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7 February
Calendar of CBT festivals Kyrgyzstan for 2024

This summer, you will have opportunity to visit one of the festivals featuring national horse games, an agro event, a Manaschi reading performance, and a falconry show in the following locations:

This summer, you will have opportunity to visit one of the festivals featuring national horse games, an agro event, a Manaschi reading performance, and a falconry show in the following locations:

Event Date A place Short description Entry price
Nomad Games June 1 Saturday Kara- Kamysh lake National horse games Ulak Tartysh, Er-Enish; folklore show; Kyrgyz cuisine

Dedicated to the Children’s Day on June 1

30$ USD per person

(Lunch included) transfer is not included – 15 $USD both way transfer from Kyzyl-Kol village

Festival “Kurak, Terme, Saima and Oimo” June 24 Monday Barpy village

Jalalabad region

Demonstration of the production of national handicrafts: kurak, terme, saima, oymo. The process of building a yurt, folklore show. 20$ USD

(lunch included, transport to and from the village of Barpy)

Jaichy Agro-Festival 2024 July 6 Saturday Kok-Sai Village

Jaichy yurt camp

Kyrgyz folklore show. “Wool” crafts classes/games. Sheep shearing process. Milk master-classes. Demonstration of dairy milk products. 30$ USD

(Lunch included)

National Equestrian Games Festival

CBT Kyzyl-Oi

July 07 Sunday Kyzyl-Oi village (Suusamyr valley)


National equestrian games Ulak Tartysh, Kyz Kuumai, Er-Enish; folklore show; kyrgyz cuisine 25$ KGS (lunch included)


Kochkor Fest

CBT Kochkor

July 28 Sunday Song-Kul lake National horse games Ulak Tartysh, Er-Enish; folklore show; Kyrgyz cuisine 30$ USD

(Lunch included, transfer 7000 both ways)

Manas and Nomad Games

CBT Talas

August 3 Saturday Talas city Performance of manaschy, National horse games Ulak Tartysh, Er-Enish; folklore show; Kyrgyz cuisine 30$ USD
Festival of Horse Games and Birds of Prey

CBT Tamchy

August 6 Tuesday Tamchy village

(northern coast of Issyk-Kul lake)

Show of falconry, show of national equestrian games Ulak Tartysh and Tyiyn Enmey. 25$  USD (lunch included)
Birds of Prey Festival

CBT Bokonbaevo

August 10 Saturday Bokonbaevo village Falconry show; folklore show; exhibition and sale of souvenirs; National horse games, tasting of dishes of Kyrgyz cuisine 30$ USD

(lunch, transfer 500 soms in one way)

Festival of National Dishes

CBT Jalalabat

August 26 Monday Jalal-Abat city

Jalalabad region

Cooking forgotten traditional dishes of Kyrgyz and Uzbek cuisines. Tour of the vineyard and fruit tasting. Folklore concert. 20$ USD

(tour and lunch included)

Dates that have not yet been fully approved are marked in red. We will keep you updated on this matter.


Regarding organizing a tour including one of the festivals, please contact us:


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15 November
Ak-Sai Travel visit to London

Sharing news about our trip to London, it took place in November 2023. The visit was productive, we had time to visit a number of events such as:

  • WTM London 2023.
    It is an International exhibition, which took place in London city from 6 to 8th of November. Ak-Sai Travel participated as an exhibitor at the Silk Road Destinations. More than 40 meetings were held with our new and permanent business partners. We are looking forward to see more tourists from the UK in the upcoming season.
  • Networking breakfast on the 7th of November with our project presentation «As A Nomad». The innovative project “As A Nomad” was presented to foreign colleagues.

The project focuses on the development of glamping networks in remote areas of Central Asia. To develop tourism in Central Asia, it is necessary to build a network of glampings in remote mountainous areas. The project “As a Nomad” will create new jobs in remote villages and will attract more tourists», – said representatives of Ak-Sai Travel at the business breakfast in London.

Reference: Glamping (from English) – glamorous camping. It can be a yurt or a tent with all amenities, located in the wild but picturesque places.

Representatives of UNWTO (World Tourism Organization), Adventure connect (world tourist community), international publishing house Open Central Asia, as well as journalists, investors interested in Kyrgyz ideas.

As reported, one of the world’s best creators of documentary films Mr. Ovidio Salazar wanted to come to Kyrgyzstan and personally visit our country and objects of the project “As a Nomad”.

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23 October
“As A Nomad” yurt glamping project from the Ak-Sai Travel company was approved by the World Tourism Organization UNWTO

On October 19th, Ak-Sai Travel presented the project of the international network of yurt glampings “As A Nomad” at the Central Asian Tourism Workshop in Samarkand, held within the framework of the 25th session of the General Assembly of UNWTO, the World Tourism Organization, which is the UN agency responsible for promoting responsible , sustainable and accessible tourism.

