Motorcycle Travel Guides
Money: Both Som and USD widely used. Card is rarely accepted. ATMs can be found in main cities and towns and dispense som and dollars
Currency: Som Лв
Food: Street snacks 50p. Cafe £1.50. Restaurant £4 – £10.
You can wild camp anywhere. Dorms and home stays £4-£8. Mid-range hotel £10-£20
Petrol: £0.44 litre
May–Jun: Low season, fewer tourists and snow in the mountains.
Jul–Sep: Hot season, plenty of festivals and overbooked hotels.
Dec–Mar: Accommodation closes down in rural areas due to snow.
Visa: Most countries are offered a free visa on arrival for 60 days.
Carnet: Not needed.
Temporary Import: Given at border.
International Driver’s Permit: Not asked for.
Insurance: Not asked for.
For more info on paperwork: Motorcycle Travel Guide: Kyrgyzstan
Emergency: 101 – fire 102 – police 103 – ambulance
Language: Kyrgyz, Russian
Time: GMT/UTC plus six hours
Land Mass: 199,900 km²
Lake Song Kol is a little nomadic paradise in Kyrgyzstan. Rent a horse and have a go at living like a nomad here.
Landlocked Kyrgyzstan is easy to enter and exit from Tajikistan in the south, Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the west.
You can also exit to China in the east if you’re riding the KKH to Pakistan, but will need a guide for this.
Renting a motorcycle is easy in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in the heart of Central Asia. It’s one of the least known about countries in the world and many of its people still live a nomadic way of life in the mountains. That makes Kyrgyzstan one of the best places in the world to ride an adventure bike. It’s easy, beautiful, raw and the riding is awesome.