Itinerary: Bishkek – Cholpon Ata – Karakol –Altyn Arashan – Kochkor – Son Kul – Tash Rabat – Kazarman – Sary Chelek – Djalal-Abad – Osh – KPP Dostuk
11 days / 10 nights
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Tour: Cultural trip
Season: mid May – early September
Group size: 1-12 persons
Accommodation: on twin basis
Description: We invite you to experience a real adventure and discover the amazing Kyrgyzstan with us! Holding up the Sky Mountains of Tien-Shan, the celestial Issyk-Kul and Son-Kul Lake and many other places are waiting for you! You will get acquainted with the local people, try local food and drink clean water in the world, descended from the mountain glaciers!
Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting at the airport “Manas”, transfer to the hotel 3*. Rest. Sightseeing tour: visit Ala-Too square, Osh market Opera and Ballet Theatre, Fine Art Museum, World National Library, State Historical Museum and etc. Accommodation in the hotel 3*.
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|2||Bishkek – Cholpon-Ata
Breakfast. Transfer to Cholpon-Ata (260km 4-5 hrs) northern shore of Issyk-Kul lake. On the way visit cultural complex Burana Tower (X-XI cen.), cultural site which marks Karakhanid town Balasagyn. Arrival in Issyk-Kul lake. Afternoon visit Cultural Complex “Ruh Ordo”, Petroglyphs museum on open air dating from 500 BC – 100 AD. Image of wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopard and some hunting scenes. Rest / swim on the shore of Issyk-Kul lake. Accommodation in the Guest House. Optional extra: 1 hour boat cruises to enjoy beauty of the lake.
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|3||Cholpon-Ata — Karakol
Breakfast. Transfer to Karakol along northern side of Issyk-Kul lake (140 km, 4 hrs). On the way excursion to Grigorivskoye Gorge by entering to Grigorievskoye Gorge and exiting from Semenovskoye gorge (50 km, 1 hour). Upon arrival to Karakol visit Prejevalskiy Museum, Russian Explorer who made several expeditions in Central Asia and reached the gates of Lhasa in Tibet. Afternoon visit Dungan mosque of Chinese style (built in 1910 years), Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (XVIIII cen.) built without iron nails. Accommodation in the Guest House.
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Breakfast. Excursion to Altyn Arashan Gorge (Gold Spring) 3000m, it is located 45 km east of Karakol (3-4 hrs). On the right of the river there is a small resort “Altyn Arashan” (1963 years). Lunch-box. Hiking to the mountains. Take bathe on hot spring pool. Back to Karakol. Accommodation in the Guest House.
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|Karakol — Kochkor
Breakfast. Transfer to Kochkor (275 km, 5-6 hrs) along southern side of Issyk-Kul lake. Lunch in en-route café. On the way excursion Jety-Oguz Gorge, valley with seven red stones rock formation where you can see Broken Heart Mountain. After continue visit Skazka Gorge (Fare tale), amazing gorge with red stone formation and canyon. Optional extra: Show of eagle hunting. Upon arrival in Kochkor, visit felt made souvenir and handicraft shop, see manufacture of felt carpet (Kyrgyz National carpet). Dinner accompanied with local folklore in Home stay. Accommodation in Family runs home stay.
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|Kochkor – Son-Kul Lake
Breakfast. Transfer to Son-Kul lake (120 km, 3-4 hrs) the second large high mountain lake at the altitude of 3060m, where you can see nomadic life, ancient culture, tradition and customs of Kyrgyz nomad’s which is still alive today. Taste Kyrgyz national drink “Kymyz” (fermented mare’s milk). Lunch in Yurt Inn. Rest. See edelweiss flower, golden eagle, camel, yaks and taste Kyrgyz national local nomad’s food. Optional extra: horse riding in the pasture. Dinner and accommodation in Yurt Inn, nomad’s traditional dwelling.
