Bishkek and the Northwest, Kyrgyzstan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Bishkek and the Northwest, Kyrgyzstan? If you're planning to go to Bishkek and the Northwest, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Bishkek and the Northwest, Kyrgyzstan

Based on the climate and weather in Bishkek and the Northwest, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Bishkek and the Northwest, Kyrgyzstan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bishkek and the Northwest, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Bishkek and the Northwest, Kyrgyzstan by month

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January

January is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows about a third of the time.

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February

February here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally and snows about a third of the time.

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March

In March, Bishkek and the Northwest is pretty cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bishkek and the Northwest, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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April

If you are traveling to Bishkek and the Northwest in April, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

In May, Bishkek and the Northwest is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bishkek and the Northwest, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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June

In June, Bishkek and the Northwest is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very dry. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and regularly jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bishkek and the Northwest, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 40%.

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July

In July, Bishkek and the Northwest is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very dry. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bishkek and the Northwest, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 30%.

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August

If you visit Bishkek and the Northwest during August, you will probably see that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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September

Traveling to Bishkek and the Northwest in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

Traveling to Bishkek and the Northwest in October, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November in Bishkek and the Northwest is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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December

December in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows about a third of the time.

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