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 – Burana – Kochkor
Our journey begins with a visit of the Burana Tower. The Burana Tower is an ancient minaret in the Chuy Valley in the north part of Kyrgyzstan. It is located about 80 km from the capital Bishkek. The tower with funerary monuments, earthworks, remains of the castle and three mausoleums – that’s all what last out of the ancient Balasagyn town that was founded by Karakhanids at the end of the ninth century. In Kochkor, the Kyrgyz Women will show you how they produce the felt, which is commonly used to make yurts and different handicrafts. During the dinner, you can enjoy the folk show.
Day 3. Kochkor – old Gold mine
After breakfast we go to the gold mines, which is located high in the mountains next to the mountain river. There is a cabin of miners, ordinary people who live there engaged in gold mining (in very small quantity) and cattle grazing. After lunch with local miners, we will go towards the gold mine, where everyone could find a few gold grains. Overnight in the house of miner, Nurbek bayke.
Day 4. Gold mine – Son Kul
The goal of the day is to reach Son-Kul Lake, so we should overcome a mountain pass called Kalmak Ashuu. From the pass, Son-Kul Lake seems very small, but as we go down and approach the lake, it appears as a big and gorgeous lake. 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.
Day 5. Son Kul - Kazarman
Transfer to Kazarman goes through several mountain passes. This day we will have an excellent chance to relax, enjoy picturesque sceneries and take beautiful pictures. In the evening, we get acquainted with the local people of Kazarman village and have a traditional Kyrgyz dinner.
Day 6. Kazarman – Arslanbob
After breakfast, we will continue our trip towards the unique and the biggest walnut-fruit forest in the world Arslanbob. You will be positively surprised by the hospitality of the local population. In the evening, we get Arslanbob and stay at guesthouse.
Day 7. Arslanbob
This day you will explore the magnificent walnut forests of Arslanbob After breakfast, 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. Dinner at guesthouse.
Day 8. Arslanbob – Tash Komur – Toktogul
Today we become real archaeologists in Tash Komur village. There everyone could find an ancient fossil. After our road goes to Toktogul town, where we find the largest reservoir of Kyrgyzstan. On the road, you can enjoy the breathtaking sceneries: endless fields, mountains and sure Naryn River. In the evening, we get Toktogul. Overnight at mini-hotel on the shore of the reservoir.
Day 9. Toktogul – Bishkek
The road to Bishkek passes through the Suusamyr valley and Too-Ashu mountain pass. From this pass, there is a clear view over the whole valley with green grass and horses studs. We will return to the civilization descending from the pass and passing along one of the most important roads of the country. In Bishkek, we will visit the workshop for the manufacture of national ethnic jewelry. In the evening, the farewell dinner is preview.
- Acquaintance with the culture and traditions of the local people
- Horseback riding
- Visit of gold mines
- Fossils’ search in Tash Komyr
- All transfers
- Professional driver
- Accommodation described in the program
- Full board
- Visits described in the program