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Hiking in Kyrgyzstan

Take a trip to the majestic mountains of the Tian Shan and discover the enchanting nature of Kyrgyzstan!

Kyrgyzstan, a small Central Asian country, is almost entirely surrounded by mountains. Gorges, alpine lakes, beautiful valleys, waterfalls and glaciers are some of the natural features you can find in this mountainous areas. On the border with China, you’ll find the majestic Tian Shan Mountains, with peaks over 7,000 m providing exciting adventures. The Pamir mountains, including the iconic Lenin Peak, are also a great mountain destination.You can enjoy easy 1-day treks to glance at this incredible landscapes, but probably your best choice is to venture on a several-day hiking traverse. Take a look at all our options and start planning your next trip! Explore-Share only promotes trips led by certified mountain guides.
 
 
 
 
 

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Tom Maciejowski

5.00

September, 2019

Kyrgyzstan alpine lakes 4-day guided hiking tour

I would recommend this trip to anyone. It was such an incredible experience and Misha was the best guide one could ask for. His knowledge is incredible and he answered every one of my million questions. On top of that he is a great guy to be around. The hike is diverse and the natural beauty is second to none. Don’t miss out on this experience!


 

There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Kyrgyzstan

The Tian Shan is a range of immense mountains, including its highest peak, Jengish Chokusu (7,439m). Lenin Peak (7,134m) is number two and considered to be a less technical climb. While trekking to such high objectives might be a tall order, the abundant mountainsides offer fascinating hikes with an eclectic mix delightful expeditions.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+996

Currency

Som (KGS)

Language

Kyrgyz; Russian

Best time to visit

There are trips available all year round, though some locations are more enjoyable in the summer months. June through September offer ideal climate conditions, particularly for high-altitude destinations in the Tian Shan

What’s the weather like?

Depending on your location, the climate of Kyrgyzstan can vary drastically. The Tian Shan and its high elevation changes between continental to polar with frequent freezing temperatures, while the southwest part of the country offers a subtropical climate that can reach upwards of 40 degrees (Celsius) in the summer

How long should I stay?

There are amazing day hikes that take advantage of the vast and varied landscapes of Kyrgyzstan in brevity, but many trips offer more in-depth experiences that last two weeks or more. This is country contains a staggering number of memorable valleys, mountains, and rare scenery and an endless opportunity to explore them, so it only depends on how much time you would like to take discovering it

More info about Hiking in Kyrgyzstan:

When it comes to memorable treks, Kyrgyzstan has more than its fair share. The unique landscape from mountains and valleys to rivers and lakes offer a wide network of trails. The larger objectives, like the Tian Shan and sustained expeditions in the north and east, require a high fitness level and proper training. Some hikes reach an altitude that necessitates acclimatization. Scrambling can be enjoyed in some areas as a hands-on way to take part in the geology

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