16 Days Cultural Tour Around Kyrgyzstan
In the early morning, our guide and driver meet you at the airport, with a sign on the hands with the name of our company and picked up you to your hotel in the city center to have a rest after long flight. Then we have a lunch and go to visit the city. We visit the Osh bazaar( It is the one of the open air market in Bishkek), Place Ala-Too is the main place in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Philharmonic,Place of Victory and Oak park. Night in the hotel.
After breakfast, we drive to the valley Issyk-Kul to the northshore of the Lake Issyk-Kul( The pearl of Central Asia) town Cholpon-Ata.(280km. 4h). On the way we visit the town Tokmok where we can visit the Archaeological and architectural complex Burana Tower and Minaret of Karahanids (X-XII centuries). Then we drive to the gorge Boom( On this gorge passed the great silk road. II in BC. Before the XV century.), Then we have the lunch in one of the cafe. After lunch we drive to the city Cholpon-Ata which is second biggest city in region Issyk-Kul and famous for its beautiful beaches, architectural - historical complexes and nature. Overnight and dinner in the hotel near the beach.
This day we stay in town Cholpon-Ata for one day to discover all sights of this region, to visit the petroglyphs ( stone inscriptions of the VII-III B.C.). Also, we can visit the architectural - historical complexRuh-Ordo. After lunch, free time, we go to swim in the lake Issyk-Kul. Overnight in the hotel.
After tasty breakfast, we drive to next beautiful and interesting city Karakol which is situated in the east-south part of the lake Issyk-Kul.(185 km,3h) On the way visit the wonderful gorges as Grigorievka and Semenovka which are famous for their indescribable and amazing landscapes, rivers, coniferous forests and meadows .In Karakol we can see the Doungane mosque which was built in XIX century by the Chinese architect without any nails and visit Orthodox Church. Night in the hotel.
After breakfast we drive to valley Jety-Oguz. This is the resort in the middle of exiting valley and pasture Kok-Jaiyk. (50 km 1h) There are houses of first cosmonaut who flew to the space Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova. Overnight and dinner in the yurt.
This day we stay in this valley and have a lot of time to explore this area. We get acquainted with shepherd’s nomad life and then we will hike to the waterfall of Jety-Ogyz which is amazing and take a lot of photos there. Come back to the valley, free time. Overnight at the local family in a yurt.
After breakfast, we drive to the valley Ton ( 150 km. 2h) On the way we visit the red canyon Skazka(Fairy Tale), and the Seven Bulls( seven big rocks like as bulls) and Broken Heart ( one big rock which is broken in the middle). Overnight and dinner at a local family in the yurt camping near the lake. /p>
This day is last day in region Issyk-Kul, and after breakfast we head to the region Naryn to the valley Tash-Rabat.(400 km 5-6.h). Tash Rabat is located somewhat east of the main north-south highway. To the south is Lake Chatyr-Kul and Torugart Pass. To the north is KoshoyKorgon, a ruined fortress of uncertain date. The area is a center for hiking and horse-trekking. Lunch in the town Naryn. After lunch time we arrive to the valley Tash - Rabat where is a well-preserved 15th century stone Karavansarai, located at an altitude of 3,200 meters.
We start a 2 days horse trek which will lead us from Tash- Rabat to Chatyr-Kul across a 4104m highmountain pass. From the pass you will glimpse neighbouring China! We will spend one night in one nomadic herders family yurt along ChatyrKul. The next day, we ride back to Tash Rabat. (4104 m 5h-6h).Night and dinner in a yurt.
After breakfast we drive to the lake Song-Kol.(300 km. 4-5h). It is mountain lake which is located in 3013 m. above sea level. It’s the second biggest lake in Kyrgyzstan. At the lunch time, we arrive to the valley Song-Kol and have lunch there. After lunch we discover the surroundings, gather and milk the cows, gaze at we fascinating lake, play with the kids, you will have free time.Overnight and dinner at a local family in a yurt.
After having delicious nomad breakfast we head to discover the south part of Kyrgyzstan to the Jalal-Abad region.(400km. 5-6h). After lunch time we arrive to the gorge Chichkan which is famous for its high mountains, clean, transparent rivers and tasty honey!There is a possibility to fish in the river Chichkan where are a lot of trout. Overnight and dinner in hotel or in a guesthouse.
After breakfast,we drive to the lake Sary- Chelek through district Toktogul. Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO protected site of extraordinary natural beauty in the Jalal-Abad region. The reserve is 2390 hectares big, bordering on the pristine Lake Sary-Chelek. Overnight in a hotel
In the morning, we drive to Bishkek. After lunchtime, we will be in Bishkek and drive to your hotel. Have a rest after long driving time. Overnight in the hotel.
At the lunchtime, we meet at the receptionist desk and go to the post to by some stamps and to gift shop to buy some souvenirs. We discover other sights of Bishkek, which we could not see at first day of our tour. Overnight in a hotel.
In the early morning, we pick up you and get to the airport. Flight to home with the best memories about Kyrgyzstan!
The Trip Cost Includes
- • English, Russian speaking guide
- • Transfers according the program
- • Mineral water (1 l per person per day)
- • Entrance and ecological fees where necessary
- • Meal: (breakfasts – 1, lunches – 2, dinners – 1)
- • Accommodation in the yurt camp - 1 night.
- • Spanish, German, Kyrgyz, French, Japanese speaking guide, please check with a manager availability of a guide and extra charge.
Price per person
- Hat (very active sun on the high altitude).
- Personal first aid kit.
- Small walking sticks for Son Kul hiking.
- A flask for water.
- Photo camera.
- A smaller backpack.
- Sun-screen cream (30 or higher).
- • Special safe equipment for riding horse (helmet, elbow pads, protection to the back etc).
Necessary things to take with you
- Good trekking boots for hiking in the mountains.
Price per person
- 2 pax = 1630$
- 4 pax = 1140$
- 6 pax = 980$
- 8 pax = 895$
- 10 pax = 850$
- 12 pax = 820$
The sights we will see
16 day, 15 nights
16 Days Cultural Tour Around Kyrgyzstan
The Cultural heritage of Great Silk Road + Issyk Ata gorge
2 Days Around the Issyk-Kul lake