Tour title: 8 days cultural tour to celestial Kyrgyzstan
Places to visit: Bishkek, Burana, Issyk Kul Lake, Karakol, Altin Arashan, Jeti Oguz, Tamga, Kochkor, Naryn, Son Kul, Kyzyl Oi
Day 1: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol
This day you will meet your driver at Manas International Airport and direct to gorgeous lake of Kyrgyzstan Issyk Kul. This lake is unique in its beauty and is a great place to relax. It is located at an altitude of 1608 meters and is surrounded by powerful ridges that you can see on the road. you can have a great time photographing the incredibly beautiful nature of Kyrgyzstan. The lake is known as the "Pearl of Kyrgyzstan" for its uniqueness and beauty. You will have chance to see the lake closer and be impressed by the fascinating panorama. You will visit on the way ancient monument Burana Tower (minaret) that is located in Chui Valley and have a long history. It dates to 10-12 century and built by Karakhanids. There you will learn the information from Balabals. Then you will drive to administrative center of Issyk Kul Karakol. Afterarrival you will visit Dungan mosque, this interesting building represents the style of Chinese architecture and has very beautiful drawings. Along the way you will also stop to discover an old wooden Orthodox Church. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol
The tour route will lead you today to picturesque place located not far from Karakol Altin Arashan Gorge. You will use Russian military transport. Altin Arashan (translated as "Golden healing keys".) The water of the springs contains radon and is used in the treatment of diseases of the nervous system. The gorge itself is picturesque, it is visited to recover from diseases, as well as to enjoy the beautiful nature and forests. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the stunning nature. After the exploration of the gorge you will departure to the city. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 3: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Tamga
You will transfer today to Jeti Oguz gorge. Seven red stones attract tourists from all over Kyrgyzstan and are located near Karakol 30 km away. Here in grah there is a resort area with yurts, where everyone can stop to cure their health and try Kymyz made from Mare's milk. A large number of legends have been created about this place. On the way you will take photos of the Broken Heart Mountain. You will have an opportunity to go up to the mountain and observe the fabulous views of the gorge. Then you will continue tour with travelling along the south side of Issyk Kul where you will see the glorious vies of the nature, take photos and breaking in in the Tamga homestay, where you will rest the night.
Day 4: Tamga - Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn
Today you will travel to Naryn. You will continu your way along the south part of Issyk Kul and break in the village Bokonbaevo. You will meet the local eagle hunter and get information about the interesting methods of nomadic hunting with the help of eagle. Then you will continue transferring and stop in Kochkor and today you will be able to learn interesting needlework passed down from generation to generation of making national felt carpet which will be shown by a local family. After you will travel along the spectacular mountains and observe the fascinating nature. You will arrive to town Naryn and feast your eyes upon Kichi Naryn gorge. You can see today nomads. You will spend the night in the guesthouse.
Day 5: Naryn - Son Kul
You will have an adventure today to Son Kul. Son Kul is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan. The lake has fresh water. The lake has beautiful views and natural beauty that everyone admires. It is located at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level, 29 km long and 18 km wide. Since ancient times, local nomads inhabited the lake and lived in portable dwellings yurts. The water surface of the lake constantly changes its color due to weather conditions. After arrival you will have a chance to explore the amazing pristine nature and take photos. You will relax rom the civilization and see the enchanting flora and fauna of the lake. This night you will be spent in the yurt.
Day 6: Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi
Today you will have free time, discover the enchanting land of the lake and communicate with local people. You will know about lifestyle of Kyrgyz people and get acquainted with traditions and customs. About 90 percent of Kyrgyzstan's land is covered by the majestic Pamir and Tien Shan mountain systems. The beautiful landscapes that open from the mountains will not leave anyone indifferent. Then you will transfer to the village of Kyzyl Oi which is located right in the gorge. During the travelling you will see the interesting panorama and observe the fabulous views. You will drive along astonishing passes and see the breathtaking mountains. You are going to rest the night in the home stay.
Day 7: Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek
After meeting with locals you will travel to Bishkek. This day you will direct to the north side of Kyrgyzstan. Along the way you will see the picturesque views and drive along the spectacular mountain pass Tue Ashuu pass which is more than 3000 meters high. You will observe today fabulous serpentines have a lot of memorable photos. This road considered one of the most charming and breathtaking in Kyrgyzstan. And this road joins south and north of Kyrgyzstan. Upon arrival to the capital you will be offered to have a city tour. You will discover such attractions Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many other highlights. You will spend the night in the 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