UNWTO approved and supported the implementation of the “As A Nomad” project

✔️ Besides Ak-Sai Travel, the event was attended by representatives of more than 140 countries, as well as the representatives of UNWTO, the Ministry of Tourism of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, ADB (Asian Development Bank), leading specialists from such organizations as JICA, Silk Road International University (Uzbekistan), Sun Yat-sen University (Beijing, China).

We are grateful for the invitation and the opportunity to share our vision of what should help the development of tourism in the Central Asia region. And “As A Nomad” project now definitely claims to be one of Ak-Sai’s priority areas. 🔥

More details about the project can be found on the website

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16 October
Ak-Sai Travel at TTG Rimini 2023

11-13 October 2023 Ak-Sai Travel participated in the international travel exhibition TTG Incontri which took place in Rimini, Italy.

The event was very productive – our team met with existing and new business partners from Italy and discussed our cooperation. The main news for our partners was the opening of a new glamping at the Southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake and the launching of the new trekking route at Sary Chelek Lake.

We are looking forward to welcoming our old and new friends from Italy in 2024.

The next planned international exhibition of Ak-Sai Travel is WTM, London which will take place in London, UK in November.

Please do not hesitate to come and visit our stand S9-110.

Or you can also make an appointment with one of our managers by sending an e-mail to

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12 July
The season of expeditions and helicopter trips is open!

The season of Khan Tengri and Pobeda expeditions, as well as helicopter tours, is open!

Today the first in-the-season helicopter has taken off and headed towards the South Inylchek base camp.

The weather is great, the participants are ready to conquer the famous peaks.

If you are not a climber but want to see the famous peaks with your own eyes, you can sign up for a helicopter tour. In just 40 minutes you will be in the “holy of holies” of climbers – the South Inylchek base camp. All the expeditions to famous seventhousanders start there and you will be stunned by a breathtaking view of the famous Khan Tengri and Pobeda peaks.

More information can be found here Helicopter tour

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10 March
Ak-Sai Travel at ITB Berlin 2023

Ak-Sai Travel took part in the international tourism exhibition ITB Berlin which took part in Berlin, Germany from 07-09.03.2023.

It is the world´s biggest travel show and convention and it is finally back as an in-person event, hosting the leaders of the global travel industry, showcasing decisive trends, and providing unlimited opportunities for the travel business.

We were very happy to see our partners in person after the pause. And of course, we were glad to meet the new companies that wanted to sell tours in Central Asia.

Thank you for coming and visiting us!

Looking forward to seeing you next year

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15 September
Explorersweb interview about climbing Khan Tengri Peak with О2

Popular among climbers, the British web source Explorersweb published an interview with Dmitry Grekov, head of the camp at the foot of Khan Tengri Peak.

Explorersweb highly appreciated the experience of climbing Khan Tengri Peak using oxygen.

Such a practice makes it possible to climb the famous peak for those who cannot climb it due to physical factors, as well as for those who are limited in time.

The first climb with oxygen, which was made by a European climber, Siegfried Meesters, took only 5 days, while a standard expedition to Khan Tengri Peak takes an average of 3 weeks.

Ak Sai Travel plans to apply the practice of climbing with oxygen to other peaks of the Kyrgyz Republic, which will attract even more alpinists from all over the world.

The whole interview can be found here

Bottled O2 Goes Global on Khan Tengri and Aconcagua

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23 May
No PCR test or vaccination certificate required

Great news! From May 1, tourists traveling to Kyrgyzstan do not have to present PCR test indicating the absence of coronavirus infection (SARS-Cov-2) or a certificate confirming receipt of a coronavirus vaccine.

This rule is valid for citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic and foreigners crossing checkpoints along the entire length of the state border of the Kyrgyz Republic and on all modes of transport.

All you need is your passport and visa (if necessary).


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25 March
Entrance rules – COVID-19

The latest updates on the algorithm of actions to prevent the importation and spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 into the Kyrgyz Republic dated by February 22, 2022.

When boarding a flight, you must provide:

PCR test indicating the absence of coronavirus infection (SARS-Cov-2). The test must be done 72 hours before departure.


Certificate confirming receipt of the coronavirus vaccine in paper or electronic format.

Children under 12 years old accompanied by parents or official representatives, PCR test or certificate of vaccination are NOT REQUIRED to be shown at the customs.

In case of expiration of the PCR test (72 hours) due to objective reasons related to flight delays, passengers are required to retake the express test

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24 March
International flights to Kyrgyzstan – latest update

We are glad to inform you that international flights to Kyrgyzstan operate on a regular basis.

Plan your trip in advance and get the best rates!

