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Kyrgyzstan takes place in Central Asia; there are neighboring countries Kazakhstan on the north, Uzbekistan on the west, Tadjikistan on the south and China on its East and South-East. The former Republic of the Soviet Union withdrew from it in 1991 and since then is a democratic Parliamentary Republic. The country's population makes about 6 million inhabitants and an area of 198.500 km2   and  Bishkek, (formerly Frunze), is the capital with more that 1 million inhabitants.

Longitude
Bishkek - 74 (East (Similar to New Delhi).

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

Elevation
Highest point is 7437 m - Peak Pobeda
Lowest point is 401 m - The Laikal district in the Ferghana Valley
Average  is 2750 m
Bishkek is at 750 m
93% of Kyrgyzstan higher than 1500 m above sea level, and 41% above 3000m.

Area
198,500 sq. km (76641 sq. miles)
Similar to England and can be equal to the combined areas countries like Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
925 km East-West: 453 km North-South
The total length of Kyrgyzstan's borders makes up 4508 km.

Neighbor Countries
China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan.

Population
5 million people
density makes up 24 per sq. km    
38% making urban, 62% - rural
51% - female, 49% - male
Nearly every sixth of the population lives in Bishkek.
The Kyrgyz make up just over 50% of the population - of the over 70 other nationalities the main ones are:     
The Russians (17%), Uzbeks (13%), Ukrainians, Germans and Tartars.
40% of the population is under 14 years old and 8% of the population is over 60 years old.
Soon after getting Independence there was an extensive emigration of ethnic Russians and Germans in response to the decline of industrial job opportunities and growing Kyrgyz nationalism.

Religion (Kyrgyzstan is an Unitarian country but most practiced religions include Islam (Sunni), and Russian Orthodox.

Languages
State language is Kyrgyz.  Official - Russian, (In common use especially in Bishkek area and Northern region).

Life Expectancy
according to 1995 statistics: Male: 63.9 - Female: 72.6

Parliament:
The Kyrgyz Parliament ("Jogorku Kenesh") has a single chamber, of 120 members.
(Since Independence - the formation of the Jogorku Kenesh has been altered several times - sometime with a single chamber and at others with two: the Legislative Assembly (Lower House, 60 members) and the Assembly of People's Representatives (Upper House, 45 members))
Parliament is elected by a popular vote every 5 years.

National symbols
Flag, Emblem.

Administrative structure:
The Republic is split into 8 administrative districts, the 7 regions ("oblasts"):
Chu Oblast,
Issyk-Kul Oblast,
Talas Oblast,
Naryn Oblast,
Osh Oblast,
Djalal-Abad Oblast,
Batken Oblast,
and the capital district of Bishkek.
The oblasts are in turn subdivided into 39 rayons (counties). Bishkek has 4 counties. The rayons consist of a total 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: 7 days

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

This tour is made for people who have transit from Chinese-Kyrgyz border on Torugart pass and then to Bishkek city. During the tour you will have a chance to visit the  hidden places that are completely far from civilization. You will see mysterious caravanserai that is built inside a solid mountain and also you will have time to relax in a peaceful atmosphere of Son Kul Lake. 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 

Welcome to our amazing  Kyrgyzstan. We present you a perfect tour for tourists who like  wild nature. We made a special route that goes to the south of Kyrgyzstan and then to the north part. During this tour you will see our pure lakes Sary Chelek and Son Kul. You will sleep not only in guesthouses but also in yurts -  ancient nomadic dwellings.Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 3

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 

During this tour you will see our towering mountain peaks and two the most beautiful lake in Kyrgyzstan. First of all you will see the biggest lake Issyk Kul that is hidden between two ranges. After that you will visit our famous Son Kul Lake that is situated on the altitude of 3016 m. a. s. l. You will sleeps in yurts as nomads did for many years and it is a great chance to find out more about Kyrgyz culture and life! Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 4

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days 

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

This tour offers you the good opportunity to explore the magnificent land of  mountains, located in  the heart of Central Asia. You will amaze seeing our nature, enchanting places, and unforgettable gorges! The whole route goes by  the Great Silk Road passing through the towering Tian Shan massif. You will visit the world's second biggestalpine lake Issyk-Kul, as well as the divine Son Kul Lake, situated on an high plateau in the centre of Kyrgyzstan (3013m. a.s.l.). It will take you back to the time of  legendary nomads with all their traditions and ethos. 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 

This tour includes visiting of the most famous sightings of Kyrgyzstan. You will visit the ancient watch  tower Burana that was built in 11 century; also you will see the pearl of Kyrgyzstan - warm Issik Kul Lake. It is the second biggest mountain lake in the world. Also we are going to show you ancient petrogliphs that are dated to the 8 century B.C. And many others interesting places!Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 6

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 

Some  tourists say «If you have not seen Central Asia, you have not seen the world!". You can not imagine how many interesting places you are able to see here! In this tour you will visit Karahans' fortress  Burana Tower, the divine lake -  Issyk-Kul; also it includes visiting of the unique Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone Castle), primeval stone inscriptions, churches, legendary 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.Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 7

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 exciting  tour you will be able to cross Kyrgyzstan from north to south. This tour includes the most famous highlights of Kyrgyzstan. You will see our celestial mountains, alpine pure lakes and other s fascinating sights. Also it is a good chance to feel yourself as if you are a real ancient nomad. Read the tour...

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 1

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 trekking in wild nature, among beautiful gorges, gorgeous mountains and alpine lakes - believe us 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 Issyk Kul, but also get a taste of the traditional life of nomads while hiking along our celestial mountains! 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

Our company works for you to discover Kyrgyzstan, a unique country lying in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains, to make your trip one of the most remarkable.  It is a land of big contrasts offering multitude of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, green fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wild life with lots of rare and endangered species, historical and archeological places connected with the Great Silk Road and people following the traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan a pearl of Central Asia. Read the tour...
 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 3

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

What a nice place! This phrase is going to be you're the most active vocabulary during this trip. Great nomadic style trip, unforgettable experience! If you are tired of civilization there is a great chance to feel the freedom of mind. You will have a trekking tour to enjoy untouched nature of mountainous Kyrgyzstan and to visit numerous lakes pure sparkling water. During the trip you will find out about Kyrgyz traditions and culture, because the Kyrgyz being nomads for many years managed to keep all their marvelous traditions and customs till these days. Read the tour...
 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 4

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 our country of the celestial mountains! This trek is perfect for those who love nature and trekking. We made a special tour that will take place on the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake which is the second deepest lake in the world!. During this tour you will see our famous lake and real nomads. You will sleep not only in guesthouses but also in yurts - nomadic dwellings made of wood and felt. Read the tour...
 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 5

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

You will absolutely not get nearer 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 explorethe land of nomads. Kyrgyzstan is a just right place for trekking over unbelievable mountains and through unforgettable gorges. There is the second biggest mountain lake in the world Issyk-Kul on the way. You will experience the nomadic style of life far away from the frantic of busy and stuffy cities. 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

During this amazing tour you will be able to visit the most magnificient parts of Kyrgyzstan. This tour contains the most known highlights of Kyrgyzstan that attract so many people. You will see our celestial mountains, celestial lakes and ancient architecture. Also it is a great chance to feel yourself as a real nomad. Read the tour...
 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 7

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

You found the delightfully quiet place in our busy world your were looking for. We all were children and had our particular dreams. If your dream was to roam somewhere in a wild nature, among gorges, mountains and extraterrestrial 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 experience of the traditional nomads life while hiking through the Great Silk Road! Read the tour...


 

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