Kyrgyzstan is 90% mountains and 100% awesome! These are some of its highlights outside of Bishkek, for those moments between semesters when you're free to explore the country.
A breathtaking national park, breathtakingly close to Bishkek. For weekend picnics or quick mountain getaways, this is a Bishkekchanin's best bet.
The second highest alpine lake in the world with scenery second to none. Full of history, beauty, culture and more; this is where residents of Bishkek go to relax.
The best skiing and hiking in the region. Period. This is the place to go for good dungan food or lift passes to the best slopes anywhere in Central Asia.
The second largest city in the country, home to Kyrgyzstan's first UNESCO World Heritage site and a vibrant mix of cultures, has its own vibe that is worth exploring