Border Zone Permit for accessing destinations nearby the Chinese border

Some of our tour destinations are within the Kyrygz Border Zone. To go over there requires a Border Zone Permit which is issued by the Kyrgyz authorities.

The Border Zone is a strip of about 50km established along the Kyrgyz-Chinese Border. This zone is home to some of the most beautiful destinations and national parks. For example the endemic lake Chatyr Kol or the fascinating Kel Suu.

About the permit

We offer you to obtain the necessary access permits. Usually, the permit will be valid for 4 weeks.

Give us one week to process your permit.
In urgent cases we may do express processing for delivery within two days on Monday till Friday for extra charge. Please keep in mind that the required state offices are closed on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. This means, for example, that if you order the border zone permit on a Friday, you can pick it up on Tuesday.

Please note that the permit is a physical piece of paper which has to be carried in original (Stamps and signatures).

In case you take a permit for Naryn only you will get it in Naryn in the CBT office. If you choose a multizone permit the handover is in our guesthouse in Bishkek.

Single zone and multi zones permit

We offer permits for Naryn border zones only or a multi zone permit for all four zones.

Zones with border restrictions

Issyk-Kul region

  • Karkyra valley
  • Echikilitash (check point)
  • Enilchek town
  • Inylchek glacier
  • Karasay (check point)
  • Ak-Shyirak village
  • Sary-Jaz mountains range
  • Khan-Tengri National Park

Naryn region

  • Kel-Suu lake
  • Chatyr-Kol lake
  • Aksay valley
  • Arpa valley
  • Torugart (check point)

Osh region

  • Peak Lenin

Chui region

  • Chong Kemin national park

Please note that due to the current situation at the Tadjik border no border zones permits for Batken region are availabe.

How to order

We need a scan or photo of the picture page of your passport. If you are traveling as a group we need everybodies passport scan. You can send the scans to us by WhatsApp or by e-mail.

We further need to know the desired start date of your border zone permit. Please keep in mind that it takes one week to prepare them.

Pickup of the permit

Usually, the single border zone permit for Naryn will be ready for pickup at our office at 8 Lenin Street, Apartment 33.

The multi zone permits are kept ready at our Silkroad Guesthouse in Bishkek, Ak Muz Street 47.


Pay total amount;

  • 1,000 Som per person for Naryn area
  • 2,000 Som per person for Naryn area express handling
  • 1,500 Som per person for multi zone permit
  • 3,000 Som per person for multi zone permit express handling

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