Description: Best adventure circle program provides an unrivalled opportunity to travel through the most scenic mountain terrain in Kyrgyzstan. It is a great opportunity to feel the soul of Nomadic Land in combination with adventure activities like horse riding, hiking, swimming. All roads lead to majestic vistas and encounters with friendly people.
Itinerary: Bishkek – Issyk-Ata- Karakol – Djety Oguz – Bokonbaevo – Son-Kul – Kyzyl-Oi – Susamyr valley – Toktogul – Sary Chelek -Osh – 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-Issyk-Ata (60 km 1,5 hr)|
Breakfast. Drive to Issyk Ata, hot springs 2700 meter above sea level. We will swim in the springs, explore shepherd’s paths to the waterfall and the ancient carving of Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. Night stay in guesthouse near the springs. Meals: breakfast
|Issyk-Ata – Burana Tower – Karakol (395 km 5-6 hrs)|
Breakfast. Transfer to Karakol along north shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. On the way, we visit amazing historical sight Burana tower (X-XI AD). In Cholpon-Ata visit Petroglyphs Issyk-Kul that lay at the north-west of the city on open-air museum, sometimes nicknamed “the stone garden”, is a very important historical site. Continue drive to Karakol. Check-in to the guesthouse. Rest. For dinner, we will visit Dunganian family (Chinese Muslims). Overnight in guesthouse.
Meals: breakfast, dinner
|Karakol – Djety-Oguz Gorge – Bokonbaevo (200 km, 5-6 hrs)|
After breakfast Karakol sightseeing: Dungan Mosque, Russian Orthodox Church, local antique souvenir shop and local Bazar. 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. Dinner and overnight in the Yurt camp near south shore of Issyk-Kul lake. Meals: breakfast, dinner
|Bokonbaevo-Kochkor-Son-Kol lake (230 km, 5hrs)|
After breakfast you will see show, where ‘’eagle hunter’’ will show and explain you How Where Why he hunting with his Golden Eagle. In addition, 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 Kochkork in Kyrgyz family. 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 jailoos surrounding the lake is a summer camp spot for Kyrgyz shepherd families for centuries. Dinner and overnight in Yurt camp.
Meals: full board
|Son-Kol lake – free day|
Breakfast. You will spend this day enjoying the beauty of the amazing lake. Best opportunity for horseback riding. See local Shepard’s life style and customs, taste traditional drink “Kymyz”, fermented mare’s milk and their dairy products. Son-Kul Lake is the best place where you can dive to the nature and relax mind. Overnight in yurt camp. Meals: full board
|Son-Kol lake – Kyzyl-Oi village (200 km,5-6 hrs)|
Breakfast. Transfer to Kyzyl-Oi village, one of the oldest villages, which has kept its distinctive Central Asian character with its scattered reddish clay houses. It is located in Suusamyr valley in a narrow gorge of the powerful Kokomeren River. The Kokomeren river at the altitude of 1800m where the valley forms a bowl surrounded by high red colored mountains, which give the place its name, Kyzyl Oi meaning “Red Bowl” in Kyrgyz language. After lunch in guesthouse we will explore village and meet local people. Dinner and overnight in guesthouse.
Meals: full board
|Kyzy-Oi – Toktogul (200 km, 3-4 hrs)|
Breakfast. Drive to Toktogul, road going to through very beautiful and long Too-Ashu pass (3586 м). Toktogul Reservoir is actually the largest water reservoir in Central Asia. After long drive check-in at the hotel, rest, free time. Dinner at the Hotel 3*. Meals: full board
|Toktogul – Sary Chelek Lake (250km 5-6 hrs)|
Breakfast, we start our drive to Sary Chelek Lake (250 km 5-6 hrs) by highway. This alpine lake is the highlight of a larger area called Sary Chelek Nature Reserve, which has been declared as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978, situated at the altitude of 1887 m and created by a landslide, the lake covers almost 500 hectares. The depth varies across the lake, with its deepest point at 245 meters. Lunch-picnic. Dinner and overnight in Family Home Stay. Meals: full board
|Sary Chelek Lake – free day|
Breakfast. Then we will take a walk to the Lake and hike up to the observation point. We will spend our whole day in Sary-Chelek reserve and enjoy the view and beauty of nature. This day we will be part of the nature. Lunch on the shore of the lake accompanied with snacks. Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse.
Meals: full board
|Sary-Chelek Lake – Osh (350 km 6-7 hrs)|
After breakfast, transfer to Osh city, this is the most authentic and ancient city of the country. For more than 3000 years of history of different empires, caravans of the Great Silk Road, crowds of pilgrims, many different cultures and despite all this, manage to preserve its unique spirits of the Oriental soul. Overnight at the hotel.
|Osh sightseeing – Kyrgyz – Uzbek border crossing or domestic flight to Bishkek |
Breakfast. Osh sightseeing: visit Sulaiman-too, Mosques, famous Osh bazar. Tourists planning to travel further to Uzbekistan will cross the border to Tashkent or take a domestic flight to Bishkek. End of service.