Baikonur, Kazakhstan
by Bill Ingalls
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Climate & Best time to visit Baikonur

Climate in Baikonur:

Best time to visit Baikonur:

Late Spring to Early Autumn (May to September):

  • This is the most popular time to visit Kazakhstan. The weather is generally pleasant, and outdoor activities are in full swing.
  • During this period, you can explore cities like Almaty and Nur-Sultan, go hiking and horseback riding in the stunning Tien Shan Mountains, and visit natural attractions like Charyn Canyon and the singing sand dunes of Altyn Emel National Park.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is perfect for travelers who want to experience the lush green landscapes and vibrant cultural festivals in Kazakhstan.
  • The Almaty region is particularly pleasant during this time, with temperatures ranging from the 70s to 90s Fahrenheit (20-30°C). It's an ideal time for hiking, visiting lakes, and enjoying local events.

Autumn (September to October):

  • Autumn is another good time to visit, especially in the earlier months. The weather is still comfortable, and the landscapes begin to change colors.
  • The Charyn Canyon, Ile-Alatau National Park, and Kolsai Lakes are especially picturesque in the fall.

Winter (November to February):

  • Winter is ideal for those interested in winter sports. Shymbulak Ski Resort near Almaty and other ski resorts in the Tien Shan Mountains offer opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating.
  • The capital city of Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) hosts winter festivals and ice sculpture competitions.

Early Spring (March to April):

  • Early spring can be a quieter time to visit, but the weather can be unpredictable and chilly. Some regions may still have remnants of snow.
  • It's a good time for visiting cultural attractions and museums in cities.

Money & Prices

Currency in Kazakhstan:

Kazakhstani tenge (KZT)

How expensive is a trip to Baikonur?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
8.91 USD
Fast food meal:
6.07 USD
Mid-range meal:
17.61 USD
Bottle of water:
0.44 USD
Soft drink:
0.85 USD
2.10 USD
Local Beer:
1.38 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.23 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.65 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Kazakhstan general information:

Voltage: 220 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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