you will see the 2nd biggest mountain lake in the world -  Issyk Kul that is surrounded by mountains. After that you will visit well-known Son Kul Lake that is situated on the altitude of 3016 meters above sea level. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 7

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 13 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chong Kemin - Son Kul Lake - At Bashi - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek 

You can't imagine how many places you are going to see!

During your adventure tour in Kyrgyzstan you will visit Burana Tower, which construction refers to the times of the Karakhanids; the second world's largest lake - Issyk-Kul; also it includes the visiting of  Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone Castle) in Naryn Region; prehistoric carvings on the stones, mosques, churches and many others places that will attract your attention. Kyrgyzstan is the place of highly respected traditions and untouched nature. You will discover more about the nomadic culture, taste national dishes and staple drink kymis - fermented mares milk.  Some experienced travelers say « You have not seen the world if you haven't seen Central Asia!" Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 01

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 13 days

Places to visit: Bishkek City - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga - Barskoon gorge - Dunguromo Pass - Dugurotmo gorge - Chokolu Lake - Zauka Pass - Dzukuu gorge - Ashu Kashka Suu gorge - Ashu Tor Pass - Jukuchak gorge - Orto Bulak Pass - Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge - Jili Suu - Kok Dzhayyk Pass - Jeti Oguz gorge - Karakol town - Kochkor village - Bishkek City

This trip will comprise trek among beautiful gorges, mountains and celestial lakes in a wild nature. Believe us this tour is right for you! It is an unforgettable expedition where you experience the traditional nomad's life while hiking along our heavenly mountains, you will not only see different kinds of mountains, but also the world's 2nd largest alpine Lake Issyk Kul! Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 02

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 11 days
 
Places to visit:
Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Chon Sary Oi village - Orto-Koi Suu gorge - Kok-Airik Pass - Orto-Koi Suu River - Koi Suu River - Chon Kemin River - Djaman Suu River - Kara  Korum Pass - Kel Tor gorge - Kel Tor gorge - Kolkogur Lake - Kel Tor Pass (3490 m) - Kel Tor sourth gorge - Tamchi village - Bishkek

There is a great chance to feel the freedom of mind if you are tired of civilization. We will organize for you a trekking tour to admire untouched nature of mountainous Kyrgyzstan, and to visit numerous lakes of pure sparkling water. During the trip you will find out about Kyrgyz traditions, customs and culture, because the Kyrgyz being nomads for thousand years managed to keep all their amazing traditions and customs till now days. Wild and stern! Great nomadic style trip, unforgettable experience! Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 03

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 11 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga - Jukku gorge - pass Jukku - Ak-Shirak - Gorge Ashu-Tor - Gorge Chon-Kyzyl-Suu - Bishkek

Are you looking for new positive impressions and bright souvenirs? You will absolutely not find such a magnificent and beautiful place as Kyrgyzstan! Kyrgyzstan is a perfect place for trekking over incredible mountains and through unforgettable gorges. There is the second largest mountainous lake in the world Issyk-Kul on the way. You will experience the nomadic style of life far away from the hectic of busy and stuffy cities. You will simply LOVE the way this tour has been organized. This tour is for people who want to discover the land of nomads. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 04

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Chong Kyzyl Suu - Gorge Jukuchak - Pass Jukka - Chokoli Lakes - Syrthe Ak-Shirak - gorge Barskaun - Bishkek

All of us were children and had our particular dreams. If your dream was to roam somewhere in wild nature, among gorges, mountains and alpine lakes, this tour is right for you. You are about to find the blissfully quiet place in our busy world. You were looking for a wonderful land of Kyrgyzstan. It is a memorable tour where you will not only see different kinds of mountains and the world's second largest celestial lake, but also get a taste of the traditional nomad's life while hiking along the Great Silk Road! Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 05

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 11 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Jukku gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu - Djeti Oguz - Oguz Bashi - Issyk Kul - Bishkek city

We wish for presenting you an ideal tour for travelers who are fond of nature. We made a individual trekking tour that will take place on the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. During this tour you will see our famous lake and real nomads. You will sleep not only in guesthouses but also in yurts - nomadic portable house made of timber and felt mats. Welcome to our Celestial Kyrgyzstan! Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 06

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 7 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Karakol - Mokraya Polyana - Eastern Irdik Lake - Western Irdik Lake - Karakol - Kochkor - Bishkek 

Kyrgyzstan is a unique country lying in the heart of the Tian-Shan Mountains. It is a realm of bright contrasts that offers multitude of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, evergreen meadows, hot and sandy deserts, blue sparkling lakes, snowy tops of the mountains, fast torrents, an great quantity of wild life that includes lots of rare and endangered species, places of historical and archeological importance that related to the Great Silk Road, the Kyrgyz people preserving their nice, but sometimes strange traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan "A second Switzerland of Central Asia". Our company will help you to explore Kyrgyzstan! Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 07

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 13 days

Places to visit:
Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga  -  Barskoon gorge - Barskoon Pass - Jashil Kol Lake - Arabel Suu valley - Chokolu Lake - Zauka Pass - Dzhukuu gorge - Ashu Kashka Suu gorge - Ashu Tor Pass - Jukuchak gorge - Orto-Bulak Pas - Kichi Kyzyl Suu gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge - Jili Suu - Ak Sai Pass - Jeti Oguz gorge - Karakol town - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek city

This awesome adventure will uncover the most picturesque places of Kyrgyzstan. This tour shows the most outstanding tourist attractions of Kyrgyzstan that receive so many people. Celestial mountains, alpine lakes and ancient architecture will stun your imagination. Also it is a great option to practice a real nomadic way of lifestyle. Read the tour...

 

 

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