Kyrgyzstan is home to some of Eurasia’s most spectacular views and locations. Snowy peaks, some higher than 7,000 meters (23,000 ft), forests, unique fresh water lakes and the fact that sometimes it is possible to place it all in one shot, makes Kyrgyzstan the true pearl of Central Asia.
The country borders Kazakhstan in the north, Uzbekistan in the west, China in the east and the southeast and Tajikistan in the south, taking the best from each of the neighboring countries’ advantages.
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked nation, and can be naturally divided into three parts: the continental northwest with capital Bishkek, the high-attitude east and the low and warm Fergana Valley in the south.
The Tien Shan and the Pamir mountain ridges make up most of the Kyrgyz territory. The 7,400-meter Jengish Chokusu (the Victory Peak), the 7,100-meter Lenin Peak and the 7,000-meter Khan Tengri peak are among the highest ones.
Kyrgyzstan does not have access to the sea, however, it has unique high-attitude lakes. One of the top destinations in the whole Central Asia is Issyk-Kol, an enormous mountain lake, second by size only to South America’s Titicaca.
Despite its geographical diversity, Kyrgyzstan is smooth in terms of logistics. Three times smaller than France, the Central Asian republic is about the area of South Dakota. Different parts of the country can be easily accessed by air or land transport.