Day trip to Burana and Chon-Kemin

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  • Excursions




Duration: Approximately 6-7 hours 

The Burana Tower, which stores its secrets for centuries, will finally unveil a few mysterious legends for you. You'll be able to climb the tower and visit the open-air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Further, drive to Chon-Kemin valley (135 km from Bishkek) which is a perfect gateway for 1-2 days with comfortable accommodation. You can go horseback riding and experience true nomadic lifestyle in the fresh air, surrounded by the beauty of local terrain. Acquaint yourself with Kyrgyz cuisine in a friendly family setting.

from 5308 KGS (79$)
One day tour

Days: 1 / Nights: 0

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Leave the bustle of Bishkek behind and travel across to Kyrgyzstan to the incredible Chon Kemin Valley, a protected region which is home to some of the most diverse flora and fauna in the country. Its landscapes vary from semi-deserts to towering glaciers and the region is home to snow leopards, red deer and golden eagles. Chon Kemin is a unique natural reserve with beautifully preserved alpine landscape. Steep glaciers are fringed with green coniferous forests and the valley is surrounded on all sides by towering mountain peaks. After the rainy season, the valley blooms with wildflowers which spread as far as the eye can see.

On the way, stop to visit Burana Historical Tower, one of the few historical buildings in Kyrgyzstan and a remnant of an old Silk Road Town. The tower is part of the minaret of the town of Balasagun that was the capital of the Karahanid Dynasty in the 11th century. In 1974 the tower was restored and now you can climb up through the inside the tower and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Around the tower you find Balbals (stone warriors) from between the 6th and 10th centuries. The small museum contains more artifacts collected in this area. 

Continue on to the Chon-Kemin Valley and arrive to a family run guesthouse in the village of Tarsuu. The beautiful steep-sided Chon (Big) Kemin Valley runs parallel to the border of Kazakhstan between two mountain ranges. The valley’s population is mostly Kyrgyz, of the Sary Bagysh tribe, and many traditions are still practiced here.

After a short rest, enjoy a home-cooked lunch at the guesthouse terrace with a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and village.
After lunch horseback riding tour (1-2 hours).
Before heading back to Bishkek, take a gentle stroll around the village and glean a fascinating insight into rural Kyrgyz life, meet with locals. 

This program can be prolonged upon client's request

Tour price per person

Kyrgyz som19 13610 8919 2928 1347 0366 3046 0695 4415 308
USD 28216013712010493908379

Price in USD can be calculated according to the National Bank of KR exchange rate

Comfortable transportation 
Guide services (Eng/Russ)
Entrance fees
Horseback riding
Lunch at guest house 
Personal expenses 

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