Tour around Kyrgyzstan - Through the most beautiful places
Tour around Kyrgyzstan

Through the most beautiful places

Tour around Kyrgyzstan
(Through the most beautiful places)

In this tour, we invite you to see the classic Kyrgyzstan. We will not seek adventure in the outback, but we shall see the main sights of the country - the capital Bishkek, the mountain range Ala-Too, the lake Issyk-Kul and much more. We are waiting for the cities, Kyrgyz villages, hospitable people, local delicious cuisine, Kyrgyz life and traditions. You will get acquainted with the Kyrgyz flavor, taste Asian dishes and national drinks, and most importantly enjoy the beauty of the Kyrgyz Mountains and magnificent views of the Pearl of Kyrgyzstan - Lake Issyk-Kul.

The Kyrgyz Mountains are a certain element, here people live according to the customs of their ancestors, raising children according to the precepts of their grandfathers; they are not accustomed to rush, and every day is filled with the tranquility of a nomadic way of life - measured and smooth. You will have the opportunity to live in a national yurt, see the making of national carpets, get acquainted with the falcon hunter and see the unforgettable landscapes of the Issyk-Kul mountain ranges.

Available

  • Aug 02 - Aug 09, 2020 | 4 places Book
  • Sept 07 - Sept 14, 2019 | 6 places Book
  • Individual dates are also available. Contact the program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 1
Season Summer, Spring, Autumn
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Airport Airport Manas (FRU)
Airport out Airport Manas (FRU)

Price: $ 780 (≥ 8 people)
≥ 6 people in the group: $ 830 per person
≥ 4 people in the group: $ 925 per person
≥ 2 people in the group: $ 1,300 per person

Great for Individuals Couples Families

The beautiful mountains and lakes of Kyrgyzstan with magnificent landscapes, hospitable Kyrgyz people with their unique way of life and traditions, delicious Asian cuisine, national drinks, felt, spices, fruits and much more - all this awaits you in this fascinating tour of Kyrgyzstan. Immerse yourself in Eastern culture, small villages, colorful bazaars, unique nature and recharge yourself with a positive energy, bright sun, taking only pleasant memories back home.

What's Included:

  • Transport according to the program
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation by the program (Bishkek, Karakol - 3 * hotel, Tokmok - “Burana” 5 * hotel, Cholpon-Ata - 4 * hotel, Bokonbaevo - yurt camp)
  • Meals – full board
  • Excursions and entrance fees according to the program
  • Water 1 l. per day per person

What's not included:

  • Any changes in the program
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Excursions not included in the program
  • Horseback riding (anywhere)
  • Tips for guide, driver and hotel personnel
  • Any personal expenses in hotel: international calls, bar, etc.
  • Single supplement of 185 USD
Day
1

Arrival to Bishkek. Meeting at the “Manas” airport, Transfer to the hotel. Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan and the biggest city in the country. Its population is about 1 million people.

Bishkek has many places for you to see. Today we will visit the Arts museum, Opera and Ballet Theater, National Philharmonic, Government building, Victory monument and Manas monument. 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. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day
2

Ala-Archa park. 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 in 40 km from Bishkek on the slopes of Kyrgyz Ala-Too.

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 and the gorge seems to be very colorful. Almost all treks and hiking trips start from the same named alpine camp “Ala-Archa”, located at the forest zone on the height of 2100m 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.

We will have a hike to Ak-Sai waterfall and come back to Bishkek. Overnight.

Day
3

Kegety – Tokmok (80 km / 1.5 h). In the morning after the breakfast we will drive to Kegety gorge and trek to the mountainous lake Kel-Tor which will take us about 5 hours. After that we will drive to the historical-architectural complex of Burana Tower. Excursion to the museum and the tower Burana (XI c.). Visit the remaining foundations of once majestic mausoleums (XI - XII centuries) - tombs of the powerful rulers of the city. Visit the open-air museum where you can see the life evidence of numerous representatives of various doctrines, cultures, religions and lifestyles collected from the whole Chu valley. We will have dinner in the evening and overnight in the hotel not far from Tokmok town.

Day
4

Tokmok – Bokonbaevo (170 km / 3 h). In the morning after the breakfast we will be transferred to the southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake to the village of Bokonbaevo where we will have lunch in yurts on the shores of Issyk-Kul lake. On the way, we will have the opportunity to see beautiful canyons of Komorchek in Boom gorge (the hike will take 4 - 5 hours). After that we will continue our way to the lake. Issyk-Kul is the second largest mountain lake after Lake Titicaca in South America, is among the 25 largest lakes in the world and is in seventh place on the list of the deepest lakes on our planet. Issyk-Kul Lake also ranks second in water transparency after Lake Baikal. The local population calls Lake Issyk-Kul "The Pearl of Kyrgyzstan". Similar to a small bead strung on a chain of mountain ranges, it really justifies this name.

In the village we will visit the house of an eagle hunter and see the eagle hunting show. After we will also visit the local felt factory and see Shyrdak show (the process of making national yurt rugs). Dinner and overnight in yurts.

Day
5

Bokonbaevo - Karakol . In the morning we will enjoy the view of Terskey-Ala-Too ridge and after breakfast will continue our way. We will see the amazing change of landscapes like in kaleidoscope. The first place we will visit today is the “Fairy Tale” gorge. The whole originality of the place is the frozen in bizarre forms colorful rocks, like after the eruption. Solid clusters made of limestone and sandstone are bulging from the colorful soil and the place looks like the ruins of ancient castles. The most surprising is that the architect and sculptor of the place is the nature that used only water, sun and wind as instruments. Besides the fancy castles and fairy figures there the structures can also be considered as many-domed churches, and crenellated walls with loopholes; so for example - Sandy fence, which is very much like a "Chinese wall", stretching for several kilometers along the southern shore of Lake Issyk- Kul.

After that we will drive to Djeti-Oguz by the eastern shore of Issyk-Kul lake. The gorge is located in 60 km to the west of Karakol on the northern slopes of Terskey-Ala-Too. This is one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. For 25 km on both sides of the gorge the fir trees are growing at first merging into small groups and then turning into huge forest mass. The gorge finally becomes a wide Kok-Djayik valley which is totally covered by fir forests up to the very top of the ridge. Over the forest zone (about 3000 m) in the wide valley of about 15 km there are amazing subalpine and alpine meadows called Djailoo.

During the spring and the summer Djeti-Oguz gorge turns into a kind of flower holiday, among which you may see the silver stars of Edelweiss flowers, alpine daisies and asters, and nard (golden root). In the Autumn the gorge is being a colorful canvas as it’s covered not only by coniferous forests but also by the leaf trees. In the gorge we will hike to a waterfall and see the enormous stone constructions “7 bulls” and “Broken heart”. In the evening we will come to Karakol for dinner and will have a little walk around the town, visit an ancient Dungan Mosque, and a Holy Trinity wooden Church which was first built without a single nail. Overnight at the hotel.

Day
6

Karakol – Cholpon-Ata (150 km / 2.5 h). In the morning after having breakfast we willbe transferred to Cholpon-Ata – the town which is located on the shores of one of the most beautiful lakes in Kyrgyzstan – Issyk-Kul lake. On the way we may visit Grigoriev gorge and if the weather allows us we will have a little hike to the mountainous lake. The beauty of nature is fascinating, forbs, greenery, fresh mountain air and silence. We will organize a picnic in nature and continue our journey to the city of Cholpon-Ata. The evening is free. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day
7

Cholpon-Ata - Bishkek (250 km / 4 h) . In the morning you will visit Cholpon-Ata petroglyphs (stone inscriptions) left on the stones by ancient artists. Here you can also visit the historical museum of the city and the cultural complex “Ruch Ordo”, which is very interesting for its collection of all the most important world religions. On the other hand, you can relax all morning in the hotel, walk along the beach and swim in the blue waters of the lake. In the evening departure to Bishkek. Hotel accommodation and farewell dinner.

Day
8

Departure. This morning the car will take you to the airport for your flight home.

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