Kyrgyzstan

The Switzerland of Central Asia

Easternmost of the former Soviet Central Asian republics, Kyrgystan combines world-class landscapes with a rich and compelling history. We love introducing travelers to the stunning mountain terrain of the Tien Shan (Mountains of Heaven), which reach a highpoint in the world’s northernmost 22,998-foot peak, Jengish Chokusu. And we take pleasure in exploring how its strategic location, especially the lush Fergana Valley, made Kyrgystan a crossroads of trade and conquest.