Unknown Kyrgyzstan Tour 3
Unknown Kyrgyzstan Tour 3
Duration: 9 days
In short: Bishkek - Kyzyl Oi - Son Kul - Tash Rabat - Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Skazka - Karakol - Semenovskoye - Grigorievskoye - Chon Kemin - Burana - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Kyzyl Oi
Welcome to Kyrgyzstan! We are glad to see you on Unknown Kyrgyzstan Tour 3. The guide will meet you at the Manas International Airport and transfer you to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. It will take about 30 minutes. You will have the city tour and visit the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and other wonders. In the afternoon, we will travel to Kyzyl Oi village. It is an idea to take wonderful photos and see celestial mountains! Your route will pass over the Tue Ashuu pass. We are sure you will like it on tours. Transfer to hotel for rest.
Day 2: Kyzyl Oi - Son Kul
Meet your guide and travel to the outstanding Son Kul Lake. This amazing lake of crystal beauty will not leave you indifferent. It is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, located at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Here is an opportunity to see wild animals like hares, foxes and even wolves. In addition, you will be impressed by Kyrgyz yurts and take rest in it. Today you will spend night in yurts in order to feel as nomad.
Day 3: Son Kul - Tash Rabat
Today you will have free morning to see the whole beauty of Son Kul Lake. In addition, you can meet locals and taste national food. They will inspire you by hospitality. Then we will start to drive to the Tash Rabat (Stone Castle) Caravanserai located on the Great Silk Road and known since the 14th century. This site is situated in Tian Shan Mountains and built of stone blocks inside a mountain and places at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. Travelers can see 31 rooms with walls of 1 m thick. In addition, you will be told that, in past times this place was the house of culprits. Night is in yurts near Tash Rabat Caravanserai.
Day 4: Tash Rabat - Kochkor
The tour will start by driving to Kochkor village. Meet the celestial mountains and gorges of over 3 000 meters high. For sure you will want to stop and take wonderful photos of such unique places on tours. When we arrive in Kochkor village you will have the chance to learn more Kyrgyz felt carpets and even make your own with the help of professional masters. Then visit a small handicraft museum there and find old examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolf, horse saddle decorations, carpets and other attributes. Night is in a home stay.
Day 5: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Skazka - Karakol
We are glad to present the next wonderful day where you can visit Issyk Kul Lake. Since past times it is the second largest alpine lake in the world which is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". You will find it never freeze due to healing properties. Then we will drive to Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. It will take about 4 km from Tosor village. Skazka Canyon attracts travelers with red sand of different formations. In the afternoon, we will travel to Bokonbaeva village. This is a great idea to see berkutchi (an eagle trainer). He will show you an eagle hunting and then you can hold birds for photos. The tour will be continued to the famous gorge of Jeti Oguz, which is known for its Red Rocks. Behind, you will see the Broken Heart Mountain. We will continue our way to Karakol town. On arrival, night is in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Karakol - Semenovskoye - Grigorievskoye - Issyk Kul
After breakfast, we will drive to Issyk Kul Lake along the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake where we can impress by the striking Grigorievskoe and Semenovskoe gorges! It is imporntat to note that, they meet each other at the end. Travelers will have an opportunity to lay down on green grass and just get relaxation of warn nature. You may meet wild mountain inhabitants as hares, foxes, yaks and even wolves. Afterwards, your night will be spent in the resort on the shore of Issyk Kul Lake.
Day 7: Issyk Kul lake - Chon Kemin
The next destination of our tour will start by travelling to Chon Kemin village. Here you will visit ancient stone inscriptions found in the 800 B.C by shamans as well as museum in Cholpon Ata where you can find past handicraft, music instruments and artifacts. In Chon Kemin village, travelers will walk in national park and capture mountain views on tours. In the second part of day, you will have 3 hours of horse riding and among gorges and fields. Afterwards, your night will be in a home stay.
Day 8: Chon Kemin - Burana - Bishkek
In the morning, we will drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. At first, you can have a break and visit the Burana Tower, it belongs to the 11th century. Walking over it, you will see an open air museum of Balbals or stone warriors dedicated to soldiers. When we are in Bishkek, you will have an opportunity to visit Asian Bazaar! Roaming among colorful bazaar and seeing people selling and buying goods will make you satisfied. You can try it too, especially bargain. In the end of day, you will be transferred to hotel.
Day 9: Bishkek - Airport
Morning transfer to airport. Thank you for Unknown Kyrgyzstan Tour 3!
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 980 $
04 pax - 670 $
06 pax - 535 $
08 pax - 465 $
10 pax - 425 $
Single - 115 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
Half board - 115 $
Full board - 225 $
English speaking guide - 715 $ per group
Kyzyl Oi - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts, (4 pax in 1)
Tash Rabat - Yurts, (4 pax in 1)
Kochkor - Homestay
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- Museum admissions
- Provision of mineral water
- Horse riding in Son Kul & Chon Kemin
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide