Tour in Kyrgyzstan: Tour 3
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Burana - Kochkor - Son Kul - Tash Rabat - Issyk Kul southern shore - Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
In Kyrgyzstan the drivel will pick you up at Manas International Airport and accompany to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. We will drive directly to see Ala Archa gorge. This amazing place is located on the Tien Shan mountain range. It is just 45 km from Bishkek. Travelers will have an opportunity to enjoy magnificent view of panorama and take many vibrant photos. Afterwards we will return to Bishkek. In the afternoon you will have a guided tour of Bishkek where you can visit the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic etc. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor
In the morning we will visit Asian Bazaar. In this oriental bazaar you can get acquainted with local and find many interesting goods. In the afternoon we will drive to Kochkor where you can see the Burana Tower originated in the 11th century minaret and an open-air museum of Balbals or stone warriors. On arrival to Kochkor village you will meet with a local family and learn how to make carpet. Also you can visit a small handicraft museum there and find many silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. Overnight is in a home stay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Son Kul
This tour will start by travelling to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan - Son Kul Lake. This stunning lake is enclosed by mountains. It is the uppermost alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan and positioned at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. On the way you may visit nomads come to this lake for break. Some Naryn herders use it as a pastureland for livestock. Being in Son Kul Lake you will relish meadows, green valley and just relax. Your night will be spent in the nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts.
Day 4: Son Kul - Tash Rabat
The morning will start by driving to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road. It is the Stone Castle found in the 14th century and located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains and made of stepping-stone blocks inside a mountain at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. There are 31 rooms in the mountain with walls of about 1 m thick. See a subversive prison (zindan) used for robs in past times. Today you will spend night in yurts near Tash Rabat Caravanserai.
Day 5: Tash Rabat - Kochkor
This day is devoted for relishing in Kara Koiun gorge. It is the great time to gait around the gorge and talk with locals. In addition, you will see wild mountain animas as yaks. They replicate meat, milk and wool. Kara Koiun means "black valley" since you can find there snow. Essentially, the pillars serve as fence against a very heavy snow which is usual for this area starting with October till mid-April. The temperature can reach -50 C in this period of year. Next you will be transferred to Kochkor village passing by astonishing gorge over mountain pass that of 3 000 meters high. Overnight is in home stay.
Day 6: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Karakol
Guests will drive to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake. It is the second largest alpine lake in the world and also called "the pearl of Central Asia". This lake is also a hallowed one. Travelers will see mountains from all four wings and then drive to Bokonbaeva village. Upon arrival you will get acquainted with a local eagle-hunter. The trainer usually hunts hares, foxes and other small animals with eagles. The tour will be continued by driving to the famous gorge of Jeti Oguz, Red Rocks where you can find the Broken Heart Mountain. On arrival to Karakol town, overnight is in a guesthouse.
Day 7: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
In the morning is transfer to Issyk Kul Lake sideways the northerly shore. In this case you will have a chance to see whole lake from all wonders. This is one of the greatest visited places in Kyrgyzstan and ideal for swimming. The faultless place for discovering the lake and find many amusements. In the afternoon you will visit a small local museum. Being there you will enjoy handicraft, music instruments, artifacts and other ancient goods. Today your night will be in a home stay in Chon Kemin village.
Day 8: Chon Kemin - Burana - Bishkek
This tour will start from 3 hours of horse riding along impressive Chon Kemin gorge. We can admit that this is one of the best environmental parks of Kyrgyzstan. Tourists will ride via high mountain passes where they can take many bright photos. No doubt you will be inspired. It is for real the best idea to see how nomadic life looks like. In addition, you will see the magnificent panorama view of the gorge! In the end of day, you will be transferred to Bishkek city. Night is in a hotel.
Day 9: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
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" Guesthouse
Chon Kemin - Homestay
- Entrances to all museums
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide