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Kyrgyzstan trekking

Kyrgyzstan trekking

A land of soaring peaks and impressive glaciers it is also the gateway to the spectacular Karakoram mountains and the remote northern Base Camp of K2.

  • Capital city: Bishkek
  • Population: 6,000,000 (2015 est)
  • Size of country: 199,900 sq km
  • Currency: Som
  • Power supply: 220-240v
  • Sockets: 2 pin round (standard European)
  • Language: Russian and Kyrgyz are both official languages
  • Time difference: GMT +6 hours
  • Visas: British nationals do not need a visa to visit Kyrgyzstan
  • Religion: 80% Muslim, 17% Russian Orthodox, 3% others
  • Popular dishes: Mutton and horse meat are the traditional mainstays of Kyrgyz cooking. The Kyrgyz national dish is Beshbamark – meat boiled in broth and served over noodles.
  • Popular drinks: Kymyz is a favourite drink of the Kyrgyz people – it’s a slightly alcoholic drink made by fermenting mare’s milk.
  • Did you know: The walnut-fruit forests of Kyrgyzstan are amongst the largest natural walnut forests in the world.
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