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

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Traveling to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan? If you're planning to go to Bishkek, below 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, Kyrgyzstan

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

Important essentials for Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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

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  • Hand sanitizer

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General health necessities

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

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January

January in Bishkek is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C). It snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Bishkek can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain once in a while. It also snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you vacation in Bishkek during March, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

In April, Bishkek is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bishkek, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May for Bishkek is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June here is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very dry. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July here is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you visit Bishkek during August, you will probably notice that it is constantly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you visit Bishkek during September, you might find that it is warm and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Bishkek is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Bishkek is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain sometimes. It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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