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1. Posted by Asel (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Stronlgy advice travellers to visit Kyrgyzstan...with awesome and marvelous nature and hospitable people!!! :-)

2. Posted by Aladdino (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hello,
my name is Alaa. i am from Egypt, do you know about Egypt?
I am interested to know more about your country, I read a bit on it online, but i love to know more from you.
I will love to visit it one day.
kind regards
Alaa

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting Asel

Stronlgy advice travellers to visit Kyrgyzstan...with awesome and marvelous nature and hospitable people!!! :-)

Asel, maybe you can advise some people in the Central Asia thread as well? It's about Kyrgyzstan as well.

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Asel:)

U appeared just in time, to advise us.
There are at least 3 of us here, who want to visit
Krygyzstan soon.

I want to find a nice town, within 100 KM of Bishkek, and maybe have a homestay there. Would u have any advise, about which town?

Mel

5. Posted by Asel (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Hello! sorry for late reply! Yes, I strongly advice you to visit Kyrgyzstan not because it's my home country but because it's worth of it. If you are the one who loves extreme there are high peaks to scramble, if you are romantic there is beautiful nature (lakes YssYk-Kol, Song-Kol, Sary-Chelek). People here are very hospitable (especially in south of Kyrgyzstan), so in case you are lost somewhere in remote area or will need a break you will be welcomed to have a rest in their houses. Besides, you will find out how cheap life here is (restaurants, cafes, food etc.)

6. Posted by Asel (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

hi Mel!
if you want to stay near Bishkek then you can go to Yssyk-Kul lake which is in east from Bishkek, it's the right season for swimming there now and of course you can find easily place to stay. Also you can contact CBT (community based tourism) agency and they will provide you with place to stay for relatively cheap price ;)

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Ansel!!!!

Looks like Yssyk-Kul lake will be the place I go, outside Biskek. This is the second recommendation I have had, about it.

How cold will it be, in Biskek, at the end of September?

Mel

8. Posted by Asel (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Well usually its not so cold, end of September will be quite warm, around 26-28 Celsius degrees, you can even swim in the lake! Also you can do trekking around southern shore, nature their is breathtaking, I can assure you! :)

9. Posted by spank18 (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

Hi all,

I'm doing the Silk Road starting in October in Istanbul, Turkey.

I will be in Kyrgyzstan last (November/December) for two weeks or so.

I’m trying to consider my clothing and footwear for this time of year.

I’m thinking a good windproof and waterproof tops.

I have bought these shoes: http://www.walktall.co.uk/product_info.php/products_id/1999

But I have been recommend to buy proper boots, because in Central Asia the roads can be non-existent.

Does anybody have any experience? I need some advice! The person who recommended them said to take both pairs (Boots and shoes). Do you think this is necessary? I'm worried about weight, but at the same time, I'm not keen on wearing boots all the time, lightweight or not!

On a secondary note, I have also been advised to get a four to five season sleeping bag (£200!)

Is this worthwhile?

I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks!

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Asel