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Kyrgyzstan in different seasons of the year
Kyrgyzstan is different in different seasons of the year due to the weather you cannot predict. The extra-continental climate shows up cold and snowy winters at high elevations especially and hot and sunny summers at low altitudes and warm and cooler in mountains. Four clearly degenerated seasons represent us rather pleasant climate in Kyrgyzstan. Spring is extended from March to May, Summer from May to September, Autumn from September to December sometimes, and Winter from December to February. According to the altitude temperature varies and you may feel it during your tour in Kyrgyzstan.
Winter is rather cold and snowy in Kyrgyzstan, severely at high elevations. The average temperature in the winter is about + 1 °C (34 °F). In the middle of December and in the second half of February there are first frosts. One of the coldest months in Kyrgyzstan is January when the minimal average temperature is -10 °C. The temperature becomes colder at high altitudes. Precipitations like heavy snowfalls are typical for highlands not in lowlands. During winter it's impossible to pass mountains treks and paths in Kyrgyzstan, as most local boarding houses are closed. But, winter is the season of winter sports in Kyrgyzstan. Near Karakol town in Tian Shan Mountains one of the largest resorts is located.
Spring climate is rather mild with the first hot days of May in Kyrgyzstan. March starts with thawing, April and May with rainfalls that cause the threat of flood from snow melting in different areas and before setting off for a tour you are advised to bear that in mind. With heavy rains most of local paths can be passed. Spring in Kyrgyzstan is known for temperature to be about + 16 °C (60 °F), it is the season of new fresh buds bloom, animals awaken and the earth seems to be rebirthing. In Spring farmers and gardeners plant the seeds, than temperatures slowly rise. All these vary on the location, but in mountains of Kyrgyzstan it happens rather slowly.
Summer in Kyrgyzstan is the time of warm temperatures that rise above 35 °C (95°F). In the summer temperature can even rise at about 45° C (113° F). It is rather cooler in mountains, in the dependence with altitudes, during summer in mountains it can be rather freezing. Summer is the time when Kyrgyzstan should be investigated.
You are free to visit mountain lakes, green pastures and panoramic view peaks during a tour in Kyrgyzstan. Nomadic Kyrgyz people are glad to give a stay in yurts - nomadic timber homes. In summer it is high time to ride a horse, to hike and trek. Small and big mountain lakes, as Issyk Kul are open for swimming for those who travel in Kyrgyzstan.
To have a convenient boarding house you should take care of it beforehand, as booking during summer period is a complex process.
Autumn in Kyrgyzstan is the time of bright colors of trees and plants. September is a month, when weather in Kyrgyzstan is still warm and hot like in the summer. In case you don't want to travel in crowded places of Kyrgyzstan in hot weather, autumn is a perfect time to avoid all it. Mountain gorges are overwhelmingly beautiful during this time, as the trees become yellow, orange and red, with fir trees still green. Mountain tops in Kyrgyzstan are white, that give us a view of fascinating weather. The average temperature is + 16 °C (60 °F), maximum of which is + 3 °C (37.5 °F). With every high altitude it becomes cooler.
Autumn is a period for taking photo tours. A remarkable background is made with great yellow fields, people and tractors working on it, and white-topped mountains of course. And you can view all these in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan. In November it becomes colder and rainy, and roads are closed in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan welcomes you any season of the year, all you need is to decide what are you are looking for: hiking, trekking, horse riding, shooting, self-driving, being among nomads or get to know something knew about Kyrgyz history and Kyrgyzstan. Our managers are glad to find a tour in Kyrgyzstan according to your demands.
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