Ancient Temple Ruins, Kazakhstan

The best time to visit Kazakhstan

The best time to visit Kazakhstan is from April to May and September to October. Swinging from extremes in temperature outside of these months, the weather settles at this time and makes the dramatic landscape even more alluring for inquisitive travellers.

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Visiting Kazakhstan in January

low season

November to March is the low season, with some snow and colder temperatures to be expected. If you are feeling adventurous, take part in eagle hunting across the country.

Visiting Kazakhstan in February

low season

November to March is the low season, with some snow and colder temperatures to be expected. If you are feeling adventurous, take part in eagle hunting across the country.

Visiting Kazakhstan in March

low season

November to March is the low season, with some snow and colder temperatures to be expected. If you are feeling adventurous, take part in eagle hunting across the country. The Nauruz festival is celebrated between 21-22 March across Central Asia, as the whole region welcomes spring with song, dance and food.

Visiting Kazakhstan in April

medium season

April to June is a great time to visit as the country warms up, and is generally mild with lower visitor numbers. There is more rainfall at this time, but the benefit is that the landscape is lush and green. Discover Altyn Emel National Park, marvel at the stunning steppes and mountains of the north, or explore the Buddhist heritage at Tamgaly Tas.

Visiting Kazakhstan in May

medium season

April to June is a great time to visit as the country warms up, and is generally mild with lower visitor numbers. There is more rainfall at this time, but the benefit is that the landscape is lush and green. Kokmaisa Festival is held at the end of May to celebrate the arrival of spring and travellers can go horse riding, climbing, hiking, mountain trekking and visiting historical sites.

Visiting Kazakhstan in June

medium season

April to June is a great time to visit as the country warms up, and is generally mild with lower visitor numbers. There is more rainfall at this time, but the benefit is that the landscape is lush and green.

Visiting Kazakhstan in July

high season

July and August is the peak of summer in Kazakhstan, making it the ideal time to escape to the mountains and trek through spectacular pristine landscapes. This is the busiest time of year so expect to book well in advance to secure the best accommodation. The Day of the Capital City falls on the 6th July and is a public holiday, but the celebrations last for several days. Attend the magnificent concert in front of the Baiterek monument and enjoy other performances, shows and fairs.

Visiting Kazakhstan in August

high season

July and August is the peak of summer in Kazakhstan, making it the ideal time to escape to the mountains and trek through spectacular pristine landscapes; head to the Big Almaty Gorge to experience the fantastical Kazak landscape. Combine Kazakhstan with a hiking trip in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. This is the busiest time of year so expect to book well in advance to secure the best accommodation.

Visiting Kazakhstan in September

medium season

September and October is a great time to explore the country, as the searing summer heat dissipates and visitor numbers drop. Glacial melt is high, making it a popular time to enjoy kayaking or rafting. Okunkol Fishing Fest takes place in early September, where all are welcome to participate in the fishing competition, quests, workshops and training.

Visiting Kazakhstan in October

medium season

September and October is a great time to explore the country, as the searing summer heat dissipates and visitor numbers drop. Glacial melt is high, making it a popular time to enjoy kayaking or rafting. This shoulder season is also great to combine Kazakhstan with other countries like Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Visiting Kazakhstan in November

low season

November to March is the low season, with some snow and colder temperatures to be expected. If you are feeling adventurous, take part in eagle hunting across the country.

Visiting Kazakhstan in December

low season

November to March is the low season, with some snow and colder temperatures to be expected. If you are feeling adventurous, take part in eagle hunting across the country.

Kazakhstan climate guide

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