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Travel To Kyrgyzstan

Discover the unbelievable nature of Kyrgyzstan during your 4×4 self-drive holiday



You will be amazed by the natural beauty that travel to Kyrgyzstan has to offer. And the best part: you have it completely to yourself as there is hardly any tourism! So start your engine and start exploring! Drive though stunning gorges like Chong-Kemin and Kichi Neryn, drive around Issyk-Kul lake, stay in a yurt on the shores of Kon-Sul lake and discover the stunning Karakol region. Only just a handful of the most amazing areas to explore during your self-drive holiday in Kyrgyzstan!

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Best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek – Average Temperatures


The best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan is from June until September. During these months all mountain passes are free of snow, allowing you to travel all areas of the country. June is nice and green with wild flowers blooming all around. July and August are slightly warmer compared to the other months. You can travel in May & October too, however expect some mountain passes to be closed during those months. 


As Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous country, the weather conditions can be completely different depending on the area you travel to. It can get quite cold in higher altitude areas, whereas it will be hot on the plains the same time!


Depending on your itinerary, you can rent your 4×4 and camping equipment with iDrive4x4 year round. We can help you suggest routes that suit your travel period. 

Safe Travel

It’s safe to travel in Kyrgyzstan. The locals will welcome you with open arms, while the nomadic horsemen will wave at you as you drive by in your 4×4 with rooftop tent.


You however have to be aware of the regions you can and cannot travel to. Certain border areas can only be entered with a special permit. We can organise this permit for you, so you can travel with ease of mind. Just allow 3 to 4 weeks for the permit to be approved. 

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How to get around?

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There is only one way you get to see all the highlights and hidden gems: travel to Kyrgzystan in a 4×4 with rooftop tent!


You need a strong, reliable car to take you on the unpaved tracks and rocky mountain roads. Our 4×4 cars are build to take you wherever you want to go! They are fully equipped with all the essential camping equipment and rooftop tent, so you can set up camp wherever you want to. 


If you rent a 4×4 with rooftop tent with iDrive4x4, we pick you up at the airport so you don’t need to organise a taxi yourself. We show you all the inns- and outs of your vehicle at our depot in Bishkek ensuring you are ready for your adventure! Our Adventure Specialists will help you with planning the ideal itinerary.


Discover the Tian Shan Mountains

Kyrgyzstan is known for its majestic mountain ranges, particularly the Tian Shan Mountains. Drive along scenic mountain roads and witness breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and verdant valleys. Explore Ala-Archa National Park, where you can hike to alpine meadows and admire the awe-inspiring beauty of the surrounding peaks.

Experience the Issyk-Kul Lake

Pay a visit to the magnificent Issyk-Kul Lake, one of the largest alpine lakes in the world. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, this natural wonder offers ample opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. Set up camp by the lakeside and enjoy the serene ambiance of this stunning destination.

Visit Song-Kul Lake and the Nomadic Culture

Immerse yourself in the nomadic culture of Kyrgyzstan by visiting Song-Kul Lake. Located at an altitude of 3,000 meters, this picturesque lake is surrounded by vast meadows where nomadic herders graze their livestock. Experience traditional yurt stays, taste authentic Kyrgyz cuisine, and witness the unique lifestyle of the nomadic communities.

Explore the Fairy Tale Canyon

Discover the enchanting landscapes of the Fairy Tale Canyon (Skazka Canyon). Drive through the sandy terrain with your 4×4 and witness the whimsical rock formations carved by wind and water. The vibrant colors and unusual shapes create a surreal atmosphere, making it a perfect spot for photography and exploration.

Experience Traditional Kyrgyz Hospitality

As you travel through Kyrgyzstan, you’ll encounter warm hospitality from the friendly locals. Embrace the opportunity to engage with the Kyrgyz people, learn about their traditions, and sample their delicious cuisine. Attend a traditional cultural event or stay with a local family to truly immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Kyrgyzstan.

Self-drive rental 4x4 Kyrgyzstan by iDrive4x4


Join our guests on their Rooftop Tent Adventure in Kyrgyzstan. In this video you will see how they explore the the stunning Kichi Naryn gorge in Kyrgyzstan, driving through mountains, plains and following rivers.