Tour 8: Along the caravan routes
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Belogorka - Burana - Kochkor - Son Kul lake - Tash Rabat - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Belogorka gorge - Bishkek
Upon arrival, your driver will meet at the airport and bring you to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. Before lunch, your guide will show you the most popular places of city during your first day of tour: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others attractive sites interesting for travelers. Afternoon, drive to Belogorka Gorge to the north of the city in the massive mountain range. In this amazing gorge, there are several hiking path. One of them is easy and leads to beautiful waterfall. You will definitely take stunning pictures of waterfall and surrounding landscape. Afterwards, have a picnic with the view of the magnificent mountains. The beauty of the gorge will charm you. Return to Bishkek and overnight in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor
Today starts from visiting fast-moving Asian Bazaar, where you can find everything: fresh fruits, traditional handicrafts, buttery bread from clay oven and many others. After exploring and taking colorful pictures, depart to Kochkor village to continue the tour. On the way, we will stop near the Tokmok city to see Burana Complex. It is the remain of the city during the 11-12th centuries that travelers enjoy a lot. It is possible to climb up to the top, where you will have great view of whole Chui Valley, one of the fertile areas of Kyrgyzstan. Burana Tower was the watchtower during the caravans were travelling on the Silk Road. The collection of old Turkic grave stones are an interesting monument of the complex. They usually erected for the honor of the warriors who died in the battle for Motherland. After excursion, drive to Kochkor. Night in a family homestay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Son Kul Lake
Today you will have a chance to experience the nomadic past of Kyrgyz people. In the morning, you will drive up to the alpine lake Son Kul, which is popular and included in many tours of Kyrgyzstan. It is located at the altitude of 3013m and the second largest lake of the country. During summer time, Kyrgyz shepherds come up to graze their livestock and enjoy the pasture life. Upon arrival, you will have free time to enjoy and relax in the wonderful landscape and mesmerizing beauty of Son Kul Lake during your travel. Night will be in the traditional nomadic yurts. It is a portable dwelling consist of wooden carcass and felt coverage. The sunset and night sky is the amazing here.
Day 4: Son Kul - Tash Rabat
Today you will take one of the spectacular pass to reach Tash Rabat Caravanserai, which was the stopping point on the Silk Road on the territory of Kyrgyzstan. This extraordinary construction dating back to 14th century will be the highlight of the tour. Tash Rabat is situated in the arms of Tien Shan Mountains at the altitude of 3200m. It was constructed from blocks of rocks and some part of the building goes into the mountain hill which you can see during your travel. The walls are very thick reaching 1 m in width. There are 31 room are found and some of them have underground cells. It is believed that they used as a prison. Dinner and night will be in yurt close to caravanserai.
Day 5: Tash Rabat - Bishkek
After enjoying breakfast, leave to Kochkor village, where you will see the process of making traditional felt carpets, the best ones in Kyrgyzstan. There amazing masterpiece of traditional art was listed in the material heritage of UNESCO. After you creating your own carpet, we will visit small but interesting museum of ancient thins like silver decorations, coats made of wolfs, horse saddle decorations that travelers adore a lot. Continue your way to Bishkek on the last day of tour. Night in a hotel.
Day 6: Airport
After breakfast at the hotel, depart to airport for flight.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 680 $
04 pax - 420 $
06 pax - 325 $
08 pax - 275 $
10 pax - 245 $
Single - 75 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
Half board - 70 $
Full board - 140 $
English speaking guide - 380 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 30 $ per person
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Tash Rabat - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
- Entrances fees
- Mineral water
Tour does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide