Issyk Kul LakeTour: a Pearl Resting in the Tian Shan Mountai

Day 1 Arrival to Bishkek, meeting with a guide at Manas airport, transfer to Issyk Kul. Arrival at Ethno-complex "OymoTash", which is located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul. Accommodation. Dinner. Free time. Relax on the beach. Evening program. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 2  After breakfast we will go to the unusual place - Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon. The canyon was named due to its bizarre rocky landscape, which for many years has been transformed by wind into fabulous sculptures and formations. Some formations in "Skazka" have been named for their similarity to well-known objects. For example, one set of ridges in the canyon is named "The Chinese Wall" due to its similarity to the Great Wall of China. You can also find what appear to be statues of a hippopotamus, snake, dragon, sleeping giant and even whole castles. Because the different rocks have amazing colors, the rocky statues not only have unusual shapes, but also magical colors.

Then we will come back to our complex to have a lunch. At 16.00 we will go to the gorge.

Picturesque Jeti-Oguz gorge is located 28 kilometers to the south-west of the town of Karakol. Its name is translated from Kyrgyz language means “Seven bulls”. The name is symbolic, because there is a 35 km long wall of seven huge red-brown cliffs resembling ranked furious bulls standing together.

In front of the cliffs there are flat mountain slopes, thickly overgrown with grass and pine trees. Especially romantic look has the rock "Broken Heart" located at the entrance to the gorge. Jeti-Oguz is also famous for its hot springs with water enriched with radon and hydrogen sulfide. In the place they hit out of the ground, at the altitude of 2200 m, there is a resort.

The water in springs is useful for the treatment of rheumatism, gastric and nervous diseases. Rising higher, you can reach the pan of Kok-Dzhayyk with wonderful views of the gorge, or the Valley of Flowers strewn with poppies. At the upper part of Jets-Oguz there are also mountain lakes and roaring waterfalls.

For dinner, we will have fried rainbow trout, fish that are caught in the rivers of Issyk-Kul. After dinner we will go to our complex for overnight stay.

Day 3 After breakfast we will drive to the amazing Barskoon gorge. At the beginning of the gorge grow rare shrubs and steppe grasses. On both slopes of the canyon rise huge Tien-Shan spruce trees. Above 2800 m grow juniper groves. Along the road running through the gorge of Barskoon there are unusual monuments such as the Soviet truck on the platform and a bust of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, vacationing on the southern shore of Issyk Kul after his flight into space.

From the gorge you can see the snowy peaks of the surrounding mountains, the highest and most beautiful ones are the Peak of Panfilov Heroes (4610 m) and the Peak of the World Peace Council (4310 m). Barskoon gorge is famous for its cascading waterfalls. The most picturesque have interesting names: Tears of a Bars, Oldman Beard, Splashes of Champagne and Cup of Manas.

Through the gorge runs the road to the Kumtor gold mine, and it is noteworthy that in many small tributaries of the river can be seen the pieces of golden sand shining in the sun.

At lunchtime, if we're lucky with the weather, we'll have lunch on the grass. After is horseback riding, then we will return to our complex. You will have time to swim, sunbathe, and after dinner  you can chose your favorite movie and watch at the big screen under the sky full of stars. If it is raining, the film screening will take place in the guest yurt.

Day 4 After breakfast, we say goodbye to "Oimo Tash» complex and continue our trip around Issyk Kul, we'll go to the northern coast through the city of Karakol. In Karakol we will visit the ancient monuments and museum Przewalski, at the evening, we will accommodate in guest house, there we find a delicious dinner and a sauna at the lake with a swimming in the night Issyk-Kul.

Day 5 After breakfast, we will go down the northern shore of the lake, on the way we visit the hot springs Keremet Suu, then we will visit  Semyonovskoe gorge with holy lake after we move to Grigoriev gorge and in the evening we will stay in guest house in Cholpon-Ata. 

Day 6 After breakfast, we will visit the Museum Ruh Ordo, combining history and spiritual heritage of the various cultures and peoples of the world. We take a ride on a boat, visit the petroglyphs, which represent a huge open-air temple, where committed religious ceremonies connected with the spiritual world and the life of the nomadic population.

We will finish our trip with farewell dinner and pleasant time forwarding in the lounge bar of  SkyFall hotel, where we stop for the night.

Day 7 After breakfast transfer to the airport.

  

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Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: Minivan
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