Explore the Tian Shan or tramp around outside Bishkek when you head out on your snowshoes in Kyrgyzstan. Enjoy stunning views, get the chance to see rare wildlife and explore nature as you go.
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The rugged and varied terrain of Kyrgyzstan lends itself to snowshoeing. Whether you only have a few days, a week or an entire month or more, there are plenty of options.
The Suusavyr Valley in the Tian Shan, with its stunning alpine scenery and old Soviet army bases, is one popular spot to explore on your snowshoes. You could easily spend a week or more here.
Jyrgalan Valley and Irdyk Gorge are two other excellent and scenic spots to practice the sport. You’ll need at least a week to explore both of these.
If you have less time than that then heading out to Ala Archa National Park will yield great scenery and only take a day or so. Regardless of what you want or need, you’re bound to find it in Kyrgyzstan.
During the winter, the average daily temperatures in Kyrgyzstan hover right around freezing. Temperatures decrease as you gain elevation to well-below freezing. Snow is also fairly common, with an average of between 25 to 33 millimeters of snow falling each month.
Any trip to Kyrgyzstan begins with a flight into the Manas International Airports (FRU) in the capital of Bishkek, which offers direct flights from Moscow, St Petersburg, Istanbul and Dubai among others. From here, you will be able to take a bus to your final destination. However, many guides offer to meet you here and arrange transport.
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