Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek
Your guide will pick you up at Manas International Airport and accompany you to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, just a 30-minute drive from the airport. This entire day is dedicated to a guided tour of Bishkek. It includes visiting Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the History Museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. But no tour of Bishkek is complete without visiting our Asian Bazaar! We will show it to you today and you will be able to take a lot of dynamic photos of bustling local life. This bazaar is a noisy and colorful tapestry of fabrics, produce, and people selling and buying goods. Traditional dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin
Today you will be transferred to Chon Kemin gorge. On route to the gorge you will visit Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). After an interesting excursion and climbing on the top of the tower is transfer to Chon Kemin gorge. Here you will meet a nice family that will prepare a traditional lunch for you. In the afternoon we will have 3 hours of horse riding. Your route will go high in the mountains and you will even ride horses through a mountain forest. On the top you will see the panorama view of the gorge. The night and dinner will be in a home stay.
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake
Today you will be transferred to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608m.above sea level). Its length is 180 km and it is 60 km wide. The lake is called "the pearl of Central Asia". For more than 1 500 years local people considered the lake to be a sacred one. Thanks to the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative qualities. You can come up to the lake and to see mountains all around it. At Soviet period the heads of governments had their houses near the lake to have a rest. Your dinner will be in a local restaurant. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Issyk Kul lake - Karakol
The day starts with a breakfast at 8 o'clock. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Karakol city. On the way, we will take a short break to give you the opportunity to visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). These petroglpihs were made more than 2 000 years ago by shamans. Then we continue our way along the northern shore of the lake to the town of Karakol. You will visit the Dungan mosque. One of its highlights is the fact that it was built in a Chinese style without using a single metal nail. The mosque will be followed by a visit to an old wooden Orthodox Church. The night is spent in a guesthouse.
Day 5: Karakol - Jeti Oguz
Today we will drive to Jeti Oguz gorge. It's famous for its red rock formations that are called the Seven Bulls - Jeti Oguz. Also you will see Broken Heart Mountain. We will take as many photos there as you'd like and if you want it is possible to walk to the top of a mountain (20 minutes) to see a panoramic view of the gorge! There are yurts in the gorge and people can offer you Kumis to drink. It is a national drink that is made from fermented mare's milk, and it is mildly alcoholic. Your dinner and night will be in nomadic felt dwellings, yurts.
Day 6: Jeti Oguz - Bishkek
Today we will drive to Bishkek city. This time we will drive along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. This is a great chance to see the whole lake from all sights. We will have a break in Bokonbaeva village, where we meet a local eagle-hunter. There are still some people in villages that continue this ancient way of hunting in our days. They train eagles and hawks when they are young and every winter go with them to the mountains for hunting. You will find out many interesting facts about this way of hunting and you will be able to take photo while keeping the bird on your hand! Dinner will be in a restaurant in Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
3* "Discovery" or 4* "Garden" in Bishkek,
Price per person:
02 pax - 990$
04 pax - 615 $
06 pax - 485 $
08 pax - 415 $
10 pax - 380 $
Single - 125 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
"Plaza" in Bishkek,
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 030 $
04 pax - 655 $
06 pax - 525 $
08 pax - 455 $
10 pax - 420 $
Single - 145 $
Early check-in - 55 $
Single early check-in - 90 $
All dinners - 90 $
All lunches and dinners - 180 $
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 15 $ per person
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*/ "Plaza" Hotel 4*
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Hotel 4*
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Jeti Oguz - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge
Service does not include: - Meals - Single rooms - Early check-in - Travel insurance - Visa and visa support
Kyrgyzstan is a fabulous, fascinating and alluring Central Asian country with its natural beauties. This is a dynamically developing republic with a rich history, unusual culture and many interesting traditions. This Classic Tour will take you to explore the capital city of Bishkek, hiking on the Jeti Oguz gorge, swimming in Issyk Kul Lake and horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge. Enjoy the beauty of Kyrgyzstan but also learn the cultural Kyrgyzstan by visit to the homestays, local eagle-hunter, Asian Bazaar, Burana tower and ancient inscriptions, Dungan mosque in a Chinese style, the History Museum, National Philharmonic. All in all, you will get far more than you expected.
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