Landscape. Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous country. The most part of Kyrgyzstan enters into a mountain system of Tien-Shan and only the outskirts of south-west refer to Pamir-Alai. The highest point is Pobeda Peak or Jengish-Chokusu (7349 m.); it is situated in Tien-Shan in the east of the country, at the border with China. Many ridges of Tien-Shan- Talas Alatau, Kyrgyz, Kyungei- Ala-Too, Terskei-Ala-too and others have mainly sub latitudinal strike. Large Fergana ridge is oriented from the north-west to the south-east, and Kakshal-Too ridge from the south-west to the north-east (along the border with China) with only one pass within Tien-Shan Torugart (3752 m.). There is an intermountain trough between ridges Kungei-Ala-Too and Terske-Ala-Too, the bottom of which is occupied with a huge lake Issyk-Kul s.c. "Kyrgyz sea". Northwards of Kyrgyz ridge is situated a submontane Chui trough, which is more disbursed and densely populated part of the state. Vast Fergana cavity enters into boundaries of Kyrgyzstan only with its peripheral parts. In Kyrgyz part of Pamir-Alai predominate sublatitudinal elements of relief-Alai ridge, Alai valley, Turkestan and Zaalai ridges (thehighest peak-Lenin Peak, 7134 m.). In the eastern part Zaalai ridge is crossed by Pamir highroad near the pass Kyzyl-Art. There is glaciation on the upper stage of mountains. Snow line is situated at an altitude about 3 km. on peripheral ridges and 4,0-4,5 on inner ridges. Different types of glaciers are presented. The largest of them are dendritic (Southern Inylchek with the length 59, 5 km. and Northern Inylchek -38,2 km.), which have several glaciers-tributaries. In addition valley and hanging glaciers are spread and glaciers with flat tops are typical for Tien-Shan. Tien-Shan is reach with water resources and is the main provider of moisture for the surrounding arid plains.
Water resources. There are more than 3000 lakes in Kyrgyzstan including picturesque Issyk-Kul Lake; it is one of the deepest lakes in the world (maximum depth 668 m.). Large rivers as Chu, Naryn and Talas spring from high mountains. Chu flows in the north along it for a distance of 145 km. goes a border of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Naryn River interflows with Karadarya River and make Syr Darya, which flows to the east into Fergana valley. Talas drains north-eastern Kyrgyzstan.
Climate. Kyrgyzstan has continental climate. Western and northern flanks of hills receive a lot of precipitation. Amount of precipitation increases with the height to 5000 m.. At big altitudes precipitation fall as a snow and even in summer frosts are possible. Average annual rainfall in the northern slopes is about 750 mm., in the south-western slopes of Fergana ridge- 950 mm., in the north-eastern-230 mm.
Average temperatures of January are fluctuating from -2º to -8ºC in valleys and from -8º to 20º in middle altitude mountains. In high mountains average January temperature is about -28ºC. There is often thaw in winter in many regions of Kyrgyzstan except high mountains. Summer is hot and dry, with average temperature of July 20-27ºC in valleys, 15-17ºC in middle altitude mountains, 5ºC and lower in high mountains.
Flora and Fauna. Flora of Kyrgyzstan distinguishes with great diversity and not less of 1/4 of all endemic species. For Tien-Shan is typical presence of forest belt with Tien-Shan spruce, which then changes into a bush of archa and subalpine meadows. In some areas of the northern mountain enclosure remained carycarpous woods (from Circassian walnut). In high mountains are widely spread subalpine and alpine meadows, which were used for many years as summer pastures for sheep. At the highest levels of relief is widely spread subnival belt with stone placers and snowfields. Herbal plants are not numerous; mosses and lichen are more numerous. In foothills are widely spread ephemeral deserts, semideserts and dry steppes, which then change into a shrubby verdure and light forests.
There is Caucasian goat teke, wild sheep, ounce, stone marten, dhole, grey and red mountain marmots in high mountains. In mountain forest belt are widely spread roe, wolf, ermine, wild boar, lynx, brown bear, fox and marten. For steppe mountain regions and adjoining flats are typical numerous species of gnawing animals including yellow souslik, great jerboa, Libyan jird, different reptiles, hoofed mammals as goitered gazelle, birds as partridge, bustard.
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 01
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Kayindi village - Keuk-Ayrik pass - Chon Sary Oi village - Tamchi village - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Jalpak pass - Bishkek city
If you want to explore really wild places, we want to present you a biking tour that takes place in the mountains of celestial Kyrgyz Republic. It is an ideal opportunity to feel the nature, because you will ride your bike in places that are so distant from civilization. The way will be passing through untouched mountain gorges where it is still possible to meet genuine nomads. You will see yurts - nomadic felt dwellings, on the way. The owners of these mountain house will invite you for a cup of tea or kymis (traditional Kyrgyz drink). Read the tour...
Kyrgyzstan biking : Tour 02
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 12 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town - Son Kul lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass - Toluk village - Toktogul village - Bishkek city
For those travelers, who want to cycle in the country of heavenly mountains and to visit at the same time many places of interest, we are ready to arrange a cycling tour. We have a great verity of landscapes and you will be astonished with swiftly changeable views on your way! You will take pleasure in being in Kyrgyz Republic for the reason that our country is a wonderful place for cycling! Read the tour...
