Bishkek - Osh
1. D. Bishkek – Kochkor – Songkul(lake)
In the morning drive to Songkul(lake)via Kochkor village. Songkul is an alpine lake in northern Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan, standing at almost the dead center of the country. It lies at an altitude of 3016 meters (9,900 ft) and has an area of about 270 km2 (168miles2). As the largest freshwater lake in Kyrgyzstan, it stretches 18km (11 miles) wide and 29km (18 miles) long but is only 13m (43ft) deep at its lowest point. Its name, meaning “Following Lake”, is popularly considered to refer to this relation. One other meaning of its name may be translated as ‘The Last Lake’ and this seems wholly appropriate for such a large, pristine isolated lake that can seem like it is at the end of the world. It is surrounded by a broad summer pasture and then mountains. Its beauty is greatly praised, but it is rather inaccessible. There are no facilities on the lake, but local herders will provide supplies and rent yurts. The area is inhabited and safely accessible only from June until September.
2. D. Songkul – Suusamyr-Toktogul
After breakfast drive to Toktogul via Karakeche Pass and via beautiful valley Suusamir, on the way, you can see nice landscapes, rivers, mountains. Overnight in homestay.
3. D. Toktogul – Sary-ChelekLake
SaryChelek is one of the most beautiful lakes in Central Asia, the lake itself and the surrounding picturesque mountains being a very popular attraction of the Chatkal Range (the western Tien Shan). The lake is situated in the western part of Kyrgyzstan, 500 km from Bishkek and 300 km from Osh, at an elevation of 1,940 m above sea level. It is 7.5 km long, occupies an area of 507 ha (about 1,200 acres) and is included in the territory of the SaryChelek Reserve. SaryChelek is the third deepest lake of Central Asia and the second in Kyrgyzstan.
4. D. Sary–Chelek
Daily hike around Sary – Chelek lake, there is a possibility to visit other 7lakes during the day. Overnight by the local homestay
5. D. Sary –Chelek–Arslanbop
Arslanbob (Written and pronounced in Kyrgyz as “Arstanbap”) is one of the most famous places in Kyrgyzstan. Arslanbob (Kyrgyz: Арстанбаб – Arstanbab; Russian: Арсланбоб; Uzbek: Arslonbob) is the name of the large wild walnut (Juglansregia) forest but is also the name of the big Uzbek village nestled right at the base of some of the most spectacular mountains in Kyrgyzstan in addition to the similarly named sub-district, valley, and mountain range all located in the Jalal-Abad Region of Kyrgyzstan. The vast tracts of lush green woodland with nut and fruit trees in the valley of the River Arslanbob are actually the largest of their kind in the world. This scenery combined with some of the best guesthouses in Kyrgyzstan makes it one of the places not to miss on any visit to Central Asia. The fairy-tale walnut forest of Arslanbob in southern Kyrgyzstan is a year-round destination for hiking, skiing, horse riding, and food enthusiasts. The suffix ‘Bob’ is commonly used in the region meaning “a traveler and explorer”; so COME be a ‘Bob’ to Arslanbob!
6. D. Arslanbop (day hike)
Daily hike to the Waterfalls and Walnut trees
7. D. Arslanbop – Uzgen– Osh
The date of the origin of the Uzgen city is attributed to the 1-2 centuries BC. He served as one of the trade points of the Great Silk Road, which connected Europe and Kashgar in China. Most interesting sight of Uzgen is the architectural complex, built in the early 12th century. Visiting the historical places Asaf ibn Burhia, Babur’s house on the top of Sulayman mountain, mosque Rabat Abdulahan from the 16th of century.
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