Name of tour: Tour to the Issyk Kul region
Length: 5 days
Places of interest: Bishkek, Chunkurchak, Burana, Issyk Kul, Karakol
Day 1: Bishkek – Chunkurchak – Bishkek
Our team will meet you at Manas International Airport and transfer you to Bishkek, capital city of Kygyzstan. It will take about 30 minutes to be in the next point. Firstly, there will be guided tour in Bishkek where we will visit main places as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and other no less interesting parts of the city. The second half of the day will be remembered in your head by being in Chunkurchak gorge. The Chunkurchak gorge is located between the gorges.Alamedin and Ala-Archa and forms a large basin. Everywhere there are green meadows bordered by moraines and glaciers, and in the middle — the stormy baichechekey river, along which there are guest houses, kumysolechebnits and koshars. It is the smallest but one of the stunning gorges in Kyrgyzstan. The word “chunkurchak” in translation means “hollow”. In the spring time you will be able to see beautiful flowers and in the winter the skiing zone will be open. It is amazing complex for relaxing. Chunkurchak leads to the Takhr gorge, it contains to Alamedin river. In the evening we will drive back to Bishkek and you will spend a night in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin
In the morning we will drive to Chon Kemin gorge. On the way we will acquaint with Burana Tower. It was minaret in the past which dedicated to 11th century minaret. There is located also open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). On request you can climb to the top and later on we will keep going to Chon Kemin gorge. There local family will wait you and prepare traditional lunch. After lunch we will have horse riding, it will take 3 hours. We will ride through mountain forest which will be interesting. Moreover you will enjoy panoramic view of the gorge. In the evening you will have a dinner. The night is in a home stay.
Day 3: Chon Kemin – Issyk Kul lake northern shore – Karakol
Today we will continue our travelling to Issyk Kul Lake. Issyk-Kul is one of the largest lakes in the world. The natural attraction of Kyrgyzstan is called the precious pearl of Asia. The reservoir is located in the North-Eastern region of the Republic, surrounded by the mountain ranges Kungei-Ala too and Terskey Alatoo, belonging to the Tien Shan. In terms of water purity, it ranks second after lake Baikal. The high salt content and mild climate do not allow the lake to freeze even at sub-zero temperatures. You can see surrounding mountains. Later on we will drive to Karakol town. It is administrative region of Issyk Kul. In addition you will see the place with ancient patterns – petroglyphs. Further we will visit Dungan mosque which was built in Chinese style without metal nail and old wooden Orthodox Church. You will have a dinner in a local restaurant. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Tamga
In the morning we will drive to Issyk Kul gorge. It has red rock formations, other words “seven bulls” – Jeti Oguz. There is also located the Broken Heart Mountain which you will see later. You are free to take photos and even go to the top. It will take about 20 minutes to see a panorama view. Afterwards we will drive to Flower Valley where is situated mountain waterfall. There are a lot of yurts with locals. They can offer you kumis – Kyrgyz traditional drink. Later on we will keep going along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. The night will be in a guest home.
Day 5: Tamga – Fairy Tale Canyons – Bishkek
In the morning we will go back to Bishkek. There will be small break in Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon. This place contains red send formations, interesting different forms. During walking you will relax and feel pleasing emotions with the nature. On request you can swim on the lake. After you will have also one stop in Bokonbaeva village, where you will meet local eagle-hunter. We will come back to Bishkek. The night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Airport
In the morning you will be transferred to the airport.
02- pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax – 670 $
04 pax – 420 $
06 pax – 335 $
08 pax – 285 $
10 pax – 260 $
Single – 80 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $
Half board – 70 $
Full board – 140 $
English speaking guide – 390 $ per group
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
Chon Kemin – Homestay
Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Boutique Hotel
Tamga – Homestay
- 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