Tours in Kyrgyzstan: Tour 9
Route: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Burana - Naryn - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin - BishkekDay 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Driver will pick you up and accompany you to the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The road to Bishkek will take 40 minutes from the airport. In course of the tour you will enjoy the sightseeing tour in winter to explore such sights as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others. Then you will head on to Ala Archa gorge. It is a Natural Park that at the Soviet Time only V.I.P. people could walk here. This sight is located on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. It is just 45 km from Bishkek. After short hike you will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of panoramic view of the gorge in winter Kyrgyzstan. Afterwards we return to Bishkek. Overnight will be in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Naryn
Morning drive to the Burana Tower (the 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). On the way to Naryn you will visit Kochkor village, where a local family will teach you the way of making the national felt carpets. Create your own carpet together with them! Here you will visit a small handicraft museum to see many examples of silver decorations, coats made of wool, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. On our way to the town of Naryn we will drive over mountain pass (3000 m). Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Naryn - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor
Son Kul Lake is your destination today. The road to it will go via the famous 33 parrots pass the altitude of which is 3 133 m. Son Kul lake is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan as well as the highest, which altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. You will find it surrounded by celestial mountains. Kyrgyz nomads like to rest here while herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. Then we will drive to the village of Kochkor. Night will be in a home stay.
Day 4: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol
In course of the winter tour you will be transferred to Barskoon gorge. You will see this prominent sight on the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. This gorge is famous for its celestial mountains and the monument to Yuri Gagarin. After it you will head on to the Jety Oguz gorge which is famous for its red rocks formations that can be translated as Seven Bulls. Here you will have an opportunity to hike to the top of the Broken Heart Mountain to enjoy breathtaking view panorama of the gorge. Then we continue our way to Karakol town. This town will show you the Dungan mosque that was erected in Chinese style without using a single metal nail and then old wooden Orthodox Church. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
You will start you tour by driving to Issyk Kul Lake. The road will go along the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake that will allow you to see the whole lake from all sights. Even through it is the biggest mountain lake in Central Asia it is also the favorite place for swimming and resting in summer time. Even people from neighbor countries prefer to rest here. On the way you will have a break to explore a small local museum that has examples of handicraft, music instruments and a lot of artifacts. Your night will be in a home stay in Chon Kemin village.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
During the tour you will know that Chon Kemin village is situated in a national park. Due to it you will have a great opportunity to enjoy many amazing mountain views. In Kyrgyzstan winter tours you will learn that remote regions still unspoiled, traditional and rich in culture whilst the capital is quite developed. Tourism is still in its infancy and vast areas are largely untouched by foreign visitors. The Kyrgyzstan winter tours will surprise you with beaming smiles, open arms and unrivalled hospitality. In course of the tour you will enjoy 3 hours of horse riding due to which you will observe the beauty of a mountain forest. On the top you will see the panorama view of the gorge. Then you will return to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Winter tourism in Kyrgyzstan is associated with ski resorts. Visitors of the country can enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Karakol, one of the most popular ski resorts in Central Asia. During a tour of winter Kyrgyzstan, you can enjoy various entertainments.
The climate in the country is sharply continental, which is why many roads are closed in winter. But this will not be a big problem for you, since there are still many picturesque places available in winter in Kyrgyzstan.
Winter Kyrgyzstan will show you the beauty of Issyk Kul Lake which is located at an altitude of 1, 600 meters. This landmark is known as the largest mountain lake in Central Asia. Cholpon Ata will amaze you with open-air museum dating back to the second millennium BC while Jeti Oguz gorge with Broken Heart mountain will show you breathtaking panoramic views. In addition, you will learn the secrets of traditional nomad hunting with the help of an eagle. Kochkor village is famous for teaching you to produce national carpets there. Chon Kemin gorge lets you ride horses or sleighs to enjoy the winter fairytale of a mountain forest. There is a chance to visit Naryn region to see more of the beautiful Tien Shan mountains with endless gorges, valleys and rivers.
Get to know winter Kyrgyzstan better on a tour with us! Taste the national cuisine of Kyrgyzstan on a mesmerizing winter evening.
|-> Peak Lenin|
|-> Peak Pobeda|
|-> Eagle hunting|
|-> Traditional clothes|
|-> Musical instruments|