Costa Rica Traverse

I don't think my feet have touched the ground since I've returned from Costa Rica so any relaxation achieved on the trip is rapidly disappearing sadly. However, just a quick note to say that it was the most amazing trip I've ever done. Danny our guide was phenomenal - his ability to keep us upbeat and motivated and telling us information on a need to know basis was fantastic - I wish he could be our guide on every trip I do in the future! The rest of his team was also fantastic - the logistics behind the trip were critical but totally seemless as we trudged through the rainforest and up vertical mud slopes in the rain. I was going to go on a Patagonia trek but delighted that I was advised to do this trip - it really was a challenge and I was nervous about my levels of fitness but I realise now that I'm fitter than I thought I was - long may I continue to keep the fitness up although last week I took it easy. Thanks again to WE for their excellent advice to do this trip - I'm so happy I did and have met some great people as a result!

L Chambers | UK
 

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

Take an adventure holiday in KYRGYZSTAN with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Kyrgyzstan is bordered by China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and the major geographical features are the peaks of Tien Shan and the associated valleys and basins that encompass entire country.

In ancient times Kyrgyzstan occupied an important place on the Silk Road particularly the town of Osh, which is Kyrgyzstan's second and oldest city, now celebrating its 3000th anniversary. The ancestors of the present day Kyrgyz people probably lived in southern Siberia until the 10th century, but under Mongol incursions began to spread southwards. Later on the area, which is now Kyrgyzstan, came under the Manchus and from the 18th century it was part of Kokand Khanate.  The Russians invaded in the late 19th century and the land was then amalgamated into the Soviet Union until 1991, when Kyrgyzstan gained its independence.


Featured Adventures

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan by Bike

A true adventure for those that want a unique biking experience with spectacular high mountain scenery
15 days |

Kyrgyzstan and the Tian Shan Mountains

Discover the land of the Nomads and Celestial Mountains on this active adventure through Kyrgyzstan
15 days |

Peak Lenin Base Camp

A unique trekking adventure combining Silk Road cultural highlights
18 days |

Peak Lenin Expedition

A high altitude expedition to Peak Lenin (7134m/23,405ft) in the Pamirs, considered one of the world's most achievable 7000m mountains, led by Simon Yates.
23 days |

Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar

An extraordinary journey following the ancient Silk Road from China to Uzbekistan
27 days |
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The Weather in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan has a continental climate with relatively little rainfall. It averages 247 sunny days a year. In the summer, in the mountains, the mornings are generally fine and the afternoons hazy with occasional rain. In the lowlands, the temperature ranges between -4° and -6°C (21-24°F) in January to 16 and 24°C (61-75°F) in July.

In the highlands, the temperatures range from -14° and -20°C (6.8° and -4°F in January to 8-12°C (46-54°F) in July. There are heavy snowfalls during winter.

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