Name of tour: Nature of Issyk Kul and Naryn
Length: 7 day
Places of interest: Bishkek, Chunkurchak, Karakol, Jeti Oguz, Naryn
Day 1: Bishkek – Chunkurchak – Bishkek
Our team will meet you at Manas International Airport and transfer you to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek city. It will take approximately 30 minutes. Firstly we will start from city tour which includes places as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic etc. Aftherwards we will drive to Chunkurchak gorge. It is one of the smallest but stunning gorges in our country. Chunkurchak means “hollow”. It is important to mention that the territory of the gorge is National Biological Reserve. In the winter the skiing zone is open and you can relax with you famile here. Chunkurchak is part of the Takhr Gorge. In the evening we will come back to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin
In the morning we will drive to Chin Kemin gorge. But firstly you will see Burana tower dedicated to 11th century. In the past it was minaret. Now you can observe balbals on the territory and even climb to the top of the tower. Later on you will visit a local family and try traditional cuisine. Further we will have horse riding for 3 hours passing mountain forest. At the end you will enjoy panoramic view of the gorge. In the evening you will have a dinner and spend the night is in a guest home.
Day 3: Chon Kemin – Issyk Kul lake northern shore – Karakol
Issyk-Kul is the second largest salt lake in the world, located at an altitude of 1609 m. The lake never freezes (hence its name), despite the fact that it is surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks. Lake Issyk-Kul is a unique place in its own way, which is famous for its warm sandy beaches, thermomineral radon springs, Alpine meadows, and coniferous forests of the Park type. All this splendor is located next to fascinating mountain peaks and glaciers, including many of the highest mountain verticals. The Kyrgyz call lake Issyk-Kul "the pearl of the Tien Shan". And in 2004, the government even declared the lake a national treasure. Due to its size, Issyk-Kul sometimes looks like a continental sea with quite a large number of beaches. Most of the beach areas are located on the North coast and are a popular destination for tourists. A large number of hotels, sanatoriums, boarding houses and guest houses are located around the lake. We will drive along northern shore to the Karakol town in order to visit Dungan mosque which was built without metal nail and decorated in Chinese style. Also there is situated old wooden Orthodox Church. Dinner will be in a local restaurant. The night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Tamga
Today we will go to Jeti Oguz gorge. Jety-Oguz gorge is located on the southern Bank of Issyk-Kul, 25 kilometers southwest of Karakol and 400 km away. from the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. The name Jety-Oguz (translated from Kyrgyz as "Seven Bulls"), the gorge received because of the array of red sandstone rocks similar to huge bulls lying on the ground. Another of the huge rocks of the gorge is surprisingly similar to a cracked heart.Jety-Oguz gorge is one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. A rapid mountain river of the same name flows through the gorge. Huge Tien Shan firs grow on both sides of the river. In the middle part of the gorge there is a picturesque waterfall "Devichy Kosy" and the famous "flower meadow". In the upper reaches, the gorge widens and passes into the wide Kek-Jayik valley with magnificent alpine meadows and pastures of jailoo. The gorge is closed by the grandiose peak Oguz Bashi ("Bull's head"), 5170 m high. Many tourist routes and mountaineering ascents start from the gorge. There are many yurts where locals live in the warm time, so they can offer you to try kumis – traditional Kyrgyz drink. We will keep going through southern shore and spend the night in Tamga.
Day 5: Tamga – Kichi Naryn – Naryn
In the morning you will a breakfast. After that we will drive along mountains to the Naryn town passing Kichi Naryn gorge. You will also see mountain pass called Jalpak Bel. Today you will observe a lot of high mountains of Kyrgyzstan. We will have a break in Bokonbaevo village. You will see eagle hunting presentation to hunts and foxes. The night is in a guest home.
Day 6: Naryn – Bishkek
Today we will start from the Kochkor village where you will see national felt carpets. They will show how to make it and you can even create your own carpet from colored wool. Later on we will visit a small handicraft museum. This place includes silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations and other interesting traditional stuff. Then we will drive back to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Airport
In the morning you will have a transfer to airport.
02- pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax – 790 $
04 pax – 495 $
06 pax – 395 $
08 pax – 340 $
10 pax – 305 $
Single – 95 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $
Half board – 85 $
Full board – 160 $
English speaking guide – 465 $ per group
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
Chon Kemin – Homestay
Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Boutique Hotel
Tamga – Homestay
Naryn – “Khan Tengri” Guesthouse
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide