Culture, Nature and Adventure Tour in Kyrgyzstan, 12 days
Day - 1 Bishkek – Chon Kemin: Arrival in Bishkek. Meet at the airport with guide and driver. Transfer to the center to check in hotel. Breakfast and rest/shower in hotel for couple of hours and leave Bishkek to Chon Kemin national park. On the way visit architectural complex Burana Tower from 11th-12th century. And continue driving to Chon Kemin. Arrive in Chon Kemin Guest House by 18:00. Dinner and overnight at locals.
Day - 2 Chon-Kemin (Horse riding): Morning breakfast at homestay and start our first day of horseback ridding, first we will ride them through the villages by discovering rural life and into green meadows with an amazing views in national park. Crossing several rivers and have a picnic in a nature. After lunch we will continue riding the horses to the charming lake Kol-Tor. Evenings set up out tents on the shore of lake and spend a night there. Make a campfire and dinner with singing the songs.
Day 3 Kol-Tor lake (horse ride) – Duyre valley – Cholpon Ata: Mornig breakfast in a nature with beautiful view and continue riding the horses. Cross a pass at alt 3240m above see level. After riding horse for few hours we will meet with driver at shepherd’s place to pick up down to Yssyk-Kul. Lunch is at shepherds’ and drives to Cholpona Ata. Check in guesthouse in Cholpon Ata and visit Spiritual center “Ruh Ordo” and open-air petroglyphs. Overnight and dinner in guesthouse.
Day 4 Cholpon-ata - Karakol: Morning breakfast and drive to Karakol on the northern shore of Yssyk Kul lake. We will visit two gorges on the way. First drive in Grigorevka gorge to one of mountains lakes along the river. And picnic by the lake. Up to your wishes small hike arround lake. After lunch we will cross to Kyrchyn pasture. Kyrchyn is a place where World Nomads Games will held on. And continue driving in Semenovka gorge. Arrive in Karakol and visit orthodox church and Muslim Chineese Musque in Karakol. Dinner at restaurant nd overnight in modern Guest House.
Day 5 Trek to Altyn Arashan: After breakfast we will have a short transfer to starting point of trekking (Aksuu village). From there we will start our trek to Altyn Arashan. It’s an amazing and fabulous valley to enjoy the trek. Picnic on the way in a nature. After a great hiking we will arrive in camping place where we will swim in natural hot spring pool. We will set up out tents and swim in hot spring and enjoy. Dinner at restaurant or yurt. Overnight in the tents. 2350m above see level.
Day 6 Trek to Ala Kul or Sirota: Morning breakfast and start our second day of trek to the magistic lake Ala Kul. It is a bit steep to hike but it worth for it. Starting alt is 2350 at Altyn Arashan and hike up to 3840m above see level. Duration is 18-20km. up to your wishes we can camp at Ala-Kul lake at alt. 3490m. or walk down to Sirota where will be a bit warmer temprature at 2900m. It also depends on weather. Dinner around campfire and overnight in tent.
Day 7 Trek (Karakol gorge) back to Karakol: Morning breakfast and hike down to Karakol gorge. Easy hiking day. Karakol is one of the beautiful gorges; hike is along the karakol river. Picnic on the way and continue walking down to town. Arrive in Karakol Guest House early evening; take shower, rest and dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Guest House.
Day 8 Karakol - Bokonbaevo: Morning breakfast and explore south shore / hidden gems on south of Yssyk Kul lake. First we will visit Jeti Oguz gorge (Seven Bulls) and broken heart (Red cliff sandy rocks). And Barskoon valley - (Braskoon Waterfalls) road to biggest goldmining. Lunch in Barskoon and continue driving to Bokonbaevo. Before reaching town we will have a small hike in Fairytale canyons. And arrive in Bokonbaevo guesthouse. Check in in very hospitable guesthouse and meet with eagle man and his golden eagle. He will explain how to hunt to wild animals. After you can ask any questions related to eagles and hold an eagle on your hands to take pictures. Dinner and overnight in Guest House. Great cook, great food.
Day 9 Transfer to Song Kol: After breatfast we will drive paradise of Shepherd’s Song Kol. It is an alpine lake at alt 3016m above see level. Great pasture for the nomads. Beautiful landscapes and hundreds of yurts. We will grap with us some snacks to have on the ways and have a bit late lunch in Song Kol via a pass Moldo Tor at alt 3400m. Arrive in yurt camp by lunch. After lunch we will have free relaxing time. Walking around explore the nomads life. Dinner and overnight in yurt camp.
Day 10 Song Kol (horse ride) – Kochkor: Morning breakfast like the nomads and discovery Song Kol and shepherds on the horseback. We will ride the horse till lunch and after lunch we will leave Song Kol to Kochkor. Arrive in Kochkor town, installation in Guest House and dinner in a yurt. After dinner small folklore show. (Great cook, tasty food).
Day 11 Kochkor - Bishkek: Morning breakfast and visit handicraft shop and demonstration of Kyrgyz carpet. You will have chance to by souvenirs in shop. After we will drive to Bishkek. Lunch in Boom gorge and arrive in Bishkek afternoon. And city tour, visit Ala Tou square, museum and always-lively Osh Bazaar. Farewell dinner at restaurant and overnight in hotel.
Day 12 Transfer to airport
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