AROUND ISSYK-KUL LAKE along the Silk Road
5-DAY TOUR IN CHUI AND ISSYK-KUL PROVINCES
(Tour can be shortened, changed, added, prologned upon your request. It's possible to add cultural shows: Kyrgyz horse games, carpet making, Kyrgyz cuisine making, Folklore show)
Level of comfort: medium
Level of physical training: easy
OUR UNIQUE OFFERS ARE:
- Private tour where you can feel FREE without any rush. You will feel that your guide is a friend who is showing the Kyrgyzstan, but NOT a guide who is always HURRY YOU up!
ROUTE: Bishkek - Ala Archa National Park - Chon Kemin valley- Tortrtkul village (Issyk-Kul province) - Bokonbaevo - Skazka canyon - Barskoon gorge - Tosor village - Karakol city - Karakol ski resort - Hot spring Ak Suu Kench - Cholpon Ata - Burana Tower - Bishkek
- Participating in Kyrgyz eagle hunting on horseback or demontration of eagle hunting
- Introducing Dungan people, their history, sightseeings and various cousine
- Skiing in one of the best ski resort in Kyrgyzstan - Karakol S
- Going in hot spring
- HIking to places with different landscapes - Barskoon gorge and Skazka canyon
DAY. 1 Bishkek - Ala Archa National park (50 min) - Burana Tower (2h) - Chon Kemin valley (1.5h)
The day will be more relaxing since we will be walking around and introduce about historical site.
-Picking up you from your hotel and driving to Ala Archa alpine national park which is the most popular place for relaxing and walking arouna at fresh air sorrounded by pine trees.
-Further we will go to an 11-century minaret, the oldest minaret in Central Asiaand UNESCO world heritage.
-After we will drive to the cosy guesthouse where you will feel the Kyrgyz family's welcoming.
Accommodation: guesthouse, private bathroom, WiFi
Meals: lunch and dinner at guesthouse
DAY 2. Hunting day in the territory of Issyk-Kul province
After arriving introducing eagleman's family, home, his eagles and hunting dogs, telling the history, stories of his ancestors and eagles. Eagle hunting is an ancient hunting which is still lasting from our ancestors. We do not have a lot of true hunters, so you will meet one of the experienced eagleman in Issyk-Kul region.
You will be an participant of the process of eagle hunting on horseback. The hunting is fortune, so we cannot predict the situation. But, you will see eagleman's attitude to his eagle, their relationship during hunting. It is amazing scenery.
Accommodation: homestay at eagleman's, toilet is from simple construction, no shower, WiFi
Meals: breakfast, lunch as a picnic and dinner
DAY 3. Tortkul village - Skazka Canyon (30 min/35km)
- Barskoon gorge(40min/40km)- Karakol city (~2h/100km)
Hiking to the places with absolutely different landscapes - Skazka canyon with different shapes and Barskoon gorge to see the waterfall called Tears' of snow leopard and the monument of the first austronaut Yuri Gagarin who had rested there in Soviet period.
Dinner will be at Dungan family who willl cook various of meals of Dungan cuisine. This time i will introduce about Dungan people who is living in Issyk-Kul and Chui provinces from 19th century.
Accommodation: guesthouse with private bathroom, WiFI
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch as a picnic, Dinner
DAY 4. Karakol - Karakol gorge - Karakol ski resort (30min/13km) - Ak Suu Kench hot spring - Karakol city
This day is dedicated for skiing all day long in one of the best ski bases in Kyrgyzstan. Before going to resort we will visiti two main attractions of Karakol - Dungan Mosque and Trinity orthodox church.
After skiing we will visit for 1 hour in hot spring in Ak Suu.
Accommodation: guesthouse in Karakol city with private bathroom, WiFI
Meals: Breakfast, lunch is in a local cafe in ski base, dinner is in a local cafe in Karakol
DAY 5. Karakol - Cholpon Ata - Ruh Ordo Complex - Hot spring in Derjinez soviet resort - Burana Tower - Bishkek (hotel)
This day is dedicated to the history of Kyrgyz people. We will visit. We will visit beautiful complex Ruh Ordo, known with the statues from poetries of Kyrgyz outstanding writer Chingiz Aitmatov and with the Museum of Five Religions. Further, we will visit museum of Kyrgyz nomad civilization in Issyk-Kul province where you get to know about culture and history of Kyrgyz deeper and an 11-century minaret and UNESCO World Heritage- Burana tower.
Further, we will leave you at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch - cafe, Welfare dinner in Bishkek
End of tour
- All transfer + an experienced driver
- A tour guide (it is me)
- Accommodations: homestay at eagleman's - 2 nights, guesthouses - 2 nights
- Meals: B - 4, L- 5 (2 picnics out of 5), D- 5
- Participating at eagle hunting
- Horses (without helmet)
- Entrance fees to Karakol park, museums, canyon, gorge, hot spring
I'd love to answer to any questions or to organize individual tour for you!
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.
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.