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Explore the Kyrgyz Nature

ITINERARY: Bishkek – Ala-Archa – Burana – Chon Kemin – Yssyk Kul – Karakol – Jeti-Oguz – Barskoon – Tamga – Skazka – Bokonbaevo – Kochkor – Son Kul –  Bishkek

Day 1. Arrival to Kyrgyzstan. Airport – Bishkek – Ala-Archa National Park – Bishkek (120 km)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Arrival at the International ‘Manas’ Airport. “Jannat Travel” representative meets you at arrivals. Transfer to the city. Early check in is included. The drive takes approximately 40 min. Arrival to the city of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan with a population of about over one million people, at an elevation of 700-900 m above sea level.

Check in at the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. Little rest after breakfast and start tour in Bishkek and surroundings. Firstly, we drive to the natural park Ala-Archa for a light walk, relaxing and meeting the nature of Kyrgyzstan. After walking, transfer back to Bishkek and have a light half day city tour. Visit Central Square Ala-Too, Monument of the National Hero Manas, Statue of Lenin, Kurmanzhan Datka Monument, Oak Park, Old Square with Parliament House, Opera House, Victory Square dedicated to the WWII.  Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2. Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin (170 km)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast drive to Burana tower near Tokmok town. Burana is a middle age minaret, built in Balasagun town – the capital of Karakhanid State (IX-XI AD). Explore ruins of that important trading point at the Great Silk Road and visit a little local museum and a collection of Balbals, Turkic ancient stone sculptures.

Lunch in Tokmok town. After lunch drive to Chon Kemin valley. Upon arrival, get accommodated in the guest house.

Options to do:

– Walking around the village.

– Horseback riding (extra cost)

Dinner and overnight at the guest house.

Day 3. Chon Kemin – Yssyk Kul Lake (180 km)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

After breakfast drive to Yssyk-Kul Lake via Boom gorge and to the northern shore of Yssy-Kul Lake. Issyk-Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America. Measuring 180 km long by 58 km wide, the lake appeared as a result of volcanic activity. Extremely deep and nicely warm over the centuries the lake has been something of an oasis in this inhospitable mountain environment. Upon arrival visit Petroglyphs site and Ethnographical museum in Cholpon-Ata town, located on the northern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul and is famous for its petroglyphs, resorts and sandy beaches. Petroglyphs site is the temple in the open air of Scythians and Hungsuns civilizations in 9-8 centuries BC till 3-4 centuries AD. Lunch in a restaurant. After excursions and lunch, drive to the hotel and get accommodation in the resort area with spa, pool, sport complex and shore of Issyk Kul lake itself. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 4. Yssyk-Kul – Karakol city (150 km)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast drive to the city of Karakol – the administrative center of Yssy-Kul, situated in the east of Yssyk-Kul Basin at the mouth of Karakol river, in the foothills of the Terskey Ala-Too (Tien Shan) mountains, at the altitude of 1770 m above sea level. On the way visit the museum of the famous Russian Explorer N. M. Przhevalski. Arrival to Karakol. Check in at the hotel.

Lunch in a local ethno-restaurant. After lunch, sightseeing tour in the city. Visit the Dungan mosque (XIX century) a unique building in Chinese style with no nails used and the wooden Russian Orthodox Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity built without any nails at the end of the XIX century. Dinner in a local Dungan family.

Optionally: Cooking master class (extra cost)

Day 5. Karakol – Jeti-oguz gorge – Barskoon – Tamga (160 km)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

After breakfast, drive to Djety Oguz gorge to admire the landscapes and to take some pictures. Upon arrival light hiking in the gorge. Djeti-Oguz is a scenic mountain valley, which is famous for its red rocks called “Seven Bulls” and “Broken Heart”.

After hiking drive along the south shore of the lake to Barskoon. Barskoon gorge is famous for its waterfall cascade. The most breathtaking of them are Tears of the Snow Leopard, Splashes of Champagne and Cup of Manas. From the gorge you can see the snowy peaks of the surroundings of mountains, the highest and most beautiful one is the Peak of Panfilov Heros (4610m). Upon arrival, a light hike in the gorge up to the waterfalls. Continue driving to Tamga. Upon arrival accommodation at the guest house. Lunch and Dinner in the guest house. The rest of the day is dedicated to the beach time and enjoying the beautiful sunset. Night in a guesthouse.

Day 6. Tamga – Skazka Canyon – Bokonbaevo – Tamga (100 km)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Breakfast in the guesthouse. After breakfast drive to Bokonbaev. On the way visit to Skazka (Fairy Tale) canyon with its colorful sandy formations. It provides one of the best views of the Yssyk-Kul Lake. Here in the canyon area we also meet the eagle hunter to see demonstration of hunting with birds of prey (for the group of 4 people and more) After Skazka, continue driving to Bokonbaev village where we have the Shyrdak (carpet) show. It is possible to take part in “Shyrdak show” yourself and try to make your own felt rug! Lunch in a local family house in Bokonbaevo. Also you can get folklore show at the same place. After lunch, drive back to Tamga. Free time. Dinner and overnight in the guest house.

Optionally:  Folklore Show of Traditional Music  (extra cost) available upon request

Day 7. Tamga – Kochkor – Son Kul Lake (330 km)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Breakfast in the guest house. After breakfast drive to Son Kul. Lunch in Kochkor town at a local family. After lunch continue driving to Son Kul. Today the true nomadic life starts at the Son Kul Lake. Son Kul – the second biggest lake in the country at the altitude of 3016m above sea level. It is a place where nomads live in a traditional simplicity, bringing their cattle for summer pastureland. It is a great opportunity to spend time with friendly nomad families, to taste their fresh airan (yoghurt) and kymys (a fermented national drink made of mare’s milk) to enjoy a breathtaking view and a beautiful sunset.

Optionally: Yurt installation show en route in Kyzyl Tuu village  (extra cost) available upon request

Dinner and overnight in the yurt camp at the lake area.

Yurt is a traditional dwelling of nomadic people of Central Asia. The foundation of yurt consists of wooden carcass and several felt layers. The construction of such dwelling doesn’t require a lot of time that makes it practical and useful for locals. The interior of a yurt is decorated with felt carpets and traditional embroidery.

Day 8. Son Kul Lake

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Free day in Son Kul.

Options to do:

Walking around the area.

-Visiting local nomad families living nearby.

-Hiking up the mountains nearby and see some Petroglyphs up there.

-Horseback riding (extra cost)

-Horseback riding traditional games (extra cost)

Lunch, dinner and overnight at the yurt camp.

Day 9. Son Kul Lake – Bishkek (320 km)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

After breakfast proceed to Bishkek. Lunch en route in Kochkor town at a local family. After lunch continue driving to Bishkek. Upon arrival we will have time for the last shopping at the local department store – ZUM (if necessary). Check in at the hotel.

Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 10. Bishkek – Airport (30 km)

Breakfast included

Early breakfast in the morning. After breakfast transfer to the airport, flight back home. End of the tour.

Important Note*

– if you are a vegetarian or vegan or have food allergy or intolerance, please mention it when booking the tour.

 

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The cost includes:

– accommodation on DBL base in 3* 4* hotels, guest houses 2-4 pax, and 4-5 pax in yurts – 9 nights in total

– English speaking guide

– Sim card with internet

– meals as per program (B – 10, L – 8, D – 8)

– entrance fees to all mentioned museums according to the program

– transport depending on the group size (from arrival till departure)

– drinking water (1 liter per person a day)

– Shyrdak show in Bokonbaev

– Eagle hunting show

The cost does not include:

– Single supplement

– Tips for driver and guide

– Personal expenses

– Alcohol and soft drinks

– Visa and visa support

– International airfares

– Folklore Show of Traditional Music

– Cooking master in Dungan family in Karakol town

– Horseback riding traditional games

– Yurt installation show en route in Kyzyl-Tuu village

– All other charges and services not mentioned under “Included”

 

Additional Info

Please have in mind that the summer in Bishkek is usually hot. The temperature can reach up to + 38-39 C. and up in the mountains it can decrease to below 0 C. The weather in the mountainous areas can be unpredictable.

Recommended:

You can take anything you like but here is our recommendation to take with: Rain-coat, fleece, Wind-stopper, Hat, Sun-block cream, Bathing suit, Sunglasses. Trekking boots for easy hikes in the mountains. Personal first aid and hygiene kit.

Money exchange

if you want or plan to exchange US/Euro to Kyrgyz Som (local currency), we recommend to take the notes of 20, 50, 100 USD/Euro without any spots, inscriptions, stamps and other types of damage, because exchange offices and banks do not accept such damaged banknotes.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 10 days 9 nights
  • Person : min 2 People
  • Availability : mid-June – September
  • Price : $
  • Location : Kyrgyzstan

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