7 days car adventure in Kyrgyzstan - Chon-Kemin, Kaji-Sai, Tamga, Karakol
7 days car adventure in Kyrgyzstan

Chon-Kemin, Kaji-Sai, Tamga, Karakol

7 days car adventure in Kyrgyzstan
(Chon-Kemin, Kaji-Sai, Tamga, Karakol)

In the current situation with COVID-19 and a general fear of “not to get sick” our company has developed this tour which includes accommodation only in small cozy hotels (which in certain places can be replaced with nights in tents - if desired), meals only in the mountains in the fresh air or in places of accommodation; It does not include a guide, only a driver so that there are not many people on the tour, but so that at the same time you could travel in comfort. The tour as well excludes visits to crowded places and city tours.

This route will reveal to you all the beauty of the Kyrgyz mountains: fresh air, amazing mountain lakes, waterfalls, turbulent rivers, alpine jailoo, glaciers and endlessly green slopes covered with a flower carpet. You can feel the freedom of a nomadic life, inhale the smells of mountain herbs, ride horses, watch a falconry and have many hikes that are so good for your health.

An experienced driver will be happy to assist you in any questions and tell about our country; will be a reliable companion and make sure that your trip is organized with all amenities and comfort and will take into account all your wishes and desires.

Sunny, hospitable and safe Kyrgyzstan is waiting for you!

Trip details

Intensity Level 1
Season Summer, Autumn
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: $ 600 (≥ 4 people)
≥ 2 people in the group: $ 700 per person

Great for Individuals Couples Families

In this tour in just 7 days you will be able to see some of the most beautiful places in our country: AlaArcha National Park, Konorchek Canyons, Shamsi Gorge, Chon-Kemin National Park, the famous Issyk-Kul Lake, Skazka Canyons, Barskoon, Jeti-Oguz and Grigoryevskoye gorges where you will find unique lakes, waterfalls, cliffs, rushing mountain rivers and much, much more. You can ride horses, watch falconry and walk kilometers of mountain trails. And most importantly this tour will be amazing, unforgettable and safe.

What's Included:

  • Transport according to the program with English speaking driver
  • Accommodation:
  • Bishkek - Asia Mountains hotel - 2 nights
  • Chon-Kemin - guest house - 1 night
  • Kaji-Sai - Art Hotel Al-Hayat - 1 night
  • Tamga - guest house – 1 night
  • Karakol - Green Yard hotel - 1 night
  • Meals according to the program - full board
  • Excursions and entrance fees
  • Water 1 l. per day per person

What's not included:

  • Any changes to the program
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Excursions not included in the program
  • Tipping for staff
  • Any personal expenses at the hotel: international calls, bar, etc.
  • Supplement for single occupancy 105 $
  • Hunting show with a falcon - $ 50 per group
  • English speaking Guide - $ 80 per day
Day
1

Bishkek and Ala-Archa gorge (45 km / 1h). You will be met at the Manas Airport. Transferred to Bishkek accommodated in a small cozy hotel "Asia Mountains". In the morning you may have a city tour (optional). Lunch at the hotel. After lunch, we will go to the Ala Archa Natural Park. The Ala-Archa park is one of the main attractions of Bishkek surroundings. Here in a narrow valley there are so many amazingly beautiful landscapes, waterfalls and unusual rock forms, so rich flora and fauna that many consider this area to be a real symbol of the Kyrgyz Range (Ala-Too). The Ala-Archa gorge is located in the central part of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too ridge 30 km south of Bishkek. This is the largest of all gorges of the Kyrgyz ridge.

State Ala-Archa Park organized here in 1976 is located on its territory. This place is attractive primarily because of its accessibility. A good asphalt road is laid right to the park which allows you to escape from the noisy city in 40 minutes. In summer you can hide here from the sweltering city stuffiness and rest in the shadow of gigantic Tien Shan firs, admiring the snowy peaks.

"Ala-Archa" is translated from Kyrgyz as "motley archa." Archa is the local name for juniper. The gorge got its name because of the abundant juniper bushes covering its slopes. Due to the many varieties of juniper growing in the gorge and differing in color the gorge seems to be colorful. If desired you can take a walk to the waterfall. You will return to Bishkek in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (-/Lunch/Dinner)

Day
2

Bishkek - Shamsi gorge – Chon-Kemin gorge. In the morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Shamsi Gorge. On the way you will visit the historical and archaeological complex of Burana Tower.

