Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 3
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 13 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake - Arslan bob - Jalal Abad - Osh city - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village -Konorchek canyons - Chon Kemin - Burana Tower - Bishkek
Welcome to our wonderful Kyrgyzstan. We want to present you the best tour for tourists who like wilderness. We created a special tour that goes to the south of Kyrgyzstan and then to the north part. During this tour you will watch our celestial lakes Sary Chelek and Son Kul. You will sleep not only in guesthouses but also in yurts - ancient nomadic dwellings made of wood and felt.
Day 1: Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake
Your guide will pick you up at Manas International Airport and then you will be attended to Sary Chelek Lake. Sary Chelek is one of the most interesting lakes in Kyrgyzstan. Many years ago there was a colorful gorge with a mountain river but after a strong avalanche the water collected right in the gorge and we have an perfect chance to enjoy its heavenly beauty! It is about 2.5 km wide and 75 km long! It lies at the altitude 1873 m . a. s. l. This famous is far from cities and it is really worth to visit it!
Day 2: Sary Chelek - Arslan bob
The day starts with a breakfast at 8 o'clock. Afterwards we start our trip to Arslan Bob forest by car. Arslan Bob is one of the most magnificent places in Kyrgyzstan. Here the wild growing trees, with their dome shaped crowns atop two meter thick trunks, can reach a height of 30 meters. Arslan Bob itself lies at 1700 m. a. s. l. Along the whole way to the forest you will see plenty of nice places that will amaze you by their beauty. This night you will spend with a local family.
Day 3: Arslan bob
Today you will have enough time to enjoy this place to the full. You will hike to see a waterfall there. And then you can continue walking around or just relax in a calm atmosphere of this forest in perfect harmony with nature.
Day 4: Arslan bob - Jalal Abad
At the morning we live hospitable forests and start our way to Jalal Abad town. One of Kyrgyzstan's main branches of the Silk Road passed through the region and Jalal Abad accepted hundreds travelers for thousands of years. You will drive to this town by a narrow mountain road that has many brilliant sights on the way. Night in a guesthouse.
Day 5: Jalal Abad - Osh city
The breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock. Then we will drive to the second biggest city Osh. People say that the city is older than Rome, it is more than 3000 years old. You will visit famous Asian bazaars in the city. These bazaars are the most crowded and colorful in Kyrgyzstan. You will have a lot of fun taking pictures there and after that you we will climb sacred Suleiman Mountain that is situated in the middle of the city. On the way to the city we will visit Tower and 3 beautiful mausoleums of Uzgen town. (11 century). Overnight in a guest house.
Day 6: Osh city - Kazarman village
We will drive back to Uzgen in order to cross Pamir Alai Mountains and then drive in the heart of celestial Tien Shan Mountain system. We will drive along sever mountains and you will have a great chance to enjoy its beauty. Dinner and night in Kazarman you will have in a home stay.
Day 7: Kazarman - Tash Rabat Caravanserai
After packing your backpacks, you will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock 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 8: 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. At 7 pm you go to a farewell dinner. Night in a Hotel****.
Day 10: Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village
strengthening breakfast will be followed by transfer to Kochkor village (185 km). At the Kochkorka village you meet a family that produces national woolen felt carpets. You will be able to create your own carpet. A traditional dinner with a local family will be accompanied by a special national music show. Overnight in the Kochkor Guesthouse.
Day 11: Kochkor village - Konorchek canyons
Today you will be transferred to our splendid Konorchek canyons. As soon as we are there we will have hiking in a wonderful place of red canyons. This place distinguishes from all other mountains in Kyrgyzstan. The canyons are of different shapes that make your hiking so unforgettable. This is a paradise for people who takes a lot of pictures!
Day 12: Konorchek
We spend whole day hiking in this bizarre place. You will have a chance to go both along the bottom of canyons and then along the top of it. The changeable views of the place will shock you. This place has really unique nature that is waiting for you!
Day 13: Konorchek - Chon Kemin
After breakfast you will be transported along Boom gorge to impressive Chon Kemin valley. But before that you will have to walk a little. You will spend the night in Kalmak-Ashuu guesthouse.
Day 14: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
You will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock. Then you will be transferred to Bishkek city On the way visiting of Burana Tower (25 m minaret of the ancient city 11 century) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). When you will come in Bishkek you will have a guided city tour. At 7 pm a farewell dinner is served. Night in a hotel***.
Day 15: Bishkek - Europe
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.