Discovery of Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 13 Nights/14 days
Season: April to September, departures are made at the request of the customer
Overview: Bishkek – Issyk-Köl – Karakol – Altyn Arachan – Tosor – Kochkor – at-Bashy – Kamandy jailoo – at Bashy – Tash-Rabat – Naryn – song-Köl – Bishkek
Description of the trip
The complete course through the Kyrgyzstan " Discovery of Kyrgyzstan is intended to introduce to foreign tourists, in an enchanting and preserved nature, the present life of the Kyrgyz people and the unique historical and cultural heritage of these descendants of Manas the generous, comrades of the intrepid Attila ( Adil Khan), Genghis Khan and Tamerlane. During the tour you will be able to fully appreciate this way of life that disappears, that of the Kyrgyz nomads of the former Eurasia who live between yurts and herds. From the shores of Lake Issyk-Köl to the wild valleys of Tien Shan, the famous Celestial Mountains with peaks of 7000 meters, we offer you a trip out of time.
Highlights of the stay :
-Discovering the Kyrgyz culture
-Observation of the exceptional flora and fauna in the Tien Shan mountains
-Hiking, horseback riding,
-Combining culture and relaxation in an exceptional setting
THE JOURNEY – Discovery of Kyrgyzstan
Day 1: Arrival at Bishkek early in the morning. Transfer to the hotel. Rest then walk through the city, and its sights, its bazaars (markets) Oriental, Museum of History, parks. Night at the hotel.
2Th Day : Departure for Issyk-Köl. Travel to the city of Cholpon-Ata, which is located on the north shore of Lake Issyk-Köl, unique mountain lake, located at 1600m altitude. Rest at the lake or you can feel the unique combination between the climates of the mountain and the sea. Visit on the way to the Tower of Bourana dating back to the 11th century. Overnight in Issyk-Köl.
3Th Day: Visit of the petroglyphs fields of Cholpon Ata. Visit of the majestic gorges Grigorievskoe and Semenovskoe to the North of the city of Cholpon-Ata. Walking (with a picnic). Travel to the town of Karakol, located at the extreme East of Lake Issyk-Köl. On the road visit the Museum of Przhevalsky. Visit of the Doungan mosque and the Orthodox Church. Overnight in Guest House.
4Th Day: Discovery of the Kyrgyz nature, in the Alpine Valley of Altyn-Arachan, with its sources of hot water located at 3000 m altitude. Picnic. Return and overnight stay at the guest house in Karakol.
5Th Day : Road to the picturesque gorges of Djety-Oguz. Hiking in a unique and wonderful scenery where extraordinary red sandstone cliffs rise. Picnic on site. In Barskoon visit the artisan manufacturer of yurt. Departure for Tosor, overnight in Guest House.
6Th Day: Morning departure for at Bashy following the Silk Road. Possible show with the Eagle hunt in Bokonbaevo (with the supplement). Lunch. Arrival in Kochkor. Visit of the Kyrgyz handicraft shops. Dinner and overnight at the homestay in at Bashy.
7Th Day: The morning departure for the kamandy Valley, the mountain pastures (Jailoo) among nomads. Beautiful scenery. Discovery of nomadic life. Night under the yurt.
8Th Day: Day at the jailoo, discovery of nomadic life, walking tour to visit the yurts of the nomads. Participation in the daily life of nomads: milking cows and mares. Preparation of crème fraiche, cheese, drink Koumiss (drink at the base of the mare's milk). Possibility of hiking on horseback.
9Th Day : Quiet morning at the nomads. In the afternoon, departure for the caravanserai of Tash-Rabat. Tash-Rabat is the most important historical monument of the Silk Road in Kyrgyzstan. Dated 11th century and restored in the years 80, this historical monument, described by a traveler writer as " The best preserved monument and the most unspoiled atmosphere of the whole Silk Road ", in other words, representative of all Kyrgyzstan. Arrival, dinner and night under the yurt. Option: Possibility to use the local sauna (Banja).
10Th Day: Day in Tash-Rabat. Walking or horseback riding (extra charge). Unique landscape, in the midst of herds. Return to Naryn, dinner and night at the inhabitant.
11Th Day: Climbed by the Col des 32 parrots (32 laces) and road to the edge of the mountain Lake Song-Köl (3013 m). This lake is absolutely unique. It is one of the most picturesque places in the Kyrgyzstan. Surrounded by rich pastures, this area allows hiking as well as horseback riding and swimming for the most courageous. Night under the yurt.
12Th Day: Horseback riding, walking. Meeting with the Nomads in order to discover their daily life, with the milking of mares which gives the Koumiss (fermented whey). Night under the yurt.
13Th Day : Road to Bishkek following the beautiful valley of Suusamyr. Pass through the Col de Töö Achuu (3586m) and arrive at Bishkek. Night at the hotel.
14Th Day : Departure for the airport and return flight.
N.B.: due to climatic conditions or unforeseen events, the itinerary may be modified
Horse riding can be extra. The amount will be negotiated on the spot depending on the number of participants.
Date and price
The VOYAGE – discovery of Kyrgyzstan takes place from April to September. Departures are at the customer's request. A minimum of two people is required.
The price quoted is 1 550 € per person on the basis of two persons
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.