Name of the tour: Kyrgyzstan Adventures
The best attractions: Bishkek, Ala-Archa, Burana, Kochkor, Son Kul Lake, Tash Rabat, Issyk Kul, Karakol, Chon Kemin
Length of the tour: 9 days
Day 1: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Bishkek
Welcome to Kyrgyzstan! This day you will start with meeting the driver at the Manas International Airport. He will transfer you to the capital of Kyrgyzstan-Bishkek. You are going to drive about 30 minutes. At the beginning of the tour you will explore the fascinating site as Ala Archa gorge. In this gorge, you will be amazed by the charming views of nature and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. You will have the chance to explore the flora and fauna of Mother Nature and immerse yourself in harmony with it. During the tours, do not miss the chance to take fascinating photos, with beautiful landscapes, as well as breathe fresh air. In the past, only important people were allowed to enter this gorge, but access was closed to ordinary people. Our company is sure that the views of the gorge in the tour will appeal to you. The gorge itself is located 45 km from Bishkek. Then you continue your journey through Kyrgyzstan with a transfer to the capital Bishkek. Next, you can enjoy tours of the city of Bishkek. Along the way you will have a chance to see wonderful attractions as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many other attractions. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Kochkor
Today is next day of the tour. You will start the tour with visiting the colorful site that is called as Asian Bazaar. Here you can walk through the rows full of goods, buy yourself gifts. You will have a great opportunity to take photos. You will definitely have positive emotions from such a colorful object. You will have a chance to enjoy shopping and buy souvenirs for yourself and your family during the tours! Walking through the bazaar during the tour, you will have a chance to get a discount and feel the national atmosphere! After that you drive to Kochkor. Along the way you will stop at the remarkable site that is called as Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Here you can enjoy beautiful views of buildings, see many interesting views and learn that in the past there was an ancient city of Balasagyn, which in the past was the capital of the Karakhanids. After that, you will arrive in Kochkor and meet a local family who will tell you the methods of making the national felt carpet and tell you about the techniques. You will have a great chance to create your own carpet! There you will also have a chance to explore a small handicraft museum there and find many silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. The night will be in the home stay.
Day 3: Kochkor – Son Kul
Today you will transfer to the fabulous Lake Son Kul. You will explore that this wonderful lake located an altitude of 3016 meters. Our tourists will have a great chance to enjoy time. Along the way you will observe the gorgeous views, amazing scenery, and marvel the fresh air. You will be able to find out during the tours that the pastures on this lake were used for grazing, people enjoyed the nature here. You have a great opportunity to see the real nomads, and immerse yourself in their life, explore the customs and traditions, and explore how they live here in the summer. Tourists on Son-Kul have a chance to enjoy the time spent away from the bustling cities, in ishin and will also be able to create charming photos. You will be able to spend the night in the yurts of the portable dwellings here and feel like a real nomad.
Day 4: Son Kul – Tash Rabat
This day you will start the tour with transferring to Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road. In the past, Tash-Rabat was used as a hotel during the Great Silk Road. It began to exist as a caravanserai in the 14th century. Inside the caravanserai there are 31 rooms, the walls of which are about 1 meter. Since ancient times, people have tried to uncover the special secrets of the caravanserai. And inside the building is a prison. The building itself is square with sides of 35.7 m and 33.7 m, which looks like a medieval castle. The height at which Tash-Rabat is located is 3200 meters above sea level. You will spend the night in the yurts near the Caravanserai.
Day 5: Tash Rabat – Kochkor
This day you will drive along Kara Koiun gorge. Our guests will have a chance to explore he nature, walk here and relax, also get acquainted with the local life of people. During the tour you will see the wild mountain animas as yaks. These animals are very useful, as they give milk, wool and meat. Kara-Koyun translates as "black valley", as there can be a lot of snow. In winter, it is very cold and the temperature can reach -50 degrees Celsius. The rocks here are very high and serve as a fence against the frosty snow that melts here from mid-October to April. Then you will go to the village of Kochkor. You will be surprised by the gorge on the road during the tour which is above 3000 meters. You will spend the night in a home stay.
Day 6: Kochkor – Issyk Kul southern shore – Karakol
This day you will continue tour with transfer to the amazing lake Issyk Kul. You can find out that the lake is the largest in Kyrgyzstan. It is the second highest mountain lake in the world, which is located at an altitude of 1608 meters above sea level. The lake has very healing properties and attracts tourists from all over the world. Around the lake are beautiful mountain ranges, and incredible views. You can find out that the lake is translated proudly as "The Pearl of Central Asia" and many tourists want to visit it. Than you will drive along the south shore of Issyk Kul, and arrive to Bokonbaevo village. There you will meet local eagle hunter that will explore you the interesting methods of hunting and eagles. Tour in Kyrgyzstan you will be able to find the eagle hunts hares, foxes, and other animals. Next in the tour you will go to the beautiful Jeti Oguz gorge, where you can see the red rocks. You will be able to explore what the translation of the gorge means Seven Bulls, you will be able to enjoy the views of the red rocks that stand in a row. Along the way you will be able to see the Broken Heart. Then you will be able to go to the city of Karakol. Your night will be at the guest house.
Day 7: Karakol – Issyk Kul Lake northern shore – Chon Kemin
You will be picked up by the guide at 8 a.m. This day you will drive along the spectacular northern shore of Issyk Kul. You will have a chance to observe the amazing views of the lake and discover the lake from all sides. You will be able to explore what beautiful nature is in Kyrgyzstan and enjoy its sights. The tourists in the tour will know how the lake is wonderful and it is the perfect place to relax in summer and winter. You will have a chance to have a great time, swim. Along the way you will have a chance to visit a small local museum and explore handicraft, music instruments as well as artifacts. This night will be in Chon Kemin village.
Day 8: Chon Kemin – Burana – Bishkek
After the breakfast you will have 3 hours of horse riding. Chon Kemin is located in the Chui region. During the tours, you will be able to explore that Chon Kemin Park is a beautiful natural park that attracts attention with its mountain landscapes, forests. You have a chance to enjoy the panoramic views of the gorge and take beautiful photos. You also have the chance to enjoy a horse riding adventure. After that, you will head to the capital Bishkek. Your night will be at the 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