Name of tour: Scenic Issyk Kul
Length: 7 days
Places of interest: Bishkek, Ala Archa, Burana, Issyk Kul, Rukh Ordo, Karakol, Jeti Oguz, Kochkor, Son Kul, Suusamir
Day 1: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Bishkek
This day you will arrive to Manas International Airport. After you will meet your driver and then transfer to the capital of Kyrgyzstan- Bishkek. You will have a wonderful tour to fascinating gorge Ala Archa. It is located just 45 km from the capital. There you will have a walk along the mountain paths, enjoy a picnic, see stunning panoramic views and learn many interesting facts about the gorge. In Soviet times, it was very difficult to get here, but now access is allowed. After exploring the gorge, you will return to the beautiful capital Bishkek for a city tour. Along the way you will discover the best sites of the city such as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and many others. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
After breakfast at 8 a.m you will lead to the fabulous Lake Issyk Kul that is considered to be the pearl of Kyrgyzstan. This lake is located at the altitude of 1608 m. above the sea level and surrounded by the celestial mountains. The lake has healing and salty properties. A lot of travelers from all over the world want to visit this site and enjoy the sandy beaches and natural attractions. In course of the tour you will explore the ancient attraction called Burana Tower that was built in the 11th century and also explore the open air museum of Balbals or stone warriors. They built in honor of the ancient soldiers. Then you will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Issyk Kul lake – Rukh Ordo – Karakol
At the third day of the tour you will travel to significant town of Issyk Kul, Karakol at 8 a.m. We promise you will like it. Along the way you will visit open air museum of petroglyphs of 800 B.C. It is a grandiose open-air temple where religious rites related to the spiritual world and the life of the nomadic population were performed. Then you will continue tour with exploring the north coast of Issyk Kul and visit in Choplon Ata cultural and spiritual center Rukh Ordo. Then you will drive to Karakol and visit one of the main sites of the city Dungan mosque. This mosque is very unique and was built without metal nails. Then you will lead to explore old wooden Orthodox Church. This tour you will finish with transferring to guesthouse for overnight.
Day 4: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Kochkor
This day of the tour will be wonderful because you are going to transfer to stunning gorge Jeti Oguz. This gorge is unique in its appearance, as if Seven bulls are looking at you. The gorge is colorful and unusual. On the way to the gorge, you can enjoy views of the Broken Heart Mountain. You will also have a chance to go to the top of the mountains and fascinate the admirable panoramic view of the gorge. You will continue your tour with driving to Bokonbaevo village. There you will meet the eagle hunter (berkutchi) –and observe wild birds. You will have a chance to explore the hunting with the help of the eagles and take photos with them. The tour route will take you then to Kochkor village. In Kochkor you will get acquainted with the local family that will show you how to produce the amazing felt carpet– shyrdak! You will spend the night today in a homestay.
Day 5: Kochkor – Son Kul
Our company is glad to create your tour excitiong and full of adventures. You will transfer today to the picturesque lake Son Kul hidden high in the mountains. This beautiful lake always delights tourists with its beauty, being at an altitude of 3016 meters, it shows all its most dazzling views. you will be able to enjoy the nomadic life, learn a lot of new things and spend the night in a real Yurt. Since ancient times, the lake was inhabited by nomads in the summer, and the pastures around the lake were used for grazing. Don’t miss chance to have wonderful photos. You will rest the night in the yurts.
Day 6: Son Kul – Suusamir – Bishkek
This day you will transfer back to the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek. You will drive by the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. Along the way you will admire the pristine nature and take photos. No doubt you will have amazing memories and positive emotions. Around will be amazing mountains rich with flora and fauna. Today you will drive over the remarkable pass Tue Ashuu. This pass connects the south and north of Kyrgyzstan. The height of the pass is more than 3000 meters! This day you will finish with transferring to the cozy hotel for overnight.
Day 7: Flight
Morning transfer to airport.
02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax – 825 $
04 pax – 545 $
06 pax – 440 $
08 pax – 390 $
10 pax – 360 $
Single – 110 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $
Half board – 90 $
Full board – 180 $
English speaking guide – 465 $ per group
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) – 15 $ per person
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
Issyk Kul – “Karven” Hotel 4*
Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Guesthouse
Kochkor – Homestay
Son Kul – Yurts, “Nomad’s Dream” camp (4 pax in 1)
- Museum entrances
- Provision of mineral water
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide