Зимний Иссык-Куль (Киргизия)

Unforgetable adventure is waiting for you this winter. We organize a unique self drive program in Kyrgyzstan which is going to be extreme and extraordinal. Here you will be able to show all your driving abilities and try yourself on the offroad. Plus you will get a chance to see the country in all its winter beauty and be at the places no one else is dreaming to be at this time of the year. 

Winter Kyrgyzstan is a completely different world, this is a huge expanse of white color, it is snow-capped mountains, it is skiing and fresh frosty air. You won't feel any of this if you come to us in the summer. The dream of any extreme-driver is to drive on winter road of our mountainous country, to be on the routes where not many people even think to be and lay your own track, isn't it great!

If you sweeten the thought of complete freedom, snowy valleys, deserted space for miles, you'll find it in our program, which will be amazing with a number of interesting activities such as skiing on mountain slopes, bathing in hot springs and visit the homes of local residents, where you can breathe and feel the real life of the Kirghiz.

Don't miss your chance, drive with us!

Best time: from December to March

Duration: 7 days 

Route: Bishkek - Issyk-Kul - Bishkek

Total distance: approximately 1500 km

Day 1 Arrival to Bishkek. National park of Ala-Archa Hotel B/L/D 
Day 2  Drive to Cholpon-Ata. Burana historical complex (mileage: 250 km) Hotel B/L/D  
Day  3  Grigorievsoe gorge (mileage: 120 km) Hotel B/L/D   
Day 4  Drive to Reina Kench farm (mileage: 130 km) guest house B/L/D 
Day 5 Drive to Karakol town (mileage: 30 km) Hotel B/L/D   
Day 6  Drive back to Bishkek (mileage: 400 km) Hotel B/L/D 
Day 7 Flight home. End of the program   B/-/- 

The price includes:

1. Meeting and seeing off at the airport
2. Transport support throughout the route
3. Cars for the group
4. Fuel for cars
5. Guide
6. Accommodation:
                - Bishkek - Asia Mountains Hotel
                - Cholpon-Ata - Raduga Hotel
                - Reina-Kench farm - guest house
                - Karakol - mountain-skiing base "Karakol"
7. Meals - full board (B / L / D)
8. Excursions by the program
9. Water 1 liter. per day per person

The price does not include:

1. Any changes in the program
2. Alcoholic beverages
3. Excursions not included in the program
4. Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
5. Any personal expenses at the hotel: international calls, bar, etc.
6. Surcharge for single room accommodation - $ 250
7. International flights

Duration: 7 days
Places: Kyrgyzstan. Issyk-Kul.
Time: winter
Activity: Auto tour
Number of participants: from 8 people

Day 1. Bishkek

Arrival in Bishkek, meeting at Manas airport, transfer to the hotel "Mountains of Asia".
After a short rest at the hotel we will get acquainted with our cars. Today we will pass very little, about 50 km, and we will go to the national park Ala-Archa, where we will spend time enjoying the mountain nature of Kyrgyzstan. The park is located 40 km from Bishkek on the slopes of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too. Ala-Archa, translated from Kyrgyz, means "colorful juniper." The gorge has its name because of the large number of junipers covering its slopes.The various species of juniper have different colors and gorge, it seems, very colorful, especially ochen.
In the evening we will return to Bishkek (50 km). Dinner and overnight.

Day 2. Bishkek-Cholpon-Ata (250 km)

In the morning after breakfast we will go to the city of Cholpon-Ata, which is located on the shore of one of the most beautiful lakes in Kyrgyzstan - Issyk-Kul Lake. On the way we will visit the historical and architectural complex Burana Tower.
After the tour we will continue our tour.
We will drive along the Chui valley and then drive into the narrow Blllskoe gorge, which divides the Chui and Issyk-Kul valleys. The road here is good, so driving will be pleasant and easy. Upon arrival, we will play at the Raduga Hotel. Free time for rest and a chance to enjoy the views of the second largest mountain lake in the world.

Day 3. Grigorievsky Gorge (120 km)

Today we will try ourselves off-road. Grigorievskoe gorge is very picturesque, but the road to it is similar to a small path, since graders here do not walk and do not break the road during the whole winter period. Our goal today is to reach the mountain lake. We will check the ability of our cars, ride on the snow-covered canvas. We will get to the lake and return back to the hotel on the way up. Free time .

Day 4. Reina-Kentch Farm (130 km)

In the morning after breakfast we will go to the city of Karakol, but turn slightly north and get to the Farm of the Rhine. There we will spend the night, but we will have a lot of time to go for a ride on the snowfields by cars, or rent snowmobiles and arrange a short excursion on snowmobiles. And for lovers of horse riding, you can and ride on horseback.

Day 5. Karakol (30 km)

In the morning after breakfast we will go to the city of Karakol to the famous ski resort "Karakol". The road is asphalted and therefore this crossing will be very easy. We will have time to go skiing, if you have a desire. Accommodation will also be at the ski resort. In the city itself we can visit the Przewalski museum, the ancient Dungan mosque, and the wooden church of the Holy Trinity, which was built without a single nail. Free time, rest, dinner.

Day 6. Karakol - Bishkek (400 km)

In the morning we enjoy the view of the Terskey-Ala-Too mountain range and after breakfast continue our journey. We will see an amazing variety of landscapes, as in a kaleidoscope. Today we will go otatno to Bishkek along the southern shore of the lake, which is very different from its northern brother. The road has irregularities, and in some places pits, but in general it will be quite good. Along the way, we'll go to the Skazka gorge, where the snow almost never happens. There's like there's no Winter and there are sand castles. We will walk a little along the canyons and go further to Bishkek. The road is not difficult, and in 5 hours we will be in the city. Accommodation in the hotel "Mountains of Asia." Farewell dinner..

Day 7. Transfer to the airport. Departure home.

Конный дворик. Статьи о лошадях. Консультации по конному спорту.