Travel to Kyrgyzstan: Tour 8
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Kochkor - Son Kul - Kazarman - Uzgen - Djalal Abad - Arslanbob - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek
Driver will pick you up and accompany you to the capital of Kyrgyzstan where you will start you fascinating tour. The road to Bishkek will take 40 minutes from the airport. You will have a guide city tour that where you will see the most prominent sights of Bishkek such as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. Moreover you will have a chance to explore the famous Asian Bazaar. You can take a lot of vivid photos of local people life. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
Today you will travel to the famous alpine lake of Kyrgyzstan - Issyk Kul. Upon arrival you will find this wonderful lake among the celestial mountains on the altitude of 1608 m. above sea level. It is worthy to note that this lake is considered to be the second largest alpine lake in the world. During the tour you will know that it also has another name "the pearl of Central Asia". Moreover people also call it "the pearl of Central Asia". Thanks to the salty water Issyk Kul lake possesses curative qualities. On the route to it you will have a great time by visiting the prominent sight, Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret). Also near it an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors) is located. Upon arrival to Cholpon Ata town you will be able to see the unique cultural and spiritual complex of culture and tolerance of religious diversity that is known as Rukh Ordo. You will see it on the shore of the lake where you will see its exceptional beauty. The ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.) that are also known as petroglyphs were made more than 2000 years ago by shamans. Also you will visit local ethnography museum. Your night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Issyk Kul lake - Kochkor - Son Kul
The day will start with driving to the second largest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan. Son Kul lake can be found among powerful mountains on the altitude of 3 013 meters above sea level. This place is great for rest and immersing in calmness and peace. The herders of Naryn region use it as a pastureland. We will have a break in Kochkor village where you will spend some time with a family. Here you will learn the way of making the national felt carpets. Overnight will be in nomadic felt dwellings yurts near the lake.
Day 4: Son Kul - Kazarman
Today we will drive to Kazarman village. 93% of Kyrgyzstan is mountainous with nomadic life in remote places - our country is a real paradise for people that are in love with mountains and unusual cultures. The route takes you along roads that wind along incredible gorges. During your drive be prepared for amazing views of the impressive mountains and gorges. Today we will see some nomads that still live in this region. Night and dinner will be in a home stay. This is a very remote village.
Day 5: Kazarman - Uzgen - Djalal Abad - Arslanbob
Today you will have a morning drive to Arslanbob walnut forest. On the way to it you will have a break in Djalal Abad town to explore the famous Uzgen Tower. This sight is known to be the minaret of 11 century that was built by Karakhanids. Here you can find mausoleums which have burial mounds for the leaders. The route will impress you by the breathtaking and picturesque views. It is interesting to note that Arslanbob's grove produces 1500 tons of walnuts per year and is the largest single natural source of walnuts in the World. Night is in a local home stay.
Day 6: Arslanbob
The morning will start with exploring the Arslanbob walnut forests. In course of the travel you will learn that is occupies 11,000 hectares due to which possesses anther name the "Royal Woods of Kyrgyzstan". Moreover the nuts from this forest were exported along the Great Silk Road in the Middle Ages. You will be able to hike to a small waterfall. There are many incredible places where you can communicate with locals. This night is in a home stay.
Day 7: Arslanbob - Bishkek
Today you will have a morning drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. You will drive via the breathtaking view of the mighty mountains and gorges. Moreover you route will go through the famous for its gorgeous beauty the Tue Ashuu pass which altitude is more than 3 000 meter above sea level. It will show you fabulous view of nature and due to it you will enjoy one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. You will have many opportunities to take photos so that you will remember this day. Be prepared to enjoy the fabulous views in tours to Kyrgyzstan. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 865 $
04 pax - 550 $
06 pax - 435 $
08 pax - 375 $
10 pax - 345 $
Single - 125 $
Half board - 105 $
Full board - 200 $
English speaking guide - 530 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 15 $ per person
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Kazarman - Homestay
Arslanbob - Homestay
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide