Day 1: Airport–Bishkek. Arrival to Bishkek, transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour: Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Philharmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Victory Square. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek–Ala-Archa–Bishkek. After breakfast transfer to the Ala-Archa National Park. You will be in the alpine gorge through which the fast flowing Ala-Archa River runs, flanked by tall, snow-covered, peaks with steep-sided, forested, mountain slopes. You will start your walk from the alpine camp to Ak-Sai waterfall – the height is 35 m by the path which goes through conifer forest and alpine meadows. Picnic. Return back to the alpine camp. Transfer to Bishkek. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Bishkek–Issyk-Kul. In the morning transfer to Issyk-Kul Lake. En route visit Burana tower, which marks the original site of the Karakhanid town, Balasagun. Continue driving to Issyk-Kul. Arrival to Issyk-Kul, accommodation in a hotel on the North Shore of Issyk-Kul Lak.
Day 4: Issyk-Kul–Karakol. Drive to Karakol. In Cholpon-Ata visit open-air art gallery of stone, said to date from 500 BC–100 AD, they depict wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes. Visit the wooden Russian-orthodox church, Dungan Mosque and Prezhevalsky Museum. Experience folk music during the dinner. Overnight in Karakol.
Day 5: Karakol–Jety-Oguz gorge, Juuka–Tamga. In the morning drive to Jety-Oguz gorge, which is a lush valley with some striking red sandstone rock formations (the “seven Bulls” from which the valley takes its name). Picnic. Next stop of your trip is in Juuka gorge where you can take a radon bath. Overnight in Tamga guest house.
Day 6: In Tamga. In the morning horseback riding trip in the gorge, during the trip you may see the famous stones with Tibetan inscriptions and ride along the southern shore of the lake. Lunch in the guest house. After lunch drive to “Skazka”, fantastic gorge with red mountain formations. One of the best views on the Issyk-Kul Lake is guaranteed. Overnight in Tamga guest house.
Day 7: Tamga–Bishkek. Transfer to Bishkek. On the way visit Bokonbaevo, where you will experience the procedure of making felt carpets and eagle hunting show. Continue driving to Bishkek. Farewell dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek–Airport. Transfer to the airport, departure.
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