Exploring Lake Issyk Kul

Exploring Lake Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan tours.

Name of the tour: Exploring Lake Issyk Kul 

The best attractions: Bishkek, Burana, Kochkor, Son Kul, Issyk Kul, Karakol, Chon Kemin 

Length of the tour: 7 days 

Day 1: Bishkek
Nice to see you in wonderful country Kyrgyzstan! Today you will get acquainted with the driver at the Manas International Airport, after that you will be transferred to Bishkek- capital city of Kyrgyzstan. The way will take about 30 minutes from the airport. You will have a chance to e3xplore the amazing sites in the city tour in Bishkek. In course of the tour you will discover the remarkable sites as: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic and other places. After that you will head to the colorful place called as Asian Bazaar! There you will walk along the bright rows, buy the souvenirs and enjoy shopping. Don’t miss a chance to take amazing photos! You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Kochkor – Son Kul
After the breakfast you will transfer to the fascinating Son Kul Lake. This amazing site is situated at the altitude of 3016 meters. It is the second largest lake in the country. You can see that the lake is like in a bowl surrounded by fabulous mountains. You will be able to explore in tours of Kyrgyzstan that nomads come here to pasture, see their way of life. The pastures here are virgin and attract the attention of tourists. You have a chance to visit this place, take photos, enjoy the fresh air. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most attractive places as the Burana Minaret, which was a symbol of the Great Silk Road. It dates back to the 11th century and was built by the Karakhanids, here you can also see the stone statues of Balbals. After that, you will go to the village of Kochkor. Here you can meet a local family who can teach you the production of felt carpet. You will spend the night in nomadic felt dwellings yurts near the Son Kul Lake.

Day 3: Son Kul – Kochkor
This day you will have a free time in Son Kul Lake. This incredible place attracts tourists from all over the world. During the tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will be able to enjoy time in nature and harmony. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy the scenery, breathe fresh air and also take colorful photos. You will be able to enjoy the wild nature of Kyrgyzstan during the tours and explore how good the nature of Kyrgyzstan is. Tourists of our company have a chance to explore customs and traditions, learn a lot about culture, and take advantage of life hacks. After that, your path will show you the way to Kochkor. You have a chance to see the beautiful and fabulous way, enjoy the photo stops. You will spend the night in the homestay.

Day 4: Kochkor – Issyk Kul southern shore – Karakol
After the breakfast  you will transfer to the fabulous Lake Issyk Kul. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and explore that the lake is located at an altitude of 1608 meters above sea level. The lake is called "The Pearl of Kyrgyzstan" and in translation it means hot lake. It is the second largest Alpine lake. The lake does not freeze all year round and has medicinal properties. Many people on tours in Kyrgyzstan want to visit this attractive lake. The lake is surrounded by high mountains and attracts attention with its views. We are sure that you will definitely enjoy this trip! After that you will drive along the southern shore and stop at the village Bokonbaevo. You are going to meet here the local eagle-hunter. He will tell you the interesting information about eagle hunting and explore facts about eagles. Your tour will continue with transferring to the amazing gorge of Jeti Oguz that is also called as Red Rocks. There you will see the amazing row of rocks and translated as Seven bulls. You are going to take pictures here and marvel at the beauty of the nature.  Along the way you will see the amazing site that is called as Broken Heart Mountain. Then the tour will continue with transferring to Karakol town. This night will be in the guesthouse.

Day 5: Karakol – Issyk Kul Lake northern shore – Chon Kemin
The tour starts at 8 a.m. Thhe driver will transfer you along the amazing the northern shore of the lake Issyk Kul. You will see today the fabulous views, enjoy the views and feast your eyes upon the spectacular landscapes. Along the way you will observe the clean nature and breathe fresh air, take many photos. Along the way we recommend you to visit a small local museum. You will explore there many historical items as handicraft, music instruments and artifacts. The night will be spent in the home stay in Chon Kemin village.

Day 6: Chon Kemin – Bishkek
This day is the last day of the tour and you will have 3 hours of horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge.  You have a chance to enjoy a tour in this place, explore beautiful landscapes and explore beautiful places that will appeal to travelers. You will be surprised by the beautiful scenery here, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful mountains. Here you will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful pastures and explore the mountain forests. You will also have the chance to take charming photos. Do not miss the opportunity to see wild animals such as hares. In the tours of the gorge, you will be able to see the fascinating panorama and explore the beautiful scenery. After that, you will head to Bishkek. Your night will be at the hotel.

Day 7: Bishkek – Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport. 

02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – 1 Mercedes Sprinter

3* “Discovery” or 4* “Garden” in Bishkek,
Price per person:
02 pax – 775 $
04 pax – 495 $
06 pax – 390 $
08 pax – 340 $
10 pax – 310 $
Single – 105 $

Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $  

All dinners – 90 $
All lunches and dinners – 180 $ 

English speaking guide – 465 $ per group 

To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) – 15 $ per person

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Bishkek – “Discovery” 3*
      Son Kul – Yurts, “Nomad’s Dream” camp (4 pax in 1)
      Kochkor – Homestay
      Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Guesthouse
      Chon Kemin – Homestay
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge 

Service does not include:
- Meals
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide

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