Steep emerald valleys, alpine forests and mirror-like lakes has gifted Kyrgyzstan its nickname “the Switzerland of Central Asia”. On luxury holidays to Kyrgyzstan, tour the country’s mesmerising natural beauty and sprawling steppe, spending your days with semi-nomadic families and experiencing age-old traditions in their yurts. Become immersed in the Kyrgyz’s culture, staying in yurt camps and making traditional drinks and snacks. Enjoy time in the cities of Naryn, known for its scenery, and Bishkek, a city along the famous Silk Road.
A largely rural country, expertise and first-hand knowledge is crucial for seamless Kyrgyzstan holidays. Our local representatives and 24/7 support ensures a luxury experience that is seamless from start to finish, filled with incredible memories at every turn. As experts in experiential travel, we are leaders in creating bespoke and exclusive experiences to some of the most remote places on earth.
POCKET GUIDE TO KYRGYZSTAN
Experience the local way of life
Kyrgyzstan’s sprawling landscape is home to a variety of age-old traditions and indigenous cultures. Get a glance into the lives of the locals on the remote shores of Son Kul Lake. Spend the day with a nomadic shepherd family, participating in their daily routine as they set up their yurts and make traditional drinks and snacks before spending the night in a traditional yurt camp. In Kochkor, enjoy a traditional lunch with a local family or in Naryn, learn how to make Beshbarmak and Boorsok, beloved Kyrgyz dishes.
Kyrgyzstan’s Pamir Highway travels through its namesake mountains and is rooted in the region’s history, once forming a link of the Silk Road trade route. On luxury holidays to Kyrgyzstan, traverse the highway on a discovery of the Silk Road. Cutting through the heartland of Central Asia, the route was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between these vast regions. Today, the magnificent cosmopolitan cities of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan serve as a reminder of this wonder that changed the world.
Wonderfully combinable, the highlights of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are perfectly paired and discovered on a trip along the Pamir Highway, a road that passes through Central Asia. The Highway is rooted in the region’s history, once forming a link of the Silk Road trade route while the modern road was built by the Soviets. Drive through the snow-capped valleys and mountains, immersing yourself in the traditional cultures. Get to know the regional customs by meeting local people, sampling traditional dishes, visiting historic sites and spending nights in guesthouses.
Expert knowledge is vital on a luxury holiday to Kyrgyzstan, where the valleys and mountains offer a different climate to the dry cities. At OROKO, our preferred time to visit Kyrgyzstan is from May to September, when the bazaars are bustling and our favourite sights are helped by better visibility and hot temperatures. Winters bring a blanket of snow, and while making for a spectacular sight and fantastic ski opportunities, promise quite cold temperatures averaging at -10 degrees.