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Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked 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 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 which is similar to New Delhi).

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

Elevation
Highest point is a 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 Kyrgyzstan is higher than 1500 meters, and 41%- above 3000m.

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

Neighbor Countries
China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.

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

 17% of the population are 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 it received its independence there was an extensive emigration of ethnic Russians and Germans in response to the increased number of unemployed and Kyrgyz nationalism.

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

Languages
The Kyrgyz language is considered to be a state language. The official is Russian (in common use especially in Bishkek area).

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

Parliament:
The Kyrgyz Parliament ("Jogorku Kenesh") is represented by a single chamber of 120 members.
(Since Independence - the formation of the Jogorku Kenesh was changed few times - sometime with a single chamber and at other times with two: 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 (named "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 (named 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: 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 

Our amicable team arranged unforgettable tour for people who want to discover Central Asia and particularly Kyrgyzstan.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 virgin nature and deep traditions. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 2

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 

If you want to see and to feel something interesting you should come to Kyrgyzstan. Here you will see our sparkling lakes Issk-Kul and Son Kul, which will amaze you with their nature beauty and here only you can feel real life of nomadic people by spending time in their collapsible dwelling called yurts. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 3

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 7 days

Places to visit: Torugart - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek

This tour is for people who have transit from Chinese-Kyrgyz border on Torugart pass and then to Bishkek city. During tis tour you will manage to see many different things especially Kyrgyz nature which is famous for its great variety flora and fauna. You will visit the most beautiful and significant places here. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan tour
: Tour 4

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 5 days

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

If you like history this tour is right for you , Kyrgyzstan for many centuries had three main routes of great silk road and that is why here remained many different sites of that period but beside it you will enjoy our nature. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 5

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 

We arranged for you special tour while which you will mange to see our land of contrast. You will visit two biggest lakes in Kyrgyzstan Issik-Kul and Son -Kul and many other different places which will not let you to be indifferent. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan tour
: Tour 6

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 

Choosing this tour you will visit both parts of Kyrgyzstan north and south. Here you will see most beautiful and significant historical and natural sights. Don't miss your chance to open Kyrgyzstan for you. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan tour
: Tour 7

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days

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

If you like to travel in a pristine nature Kyrgyzstan is right for you. Here you will get an opportunity to unveil new lands for you. Here you will see magnificent lakes and celestial mountains. Straight after your arrival you will go to the second highest lake in the world Issik-kul, which is translated as Hot Lake, you will be just astonished its incredible beauty and pure water. During the whole trip you will see many interesting and new things and places which you had never heard about. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 1

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

Welcome to a country of beautiful mountains, alpine lakes and gorgeous rivers and waterfalls. If you have dreamt of your vacations to be spent full of adventures and exciting impressions Kyrgyzstan is just the right place for you. This trekking tour contains everything that will make your trip to be etched in your mind for the rest of your life. A pleasantly surprising hospitality and openness of local people will give you an opportunity to learn more about their traditions and customs. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 2

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

Our company will try its best to help you to discover Kyrgyzstan, a unique country lying in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains. It is a land of striking contrasts offering multitude of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, green fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wild life with many rare and dying out species, historical and archeological places related to the history of the Great Silk Road and people keeping the traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan nothing but a pearl of Central Asia. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 3

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

During this tour you will have a wonderful trek in a wild and untouched nature, among stunning gorges, mountains and celestial lakes - believe us this tour is right for you. This tour is going to be remembered for years and years as you will be pleasantly surprised by the hospitality and kindness of local people. You will have a wonderful chance to experience a real nomadic mode of life. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 4

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 13 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - 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 - Kochkor - Bishkek

Charming and inviting country in the name of Kyrgyzstan offers you to spend your summer holidays with use. Fresh air, clean water, fermented mare's milk and natural food products will help you to recover your health and regain energy for the whole coming year! You will have a trekking tour to really enjoy your life thanks to an untouched nature of mountainous Kyrgyzstan and to visit numerous lakes with pure sparkling water. During this trip you will learn about Kyrgyz traditions and culture, because the Kyrgyz being nomads for many years managed to keep all their extraordinary traditions and customs to these days. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 5

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

If you have ever dreamt of wandering along the beautiful land of mountains and stunning gorges with speedy rivers- then Kyrgyzstan is just the perfect country to spend your vacations. This trek is arranged in such a way that you will just forget all the noise and hectic of the city life and get your mind free for philosophic speculations among its pristine nature. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 6

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

Untouched nature of sunny Kyrgyzstan is waiting for you to explore its charms on your own. This tour includes the most renowned and the most visited highlights of Kyrgyzstan that drag so many people nowadays. You will be able to see our celestial mountains, alpine lakes and ancient architecture and experience a real nomadic life. Within this trip you are ensured only positive emotions, high spirits and a bunch of beautiful pictures! Read the tour...
 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 7

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

Such a lovely and peaceful place is found anywhere else in the world! You can't help but love the way the tour has been worked out. This tour is perfect for the ones 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 the coastline of which stretches for the length of 180 km. You will have an opportunity to experience the nomadic mode of life far away from the hectic of busy and stuffy cities. Read the tour...

 

 

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