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Tour to the South of Kyrgyzstan

ITINERARY: Bishkek – Ala-Archa – Toktogul – Sary Chelek – Arslanbob – Uzgen – Osh – Bishkek

Day 1. Arrival to Kyrgyzstan. International Manas 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.

Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2. Bishkek – Toktogul (340 km)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

After breakfast we travel to Toktogul – water reservoir. Toktogul Reservoir is actually the largest water reservoir in Central Asia. It’s 284 square kilometers, reaches 215 meters deep on average, and is an integral part of the hydroelectric power industry in Kyrgyzstan. The road travels through the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. During the journey be prepared for amazing views of impressive mountains and gorges. Today you will see the panoramic views of Too-Ashuu pass which is more than 3 000 meters high. This road is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. Lunch en route in Chychkan valley. Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse at the reservoir.

Day 3. Toktogul – Sary Chelek (170 km)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

After breakfast drive to Sary Chelek. Sary Chelek lake is situated in the center of a National reserve, at the foot of the Chatkal mountain range, at an altitude of 1,873 m above sea level. The lake is 234 m deep, 2,280 m wide and 7,500 m long. It appeared as a result of a strong earthquake. Its sweet water is so clear, that multicolored stones at the bottom of the lake and darting, timid fish are in full view.

Lunch, dinner and overnight in the guesthouse in Arkit village.

Arkyt village is the nearest village to Sary-Chelek. The area known for its many plum trees along the roads and its beautiful nature.

Day 4. Sary Chelek – Arslanbob (210 km)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

After breakfast drive to Arslanbob. Arslanbob is a village, sub district, valley, mountain range, and a large wild walnut forest in the Jalal-Abad Region of Kyrgyzstan. Arslanbob’s grove produces 1500 tons of walnuts per year and is the largest single natural source of walnuts in the world. Kyrgyzstan’s first known export to Europe was the Arslanbob walnut. The walnut forest is within the 60,000 hectares’ forest situated between the Fergana and Chatkal Mountains. The walnut forest is located at altitudes varying between 1,500-2,000 m above sea level on the Fergana range’s south-facing slopes.

Lunch, dinner and overnight in a homestay.

Day 5: Arslanbob. Full day

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

The whole day is devoted for a tour for exploring famous walnut forest Arslanbob, the total area is about 11, 000 hectares and located on the slopes of mountain, which makes it even more beautiful for travelers. It is believed that nuts from this area were brought to the other parts of the world during the Silk Road. Except walnut trees, there are many other berry trees in the forest, the largest in Kyrgyzstan. You will have wonderful hike by visiting waterfall. The scenery is magnificent. You can also meet friendly local people. Dinner and night in a homestay.

Day 6: Arslanbob –  Uzgen –  Osh (180 km)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

After breakfast drive to Osh, the second biggest city of Kyrgyzstan. Osh is Kyrgyzstan’s southern capital, and one of the oldest cities in the country. With a history estimated to stretch back 3000 years, Osh has long been a central city in the Fergana Valley. Osh has also been historically significant in many different eras, from being home to a large.

En route visit the archeological and architectural complex of Uzgen. It is remains of the old city of Karahanids during 11th century which you will see during your travel. The complex consists of several mausoleums and one minaret, beautifully decorated in brick art. After excursion, arrive to Osh and night in a hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 7: Osh – Bishkek. Flight

Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

The first half of the day, you will take a hiking tour to the holy Suleiman Too Mount. According to the legend, Suleiman Too is famous as a Solomon’s Mountains. Suleiman Too is one of the main shrines of the Islamic world in Central Asia. On the mount first you visit historical museum, located right in the main cave. After excursion in the museum you follow the way of all pilgrims up to the top of the hill where you watch a little mosque of Babur, the Great Mogols Dynasty founder, and take a bird eye’s view of the city.

Lunch in a local café.

After lunch visit Osh Bazaar, where can you walk along the colorful rows of golden market, watch black smiths working and smell aromas of spices, fruits and vegetables of food market. After the city tour transfer to the airport of Osh and fly to Bishkek.

Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Bishkek.

Day 8: Bishkek – Airport (30 km)

Breakfast included

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, and guest houses 2-4 pax – 7 nights in total

– English speaking guide

– Sim card with internet

– Meals full board (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)

– Airfare Osh-Bishkek

– Drinking water (1 liter per person a day)

The cost does not include:

– Single supplement

– Tips for driver and guide

– Personal expenses

– Alcohol and soft drinks

– Visa and visa support

– International airfares

– 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 : 8 days 7 nights
  • Person : min 2 people
  • Availability : May – October
  • Price : $
  • Location : Kyrgyzstan

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