Kyrgyzstan tour 7
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 15 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 Kyrgyzstan - the country of the Celestial mountains, marvelous lakes and enchantingly beautiful nature! We would like to offer a perfect tour for those travelers and tourists who adore nature. This tour was specially developed. It includes the visiting of the southern and northern parts of Kyrgyz Republic. During this adventure you will visit one of the greatest walnut forests in the world and see famous lakes Sary Chelek and Son Kul. You will spend the nights not only in guesthouses and hotels but also in yurts - traditional dwellings of the nomads.
Day 1: Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake
From Manas International Airport you will be collected by your guide and then you will be transferred to the Lake of Sary Chelek. This famous is far away from towns and it is really worth to visit it! Many years ago there was a ravine with a mountain river passing through it, but after the earthquake that provoked stone fall, the ravine was blocked and the water collected right in the gorge. We have a brilliant opportunity to enjoy lake's beauty. Sary Chelek is one of the most beautiful lakes in Kyrgyzstan that lies at the altitude of 1873 m. above sea level. It is about 2.5 km. wide and 75 km. long.
Day 2: Sary Chelek - Arslan Bob
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock in the morning. Transfer from Sary Chelek to Arslan Bob forest by car. Along the whole way to the forest you will see plenty of picturesque places that will amaze you by their beauty. Arslan Bob is one of the most spectacular places in Kyrgyzstan, and one of the biggest walnuts bearing forests in the world. Here are the trees with two meter thick trunks; some of them reach 30 meters in a height. They grow wild on the slopes of the mountain ranges of Chatkal and Fergana, along river banks at an altitude of between 1000 and1800 meters a. s. l. Arslan Bob Village lies itself at the altitude of 1700 m. above sea level. You will spend this night in the guesthouse of the local family.
Day 3: Arslan Bob
This day you will have time to explore this place. With your guide you will go on hiking to take pleasure in the beauty of the place and to see a mountain cascade there. after that you can go on walking or just relax in the walnut forest quiet atmosphere.
Day 4: Arslan Bob - Jalal Abad
Fortifying breakfast. Transfer ffom Arslanbob to Jalal Abad town that is the administrative center of Jalal - Abad region. You will have drive to this town along the mountain road that will have many remarkable views. The region has played host to travelers for thousands of years as one of the main branches of the Great Silk Road passed through its territory. Overnight is in the guesthouse in Jalal - Abad.
Day 5: Jalal Abad - Osh City
At 8 o'clock your breakfast will be served. After breakfast we will start our trip to the 2nd biggest city in Kyrgyzstan that is Osh. On the way to the city we will visit also Uzgen town. There is a Tower and 3 beautiful mausoleums that were built in the 11 century. After excursion at the site of Uzgen Architectural Complex we will continue our way to Osh. Osh is considered as the southern capital of Kyrgyz Republic. The city is more than 3000 years old and it means that it is even older than Rome. You will visit our Asian bazaars in the city. These bazaars are the most famous in Kyrgyzstan. You can make hundreds of pictures there and after that you we will visit sacred Suleiman Mountain that is situated in the middle of the city. Overnight stay is in the guest house.
Day 6: Osh City - Kazarman Village
Transfer from Osh back to Uzgen in order to cross Pamir - Alai Mountains and to drive in the heart of Tien Shan Mountain system, in the Naryn Region. On our way, we will see stunning mountains and you will have a great possibility to take pleasure in its nature. You will have a dinner as soon as we are in Kazarman. You will spend this night in the home stay.
Day 7: Kazarman - Tash Rabat Caravanserai
You will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock after packing your luggage. After that you will be transferred to the Tash Rabat. You will be carried away by the amazing scenery offered through views the untouched nature. Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains at a height 3200 m. above sea level. Tash Rabat (Stone Castle from the 14th century) - Caravanserai on the Great Silk Way. The building is a unique one that has no analogue in the whole world. It was constructed of layered rock, partly inside the mountain. Totally, there are 31 rooms, which are connected with maze, there are also underground prisons for medieval thieves. The thickness of walls is one meter. At 7 p.m. traditional dinner will be served. You will spend the night in the yurt camp nearby Tash Rabat caravanserai.
Day 8: Tash Rabat - Son Kul Lake
Breakfast. Transfer from Tash Rabat Caravanserai to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul. On the way lunch will be taken. Son Kul Lake is situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level (it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan), on the treeless plateau. Son - Kul Lake is surrounded by mountains. Kyrgyz nomads and herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a summer pastureland, but in the mid of autumn they return back to their villages. You will be free to explore and take pleasure in the lake's virgin nature and its surroundings after our arrival. Dinner. Overnight stay is in the yurt camp.
Day 9: Son Kul Lake (3013 m. a. s. l.)
Your breakfast is at 9 o' clock in the morning. This morning you have a free time at Son-Kul to explore its nature by yourself. You can ride on a horse along the lake shore, or just relax in the atmosphere of the wild and calm environment. At 2 p.m. lunch will be served. After having your lunch you will see the site of the ancient petroglyphs. It will be a great chance to familiarize with nomadic culture and its traditions. Traditional dinner will be served in original nomadic habitations - yurts. You will spend the night as nomads do, in yurts.
Day 10: Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village
Strengthening breakfast. Transfer (185 km) from Son Kul lake to Kochkor Village. Upon arrival in Kochkor village you will meet a family that uncover for you the secrets of national felt carpets production. During this felt show you even can create your own carpet. Overnight in a home stay. Traditional dinner with a local family.
Day 11: Kochkor village - Konorchek Canyons
Transfer from Kochkor Village to the famous Konorchek Canyons. Just upon the arrival, we will start our hiking in the red canyons stunning place. Konorchel Canyons are absolutely different from all other ravines in Kyrgyzstan. This is a real paradise for people who like to make pictures! The canyons are of diverse shapes that make your hiking so exciting.
Day 12: Konorchek Canyons
This day we will go on hiking in this fantastic red sandstone canyons. You will be astonished by the variable views during the whole hiking tour. This place has really exceptional natural conditions that are waiting for you. You will have an opportunity to go both along the bottom of canyons and then along the top of it.
Day 13: Konorchek - Chon Kemin
We will go to the place where our driver will wait for us after breakfast. After that you will be transferred via Boom gorge to the Valley of Chon Kemin. This night you will spend in the guesthouse of Kalmak - Ashuu.
Day 14: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock. Transfer from Chon Kemin Valley to Bishkek city. We will visit Burana Tower - minaret of 11 century and an open air museum of Balbans - stone warriors, on the way to Bishkek. You will have a city tour when you come in Bishkek. Night in a hotel***.
A farewell dinner will be in the restaurant at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Day 15: Bishkek - Europe
At the pick up time arranged previously according to your flight details your guide will meet you in the hotel to accompany you to the International Airport of Manas.