The name of tour: Divine Issyk Kul
Tour's destinations: Bishkek, Burana, Issy Kul, Karakol, Altin Arashan, Jeti Oguz, Tamga, Kochkor, Naryn, Son Kul, Kyzyl Oi
Quantity of the days: 8 dsay
Day 1: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol
Upon arrival you will meet your driver at Manas International Airport and accompany you to ethereal Issyk Kul Lake. Issyk-Kul is the seventh deepest lake in the world. Located at an altitude of 1608 meters, it is also proudly called the pearl of Kyrgyzstan. About 80 rivers flow into the lake and not one of them flows out. Along the way you will discover Burana Tower The minaret dates back to the 10th-12th century and was built by the Karakhanids. The word Burana means "minaret". In ancient times, the tower was about 45 meters high, but it was reduced by half due to a powerful earthquake. This ancient architectural masterpiece was one of the most popular points on the Great Silk Road and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). You are going to direct along northern shore and arrive to Karakol town. In course of the tour you will discover ancient stone patterns - petroglyphs. After arrival to Karakol you will visit the Dungan mosque and old wooden Orthodox Church. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol
Your adventure starts with transferring to Altin Arashan Gorge by Russian military vehicle. (translated as "Golden spring") is a high-mountain gorge in the Eastern part of the Terskey-Ala-Too range, located near the city of Karakol. This gorge is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kyrgyzstan, due to its unique nature, hot springs located right in the gorge, extensive spruce forests and stunning views. You are going to explore the amazing sites and shoot incredible photos. In the tour you will have a picnic in the picturesque gorge. Then you will have 1 hour for hiking in the gorge. In the end of the excursion you will departure to the town. Overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 3: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Tamga
This day you will transfer to Jeti Oguz gorge. Jety-Oguz (translated from Kyrgyz - "seven bulls") got its name from a chain of weathered red rocks. You will also discover Broken Heart Mountain, where you can shoot amazing photos. If you want you can go up to the top of a mountain (20 minutes) to observe picturesque panorama view of the gorge. In the gorge there are yurts where local residents sell Kumis. Kumis it perfectly quenches thirst and dulls the feeling of hunger, made from sour Mare's milk. You will drive to Tamga after exploration of the gorge. Today you will drive along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake.
Day 4: Tamga - Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn
This day you will drive to Naryn. Today you will also transfer along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. In course of the tour you will observe picturesque views and take photos. On the way you will stop in Bokonbaevo village, where you will get acquainted with a local eagle-hunter. For the village of Bokonbaevo, eagle hunting is a real ancient tradition. Eagles were used long before the appearance of firearms and were in the status of a family member, in ancient times they were very expensive along with horses. Upon arrival to Kochkor village you will be met by a family that passes on the skills of making national felt carpet from generation to generation. You will have a chance to make your own carpet together with them. After that, you will have an unsurpassed journey along high mountains to the town of Naryn through fascinating Kichi Naryn gorge. En route you will have a chance to contact with real nomadic families. Overnight will be in a guesthouse.
Day 5: Naryn - Son Kul
In the morning you will direct to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan - Son Kul Lake. This picturesque and beautiful lake is located in the Naryn region, and is located at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level, in one of the basins of the Tien Shan mountain range. The lake is 13.2 meters deep, 29 kilometers long and 18 kilometers wide. Local residents move here in the summer and live in yurts. Here you can enjoy nature, which impresses with its colors and tranquility. Cattle are brought here for the season to pasture. Upon arrival you will marvel the beauty of the lake, pristine nature, fresh air and mountain ranges. You will spend the night in yurts.
Day 6: Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi
In the morning you will have free time at Son Kul Lake, you can walk and discover nature on your own. If desired, you can ride horses, walk along the coast, relax in the wild from the bustling city and civilization. You will have a chance to talk to local nomads and see their way of life. Take lots of photos of the beautiful lake. After that you will drive to the village of Kyzyl Oi which is situated right in the gorge. You will transfer along fascinating passes, along the top of a mountain. Your night will be in the home stay. This is a very remote village.
Day 7: Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek
After breakfast you will transfer to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek city. Today you will go to the Northern part of the country, along the way you will be able to see beautiful views of the mountain pass. You will take photos of gorgeous views of stunning mountains and gorges. You will move along the mountain pass Too Ashuu, which is one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. At the top of 3000 meters, you can enjoy a picturesque panorama. The tour will remain in your memory for a long time, you will be able to enjoy beautiful views of mountain peaks, unique roads, gorges that will turn your head and much more. Upon arrival to capital you will have a city tour and explore: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. Your night will be in the hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 870 $
04 pax - 545 $
06 pax - 435 $
08 pax - 375 $
10 pax - 340 $
Single - 110 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
All dinners - 105 $
All lunches and dinners - 210 $
English speaking guide - 540 $ per group
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 15 $ per person
Karakol - "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
Tamga - Homestay
Naryn - "Khan Tengri" Guesthouse
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Kyzyl Oi - Homestay
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide