Tourism in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is renowned for snowy hills, high alpine wilderness, large pastures overflowing with flowers and plant fragrances, smooth and serene mountain rivers and lakes spread across the high mountains. Tourism in Kyrgyzstan offers these natural wild spots and the history of the Silk Road. Any visit to Kyrgyzstan will be a rare trip off the beaten track and will ensure memories will be made for life.
Kyrgyzstan is situated between east and west, at the peak of the Eurasian continent. Kyrgyzstan has three peaks of over 7,000 meters, but it’s a small area (22,965 feet). It is not shocking that 94 percent of the country is above 1000 m above sea level and that the mountainous Tian Shan range accounts for 80 percent. A stroll across coniferous forests, tundra vegetation, high pastures and steep mountain tops is the perfect way to explore a range of temperature zones.
Tourism in History
Historic tourism covers the activities of the centuries in Kyrgyzstan, and drills into the memory of the Nomads, colonists and entrepreneurs of the past into layers of half-forgotten history. Get into Cholpon-Ata Petroglyphs’ early history, providing unique insights into Tian Shan Mountain’s early residents’ pre-Islamic life-style. Place parts of the history in nomadic museums and immersive yurt displays or explore the ruins of Uzgen and Balasagun medieval city. The most glorious site of Tash Rabat Caravanserai is Uncover Kyrgyzstan’s Silk Route.
Tourism of adventure
Tours in Kyrgyzstan are perfect for people who enjoy mountain sports. Recently, the mountain rivers are renowned for rafting lovers. Walking and climbing have been popular for a long time, with many well-known routes and many new and remote destinations. Skiing and snowboarding are common in winter, and mountain biking is one of the better ways to experience the pistes in summer. Visitors particularly brave can attempt hang gliding, parachuting or simple jumping. Treks (both on horseback and on foot) are suitable for those who wish to travel far and wide to get far into the mountains and to access remote lakes and gorges.
The visitors who are not interested in extreme sports may still have a lot to give in Kyrgyzstan. Country-wide museums exhibit Kyrgyzstan’s rich and storied culture and history. The history of Kyrgyzstan goes back hundreds of years, back to when traders and merchants entered Eurasia on the Silk Road and when Kyrgyzstan was at the forefront of empires and civilisations. In the art of Kyrgyzstan and in historic places, influences from China, Persia, Turkey and Russia continue to be prevalent. Kyrgyzstan has long history as evidence of its archeological sites and petroglyphs.
Lake Issyk-Kul, the second largest alpine lake in the world, is the best-known location in Kyrgyzstan. Issyk-Kul is famous, surrounded by glacial peaks, because even deep in winter, it never freezes (evaporation leaves the lake slightly salty, which makes Issyk-Kul also the second largest saline lake in the world, after the Caspian Sea). The North Shore is bordered by popular towns and beaches, including the old petroglyphs of Cholpon-Ata. The southern coast is renowned for its natural sights and for treks to the Terskey Ala-Too range and beyond Karakol to the glaciers.
Many that wish to see nature more comfortable should take on Kyrgyzstan’s pristine mountain pastures. Shepherds use these hills, gorges, riverside and meadows as summer pastures or prison pastures for thousands of years. Here you will feel comfortable, refreshed, and in peace with nature, far from society and surrounded by yurts and clean air. Many areas have fast hiking or horse-riding trips staying for those who want to experience a little adventure without a great deal of time.
Every traveler, from an exciting person to the escapist to a cultural lover, has something in Kyrgyzstan. The mountains are the best spot to stroll, sail, ski, raft, or even chill in the fresh air. Issyk-Kul is great for a holiday with all comforts, but still wonderful and special (and it’s not a beat for swimming). Kyrgyzstan also has archeological and cultural sites in addition to the magnificent nature which for a long time would leave tourists with impressions.