Kyrgyzstan Travel Advice

Kyrgyzstan Travel Advice

General travel information for Kyrgyzstan

Continent: Asia

Geographical location: Central Asia

Highest elevation: Dschengisch Tschokusu (7439 m above sea level)

Longest river: Naryn (534 km)

Form of government: Parliamentary republic System of

Government: Parliamentary system

Languages: Kyrgyz, Russian

Neighboring countries: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and China

Capital: Bishkek

Area: Approx. 199,900 km²

Residents: Approx. 6,256,700 people (2018)

Population density: 28 residents per km²

Religions: Approx. 75% Muslims, 20% Russian Orthodox

Currency: Som (KGS); 1 euro is about 87 KGS. Travel

Climate: Dry, continental climate

Time zone: UTC + 6

Area code: +996

Country code: KG, KGZ, 417

Electricity: Type C sockets are used in Kyrgyzstan. The mains voltage is 220 V with a 50 Hz change interval.

Travel climate in Kyrgyzstan

Our motorcycle travel destination Kyrgyzstan has a continental climate with hot, dry summers and extremely cold winters. The temperatures fluctuate strongly throughout the day and in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan there are even greater temperature fluctuations over the seasons between summer (45 ° C) and winter (-18 ° C).

Climate table Kyrgyzstan Temp min. Temp max humidity Rainy days
Jan -8 4 42 9
Feb -8 4 44 9
March 1 12 44 12
Apr 6 20 27 12
May 10 24 22 2
June 15 29 26 10
July 19 33 20 7
Aug 17 31 24 5
Sept 12 25 35 5
Oct 4 17 40 8
Nov -4 7 49 9
Dec -6 5 49 9

Culture and sights in Kyrgyzstan

The country’s traditional nomadic way of life and its location on one of the most important trade routes, the former Silk Road, form the basis of Kyrgyz culture. Horse breeding and yurts occupy a central place in Kyrgyz culture. The importance of the yurt can easily be seen from the fact that the national flag represents the rods of a yurt around the upper smoke vent. The rays in the circle represent the different Kyrgyz tribes that have united under Manas. Felt and leather processing also have a long tradition. Falconry hunting, especially with eagles, as well as hunting with greyhounds (especially with the local taigan) also has a long tradition in the country. Many festivals that take place in Kyrgyzstan with competitions and traditional handicrafts,

The UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyrgyzstan include parts of the old Silk Road, an old caravan route that has been known since zero CE. The holy mountain Sulamain with several places of worship and caves, located at a crossroads of important Silk Roads in Central Asia, is one of them.

The numerous natural beauties can be experienced especially in the mountainous national parks of Kyrgyzstan.

Holidays in Kyrgyzstan

Holiday Date
New Year Jan. 1
Russian Orthodox Christmas. Jan. 7
Defender of the Fatherland Day 23 Feb
International Women’s Day 8th of March
Kyrgyz New Year March 21st
Labor Day. 1st of May
Labor Day. 5th of May
Day of the victory May 9
End of ramadan June / Aug.
Independence day 31 Aug
Islam. Festival of Sacrifice, Sept./Oct.
October Revolution Day Nov 7

Medical information for Kyrgyzstan

For legal reasons, we as a tour operator are not allowed to communicate any binding medical information for Kyrgyzstan and therefore refer to the information provided by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Robert Koch Institute and the German Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health.

Travel advice for Kyrgyzstan

You can obtain current travel and safety information, information on entering and leaving the country, as well as special criminal information and recommendations for your stay in Kyrgyzstan from the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Kyrgyzstan Travel Advice

Foreign mission in Kyrgyzstan

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bishkek

8th floor, Orion Business Center, Boulevard Erkindik 21, KS 720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Telephone: 0312 627100, for emergencies 00996 772 541113

Fax: +49 30 1817 671 93, 00996 312 627135

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Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Berlin

Otto-Suhr-Allee 146, 10585 Berlin

Telephone: +49 30 34 78 13 38

Fax: + 49 30 34 78 13 62


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