Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Kyrgyzstan is April. The most expensive month for flights is June. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.
LAS - FRU
$842 - $1,338
26.6 - 77 °F
0.5 - 2.6 inches
Few airlines fly to Kyrgyzstan from the United States. The fastest one-stop flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Manas International Airport, takes around 14h 50m. The shortest one-stop flight time from Los Angeles International Airport to Manas International Airport is roughly 22h. Manas International Airport is the primary international airport located in Kyrgyzstan, it is roughly 25 kilometers north-northwest of the capital Bishkek. Osh International Airport is an airport in Osh, the capital of Osh province of Kyrgyzstan. A flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Osh International takes 20h 40m and has one stopover. From Los Angeles International Airport, the shortest flight is 23h.
No airlines fly nonstop from the US to Kyrgyzstan. The other major airlines that fly from the States to Kyrgyzstan are Emirates, Turkish Airlines, and Uzbekistan Airways. You can book a flight from Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.
Kyrgyzstan attracts long-distance cyclists. A lot of the routes that are difficult to travel by car are perfect for skilled bikers. Keep in mind that there are very few repair shops, so you should carry spare parts with you. Shared taxis and minibuses rarely operate on a set schedule. More often they depart when full. If you are in a hurry, you can pay for all four seats and get a private escort. These taxis are waiting at most bus stations. If the bus is not an option, hitching a ride alongside the road is a common practice. The catch is, most drivers will expect some form of payment. More importantly, always decipher before venturing off whether the driver and the vehicle are up to the task.
While in Kyrgyzstan, explore the beautiful Issyk-kol Lake. It is Kyrgyzstan’s largest lake and is also one of the largest lakes in the world. If you enjoy picnicking, hiking skiing and mountain climbing, then Ala Archa National Park will not disappoint. If you are an avid skier, Chunkurchak Ski Resort offers powder, slopes and breathtaking views. If you enjoy the thrill of the hunt, hunting with eagles may be intriguing. This is one of the few places where this form of hunting is still practiced. Falconers practice and then battle each other once a year. They put on shows for tourists in Issyk Kul, Naryn, and areas surrounding Bishkek.
In order to enter Kyrgyzstan, travelers are required to have a valid passport. Citizens of the United States are allowed to enter without a visa and stay for a duration up to 60 days. If the stay exceeds 60 days, a three-month visa will then need to be obtained. The fee for a single, three-month tourist visa is $50US according to the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the USA and Canada.