Kyrgyzstan

A journey full of adventure is waiting for you

Why travel to Kyrgyzstan?

Embark on a journey full of adventure and feel transported back centuries into the culture of the nomads. Whether on foot or on horseback, for those looking for something out of the ordinary, Kyrgyzstan is a true dream destination. An indescribable sense of freedom will overwhelm you as you explore the beautiful landscape.

Food

The traditional cuisine is a very special experience for the senses, because the history and culture are reflected in the dishes. Mostly bread, milk and meat form the basis, which cattle breeding long played an important role in Kyrgyzstan.

Culture

The culture of Kyrgyzstan is characterized by its diversity of different ethnic groups. The country is predominantly Muslim, but there are also many followers of Christianity and Russian Orthodox in Kyrgyzstan. Horse breeding and traditional yurts occupy a central place in Kyrgyz culture.

People

Kyrgyzstan developed into a multi-ethnic state during its Soviet era, and thus at the end of the USSR about 80 nationalities settled in the country, bringing with them an enormous cultural diversity. Kyrgyz people make up the largest share of the population with about 65%. The nomadic roots of the Kyrgyz are about 3000 years old and essential for life in the harsh mountainous environment.

Nature

The country is very much characterized by its mountains, as about 94% of the area is located at an altitude of over 1000 meters. Here you will find the Issyk-Kul, the second largest lake in the world and the endless expanses and huge mountain peaks of the popular Tian Shan Mountains, which even UNESCO has designated a World Heritage Site.

National language of Kyrgyzstan

Russian, Kyrgyz & Uzbek

Currency of Kyrgyzstan

Som (1€ ≈ 100 Som)

How do I say thank you in Kyrgyzstan?

Rachmat!

Time zone of Kyrgyzstan

The time difference to Germany is +5 hours.

Best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan

Spring & Autumn

Secret places in Kyrgyzstan