Winter Tour 5
Route: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Burana - Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake - Grigorievskoe - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Kochkor - Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Bishkek is the point of a tour in a program guests choose. In Manas International Airport they are met by the driver and manager of the company, take a road of 34km. In our case it is about 30-40 minutes. All along the way to the capital of Kyrgyzstan guests are informed about the further points of a trip. Then we attend the national park, the gorge Ala Archa. It is known for existing since the last century, it is protected by law. As a trip is chosen, you will be able to do hiking, vaulting, and just enjoying nature of the country. But make sure you have warm clothes as in the winter weather is unpredictable especially in the mountains. We are happy to notice that it is the first natural destination of an overwhelming trip you are going to have. Then we return to Bishkek and visit such sites as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic. Having seen a lot you are driven to the hotel for the night.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin
We are still in Bishkek and today we go to Asian Bazaar. Here guests can buy warm drinks, warm clothes and just souvenirs resembling Kyrgyzstan. When the day comes to the middle, we prepare lunch and gets are moving to Burana Tower. It is minaret as well as seems to be the site emerging in the 11th century but still bearing the notions of the past. Visiting it guests can feel the life of the ancient people, as the tower was one of the sites where wanderers along the Great Silk Road could have a rest. The tower is located in the mountains, so it may be extremely cold there as with every altitude the temperature gets lower. Then you are going to visit the gorge Chon Kemin. The next day is devoted to investigation of it and for now you can sleep in a foster family home.
Day 3: Chon Kemin
As we have promised, today we are in the gorge Chon Kemin. Guests ride a horse here, for about 3 hours. It is possible to go for a Winter Tour 5 along the gorge on foot or on horse's back. The gorge is peculiar for imaginary views of panoramas, especially in the winter when everything is covered with snow and seems to be from a fairy tale. Then goes to be the lunch and sleep in the same home of a foster family. Tomorrow we will travel further.
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore
As we have totally investigated Chon Kemin, we continue the way to the north of Issyk Kul Lake. It is located at the elevation of 1600m above sea level, the line of the border is very long but still can be seen all the way along it. The lake is located in the very mountains so it is a great site for vaulting and mounting of the tops of them. Winter in the mountains is severe, so make sure you have warm clothes. Being in this region we make a witness of the Rukh Ordo complex, created with the respect of 5 different religions. The main aim of its creation was seen in the people having to respect the others, the people of other religions. Also, it is the usual place of meetings of presidents. As it is a cultural complex, here we can see 2000 years old petroglyphs. The night will be organized in the hotel.
Day 4: Issyk Kul northern shore - Grigorievskoe - Karakol
Today we move for seeing the beauties of the Grigorievskoe gorge. It is a sort of a national park being controlled and cared. During this season you will be able to make a way along snowy mountains, even play snowballs, as it is great to feel like children. All of the firs as still green covered with snow, the view is glorious. Then we turn to winter Karakol city and visit Dungan mosquein this amazing tour. It was created by the architect from China, Beijing. So the style is completely Chinese. Anyway it is known that the local people helped to create the mosque. Then it is possible to see Orthodox Church made of wood, no metal is used. The night will be reserved in the boarding house.
Day 5: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
From Karakol we are driving to Jeti Oguz gorge - the mountain in the form of Bulls in a row, colored in red. Legends say the red color is explained by the great amount of men pouring blood here. Near it there is the mountain as Broken Heart. In the winter it may be still rather complicating to vault it, but you can try. In this case more than 20 minutes will be spent. The next destination of the day is Bokonbaevo village, the very center of eagle hunting show. Those who are not ready are not advised to watch the process of hunting, but still the show is mesmerizing. For night you will move to Kochkor and one of the homestay will be reserved.
Day 6: Kochkor - Kyzyl Oi
Kochkor village is the exact place for guests to travel along the sites of carpets creation. You have a choice to take an active part in the creation of your own carpet, you will see the details of the process and peculiar clothes for used will be observed. Felt is usually the main ingredient of all in the country. Then you are taken to the local museum and shown best carpets which were ever created. Tonight you will reach the Kyzyl Oi village, and night will be in a foster family.
Day 7: Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek
In Kyzyl Oi village we can meet the local dwellers, they will tell their ordinary way of life. At the same time legends and myths can be also said! Then on our way back to Bishkek we will visit some of the mountains. As we have mentioned, mountains of Kyrgyzstan in the winter are amazing and can't be forgotten. Today we are going along Tue Ashuu pass of 3000m above sea level. It may be a rather difficult road due to ice and snow, but drivers are professional. All along this trip there will be made a lot of stops for making photos against incredible views. Then in the evening you come to Bishkek and spend the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
Morning transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 950 $
04 pax - 620 $
06 pax - 495 $
08 pax - 435 $
10 pax - 400 $
Single - 160 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
All dinners - 120 $
All lunches and dinners - 240 $
English speaking guide - 635 $ per group
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Issyk Kul - "Raduga" Hotel 4*
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Kochkor - Homestay
Kyzyl Oi - Homestay
- Entry tickets to all museums
- Mineral water supply
- 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|