This year, I had the opportunity to visit an offbeat country in Central Asia and I cannot emphasize what a life-changing trip it was!
A 25-day impromptu trip with my best friend was certainly what I had in mind at the start of this year. We hitchhiked, trekked, and camped along the way but what I remember the most are the people and the culture of this country.
Kyrgyzstan is greatly underrated but trust me, this is definitely one of the best places to visit in Central Asia.
Although I started my trip to Kyrgyzstan from Almaty (Kazakhstan), you can start it from India itself. Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan and there are several flights from India throughout a week.
Here is the route that you can follow for your Kyrgyzstan trip:
Bishkek - Cholpon Ata - Karakol - Bokanbaevo - Kochkor - Bishkek - Osh - Bishkek
Now, this might seem like a short itinerary for 3 weeks but don't be fooled by the names. Each of the places mentioned in this route require at least 2-3 days because there are a lot of day trips to be covered from here.
Best Time to Visit Kyrgyzstan
The best time to visit Kyrgyzstan is in summers, from June to August, as the country stays cold and frozen for the remaining part of the year.
If you wish to trek to the lakes and enjoy them, then make sure you visit this country after the lakes have melted.
Kyrgyzstan Itinerary for 3-Weeks
Here is a concise itinerary to help you plan a trip to this magical nation too!