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      How to contact Air Kyrgyzstan in English? Is Bishkek English-speaking?

      by Chyan Online Now Jan 8, 2017 at 3:27 AM

      I want to know how to contact Air Kyrgyzstan in English as its web-site is not in English. Does this airline respond to international enquiries on its services? Although i have its email address i am not sure whether they will respond to my enquiry. Also does it have a branch office in Urumqi?

      Is Bishkek an English-speaking city? How to seek direction to Air Kyrgyzstan's Head Office in Bishkek if i decided to make a debut trip to Bishkek via Urumqi?

      3 Answers Jan 13, 2017 at 7:14 AM
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      Flying from Urumqi to Bishkek

      by Chyan Online Now Jan 2, 2017 at 2:20 PM

      May i know whether Pegasus Asia still flies from Urumqi to Bishkek? Does Air Kyrgyzstan also fly from Urumqi to Bishkek? On which English web-site can i book a return ticket of Air Kyrgyzstan to Bishkek? Is it cheap?

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2017 at 5:36 AM
    • letter of invitation

      by MukhtarA Online Now Mar 27, 2016 at 10:42 AM

      I am a resident of Canada. I am planning to travel to Bishkek. I need a letter of invitation to get a visa on arrival. Can anyone help me with it?

      5 Answers Mar 28, 2016 at 12:49 PM
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      Query about Pamir Highway

      by malkey Online Now Jan 14, 2016 at 11:11 AM

      Am interested in taking the Pamir Highway jeep trip from Bishkek to Dushanbe (or reverse). Any local tour companies you can recommend? Any help would be most appreciated.

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      Bishkek and Almaty in January

      by maykal Online Now Dec 14, 2015 at 8:43 AM

      I've just booked flights into Almaty and out of Bishkek, and will have 9 days to spend travelling between the two. January is probably not the best time to go there, but I don't really have much choice when I can take my holidays. So, a few questions:

      - any tips for surviving the sub zero temperatures?
      - what does Bishkek have to offer in the winter? From reading up about it, there doesn't seem to be a huge amount to see in the city itself, and as for day trips, all the guidebooks say "head for the mountains", which might be great advice in warmer months, but what is it possible to do in January?
      - 9 days might be too long to spend in just Almaty and Bishkek, but not long enough to head anywhere else...or is it? Is it worth trying to visit somewhere else in Kyrgyzstan, or should I save that for a summer trip?
      - Bishkek vs. Almaty...which city offers more in winter? (I think I already know the answer to that, but maybe I'm wrong!)


      4 Answers Dec 31, 2015 at 1:37 PM
    • outside Bishkek

      by ickyuk Online Now Jul 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM

      Are the hot springs outside Bishkek worth a visit

      3 Answers Jul 22, 2015 at 4:13 AM
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      Times of buses Bishkek to Almaty

      by fionaglasgow Online Now Mar 22, 2015 at 6:46 AM

      We plan to travel from Almaty in June to spend two nights in Bishkek. Please could anyone tell me what would be the latest bus running from Bishkek, Western Bus Station to Almaty? I understand the journey will take 4 to 5 hours.

      We were thinking about leaving Bishkek about 15:00 and understand buses leave when they are full.

      Any advice would be really appreciated.

      1 Answer Apr 23, 2015 at 2:51 AM
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      Mountain Biking & Hiking or horseback riding in Kyrgyzstan

      by malkey Online Now Jan 27, 2015 at 7:31 AM

      Are there any organized hiking/biking tours of Kyrgyzstan? Any guidance would be most appreciated.

      1 Answer Jan 27, 2015 at 7:45 AM
    • (Cheap?) Solution to Slipping on Icy Walkways?

      by joe2015 Online Now Jan 15, 2015 at 10:15 PM

      Only a couple of days left in Kyrgystan, and I don't want to have to make another! trip to the orthopedist. Anyone have a home-remedy type way to make walking in my (summertime) running shoes less treacherous?

      6 Answers Jan 16, 2015 at 10:34 AM
    • Hi I am a lone traveler planning to visit Bishkek for two weeks

      by ekatees Online Now Aug 11, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      I am looking for a nice clean single accommodation at locals want to feel the Bishkek not as a international passenger but to belike a local and feel the hospitality of the local people

      1 Answer Aug 11, 2014 at 1:34 PM
    • Clubs in Bishkek?

      by Aiday Online Now Jun 1, 2014 at 11:09 AM

      Hello, all! Does anyone know an interesting club (arts, sports, dancing) you can join in Bishkek for a two week stay?


    • travel to issyk kul

      by rose.heer Online Now May 28, 2014 at 9:43 PM

      i am a indian student studying in bishkek. how to travel to issyk kul lake from bishkek?can you help please.

      1 Answer Jun 1, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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      Skiing from Bishkek 2014

      by bisbj Online Now Feb 7, 2014 at 3:19 AM

      I am working in Bishkek and interested in going skiing on the weekends; either for one or two days. The cheapest way is to go to the closest resorts with a local operator, where you can get an all-inclusive package for 1,500 Som ($30) covering transport, ski rental and lift ticket. I have not yet managed to test this, as they have vehicle issues...

      Better resorts are about 100 km away and one can get 4WD transport for the day for $85. The car can take up to 4 passengers; there would be additional costs for a lift pass (around 600 Som) and ski rental (600 Som).

      If you are interested in sharing transport on any of the following days: 15-16/2; 22-23/2; 1-2/3; or 8-9/3; send an email to bisbjerg at

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      Who wants to be Nomads?

      by jorjchoi Online Now Dec 23, 2013 at 7:52 AM

      Hi, everyone.

      Thread title is irrelevant, by the way. LOL.

      Real Questions are:
      1. What's the better option for a lone traveler like me who wants to travel in Kyrgyzstan for a month - Do it Yourself or a tour company? (Should be budget wise as i'm as poor as a lone tree in the desert).
      2. Is it fine if I travel first to Kazakhstan then overland to Bishkek?
      3. Wanna go with me?

      6 Answers Jan 1, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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      by GIPA Online Now Dec 18, 2012 at 3:57 PM

      Please , anyone could explain me how does it function?
      I am brazilian.
      Thanks in advance.

      5 Answers Dec 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM
    • Traveling south of Bishkek early March - What not to miss?

      by Matthias78 Online Now Jan 19, 2012 at 4:48 AM

      I have two days to get from Bishkek airport to Suusamir (down on the M41, close to the junction left to Kochor) and I am looking for an overnight stay in the mountains on the way down there. I need to cross the Too Ashuu pass in possibly wintery conditions so I would be interested in suggestions for a pretty village to try to stay in for the night. All tips welcome.

      3 Answers Jan 21, 2012 at 4:35 AM
    • Hi I will be going to Bishkek on the 26th DEC and need a place to stay.

      by pss1032 Online Now Oct 12, 2011 at 8:20 AM

      Can someone pls tell me what price to expect for a apartment for 2 weeks? In the city .

    • Living costs in Bishkek

      by icanfly Online Now Sep 5, 2011 at 1:14 PM

      Hi! I am moving to Bishkek in a week, I will be working there for about 6 months. I was wondering if you can tell me sth about the living costs in Bishkek: how much does it cost to rent a flat, food prices, is going out expensive etc. Any advice much appreciated.



      2 Answers Sep 14, 2011 at 4:20 AM
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      from Almaty to Bishkek

      by MASHK Online Now Sep 5, 2011 at 1:05 AM

      Dear friends
      my destination is Almaty and I'm thinking to go Bishkek with train ,can I do it or not?and what about the time and cost?thanks

      3 Answers Sep 5, 2011 at 1:34 AM
    • Kyrgyzstan-internal travel

      by treetonmiller Online Now Feb 22, 2009 at 2:22 AM

      I'm looking at travelling between the following:
      Almaty airport to Bishkek
      Bishkek to Cholpon-Ata
      Cholpon-Ata to Karakol
      Karakol to Almaty

      Can anyone help with journey times by car and what the taxi/bus fare would be



      4 Answers Mar 9, 2010 at 8:20 AM
    • ZUM

      by Jazgul Online Now Oct 23, 2008 at 8:58 AM

      Can you please ask the worker in ZUM, I guess it's on 3rd floor, it's in MP3 and camera selling section. I bought an MP3/MP4(video)player on August 10 and they didn't give me any receive check and it broke down and I wanted to replace it , but Apple company wants to receive any information that I relly bought it. So I really need your help. I bought it from a girl(I do remember it) and her boot(place)is near the pircing center. So when you step from stairs walk straight, turn left and the first left after piercing center is that place. I really appreciate your help. Thank you very much.

