When to Visit Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan location far from the oceans with severe elevation changes make its climate very distinct.  The deserts and plains that surround the country on three sides provide a huge contrast with climate and landscape of its mountainous interior. In general the country is dry and sunny with approximately 60 – 70 days of rain a year. In the summer temperature varies between the cities which can get quite hot to the cooler mountainous regions. The best months to visit are June to September but anytime between May and October is good.

Summer is the best season to travel as there is low rainfall, plenty of festivals and great walking and trekking weather. It is also the best time to visit if you want to camp in Yurts which generally operate between June and October.

Bishkek can get very hot in the summer months with temperatures ranging from low 30s°C up to 45°C. Autumn and spring are generally mild. Lake Issyk Kul is cooler than Bishkek and is more popular in summer months with an average temperature of 19°C. In the mountain regions the temperature is more moderate in the summer although in some areas it can snow year round.