Combined trekking with auto tour, 6 days
Day 1. Bishkek – Kol – Tor Lake – Shamshy (Short Trekking)
Meeting in Bishkek at 09:00 and transfer to Kegety Gorge (2 hrs driving) and from here we will start trekking to the Cold Lake Kol Tor which is hidden beauty of Kyrgyzstan and located at the altitude of 2733 m. The trekking way is medium and even beginners can reach it in 3 hours. Lunch-box. Afternoon drive to Shamshy Gorge and stay in mountain cottage located in fir tree forests.
Dinner and accommodation in Mountain Cottage. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 2. Shamshy – Burana – Son-Kul lake (330 km, 5 hrs)
Breakfast. Today you will be transferred to Second Large Alpine Lake Son-Kul (350 km, 5 hours). On route to the gorge you will visit Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). After an interesting excursion and climbing on the top of the tower is transfer to Son-Kul lake. Traditional Lunch in local family on the way.
The lake Son-Kul is surrounded by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Kyrgyz nomads started to come to this wonderful area with their families for rest and relaxation. Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. After our arrival, you will be free to explore and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. Overnight is in nomadic collapsible dwellings – Yurts. They are made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 3. Son Kul lake – Kochkor – South Issyk-Kul lake, 370 km (5 hrs)
Breakfast. Half day free to look surround, fresh alpine air, as an option ride on local Kyrgyz Horses. After lunch we will drive to South Issyk-Kul lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608 m above sea level). Its length is 180 km and it is 60 km wide. The lake is called "the pearl of Central Asia". For more than 1 500 years’ local people considered the lake to be a sacred one. Thanks to the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative qualities. On the way visit Yurt maker’s family and their workshop where you will see how Yurt is manufactured by hand without any modern machines. Today you will stay in the local family house with lake view Fruits Garden. Taste local gem and eco fruits (apple, apricots, raspberry, currant). See local traditions and customs. Dinner and accommodation in local family house. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 4. Trekking to Jeti Oguz Gorge, southern Issyk-Kul Lake, (5 hrs)
Breakfast. Drive to Kysyl Suu 1 hours’ drive where we will start trekking of 5-6 hours to Jeti Oguz Gorge by nick name “Switzerland” as it has same beauty with Switzerland’s nature, located in southern part of Issyk-Kul lake. Jety Oguz Gorge is famous for its red rock formations that are called the Seven Bulls – Jeti Oguz. Also you will see Broken Heart Mountain. There are yurts in the gorge and people can offer you Kumis to drink. It is a national drink that is made from fermented mare’s milk, and it is mildly alcoholic. Your night will be in nomadic felt dwellings, yurts. Meals: Full Board
Day 5. Jety Oguz Gorge – Karakol, 45 km (40 min)
Breakfast. Walking up to the beautiful water fall (30 minutes) where on the way you will see a panoramic view of the gorge and it is the best place to take magnificent many photos.
After lunch we continue our way along the northern shore of the lake to the town of Karakol (40 km, 1 hour). Visit few sights in Karakol: Dungan mosque - one of its highlights is the fact that it was built in a Chinese style without using a single metal nail. The mosque will be followed by a visit to an old wooden Orthodox Church. The night is spent in a Guest house.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.
Day 6. Karakol – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Bishkek, 390 km (5 hrs)
Breakfast. In the morning you will drive to Bishkek along Northern Side of Issyk-Kul lake (390 km, 5 hours) and through the most beautiful gorges of the lake named Grigorievskoye and Semenovskoye. These two picturesque gorges are connected at the end. It means you will start driving in at one gorge and will drive out through the other one! While journeying from one gorge to another you will see yurts and we will stop many times to have a rest and to enjoy Mother Nature. In this Gorge took place World Nomad Games which is getting famous all over world. Lunch in Yurts Ethno village.
Arrival in Bishkek by evening at 18:00. Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Price per person for program 6 days:
2 persons: 775 USD per person
3 persons: 610 USD per person
4 persons: 545 USD per person
6 persons: 440 USD per person
Package includes in Kyrgyzstan:
Accommodation in mentioned hotels:
Meals: daily breakfast, daily lunch, 4 dinners
Transportation by 4 WD car
Professional English speaking guides.
Excursions according to tour program.
All mentioned activities in the program description
Entrance fees for all mentioned monuments.
One liter of mineral water p/p during city tours
All local taxes
- International air tickets.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Any personal expenses.
- Alcoholic drinks not mentioned above.
1. It is highly recommended to have warm clothes
2. Trekking shoes / boots
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.