Tour in Kyrgyzstan: Tour 5
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Torugart - Tash Raba t- Kichi Naryn - Kochkor - Issyk Kul Lake - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 1: Torugart - Tash Rabat
You will start your tour by arriving to the Chinese-Kyrgyz border at 12 o'clock. Then you will be transferred to the famous ancient sight that is known as the Tash Rabat Caravanserai or a Stone Castle from the 14th century. You can find it on the Great Silk at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. You will be impressed to see the stone castle that was built by stone blocks inside a mountain at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. It is made of 31 rooms in the mountain the wall of which are 1 m thick. In course of the tour you will have an opportunity to see the underground prison cells that were used for imprison thieves in ancient times. Night will be spent in yurts near Tash Rabat Caravanserai.
Day 2: Tash Rabat - Kichi Naryn - Kochkor
The day of the tour will start by driving to Kochkor village via picturesque Kichi Naryn gorge. The road will go through the picturesque gorge and you will drive today over mountain pass that is 3 000 meters high. Upon arrival to Kochkor village you meet a local family that will also show you the method of creating our national felt carpets. Tours to this sight allow you to make your own carpet together with them. During the travel you will visit a small handicraft museum where you can see examples of silver decorations, coats made of wool, horse saddle decorations, carpets and many other things. Night will be in a home stay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Issyk Kul Lake
In course of the tour you will head on to the famous Issyk Kul lka, This site is known as the second largest alpine lake in the world that can be found on the elevation of 1608m.above sea level. Its length is 180 km and it is 60 km wide. Another name of it is "the pearl of Central Asia". For more than 1 500 years local people considered the lake to be a sacred one. The salt in water made Issyk Kul to have curative qualities. You will be able to see the high mountains that surround the lake. At Soviet period the heads of governments had their houses near the lake to have a rest. In Cholpon Ata you will explore the ancient stone inscriptions of 800 B.C. These petroglyphs were made more than 2000 years ago by shamans. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Issyk Kul Lake - Bishkek
The capital of Kyrgyzstan is your destination for today. On the way to it you will have an excursion at Burana Tower. It is a minaret from the 11th century. This sight was used as a sign for travelers that there was a city to have a rest. After that you will an open air museum of Balbals that is also known as stone warriors. This interesting grave stones are resemble warriors due to being made in honor o those who died for their Motherland. After it you will have a guided city tour where you will visit such prominent place of Bishkek city like Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
You will see the Ala Archa gorge the road to which will take 45 km from Bishkek. Upon arrival you will be amazed by the breathtaking view of Natural Park which lies on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. At Soviet Union this place could enter only V.I.P. people. Nowadays you can freely enter this place. You will need to hike to enjoy a panoramic view of the gorge. Then you will return to Bishkek to visit famous Asian Bazaar. Here you will see a busy life of local people as well as take a lot of vibrant photos. Don't miss the chance to see interesting goods. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 785 $
04 pax - 490 $
06 pax - 380 $
08 pax - 325 $
10 pax - 295 $
Single - 75 $
Half board - 75 $
Full board - 150 $
English speaking guide - 465 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 15 $ per person
Tash Rabat - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Kochkor - Homestay
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide