Travel Highlights of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan has a diverse and stunning mountain landscape, a 2000-year-old nomadic history and is inhabited by hospitable people from varying ethnicity. Overall, it’s around five times larger than Switzerland, yet with a population of only around 6 million people. About 90% of Kyrgyz territory lies above 1500 meters and the climate is continental, with very cold winters and hot summers. The difference in elevation from 400m in Ferghana Valley to 7439 on top of Peak Pobeda allows summer travelers to experience hot weather in the valleys and snow in the mountain regions. Since nature is the centerpiece of Kyrgyzstan’s beauty, the best time to travel is in the summer – shepherds take their yurts to pasture when the high peaks are accessible to tourists and the trekking routes have picturesque views. Find out more about the top 10 places to visit in Kyrgyzstan in our blog article and get ready for new adventures.