Tour title: Pearl of Kyrgyzstan Issyk Kul Lake
Places to visit: Bishkek, Alamedin gorge, Burana, Chon Kemin, Issyk Kul, Jeti Oguz, Jyrgalan, Karakol
Day 1: Bishkek
After arrival to Manas International Airport you will be met by your driver. Then you will directly transfer to the capital Bishkek. You will have a daylong tour in Bishkek. In course of the tour you will disocver the amazing highlights of the capital and learn the history. You will see: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many highlights. During the tour you will also transfer to amazing Asian Bazaar! This bazaar is very colorful and you can buy here amazing souvenirs, try national food, and enjoy the national atmosphere. You will have a chance to make colorful photos. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Alamedin gorge - Bishkek
After the breakfast you will departure to Alamedin gorge. This place is located not far from the capital and perfect place for relaxing. During the tour you will observe the amazing road and scenery of Kyrgyz land, you will also see the yurt portable nomadic dwelling and cattle farm. This gorge is situated on the Northern slope of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too ridge, 30 kilometers East of the city of Bishkek. This place is rich with barberries, black currants and strawberries. You will be amazed by the picturesque landscapes. Also in the gorge there are waterfalls, glades strewn with berries, mushrooms, juniper, birch forest. You will admire the interesting waterfall have a picnic. You will have a wonderful day today, see the interesting views and relax from the bustling city life. You will return to Bishkek after the excursin. And spend the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin
Today you will be departure to a mesmerizing place Chon Kemin gorge. On the way you will be offered to visit Burana Tower. Scientists believe that the tower got its name from a distorted pronunciation of the Arabic word "monarÓ", that is, "minaret". It was built in the 10th-12th century and is an ancient architecture of Kyrgyzstan. Then you will continue the tour with driving to astonishing gorge Chon Kemin. You will be met by local family and have a horseback riding about 3 hours. On the way you will explore the spectacular views and get to the fresh mountain forest. After coming to the top of the mountain you will see breathtaking panorama. Tis night will be in the home stay.
Day 4: Chon Kemin - Rafting - Kochkor
This day you will have a wonderful journey. You will be offered to have a rafting tour along a mountain river! It flows through the Chon-Kemin valley and flows into the Shu within the Chui valley. The river is 116 km long. It originates at the junction of the Kungei-Ala-Too and Zailiysky Alatau ranges. This is amazing place for rafting. You will be taught by experienced instructors and you will be able to learn how to behave on the river. After the adventure you will transfer to village Kochkor and get acquainted with local family. A local family will tell you about the secrets and ancient methods of weaving the national felt carpet. You will have a chance to create your own felt carpet that is the proud of Kyrgyz people. In this place you will be invited to visit a small handicraft museum there. There you will explore many examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. The night will be in the home stay where you will see the life style of Kyrgyz people.
Day 5: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Jeti Oguz
The tour route will take you to Issyk Kul Lake, this is the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan. About 80 rivers flow into it and none of them flow out. The lake is salty and has healing qualities. People from the CIS countries are attracted to this beautiful place like a magnet. The lake is located at an altitude of 1608 meters and is 182 km long and 70 km wide. You will have an opportunity to have stops and take photos. Along the way you will drive along the south part of the lake and break in village Bokonbaevo village, you will be net by eagle hunter that will tell you the stories of hunting ad methods. Then you will lead to spectacular place Jeti Oguz translated as Seven Bulls. On the way you will see the Broken heart Mountain. You will rest the night in the yurt.
Day 6: Jeti Oguz - Jyrgalan
After the breakfast you will stroll near the yurt camp and observe the pure beauty of Kyrgyz mountains and forests. Along the way you will communicate with nomads see their way of life and explore the traditions and customs. Kyrgyz nomads usually move to the mountains in the summer, when the season allows, and drive their cattle to pasture. These places are great for relaxation and fresh air has a positive effect on health. Then you will continue the tour with driving to the picturesque Jyrgalan valley. This is truly a Paradise, which is located near Karakol. There is really an unusual nature, very beautiful mountains and clean mountain air, a lot of mysterious places. The valley is a great place to relax in winter, the mountains are covered with a blanket of snow, and in summer they are covered with beautiful flowers.
Day 7: Jyrgalan - Karakol
After the breakfast you will have a free time. You will do anything that you want explore territory, breathe fresh air and take photos. After you will drive to Karakol city. Upon arrival you will explore the Dungan mosque there, it was built using a unique technique without the use of nails and in the Chinese style, mainly using the colors red, green and blue. In the tour you will also discover amazing sight an old wooden Orthodox Church. This will be followed with amazing historical place the museum of M.V. Prejvalsky, one of the world's greatest explores. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Karakol - Issyk Kul northern shore - Bishkek
Today you will come back to the capital. You will direct along the northern shore of Issyk Kul lake and observe the amazing views. Kyrgyz people proudly call it "pearl of Central Asia" and breathe fresh air. Issyk Kul is surrounded on both sides by the incredibly beautiful Kungey Ala too and Terskey Ala Too ridges. Along the tour you will visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). They depict hunting scenes and this priceless heritage of the Kyrgyz people. These petroglyphs are located in the Cholpon Ata open - air Museum and occupy a very large area. In this place you will admire the interesting panorama of lake Issyk Kul. Then you will be transferred to Bishkek. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 9: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 950 $
04 pax - 605 $
06 pax - 485 $
08 pax - 435 $
10 pax - 395 $
Single - 170 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
All dinners - 120 $
All lunches and dinners - 240 $
English speaking guide - 610 $ per group
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 15 $ per person
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Kochkor - Homestay
Jeti Oguz - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Jergalan - Guesthouse
Karakol - "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
- Entrances to all museums
- Rafting in Chon Kemin gorge
- Mineral water during the tour
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide