Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Winter Experience

Description

Feel the world of snow-white untouched gorges, Mountain Rivers and ridges. Get closer to the captivating and enchanting glaciers.

What's included
  • All transfers in comfortable and air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation described in the program in twin /double room
  • Full Board
  • Mineral water
  • Horseback riding in Chon Kemin
  • Yurt show in Kyzyl Tuu
  • Eagle hunting in Bokonbaevo
  • Hot springs in Ak Suu
  • Dungan dinner in Karakol
  • Visits mentioned in the program
  • Our assistance 24/7
What's excluded
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Single room supplement
  • Insurance
  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Alcohol
  • Other services not mentioned as included

Itinerary

Day 1. Airport – Chon Kemin (ca. 200km., 3h.)

Day 1. Airport – Chon Kemin (ca. 200km., 3h.)

We will pick you up at the Manas Airport in Bishkek and drive you to Tar Suu village located in Chon Kemin Valley. Transfer takes about 3 hours.

Upon arrival, you can have a rest, take a shower, and sleep.

After lunch, you enjoy this place. You will have the opportunity to ride horses in the village to explore the lifestyle of the local people and enjoy the beautiful alpine views.

Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guesthouse (Kemin Guesthouse or similar)

Day 2. Chon Kemin – Grigoriev gorge – Karakol (ca. 320 km., 5h.)

Day 2. Chon Kemin – Grigoriev gorge – Karakol (ca. 320 km., 5h.)

After breakfast in the hotel, we go towards Issyk Kul lake, the pearl of Kyrgyzstan. Issyk Kul is the second largest alpine lake in the world after Titicaca. Its name means “hot lake” in the Kyrgyz language.

Lunch at the restaurant in Cholpon Ata. Along the way, we visit Grigoriev gorge, located on the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. You can take a walk, enjoy the wild nature around you, and have a pleasant pastime in this beautiful place.

When we get to Karakol, we go to the hot springs located 20 minutes’ drive from the city. What could be better than taking a dip in hot springs to relax your muscle and clear your head after an active day.

For dinner, a local Dungan family will welcome you to their home to celebrate the diversity of Dungan cuisine over an elaborate home-cooked meal. You will discover the fascinating story of why this Muslim Chinese group immigrated to the region 140 years ago. You will taste the delicious homemade dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* (Karagat Hotel or similar)

Day 3. Karakol – Jety Oguz – Barskoon – Skazka - Bokonbaevo (ca. 210 km., 3-4h.)

Day 3. Karakol – Jety Oguz – Barskoon – Skazka - Bokonbaevo (ca. 210 km., 3-4h.)

After breakfast, we will visit the famous sights of Karakol as the Russian Orthodox cathedral and Dungan mosque.

Then we head to Jety Oguz gorge. The name of the gorge is symbolic and means “seven bulls” in Kyrgyz because there are seven giant red-brown rocks resembling furious bulls standing together. Lunch at the guesthouse or at a small cafe.

Then we go to the Barskoon Gorge. The gorge is famous for its waterfalls. One of the best known is Tears of a Leopard. Here you find the monument for the first cosmonaut Yu. A. Gagarin, who was very fond of this place and rested in the nearby Tamga military sanatorium.

Along the way, we visit Skazka canyons, which translates from Russian as Fairytale. There you can find rocks of surprising shapes and sizes. A real skyscraper or an animal may appear in front of you. You can do short hiking in the canyons.

Dinner and overnight at the guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guesthouse (Emily Guesthouse or similar)

Day 4. Bokonbaevo – Ak Say – Kyzyl-Tuu - Kochkor (ca. 130 km., 3-4h.)

Day 4. Bokonbaevo – Ak Say – Kyzyl-Tuu - Kochkor (ca. 130 km., 3-4h.)

After breakfast at the guesthouse, we meet an eagle hunter with his bird of prey. Eagle hunting is one of the ancient traditions of nomads.

Then we go to the canyons of Ak Say. You hike to the panoramic point to enjoy a magnificent view of the canyons and lake opening in front of you.

Our next stop is Kyzyl Tuu village where the local family reveals the secrets of yurt production. This family is engaged in this unique art from generation to generation.

Upon arrival in Kochkor, you can take a shower and relax at the guesthouse. Optionally we propose you meet the Kyrgyz women who show you the production of felt used in traditional carpets.

Dinner at the local restaurant and overnight in a comfortable hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* (Olive Hotel or similar)

Day 5. Kochkor - Burana - Bishkek (ca. 250 km., 4 h.)

Day 5. Kochkor - Burana - Bishkek (ca. 250 km., 4 h.)

The road to Bishkek passes through the Boom gorge.

Along the way, we visit Burana, located about 80 km from the capital. The tower with funerary monuments, earthworks, remains of the castle, and three mausoleums – that’s all that last out of the ancient Balasagyn town founded by Karakhanids at the end of the ninth century.

Arrival in Bishkek, check-in at the hotel. Free time before dinner.

In the evening, dinner at the restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* (Rixon Hotel or similar)

Day 6. Bishkek (city tour)

Day 6. Bishkek (city tour)

After breakfast in the hotel, we start our city tour in Bishkek. We will visit the heart of the city, Ala-Too Square. After we can enjoy a walk in Oak Park, one of the favorite places of local people.

After lunch, we will have time to visit the local market Osh bazaar. Here you can appreciate the creativity and talent of local artisans. Just as you step into the market, you plunge into the real oriental atmosphere: an interminable stream of people, and a big variety of goods and colors.

In the evening, we can go to a restaurant in Bishkek where you can taste delicious Kyrgyz national dishes.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* (Rixon Hotel or similar)

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

Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Group tour
Tour dates
12 Dec 2022 - 18 Dec 2022
10 spots left
09 Jan 2023 - 15 Jan 2023
10 spots left
13 Feb 2023 - 19 Feb 2023
10 spots left
Duration 7 days / 6 nights
Group 4-10 pax
1055 USD DBL\TWIN Room
per Person
1215 USD Single Room
per Person

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