We are collecting the group under 9 persons.
- Duration: 8 days, 8 nights.
- Level of difficulty:
- Best Season: July - August
- Group Size: maximum 9 persons. (Every next group will have separate guide and vehicle).
- Trip Features: overland travel, history, culture, sightseeing, walking.
Day 1: (30-km) Airport – Bishkek city. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Early check in is included. After some rest and breakfast, we meet with the group and the guide in the lobby. 09.00 we depart and start our excursions. Excursion to Ala Archa Natural park (45 km one way). Easy hiking along the river. Lunch picnic. We return to the city, stop at Baytik Baatyr mausoleum (local tribe) and start sightseeing tour (walking tour): Ala Too Central Square, State History Museum (closed on Monday), White House, Parliament House, Lenin Statue, Change of Guard of Honor, etc.
- Meals: B, L, D (B - hotel,L- picnic barbecue in the park,D- local cafe).
- Accommodation: Shakh Palace 3*.
Day 2: (360 km) Bishkek city - Son Kul Lake. The drive is quite long, so we leave early. Today we reach the high altitude Lake (3016m asl) where the local nomads graze their flocks of sheep and herds of horses. It is a nice opportunity to meet nomads, learn more about their life and take photos. Our way goes through narrow Boom gorge, passing by Orto Tokoi water reservoir and over Kalmak Ashuu mountain pass (3445m asl). Lunch in a Kyrgyz family. Dinner and overnight in a yurt camp. Accommodation in yurts, 4-6 Pax in one yurt, toilets outside, no shower available. Meals: B, L, D (B-hotel,L- local Kyrgyz family, D- yurt camp). Accommodation: yurt camp
Day 3: (280 km) Son Kul Lake – Tash Rabat Carawanserai. We drive over Moldo Ashuu mountain pass (3665m asl) with stunning views. Lunch in a local family in Naryn town. Continue to Tash Rabat, upon arrival we go inside the Caravanserai. Time to explore the area. Dinner and overnight in a yurt camp. Accommodation in yurts, 4-6 Pax in one yurt, toilets outside, no showers available. For extra charge you can use the local sauna (heated room with hot water to pour on yourself), you can order on the spot, the price is about 5-7 USD. Meals: B, L, D (B- yurt camp, L- local Kyrgyz family, D - yurt camp). Accommodation: yurt camp.
Day 4: (230 km) Tash Rabat Carawanserai – Naryn town – Kochkor village. Drive to Naryn town. Lunch in a local café. In Naryn we visit the Central mosque, central square and art gallery (if it is open). Continue our drive to Kochkor village over Dolon pass (3030 m asl). In Kochkor we visit a handicraft museum-shop. Dinner and overnight in the houses of local people. You have your own room (per rooming list), but share the facilities with the locals and the other members of the group. Meals: B, L, D (B-yurt camp, L-local cafe, D-local family). Accommodation: CBT local family house.
Day 5: (270 km) Kochkor village – Jety Oguz canyon - Karakol town. Drive along the Southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake, the second largest high mountainous lake in the world after Titicaca. Hiking up to panoramic view point or along the river and photo opportunity in Jety Oguz gorge with unusual red sand rock formations (Broken Heart and Seven Bulls). Dinner in a local Uigur family. Overnight in a guesthouse. Meals: B, L, D (B-yurt camp, L-local cafe, D-local family). Accommodation: Green Yard guest house.
Day 6: (150 km) Karakol – Cholpon Ata town. In the morning Karakol sightseeing tour: Dungan mosque, Russian Orthodox cathedral, Przhevalskii museum. En route we stop at Scythian burial mounds, in Cholpon Ata we will visit Petroglyphs open air museum. Lunch in a loca cafe. Dinner and overnight in a hotel on the lake shore, time to visit the beach. Meals: B, L, D (B-yurt camp, L-local cafe, D-local family). Accommodation: Royal Beach Resort 3*.
Day 7: (280 km) Cholpon Ata town - Bishkek city. Drive along the Northern lakeshore to Bishkek. En route we stop for an excursion in the historical complex “Burana tower” (UNESCO site). Lunch in a local Kazakh family. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in a Hotel in Bishkek. Meals: B, L, D (B-yurt camp, L-local cafe, D-local family). Accommodation: Shakh Palace 3*.
Day 8: (30 km) Bishkek city – airport. Breakfast and airport transfer. Meals: B (B- hotel). Total: 8 nights.
NB! In yurts, there are no single or double accommodation, 4-6 pax per yurt.
About This Supplier
Also see tour packages in:
Asia Kyrgyzstan Local Culture Cultural Journey Hiking & Trekking
Email it to a friend:
Click here to email this vacation to a friend