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

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Traveling to Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan? If you're planning to go to Issyk Kul, this 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 Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

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

Important essentials for Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • 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 may get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan by month

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January

January in this region can be bitter cold. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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February

February in Issyk Kul is biting cold. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day of the month. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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March

March for Issyk Kul can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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April

April in Issyk Kul is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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May

If you go to Issyk Kul in May, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

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June

June in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains about half of the time.

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July

If you are traveling to Issyk Kul in July, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August here is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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September

September in Issyk Kul can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains about a third of the time.

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November

Traveling to Issyk Kul in November, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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December

Traveling to Issyk Kul in December, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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