Winter Tour To Kyrgyzstan

 

Route : Bishkek - Cholpon-Ata - Karakol - Jeti-Oguz - Chon-Kemin - Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan is famous for its ski base in Karakol town during winter months as well as several other places where guests can fully enjoy snow and winter activities, which include skiing, snowboarding, skiing, and riding sledges

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL TO BISHKEK
Arrival to Bishkek Airport. Meet a local guide and transfer to the city of Bishkek.

Sightseeing Tour :

Main Ala-Too Square
Open-air Art Gallery
Erkindik Boulevard
Oak Park
Panfilov Park
Standard Check-In To A Hotel (At/After 14:00pm).

Overnight At The Hotel.

Meals : none
DAY 2 - BISHKEK - ISSYK-KUL (270KM/5H)
After breakfast, transfer to the Issyk-Kul Lake (drive through the Northern shore).

On the way, visit Burana Historical Complex, a small nearby Museum and open air Balbals (stone figures). The Museum collection contains such archeological findings as crockery, coins, sculptures, and other archaeological monuments.

Upon arrival to Cholpon-Ata, visit the Rukh-Ordo Cultural Complex and open-air Petroglyphs museum (stone inscriptions).

Overnight At A Hotel.

Meals : Breakfast
DAY 3 - ISSYK-KUL - KARAKOL (150KM/3 H)
After the breakfast, leave towards the city of Karakol through the Issyk-Kul Lake's Northern shore.

Sightseeing Tour :

The old wooden Russian Church (built without nails)
Dungan Mosque (Dungan's are ethnic minority of Muslim Chinese
Moved from the West of China)
Kupecheskiy Proezd street that resembles 19th century old Russian village
Further, visit one-village-one-product local shop for handmade souvenir products made by local women of the region.

This shop is run by the association of local women who produce wide range of products starting from wild berry jams, handicrafts, herbal soaps and other souvenirs, all using products and materials found in the Issyk-Kul region.

Overnight At A Guesthouse.

Meals : Breakfast
DAY 4 - KARAKOL
After the breakfast, depart to the Karakol Ski-Base.

Only 4WD vehicles can drive up to there (visitors have to change vehicles for 4WD Jeep or 4WD Delica minivan).

Full day free, enjoy the fresh mountain air, landscape and ski (optional).

In the afternoon arrival back to Karakol.

Overnight At A Guesthouse.

Meals : Breakfast
DAY 5 - KARAKOL - CHON-KEMIN (340KM/6H)
After the breakfast, depart to the Chon-Kemin Valley through the Southern shore of the Issyk-Kul Lake.

On the way stop to visit famous rock formations Jeti-Oguz ("Seven Bulls") and Broken Heart. It is a lush valley with some striking red sandstone rock formations, including the "Seven Bulls" from which the valley takes its name.

If the weather allows visitors can go to the famous Skazka ("Fairy Tale") Canyon.

The canyon was named after its bizarre rocky landscape, which for many years has been transformed by wind into various sculptures and formations. Some structures have been named for their similarity to the well-known objects and places. For example, one set of ridges in the canyon is called the "The Chinese Wall" due to its similarity to the Great Wall of China. Visitors can also find what appear to be the statues of hippopotamus, snakes, dragons, sleeping giants and even whole castles. Not only do the rocks have different shapes, but also various colors.

Home hosted lunch on the way.

Upon arrival to the Kalmak-Ashuu village, accommodation at the Eco lodge Ashu.

Check-In And Short Rest.

Dinner (homemade) on a terrace from where visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding gorges, mountains and village.

Meals :

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
DAY 6 - CHON-KEMIN - BISHKEK (135KM/2.5H)
Morning excursion to the Kalmak-Ashuu Gorge with light hiking (optional).

Walking tour around the village and introduction to the countryside and lives of local people.

After lunch, departure back to Bishkek.

Arrival and accommodation at a hotel.

Afternoon excursion to the Youth Alley and the colorful Osh Bazar.

Farewell dinner at a local restaurant followed with folklore show and the Manaschy performance.

Overnight At A Hotel.

Meals :

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
DAY 7 - BISHKEK - AIRPORT
Transfer To The Airport For The Departure Flight.

Checkout From The Hotel Before/At 1200pm.

Meals : Breakfast
 INCLUDE 


Number of days: 7
Covered regions:
Bishkek City
Batken
Chuy
Jalal-Abad
Naryn
Osh
Talas
Issyk-kul
Osh City
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Personal Expenses Visa support/visa Meals not mentioned in program Early check-in/late check-out Horseback riding in Kalmak-Ashuu Ski Passes in Karakol
Transport: Bus/Minibus
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.