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 – 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 Lake.
Day 3: Issyk-Kul – Cholpon-Ata - Kochkor. Drive to 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. After lunch transfer to Kochkor. Dinner. Overnight in Kyrgyz family.
Day 4: Kochkor – Naryn. After breakfast you will experience the procedure of making felt carpets in Kochkor. Lunch. Transfer to Naryn. It is a long, thin town that straddles the fast flowing Naryn River and is set between high, steep cliffs. Naryn is located 200 km away from Chinese border and from ancient times travelers used to stop for a night in Naryn. Lunch and dinner in Naryn. Overnight in the guest house.
Day 5: Naryn – Tash-Rabat. In the morning transfer to Tash-Rabat towards the Chinese border. Tash Rabat, Caravan Saray 11th century, served as a fortress for travelers along the Great Silk Road. This is a carefully restored stone building. After lunch the excursion to Tash-Rabat. It is possible to have a horse back riding here. Dinner and overnight in yurts (Kyrgyzstan dwelling).
Day 6: Tash-Rabat - Torugart. Early in the morning transfer to Torugart border. At the end of the valley the road swings Eastwards around the southern tip of the At Bashi range and climbs towards Torugart pass. Arriving to the border. Crossing the border and meeting with Chinese tour company.
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