Tours in Kyrgyzstan: Tour 3
Route: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Burana - Kochkor - Son Kul - Tash Rabat - Issyk Kul southern shore - Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
We are happy to see you on Kyrgyzstan tour. The driver will meet you at Manas International Airport and accompany to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. It will take 30 minutes. Then we visit Ala Archa gorge. This is astonishing natural park will not leave anyone indifferent. The Ala Archa gorge is situated on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. It is just 45 km from Bishkek. Our guests will enjoy seeing stunning view of panorama and take many vibrant photos. In the end of day, we will return to Bishkek. We will have a city tour of Bishkek and sightsee the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and other places of wonder. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor
The tour will start by exploring Asian Bazaar! It is a great opportunity to see the real life of local people selling and buying goods. Then we will drive to Kochkor. On the route we will see the Burana Tower formed in the 11th century and an open air museum of Balbals or stone warriors. On arrival to Kochkor village, you will meet with a local family and learn more about Kyrgyz carpets. In the end of day visit a small handicraft museum and find silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. Overnight is in a home stay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Son Kul
The day will start by driving to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan as Son Kul Lake. This sacred lake is fenced by mountains. It is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan and found at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Naryn people use this place as a pastureland for cattle. In Son Kul Lake you will enjoy meadows, green valley and relax. Night is in a yurt.
Day 4: Son Kul - Tash Rabat
Having a hearty breakfast, we will travel to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road. It is the Stone Castle from of the 14th century. The site is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. It is made of stone blocks inside a mountain at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. Travelers will find 31 rooms in the mountain with walls of 1 m thick. In ancient times, it was a prison. Overnight is in a yurt.
Day 5: Tash Rabat - Kochkor
This day is devoted for enjoying in Kara Koiun gorge. We will walk around the gorge and communicate with locals. Travelers will see wild mountain animas as yaks that produce meat, milk and wool. Kara Koiun means "black valley" full of snow. In general, the rocks use as barrier against a very heavy snow which is common for this area starting with October till mid-April. The temperature can reach -50 C in this period of year. Then you will be transmitted to Kochkor village via great gorge over mountain pass that of 3 000 meters high. Night is in home stay.
Day 6: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Karakol
We will travel to celestial Issyk Kul Lake. It is the second largest alpine lake in the world and named as "the pearl of Central Asia". Travelers will admire scenery of holy place and enjoy laying on sandy beaches. Then we will drive to Bokonbaeva village and meet a local eagle-hunter. They usually hunt hares, foxes and other small animals. We will drive to the famous gorge of Jeti Oguz, Red Rocks. On the way we will see the Broken Heart Mountain. We will drive to Karakol town. Overnight is in a guesthouse.
Day 7: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
The day will start by travelling to Issyk Kul Lake via the northern shore. See the lake from all wings. This is one of the famous places in Kyrgyzstan and picture-perfect for swimming. Afterwards you will visit a small local museum and find handicraft, music instruments as well as artifacts. Rest is in home stay in Chon Kemin village.
Day 8: Chon Kemin - Burana - Bishkek
In the morning you will have 3 hours of horse riding. Chon Kemin is one of the best natural parks of Kyrgyzstan with best mountain views! We will ride horses as real nomads along magnificent high passes and capture photos! See outstanding panorama view of the gorge! In the end of day, we will back to Bishkek city. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 9: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is 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
- Entrances to all museums
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin
- Mineral water during the tour
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|