Nature of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is dominated by the Tien Shan and Pamir mountains, which make up about 94% of the country's total area. About 8,000 glaciers are located in Kyrgyzstan, covering about 4% of the country. By comparison, there are about 1,200 glaciers in the entire Alpine region. Kyrgyzstan is also known for its 2,000 lakes. The most famous lake, Issyk-Kul, is considered the second-largest mountain lake in the world. Already during Soviet times, Issyk-Kul was a popular tourist destination.

issyk kul lake, Kyrgyzstan


The Kyrgyz are a nomadic people, originally of Mongol origin, who in the 3rd century were described in Chinese sources as a "wild mountain people". Only after the conquest of the region by the Russians, part of the population had become sedentary at the beginning of the 19th century. However, the nomadic origin did not vanish. Today about 65% of the population lives in the countryside, and the tradition of spending hot summers in a yurt in the mountains is still widespread.

Kyrgyzstan country, Adras Travel

Travel Information


Capital of Kyrgyzstan, before known as Frunze


Issyk-Kul Lake

The second biggest alpine lake in the world


Song-Kol Lake

It lies at 3,016 metres above sea level. In winter the lake freezes


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