Winter tours Karakol, Bokonbaevo, Song kol lake, 10 Days

Winter horseback riding tours, skiing in Karakol

Duration: 10 Days

Itinerary:
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.

(Meal B/L/D)

 

Day 2 Bishkek - Kochkor

Transfer to Kochkor village  (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." In kochkor visit felt carpet workshop, where you can buy Kyrgyz hand made souvenirs. Dinner in a guesthouse.

(Meal B/L/D)

Day 3 Kochkor - Kilemche

Early breakfast transfer to Kyzart village to starting point of the horse riding. Meeting with the guide and horsemen. On the way you can see so many cows, sheeps, horses. Staying in Kilemche valley, 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 nomads house.

Riding time about 5-6 hours

Day 4 Kilemche – Tuz Ashuu (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 Tuz Ashuu pass (3400 m). On the top we can see panoramic view of the lake. Lunch on the way  (Song Kol Lake) stay in a nomad’s yurt camp.

 Dinner and accommodation in a Yurt camp .

Riding time about 5-6 hours.

(Meal B/L/D)

 

Day 5 Song kol lake – Kyzart village

After breakfast we starting horsetrek to the Kyzart village. Picnic on the way. In Kyzart village you can take a hot shower, and tasty dinner. 

 Dinner and accommodation in a Guesthouse .

Riding time about 5-6 hours.

(Meal B/L/D)

Day 6  Kyzart village – Kochkor – Bokonbaevo

After breakfast. Today is more interesting, because on the way we will stop to the salt mine Here is a mountain of rock salt, and in Soviet times a mine was established to extract the mineral. The mine still operates and salt is produced not just for use in Kyrgyzstan - but is also exported. You won't find it on your table, however, as the rock salt is usually given to farm animals as a food supplement. Also, during the Soviet period many people would come here for treatment for Asthma and allergies. Apparently, spending time in the atmosphere inside the salt mine is thought to be very beneficial. Lunch in Kochkor. Than we go to the south shore of the Issyk Kul lake village Bokonbaevo, and there we can make beautiful pictures with eagle and different kind of beards.  

Dinner and accommodation in a Guesthouse .

(Meal B/L/D)

Day 7 Bokonbaevo – Karakol

Fter.  After breakfast we go to the Karakol on the way we will turn to Fairy tale canyon, one of the beautiful canyon in Kyrgyzstan. Lunch Kyzyl Suu village. In the evening we can walk to park, and for the Dinner eat traditional Karakol meals.

Accommodation in guesthose.

(Meal B/L/D)

Day 8  Karakol – Karakol

 Today we stay in karakul region. After breakfast we go by car to ski resort. Spent full day in ski resort.

 Dinner and accommodation in a Guesthouse .

(Meal B/picnc/D)

Day 9  Karakol – Bishkek

Transfer to Bishkek. We go by north shore of the lake. Lunch Boom gorge in a cafe.­­­­

Transport 6 hours

Day 10  Bishkek – Airport

In the mornign Transfer to Airport.

 

Equipment: Participants must have their equipment such as backpacks, desirable to have a personal sleeping bag, warm clothes, good trekking shoes etc. (The whole structure of personal equipment)

 

Price in USD: ($):

1 person $1900 for one person

2 people = $2500 total or $1250 a person

3 people = $3200 total or $1065 a person

4 people = $3900 total or $975 a person

5 people = $4600 total or $920 a person

6,7,8,9,10,11,12 people = $850 a person

 

Price includes

  • All transfers , Fuel, Petrol
  • Horse guide
  • Horses
  • National park and camp sites fees
  • Guide (English speaking)
  • Food, meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Accommodation  

 

Price doesn’t include

  • Travel insurance,
  • Air tickets,
  • Alcohol
  • Tax of bank,
  • Additional services not mentioned in the program.

Number of days: 10
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Not included: § Travel insurance, § Air tickets, § Alcohol § Tax of bank, § Additional services not mentioned in the program.
What to bring: Warm clothes
Transport: SUV 4x4
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