(99871) 2814148

45/405 Shota Rustaveli Street
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Office No F-1, Safdar Mansion
Fazel-e-Haq Road, Blue Area
Islamabad, Pakistan

E-mail: tashkent@sitara.com islamabad@sitara.com

Phone (Uzbekistan): (99871) 2814148, (99871) 2814149, (99871) 2553504
Phone (Pakistan):  (9251) 2805583, (9251) 2805288

Fax: (99871) 1206500

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    Customs control
    On entering the country tourist must fill in a customs declaration form, which must be retained until departure. This allows the import of articles intended for personal use, including currency and valuables which must be registered on the declaration form. Customs inspection can be long and detailed. Duty Free: The following goods may be imported into Kyrgyzstan by travellers of 16 years or ... read more
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    Useful information
    Clothes and equipment for a cultural tourist Take whatever you like but remember that our trip will start in Bishkek, where the temperature may go up to 45 C. By contrast, the horse-riding part is at the altitude of 3000 m., where the temperature can go below 10C in the night. Therefore, you should be prepared to all weather conditions. As to the dress-code remember that Kyrgyzstan is a “mi... read more
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    Kyrgyz people are regarded as one of the oldest folks living in Central Asia who emigrated from Yenisey valley of the upper river valley. Their presence is reckoned to be over 2000 years with various smaller tribal groupings who roamed in the steppes in search of grazing grounds to travel into Chui Valley which forms the present day Kyrgyzstan. With the passage of time a greater section of Ky... read more
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    Arts & Crafts
    The centuries-old artistic work of the Kyrgyz has developed under the conditions of a nomadic way of life. Alongside the ever-constant work of cattle breeding and agriculture, the people have been involved in various crafts. Materials for making plates and dishes, horse saddles and harness - wool, leather, skins and wood - were procured on the spot. National masters have long supplied the loc... read more
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    Culture & Customs
    The Kyrgyz are associated with historical national epos Manas, an entire cycle of oral legends. The epos was created by the Kyrgyz people and is dedicated to the national hero Manas, who protected the Kyrgyz and his nation from ancient times. Manas is a genuine encyclopaedia, which accumulated the historic events, information on the society, traditions and mode of life. The Kyrgyz literature has t... read more
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    Festivals & Holidays
    January 1- New Year's Day January 7 - Russian Orthodox Christmas March 8 - International Women's Day March 21 - Navruz ('New Day') - Ancient festival recently introduced in Kyrgyzstan. It can include traditional games, music festivals, street art and colourful fairs. May 5 - Constitution Day May 9 - Victory Day - Celebration of victory in the World War II 1941-1945, with military ... read more