Kyrgyzstan is a country located in Central Asia between Kazakhstan (north), Uzbekistan (west), Tajikistan (south) and China (east). The population of Kyrgyzstan is 5.5 million overall with 835,000 people living in the capital, Bishkek.
Kyrgyzstan is 199,900 km2 (77,181 sq mi) wide and hosts part of the Tian Shan mountain system, the second highest and largest system of mountain ranges in the world. Its highest peak is Jengish Chokusu (Victory Peak) located at 7,439 meters (24,406 ft).
Kyrgyzstan has long been recognized by travellers from all over the world as one of the best trekking destinations. The Tian Shan mountains, the natural border between Kyrgyzstan and China, offer beautiful hiking trails for all levels. Besides Tian Shan, the many lakes of Kyrgyzstan are also ideal trekking sites to see breathtaking nature exceptionnally left […]
Bella Italia Restaurant is another good Italian restaurant in Bishkek besides Cyclone. Ran by chef Walter Barbaresi, the place opened just a few years ago but quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in Bishkek. The food is quite decent but in my opinion not better than Cyclone’s. Bella Italia Restaurant has very good […]
Conveniently located on Chuy Avenue in the city center of Bishek (near the White House), Cyclone serves some of the best Italian food in Kyrgyzstan. Like the Four Seasons Restaurant it has a very pleasant terrasse protected from the sun. Cyclone is one of the rare restaurants in Bishkek whose food quality has remained fairly […]
CBT Kyrgyzstan CBT (Community Based Tourism) relies on a network of local people to offer you the different elements of their tour packages (e.g. accommodation, horse riding, trekking, guidance). Most tourists we meet in Kyrgyzstan use their services and they generally speak very highly of them. Website: http://www.cbtkyrgyzstan.kg Phone: + 996 312 44 33 31 […]
Caprice is a high-end resort located on the northern shore of the Issyk Kul lake in Bosteri (village), not far from the picturesque Grigoriev and Semenov canyons. One of the best hotels on the northern shore, Caprice has a beautiful inner landscaping with alleys of tall fir-trees, fountains and flower gardens. The resort has a […]
The Four Seasons Restaurant Bishkek is one of the favorite restaurants of tourists and expatriates – probably because of its occidental ambiance and central location (just near the Russian theatre) in the city center. The restaurant is quite pleasant during summertime with its nice terrasse surrounded by trees. There are live Jazz musicians performing […]
Issyk Kul lake Issyk Kul is a lake located in the north east of Kyrgyzstan (about 250 km / 160 mi from the capital Bishkek) in the Tian Shan mountains. Issyk Kul is 182 km long and 60 km wide in its largest dimensions, which represents 6,236 km2 (2,408 sq mi). It is the 10th […]