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Mountain scene, Kyrgyzstan

The best time to visit Kygyzstan

The best time to visit Kyrgyzstan is from May to August. The country’s captivating natural world, which is a particular draw for travellers to this area, is enriched by the higher temperatures and sun-filled skies.

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Visiting Kyrgyzstan in January

November to March is low season, during which roads are sometimes blocked due to snowfall and electricity black outs are common. We would not recommend travelling at this time unless you are keen to go skiing, as it is very cold.

Visiting Kyrgyzstan in February

November to March is low season, during which roads are sometimes blocked due to snowfall and electricity blackouts are common. We would not recommend travelling at this time unless you are keen to go skiing, as it is very cold.

Visiting Kyrgyzstan in March

November to March is low season, during which roads are sometimes blocked due to snowfall and electricity black outs are common. We would not recommend travelling at this time unless you are keen to go skiing, as it is very cold.

Visiting Kyrgyzstan in April

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. Higher mountains may still be snowbound though, limiting hiking opportunities.

Visiting Kyrgyzstan in May

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. Higher mountains may still be snowbound though, limiting hiking opportunities.

Visiting Kyrgyzstan in June

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. Higher mountains may still be snowbound though, limiting hiking opportunities.

Visiting Kyrgyzstan in July

July and August is the peak of summer across the country, making it the only time to access mountains over 3000m 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.

Visiting Kyrgyzstan in August

July and August is the peak of summer across the country, making it the only time to access mountains over 3000m 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.

Visiting Kyrgyzstan in September

September and October is a great time to explore the cities, as the searing summer heat dissipates and visitor numbers drop. Glacial melt is high, making it a popular time to enjoy kayaking or rafting. Hiking remains a good option, with less snow around and more predictable conditions than earlier in the season.

Visiting Kyrgyzstan in October

September and October is a great time to explore the cities, as the searing summer heat dissipates and visitor numbers drop. Glacial melt is high, making it a popular time to enjoy kayaking or rafting. Hiking remains a good option, with less snow around and more predictable conditions than earlier in the season.

Visiting Kyrgyzstan in November

November to March is low season, during which roads are sometimes blocked due to snowfall and electricity black outs are common. We would not recommend travelling at this time unless you are keen to go skiing, as it is very cold.

Visiting Kyrgyzstan in December

November to March is low season, during which roads are sometimes blocked due to snowfall and electricity black outs are common. We would not recommend travelling at this time unless you are keen to go skiing, as it is very cold.

Kyrgyzstan climate guide

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