      2 Answers Nov 26, 2009 at 3:31 AM
    • Bishkek: Gettting from the airport to the long distance bus station

      by Mel. Online Now Aug 18, 2008 at 4:02 AM

      Is there a local bus that goes from the airport to the long distance bus station?

      Should I take a bus to the center and then take a taxi to the long distance bus station? Would that be a much more economical option?

      Are the taxis safe?

      How much would a taxi from the airport to the bus station cost?

      1 Answer Aug 21, 2008 at 5:18 AM
    • meeting people

      by frimar Online Now Apr 13, 2008 at 10:33 PM

      I just started to work in Bishkek for a year and would like to meet some people outside my own organisation who'd like to go out for a beer occasionally (locals or expats). For me a chance to learn more about the city and the country, for you it could be an opportunity to practise your English.

      4 Answers May 16, 2008 at 9:55 AM
    • Flying to Bishkek

      by yoursnonly Online Now May 11, 2007 at 4:43 PM

      I'd so love to know about bushkek a bit and then I'd wanna know about the flights that fly there from malmö, Swedon or copenhagen, Denmark. And i wanna do it between 25th of july n come back shall be before 20th of august. Would be so nice of if i get to know about the cheapest way to get there or fly. Would be even more helpfull if i get some info about the visa and stuff!!! thanx

      2 Answers Aug 14, 2007 at 8:49 AM
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      Overland from Bishkek to Tashkent

      by mirko77 Online Now Mar 25, 2007 at 10:09 AM

      Dear all,
      we are planning to visit Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in April/May.
      Does anybody know how long does it take to go from Bishkek to Tashkent overland and if it is safer to
      (a) book a private tour/transfer with a guy with a jeep or something;
      (b) Take a train, possibly an overnight train
      (c) Take a public bus
      Thank you for the help!


      2 Answers Apr 14, 2007 at 2:15 PM
    • !!! Who can send Invitation Latter From Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan ? ? ?

      by Yankeez Online Now Sep 29, 2006 at 8:27 AM

      I want to spend my holidays in Bishkek,thats why i needed the invitation latter from a registered tourism agency,who can help me?
      Business invitation is also acceptable.
      Kashif Khan

      1 Answer May 27, 2009 at 5:45 PM
    • !!! Who can send Invitation Latter From Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan ? ? ?

      by Yankeez Online Now Sep 29, 2006 at 7:44 AM

      I want to spend my holidays in Bishkek,thats why i needed the invitation latter from a registered tourism agency,who can help me?
      Business invitation is also acceptable.
      Kashif Khan

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      planning a trip to bishkek in janurary

      by john2779 Online Now Sep 14, 2006 at 3:12 PM

      well hoping to take a trip in janurary to feburary sometime. is it cool for americans? what should i not do?

      2 Answers Oct 2, 2006 at 12:13 PM
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      Flight: Bishkek to Bangkok

      by brasilieiro Online Now Jul 17, 2006 at 11:23 PM

      Hi everybody - could somebody tell me, how I can got from Bishkek to Bangkok ?
      and how much might be the Flight ? I am planning to come with Turkey Airlines there - but I would like to fly further to Bangkok ! Can somebody get me connected to a Travelagency there in Bishkek ) Thanks in Advance !

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2006 at 8:18 AM
    • Trekking in the region, life in Bishkek

      by chrisknight Online Now Jul 11, 2006 at 2:06 PM

      Hi guys - I am working in Bishkek last week of July and have a few days to spend exploring from Friday 28th to Tuesday 1st August. I'm particularly interested in trekking areas with wildlife so any ideas greatly appreciated. Also any advice on must-see places in Bishkek itself would be good to keep me occupied!


      2 Answers Jul 21, 2006 at 4:18 AM