Discover Kyrgyzstan: Tour 7
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol - Altin Arashan - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Tamga - Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn - Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol
We are glad to see you in Kyrgyzstan. The driver will meet you at Manas International Airport and transfer you to celestial Issyk Kul Lake as the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608 m above sea level). The lake is called "the pearl of Central Asia". On route you will visit Burana Tower originated in the 11th century minaret and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Then drive along the whole northern shore and arrive to Karakol town. On the way you will visit ancient stone patterns - petroglyphs. In Karakol you will visit the Dungan mosque was built in a Chinese style without using metals as well as see an old wooden Orthodox Church. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 2: Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol
In the morning you will be transferred to the Altin Arashan Gorge by Russian military vehicle. Altin Arashan ("Golden Spa") gorge is one of the most famed gorges in Karakol because of the Tian Shan fir trees. Afterwards you will have 1 hour for hiking in the gorge and transferred back to the town. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Tamga
The tour will start by driving to Jeti Oguz gorge. It's famous for its red rocks formations that have a name Seven Bulls - Jeti Oguz. On the way you will see the Broken Heart Mountain. We will travel on a top of a mountain (20 minutes) to see an amazing panorama view of the gorge. You can see yurts in the gorge and people can offer you to drink Kumis. It is a national drink that is made of mare's milk, and it is an alcoholic drink as a beer. We will drive there along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Tamga - Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn
Today we will travel to Naryn. We will drive along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. This is an unlimited chance to see the whole lake from all wings. We will have a break in Bokonbaeva village, where we meet a local eagle-hunter. At the Kochkor village you will meet a family and see how national woolen felt carpets are produced. Then you can create your own carpet. Then we will drive along high mountains to the town of Naryn via beautiful Kichi Naryn gorge. Night will be in a guesthouse.
Day 5: Naryn - Son Kul
The tour will start by travelling to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan as Son Kul Lake. This lake is enclosed by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, located at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Kyrgyz nomads used to come here for relaxation. On arrival, you will be free to explore and enjoy the untouched nature of the lake and its environs. Overnight is in nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts.
Day 6: Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi
In the morning you will have free time at Son Kul Lake, to discover nature on your own. You can ride along the lake on a horse, or just reduce and soak in the calm atmosphere of the lake side wilderness. Here you can communicate with nomads and have a sight into their way of life. Then we will travel to the village of Kyzyl Oi which is located right in the gorge. You will be impressed by one of the most beautiful passes, along the top of a mountain. Night is in a home stay.
Day 7: Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek
Today we will travel to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek city. You will pass through the southern part of Kyrgyzstan where you can see impressive mountains and gorges. Today you will see panoramic views of Tue Ashuu pass which is more than 3000 meters high! This road is one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. On arrival to Bishkek you will have city tour. It includes visiting Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 870 $
04 pax - 545 $
06 pax - 435 $
08 pax - 375 $
10 pax - 340 $
Single - 110 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
All dinners - 105 $
All lunches and dinners - 210 $
English speaking guide - 540 $ per group
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 15 $ per person
Karakol - "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
Tamga - Homestay
Naryn - "Khan Tengri" Guesthouse
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Kyzyl Oi - Homestay
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide