Kyrgyzstan is a land-locked country in Central Asia, located along the ancient Silk Road, a crossroad for people of various origins and traditions, yet the prevailing culture is that of a nomadic lifestyle shaped by the natural surroundings. Kyrgyz shepherds move around with their flocks of animals according to seasons, living in tent-like homes called yurts; there’s a saying that goes “only in death, when he is buried, that a Kyrgyz stops wandering”. Kyrgyzstan rewards visitors with unspoiled nature, hospitality, and free spirit of nomadic traditions. In summer, high plateau pastures (jailoo) and lakesides are ted with nomad tents, it is the best season to experience nomad lifestyle.
Bishkek – karakol – Altyn Arashan – Ala-Kul lake – Zheti Oguz – Bokonbaevo – Skazka canyon – Kyzart village – Kilemche – Song Kol lake - Bishkek
Day 01 Airport - Bishkek
Arrival in Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel. First entire day would be dedicated to an advanced Bishkek City Tour. Tour includes in itself the visiting of such places of interest as: Ploshad Pobedy (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Ploshad Ala-Too (Ala-Too square), the History Museum, National philharmonic and many others places upon your request. It is not a real city tour without visiting real central-Asian Bazaar. We will show it for you today and you'll be able to make a lot of photos in there. Osh and Orto-Sai bazaars are very colorful and noisy. People sell there all kinds of goods.
DAY 02 : Bishkek – Karakol (405km)
Drive to Issyk-Kul region, Karakol. En-route visit an important point on the ancient Silk Road — the Burana Tower architectural complex, dated back to the 10th century, monuments include a minaret, remnants of a castle, and ancient warrior cemetery. Enjoy home cook meal near Burana at a Kyrgyz family home. Overnight at home stay in Karakol.
DAY 03 : Karakol – Altyn Arashan (Trekking)
After breakfast we will have a short transfer to starting point of trekking (Aksuu village). From there we will start our trek to Altyn Arashan. It’s an amazing and fabulous valley to enjoy the trek. Picnic on the way in a nature. After a great hiking we will arrive in camping place where we will swim in natural hot spring pool. We will set up out tents and swim in hot spring and enjoy. Dinner at restaurant or yurt. Overnight in the tents. 2350m above sea level.
DAY 04 :Ala-Kul lake (trekking or horse riding)
Morning breakfast and start our fourth day of trek to the magistic lake Ala Kul. It is a bit steep to hike but it worth for it. Starting alt is 2350 at Altyn Arashan and hike up to 3840m above see level. Duration is 18-20km.Lunch on the top. Depend of weather. After lunch back to Altyn-Arashan.
DAY 05 :
Morning breakfast and start our easy hike back down to Karakol. Lunch will be on the way.Walking around Karakol and visit Dungan mosque.
DAY 06 : Karakol – Bokonbaevo
Drive to Jeti-Ögüz Gorge (Seven Bulls), named after huge flaming red rocks that resemble the shape of bull . Visit the Kök-Jaik area (Valley of Flowers), picnic lunch on summer pasture. Later head to the southern shore of Issyk-kul, on the way visit Skazka canyons, admire rock formations shaped by wind erosion. Overnight at a yurt camp,dinner.
DAY 07 : Bokonbaevo – Kyzart village
Eagle hunting demonstration in the morning, learn how local hunter trained eagle as partner. After lunch at yurt camp, drive to Kochkor Village, visit a handicraft workshop, and learn how Kyrgyz felt carpets ( ala kiiz ) are made. Overnight at home stay in Kyzart village, enjoy home cooked meal.
DAY 08 : Kyzart village – Kilemche(Horse riding)
After breakfast start trekking to Kilemche. Picnic on the way. Arrival in Kilemche. The name means “like a carpet,” and this swathe of grass covers whole mountain ranges, with shadings as subtle as any shyrdak (shyrdak is a Kyrgyz felt carpet). Dinner in a yurt.
DAY 9 : Kelimche – Song Kul lake (Horse riding)
Spend the morning climbing to Jalgyz Karagai pass (3400m), enter the lake basin. The trek offers superb views of grassland and mountain ranges. After lunch at Jaman Echki, follow the lakeshore east to, and meet the host family of Kyrgyz shepherds. Overnight in yurt，enjoy typical local food, such as fermented mare’s milk and grill fish from the lake.
DAY 10 : Song kol lake – Bishkek
After breakfast transfer by car to Bishkek (6 hours), upon arrival check in to Hotel. Later, explore the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, visit the downtown square and surrounding sites of interest; feel the local city life and vibes. Evening free and easy, dinner out at restaurant, and end of service.
Standard cost for the 10-day tour is (USD):
1 people = $1450 per person
2 people = $ 780
3,4,5 people = $ 690 per person
6,7,8,9,10,11,12 people = $=640 per person
- Transportation, driver, Fuel, Petrol (Drivers waiting time)
- Guide translator
- Parks, museum, tickets
- Mineral water
- Sleeping bag
Price doesn’t include
-Tax of bank,
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.