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Kyrgyzstan tour 5

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 5

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 13 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chong Kemin - Son Kul Lake - At Bashi - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek

The experienced travelers have a saying «If you have not seen Central Asia, you have not seen the world!". You can not imagine how many places you are going to see! You will find out about the nomadic way of life, try national dishes and drinks. During your tour you will visit Burana Tower - the minaret of 11th century; the second world's largest lake - Issyk-Kul; and the ancient Caravanserai of Tash Rabat (Stone Castle), primeval stone carvings, mosques, churches and many other interesting places. Kyrgyz republic is the country of the untouched nature and bright customs.


Tour summary:

Day 1: Bishkek city

Your guide will collect you from the International Airport of Manas and accompany you to Bishkek City. The drive from the Airport to Bishkek takes half an hour. Upon arrival in the capital you will start the day with a nice breakfast. The day will be entirely dedicated to a guided Bishkek city tour. The sightseeing tour in Bishkek includes the visiting of many sights, such as the National philharmonic, Ala-Too Central Square, Old Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Art Gallery, Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan, Osh Bazaar. Lunch. You will spend the night in a Hotel****.  Dinner will be served in the restaurant at 7 p.m.

Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
The breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock in the morning. After breakfast you will be transferred (120km) to Chon Kemin valley by vehicle. On the way visiting of Burana Tower (minaret of 11 century) and the cemetery of Balbans - stone warriors, which were put in the honor of  the bravest warriors. Traditional lunch. After lunch you will have a short pleasure trip in the picturesque Gorge of Issyk-Ata. At 7 p.m. we will arrive in the Kalmak Ashuu guesthouse in Chon Kemin Valley.  You will be served dinner after having checked in.

Day 3: Chong Kemin - Son Kul Lake
We will start our trip to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul just after breakfast. We will have lunch on the way. Kyrgyz nomads started to come to this wonderful area of Son Kul with their families for rest and relaxation. Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a grassland for their cattle. Son Kul Lake is surrounded by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at 3013 meters high above sea level. You will be free to explore and enjoy the lake's virgin nature and its surrounds after our arrival. Around the lake you will see numerous traditional nomadic dwellings - yurts. Yurt is made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings. They are built without nails. Dinner and overnight are in the yurts.

Day 4: Son Kul Lake
Your breakfast is at 9 a.m. This day you have a spare time at Son Kul Lake. You will have the opportunity to explore its nature on your own. It is a great chance to get acquainted with nomadic traditions and culture. On a horse you can ride along the lake' shore, or just relax in the atmosphere of the wild and calm environment. Your lunch will be served at 2 p.m. Afterwards you will have excursion to the ancient stone carvings - petroglyphs and ritual stones of shamans. In original nomadic houses - yurts your dinner will be served. The night you will spend in yurts.

Day 5: Son Kul Lake - At Bashi
We leave the Guesthouse at 8 o'clock in the morning by car after fortifying breakfast. You will be carried away by the marvelous scenery offered through views the untouched natural world.  Transfer (200km) to the At Bashi Valley. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You will spend this night in the yurt camp.

Day 6: At Bashi - Tash Rabat (Stone castle) Caravanserai
After packing your luggage, at 8 o'clock in the morning you will be served with your breakfast. Today our route leads us to the Great Silk Road Tash Rabat Caravanserai, which construction refers to the 14th century A. D. The building has no analogue in the whole world, because it was made of stones and furthermore it was built inside a mountain at a height 3200 m above sea level. Totally there are 31 rooms in the mountain. Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. The walls thickness is about 1 meter. There are also dungeons for medieval thieves. At 7 p.m. national dinner will be served. This night you will spend near by the Tash Rabat caravanserai in yurt camp.

Day 7: Tash Rabat - Kochkor valley
Transfer (185 km) to Kochkor Village after strengthening breakfast. In the Kochkor Village you will visit a family that uncovers for you the secrets of national felt carpets production. During this felt show even can create your own bright floor covering. After that you will have raditional dinner that will be accompanied with a particular national music performance. In the Kochkor Guesthouse you will spend this night.

Day 8: Kochkor valley - Tamga village
Your breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock in the morning. After breakfast it will be transfer (200 km) to the  Issyk-Kul Heavenly Lake. On the way you will drive through the dazzling valley and you will pass the reservoir of Orto Tokoi. As soon as we are in the Village of Tamga you will have spare time to lie on the warm sand or swim in the lake. Issik - Kul is the second largest alpine lake in the world. The Lake (1608m.above sea level) is also called "The treasure of Central Asia". Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative qualities owing to the fact that the water is salty. In Tamga Guesthouse at 7 p.m. your dinner will be served. You will also spend this night in Tamga.

Day 9: Tamga - Karakol
At 8 o'clock in the morning the day starts with a breakfast. Till afternoon you have spare time for leisure or to swim in the lake. Later, we will commence our drive (50km) to Karakol by vehicle. In Karakol you will have a lunch. The rest part of this day will be devoted to a guided City Tour in Karakol. The tour includes: the visit of the museum of M.V. Prjevalsky, one of the world's greatest explores, whose biggest successes were the crossing of the great Taklamakan Desert and more than 4000 animals discovery, including the Horse of Prjevalsky; you will visit also the Dungan mosque that was built without using a single metal nail in Chinese style; after that is the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Cathedral. Dinner will be at 8 p.m. Overnight is in the guest house in Karakol. 

Day 10: Karakol - Altin Arashan ("Golden Spa")  - Karakol
This day is dedicated to the excursion in Altin Arashan gorge that is one of the most famous gorges in Karakol because of the Tian-Shan fur trees that grow everywhere there. After fortifying breakfast you will be transferred to the Altin Arashan Gorge by heavy 4WD Russian military vehicle. You will have a lunch in the gorge of incredible splendor. After taking a bath in hot springs (there are some special little cabins) you will have one hour hike in the valley and after that you will be transferred back to Karakol. At 7 p.m.  traditional dinner will be served. Overnight stay is in the guesthouse.

Day 11: Karakol - Cholpon Ata
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock. Today we will go (120km) to Cholpon Ata the along the sparkling pearl of Central Asia - Issyk - Kul Lake northern shore. On our way, we will make at 1 p.m. a short break to enjoy lunch in a relaxed ambiance. Afterwards we will give you the opportunity to visit open air museum of the ancient carvings on the boulders that are dated back to 800 B.C., including the local museum that is dedicated to the Issyk - Kul Lake. You will go on a one hour cruise on a steam boat to enjoy to the full beauty of the marvelous lake. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 12: Cholpon Ata - Bishkek
At 8 o'clock you will have your breakfast. Till 11 o'clock you have a spare time on the beach. Afterwards you will be transferred (280km) through a stunning Boom Gorge to Bishkek city by car. Night in a Hotel****. A departure dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the restaurant.

Day 13: Bishkek - Europe
You will be met in the hotel at the time arranged previously according to your flight details and accompanied to the Airport of Manas.

 
 
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