Travelling with children
Kyrgyz culture values children highly. People are proud of their children and take a genuine and friendly interest in yours. In the capital of Bishkek, families can be seen strolling through wooded city parks. Catch a patch of sun, rest on a curliqued bench, and make new friends as your children explore brightly colored playgrounds with the locals.
Nature hikes with homestays and outdoor picnics are a great way for you to get outdoors with your kids. Spend quality time finding waterfalls in rugged canyons, magical summer flowers in the high alpine meadows, and tranquility on the shores of pristine mountain lakes. For a real adventure, take them horse riding, or even river rafting.
In summertime nomadic shepherds move their yurts to high country meadows, called jailoo. Stay in a lushly carpeted yurt, meet the cows, yaks, sheep, goats, and horses of your hosts, and help out with daily chores. Kids will love the freedom of the great outdoors, and can enjoy fresh milk and nutritious home made food—even help prepare it. Share your dream of idyllic country life with your family, and experience Kyrgyz traditions. Kids will play, grow and learn among beautiful wildflowers and friendly Kyrgyz shepherds.