Relaxing on the beach, trekking, horseback riding, rafting, and the climbing to the peak with the symbolic name "East" - this all is waiting for you!
Our tour begins with the arrival in the capital of our beautiful mountainous country, where the photographer is already going to be waiting for newlyweds. Very often, the couple can not bring good joint pictures from their honeymoon as they have to constantly ask strangers to capture their happy faces. We have solved this problem, and from this vacation you will take a lot of unique, original, wonderful pictures that you will be able not to only show your family and friends, but looking at which you will with pleasure remember the time you spent in Kyrgyzstan!
You will enjoy a trip to the Natural Park Ala-Archa and then go on a trip to Tuura-Kaiyn gorge, where you will ride horses and climb the East peak.
What is EAST? This is the side of the world associated with the symbol of rebirth. Many legends tell about the paradise located on the east . It is no accident that by the ancient science of Vastu and Feng Shuidoors the houses have to be turned to the east. Sacralization of the East is undoubtedly connected with the rising of the sun, and the Star of Bethlehem came from the east too, proclaiming the birth of the Messiah. Prayers during their worship have to turn to the east. East represents the rising sun, dawn, spring, hope, childhood, adolescence and the beginning of life.
The ascent to the peak with such a name will be the culmination of our tour. For honeymooners who are forming families and who are young and full of vitality it will be the embodiment of love and hope for a long and happy life together.
After that you are going rafting on a mountain river, have the historic city tour of Cholpon-Ata located on the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, as well as relaxing on the beach and sail on a boat.
Enjoy your holiday, full of extreme sports and mountain beauty, full of fresh air and water expanses!
Best time: End of May – beginning of October
Activity: Rest, Car travel, excursions, trekking and much more...
Duration: 8 days
|1.Day||Manas Airport. Excursion of Bishkek, photo tour||Hotel||B/L/D|
|2.Day||Excursion to Ala-Archa national park.||Hotel||B/L/D|
|3.Day||Transfer to Tuura-Kayin gorge, horseback riding||Homestay||B/L/D|
|4.Day||Climbing the top of East peak||Homestay||B/L/D|
|5.Day||Transfer to the Issyk-Kul Lake. Rafting||Hotel||B/L/D|
|6.Day||Whole day of rest||Hotel||B/L/D|
|7.Day||Boat sailing, Transfer back to Bishkek||Hotel||B/L/D|
|8.Day||Transfer to the airport, end of the tour...||B/-/-|
Price for the group based on double room accommodation:
2 pax - 1799 USD per person
1. Transport according to the program
2. English speaking guide
- Bishkek – "Asia Mountains" hotel
- Tuura-Kayin gorge - homestay
- Cholpon-Ata – "Raduga" hotel
4. Meals – full board (B/L/D)
5. Excursions according to the program
6. Horseback riding in Tuura-Kayin gorge
7. Boat sailing in Cholpon-Ata
8. Rafting in Boom gorge
9. Services of the photographer on the first and second days
10. Water 1 l. per day per person
Price does NOT include:
1. Any changes in the program
2. Alcohol beverages
3. Excursions not included in the program
4. Tips for guide, driver and hotel personnel
5. Any personal expenses in hotel: international calls, bar, etc.
6. Visa (Please look over this information in case you need visa)
7. Internationsl flights
Duration: 8 days
Time: end of May - beginning of October
Activity: Rest, Car travel, excursions, trekking and much more...
Number of people: 2
Day 1. Bishkek
Arrival to Bishkek, meeting at the “Manas” airport, Transfer to Bishkek. Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan and the biggest city in the country. It’s a distinctive administrative unit and is a town of the Republican Submission. The very first name of it was Pishpek, then it was called Frunze and only in 1991 it finally got the name it has now - Bishkek . Its population is about 1 million people. The town is located on the north of Kyrgyzstan in Chu valley at the foot of Tian-Shan mountains about 40km from Kyrgyz ridge and about 25km from Kazakh border.
Bishkek has many places for you to see. There are some large museums, the most interesting are: the Historical National museum, the Arts museum and the museum of M.V. Frunze. The center of the town is dappled by the show bills of Opera and Ballet Theater, Russian and Kyrgyz theaters, Bishkek Theater of Drama and National Philharmonic of T.Satylganov.
There are many places reminding people of the Soviet Union period of time. The influence of that epoch is mostly felt in the center where you may still see the row of soviet architecture buildings: Philharmonic, Government building, Historical museum, Victory monument. But you will also be able to see the modern samples of Kyrgyz architecture: Manas monument, monument of Courage, the monuments of akyns (Kyrgyz poets), manaschi (Kyrgyz Manas legend tellers) and local rulers of different times. The interesting fact is that Bishkek is the only town in Central Asia that still has the monument of V. I. Lenin on the central square.
Bishkek remembers its history and will definitely tell it to everybody who wants to visit this small but cozy capital. The town is also known to be the most ecological town of the world due to a lot of green parks keeping the shadow and coolness even on the hottest summer day.
After the city tour, you will go with a photographer for a few hours on the individual photo tour to one of the parts of the city to make colorful and original photos. Our photographer will select a unique scenario and the panorama for you in advance. If you have your own wishes and desires, we will be happy to carry them out.
After that the dinner and rest is going to wait for us.
Day 2. Ala-Archa
Today after breakfast we will go to the national park Ala-Archa where we will spend our time seeing a great Kyrgyz nature. The park is located 40 km from Bishkek on the slopes of Kyrgyz Ala-Too ridge.
Ala-Archa is translated from Kyrgyz language as “motley juniper”. The gorge got its name due to a great amount of juniper covering its slopes. As different kinds of juniper have different colors the gorge seems to be very colorful in the middle of spring and summer.
Almost all treks and hiking trips start from the same named alpine camp “Ala-Archa”, located at the forest zone on the height of 2100 m over the sea level. The camp first consisted of tents in 1951 and then grew into the modern size. This was the second important place in Soviet Union after Caucasus, a kind of climbing Mecca of Central Asia. Many nowadays known climbers started their climbing career here. The camp itself is located not far from a world known Ak-Sai glacier, surrounded by many summits of different difficulty level which attracts all the climbers.
Here we will go to the waterfall - this will be our preparationand acclimatization for the ascent to the East peak. Photographer will make beautiful pictures with the nature on the background. Next, we'll go back to the city. Evening is going to be free. Rest.
Day 3. Tuura-Kayin Gorge (or birch Gorge)
Today morning we will drive to the gorge Tuura-Kayin, where we will have a little horse riding. On the way we will visit the Historical and Archaeological Complex - Burana Tower.
Burana tower (minaret) is located on the territory of an ancient settlement 90 km far from Bishkek. The historians and archeologists proved that the settlement was once the capital of Karakhanid Khanate and was called Balasagun founded in 10th century AC. Burana tower is the central monument of this complex.
After the excursion we will continue our way to the mountains. Upon arrival into the gorge we are going to sit on horses and ride. After lunch you will have free time to climb the slope, go to the forest to pick mushrooms and berries, and enjoy the views of the top, on which you are going to climb the next day.
Accommodation in a house of local residents.
Day 4. Conquest of the peak
Our present day will begin very early, we have to have time to reach the summit and descend before sunset, so we'll get up at the dawn and go. The ascent to the East peak will take us from 6 to 8 hours, but would not be very difficult. Beautiful view from the top, pure mountain air and joy from the achievement of goal, and of course a sense of birth of something more than just another social unit called the family. We will give you time to enjoy all this and then will slowly go down. After returning we will have a delicious home-cooked dinner and rest.
Day 5. Rafting and Cholpon-Ata
After breakfast we will go with you to the city of Cholpon-Ata, we will drive through the fertile Chui valley, which is narrowing gradually, the road will lead us to the Boom gorge, at the bottom of which Chu River carries its rapid stream, it is the main waterway in the north of our country. Here we are going to linger a bit to raft on the river, that will give you a lot of pleasure and positive emotions.
After raftingwe will drive into a vast Issyk-Kul hollow in the center of which lies a Kyrgyz sea - blue Issyk-Kul.
In the evening we will drive through the town of Cholpon-Ata, visit the Historical Museum, a unique museum of religions "Rukh Ordo" and the monument of the Bronze Age - a museum of rock art in the open air. Beginning of the creation of these "art galleries" were done by Andronovo tribes (II millennium BC). Saka tribes (VIII-III cent. BC) also made a contribution to the further development of petroglyphs, whose paintings were made in the technique of "animal style" which immediately attracts the attention by the craftsmanship and realistic images. The most recent petroglyphs date back to the Turkish era (VI-IX centuries. BC).
Day 6. Day of rest
This day you will be on your own. You will have the whole day to enjoy the company of each other, take a walk on the beach, swim in the blue waters of the lake and take a break from exercise and driving.
Day 7. Return to Bishkek.
This morning you will have a short boat trip and then will return to Bishkek. Upon arrival accommodation in the hotel. Dinner.
Day 8. End of the program.
Today the car will drive you to the airport for the flight home.