|Day 1||Early arrival in Bishkek and transfer to Lake Issyk-Kul via Burana Tower (~306 km, 5,5 h).||Hotel or resort||-/L/D|
|Day 2||Inspection and excursions.||Hotel or resort||B/L/D|
|Day 3||Transfer to the starting area. Race. Relaxation afterwards.||Hotel or resort||B/L/D|
|Day 4||Lake Issyk-Kul. Recreation.||Hotel or resort||B/L/D|
|Day 5||Return to Bishkek. Ala-Archa National Park, sightseeing.||Hotel||B/L/D|
Day 1 (10.05.18). Early arrival in Bishkek and transfer to Lake Issyk-Kul via Burana Tower (~306 km, 5,5 h).Meeting at Manas International airport. Transfer to Lake Issyk-Kul with a stop at the ancient Burana Tower. The minaret was constructed in Balasagun town, one of the capitals of Karakhanid State existed in 12 centuries AD. We will explore ruins of that important trading point at the Great Silk Road and visit a little local museum telling about that civilization. Also we will observe a collection of Balbals, Turkic ancient tombs. Then we will pass the Boom Gorge along the winding road and reach our accommodation place in Cholpon-Ata town or nearby. Lunch en route. Check-in the hotel or resort. Free time. (-, L, D)
Day 2 (11.05.18). Inspection and excursions. Today first we pick up our starter packages. Then we will inspect the marathon and half marathon courses by car or by bus (approx. 2 hours). Visit to the open air Museum of Petroglyphs near Cholpon- Ata and the ethnographic museum. It represents petroglyphs of 2000 BC and 4 c AD. You will also see cromlech, burial monuments and stone balbals. Lunch in Cholpon-Ata. Return to the accommodation place and free time. Getting ready for the next race day. (B, L, D)
Day 3 (12.05.18). Race. After breakfast transfer to the starting area. Warming up. Afterwards we all go to the starting claster and our adventure begins! Personal welcome of all finishers right after the finishing line and a finisher medal awarding. Ceremony of awarding. Sauna and relaxation. Overnight at the resort or hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 4 (13.05.18). Lake Issyk-Kul. We spend the whole day at the lake. Those who want can even splash in the crystal clear waters and get suntan. Of course it depends on weather but in any case you will enjoy your staying. We can go to the mineral hot springs or simply relax. Overnight at the resort or hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 5 (14.05.18). Return to Bishkek. Ala-Archa National Park, sightseeing. After early breakfast we start back to Bishkek the same way. Today we plan to visit the Ala-Archa National Park where we will have picnic and some hiking. Afterwords we will have short city tour in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. You may get acquainted with unpretentious architecture of the city. You will see Ala-Too Square which affords a fantastic view of snow tops of the Kyrgyz Ridge, green parks, Manas Monument and etc. Farewell dinner at the national restaurant. Accommodation in the hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 6 (15.05.18). Departure. (B, -, -).
Dates: May 10-15, 2018
Price for groups:
SGL supplement: USD 170 per person
7) Registration fee for the Marathon which includes (starter bag with race number and race documents, T-shirt from Organizers, clothes/luggage storage on the marathon day, pacemaker service if available, warming up**, refreshments and nutrition along the route and at the finishing line, souvenir medal, certificate made available on the internet).
8) Lunch-boxes on Day 1.