Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan

Photo credit: Jered Gorman

Unspoiled & Undiscovered: Central Asia’s Best-Kept Secret

The soaring peaks and broad valleys of the Tien Shan Mountains blanket most of landlocked Kyrgyzstan. Semi-nomadic herders and mountain villagers have long had this territory to themselves, and that’s a big part of its appeal: the country’s dramatic beauty is unspoiled, and the residents lead lives in which deeply rooted traditions remain vibrant. If you’re looking for a destination that’s both richly rewarding and genuinely off the beaten path, Kyrgyzstan should be on your radar.

Why travel to Kyrgyzstan with MIR

MIR’s destination experts know the peaks and valleys, the back roads and bazaars that make Kyrgyzstan such an exciting place to visit. Decades of building relationships mean that even in the most remote villages, our guides are greeted as friends, because that’s what they are. The quality of your guidance is important no matter where you travel, but for a remote destination like Kyrgyzstan it’s essential, and MIR delivers.

We love traveling in gorgeous, hospitable Kyrgyzstan. We make a point of introducing you to the people in the countryside. From felt yurt to glass and steel high-rise, MIR can get you there.

  • 30 years of Kyrgyzstan travel experience
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
    • Travel programs from Harvard University and the Harvard Museum of Natural History have chosen MIR to guide them to Central Asia
    • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
    • On-the-ground support, including a MIR affiliate office in neighboring Uzbekistan
    • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
    • Quality you can trust
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    Scenery in Ala Archa National Park (Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan). Photo credit: Abdu Samadov
    Burana Tower, 11th century minaret. Kyrgyzstan. Photo credit: Douglas Grimes
    Scenery in Kara Koyun Gorge, Kyrgyzstan. Photo credit: Willis Hughes
    Sunset on Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan.) Photo credit: Vlad Ushak
    View of the Pamir range from Kyrgyzstan. Photo credit: Jered Gorman
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    • Scenery in Ala Archa National Park (Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan). Photo credit: Abdu Samadov Scenery in Ala Archa National Park (Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan). Abdu Samadov
    • Burana Tower, 11th century minaret. Kyrgyzstan. Photo credit: Douglas Grimes Burana Tower, 11th century minaret. Douglas Grimes
    • Scenery in Kara Koyun Gorge, Kyrgyzstan. Photo credit: Willis Hughes Scenery in Kara Koyun Gorge, Kyrgyzstan. Willis Hughes
    • Sunset on Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan.) Photo credit: Vlad Ushak Sunset on Lake Issyk-Kul. Vlad Ushak
    • View of the Pamir range from Kyrgyzstan. Photo credit: Jered Gorman View of the Pamir range from Kyrgyzstan. Jered Gorman
    • Rural Kyrgyzstan. Photo credit: Willis Hughes Rural Kyrgyzstan. Willis Hughes
    • Tash Rabat Stream (Kyrgyzstan.) Photo credit: Jered Gorman Tash Rabat Stream. Jered Gorman
    • Yurt camp in Tash Rabat, Kyrgyzstan. Photo credit: Willis Hughes Yurt camp in Tash Rabat, Kyrgyzstan. Willis Hughes

    Traveler Reviews

    • "Kyrgyzstan – beautiful country, great local guide."

      S. Kovack

      Seattle, WA