Kyrgyzstan tour 5
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana Tower - Cholpon Ata - Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Tamga
Our travel company offers you to visit the most celebrated places of interest in Kyrgyzstan. You will visit Burana Minaret that was built at the end of the 11th century; also you will see Issik Kul Lake - the treasure of Kyrgyz republic. Issyk - Kul is the second largest mountain lake in the world after the Lake Titicaca in South America. Beside that we are going to show you 8 century B.C petroglyphs. And some other sightseeing!
Day 1: Bishkek - Burana Tower - Issyk Kul Lake
You will be met by your guide in the airport and transferred (270km) to the hotel in Cholpon Ata, which is situated on the Issyk - Kul (1600 m. a. s. l.) lake northern shore. En route to the lake, we will visit the Burana Tower Historical Complex that includes Burana minaret from the 11th century, reconstructed foundadions of the medieval mausoleums, the hill that used to be khan's palace and the open air Balbals (stone warriors) cemetery. Lunch is on the way to Cholpon - Ata. Cholpon - Ata is the resort town, cultural and historical center of Issyk - Kul region.
Day 2: Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol
Breakfast. Transfer from Cholpon Ata to Karakol town that is the administrative and cultural center of the Issyk - Kul Region. We will visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.), including the local museum of Issyk - Kul, on the way to Karakol. As an option you can have one hour cruise on a steam boat to enjoy the beauty of the lake. Overnight stay is in the guesthouse in Karakol.
Day 3: Karakol - Tamga
Breakfast. This morning will be devoted to a guided Karakol sightseeing tour. This tour includes the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. This will be followed by the visit of the Dungan mosque. One of its highlights is the fact that it is built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. Soon after, you will visit Prjevalsky Museum. In the museum you hear the story about the life of the first Explorer of Central Asian nature. We will start our way to the impressive Jeti Oguz after lunch. Jeti Oguz is situated 30 km away from Karakol. It is the gorge of seven red rocks. There you will see also the Mountain that is split in two parts and has the name "Broken Heart". After that you will be transferred to Tamga Village.
Day 4: Tamga - Bishkek
Breakfast. You will drive along the Issyk-Kul Lake southern shore to Bishkek City. Lunch. You will have a city tour as soon as we are in Bishkek. This city tour includes the visits of the Central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan, National philharmonic, Osh Bazaar, The Kyrgyz Gallery of Fine Arts and many other interesting places and monuments.
Day 5: Bishkek
At the pick up time arranged previously according to your flight details your guide will meet you the guesthouse at and accompany you to the International Airport of Manas.