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Best time to visit Kyrgyzstan

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The best time to visit Kyrgyzstan is November

While Kyrgyzstan is a popular destination to visit all year round, November is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan can reach a top of 35℃ (94℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of -12℃ (10℉) in Bishkek. Other destinations in Kyrgyzstan can sometimes get even colder than this, so if you’re planning on visiting a few different places, make sure you check out the climate comparison table below.

The sun stays up the longest in Kyrgyzstan in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in June, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Discover top destinations in Kyrgyzstan below and find out everything you need to know about when to travel, including detailed climate and weather information, and tools to help you find the best prices to help you book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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Kyrgyzstan seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Kyrgyzstan is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Kyrgyzstan

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
BishkekNovember
-1℃
-8℃
0℃
-7℃
8℃
-0℃
14℃
5℃
19℃
9℃
24℃
14℃
27℃
16℃
26℃
15℃
21℃
11℃
14℃
6℃
6℃
-2℃
0℃
-6℃
ManasOctober-November
-4℃
-13℃
-4℃
-14℃
-1℃
-10℃
4℃
-6℃
8℃
-1℃
13℃
3℃
16℃
5℃
16℃
5℃
12℃
2℃
7℃
-2℃
1℃
-7℃
-3℃
-12℃
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Top FAQs

Kyrgyzstan is in Middle East.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Kyrgyzstan:

The warmest month of the year in Bishkek, one of the most popular places to visit in Kyrgyzstan, is July.
The driest month of the year in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is usually around January each year.

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