Trip to Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek – Burana tower - Karakol – Ala Kul Lake – Altyn Arashan – Bokonbaevo – Kochkor – Song Kol lake - Bishkek
Duration: 10 Days
Day 1 Manas international airport - Bishkek
Arrival in Bishkek early in the morning. Transfer to the hotel. First entire day would be dedicated to an advanced Bishkek City Tour. Tour includes in itself the visiting of such places of interest as: Ploshad Pobedy (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Ploshad Ala-Too (Ala-Too square), the History Museum, National philharmonic and many others places upon your request. It is not a real city tour without visiting real central-Asian Bazaar. We will show it for you today and you'll be able to make a lot of photos in there. Osh and Orto-Sai bazaars are very colorful and noisy. People sell there all kinds of goods.
Day 2 Bishkek – Karakol
Transfer to Karakol city (260 km). On the way to visit to the memorial complex Burana Tower. Burana Tower is located in 12 km south-west from the city of Tokmak and is one of the oldest structures on the territory of Central Asia (the minaret of the mosque Jami , late 10th the beginning of the 11th century), where in structural and decorative details can be traced practices of pre-Islamic architecture. On arrival at the Boom gorge it is offered a picnic. The word "Boom" in the ancient language means "high steep rock cliff high." Then we go North shore of the lake. Dinner Karakol in a guesthouse.
Day 3 Karakol – Kurgak Tor gorge - Sirota
Transfer from Karakol city to the Karakol valley. On the way to Alps Camp in several hours, we will proceed from the steppe foothills to mountain forests, woodlands, to subalpine and alpine meadows and even to the realm of eternal snow with bare rocks and glaciers, the way may take from 6 to 10 hours, depends on the level of physical training of the group. Walking day 6-8 hours
Day 4 sirota – Ala kul lake – Altyn Arashan
At the morning we take the breakfast and we continue our walking day to Ala kul lake. The lake lies in the glacial valley of the left riverhead of Kurgaktor river, at an altitude of 3532 meters above sea level with beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks. You will be amazed by this extraordinary lake. Ala-Kul lake is a rock-dammed and hidden treasure between lofty Terskey Ala Too Mountains. On arrival to Ala-Kul lake – lunch. After lunch descent to Altyn-Arashan approximately in 3-4 hours. (Golden springs).
Slopes of the gorge are covered by pine and leafy forests. Altyn Arashan is famous for it’s curative hot springs. You will have an opportunity to relax in hot springs with radon water, to take a shower
Dinner and accommodation in a guesthouse .
walking time about 6-9 hours.
Day 5 Altyn Arashan - Karakol
This day more easier because we go only down and 3-4 hours. Than we go by car to Karakol. After we go to Bokonbaevo village on way we will see Fairy Tale canyon one of the beautiful canyon in Kyrgyzstan.
walking time about 3-4 hours
By car 3 - 4 hours
Dinner and Overnight in Guesthouse.
(Meal B/ Lunchbox/D)
Day 6 Bokonbaevo – Kochkor
After Breakfast we continue to explore the amazing culture of nomadic life. In Bokonbaevo you can make a picture with eagle,fox,rabbit and any kind of wild animals. South shore of the lake turn to the Salt lake. Arrival in kochkor. Dinner and night in guesthouse.
By car 4-6 hours
Day 7 Kochkor - Kilemche
Early breakfast transfer to Jumgal valley to starting point of the horse ride below the Kyzart pass. Meeting with the guide and horsemen. Within sight of the road, cross Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, an enormous, relatively flat sea of grass. Continue over the Chaar-Archa Pass (3 061 m) into the Chaar-Archa Valley and eat a tasty lunch at Kilemche jailoo, with views of holy 4400 m Baba-Ata Mountain. The name means “like a carpet,” and this swathe of grass covers whole mountain ranges, with shadings as subtle as any shyrdak (shyrdak is a Kyrgyz felt carpet). Dinner in a yurt.
Riding time about 4-6 hours
Day 8 Kilemche – Jaman Echki (Song Kol Lake)
At the morning we take the breakfast and we meet our horses and our team. After the short instruction, we begin our horseback trek to Song Kol lake. On the way we cross Jalgyz Karagai pass (3400 m). On the top we can see panoramic view of the lake. Lunch Jaman Echki (Song Kol Lake) stay in a nomad’s yurt camp.
Dinner and accommodation in a Yurt camp .
Riding time about 5-6 hours.
Day 9 (Song Kol lake) - Bishkek
After breakfast Transfer to Bishkek by the Kalmak Ashuu pass(3446m) Arrival in Bishkek.
Transport 5-6 hours (350km)
Accommodation in the hostel.
Day 10 Bishkek - Airport
Transfer to Airport
Standard cost for the 10-day tour is (USD):
- 1 person $1500 for one person
- 2 people = $2400 total or $1200 a person
- 3 people = $3000 total or $1000 a person
- 4 people = $3600 total or $900 a person
- 5 people = $4000 total or $800 a person
- 6,7,8,9,10,11,12 people = $665 a person
Price includes :
- Transportation, driver, Fuel, Petrol
- Horse guide,
- Horse guide assistant,
- Guide translator
- Rent of horses.
- Parks, museum tickets
- Mineral water
- Tent, sleeping bag, gas, dishes
Price doesn’t include
- Travel insurance,
- Air tickets,
- Tax of bank,
- Additional services not mentioned in the program.