Description: In this tour, you can actively spend your vacation, learn a new country, and enjoy the mountain fresh air, great views and cool mountain rivers. The beautiful mountains and lakes of Central Tien-Shan Mountains with magnificent landscapes, hospitable Kyrgyz people with their unique way of life and traditions, delicious Oriental cuisine, national drinks, fruits and see learn about Kyrgyz Arts and Nomad’s Ethnography. Immerse yourself in Eastern culture, small villages, colorful bazaars, unique nature and recharge yourself with a positive energy.
Itinerary: Bishkek – Chon Kemin – Cholpon-Ata – Karakol – Djety Oguz – Kochkor – Son-Kul – Bishkek
|Airport “Manas”– Bishkek (40 km 40min)|
Arrival in Bishkek airport. Check-in at the Hotel. Rest. Bishkek sightseeing tour: Visit Central Ala-Too Square, White Central Mosque, Oak tree Park with sculptures and statues of Famous Kyrgyz People, open air Osh bazar, Concert Hall & Ballet, Old Square, National historical museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interests concentrated in one area. Overnight in a hotel. Meals: no
|Bishkek- Kegety gorge – Burana tower – Chon-Kemin (150 km 3-4 hr)|
Breakfast. Transfer to Burana Tower, cultural complex of X-XI AD. Then drive to Kegety gorge, most beautiful gorge in Chui valley. Lunch-picnic near Kegety waterfall. Drive to Chon-Kemin valley for night stay. Chon-Kemin National Park, a lush natural area brimming with diverse flora and fauna. Free time before dinner (optional horseback riding). Dinner and overnight in guesthouse. Meals: full board
|3||Chon Kemin – Konorchok canyon – Cholpon-Ata (150 km 3-4hrs)|
Breakfast. Drive to Konorchok canyon for hiking 2-3 hours. During hiking you will see amazing clay formation. Drive to Cholpon-Ata along north shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. On the way, we visit Petroglyphs Issyk-Kul that lay at the north-west of the Cholpon-Ata city on open-air museum, sometimes nicknamed “the stone garden”, is a very important historical site. Free time on the beach. Accommodation at the guesthouse.
|Cholpon-Ata -Grigoriev gorge-Chon Uruktu – Karakol (200 km 3-4 hrs)|
Breakfast. Drive to the most beautiful gorges of the North shore of Issyk-Kul Lake, Grigorievskoye and Semenovskoe gorges. For lunch you will grill trout in Chon Uruktu village, where you will enjoy hot springs. Continue drive to Karakol. Karakol sightseeing: Dungan Mosque, Russian Orthodox Church, local antique souvenir shop and local Bazar. Check-in to the guesthouse. Rest. For dinner, we will visit Dunganian family (Chinese Muslims). Overnight in guesthouse. Meals: full board
|Karakol – Djety-Oguz Gorge – Kochkor (250 km, 5-6 hrs)|
After breakfast transfer to Djety-Oguz Gorge 40 min driving to Kok-Jayik Pasture (Meadow of Flowers), for hiking to waterfall hidden in the fir trees forests. Lunch-picnic. Drive to Fairytale canyon (Skazka canyon) the place is certainly a magical place, full of mystery and mysticism, sufficient to stimulate the imagination of those with the inclination to stand, stare, and wonder. ‘’Eagle hunter’’ will show and explain you How Where and Why he hunting with his Golden Eagle. Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse accompanied by Kyrgyz folklore. Meals: full board
|6||Kochkor-Son-Kol lake (130 km, 3 hrs)|
After breakfast Kyrgyz women will tell you about traditions, culture and mores of Kyrgyz people. They will show you how they making carpets and other crafts. Transfer to Song Kol Lake. Lunch in Yurt camp. Son-Kol Lake is a high-altitude lake (3012 m) fed by the glacier water of the surrounding mountains, smack-bang in the center of Kyrgyzstan. The pastures surrounding the lake is a summer camp spot for Kyrgyz shepherd families for centuries. Enjoy free time. Optional horseback riding. Dinner and overnight in Yurt camp. Meals: full board
|7||Son-Kol Lake – Bishkek (350 km 6-7 hrs)|
Breakfast. Free time. Drive to Kochkor village for lunch in Kyrgyz family. Drive to Bishkek. Accommodation at the hotel. Meals: breakfast, lunch.
|8||Bishkek – Airport (30km 40 min)|
Breakfast. Transfer to airport Manas for departure. End of the tour.