Kyrgyzstan

Cathy's verdict
There’s something endlessly fascinating about the ancient Silk Road. And at its heart, Kyrgyzstan's nomadic life, spectacular mountains and remote beauty are just as tempting. Wander along wild trails, bathe in hot springs and see the World Nomad Games, with small group tours for all ages.

Recommended tour operator: On the Go Tours

On the Go Tours says:

At the heart of the ancient Silk Road, bordered by China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, lies Kyrgyzstan. In our opinion, it is one of the most beautiful, untouched and fascinating countries on earth.

  • all levels of fitness
  • explore remote regions
  • overland experience

Our Kyrgyzstan small group tours attract all ages and nationalities. As part of our Essentials Tours collection, the style is that of an overland adventure with accommodation is in mix of small local guesthouses and simple but well-equipped camps.

We aim to combine unique experiences, cultural insights and authentic hospitality which bring to life the soul of Kyrgyzstan.

The most popular option is our Kyrgyzstan Explorer 16 day tour which runs on various dates between May and October. We’ll take you from Tashkent to Bishkek via the spectacular Chong Kemin Valley, Song Kol Lake, hiking in the Kyrgyz Fergana Valley, Kochkor and the rugged Kamchik Pass. A highlight for many is a demonstration by a local eagle hunter in Jeti Oguz as well as the petroglyphs at Cholpon Ata.

Transport is in an overland vehicle throughout with a knowledgeable English-speaking tour leader.

If you want to explore more of Central Asia, we offer a wide choice of longer itineraries combining Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and sections of the Silk Road.

The best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan is between June and September. We offer a twin-share option – we will pair you up with a fellow traveller of the same gender.

Discover our full range of small groups tours in Kyrgyzstan.

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