Kyrgyzstan biking : Tour 03
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 11 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Dzhylangach river - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Son Kul lake - Bishkek city
People from all over the world come to Kyrgyzstan to enjoy its nature. Biking tours are very popular in Kyrgyz Republic. 93% of our country represents mountainous landscape. That is why you can visit so many unbelievable gorges during your biking tour. Your adventure will comprise also the visiting of the most famous places in the republic. You will also have a great opportunity to make the acquaintance of the genuine nomads and to see their nomadic way of lifestyle. Read the tour...
Kyrgyzstan biking : Tour 04
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass - Toluk village - Toktogul village - Bishkek city
Our travel company would like to offer you this bike tour, because Kyrgyzstan is the best place for cycling. There are lots of roads in the mountains that are just right for bike tours. You will be stunned with incredible panoramic views and you will never forget this adventure. You will see wonderful nature and mountain lakes that are located in the remote places of Kyrgyz Republic. You could visit the most unspoiled places in the world!Read the tour...
The Sound of Silence
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Tamga - Bokonbaiva - Kochkorka - Son Kul - Bishkek
This tour offers you the great opportunity to discover the magnificent land of celestial mountains, located in Central Asia. You will enjoy seeing our wild nature, untouched places, and
unforgettable ancient sights! The whole tour goes along the Great Silk Road passing through the impressive Tian Shan massif. You will visit the world's second largest alpine lake Issyk-Kul, as well as the picturesque Son Kul Lake, situated on a high plateau in the centre of Kyrgyzstan (3013m. above sea level). You will be taken back to the time of nomadic life, their traditions, culture and food.
Road to the Wildness
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
Experienced tourists say «If you have not seen Central Asia, you have not
seen the world!". You can not imagine how many places you are going to see! During your tour you will visit ancient Burana Tower, the second largest lake in the world Issyk-Kul; also it includes visiting of the ancient Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone Castle), primeval stone inscriptions, churches, mosques and many others places of interest. Kyrgyzstan is the place of untouched nature and deep traditions. You will find out about the nomadic life, taste national dishes and drinks.
Duration: 13 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Arslan bob - Jalal Abad - Osh city - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village - Chon Kemin - Konorchek canyons - Burana Tower - Bishkek
During this amazing tour you will be able to visit north and south parts of Kyrgyzstan. This tour includes the most known highlights of Kyrgyzstan that attract so many people. You will see our celestial mountains, alpine lakes and ancient architecture. Also it is a great chance to feel yourself as if you are a real nomad.
Duration: 13 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake - Arslan bob - Jalal Abad - Kazarman -Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village -Konorchek canyons - Chon Kemin - Burana Tower - Bishkek
Welcome to our Celestial Kyrgyzstan. We want to present you a perfect tour for tourists who like nature. We made a special tour that goes to the south of Kyrgyzstan and then to the north part. During this tour you will see our famous lakes Sary Chelek and Son Kul. You will sleep not only in guesthouses but also in yurts - nomadic dwellings made of wood and felt.
Duration: 11 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga - Jukku gorge - pass Jukku - Ak-Shirak - Gorge Ashu-Tor - Gorge Chon-Kyzyl-Suu - Bishkek
You will absolutely not find such a quiet and beautiful place anywhere else! You will simply LOVE the way this tour has been organized. This tour is for people who want to discover the land of nomads. Kyrgyzstan is a perfect place for trekking over incredible mountains and through unforgettable gorges. There is the second largest mountain 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.
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Chong Kyzyl Suu - Gorge Jukuchak - Pass Jukka - Chokoli Lakes - Syrthe Ak-Shirak - gorge Barskaun - Bishkek
You found the blissfully quiet place in our busy world your were looking for. All of us were children and had our particular dreams. If your dream was to roam somewhere in wild nature, among gorges, mountains and celestial lakes, this tour is right for you. It is an unforgettable tour where you will not only see different kinds of mountains and the world's second largest alpine lake, but also get a taste of the traditional nomads life while hiking along the Great Silk Road!
Duration: 16 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Kel-Tor gorge - Kel-Tor Lake - Kegeti gorge - Kara-Archa gorge - Tuyuk-Issyk-Ata gorge - Kok-Moinok gorge - Issyk Kul Lake - Tosor gorge - Barskoon gorge - Juku gorge - Burana Tower - Bishkek
The main places of this trekking program are Kyrgyz and Terskey ranges. During the tour you will also visit a mountain waterfall and mountain lakes. And of course one of the main highlight of the tour is visiting of the second largest mountain lake in the world Issyk Kul Lake.
Duration: 14 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Ala-Archa - Boom gorge - Konorchek canyon - Kokjarsuu valley - Kyzyl Suu valley - Shamsy valley - Tyuk gorge - Kel Tor lake - Kegety gorge - Burana Tower - Bishkek
We want to suggest you to have a trekking tour in an unusual place of Kyrgyzstan - Konorchek canyon. This place will surprise you by its red rocks that have so many different shapes. You will have trekking along this famous canyon and also you will have a chance to visit Kel Tor mountain lake.
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