At the heart of Central Asia, the majestic lakes await you and will impress you with all beauty. They will visit some ravines, high pastures with hot springs. You live in a yurt camp, in a family-run private accommodation, eat in small restaurants and can browse, haggle and shop on colorful markets. Finally, you will return to Bishkek, the starting point of your trip.
Day 1: Bishkek
Arrival at the airport; Transport to the city Bishkek: Reference of the hotel. make after a short pause
We take a tour of the city with a visit to the Osh Bazaar, art galleries and other interesting places.
You will see the central square Ala-Too, the Victory Square, the Art Museum and the Philharmonic.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Son-Kul lake
After breakfast, transfer to the Son-Kul Lake, the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan. It lies at an altitude of 3013 m above sea level and is surrounded by beautiful mountains. In this place you can observe the life of nomads and a break from the noise of the big cities. On arrival you will have the opportunity to explore the area and enjoy the clean nature of the lake. Dinner and overnight in Kyrgyz yurts made of wood frames with felt material. All yurts are built without metal nails.
Take 3: Son-Kul - Tash-Rabat
After breakfast, transfer to the caravanserai Tash-Rabat (stone building from the 14th century).
Tash-Rabat is located in the Tien Shan Mountains. This unique building is partially in a
built cave, located at an altitude of 3200 m above sea level. There are the remains of a small
Town on the Great Silk Road, which served as accommodation for travelers. Dinner and overnight in
Yurts near the caravanserai.
Tag 4: Tasch-Rabat — Kochkor
After breakfast, transfer to the village of Kochkor. After arriving in Kochkor visit
Workshop for the production of felt rugs and you can try the felts themselves.
Dinner and overnight at Kyrgyz families.
Day 5: Kochkor - Karakol
After breakfast drive to Karakol along the southern shore of Lake Ysyk-Kul, the second largest mountain lake in the world. The lake is known because of its size as "Kyrgyz sea". On the way you will see beautiful valleys, the Orto-Tokoy Reservoir and the Jeti-Oguz gorge. In the upper part of the gorge the Kok-Jaiyk Valley is with waterfall. After the walk through the gorge you drive to Karakol. In Karakol, visit the MV Przewalski Museum, named after the researchers Asia. Then visit the Dungan mosque. It was built in Chinese style without a single nail. After the mosque visit an Orthodox church made of wood. Overnight at hotel.
Tag 6: Karakol-Altyn-Arashan-Colpon-ata
After breakfast, drive four-wheel vehicles to Altyn Arashan. The Altyn Arashan Gorge is one of the most famous gorges in Karakol. Here you can see beautiful pine forests and thermal springs. You have one hour to hike through the gorge and then continue the journey towards Cholpon-Ata. Upon arrival you will have time for a walk along the coast. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Cholpon-Ata - Bishkek
After breakfast, transfer to Bishkek along the northern coast of Lake Issyk-Kul. On the way, visit the
Petroglyphenmuseum (8th Century BC. Chr.), And the local museum. The road to Bishkek through the
magnificent Boom gorge. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
After breakfast, transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
Ca. 800 $ / 8 days
Without international flights
2 Person 1520
4 Person 1280
6 Person 1140
8 Person 800
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.