Please see the schedule and routes below:

  • Istanbul (İstanbul International airport) – Bishkek and Bishkek – Istanbul (İstanbul International airport) – DAILY flights with Turkish airlines ✈️
  • Istanbul (Sabiha Gökçen) – Bishkek and Bishkek – Istanbul (Sabiha Gökçen) – DAILY flights with Pegasus airlines ✈️
  • Istanbul (Sabiha Gökçen) – Osh and Osh – Istanbul (Sabiha Gökçen) – TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY flights with Pegasus airlines ✈️
  • Dubai Bishkek and Bishkek – Dubai – DAILY flights with FlyDubai airlines ✈️
  • Almaty Bishkek, and Bishkek – Almaty – flights on ALL DAYS EXCEPT THURSDAY with AirAstana airlines ✈️
  • Astana Bishkek and Bishkek – Astana– flights on THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY with AirAstana airlines ✈️
  • Tashkent Bishkek, and Bishkek – Tashkent– flights on MONDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY with Uzbekistan airlines ✈️

The schedule is actual until 29.10.2022. Subject to change.

You can book and get detailed information on the schedule by contacting our managers per WhatsApp

📲 +996 770 030335

📲 +996 770 962626

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22 February
Tien Shan Trail Race marathon 2022
Dear Friends,

We are pleased to inform that Ak-Sai Travel is going to hold the IV International trail running competition – “Tien-Shan Trail Race”, which will take place from 10 to 12 of June, 2022, in the picturesque tract of Char-Kuduk, Tyup district, Issyk-Kul province, at the base camp “Karkyra” (2200 m asl).

Distances are designed for participants with a variety of levels of training. Professional athletes can run half or full marathon distances (21 and 42 km) to compete with the strongest marathon runners. And fans of a healthy lifestyle will be able to overcome distances of 3/10 km and enjoy the unique landscapes of the Karkyra Valley. The event will be accompanied by interactive games and competitions, as well as an evening show program.

Goals of the event:

  • Popularization of mountain tourism and promotion of a healthy lifestyle
  • Development of International friendly sports relations
  • Attraction of athletes from abroad and exchange of experience
  • Promotion of the nature of Kyrgyzstan, clean air, picturesque rivers and mountain forests.

Ak-Sai Travel Company has prepared the unique tour dedicated to the Tien Shan Trail Race marathon with guaranteed departure dates, which will be held from 5 to 14 of June, 2022. During this tour you will be able to get acquainted with the culture of Kyrgyzstan and take part in one of the most grandiose sports festivals.

You can get more detailed information by writing to or on our website following the link.

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27 January
Visa Free regime in Kazakhstan for 54 countries.

Dear friends, dear colleagues!

We are glad to share with you the long-awaited news from Kazakhstan! Starting from January 1st, 2022, a visa-free regime is restored for up to 30 days for citizens of the following countries:

  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Bahrain
  4. Belgium
  5. Bulgaria
  6. Vatican
  7. Great Britain
  8. Hungary
  9. Vietnam
  10. Germany
  11. Greece
  12. Denmark
  13. Israel
  14. Indonesia
  15. Ireland
  16. Iceland
  17. Spain
  18. Italy
  19. Canada
  20. Qatar
  21. Cyprus
  22. Colombia
  23. Kuwait
  24. Latvia
  25. Lithuania
  26. Liechtenstein
  27. Luxembourg
  28. Malaysia
  29. Malta
  30. Mexico
  31. Monaco
  32. Netherlands
  33. New Zealand
  34. Norway
  35. Oman
  36. Poland
  37. Portugal
  38. Romania
  39. Saudi Arabia
  40. Singapore
  41. Slovakia
  42. Slovenia
  43. USA
  44. Thailand
  45. Philippines
  46. Finland
  47. France
  48. Croatia
  49. Czech
  50. Chile
  51. Switzerland
  52. Sweden
  53. Estonia
  54. Japan

However, for the period of quarantine restrictions in Kazakhstan, there are special requirements for the procedure for foreign citizens to cross the state border. It is required to obtain a special entry permit, which is issued by the Interdepartmental Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In the absence of such permission, the visitor may be denied to enter into the country.

But this permission is not required to be obtained for all countries. The permission of the Interdepartmental Commission is not required for citizens of those countries with which Kazakhstan has resumed direct regular flights, namely: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Hungary, Vietnam, Germany, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Netherlands, UAE, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, South Korea.

If tourists cross the border of the Republic of Kazakhstan by land, then an additional permission of the Interdepartmental Commission is required for all countries without exception. The necessary document is drawn up by the inviting party, which undertakes to:

– follow the sanitary and quarantine requirements of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

– all expenses in case of deportation (ex. due to the violation of sanitary and quarantine standards).

Today, the general situation in Kazakhstan is stable. We believe that the tourism sector will finally come back with the new visa regulation. Railway and avia traffic has been fully restored. Entry into the country is carried out only with a PCR test certificate (valid for 72 hours), regardless of the presence of a vaccination certificate.

At the same time, we kindly ask you to be up-to-date on the requirements at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in your country. And we will keep you updated too.


Team Ak-Sai Travel

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