Tour to Sary Chelek National Park, which was founded in 1959 to protect and research the pristine natural landscapes — lowland steppes and ridges with snow-capped peaks. The lake itself is situated some 1873 meters above sea level, it stretches for some 7.5 kilometers, varying in width from 350 m. The waters often appear a greenish shade of blue — and make attractive photographs. The Lake’s picturesque shores are thought by many of the local population to be the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. The steep slopes, (in places sheer), are covered with pine, silver fir and archa (myrtle) trees.
Day 1: Jalalabad (or Osh) – Sary Chelek
At 12.00, meet your guide and driver at a guest house in Osh or Jalalabad. Start driving to Sary Chelek (from Osh - 300 km 5-6 hours; from Jalalabad – 190 km, 3-4 hours). Arrival in Sary Chelek (Arkyt village) in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in a home stay.
Day 2: Sary Chelek
Free day in Sary Chelek. After breakfast transfer from Arkyt village to Sary Chelek lake (15 km, 30 minutes). Picnic for lunch. Transfer back to Arkyt village. Dinner and overnight in a home stay.
Day 3: Sary Chelek – Jalalabad (or Osh)
After breakfast transfer back to Jalalabad (or Osh). End of the tour.
Home stay (B&B), Uzbek family
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.