Kyrgyzstan tourism industry is developing and the interest to the country is growing. We believe that the country will be the next hot spot in Central Asia soon. Below you can find our thoughts on the matter.
KYRGYZSTAN CATERS TO ALL TYPES OF TRAVELERS
There are a number of different types of trips you can take in Kyrgyzstan. North coast of Issyk Kul Lake is lined with small beach villages: Cholpon-Ata, Bosteri, Korumdy, Bulan-Sagottu and others. You can easily spend 1-2 weeks (or even longer!) beach hopping, watching sunsets, baking in the sun and swimming. These villages are the touristiest part of the country.
South coast of Issyk Kul Lake is also charming, but most of beaches are wild. It’s a place for wild life lovers. Karakol town, Tash Rabat caravanserai, Burana tower are a treat for history buffs. The sights are located within 1-2 hours drive from large cities (except for Tash Rabat).
Kyrgyzstan is mountain country and you can expect some really great trekking, hiking and walking trails and a lot of fresh air. Such areas as Djety Oguz gorge, Karkara valley, Altyn Arashan valley and Song Kul Lake is a paradise for adventure seekers and outdoorsy type travelers.
KYRGYZSTAN IS FOR TRAVELERS WITH LIMITED TIME
You can get around the major sights of Kyrgyzstan in just 8-10 days. If you have limited time take a classic tour that takes only 6 days. The best tour option is to spend some days checking out historic sites, have a trekking trail in charming gorge and end the tour with spending some days along North coastline.
Do not forget to check out smaller villages to meet locals and have a night in yurt (national type of housing).
THE LACK OF TOURISM IMPACT
The country doesn’t have a well developed tourism infrastructure yet. This is one of the appeals of Kyrgyzstan for backpackers and travelers that enjoy getting off the beaten path. The best option to explore the country is the hire a driver to get you over beautiful mountain’s passes.
You’ll have no problems finding good hotels in touristic places, big cities and coastal villages. But it’s a different story in mountain regions. There are no hostels but lots of tiny guest houses and home-stays. Tourists love staying with the locals because families in Central Asia are very welcoming.
KYRGYZSTAN TOURISM HAS GREAT POTENTIAL
With new B&B and restaurants popping up it’s only a matter of time until Kyrgyzstan will be the hot spot in Central Asia. There are already plenty of options for those looking for a luxurious holiday destination, or, on the other hand, those that are looking for local, authentic backpacker type of experience.
We hope that waiting game will not be a reason that stops you from visiting this stunning diverse destination!
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