Cultural tour 2
Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 2
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 7 days
Celestial Kyrgyzstan is waiting for you. We developed special tour that covers the south of Kyrgyzstan as well as its northern part. It is ideal tour for those travelers, who like nature. You will see during this tour famous Arslan Bob walnut and fruit forests and Son Kul Lake. You will spend the nights not only in guesthouses and home stays, but also in yurts - nomadic dwellings made out of wood and covered with felt. Places to visit:
Bishkek - Arslan bob - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village - Burana Tower - Bishkek
Tour summary: Day 1: Bishkek - Arslan bob
Breakfast is served at 8 o'clock in the morning. Today, you will be transferred by car from Sary Chelek to one of the most famous places in Kyrgyzstan - Arslan Bob walnut forests. The trees here are found growing wild on mountain slopes and along river banks at an altitude of between 1000 and1800 meters above sea level. Their dome shaped crowns with two meters thick trunks, can reach 30 meters in a height. The Village of Arslan Bob itself lies at an altitude of 1700 meters a. s. l. You will see plenty of picturesque places that will amaze you by their magnificence along the whole way to the forests. In the home stay you will spend this night.
Day 2: Arslan bob - Kazarman village
This day we will drive to Uzgen town in order to cross Pamir - Alai Mountains and to drive to the Tien Shan Mountain system heart. We will drive through the stunning mountains and passes and there will be a great chance to enjoy the nature. Upon arrival in Kazarman you will have a dinner. You will spend this night in the home stay.
Day 3: Kazarman - Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone Castle from the 14th century)
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock. Transfer from Kazarman Village to the Great Silk Road Tash Rabat Caravanserai. You will be carried away by the remarkable scenery offered through views the untouched nature. Tash Rabat is situated at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. The building is a unique one. And it has no analogue in the whole world, because it was made of stones and furthermore it was built inside a mountain at a height 3200 m above sea level. In total there are 31 rooms in the mountain. There are also dungeons for medieval culprits. The walls thickness is 1 meter. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. in the yurt camp. You will spend the night near by the Tash - Rabat caravanserai in yurts.
Day 4: Tash Rabat - Son Kul Lake
Breakfast. After having breakfast we start our trip to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul. Lunch will be taken en route. Kyrgyz nomads started to come to this wonderful area with their families for rest and relaxation. Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. Son Kul Lake is surrounded by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. After our arrival, you will be free to explore and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its environs. Dinner and overnight are in nomadic collapsible habitations - yurts.
Day 5: Son Kul Lake - Kochkor Village
Fortifying breakfast. Transfer (185 km) from Son Kul Lake to the Village of Kochkor. You will meet a family in Kochkor that can show you the way of the Kyrgyz national felt carpets production. During felt show you even could create your own carpet together with them. The overnight is in the home stay. With a local family you will have a dinner.
Day 6: Kochkor Village - Burana Tower - Bishkek City
At 8 o'clock you will be served with your breakfast. Then you will be transferred to Bishkek city through the picturesque Boom Gorge. En route we will visit the Burana Tower Architectural Complex (minaret of 11 century) and the open air museum of Balbans - stone warriors that are dated the Turkic period. In Bishkek you will have a guided city tour, during which you will visit the most interesting places and monuments. A farewell dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening. Overnight is in the hotel***.
Day 7: Bishkek - Europe
At the time arranged beforehand according to your flight details your guide will collect you from the hotel and accompany you to the Airport.