This trip over the whole country, southern and northern parts, offers you a great opportunity to meet the local population of different ethnicities, to know theirs traditions and cultures. A lot of incredible discoveries and positive impressions expect you: horse riding on the shore of Son Kul Lake, hiking in the biggest walnut forest in the world and other pleasant activities. 

 

Route of program day by day:  

Day 1. Airport – Bishkek

Arrival to Manas Airport in Bishkek where our team will pick up you and drive you to hotel situated in the capital.

After breakfast in hotel, we start our city tour in Bishkek. We will visit the heart of the city, Ala-Too Square where the State Historical Museum is located. After the tour in the museum, we can enjoy a walk in the Oak Park, one of the favorite places of local people. Bishkek is known as the greenest city in Central Asia thanks to its countless parks and alleys making the city a great place to live. 

After lunch, we will have time to visit the local market Osh bazar. Here you can appreciate the creativity and talent of local artisans. Just as you step the market, you plunge into the real oriental atmosphere: an interminable stream of people, a big variety of goods and colors.

In the evening, we go to one of the best restaurants in Bishkek where you can taste delicious Kyrgyz national dishes. 

Overnight in hotel.

 

Day 2. Bishkek – Toktogul  

At the beginning of our journey, we will have to overcome two mountain passes Too Ashuu and Alabel. We cross the wonderful Suusamyr valley, a paradise for nomads and their cattle.  Despite the summer’s period, we guarantee that we get into a real winter here. Our way goes to Toktogul town, where we find the largest reservoir of Kyrgyzstan.

We can have a walk in the shore of artificial lake and enjoy the fascinating sceneries around us. 

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 3. Toktogul – Sary Chelek

Departure early in the morning and our goal is to get the unique Biosphere Reserve of Sary Chelek.

A significant part of the area is occupied by walnut, apple and pear wood.

Sary Chelek Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes situated at 1800 meters above the sea level. It was created because of a strong earthquake. The valley has also another six small lakes and wide river network. The physical location of the Sary-Chelek reserve caused its mild climate: warm summers and winters with little snow.

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 4. Sary Chelek – Arslanbob

After breakfast, we will have a walk in the reserve respiring the fresh air and relax in the shore of the lake. After we will continue our trip towards Arslanbob, the unique walnut-fruit forest in the world.

 

On the road, we will stop to have a lunch. During the transfer, you can appreciate the breathtaking landscapes and take pictures. 

Overnight in guesthouse. 

 

Day 5. Arslanbob

This day you will explore the majestic walnut forests of Arslanbob

We take a walk to the first small waterfall of 25 meters. After, we go up to the panoramic point with a beautiful view where we can see the entire valley.

Later we continue our walk towards the second waterfall. Our way passes through the walnut forests.

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 6. Arslanbob – Uzgen - Jalal Abad - Kazarman

After breakfast, we go to Uzgen town, one of the capitals of the Karakhanid State in the 11th and 12th centuries. We visit its famouse minaret that is considered to be one of the best preserved monuments of that period in Kyrgyzstan.

In the evening, we get Kazarman. You will be positively surprised by the hospitality of the local population. It is generally known that the people in the south part of the country are very welcoming and friendly.

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 7. Kazarman – Son Kul

The goal of the day is to reach Son Kul Lake, located at an altitude of 3 000 m. Therefore, we will pass through the beautiful places we can see yaks and other animals.

When we arrive in the yurts camp, you get to know the hospitality of the nomads, their lifestyle and their customs.

 

Note: yurt capacity 6 people. But during the low season you can be accommodated 2 pax per yurt according to the availability.

Overnight in yurt camp.

 

Day 8. Son Kul - Tash Rabat

The goal of the day is to reach the caravanserai Tash Rabat, so we should overcome a mountain pass called Moldo Ashuu.

Tash Rabat is a historical monument founded by monks in the 10th century. During the Silk Road history, Tash Rabat has lost its religious significance and the main function of the monastery was providing a stay for caravans and travelers.

