Winter Jeep Tour – “Sparkling Kyrgyzstan”

Discover an amazing sparkling world through the eyes of nomads. Move towards blinding glaciers by conquering snow-capped mountain passes.

    Description

    Discover an amazing sparkling world through the eyes of nomads. Move towards blinding glaciers by conquering snow-capped mountain passes.

    What's included
    • All transfers
    • 4x4 Car Rental (2 pax per car) Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
    • Car Insurance
    • Early Check-In
    • Ecological & Entrance fees
    • Mineral water in Jeep
    • Walkie-Talkie connection between Jeeps
    • 1 Lead car
    • English Speaking Guide
    • Accommodation described in the program (DBL\TWN)
    • Full Board
    • Visits described in the program
    • Mineral water
    What's excluded
    • International flights
    • Alcohol and beverages
    • Single Supplement – 235USD
    • Luggage carriers
    • Safety deposit for the car – 300USD (blocked on driver’s bank card)
    • Traffic Fines

    Itinerary

    Day 1. Airport – Bishkek – Ala Archa National Park – Bishkek (80 km, 1 h)

    Day 1. Airport – Bishkek – Ala Archa National Park – Bishkek (80 km, 1 h)

    Arrival to Manas Airport in Bishkek. Our team welcome you in the airport and drive you to hotel. Check-in. You can have a rest in your comfortable rooms.

    During lunch we discuss the tour program/Briefing on the planned itinerary. Having prepared our warm clothes, we are ready to go.

    The first trip to the gorge of Ala Archa National Park will adapt you to the car, roads and traffic.

    Reaching the park, you will feel the difference in the height of the national park and the city.

    If there is snow you can have fun, play snowballs, make a snowman among perennial trees.

    For dinner we go to one of the best restaurants in Bishkek where you can taste local food

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Accommodation: Garden Hotel & Spa 4*

    Day 2. Bishkek – Chon Kemin (190 km, 5-6h)

    Day 2. Bishkek – Chon Kemin (190 km, 5-6h)

    Departure at 9 a.m.

    The next day’s road will be interesting and also adventurous because the way to Chon-Kemin will pass along interesting, picturesque roads under the Kyrgyz-Too mountain range.

    Chon Kemin it is the biggest valley in Kyrgyzstan. We will drive through the mountain gorge.

    This park encompasses the entire Chong Kemin Valley. There are many trails still virgin or almost. Several passes between Issyk Kul Lake or Kitchi Kemin Valley.

    Winter in Chon Kemin is also great for snowshoeing and horseriding.

    The total area is 126,514 hectares. Here in the park the river Chon Kemin flows. More than 780 species of plants grow and rare mammals such as snow leopard, brown bear, maral, Eurasian lynx, golden eagle etc. are found.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Accommodation: Guest House – Ashuu

    Day 3. Chon Kemin – Cholpon Ata (195km, 4-5h)

    Day 3. Chon Kemin – Cholpon Ata (195km, 4-5h)

    Аfter a hearty breakfast at the guest house, we start at 9.00, pre-warming up our “iron horses”.

    We pass the Boom gorge and enter the Issuk-Kul region, the homeland of the biggest lake of Kyrgyzstan.

    Lake Issyk-Kul was a stopover on the Great Silk Road, the land route of travelers from the Far East to Europe. Also for us, it will become a place of respite on our “Great Winter Path”.

    Lunch at the guest house of local residents at Tamchi village, in the traditional atmosphere of a Kyrgyz family.

    Then we continue along the northern shore of the lake to Cholpon Ata. On the way, we turn to a panoramic point near the village of Ornok, which reveals fascinating view of the lake similar more to the sea with the gorgeous mountains behind.

    On the panorama we pause where we can enjoy hot tea and coffee looking at this beauty.

    We will stay in Issyk-Kul Resort Hotel situated in the shore of the lake.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Accommodation: Karven 4 Seasons

    Day 4. Cholpon Ata – Karakol (180km, 3-4h)

    Day 4. Cholpon Ata –  Karakol (180km, 3-4h)

    Departure at 10 a.m.

    After a cool morning, the way will lead to the Semyonov gorge or Kyrchyn where in the summer the World Nomad games were held with the participation of many countries. In the valley there flows the river Ak-Suu, which starts from the glacier.

    Rough rocks and dark green tall trees are perfectly combined here with each other and together make up the landscape of exceptional beauty.

    A picnic point can be set up in the middle of these beautiful scenic trees.

    Upon arrival in Karakol, we will be accommodated and spend free time after a cold ride, drinking hot cappuccino in a comfortable armchair of the hotel.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Accommodation: Hotel Karagat 4*

    Day 5. Karakol – Jety Oguz – Barskoon – Skazka – Kochkor (320km, 4-5h)

    Day 5. Karakol – Jety Oguz – Barskoon – Skazka – Kochkor (320km, 4-5h)

    Check out at 09:00. Our Off-road cars at the start of conquering new roads.

    A long day ahead with several visits along the way such as Jeti Oguz (from Kyrgyz it is translated – “Seven Bulls”). Dense vegetation covers red rocks of the gorge. The name “Seven Bulls” follows from Red Rocks, being on against sanatorium, which known for the medical hot springs.

    Next place is Barskoon gorge is known by beautiful and powerful waterfalls. The most famous are the Bowl of Manas, the Leopard Tears, located at an altitude of 2,500 m above sea level, at a distance of 12 km from Barskoon village.

    After lunch (Russian cuisine) at the Geust house in Tamga village we continue to Skazka canyon with its bizarre rocky landscape, which for many years has been transformed by erosion into amazing sculptures and formations.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Accommodation: Olive Hotel 3*\Nomads Lodge 3*

    Day 6. Kochkor – Bishkek (200km, 3h)

    Day 6. Kochkor – Bishkek (200km, 3h)

    The morning starts with a traditional felt show presenting all the secrets of making Shyrdaks, the Kyrgyz felt carpets listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Making felt products is an ancient craft of the nomadic people.

    Check out at 11.00

    Lunch at local cafe named Hawaii giving you warm sensations after winter adventures.

    We return the cars upon arrival in the city.

    In the evening, we all gather for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant with national cuisine.

     

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Accommodation: Plaza Hotel 4*

    Day 7. Bishkek - Airport – Departure (40km, 30min)

    Transfer to the airport in a comfortable minibus

    Drop off at the airport

    Group tour
    Tour dates
    06 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021
    10 Jan 2022 - 16 Jan 2022 07 Feb 2022 - 13 Feb 2022
    Duration 7 days / 6 nights
    Group 4-10 pax
    1350 USD per person, based on 2 pax per car.
    1150 USD SGL SPP + Private Car
    Extra passengers: Rate for the 3rd & 4th passengers is 890USD.