Travel around Kyrgyzstan: Tour 3
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Son Kul Lake - Suusamir - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek
We are glad to see in Kyrgyzstan. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Bishkek for city tour. We will visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and so on. Afterwards we will see colorful Asian Bazaar and get acquainted with oriental lifestyle. We have no doubt you will like it. Transfer to a hotel for rest.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin
Chon Kemin gorge is your next target. On the way you will visit Burana Tower or minaret of 11 century and an open-air museum of Balbals. We will continue our drive to the famous Chon Kemin gorge after getting more motivating facts about tower Burana and climbing on the top of it. In Chon Kemin gorge you will even ride horses over a mountain forest, where on the top you will see the panorama view of the gorge. Night is in a homestay.
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol
The tour will start by travelling to Issyk Kul Lake. It is the second largest mountainous lake with the altitude of 1 608 m. above sea level. It is also called the pearl of Central Asia. More than 1 500 years local people measured the lake to be a holy one. This lake is enclosed with mountains. You will be moved along the whole northern shore and arrive to Karakol town. Visit today a place with ancient stone patterns - petroglyphs. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Today you will visit Jeti Oguz gorge, where you will see its red astounds formations called Seven Bulls. Then you will see Broken Heart Mountain. Spend 20 minutes to a top of a mountain and enjoy panorama view of the gorge. Then we will travel to Bokonbaeva village. On arrival we will see the local eagle-hunter. He stalks hares and foxes with the help of eagles. It is a traditional way of roaming hunting. Afterwards is transfer to Kochkor village. Night is in a homestay.
Day 5: Kochkor - Son Kul Lake
Being in Kochkor village we will show you how to make our national felt carpets. You will have an opportunity to learn this art and even make your own carpet. You can add tinted wool to your carpet and then all together we will beat it in an unusual way to get a nice felt carpet. In addition, you will visit a small handicraft museum and see silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and so on. Then you will be assigned to Son Kul Lake. It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan. This lake is surrounded by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, located at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Night is in a yurt.
Day 6: Son Kul Lake
The morning will start by having a ride horse. Nomad people will always offer you inside their yurts to drink tea with traditional sweets. One of the main laws of wanderers is hospitality - "Guest is sent by God". So, they cannot just let you pass without having a respite with them. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 7: Son Kul Lake - Suusamir - Bishkek
We will travel to Bishkek. You will drive over the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. You will see wonderful views of inspiring mountains and gorges. On Tue Ashuu pass of more than 3000 meters high magnificent panorama view will wait you. This pass is one of the most gorgeous in Kyrgyzstan. You can capture these views walking along winding roads, amazing views, nomads, high mountains. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Ala Archa gorge is your target today. It is National Park, at Soviet Union time only V.I.P. people can gait here. Ala Arch gorge is situated on the offshoot of the Tien Shan mountain range. It is only 45 km from Bishkek. You can have short trek to see the panorama view of the ravine. Then you will return to Bishkek. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 9: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport. Have a soft landing!
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 960 $
04 pax - 650 $
06 pax - 530 $
08 pax - 460 $
10 pax - 420 $
Single - 145 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
All dinners - 120 $
All lunches and dinners - 240 $
English speaking guide - 635 $ per group
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 30 $ per person
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
- Mineral water supply
- Horse riding in Son Kul
- Entry tickets to all museums
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide