Trip to the south of Kyrgyzstan - Automobile trip all over the country
Trip to the south of Kyrgyzstan

Automobile trip all over the country

Trip to the south of Kyrgyzstan
(Automobile trip all over the country)

A tour in the south of Kyrgyzstan is a unique and surprisingly beautiful tour for those who love all the unusual. We won’t take you to the well-known places full of tourists such as Issyk-Kul or Son-Kul, but you will see the true beauty of the Kyrgyz mountains - white snowy peaks, stormy cold glacial rivers, nomads peacefully walking after the grazing flocks of sheep, horses and yaks; You can enjoy the untouched nature of our country and capture the beauty of mountain landscapes.

You will visit national parks, alpine lakes, high mountain jailoo, a 10th-century stone fortress built on the Great Silk Road, drive thousands of kilometers through the valleys, and over mountain passes; you will visit the largest walnut forest in the world, take walks to waterfalls, watch a folklore show and the process of making national carpets and also find yourself in a base camp under the Lenin peak from where in the summer months (July, August) every year multiple expeditions try to conquer the summit.

This auto-program includes only driver escorting. The program also excludes city tours, dinners in cafes and visits to crowded places, which can be organized with the desire of the tourists.

Your driver will ensure that your trip is comfortable and unforgettable.

Trip details

Intensity Level 1
Season Summer
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Airport Airport Manas (FRU)
Airport out Airport Manas (FRU)
Wildlife Mountain goats, Marmots, Birds, Predator birds, Rodents, Yaks, Hares

Price: $ 1,350 (≥ 4 people)
≥ 2 people in the group: $ 1,550 per person

Great for Individuals Couples Families

Only a few tourists get to the places which are included in this program for southern Kyrgyzstan. The mountain expanses of the Ak-Sai Valley, the high-altitude lakes of Köl-Suu, Chatyr-Kul on the border with China and Lake Tulpar-Köl at the foot of the seven-thousandth peak - Lenin peak are going to wait for you. You can take many walks, ride horses, spend several nights in Kyrgyz yurts, watch a folklore show and the process of making shirdaks (Kyrgyz national carpets). You will be welcomed by the hospitable owners of guest houses, try national dishes of Kyrgyz cuisine, get acquainted with life, customs and culture of a small mountainous country.

What's Included:

  • Transport by the program with English speaking driver
  • Accommodation
  • Bishkek – 3* hotel
  • Chon-Kemin – guest house
  • Naryn – guest house
  • Kel-Suu – yurts
  • Tash-Rabat – yurts
  • Kazarman – home stay
  • Arslanbob – home stay – 2 nights
  • Lenin peak base camp – tents – 2 nights
  • Meals by the program – full board
  • Excursions and entrance fees
  • Drinking water 1 l per day per person
  • Shyrdak-show in Kochkorka
  • Folk show in Arslanbob
  • Border permits

What's not included:

  • Any changes in the program
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Excursions not included in the program
  • Tips for the personnel
  • Any personal expenses: international calls, souvenirs, bar in the hotels and other
  • Single room supplement – 60 USD
  • English speaking guide – 80 USD per day

Bishkek – Chon-Kemin (150 km – 2.5 hours). Arrival to Bishkek, meeting at the “Manas” airport, transfer to hotel for check-in. After some rest you may have a city tour (optional). On a city tour you may see the colorful Osh bazaar where you may buy fresh and dry fruit, berries and nuts. You may visit the main Ala-Too square with the change of guards, old square with the Lenin statue, Manas complex with Philharmonic hall and Victory square with the central mall - ZUM. Instead you may have rest after the flight until lunch time.

After lunch transfer the Chong-Kemin Gorge. On the way you will visit the historical-architectural complex of Burana Tower. Burana tower (minaret) is located on the territory of an ancient settlement 80km 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.

Today we will visit the beautiful national park Chon-Kemin. Chon-Kemin is a unique natural complex located relatively close to large populated areas and at the same time preserving the intact natural landscapes from semi-deserts to snowfields and glaciers. You can enjoy the pristine nature of this wonderful place. The valley is fabulously rich in forests: coniferous, formed by relict Tien Shan spruce; mixed, where next to the spruce are aspen, willow, birch; floodplain (or riverbed), dominated by shrubs, deciduous trees and a huge number of various plants and flowers. Here you can take a short walk in the surrounding area and just relax. Accommodation at the guest house.


Chon-Kemin gorge – Kochkorka - Naryn (225km / 3.5 hours). After breakfast we will be transferred to the village of Kochkorka. Here you will have an opportunity to see the Shyrdak-show (the process of making national felt rugs). We will have lunch and continue our way to Naryn city. Dinner and overnight will be at a guest house.


Naryn – Kol-Suu (150km / 2.5 hours). After breakfast we will head to valley of Ak-Say river. At first we will ascend Kyzyl-Bel pass and then go down to a wide At-Bashi valley. To the south you will see a great At-Bashi summit sparkling on the sun. We will ascend Kyndy pass (3398 m) where the customs is going to be as we are going into the border zone.

From the pass we will go down to the Valley of Ak-Say River which is one of the biggest alpine valley on the territory of Kyrgyzstan. The bottom height of the valley varies from 3000 up to 3900 m above the sea level and is a desert area covered by short-grassy meadows which is an ideal habitat for a popular Marco Polo sheep.

Kol-Suu lake is situated on the height of 3500 m above the sea level which is clenched by the high cliffs. The lake appeared from once happened landslip that has blocked the river which afterwards turned into a basin with the length of 12 km. Not far from the lake there is a yurt camp where you will have lunch and to which you will come back for dinner and overnight after hiking or riding horses to the lake.


Kol-Suu lake - Chatyr-Kul lake surroundings and Tash-Rabat (180km / 3.5 hours). This day we will drive further to Chatyr-Kul lake surroundings on the border with China and come to the Tash-Rabat caravan-serai for lunch. “Tash-Rabat” caravan-serai, located on the bank of Kara-Koyun river. There is no doubt, it’s the most important representative of historical architecture, appeared in epoch of activation of the Great Silk Road on Tien–Shan. Walls of caravan-serai rise among powerful spines. It was erected in X century AC by local governor Mykhammed-khan on the ancient caravan road.

This day will be free for you to enjoy the unity with the nature, have a little walk over the surrounding mountains and just relax. You may do a little hike to the hills to see the panorama of the place and make good pictures of Kyrgyz mountains at the sunset. Overnight in yurts.


Tash-Rabat – Kazarman (210 km / 4.5 h). This day we will drive through the mountains where you will see the cows, sheep and horses grazing on green slopes, the yurts of nomads and houses located several kilometers from each other. This is the inner Kyrgyzstan and the life as it is without beauties. Overnight in a simple home stay.


Kazarman – Arslanbob (230 km / 4.5 h). Today we will go to an amazing mountain range called Arslanbob. It has a large wild forest. The Arslanbob woodland is the largest walnut grove on earth. Kyrgyzstan's first known export to Europe was the Arslanbob walnut. Two waterfalls are located in the area which attract tourists, pilgrims and other visitors during the spring and summer months.

Today you will have a folk show with national instruments and singing. Overnight in a small home stay.


Arslanbob . This day we will spend in Arslanbob. In the morning we will have a little hike to the first waterfall which is about 25 m and the hike will take us about half an hour.

After that we will walk to a panorama place from where you will be able to see the whole gorge. It is a great view and here we will have a little free time to enjoy the nature and make some pictures. Lunch. If you have a desire after lunch you will be able to go to the second waterfall. The hike takes about 3 hours but the view is fascinating. Dinner and overnight in a small home stay.


Arslanbob – Osh – Lenin peak base camp (380 km / 6h). Continue our way to the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan – Osh. Osh is the second biggest town of Kyrgyzstan after Bishkek with the population about 250 thousand people. It was one of the religious Muslim centers in Central Asia. It is known by its ancient mosques in the center of the town and also by Suleiman-Too (Sulaiman-Takhty, The throne of Solomon), which is one of the places of pilgrimage of central Asian Muslims. You will be able to have a city tour (optional).

This day will be a good experience for you as we are going to get to the base camp of Lenin Peak from where all the expeditionaries and climbers start walking onto the summit. The summit itself is 7134 m and is not an easy mountain. From here there is a great view of the surrounding mountains and who knows maybe right here you will have a desire to be a mountain climber and conquer this peak. Overnight in tents.


Base camp at Lenin Peak. This day will be free. You may get acquainted with the life of alpinists, see their inner world, see how they get prepared to the ascents and even try to make your own little ascent. Maybe after that you will want to get here one more time and walk onto Lenin Peak. There is a possibility to hike to the mountain lake Tulpar-Kol where the yurt camp is located. Drink tea with boorsok (national Kyrgyz bread) in one of the yurts and go back to the base camp. Overnight in tents.


Achik-Tash – Osh / ~ 300 km of drive. You will leave Achik-Tash camp and drive back to Osh where you will have rest. Evening flight to Bishkek. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the capital. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


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

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