 

Note: yurt capacity 6 people. But during the low season you can be accommodated 2 pax per yurt according to the availability.

Overnight in yurt camp.

 

Day 9. Tash Rabat - Kochkor

We continue our journey towards Kochkor village.

In Kochkor, the. Kyrgyz women show you the producing of the felt, which is used in making the different handicrafts.

 We will listen to the national music and folk instruments. 

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 10. Kochkor - Bokonbaevo – Skazka – Tamga

In the morning, we go towards the biggest lake of the country Issyk Kul, the pearl of Kyrgyzstan. We go by the south shore of the lake.

On the road, in Bokonbaevo we meet eagle hunter with his bird of prey.

Later, we visit Skazka canyons, which signify Fairytale. Here you can find objects of surprising shapes and sizes. A real skyscraper or an animal may appear in front of you.

 In the evening, when we get Tamga you will try a real Russian bath "banya".

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 11.  Tamga - Barskoon – Tamga

After breakfast, we visit the Barskoon Gorge with impressive nature, which remembers the mountain highway turning to the height of 4 000 m. At the end of the road, you can see the waterfall called Tears of Snow Leopard.

At the foot of the mountain, you can also enjoy the beautiful Barskoon River. During the summertime, people build yurts here, so you can try the Kyrgyz traditional drink, Kumis, and enjoy the beauty of the landscape.

In the evening, you will return to Tamga village.

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 12.  Tamga – Jety Oguz – Karakol

After breakfast, we go towards Jety Oguz valley. Its name means “Seven bulls”. The name is symbolic, because there are seven huge red-brown rocks resembling ranked furious bulls standing together.

Especially romantic look has the rock "Broken Heart" located at the entrance to the gorge.  

When we get Karakol, we will visit its famous sights as Russian Orthodox cathedral and Dungan mosque.  At restaurant, you can taste the typical dish of this region ¨ ashlan fu¨, Dungan traditional cuisine.

Overnight in guesthouse. 

 

Day 13. Karakol – Grigoriev and Semienov gorge – Cholpon-Ata

After the breakfast, we go towards Grigoriev and Semienov gorge.

They are located on the northern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake, 60 kilometers from Cholpon-Ata.

These places are considered as the most famous attractions of the Issyk Kul region. We drive to the the first lake at Grigoriev Gorge and we will have a picnic on the shore (if the weather is nice).

You can have a walk, enjoy the wild nature around you and have a pleasant pastime in this beautiful place.

In Cholpon Ata, we can visit the cultural and spiritual center Ruh Ordo.

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 14. Cholpon-Ata – Burana - Bishkek

The road to Bishkek passes through the Boom gorge.

On the road, we visit Burana Tower located about 80 km from the capital. The tower with funerary monuments, earthworks, remains of the castle and three mausoleums – that’s all what last out of the ancient Balasagyn town that was founded by Karakhanids at the end of the ninth century.

After lunch, we will have time to visit the local market and buy some presents.

In the evening, we will have the farewell dinner at traditional Kyrgyz restaurant.

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 15. Bishkek – Departure

Transfer to airport.

 

Price quotation: 

 

2 pax

4 pax

6 pax

8 pax

$2195

 $1425

$1250

$1235


 

Include 

  • All Transfer
  • Professional driver
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation described in the program in twin /double room
  • Full board
  • Visits described in the programm
  • Activities *
  • Mineral Water

 

Exclude:

  • International flights
  • Single supplement
  • Personal Insurance
  • Visa (not required for ~70 countries)
  • Alchohol

 

Activities:

         Acquaintance with the culture and traditions of the local people

       Eco-tourism

         Kyrgyz traditional music show

         Felt production show

       Eagle hunting

 

This program can be changed according to your wish! 

Number of days: 15
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
Transport: Offroad vehicle 4x4
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March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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