Tour 3: Nomadic Kyrgyzstan Duration: 7 days Places to visit: Bishkek - Son Kul Lake - Naryn - Kichi Naryn - Kochkor - Tamga - Karakol - Issyk Kul - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Son Kul Lake
Our guide will meet you in the airport. After breakfast we start our drive to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan - Son Kul Lake. This lake is surrounded by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Kyrgyz nomads started to come to this wonderful area with their families for rest and relaxation. Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. Picnic is on the way. After our arrival, you will be free to explore and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. Free ride is along the shore of the lakes, meeting of nomadic families on the way. Dinner and overnight is in nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts. They are made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings.
Day 2: Son Kul - Naryn
After breakfast you will have free time at Son Kul Lake, to explore nature on your own. You can ride along the lake on a horse, or just relax and soak in the calm atmosphere of the lake side wilderness. Also you will have time to communicate with nomads and have a glimpse into their way of life. Lunch will be served at 2 pm. Then we will drive to the town of Naryn which is situated right in the gorge. The drive to Naryn traverses over one of the most beautiful passes, along the top of a mountain. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant at 7 pm. Night will be spent in a guesthouse.
Day 3: Naryn - Kichi Naryn - Kochkor - Tamga
In the morning we will drive to Kochkor village. The views during this day are going to change from one to another so fast! Be ready to take pictures of breathtaking views of amazing mountains. At the Kochkor village you will meet a family that will show you the way of how national woolen felt carpets are produced. You even can create your own carpet together with them. We will have a break in Bokonbaeva village, where we meet a local eagle-hunter. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles (traditional way of nomads hunting). In the evening you will arrive to Issyk Kul Lake. It is the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608m.above sea level). The lake is frequently called "the pearl of Central Asia" and is the main touristic highlight in our country. You can come up to the lake and to see mountains all around it. Your dinner will be in a guesthouse. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Tamga - Karakol
Today we will drive to beautiful Jeti Oguz gorge. Jeti Oguz is famous for its red rocks formations that have a name Seven Bulls - Jeti Oguz. Also you will see there the Broken Heart Mountain. Then we continue our way to Karakol town. You will visit the Dungan mosque. One of its highlights is the fact that it was built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. Dinner will be in the guesthouse. Night is in the guesthouse.
Day 5: Karakol - Cholpon Ata - Issyk Kul
Today will drive to Issyk Kul Lake. This time we will drive along the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. This is a great chance to see the whole lake from all sides. We will drive along Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye gorges. These two picturesque gorges are connected at the end. It means you will start driving in at one gorge and will drive out through the other one! While journeying from one gorge to another you will see yurts and we will stop many times to have a rest and to enjoy Mother Nature. Lunch will be a picnic. Dinner and night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Issyk Kul Lake - Bishkek
In the morning you will be transferred to Bishkek city. On the way, we will make a short break to give you the opportunity to visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). Today we will visit Burana Tower. It is a minaret from the 11th century. Burana Tower was used during the Great Silk Road as a sign for travelers that there was a city to have a rest. Nearby you will see an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). After arriving in Bishkek you will have a guided city tour and visit Asian bazar. Dinner is in a national restaurant. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
3* "Discovery" or 4* "Garden" in Bishkek,
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 120 $
04 pax - 685 $
06 pax - 530 $
08 pax - 450 $
10 pax - 405 $
Single - 95 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
"Plaza" in Bishkek,
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 150 $
04 pax - 715 $
06 pax - 560 $
08 pax - 480 $
10 pax - 435 $
Single - 110 $
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 $
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Son Kul - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Naryn - "Khan Tengri" Guesthouse
Tamga - Homestay
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Hotel 4*
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- 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
Kyrgyzstan is a country with an ancient nomadic history and rich culture. Kyrgyz always lived in close contact with nature since they were nomadic people. From the housing to clothing, everything was adapted to change the pastures. Animals took the important part in nomadic life and culture as well. For instance, horses served as a vehicle, helpers during the war, and also meat and milk. Some musical instruments were specially made in such a way that they could be played while riding a horse. If you want to see it all and more, then this Nomadic Tour is right for you! A trip to the mountains is a great opportunity to immerse you in a unique nomadic civilization and explore its amazing world.
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