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Kyrgyzstan takes place in Central Asia; and it borders on 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 it is a democratic Parliamentary Republic. The country's population reaches 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 a 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 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 Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Length from East to West makes 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 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 increased number of unemployed and growing Kyrgyz nationalism.

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

Languages
The Kyrgyz language is considered to be a state language. The official is Russian (in common use especially in Bishkek area).

Life Expectancy
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 made 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 districts 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 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: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Arslan bob - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village - Burana Tower - Bishkek 

This trip includes visiting north and south of Kyrgyzstan. You will see most known highlights of Kyrgyzstan that attract so many people. You will see our celestial mountains, alpine lakes and ancient architecture. You will have a chance to unveil Kyrgyzstan and to feel nodic way of life here. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 2

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 

You even can't imagine how changeable our small but sunny country is. You will see the land of contrasts where wild nature and modern cities can coexists together. During your tour you will visit ancient Burana Tower, the second largest lake in the world Issyk-Kul; also it includes visiting of the ancient Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone Castle), primeval stone inscriptions, churches, mosques and many others places of interest. Kyrgyzstan is the place of untouched nature and deep traditions. All these things you will be able to see during this tour. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 3

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 5 days

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

This tour offers you visiting main sights of our country. You will visit our Burana tower which was built in 11 century; the pearl of Kyrgyzstan - Issik Kul Lake. It is the second largest mountain lake in the world and surrounded by high mountains. Also we are going to show you ancient petrogliphs that are dated to the 8 century B.C. And many others places of interests. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan tour
: Tour 4

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 tour includes visiting two main lakes of our country. First of all you will see the biggest lake Issyk Kul that is surrounded by mountains. Afterwards you will visit our famous Son Kul Lake that is situated on the altitude of 3016 m. asl., where you will eat and sleep in collapsible dwelling which is called yurt and uses people for two thousand years!!! Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 5

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 7 days

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

This tour was arranged for people who have transit from Chinese-Kyrgyz border on Torugart pass and then to Bishkek city. Finally you will get a chance to relax far from world vanity.  You will see our famous caravanserai that was built inside a mountain and also you will have time to enjoy the atmosphere of Son Kul Lake. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 6

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

Kyrgyzstan waits for you if you love nature our country is right for you. We want to present you a perfect tour going to the south of Kyrgyzstan and then to the north part. During this tour you will see our famous lakes Sary Chelek and Son Kul. Only here you will be able to spend noght in nomadic dwelling yurt under sparkling stars of Kyrgyz sky. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 7

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days

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

Our company offers you a chance to discover the land of nomadic people and their wonderfull nature.You will enjoy seeing untouched places and unforgettable ancient sights! The whole tour goes along the Great Silk Road passing through the impressive Tian Shan massif. You will visit Lake Issyk-Kul the world's second largest alpine lake, as well as the picturesque Son Kul Lake, situated on a high plateau in the centre of Kyrgyzstan (3013m. above sea level). You will come back to life of nomads and their interesting sometimes unbelievable traditions. Read the tour...

 

Mysterious Kyrgyz Land

Activity: Trekking tour

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration of the tour: 11 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Jukku gorge - Chon Kyzyl Suu - Djeti Oguz - Oguz Bashi - Issyk Kul - Bishkek

Welcome to our Celestial Kyrgyz Land! We want to present you a great trip for tourists who like wild nature and trekking. We made a special trip that will take place on the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. During this trip you will see our famous lake and real nomads. You will sleep not only in guesthouses but also in yurts - traditional nomadic dwellings made of wood and felt. Read more...


Incredible Mountains

Activity: Trekking tour

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration 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! Great nomadic style tour, terrific experience!
If you are tired of civilization and busy cities 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 be told about Kyrgyz traditions and culture, because the Kyrgyz being nomads for many years managed to keep all their amazing traditions and customs till now days. Read more...


Tour to Kolkogur Lake

Activity: Trekking tour

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration 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 trip you will have trekking in wild nature, among gorges, mountains and celestial lakes - believe us this trip is right for you. It is an impressive 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 nomad's life while hiking along the celestial mountains! Read more...


Kyrgyz Nomads

Activity: Trekking tour

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration of the tour: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Karakol - Mokraya Polyana - Eastern Irdik Lake - Western Irdik Lake - Karakol - Kochkor - Bishkek

We will help you to discover one of the most beautiful places of the world - Kyrgyzstan, a unique country lying in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains. It is a land of contrasts offering multitude of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, green fields, fast rivers, sandy deserts, mountainous lakes, snowy mountains, an abundance of wild life with many rare and endangered species, historical and archeological places connected with the Great Silk Road and people preserving the traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan a pearl of Central Asia. Read more...

 

Wonders of Kyrgyz Land

Activity: Trekking tour  

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration 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 miraculous trip you will be able to visit the most amazing parts of Kyrgyzstan. This trip includes the most known places of interest of Kyrgyzstan that attract people attention. You will see our celestial mountains, alpine beautiful lakes and ancient architecture. Also it is a great chance to feel yourself as if you are a real nomad. Read more...

 

Miraculous Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration 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 find such a quiet and wonderful place in the world! You will simply LOVE the way this tour has been organized. This tour is for those who want to discover the land of nomads. Kyrgyzstan is a perfect place for trekking over unforgettable mountains and through unbelievable gorges. There you will see the second largest mountain lake in the world - Issyk-Kul Lake. You will experience the nomadic style of life far away from the hectic of busy and stuffy cities. Read more...


The World of Nomads

Activity: Trekking tour 

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration of the tour: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin - Chong Kyzyl Suu - Jukuchak - Pass Jukka - Chokoli Lakes - Syrthe Ak-Shirak - gorge Barskaun - Bishkek   You found the wonderfully quiet place in our busy world you were looking for. All of us were children and had particular dreams. If your dream was to travel somewhere in wild nature, among gorges, mountains and celestial lakes, this tour is exactly 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 get a taste of the traditional nomad's life while mountaineering along the Great Silk Road! Read more...
 
 

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