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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘Саламатсызбы ’
( sal-amat syz-by )
Kyrgyz
‘Здравствуйте ’
( zdravst-vi-te )
Russian
Plug combo cf
Electricity
220V/50hz
Apr-Jun
Sep-Oct
Best time to go
Spring
Autumn

Money and costs

Currency
Soms (лв)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated September 24, 2018 6:51PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
US$40
  • Hostel dorm (Bishkek) or rural homestay: 400–700som
  • Street snack: 40–60som
  • Self-service cafeteria meal: 60–150som
  • Museum admission: 50–150som
  • Long-distance marshrutka ride: 150–500som
Midrange
US$40–80
  • Midrange hotel: US$30–50
  • Full day horse riding with guide: 1800–3000som
  • Good restaurant meal in Bishkek: 400–1200som
  • Long-distance share-taxi seat: 300–1000som
Top end (more than)
US$80
  • High-end or boutique hotel: US$60–200
  • Long-distance car with driver per day: 3000som
  • Private kok boru demonstration: 17000som

Visas

At least 60 nationalities can visit Kyrgyzstan without visas, including citizens of Korea, Japan, most major Western countries and former Soviet countries. Many visitors who do need a visa can arrange for one online (www.evisa.e-gov.kg), though these visas are valid for...

Get the latest visa advice for Kyrgyzstan from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
KGZ
Bishkek
Go Apr–JunSep–Oct
Mar – May
1134126
1.57
0.06
Jun – Aug
21126042
0.47
0.02
Sep – Nov
1966542
0.93
0.04
Dec – Feb
1.4
0.05
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Karakol
Go Apr–JunSep–Oct
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Cholpon-Ata
Go Apr–JunSep–Oct
Mar – May
1445736
0.57
0.02
Jun – Aug
30168560
0.3
0.01
Sep – Nov
1956641
0.23
0.01
Dec – Feb
-1-122912
0.23
0.01
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Osh
Go Apr–JunSep–Oct
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Kyrgyzstan

Most visitors will arrive by air at Bishkek's Manas International Airport, though many still travel overland as part of larger Silk Road itineraries.

Flights to Kyrgyzstan

The best price found from United States to Kyrgyzstan is on October 16th, 2018, travelling with jetBlue. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $481.00
FRU
Bishkek

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