When is the best time to go to Kyrgyzstan?

When is the best time to go to Kyrgyzstan? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Kyrgyzstan, the weather is good across more than 50% of the territory for: July and August
  • The best months to go to Bishkek are July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months in Bishkek are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are May and June
  • Tash-Kumyr is the city with the best climate, with good weather 8 months a year

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Issyk Kul and the Tian Shan
Karakol, Tcholponata, Kyzyl-Suu (Jety-Öguz)...

July and August
56°F to 72°F°C
1 to 9 days
June and September
50°F to 67°F°C
1 to 13 days
January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
22°F to 61°F°C
0 to 13 days

Naryn Region
Kochkor, Naryn, Tach Rabat...

July and August
58°F to 74°F°C
1 to 11 days
January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December
14°F to 67°F°C
0 to 14 days

North West of Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek, Ala Archa National Park, Kaindy...

July, August and September
67°F to 86°F°C
2 to 9 days
May and June
63°F to 81°F°C
7 to 14 days
January, February, March, April, October, November and December
25°F to 63°F°C
1 to 9 days

West (Ferghana Valley)
Jalal-Abad, Och, Arslanbob...

June, July, August and September
67°F to 103°F°C
0 to 5 days
May and October
54°F to 88°F°C
2 to 8 days
52°F to 77°F°C
3 to 7 days
January, February, March, November and December
31°F to 65°F°C
1 to 6 days

Best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan by cities

Chargement en cours
Issyk Kul and the Tian Shan Issyk Kul and the Tian Shan Naryn Region Naryn Region North West North West West (Ferghana Valley) West (Ferghana Valley)

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Temperatures and rainfall in Kyrgyzstan

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Kyrgyzstan and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Bishkek, Karakol, Kochkor, Ala Archa National Park and Ala Kul Lake.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Kyrgyzstan

Find out when Kyrgyzstan has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Kyrgyzstan

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, November and December. The number of visitors to Kyrgyzstan is high in: June, July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in Kyrgyzstan: February, April and November.
  • Low season in Kyrgyzstan: January, March, May and December.
  • High season in Kyrgyzstan: June, September and October.
  • Peak season in Kyrgyzstan: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Kyrgyzstan month by month

Average price for flights to Kyrgyzstan

A return flight between London and Bishkek is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 413 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 266 more for your airline ticket to Bishkek if you go in august.

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Where to go in Kyrgyzstan?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Ala Archa National Park36°F38°F52°F63°F72°F81°F86°F85°F76°F63°F47°F38°F
Ala Kul Lake25°F27°F36°F49°F56°F61°F68°F67°F61°F49°F36°F27°F
Issyk-Kul Lake22°F23°F31°F38°F45°F50°F56°F56°F50°F40°F31°F23°F
Köl Ukök Lake16°F18°F27°F40°F50°F56°F63°F63°F54°F40°F27°F18°F
Kyzyl-Suu (Jety-Öguz)27°F31°F38°F47°F54°F59°F65°F65°F59°F49°F38°F29°F
Song Kul Lake16°F18°F27°F40°F50°F56°F63°F63°F54°F40°F27°F18°F
Tach Rabat14°F18°F27°F36°F45°F52°F58°F58°F49°F36°F23°F16°F


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About Kyrgyzstan

What can I do in Kyrgyzstan?

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Is this weather information for Kyrgyzstan reliable?

Climate data for Kyrgyzstan has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Kyrgyzstan allows us to determine the average for each month in Bishkek, Karakol, Kochkor, Ala Archa National Park, Ala Kul Lake, Altyn-Arashan, Arslanbob, Bokonbayevo, and 20 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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