Is camping allowed in Kyrgyzstan?

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 If you are looking for privacy and want to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, surrounded by nature, then camping is exactly what you need.

Camping is a tent camp, a holiday in nature with temporary accommodation in tents. All you need for camping is a suitable place, a tent, a sleeping bag, and a good mood. This type of holiday is very popular among nature lovers. You not only enjoy nature but also significantly reduce the cost of hotels, etc. Of course, in large cities and towns, camping is not practiced. There are many hotels, hostels, and guesthouses.

The question remains: Is camping allowed in Kyrgyzstan?

Temporary camping is not prohibited in Kyrgyzstan, but of course, it is necessary to take into account the rules established by the local administration and to observe certain safety and cleanliness measures.

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As in all other countries, Kyrgyzstan has organized campsites. These are mostly yurt camps. You can stay overnight in the national Kyrgyz dwelling – the yurt – or set up your tent next to the yurts. If you are traveling by car, car camping is at your service. This is one of the easiest types of camping, which allows travelers to save the time they would spend on setting up a regular tent. The tent is set up on the roof of the car and can accommodate up to two people.

Camping is possible at any time of the year. But the best time for camping is from early June to September. During this time, the highlands are warm, many trekking routes are open and there is beauty everywhere. But despite summer in the mountains, the weather can be unpredictable. It is therefore important to have clothing for all occasions.

The most beautiful places for camping

The most beautiful places for camping are probably the surroundings of lakes Son-Kol, Kel-Suu, Ala-Kol, and the foot of Lenin Peak, the gorges around Lake Issyk-Kul. Perhaps this list can be continued endlessly, given the beauty of the heavenly mountains and the heartbreaking beauty of Kyrgyzstan.


Advantages  of camping

 The main advantage is the proximity to nature, practically zero cost of accommodation, so to say, a budget option. The opportunity to choose the desired place for camping.

Disadvantages of camping

The main disadvantage of camping in the mountains is the lack of comfort, and living conditions, namely the lack of toilets, warm and soft beds, as well as possible cold in the high mountains. But all this is compensated by the beauty of the surrounding mountains, sunrises and sunsets, starry skies, silence, and fresh air.

 What rules should be observed on a camping trip?

  • Observe the rules of fire safety. When making a campfire, make sure the fire is completely out before you leave.
  • Do not damage the environment.
  • Do not leave any rubbish behind.

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Is camping dangerous in the Kyrgyz Republic?

In general, camping in Kyrgyzstan is safe. But if you go camping high in the mountains, in deserted areas, at high altitudes, there is a possibility of encountering wild animals. Remember that high in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan there are wolves, bears, snow leopards, and other animals. But they prefer to avoid humans.

Therefore, if you are traveling alone in the mountains, it is best to camp near a shepherd’s camp, as the locals know better where it is safe and where there is drinking water.

List of basic camping items:

  • tent
  • sleeping bag
  • mats
  • cooking utensils
  • burner
  • equipment for heating water and food
  • hygiene supplies
  • flashlight
  • sunscreen, sunglasses
  • waterproof clothing
  • comfortable shoes
  • first aid kit

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