Multi-Activity Cultural Tour in Kyrgyzstan 10 days all incl.

Discover all the wonders of Kyrgyzstan and its nomadic culture during a ten day-trip including hiking, horse-back riding, and cultural visits. I work exclusively to help locals, and to give you the best experience of the country. 

I accept groups from 1-5 tourists, if you are more please let me know and I will organize an extra car.

All of my programs can be modified according to your dates and wishes, just write to me! This tour is best from June to September; if you are coming at another moment I will make up a different program. 

I am professional alpinist born in Kyrgyzstan and have been working as a guide for several years. This tour is available in French, English and Russian.

DAY 1. Bishkek - Chon Kemin 

After your arrival at the airport, we drive to the peaceful, green valley of Chon Kemin, where we will spend the night in a very welcoming guest house isolated in the forest. On our way, we visit the ancient fortress of Burana, where you can see ruins of the Kaganat empire and petroglyphs. In Chon Kemin, you can go horseback riding for 2 to 5 hours around the forest and summits of the valley.

Activities:

 Visit of Burana

 Horseback riding

Night in a guest house.

 

DAY 2. Chon Kemin - Cholpon Ata

After a first glimpse at the Kyrgyz mountains, we will bring you to Issyk-Kul, the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan, with a view on peaks raising above 5,000m. On the way you will hike in canyons. 

Activities :

 Visit of the petroglyph museum

 Hike in the Kok Moinok Red Canyons

 Swimming and pedalo

Night in a guest house.

 

DAY 3. Cholpon Ata - Karakol

We continue our road along the shore of Issyk-Kul lake until Karakol, a historical city bordered by some of Kyrgyzstan's highest peaks. 

Activities:

 Visit of Karakol city museums 

 Open-air hot sources

 1-2 hours horseback riding above Karakol city 

Night in a guest house.

 

DAY 4. Karakol – Tamga

We move on to the south shore of Issyk Kul, where you will discover a completely different landscape, made of red rocks and forests. 

Activities :

 Hike in Djety-Oguz valley 

 Hike in Borskal valley

 Banya (Russian sauna)

Night in a guest house. 

 

DAY 5. Tamga – Kochkor

We leave Issyk Kul for a very cultural day, where you will be able to see local traditions and hand work.

Activities:

 Hike in Skazka (Fairy Tail) canyons

 Swimming in the lake

 Yurt fabrication show

 Felt fabrication show

 Traditional music show

Night in a guest house.

 

DAY 6. Kochkor – Tash Rabat

We now move on to discover the nomadic culture of Kyrgyzstan with your first overstay in a yurt camp. Tash Rabat is a valley situated at the border with China, above 3,000m, where locals herd sheep, horses and yak.

Activities:

 Horseback riding

Night in a yurt.

 

DAY 7. Tash Rabat

We stay at Tash Rabat and hike up to a view on Chatyr Kol, a lake at the Chinese frontier far from any civilisation. The hike to and back takes around 8-9 hours and brings you above 4,000m. Possible to do shorter hike and discover the nomad life instead.

Activities:

 Hike to Chatyr Kol

Night in a yurt.

 

DAY 8. Tash Rabat – Son Kul

We continue our trip in nomadic Kyrgyzstan to Son Kul, the "postal card" of Kyrgyzstan. Son Kul is a lake closed up in mountains, with a valley green during summer and orange during autumn. 

Activities:

 Visit of the fortress Kojoi Kogor

 1-2 hours horseback riding

 If possible, demonstration of national games (extra fee)

Night in a yurt.

 

DAY 9. Son Kul – Kyzyl-Oil

We start our way back to Bishkek through a beautiful valley, where we can visit the yurt of one of Kyrgyzstan's hero. 

Activities :

 Hike in Son Kul

 Visit of Komjonkul historical village

Night in a guest house;

 

DAY 10. Kyzyl Oil - Bichkek

We go back to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital, and visit the soviet city and its bazars. 

 Visit of Bishkek

 Souvenirs

 

The price for one person is:

Group of 1: 2640$/ person

Group of 2: 1550$/ person

Group of 3: 1190$/ person

Group of 4: 1000$/ person

Group of 5: 880$ / person

 

It is all inclusive - car, fuel, driver, guide, activities, meals, accomadation. 

Number of days: 10
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
What to bring: hiking shoes, sleeping bag, warm clothes, sports clothes
Transport: SUV 4x4
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.