This Is Kyrgyzstan
«SO MUCH TO DISCOVER!»
Kyrgyzstan has a visa waiver regime for citizens of 60 countries with a duration of between 30 and 90 days. Among these countries are most of the countries of the European Union and North America.
More information at http://www.mfa.gov.kg
Since September 1, 2017, the Kyrgyz government has launched the "Electronic Visa" system.
This allows citizens of other countries that need a visa to submit their application through the Internet. The request only takes 3 working days to be processed. The visa can be paid on the website with VISA or MasterCard.
The "Electronic Visa" system is available for arrivals and departures through three checkpoints: the Manas International Airport in Bishkek, the Osh International Airport and the "Akzhol" border post on the border with the Republic of Kazakhstan.
More information at: http://evisa.e-gov.kg/
Kyrgyzstan offers a unique opportunity to enjoy nature in its purest form. 90% of the territory of Kyrgyzstan is covered by the mountainous systems of the Tien Shan and the Pamir. The Pobeda peaks (7439 m), Lenin (7134 m) and Khan Tengri (6995 m) are part of these mountain ranges.
The Kyrgyz Republic is a sunny country. In this wonderful natural environment we can find rivers and mountain streams, huge snow fields and wonderful valleys and gorges covered with alpine flowers. The glaciers occupy 4% of the national territory. There are more than 8,000 glaciers in Kyrgyzstan measuring the largest, 60.5 km.
The culture and spirituality of the Kyrgyz people are very interesting and cognitive. Their customs, traditions and history do not leave anyone indifferent.
The unusual energy and originality of the people of Kyrgyzstan are reflected in their folk art, song, dance, national games, the creations of local artisans, national clothes, cuisine and their peculiar form of traditional accommodation (The Yurts).
The Nomadic World Games are held in Kyrgyzstan every two years (Next one being 2018) and are a sporting and cultural event that brings together all the countries of nomadic tradition. In addition to the official activities scheduled, in the country this event is lived with great enthusiasm, so that at that time the nomadic culture comes to light throughout the country.
The hospitality of the Kyrgyz is one of the main virtues of its people. This hospitality comes from antiquity.
For centuries, most of Kyrgyzstan's population has lived a nomadic lifestyle, this is changing in the last century, but helping the traveler who seeks shelter is now part of their culture.
Travelers on the silk route who passed a Yurt of a Kyrgyz family did not leave without first sharing with their owners the bread and the national drink based on fermented mare's milk, the kumyz.
Family traditions, which have evolved over the centuries, reflect the wisdom accumulated by many generations.
The Kyrgyz people show great respect to the elderly, especially the parents.