Upon arrival to Bishkek Airport, meet your local driver who will transfer you to city. Flight details are to be confirmed – standard check-in to hotel at/after 14:00.
Afternoon guided city tour of capital’s main highlights: Ala-Too Main Square, open air Art Gallery where you can see paintings of local artists, Oak Park, Panfilov Park, walk through the Erkindik boulevard where you can meet urban people of all ages, Youth Alley, the Statue of Manas - the founder of the Kyrgyz nation is located in front of the Kyrgyz State Grand Philharmonic Hall. The Alley is surrounded by two main universities and it is crowded by students during the semester.
If there is time, finish the tour with visiting to colorful Osh Bazaar where it is possible to feel the real scent of Central Asian culture: you can visit fruit, dry fruit and souvenir sections. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Song Kul Lake. En route stop for hike in Konorchok canyon in Boom valley. Lunch in Kyrgyz family in Kochkor. Overnight and dinner in yurt camp on Song Kul Lake.
Konorchek canyon is also one of beautiful landscapes in Kyrgyzstan. Located 125 km away from the capital city Bishkek, Konorchek reside in the boom gorge. Fantastic thing about reaching to the canyon is that you have to walk through labyrinths of rocks on the bed of a dried river. Konorchek is full of red stones that you can see for miles, so you may find your walk never ending if you walk to the end of these stones.
Meals: B, L, D
Whole day trek in Song-Kul Lake. Stay and dinner in yurt camp.
Son-Kul is one of the most famous alpine lakes and mountain meadows in Kyrgyzstan. At an altitude of 3016 m (9895 feet) above sea level, Son-Kul is a startlingly blue lake surrounded by wide, fertile meadows that have long been used by nomadic herders for their animals.
Meals: B, L, D
After breakfast, transfer to Tash Rabat. Lunch at the local café. Visit Caravanserai and yak herdsman. Stay and dinner in yurt in Tash Rabat.
Tash Rabat is what is known as a ‘caravanserai’, the name given to a sort of roadside inn where travelerscould stop for the night or a few days to rest. They catered for both the humans and the animals that were travelling along the Silk Road and, as well as having accommodation and food facilities, often provided some opportunities for trade and religious rituals.
Meals: B, L, D
Trek to CHATYR-KÖLLake from the caravanserai. The driver will wait for us at the lake. Return by car in yurt camp. Stay and dinner in Tash Rabat.
Chatyr-Kul is located in the Ak-Sai Valley, near the border with China. It lies at an altitude of 3,500 meters, and is surrounded by high mountains. This is one of the largest lakes in Kyrgyzstan, reaching 16.5 meters (55 feet) at its deepest point. Some seventeen rivers feed into the lake, but only one is permanent - the Kekaygyr River. Chatyr-Kul means heavenly lake in Kyrgyz. The lake is a resting place for several breeds of wild birds, and although there are no fish in the lake, there are freshwater shrimp.
Meals: B, L, D
Breakfast at yurt camp. Drive to Kochkor. Lunch and sightseeing in Naryn. Stay B&B in Kochkor.
After breakfast, depart to Jaichy pasture for participation in the Birds of Prey festival. B&B in Bokonbaev.
Meals: B, L, D
After breakfast depart to Karakol. En route stop in Skazka Canyon- the canyon was named after its bizarre rocky landscape, which for many years has been transformed by wind into various sculptures and formations. Some structures have been named for their similarity to the well-known objects and places. For example, one set of ridges in the canyon is called the "The Chinese Wall" due to its similarity to the Great Wall of China. Visitors can also see the statues of the hippopotamus, snakes, dragons, sleeping giants and even entire castles. Stones have not only different forms, but also different colors.
Visit Jeti Oguz Valley before reaching Karakol a lush valley with some striking red sandstone rock formations including the “Seven Bulls” from which the valley takes its name. Upon arrival lunch at local café. In the afternoon, short tour around the city: visit beautiful Russian Church made entirely of wood (built without nails), the Dungan Mosque (Dungan’s are minority group of Chinese Muslims living in this region and they originally come from Western China), the museum of Przewalski, who was renowned Soviet explorer of Central and East Asia. Further, visit one-village-one-product local shop for handmade souvenirs made by local women. This shop is run by the association of local women who produce wide range of products starting from wild berry jams, handicrafts, herbal soaps and other souvenirs, all using products and materials found in the Issyk-Kul region.
Dinner with Uigur family (Uigur cuisine).
Meals: B, L, D
After breakfast, transfer to Cholpon Ata. En route visit Semenov gorge, open air picnic there.
Semenov Gorge (also Chon-Ak-Suu) is one of the most famous gorges on the northern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. It is located on the KüngeyAla-Too Ridge and has a length of 30 kilometers. In the depths of the gorge lies a small lake, which is called the Sacred because of its purity and transparency. The upper part of the gorge joins with the Grigoryev Gorge.
Upon arrival Cholpon Ata, visit Open Air Petroglyphs Museum and cultural complex Rukh Ordo.
Meals: B, L
Free half day on the beach. After lunch drive to Bishkek, en route visit Burana Tower and an open-air museum of Balbals near Tokmok.
Farewell dinner at ethno complex Supara with folklore show.
Meals: B, D
Transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
|GROUP SIZE||PRICE IN KGS (USD)/PER PERSON|
|5||65 800 (940 USD)|
|Supplementary for single accommodation||6 300 (90 USD)|
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|TOUR PRICE INCLUDES|
|Accommodation - twin based||Bishkek - 3* hotel (2 o/n)
Son-Kol - yurt camp (2 o/n)
Tash-Rabat - yurt camp (2 o/n)
Kochkor - guest house/home stay (1 o/n)
Bokonbaev - guest house/home stay (1 o/n)
Karakol - guest house (1 o/n)
Issyk-Kul - 3* hotel (1 o/n)
|Note:||3-5 people share one yurt in Son-Kol & one room at home stays in Kochkor, Bokonbaev Outside shared toilet|
|Transport||Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle (minibus)|
|Guide services (Eng/Russ)||Included|
|Meals||Breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners|
|Entrance fees to museums & sites including festival||Included|
|Bottled water||1 liter/person/day|
|Folklore show in Bishkek||Included|
|TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES|
|International air fare|
|Visa to Kyrgyzstan/Visa support/Passport registration (if required)|
|Meals not indicated in the program|
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