Winter Tour 3
Route: Bishkek - Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Kochkor - Bishkek - Ala Archa
Day 1: Bishkek
On arrival at Manas International Airport, you will be met by our driver, who will accompany you in Bishkek. It will take about 30 minutes. We hope that, you prepared well and took winter clothes to the Winter Tour 3. Winter here is quite severe. Today, you will have a short city tour of visiting the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, National Philharmonic and others. On route, you will have breaks to get warm drinks and continue your trip. We recommend you to visit the famous Asian Bazaar. You will have an opportunity to find there anything you want according to your taste. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan in winter, you will see the preparation of city for the New Year. In the end of the day, you will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin
We would like you to visit Chon Kemin gorge. Remember, it is very cold there due to its nearness to the mountains. You will have opportunity to ride a horse among snowy mountain gorges and valleys. In the course of tours, you will have photo stops and capture Kyrgyzstan in winter. See magical panoramic views of the gorge and breathe fresh cold air. After a long snowy day, you will have hot drinks and traditional food. You will spend the night in a home stay.
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol
Today's plan is to drive to the famous Issyk Kul lake. It is important to note that, the lake is never freeze and considered to be the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608 m above sea level. Unfortunately, you will not able to swim there, but if you visit health resorts, you may find there warm streams and improve your health. The second name of the lake is "the pearl of Central Asia". We recommend you to stock up with warm drinks and clothes. Then, we will drive the whole northern shore and arrive to Karakol city. On route, you will find ancient patters- petroglyphs. Being in Karakol, you will have opportunity to visit the Dungan mosque, which was built without any metal ligaments. Then, you will visit an old wooden Orthodox Church. We are sure that, you will like it. Your night will be in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
We plan to visit Jeti Oguz gorge (Seven Bulls). It is very famous among travellers. In the course of a winter adventure, you will be impressed by snowy red rocks in this tour. On the back, you will find the Broken Heart Mountain. For taking unique photos and see panoramic view of the gorge, you can go at the top. It will take about 20 minutes. Remember that, roads are dirt and slippy. After, we will continue our route to Bokonbaeva village and meet with a local eagle - hunter (berkutchi). He will tell you about eagles and share some necessary information about hunting. You will have an opportunity to take photos with them. After some time, we will drive to Kochkor village, where you will be shown a master class of making traditional carpets from felt. Later on, you will have traditional dinner and spend your night in a home stay.
Day 5: Kochkor - Burana - Bishkek
We will drive to Bishkek today. On the way, you will have an opportunity to visit Burana Tower, which was built in the 11th century. The minaret was a sign of rest during the Great Silk Road. In addition, you will find an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors), which was built in honor of soldiers who lost their lives for protecting Motherland. You will have a coffee break and make yourself warm by hot drinks. After, we will continue our trip to the capital and visit the National Arts Museum. Your night will be in a hotel.
Day 6: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
After a hearty breakfast, you will drive to Ala Archa gorge. It is important to note that, some roads there are gravel and you may face with avalanches. Be careful. There are some facts saying that, before the access to the gorge was allowed only officials. Nowadays, it welcomes everyone. The distance is just 45 km from Bishkek. In addition, you will have a chance to have photo stops and enjoy winter landscape of Kyrgyzstan. Later on, you will continue your travel to the capital and visit shopping malls (if you have free time). You will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Airport
Morning transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 790 $
04 pax - 510 $
06 pax - 400 $
08 pax - 350 $
10 pax - 320 $
Single - 105 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
All dinners - 90 $
All lunches and dinners - 180 $
English speaking guide - 455 $ per group
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Kochkor - Homestay
- Museum admission
- Box of mineral water
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge
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|