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Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous Central Asian country that borders on Kazakhstan on the north, Uzbekistan on the west, Tajikistan on the south and China on its East and South-East. Kyrgyzstan withdrew from the USSR in 1991 and since then it is considered to be a democratic Parliamentary Republic. The population of the country can make about 6 million inhabitants and occupies an area of 198.500 km2   and  Bishkek, (formerly called Frunze), is a capital city with more that 1 million inhabitants.

Longitude
Bishkek - 74 (East reminding New Delhi).

Latitude
Bishkek - 42 (North common to Istanbul, Madrid, New York.

Elevation
Highest point is spotted at 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 the territory of Kyrgyzstan takes place 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 common to Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Length from East to West is 925 km and from North to South- 453 km
The total length of Kyrgyzstan's borders reaches to 4508 km.

Neighboring Countries
are China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.

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

 17% of Russians, 13% are Uzbeks, Ukrainians, Germans and Tartars.
40% of the population is under 14 years old and 8% is older than 60 years old.
As soon as Kyrgyzstan received its independence there started an extensive emigration of ethnic Russians and Germans started because of the increasing number of unemployed and Kyrgyz nationalism.

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

Languages
The Kyrgyz language has a status of a state language. The official is Russian (in a wide use especially in Bishkek area).

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

Parliament:
The Kyrgyz Parliament ("Jogorku Kenesh") is characterized by a single chamber consisting of 120 members.
(Since Kyrgyzstan received its independence the formation of the Jogorku Kenesh changed several times - sometime with a single chamber and at other times with two chambers: 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
are National Flag and Emblem.

Administrative structure:
The country is divided into 8 administrative districts and seven regions (called "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 count 39 counties (called 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: 8 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Son Kul Lake - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Karakol - Bishkek 

This wonderful will give you the opportunity to visit north and south of Kyrgyz Republic. This adventure comprises the most outstanding tourist attractions of Kyrgyzstan that create a center of attention for many people. You will see the heavenly mountains, alpine lakes and middle century architecture. It is a great chance to live in the nomadic conditions and to familiarize with striking nomadic culture. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 2

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days

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

You can't imagine how many places you are going to see!

During your adventure tour in Kyrgyzstan you will visit Burana Tower, which construction refers to the times of the Karakhanids; the second world's largest lake - Issyk-Kul; also it includes the visiting of  Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone Castle) in Naryn Region; prehistoric carvings on the stones, mosques, churches and many others places that will attract your attention. Kyrgyzstan is the place of highly respected traditions and untouched nature. You will discover more about the nomadic culture, taste national dishes and staple drink kymis - fermented mares milk.  Some experienced travelers say « You have not seen the world if you haven't seen Central Asia!" Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 3

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 

During this tour you will see our celestial mountains and two the most famous lake in Kyrgyzstan. You will sleeps in yurts as nomads do for many centuries. It is a great possibility to familiarize with the Kyrgyz nomadic way of lifestyle. During this excellent trip you will see the 2nd biggest mountain lake in the world -  Issyk Kul that is surrounded by mountains. After that you will visit well-known Son Kul Lake that is situated on the altitude of 3016 meters above sea level. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 4

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 

This tour offers you to be taken back to the time of nomadic life, the great opportunity to discover the celestial mountains magnificent land that is found in Central Asia. During this trip you will enjoy the untouched places wild nature and remarkable ancient highlights. The whole tour is passing through the impressive Tian Shan massif, goes along the Great Silk Way.  You will visit Son Kul Lake, situated on a high plateau in the centre of Kyrgyzstan (3013m. above sea level), as well as the picturesque the world's second largest alpine lake Issyk-Kul. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 5

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 5 days

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

Our travel company offers you to visit the most celebrated places of interest in Kyrgyzstan. You will visit Burana Minaret that was built at the end of the 11th century; also you will see Issik Kul Lake - the treasure of Kyrgyz republic. Issyk - Kul is the second largest mountain lake in the world after the Lake Titicaca in South America. Beside that we are going to show you 8 century B.C petroglyphs. And some other sightseeing! Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 6

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 7 days

Places to visit: Torugart Pass - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Bishkek City - Ala Archa Gorge - Bishkek 

Our travel company developed this tour specially for people who have transit from Chinese - Kyrgyz border (Torugart Pass) and then to Bishkek city. During this trip you will have a possibility to live far from civilization, in the remote tranquil places. This tour offers you to see the famous caravanserai of Tash Rabat that is partly built inside the mountain, as well as to have time to relax in the calm atmosphere of Son Kul Lake. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 7

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 15 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 

Welcome to Kyrgyzstan - the country of the Celestial mountains, marvelous lakes and enchantingly beautiful nature! We would like to offer a perfect tour for those travelers and tourists who adore nature. This tour was specially developed. It includes the visiting of the southern and northern parts of Kyrgyz Republic. During this adventure you will visit one of the greatest walnut forests in the world and see famous lakes Sary Chelek and Son Kul. You will spend the nights not only in guesthouses and hotels but also in yurts - traditional dwellings of the nomads. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 01

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 help you to investigate Kyrgyzstan, a unique country situating in the heart of the Celestial Mountains. Kyrgyzstan offers you large amount of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, green fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wild life with many rare and endangered species, places archeological and historical importance related to the Great Silk Road and natives preserving the traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan "A second Switzerland of Central Asia". It is a land of bright contrasts! Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan trekking : Tour 02

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

This tour includes the most outstanding things to see of Kyrgyzstan that greeting so many people. You will see celestial mountains, alpine lakes and ancient architecture. Also it is a great possibility to experience yourself as if you as a real nomad. For the duration of this overwhelming visit you will be able to see the most scenic parts of Kyrgyzstan! Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan trekking : Tour 03

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

We prepared a special tour that will take place on the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake.  We want to present you a perfect tour for tourists who like nature and trekking. Welcome to our Celestial Kyrgyzstan!  Throughout this tour you will see our famous lake and real nomads. You will sleep not only in guesthouses but also in yurts - nomadic habitations made of wood and sheep wool. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan trekking : Tour 04

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

Dear traveler won't find such a superb 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 country for trekking over unforgettable gorges and through incredible mountains. There is the second largest mountainous lake in the world Issyk-Kul on the way. You will practice the nomadic mode of life distant away from the hectic of full of activity and stuffy cities. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan trekking : Tour 05

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 you were looking for the blissfully quiet place n our busy world then you should visit a wonderful country of Kyrgyzstan. All of us have particular dreams. If your dream was to roam somewhere in wild untouched nature, among the magnificent gorges, celestial mountains and alpine lakes this tour is right for you! It is an etched in your mind explore where you will not only see different kinds of mountains and the world's second largest celestial lake, but also get a taste of the traditional nomad's life while hiking along the GREAT SILK WAY! Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan trekking : Tour 06

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

Wild and stern! Unforgettable practice of great nomadic mode trip!
If you are tired of civilization there is a great option to feel the freedom of the will. You will have a trekking tour to enjoy virgin nature of mountainous country and to visit numerous lakes of pure turquoise waters. The Kyrgyz being nomadic people for thousand years managed to keep all their amazing traditions and customs till now days. During the trip you will have the possibility to understand Kyrgyz traditions, customs and culture. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan trekking : Tour 07

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 marvelous adventure you will have trek in a wild nature of Tien - Shan mountains, among beautiful gorges and mountains and lakes with beautiful color of water - believe us this tour is right for you. It is an unforgettable sightsees where you will not only see different kinds of mountains and the world's second largest alpine lake Issyk Kul, but also experience the traditional nomad's life while hiking alongside our divine mountains! Read the tour...
 
 

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