Places to visit: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Issyk Kul lake - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - 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. The first half of the 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. In the afternoon we will visit Ala Archa gorge. It is a Natural Park. At the Soviet Time only V.I.P. people had permission to go for a walk here. The Ala Archa gorge is on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. It is just 45 km from Bishkek. You can have a short hiking tour to see a panoramic view of the gorge. Afterwards we return to Bishkek. A traditional dinner will be organized at 7 o'clock. This overnight will be in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake
Your guide will pick you up at 8 a.m and you will be transferred to Issyk Kul Lake, surrounded by the celestial mountains. It's the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608 m. above sea level). The lake is called "the pearl of Central Asia". Due to the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative qualities. On route to the lake you will visit Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). You will get to enjoy a traditional lunch and then we'll make our trip to the lake. Your dinner will be in a local restaurant. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
3* "Discovery" or 4* "Garden" in Bishkek,
Price per person:
02 pax - 915 $
04 pax - 570 $
06 pax - 445 $
08 pax - 385 $
10 pax - 350 $
Single - 115 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
"Plaza" in Bishkek,
Price per person:
02 pax - 955 $
04 pax - 610 $
06 pax - 485 $
08 pax - 425 $
10 pax - 390 $
Single - 135 $
Early check-in - 55 $
Single early check-in - 90 $
All dinners - 75 $
All lunches and dinners - 150 $
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 10 $
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
- Accommodation: Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*/ "Plaza" Hotel 4*
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
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
This Around the Pearl of Central Asia Tour in Kyrgyzstan is one of the most classic tours launched by our company, including most major places, such as Ala Archa National Park in the Tien Shan mountains; Issyk Kul lake, which is included in the 30 largest lakes in the world by area and in seventh place on the list of the deepest lakes; the Burana Tower that is the last symbol that remains of the medieval city; the ancient stone inscriptions dating back to 800 B.C.; an old wooden Orthodox Church; Broken Heart Mountain; local eagle-hunter's house. On the whole, this is the best option for you the explore Kyrgyzstan.
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