Travel around Kyrgyzstan: Tour 8
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Belogorka gorge - Burana - Kochkor - Son Kul - Tash Rabat - Issyk Kul southern shore - Karakol - Issyk Kul northern shore - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Belogorka gorge - Bishkek
We are blessed to see you in Kyrgyzstan. Upon arrival at Manas International Airport you will be met and transferred to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. Today you will have a city of wonderful Bishkek. We will visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and so on. Afterwards we will drive to Belogorka gorge and enjoy a great place with rock-strewn mountain views which is best for a hiking. It is possible to have a picnic and take bright photos. The nature will impress you. When short hiking tour finishes, we will come back to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor
In the morning you will drive to our Asian Bazaar. It is perfect place for those who want to learn more about local life and buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Then you will be transferred to Kochkor village. On route to the gorge you will visit Burana Tower which was found in the 11th century. Burana Tower used to be a sign alongside the Great Silk Road. In addition, you will see an open-air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). These grave-stones look like troopers as they were made in honor of valiant soldiers who died for their Motherland. On arrival to Kochkor, night is in a homestay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Son Kul Lake
Having a hearty breakfast, we will travel to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan - Son Kul Lake. This lake is walled by mountains as well as it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. A lot of people come to this superb area with their families for rest and lessening. People from Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. Night is in a yurt.
Day 4: Son Kul - Tash Rabat
Today we will drive to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road. It is defined to be the Stone Castle from belonging to the 14th century. The site is located at the Tian Shan Mountains. Tash Rabat was made of stone blocks inside a mountain at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. There are 31 rooms in the mountain and walls are 1 m thick. In past times it was an underground prison. Overnight is in a yurt.
Day 5: Tash Rabat - Kochkor
In the morning you will drive to Kochkor village and meet Kyrgyz family. You will have a masterclass of making our national felt carpets and then create your own carpet. Afterwards we will visit a small handicraft museum where we can see remains of silver decorations, coats made of wolfs, horse saddle decorations, carpets and so on. Night is in a homestay.
Day 6: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Karakol
Today you will be transferred to the beautiful Issyk Kul Lake. It is the second largest alpine lake in the world. It is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". About 1 500 years native people defined the lake to be a sacred one. Tourists will see mountains all around it and then travel to Bokonbaeva village, where we will visit a local eagle-hunter. He chases hares and foxes with the help of eagles. Then is transfer to famous gorge of Jeti Oguz - Red Rocks. Being there you can find the Broken Heart Mountain. Then we continue our way to Karakol town. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Karakol - Issyk Kul northern shore - Bishkek
Today you will travel to Bishkek city. Guests will drive along the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. You are going to see the whole lake from all sights. We will make a short break to give you the chance to visit ancient stone inscriptions (800 B.C.). These petroglyphs were made more than 2 000 years ago by shamans. Enjoy panorama view of the Issyk Kul Lake from this place. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport. Flight for the next destination.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 875 $
04 pax - 545 $
06 pax - 425 $
08 pax - 365 $
10 pax - 325 $
Single - 105 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
Half board - 105 $
Full board - 200 $
English speaking guide - 530 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 30 $ per person
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Tash Rabat - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide