Tour to Son-Kul lake
(3 days trip in Kyrgyzstan)
Do you like to observe the culture and customs of other countries? Do you want to know how the Kyrgyz people lived long ago? How did they wander from the valleys in which they lived in the winter to the mountains for the summer? On this tour you can feel all the charm of the freedom of nomadic life. Fresh mountain air, clean turbulent rivers, clear starry sky that you can never see in the city and a feeling of complete unity with nature.
You will see a historical monument - the Burana Tower, visit the house of local residents in the village of Kochkorka who will gladly show you how Kyrgyz Shirdak (felt carpet) is made, feed you a hearty lunch and allow you to visit their small museum of felt art; but most importantly - you will see the amazing mountain lake Son-Kul, which is located at an altitude of 3000 m. There are no trees, no bushes but this is a fertile place for grazing stock. People living in yurts have flocks of sheep, cows and horses that grow by leaps and bounds on mountain lush grass.
After staying at Son-Kul Lake you will also see inland Kyrgyzstan passing through the Kara-Keche Pass along the steep bank of the turbulent Kekemeren River - one of the most beautiful rivers in the country which flows through the Jumgal Valley and then flows into the Naryn River cooling it for a whole degree. You will pass through the Suusamyr Valley, climb the Too-Ashuu Pass and having passed through a mountain tunnel then find yourself in the Chuy Valley heading back to the capital.
This is a tour about the culture, about the life of the Kyrgyz people, about what their ancestors were and what people should learn from them – stop for at least a little bit and realize that you need to enjoy life, that you should not constantly run trying to catch everything - you just need to live.
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