• Background info
  • Festivals Kyrgyzstan
    Kyrgyzstan has many national holidays and commemoration days: New Year's Day (January 1), Russian Orthodox Christmas (7 January), International Women's Day (March 8), Labour Day (1 May), Constitution Day (May 5); on Victory Day (May ...
  • Culture Kyrgyzstan
    Kyrgyzstan is officially called The Kyrgyz Republic and the culture and customs show similarities with other Central Asian countries. Shaking hands in Kyrgyzstan is a frequent activity among men. It is a sign of warmth ...
  • Food and drinks Kyrgyzstan
    The standard meal in Kyrgyzstan is the spicy laghman, a meal of noodles. Jarkop is braised meat with vegetables and noodles. Hoshan are fried or steamed dumplings. Horse-meat sausages are known as kazy, karta or ...
  • Language Kyrgyzstan
    Kyrgyzstan has two official state languages​​: Kyrgyz and Russian. Kyrgyz is a Turkic language with a Cyrillic alphabet. The country is slowly trying to switch to the Latin script. ...
  • Religion Kyrgyzstan
    More than 75 percent of people in Kyrgyzstan are Muslim and about 20 percent are Russian Orthodox. The Kyrgyz converted to Islam relatively late (sixteenth century). They still attach themselves to pre-Islamic, shamanistic rituals. It ...
  • Tipping Kyrgyzstan
    Although they often will not ask for it, the guides, drivers and hotel staff in Kyrgyzstan expect a tip. ...
  • Weather and climate Kyrgyzstan
    Kyrgyzstan has significant differences in low and high altitudes with mountain and continental climates. In the valleys the summers are very hot while in the mountainous areas' summers are often very pleasant temperatures, at around ...
  • Practical info
  • Luggage and clothing Kyrgyzstan
    For this group trip through Kyrgyzstan we recommend to carry a backpack or any ‘soft’ type bag.  A case we would strongly recommend against.   As for clothes, we recommend to take practical clothing. Items that ...
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