Summer Tour 4
Route: Bishkek - Kochkor - Son Kul - Tash Rabat - Issyk Kul - Jeti Oguz - Karakol - Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Welcome to travel in Kyrgyzstan! You have a chance to discover Kyrgyzstan in Summer Tour 4 during 9 days! On your arrival at Manas International Airport, you will be met by your driver who will accompany you to the capital city of Kyrgyz Republic - Bishkek. Our team is ready to guide you in a city. Today, you will have an amazing day of driving to Ala Archa gorge. It is a famous park, which must be visited by everyone! The distance is about 45 km from Bishkek. Driving through wild nature, you will be impressed by its roads. They are rather good. On your route, you are going to see the great Tien Shan mountains and enjoy the landscape, you will not see anywhere else. There is a beautiful panoramic view. Don't miss it in a tour! After exploring the gorge, you will meet the afternoon and visit the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and other historical places. Your overnight will be spent in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor
Start your morning by visiting the famous Asian Bazaar! The bazaar is noisy and crowded, thus, we recommend you to take care of your bag and wallet. This is a unique place, where you can find whatever you want. You will have opportunity to buy souvenirs and other local goods. Then, we will continue our travel to Kochkor village and visit the Burana Tower. In fact, this minaret was built in the 11th century. Actually, the Burana Tower is famous for its shape. Ancient traders used to have a break over there during the Great Silk Road. Nearly, you will find an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors), which are dedicated in honor of heroes who fought for Motherland. Being in Kochkor village, you will have opportunity to learn how to make Kyrgyz national carpets - Shyrdak and even create your own. There is also a local handicraft museum, full of silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and other interesting things of ancient times. After a long and busy day, you will spend the night in a home stay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Son Kul
Having a hearty breakfast, we will drive to Son Kul Lake. This is magical lake, which must be visited by everyone. In the course of tours, you will find mountain above the lake. We have to admit that, this lake is considered to be the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan and it lies at the altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. You are going to spend your holidays on its beach and enjoy on open air. Today, you will spend the night in nomadic dwellings - yurts. This is the best thing about discovering Kyrgyzstan in summer - you are able to get to a higher altitude and be closer to the stars!
Day 4: Son Kul - Tash Rabat
We are ready to inspire you by the next trip of visiting the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road. This Stone Castle was built in the 14th century. It is important to note that, there is a deep pit (zindan), where criminals sentenced to death. The Tash Rabat is located in the Tian Shan Mountains and it lies at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. When you enter in the castle, you will find 31 rooms. This place is rather huge. You will find there nomadic dwellings - yurts and see the panoramic view. After an informative trip, you will take a rest in yurts.
Day 5: Tash Rabat - Kochkor
Our guests will have the day of full of adventures. Today, we will introduce you by Kara Koiun (Black Valley) gorge. It is another place of visit, where you will have opportunity to get acquainted with locals and exchange culture. You will not find much snow there. Being in this village, you will see a lot of wild animals as camels, yaks, foxes, hares and others. You will have a chance to taste mare's milk and kuruts. Then, you will have traditional lunch and drive to Kochkor village. Be ready of driving over mountain pass, that is 3 000 meters high. Afterwards, your night will be spent in a home stay.
Day 6: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Karakol
We planned to drive to Issyk Kul Lake. It is one of the most visited places in Kyrgyzstan. This lake is famous for its healing features, thus you will never find it freeze. Being in Issyk Kul lake, you will be impressed by its extension. You will have opportunity to try a lot of entertainments and have fun. Since it is summer, you will lie down on warm sandy beaches and drink fresh cocktails. After, we will continue our way to Bokonbaeva village. You will get acquainted with eagle trainer and learn more about wild animals. Then, we will drive to Jeti Oguz or Seven Bulls. You will be surprised by its seven red rocks, which are situated in a row. There is the famous Broken Heart Mountain, which will not leave you indifferent in tours! The next destination is Karakol city and night in a guesthouse.
Day 7: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
Today in the morning, you will be picked up by the driver at 8 a.m and visit Issyk Kul Lake. On the way, you will be inspired by outstanding northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake and take wonderful photos. There are a lot apricot trees in Issyk Kul, thus it is famous for dried fruits. In Issyk Kul lake, you will have opportunity to swim and ride on motor boats. We have no doubt that; you will like to swim in this lake. Then, we will go to the local museum and get acquainted with ancient artifacts of nomads. After, we will drive to Chon Kemin and spend the night in a home stay.
Day 8: Chon Kemin - Burana - Bishkek
When you wake up in the morning, you will get a chance of having 3 hours of horse riding. Kyrgyzstan is ready to amaze you by its great mountains. You will ride among mountain gorges and remote valleys. The fields are covered by green carpet. They are incredibly beautiful. Feeling yourself as nomad, you will get closer to the Kyrgyz culture. There is amazing panoramic view of the gorge. We bet that, you will be impressed by its beauty. Afterwards, we will return to Bishkek and get rest in a hotel.
Day 9: Bishkek - Airport
Morning transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 970 $
04 pax - 610 $
06 pax - 480 $
08 pax - 415 $
10 pax - 375 $
Single - 120 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
English speaking guide - 620 $ per group
All dinners - 120 $*
All lunches and dinners - 240 $*
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Tash Rabat - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Chon Kemin - Homestay
- Museum admission
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin
- Box of mineral water
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide
|-> Peak Lenin|
|-> Peak Pobeda|
|-> Eagle hunting|
|-> Traditional clothes|
|-> Musical instruments|