Kyrgyzstan tourism mountain

Kyrgyzstan tourism mountain

The route does not have a sports category of difficulty, it is accessible to all physically fit tourists.

The weather during trekking is usually stable, warm, sunny, but precipitation and wind are possible. Daytime temperature, depending on the altitude, from 10 to 30 C.

Daily crossings are 10-12 km., Maximum height difference

1000 m., maximum height 4185 m. ... ... During the hike, tourists' belongings are carried on their own. The group is accompanied by a mountain guide. The age limit is 15 years. Children from 15 years old can participate in the trek accompanied by their parents.

Daily program


Meeting in Osh, accommodation in a guest house or hostel in Osh. Walk around the city. We will visit the city market and buy a bunch of tasty things: Batken rice and apricots, Fergana watermelons and melons, grapes, fruits and vegetables! We will buy fresh lamb so that tomorrow we can make a real pilaf already in the mountains.

In the evening we will go to the Kumbel camp site, which is located in the Kyrgyzat National Park (altitude 2600 m.). At the base in the mountains, by a wonderful mountain stream, we will spend two days. During these days we will make several radial excursions and acclimatize.


Radial hike from the Kumbel camp site to the Altinbeshik mountain. On the way, we will look at the summer pastures of the shepherds, get acquainted with their life and see wonderful panoramas of the Kichikalaya ranges.


Kyrgyzstan is located in Central Asia and is officially called the Kyrgyz Republic. Almost the entire territory of the country is occupied by the Tien Shan mountain range, which is known as one of the highest in the world. The western border begins at the Fergana Valley, respectively, the country's neighbors are Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the south-west, the east of the country is considered the center of the Tien Shan, along which the state border with China passes. The northern neighbor is Kazakhstan, and the north of the Pamirs begins in the south. The largest city in the country is its capital - Bishkek.

Since Soviet times, the country has been known as Kyrgyzstan, not so often called Kyrgyzstan. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the country began to be called Kyrgyzstan or the Kyrgyz Republic, which corresponds to the phonetic characteristics of the national language. This is how the country is recorded in the list of states that are members of the UN, although in Russia the country is still officially called Kyrgyzstan or the Kyrgyz Republic.

The country has no access to the sea, but it boasts an abundance of mountains. The highest peak in the country is Pobeda Peak (in China it is called Tomur), which is over 7 kilometers high.

The two mountain systems on the territory of which Kyrgyzstan is located create such conditions that practically all the borders of the state lie through the Tien Shan and Pamir-Alai mountains, and only in some places in the north, west and south-west at the foot of the mountains in the valleys.

According to expert data, most of the republic is located at an altitude of more than 1 kilometer above sea level, while the minimum indicator for the country is 400 meters. In some areas, heights reach such values ​​as 3-4 kilometers above sea level.

Domestic tourists are in no hurry to explore this country, which is in vain. The country is unique in its ability to provide alpine skiing services, natural spa treatments and stunning natural surroundings with many attractions.

Capital: Bishkek Area: 199,951 km 2 Population: 6,389,500 people. (2019) Language: Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Russian Of. website: . Kyrgyz. et. y/

The territory of Kyrgyzstan is like a fabulous country. The relic walnut forest will amaze with its grandeur, and many legends are associated with Issyk-Kul Lake, in addition, it is strikingly clean and has a unique color. Hot springs and mountain ranges provide ideal conditions for relaxation and wellness. But even for "lazy" tourism there is a lot of interesting things here: local flavor based on traditional carpets and brightly decorated yurts, local cuisine, beautiful legends. But gradually tourist trips to the country are being established, and the residents of the CIS countries still make up the largest share of travelers who come to discover this amazing world of mountains.

How to get there

Flight to Kyrgyzstan

Apart from the Moscow - Bishkek train, which takes more than three days and therefore is inconvenient, you can get from Moscow to Bishkek by regular flights of several airlines: Aeroflot, Kyrgyzstan Airlines and S7. Aeroflot's planes take off every day, and on Wednesdays and Fridays, passengers have two flights a day. Flights of the national company of the republic make four flights a week, and with the help of S7, you can get to the capital of Kyrgyzstan only with a transfer at the Novosibirsk airport. The flight time from Moscow to Bishkek is about four hours. On Wednesdays, the Airline Kyrgyzstan flies from St. Petersburg, and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday Aeroflot flies from St. Petersburg to Bishkek. Travel time is about five hours. Ural Airlines fly to Bishkek from Yekaterinburg, AviaTrafik - from Irkutsk.

Picturesque mountainous Kyrgyzstan is an oriental flavor, wonderful ski holidays and unique health resorts. Despite the fact that tourism has just begun to develop here, those who have managed at least once to visit the hospitable region will definitely return again.

And this is not surprising, because the Central Asian pearl offers budget vacations for every taste, natural attractions and, of course, local flavor.

Active tourism enthusiasts

The Tien Shan mountain range is one of the main natural beauties of Kyrgyzstan. "Heavenly Mountains", as the name translates into Russian, stretched from west to east, so the country's climate is divided into southern and northern parts. Almost 95% of the territory of the mill is occupied by mountains, the highest peak, Pobeda Peak, is located at an altitude of 7439 meters.

Huge glaciers and snowy peaks attract climbers from all over the world, there are hiking trails here, and if you want extreme sports, go to conquer the peaks of the central Tien Shan.

Wellness stay

People also travel to Kyrgyzstan to improve their health, here you will find the best health resorts offering treatment using natural remedies - mud, mineral and thermal waters. So, not far from the capital is the source of sodium-hydrocarbonate water Shabyr, peat therapeutic mud was found, which is actively used to treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

In addition, the most famous alpine lake Issyk-Kul, located at an altitude of more than 1500 meters above sea level, offers a unique healing rest. The healing mountain air and swimming in the brackish water of Issyk-Kul brings back youth, health and vitality. In addition to its healing properties, it is also a natural attraction, one of the deepest mountain lakes with the purest water, where you will be offered excellent fishing and a whole network of resort centers and sanatoriums.


On the banks of the Alamedin and Ala-Aorcha rivers, in the Chui valley, the capital of the state, Bishkek, is located.

This is a modern developed city with a population of about 700 thousand people. Statue of Liberty Erkendik, sculptural complex "Manas", Ala-Too square, natural park "Baytyk Valley", oak grove - it takes more than one day to see the capital's sights.

The mountainous country should not be overlooked by lovers of the ski port and snowboarding. To conquer the peaks, a whole network of ski resorts has been organized, where there are slopes for both professionals and beginners. In addition, the local lakes are ideal for fishing, hiking and cycling.

Mountains above the sky, culture is nowhere to be found, plus ski resorts and thermal springs. Are we going?

Mountains above the sky, culture is nowhere to be found plus ski resorts and thermal springs Going?

In the first part of the series about Kyrgyzstan, Alesya Osadchaya spoke in detail about why to go to Kyrgyzstan and what are the features of visiting the country. It's time for specific advice. Alesya went on a trip around the country with photographer Anton Agarkov, the route turned out like this:

Boom gorge - Konorchek canyon - Issyk-Kul lake - Kichi gorge Kyzyl-Suu - Djuuku thermal springs - Skazka tract - Djety-Oguz gorge - Karakol - livestock market - Barskaun gorge - Arabel plateau - Kochkorka - lake Songkyol

This route is designed for photographers and those who are more important to see natural beauty. Below I will dwell in more detail on individual points of the route and other interesting places.

Most famous: Issyk-Kul and other salt lakes

Emotions from the sea are easy to remember: the taste of salt water on the lips and the smell of the sea air. Now imagine that the same sensations can be experienced surrounded by mountain ranges at an altitude of 1,606 meters. In Kyrgyzstan, salty sea air mixes with the freshness of the mountain - this is exactly the feeling I experienced while swimming in the cool Issyk-Kul, the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan.

On the northern shore of the lake there are many tourist centers and sanatoriums in the immediate vicinity of medicinal thermal and mineral springs. The salt lake does not freeze in winter, which is reflected in the name: "Issyk-Kul" in translation from Kyrgyz means "warm lake". In the 1970s-1980s, recreation and health improvement were no less popular here than visits to the Black Sea resorts.

The best beaches are near the city of Cholpon-Ata and the village of Bosteri, they are also the most expensive. If you want a view of the mountains and wild beaches, drive along the southern side of the lake to the wild beach near the village of Kadzhi-Sai or further along the coast. You cannot drive off the road to the beach in unequipped places by car - pay a considerable fine, they monitor this very strictly. We left the car on the side of the road, and for a picnic we got up closer to the shore.

In the southern part of the lake, 500 meters from Issyk-Kul, there is another salt lake - Tuzkol, or Dead Lake (Karakel). It was named so because of the high concentration of salt in water - 132 grams per liter, more than 70%. Thanks to this, it is impossible to drown in the lake, and there are many medicinal muds on its coast.

You can only get there by 4WD vehicle. On the 56th kilometer along the Balykchi - Karakol highway, near the Kesken-Bel pass, there is a signpost and a turn to the dirt road. The visit is paid.

You can get from Bishkek to Issyk-Kul by car, bus or minibus to any settlement on the shore. Boats, yachts and motor ships sail along the lake. The main piers are in Balykchy, Karakol and Pokrovka.

Drive to the Skazka tract

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