Designed for professional photographers. All spots were chosen, especially for photo session at the best time for taking photo. During the trip, you will have staged photography with models and actors who know how to pose.

 

Route of program day by day:

 

Day 1. Airport – Bishkek

Arrival at the morning. Rest up to 13:00. Lunch 14:00.

We are starting photo tour with visit largest traditional market (bazaar) in Bishkek.
Photo shooting at the bazaar where you can take a colorful photo of local citizens during their routine life. Here you can find a lot interesting faces, women in national clothes and children 
and 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.

Photo session at the market ~3hours. Closer to evening it is a great time to take a good photo with shadows.

Dinner at the restaurant.

Overnight in hotel.

 

Day 2. Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin

After breakfast, we will visit the heart of the city - Ala-Too Square at 10:00.
Photo shooting ~2hours with professional model.

After this, we are going to the ancient Burana tower, the roads takes approximately ~2.5hours.
Lunch before visiting Burana.

We will start photo session at this spot at 15:30 with professional model.
Photo shooting up to sunset ~19:00

In the evening we will reach Chon-Kemin valley where will stay for overnight.

 

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 3. Chon Kemin – Issyk Kul lake

Today we will have a photo session with Kyrgyz musicians at the Issyk-Kul lakeshore.

Time for photo session ~17:00 – 20:00, this time is the best choice for a photography due to the light.

Transfer from Chon-Kemin is going through Boom gorge where we will have several stops for taking picturesque photo.

Free time after lunch up to photo session begins.

Overnight in guesthouse / hotel.

 

Day 4. Issyk-Kul lake – Karakol

Free time up to lunch.

Then we are going to Karakol where we will have a photo session of traditional Kyrgyz game “Kok-Boru”. Instead of usual game playing you will have photo stages of the most spectaculars moments with awesome mountain background.

Kok-Boru – it is traditional sport played on Horseback with the Carcass of a Goat. It is like nomad’s polo but more wild and rough. 

Overnight in guesthouse / hotel.

 

Day 5. Karakol – Jety Oguz- Tamga

Visiting Jety-Oguz valley where we will take a photo of nomads at their natural habitat.
Photo session duration: ~2-3 hours.

At the second part of the day next photo stage with professional well equipped Eagle-Hunter
(This man know how to pose well)

In the evening, there is a possibility to take the sauna.

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 6. Tamga – Son Kul 

Today at the morning we will have 2 photo sessions: sunrise and horse riders at the lake shore.

The south part of the Issyk-Kul lake is more suitable for sunset photography.

Photo session of sunrise at the lakeshore will proceed early in morning. (optionally for participants who wish it) Necessary to get-up at ~05:00.
 

A little later at 09:00, we will take a photo in motion of Horse riders in traditional clothes at the lakeshore.

After all we are going to the Son-Kul lake, where will have ability to take a photo of sunset. 

Overnight at traditional Kyrgyz house “Yurta” where you can fell like a nomad.

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

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 7. Son-Kul - Kochkor

Many photographers are visiting Kyrgyzstan only for sunrise at the Son-Kul lake, and here you will have such ability to do it.

Later you have free time for taking photo of nomad’s who is living there and familiarizing with nomad’s culture.

At the evening, we will reach Kochkor village. Here you can take photos of traditional felt production.

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 8. Kochkor - Bishkek

The road to Bishkek passes through the Boom gorge.

We will return to the civilization descending from the pass and passing along one of the most important roads of the country.

After lunch, free time for rest.

Farewell dinner at the evening.

Overnight in hotel.

 

Day 9. Bishkek - Airport - Departure 

Transfer to airport. Departure.

 

Price quotation:

4pax
$1340
6pax
$1105
8pax
$985

 

Include 

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

 

Exclude:

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

 

 

Photo production stages:

  •  Models  - 2 times
  • Felt production show – 1 time
  • Kok-Boru – 1 time
  • Kyrgyz traditional musicians – 1 time
  • Eagle Hunter – 1 time
  • Horse riders in motion – 1 time
Number of days: 9
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
What to bring: Photo equipment
Transport: SUV 4x4
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January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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