The Burana Tower (minaret) is located on the site of an ancient settlement 90 km from the capital Bishkek. Historians and archaeologists have proved that the settlement was the capital of the Karakhanid khanate and was called Balasagun. The city of Balasagun was founded in the middle of the 10th century and the Burana Tower is the central monument of this complex today.

After the excursion you will drive to Shamsi Gorge. Horses will be waiting for you on the backs of which you will make a 2-hour journey. After the horse ride you will have a picnic in nature. After the picnic, you will have some free time to go for a ride or walk along the gorge. Transfer to the Chon-Kemin gorge, dinner and night in a small guest house (B/L/D)

Day
3

Chon-Kemin – Kadji-Sai village. In the morning after saying goodbye to the owners of the guest house you will go to the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. On the way you will have the opportunity to stroll along the Konorchek gorge famous for its canyons.

After that you’ll continue the way to the lake. Issyk-Kul is the second largest mountain lake after Lake Titicaca in South America, is one of the 25 largest lakes in the world and is in seventh place on the list of the deepest lakes on our planet.

The length of this lake from west to east is 178 km, from south to north - 64 km, the maximum depth is 668 m. Lake Issyk-Kul also occupies the second place in water transparency after Lake Baikal. The local population calls Lake Issyk-Kul "the Pearl of Kyrgyzstan." Like a small bead strung on a chain of mountain ranges it really justifies this name. The "Pearl of Kyrgyzstan" is located at an altitude of 1606 m above sea level and is surrounded on both sides by ridges with the poetic names Terskey Ala-Too (Turned from the sun) and Kungei Ala-Too (Turned to the sun).

In the village of Bokonbaevo if you have a desire you will be able to watch falconry. (very sensitive and ardent animal defenders are not recommended to watch). The evening will be free. You may go to the shore of the lake to take colorful photographs and possibly swim. Dinner and night are going to be at a small art hotel in the village of Kaji-Sai. (B / L / D)

Day
4

Kadji-Sai – Tamga village. In the morning you will drive to the village of Tamga. On the way you will see an amazing variety of landscapes replacing each other like in a kaleidoscope. To begin with you will stop in the “Fairy Tale” (Skazka) gorge, which opens almost immediately in its splendor and from all sides the visitor who has got into this “Fairy Tale” gets surrounded by scenery created by nature, by colorful rocks frozen in bizarre forms as if after an eruption. Clusters of solid limestones and sandstones bulge from colored soils similar to the ruins of ancient castles. The most amazing thing is that the architect and sculptor of this place is nature which used water, the sun and the wind as its tools. In addition to fancy castles and fairy-tale figures here you can also see many-domed cathedrals and battlements with loopholes, for example, the Sandy comb-fence which very much resembles the “Chinese Wall” stretching for several kilometers along the southern coast of Lake Issyk Kul.

Further you will continue your journey to the Barskoon gorge known for its waterfalls and if time permits you will drive to the Arabel Pass where you can stroll to the glaciers and alpine lakes. Descent back to the village of Tamga, dinner and overnight at the guest house. (B/L/D)

Day
5

Tamga – Djety-Oguz gorge - Karakol. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Djeti-Oguz gorge along the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. The Djeti-Oguz which means “Seven Bulls” in Kyrgyz is located 60 km to the west of the city of Karakol on the northern slopes of the Terskey Ala-Too ridge in the eponymous gorge with a length of more than 40 km. Djeti-Oguz gorge is one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. If desired you can make a climb to a low mountain from where a magnificent view of the Djety-Oguz gorge opens.

The gorge got such a name for a reason. "Seven Bulls" is an ensemble consisting of red rocks towering above the resort area. The rock ensemble “Broken Heart”- a symbol of love which gave rise to many beautiful legends is also located here. Legends in turn attract not only tourists but also loving couples living in nearby villages. Here you can also take a walk to the waterfall called “Girl’s Braids”.

Accommodation in a small boutique hotel in Karakol. (B/L/D)

Day
6

Karakol – Bishkek. City tour of the city of Karakol is optional (visiting the "Church of the Holy Trinity", the Dungan Mosque and the Przewalski museum).

Today we will go back to the capital along the northern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. By lunch, we will drop into the Grigoryevsky Gorge where we will organize a picnic and if desired take a walk to the mountain lake. In the evening we will return to Bishkek. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B/L/D)

Day
7

Departure. In the morning the car will take you to the airport for your flight home. (B/-/-)

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Bishkek, Lineinaya str. 1a