Discover Kyrgyzstan: Tour 3
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Kyzyl Oi - Son Kul - Tash Rabat - Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Skazka - Karakol - Semenovskoye - Grigorievskoye - Chon Kemin - Burana - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Kyzyl Oi
We are happy to see our travelers on Kyrgyzstan tour. On arrival at Manas International Airport the driver will meet you and then transfer you to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. It is about 30 minutes. Today you will have a city tour and visit the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and other famous places. Then you will travel to Kyzyl Oi village. On the route you will be mesmerized by astonishing gorges of celestial mountains. We will drive by the famous Tue Ashuu pass and see beautiful panoramic views. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 2: Kyzyl Oi - Son Kul
Having a hearty breakfast, you will drive to the pleasing Son Kul Lake enclosed by the great mountains. It is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan which is situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. On the way you will meet nomadic herders and see wild animals as hares, foxes and even wolves. There are many nomadic dwellings - yurts. Night is in a yurt.
Day 3: Son Kul - Tash Rabat
In the morning you will have a horse riding trip to explore nature of Son Kul Lake. It is an opportunity to get acquainted with nomadic lifestyle and taste nomadic food. We will continue our tour to the famous the Tash Rabat (Stone Castle) Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road was built in the 14th century. The Stone Castle is located in Tian Shan Mountains and built of stone blocks inside a mountain at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. You will find 31 rooms with walls of 1 m thick. Before this place was a prison. Night is in yurts near Tash Rabat Caravanserai.
Day 4: Tash Rabat - Kochkor
We will travel to Kochkor village among celestial mountains and gorges of over 3 000 meters high. In Kochkor village you will have the chance to learn more Kyrgyz felt carpets and make your own felt carpets with different art and color. See a small handicraft museum there and find old examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolf, horse saddle decorations, carpets and other ancient things. Overnight is in a home stay.
Day 5: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Skazka - Karakol
We will have a tour by travelling to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake. It is reflected to be the second largest alpine lake in the world and also called "the pearl of Central Asia". The lake is never never freezes due to salty bottom. The next destination is Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul; it is about 4 km from Tosor village. Skazka Canyon is well-known place among travellers with red sand of different creations. Afterwards we will travel to Bokonbaeva village and get acquainted with an eagle hunter. Then we will visit the interesting gorge of Jeti Oguz, Red Rocks and the Broken Heart Mountain. Afterwards we will drive to Karakol town. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Karakol - Semenovskoye - Grigorievskoye - Issyk Kul
We will drive to Issyk Kul Lake along the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake to see magnificent Grigorievskoe and Semenovskoe gorges! These two remarkable gorges are closely connected at the end. We have no doubt you will like them on a tour! Being in these places you can take vibrant photos and enjoy the unspoiled nature. Here you will see many yurts and take a rest. Today your night will be spent in the resort on the shore of Issyk Kul Lake.
Day 7: Issyk Kul lake - Chon Kemin
The morning we will travel to Chon Kemin village. On the way you will have the break to visit ancient stone inscriptions found in the 800 B.C by shamans as well as visit a museum in Cholpon Ata where you can find handicraft, music instruments and artifacts. Being on a tour in Chon Kemin village you will see national park and vibrant mountain views. Here you will have 3 hours of horse riding among high passes and forests. Admire the beauty of the most beautiful panoramic views of the gorge! Rest is in a homestay.
Day 8: Chon Kemin - Burana - Bishkek
Today is transfer to Bishkek. On the way you can visit the Burana Tower which was built in the 11th century. You will see an open air museum of Balbals or stone warriors dedicated to heroes. On arrival, you will visit Asian Bazaar and enjoy colorful and fresh goods. Afterwards is transfer to a hotel for rest.
Day 9: Bishkek - Airport
Morning transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 980 $
04 pax - 670 $
06 pax - 535 $
08 pax - 465 $
10 pax - 425 $
Single - 115 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
Half board - 115 $
Full board - 225 $
English speaking guide - 715 $ per group
Kyzyl Oi - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts, (4 pax in 1)
Tash Rabat - Yurts, (4 pax in 1)
Kochkor - Homestay
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- Museum admissions
- Provision of mineral water
- Horse riding in Son Kul & Chon Kemin
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide