Motorcycle Travel Guides
KYRGYZSTAN

Budget

Cheap: £10-£30 per day
Mid: £30-£50 per day

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.

Accommodation:
You can wild camp anywhere. Dorms and home stays £4-£8. Mid-range hotel £10-£20

Petrol: £0.44 litre 

When to go

Yurts and comfort:
June - Aug

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. 

Paperwork

Visa: Free on arrival 60 days
Carnet required: No

Visa: Most countries are offered a free visa on arrival for 60 days. 

Central Asia Visa Guide

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

Facts

Capital: Bishkek
Country code: +996

Emergency: 101 – fire 102 – police 103 – ambulance 

Language: Kyrgyz, Russian

Time: GMT/UTC plus six hours

Land Mass: 199,900 km²

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Getting in/out

North: Kazakhstan
South: Tajikistan

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.