Route of program day by day:
Day 1. Airport – Bishkek
Briefing on the planned itinerary. City tour. Today we will visit Bishkek’s principal attractions as Ala -Too Square, State Historical Museum, the Oak Park and others. You can enjoy Soviet-style architecture as well as modern monuments and buildings. Bishkek is known as the greenest city in Central Asia thanks to its countless parks and alleys making the city a great place to live. For dinner we go to one of the best restaurants in Bishkek where you can taste delicious Kyrgyz national dishes
Day 2. Bishkek - Toktogul
At the beginning of our journey, we will have to overcome two mountain passes Too Ashuu and Alabel. We cross the wonderful Suusamyr valley, a paradise for nomads and their cattle. Despite the summer’s period, we guarantee that we get into a real winter here. Our way goes to Toktogul town, where we find the largest reservoir of Kyrgyzstan. We can have a walk in the shore of artificial lake and enjoy the fascinating sceneries around us. We also get to know local people and their lifestyle.
Day 3. Toktogul – Sary Chelek
Departure early in the morning and our goal is to get the unique Biosphere Reserve of Sary Chelek. A significant part of the area is occupied by walnut, apple and pear wood. Sary Chelek Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes situated at 1800 meters above the sea level. It was created because of a strong earthquake. The valley has also another six small lakes and wide river network. The physical location of the Sary-Chelek reserve caused its mild climate: warm summers and winters with little snow. Here you find out the majestic mountains with snow-capped peaks touching the sky.
Day 5. Arslanbob
This day you will explore the majestic walnut forests of Arslanbob We take a walk to the first small waterfall of 25 meters. After, we go up to the panoramic point with a beautiful view where we can see the entire valley. Later we continue our walk towards the second waterfall. Our way passes through the walnut forests. Optionally: excursion with the Russian 4x4 UAZ or with horses
Day 6. Arslanbob – Uzgen - Jalal Abad - Kazarman
After breakfast, we go to Uzgen town, one of the capitals of the Karakhanid State in the 11th and 12th centuries. We visit its famouse minaret that is considered to be one of the best preserved monuments of that period in Kyrgyzstan. In the evening, we get Kazarman. You will be positively surprised by the hospitality of the local population. It is generally known that the people in the south part of the country are very welcoming and friendly
Day 7. Kazarman - Son-Kul
The goal of the day is to reach Son Kul Lake, located at an altitude of 3 000 m. Therefore, we will pass through the beautiful places we can see yaks and other animals. When we arrive in the yurts camp, you get to know the hospitality of the nomads, their lifestyle and their customs. Note: yurt capacity 6 people. But during the low season you can be accommodated 2 pax per yurt according to the availability. Optionally: national horse games demonstration, horse riding
Day 8. Son-Kul - Tash Rabat
The goal of the day is to reach the caravanserai Tash Rabat, so we should overcome a mountain pass called Moldo Ashuu. Tash Rabat is a historical monument founded by monks in the 10th century. During the Silk Road history, Tash Rabat has lost its religious significance and the main function of the monastery was providing a stay for caravans and travelers. Note: yurt capacity 6 people. But during the low season you can be accommodated 2 pax per yurt according to the availability.
Day 10. Kochkor - Bokonbaevo – Skazka – Tamga
In the morning, we go towards the biggest lake of the country Issyk Kul, the pearl of Kyrgyzstan. We go by the south shore of the lake. On the road, in Bokonbaevo we meet eagle hunter with his bird of prey. Later, we visit Skazka canyons, which signify Fairytale. Here you can find objects of surprising shapes and sizes. A real skyscraper or an animal may appear in front of you. In the evening, when we get Tamga you will try a real Russian bath "banya".
Day 11. Tamga - Barskoon – Tamga
After breakfast, we visit the Barskoon Gorge with impressive nature, which remembers the mountain highway turning to the height of 4 000 m. At the end of the road, you can see the waterfall called Tears of Snow Leopard. At the foot of the mountain, you can also enjoy the beautiful Barskoon River. During the summertime, people build yurts here, so you can try the Kyrgyz traditional drink, Kumis, and enjoy the beauty of the landscape. In the evening, you will return to Tamga village.
Day 12. Tamga – Jety Oguz – Karakol
After breakfast, we go towards Jety Oguz valley. Its name means “Seven bulls”. The name is symbolic, because there are seven huge red-brown rocks resembling ranked furious bulls standing together. Especially romantic look has the rock "Broken Heart" located at the entrance to the gorge. We will take a walk up to the waterfall. When we get Karakol, we will visit its famous sights as Russian Orthodox cathedral and Dungan mosque. At restaurant, you can taste the typical dish of this region ¨ ashlyam fuu¨, Dungan traditional cuisine.
Day 13. Karakol – Grigoriev and Semienov gorge – Cholpon-Ata
This day we are going to hike in the Grigoriev and Semienov gorge. They are located on the northern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake, 60 kilometers from Cholpon-Ata. This place is considered as the most famous attractions in Issyk-Kul. Pine trees and green hillsides cover the mountains. You can hear the noise of the mountain river with glacial clear water, which flow down to the valley. The middle part of the valley is crowned with two snowy peaks: the peak of Kum-Bel (4200 m) and Eshenbulak peak (4647m). In Cholpon-Ata we will visit the hot mineral springs.
Day 14. Cholpon-Ata – Burana - Bishkek
The road to Bishkek passes through the Boom gorge. After lunch, we will have time to visit the local market and buy some presents. Osh bazar is a popular place for not only citizens, but also to tourists. Here you can appreciate the creativity and talent of local artisans. Just as you step the market, you plunge into the real oriental atmosphere: an interminable stream of people, a big variety of goods and colors. You will not live the bazar unsatisfied; you will surely find something that you were looking for and reminding you Kyrgyzstan and your unforgettable trip here. In the evening, we will have the farewell dinner at traditional Kyrgyz restaurant.
- Acquaintance with the culture and traditions of the local people
- Kyrgyz traditional music show
- Felt production show
- All transfers
- Professional driver
- Accommodation described in the program
- Full board
- Visits described in the program