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Captivating Kazakhstan

Book flights to Kazakhstan to experience mountainous landscapes, glistening lakes and majestic city skylines.

Explore the cosmopolitan capital, Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), with its spectacular, ever-evolving architecture – including the dizzying heights of the Bayterek Tower and the impressive Hazrat Sultan Mosque.

The country’s biggest city, Almaty, showcases Kazakhstan’s rich culture and mesmerising natural beauty.

Enjoy Big Almaty Lake and the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. Book your Kazakhstan flight tickets today and start planning your adventure.

What's the weather like in Kazakhstan?

The figures shown are for the capital, Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana).

Average temperatureAverage rainfall

JAN

-15°C

1cm

FEB

-15°C

1cm

MAR

-7°C

1cm

APR

6°C

1cm

MAY

14°C

2cm

JUN

20°C

2cm

JUL

21°C

3cm

AUG

19°C

2cm

SEP

13°C

1cm

OCT

5°C

1cm

NOV

-4°C

1cm

DEC

-12°C

2cm

Kazakhstan has hot summers and cold winters. The weather is generally warmest between May and September, with temperatures peaking in July in the mid 20°Cs.

Rainfall is highest during the summer months. Due to the sheer size of Kazakhstan, the climate can vary significantly.

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skyline and water fountain display at night in astana

Astana (TSE)

Astana’s Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport (TSE) is a gateway to the dynamic sights and ever-changing skyline of one of Asia’s most exciting new cities, now known as Nur-Sultan.

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zenkov cathedral

Almaty (ALA)

Almaty International Airport (ALA) is the other major airport to fly to in Kazakhstan. Set against a stunning mountainous backdrop, Almaty is the country’s largest city and a commercial, cultural hub.

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Reasons to visit Kazakhstan

baiterek tower a symbol of kazakhstan

Climb Bayterek Tower

Kazakhstan’s capital city, Astana, is a place of cutting-edge architecture. Dominating the skyline is the striking Bayterek Tower, also known as ‘Baiterek’, an iconic monument that also serves as an observation platform. Make your way to the top and reward yourself with some exceptional panoramic views.

almaty lake and natural landmark in kazakhstan

Experience the beauty of Big Almaty Lake

Prepare to be blown away by Big Almaty Lake. Here, just a short drive from Almaty, you can soak up the scenery of this azure reservoir nestled among the Trans-Ili Alatau mountain range. The crystal-clear waters of the reservoir are an impressive sight to behold and best viewed from atop the vantage points in the surrounding foothills.

Things to know before you fly to Kazakhstan

holiday Public holidays

Kazakhstan is a multi-faith nation and celebrates many of the festivities associated with the Russian Orthodox and Islamic religion. Unity Day falls in May, while Nowruz, or New Year, festivities occur in late March and last for several days.

currency Local currency

The currency used in Kazakhstan is the Kazakhstani tenge (KZT). ATMs are widely available and major credit cards are accepted.

globe Languages spoken

The main languages of Kazakhstan are Kazakh and Russian, each of which has around six million speakers. English is also fairly common in major cities.

socket Plugs

The plug sockets in Kazakhstan are types C and F – the same as a standard Euro adaptor with two rounded pins.

Flying to Kazakhstan: FAQs

What food is Kazakhstan famous for?

Beshbarmak is a popular local dish and consists of boiled meat with noodles and onions. Shubat, or camel’s milk, is also a much-loved beverage.

How do I get around in Kazakhstan?

Buses and trains travel between major cities. You can also rent a car – perfect for reading harder to reach attractions.

Within the cities, you can choose from bicycles, buses and taxis. Some have trams and metros too.

Why we love Kazakhstan

“Kazakhstan is such an exciting country to visit. You’ll love taking in the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains and gazing up at the capital’s super-modern skyline.”

The best of Kazakhstan

Discover more about vibrant Kazakhstan with our online travel magazine Atlas.

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