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|7||Son-Kul Lake – Tash-Rabat
Transfer to Tash-Rabat via Naryn (260 km, 4-5 hrs), towards Chinese border. Tash-Rabat Caravan Sarai (X-XII century) served as a fortress for travelers along Great Silk Road. Lunch-box on the way. Afternoon excursion to Caravansarai, see local nomad’s life, tradition and customs. Dinner and accommodation in Yurt Inn. Optional extra: Horseback riding.
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|Tash-Rabat — Kazarman
Breakfast. Transfer to Kazarman (380 km, 5-6 hrs) via magnificent Kurtka pass and famous Makmal gold mine. Lunch box on the way. Arrival in Kazarman. Dinner and accommodation in the CBT Home Stay. Optional extra: it is place where you have a chance to hike up and visit Saimaluu-Tash rock painting dating from 2000 BC up to Middle Age at 3200 meter in high valley which is listed in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. To visit this site one full extra day should be added.
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|Kazarman – Sary-Chelek Lake
Breakfast. Transfer to Sary-Chelek National Park («Yellow bowl») via Jala-Abad (358 km, 6-7 hrs) where you can enjoy Sary-Chelek lake view and nature. It was founded to protect and research the pristine natural landscape. Dinner and accommodation in the CBT Home Stay
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|Sary-Chelek Lake — Osh
Breakfast. Excursion on the boat through the Sary-Chelek lake, 1 hrs. Open magnificent view of the lake. Lunch-box. Afternoon transfer to Osh (300 km 5 hrs). Accommodation in the CBT Home Stay.
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Breakfast. City tour: visit Suleiman-Too(X cen.), Mountain Takht-Sulaiman. At the foot of the mountains are the most famous mosque of the city (the mausoleum Asaf ibn Burhiya (XI-XVII cen), a mosque-Abdullakhan Rawat (XVII — XVIII cen), the mosque of Mohammed Yusuf Bayhodzhi oglu (1909 years). Madrassas Alymbek Paravanchi Datca, madrassas Muhamedboy Turk Hal Muratbaev are magnificent examples of the Fergana architectural and construction of the school. Afternoon continue city tour: See the Mosque of Shahid-Tepa,; memorial complex «Evening light» Lunch in the local restorant. Monuments: VI Lenin, Toktogul Satylganov, Abdykadyrova, Sultan Ibraimov, Orozbekova Kurmanjan Datca Alisher Navoi. Accommodation in the CBT Home Stay.
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|12||Osh – Dostuk (Uzbekistan)
Breakfast. Transfer to Kyrgyz-Uzbek border post “Dostuk” (30 min). Cross the border to Uzbekistan and meet with Uzbek travel agency.
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Price is available by request.
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189 Tynystanova str., 720000
Tel: +996 312 883644 land line
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Web site: http://silkroad-trip.com/
Program price includes:
- For the group up to 4 pax by Minivan Delica 4 WD, 6 seats from day 1 to day 6
- For the group up to 12 pax by Minibus, 18 seats from day 1 to day 6
- Bishkek: “Shah Palace” 3* or equal level — 1 nights, private bathroom
- Cholpon –Ata: Guest House, 1 night, private bathroom
- Karakol: Green Yard Guest hotel 3 * or equal level, 2 night, private bathroom
- Altyn Arashan: Home Stay -1 night, shared bathroom
- Son-Kul Lake: Yurt Inn, on sharing basis in one gender, 1 yurt is for 5 pax, 1 night, full board
- Kazarman: Home Stay — 1 night, shared bathroom,
- Sary Chelek Lake: Home Stay 1 night, shared bathroom
- Osh: CBT Home Stay — 1 night shared bathroom
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- Bottled mineral water 1,5 liter per per/day
- English speaking guide during the trip
- Excursion + entrance fees as mentioned in the program
- Memorable souvenirs
Service does not include:
- International air flight
- Early check in Bishkek
- Alcohol beverage in restaurants
- Horseback riding in Son-Kul
- Kyrgyz visa / visa invitation letter
- In case of early check-in on day 1, extra night for the accommodation is charged
- It is recommended to have warm closes due to cool weather in mountain area.
- Suggested program can be changed or individualized according to your interests
Please, contact us to get the best exclusive rates.