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Kyrgyzstan takes place in Central Asia; and its neighboring countries are 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 the USSR in 1991 and since then is a democratic Parliamentary Republic. The country's population makes about 6 million inhabitants and occupies an area of 198.500 km2   and  Bishkek, (formerly named Frunze), is the capital 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 Peak Pobeda (7437 m)
Lowest point is the Laikal district in the Ferghana Valley (401 m)
Average  is 2750 m
Bishkek is situated at 750 m
93% of Kyrgyzstan is higher than 1500 m above sea level, 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 the combined areas countries like Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Length from East to West makes up 925 km and from North to South- 453 km
The total length of Kyrgyzstan's borders reaches to 4508 km.

Neighborhood Countries
China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan.

Population
over five 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 among the other 70 nationalities. The main ones are:     
The Russians make 17% of the population, Uzbeks-13%, Ukrainians, Germans and Tartars.
40% of the population is under 14 years old and 8% is over 60 years old.
Soon after receiving independence there was an extensive emigration of ethnic Russians and Germans in response to the deterioration of industrial job opportunities and growing Kyrgyz nationalism.

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

Languages
The Kyrgyz language is a state language. The official is Russian (in common use especially in Bishkek area and northern region of the country).

Life Expectancy
according to 1995 statistics: men live at average to 63.9  and women up to 72.6

Parliament:
The Kyrgyz Parliament ("Jogorku Kenesh") is a single chamber consisting of 120 members.
(Since Independence - the formation of the Jogorku Kenesh has been altered several 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 by a popular vote every 5 years.

National symbols
include National Flag and Emblem.

Administrative structure:
The Republic has 8 administrative district and seven regions (named "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 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: 5 days

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

This adventure concludes the visiting of the most famous places of interest in Kyrgyz Republic. During this tour you will visit the tower of Burana that was constructed in the 11th c. A. D. and is one of the oldest minarets on the territory of Central Asia; also you will see Issik Kul Lake - the Pearl of Tien - Shan Mountains. Issyk - Kul is the 2nd largest mountain lake in the world and the biggest lake in Kyrgyzstan. Moreover, we are going to show you ancient petroglyphs that refer to the 8th c. B.C. and many other places that will attract your attention. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 2

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days

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

For the duration of this tour you will see the celestial mountains of Kyrgyz Republic and two the most famed lakes. First of all 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 still do and it is a great possibility to find out more about the life of the Kyrgyz nomads and their striking culture! Afterwards you will see the biggest lake Issyk Kul that is surrounded by mountains. 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

This tour includes the most celebrated places of interest of Kyrgyzstan that are a magnet for many travelers. During this astonishing trip you will be able to visit the southern and northern parts of Kyrgyz Republic. Also it is a great chance to feel yourself as if you are a real nomad.
You will see the heavenly mountains, alpine lakes and medieval constructions. 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

During this tour you will visit the tower of Burana that was constructed in the 11th c. A. D. and is one of the oldest minarets on the territory of Central Asia; also you will see Issik Kul Lake - the Pearl of Tien - Shan Mountains. Issyk - Kul is the 2nd largest mountain lake in the world and the biggest lake in Kyrgyzstan. Moreover, we are going to show you ancient petroglyphs that refer to the 8th c. B.C. and many other places that will attract your attention. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 5

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

 Welcome to a country of stunning mountains, alpine lakes and gorgeous rivers and waterfalls. If you have planned your vacations to be spent full of adventures and warm impressions Kyrgyzstan is just the right place for you. This trekking tour includes everything that will make your trip to be remembered for the rest of your life. A surprising hospitality and friendliness of local people will give you an opportunity to learn more about their traditions and customs. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 6

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

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 7

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 7 days

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

We would like to offer this tour for people who have transit from Chinese - Kyrgyz border - Torugart Pass and then to Bishkek City (the Kyrgyz capital). While traveling you will see the renowned caravanserai of Tash - Rabat that was built inside a mountain and you will also have time to relax in the calm environment of Son - Kul Lake. During your tour main part you will have a possibility to live in the beautiful places that are completely remote from the busy civilization. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 1

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

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

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 2

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 dream about roaming along the beautiful land of mountains and stunning gorges with speedy rivers - then Kyrgyzstan is the perfect place to spend your vacations. This trek is organized in such a way that you will just forget all the noise and worry of the city life and get your mind free for philosophic speculations among its untouched nature. 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 trekking 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 etched in your mind 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 life. Read the tour...

 
Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 4

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 tries 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 connected 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 5

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 stunning mountains, alpine lakes and gorgeous rivers and waterfalls. If you have planned your vacations to be spent full of adventures and warm impressions Kyrgyzstan is just the right place for you. This trekking tour includes everything that will make your trip to be remembered for the rest of your life. A surprising hospitality and friendliness of local people will give you an opportunity to learn more about their traditions and customs. 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 - 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 land of Kyrgyzstan offers you to spend your summer vacations with use. Fresh air, pure water, fermented mare's milk and natural products will help you to recover your health and regain energy for the whole coming year! You will have a trekking tour that you are going to enjoy thanks to an untouched nature of mountainous Kyrgyzstan and to visit numerous lakes with pure sparkling water. During the 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 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 beautiful place is found anywhere else in the world! You can't help but love the way the tour has been organized. This tour is perfect for those who want to discover the land of nomads. Kyrgyzstan is a perfect country for trekking over incredible mountains and through unforgettable gorges. There exists 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 a chance to experience the nomadic style of life far away from the hectic of busy and stuffy cities. Read the tour...

 

 

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