Tour to Son-Kul lake - 3 days trip in Kyrgyzstan
Tour to Son-Kul lake

3 days trip in Kyrgyzstan

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.

Available dates

  • July 05-07.2024 | 10 places Book
  • July 26-28.2024 | 10 places Book
  • August 02-04.2024 | 10 places Book
  • August 23-25.2024 | 10 places Book
  • Individual dates are available. Contact the program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 1
Season Summer, Spring, Autumn
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Wildlife Mountain goats, Marmots, Birds, Predator birds, Rodents, Hares, Foxes


Great for Couples Individuals Families

An unforgettable adventure awaits you as you are going to travel by the footsteps of nomads. You will see historical monuments, experience life in a yurt, taste national food, see a clear sky full of crystals of stars and feel what real freedom is. Join us now!

What's Included:

  • Transportation according to the program
  • Accommodation in yurts – 2 nights
  • Meals - full board (except dinner in Bishkek on the last day)
  • Entrance fees
  • “Shirdak show” in Kochkorka

What's not included:

  • Any changes in the program
  • Alcohol
  • Excursions not included in the program
  • Horseback riding at Son-Kul lake
  • Food and accommodation in Bishkek

Bishkek – Son-Kul (300km / 7h). We will start our tour from Bishkek moving towards the Son-Kul Lake (about 300 km). Along the way, we will make an excursion to the historical and architectural complex "Burana Tower" (XI century). After that, we will continue our journey by making a second stop in the village of Kochkorka where we will have a chance to watch how the Kyrgyz people make their Shirdaks (felt rugs) for centuries and also have lunch. You can also visit the local handmade souvenir museum where you can buy gifts for your friends and family. Arriving at the lake we will be accommodated in a yurt camp. Dinner.


Day at Son-Kul lake. In the morning we will make an excursion to petroglyphs (ancient cave paintings). You can take a walk or ride a horse. Acquaintance with the life of nomads. Dinner. The evening will be free. Dinner.


Son-Kul lake - Bishkek. After breakfast, we will head back to Bishkek along the circle road through the Suusamyr Valley. Lunch in the village of Kyzyl-Oi. After lunch, we will continue our journey to the Suusamyr Valley and soon we will drive onto the main highway connecting Bishkek with the city of Osh and into a wide green valley. The mountains gave this valley so much space that for a moment you can forget that you are in a mountainous country. You can see the huge number of yurts that nomads bring to the valley for the summer. Against the background of green grass they look like white minarets. Our tour ends upon arrival in Bishkek.

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