Cultural tour 1
Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 1
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Torugart - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
This tour is for people who have transit from Chinese-Kyrgyz border on Torugart pass and then to Bishkek city. During the biggest part of the tour you can visit calm and silent places that are completely far from civilization. You will see our famous mythical caravanserai that is built inside a mountain hundreds years ago and also you will have time to relax in a calm atmosphere of Son Kul Lake.
Day 1: Torugart - Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone castle)
Your guide will pick you up at Chinese-Kyrgyz border on Torugart pass and then you will go to the Tash Rabat- Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century). The stout building is a unique one there no other building like Tash Rabat in the whole world. It located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains at a height 3200 m above sea level. And it was built inside a mountain. The thickness of walls is 1 m. There are also gloomy underground prison cells for ancient thieves. Traditional dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in yurts near by the Tash Rabat caravanserai.
Day 2: Tash Rabat - Son Kul Lake
After breakfast we departure to the Son Kul Lake highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan. Lunch will be taken on the way. Son Kul Lake situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level is surrounded by mountains and pasturelands . Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake for summer. You will be able to explore and touch the calm and peaceful nature of the lake and its surroundings. Traditional dinner and overnight is in yurts. It is nomadic collapsible dwellings made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings. Traditionally yurts are built without nails.
Day 9: Son Kul Lake (3013 m. a. s. l.)
Breakfast at 8 o'clock. Then we start our trip back to the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek city . As soon as we are in Bishkek you will have a guided city tour and lunch. The program includes visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery etc. You will be given a separate program, with all places visited including a brief description.
Day 4: Son Kul
You will have a short hiking along the lake or you can stay your yurts camp. During a day you will feel complete freedom from all your problems and try to reach the perfect harmony. Son Kul Lake is situated at the place that is completely out of the civilization.
Day 5: Son Kul - Bishkek
After breakfast you will have drive to Bishkek city - the capital of celestial Kyrgyzstan. Along the entire way you will see magnificent views of our mountains. You will see marvelous Boom gorge and its mountain river that flows along the gorge. As soon as you are in Bihkek you will go to your hotel and then we will have a farewell dinner.
Day 6: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Then you will have an excursion to National Park Ala-Archa . It situated in the Ala-Archa gorge, on the Kyrgyz range (a spur of Tien-Shian), in 45 km from Bishkek-capital of Kyrgyzstan
. This beautiful gorge situated on the altitude of 2100 m above sea level.It has unique juniper and fir tree forests, mountain river, waterfall and snow white peaks that are possible to be seem from a far distance that is why the park so popular. You will have a trek to Ak-Sai falls, about 5-6 hours and lunch near falls. After descent to the gorge you return to Bishkek. You will spend the night in a hotel***.
Day 7: Bishkek - Tashkent
At the time arranged previously according to your flight details, your guide will meet you in your Hotel and accompany you to Manas International Airport.