Alluring nature of Kyrgyzstan
Day 1: Osh
Today you will get acquainted with our driver at the airport and he will accompany you to the city of Osh. Osh is city of Republican subordination, officially recognized as the "southern capital". In the city you will wander and visit a famous place - Suleiman Mountain. The main attraction of the city is mount Takhti - Suleiman ("Throne of Solomon"), which since ancient times has been considered one of the most important shrines of local Muslims - the second Mecca. On the southern slope of the Suleiman Mountain, evidence of ancient cults of the Islamic period is stored, and ancient agricultural settlements of the bronze age have been discovered. Then you will experience our Asian Bazaar. Here you can find: food, clothing, household goods, textiles, souvenirs, and even livestock row. This is what you will explore today. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Osh - Bishkek
Today you will drive to the airport and have a flight to Bishkek city. Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, is proud of its green city, whose streets are simply buried in trees, bushes and flowerbeds, giving freshness and coolness on hot days. This is why the capital of the Republic is included in the list of the greenest cities in the world. You will have a full day of highlights in Bishkek. In course of the tour you will visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Ala-Too is a popular place for festivals, celebrations and holidays. Ala-Too is usually decorated with lights for Independence Day (August 31) and New year (here the lights are complemented by a Christmas tree with traditional Kyrgyz patterns), the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. Further you will visit Asian Bazaar (Osh Bazaar)! Osh Bazaar is one of the few places in Bishkek where you can feel the flavor of the Asian Bazaar. Osh Bazaar is the largest market in Bishkek. Traditional dinner will be at 7 p.m. the night will be spend in the local hotel.
Day 3: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
At 8 a.m in the morning your guide will pick you up and you will drive to Issyk Kul Lake. The lake is located in a picturesque corner with unearthly beauty. It is hidden among the mirrored glacial surfaces and surrounded by majestic mountain peaks. Depending on how the light falls, the lake can shimmer with dark blue and pale azure shades. The first European traveler who visited these places was Semyonov-Tien-Shansky. He compared the Issyk-Kul lake from lake Geneva. Przhevalsky also liked it here. You will have a chance to explore Burana Tower Minaret of the X-XI centuries of the Karakhanid Empire in the Chui valley in the North of Kyrgyzstan. It is located 80 km from the capital Bishkek. Then you will visit an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Issyk Kul lake - Tash Rabat
In the morning you will have a chance to explore ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). Many of the drawings are made in the Sako-Scythian style: images of hunters, hunting scenes involving tamed snow leopards. Many of drawings show hunting leopards in motion. This is the only image of such a plan in Central Asia. After you will drive Tash Rabat. Tash-Rabat (also Tashrabat) is an ancient caravanserai located on the territory of Naryn region, located near the border with China, one of the key parts of the ancient Great Silk Road. The caravanserai is located at an impressive height of 3,100 meters, in the southern part of the At-Bashin ridge. It is here that numerous caravans loaded with Eastern goods coming from China have found shelter for centuries. After you will have a traditional dinner. Overnight will be spent in yurts near Tash Rabat Caravanserai.
Day 5: Tash Rabat - Son Kul
Today you will transfer to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan - Son Kul Lake. The area around the lake is very picturesque, especially in the summer. The lake is fresh and quite deep - the maximum depth of the lake is 14 meters. Around the middle of November, Son-Kul freezes and thaws only by the middle of April.Son-Kul is surrounded by low hills, behind which you can see the sharp peaks and snow ridges of the Central Tien Shan. Because of the high altitude, there are absolutely no trees, since only low, tough grass and numerous Edelweiss grow in such conditions. Upon arrival, you will have an opportunity to explore the lake and amazing nature. You will have a delicious dinner and night will be in cozy dwellings - yurts. They are made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings.
Day 6: Son Kul Lake - 33 parrots - Bishkek
You are going today drive to Kochkor village. You will drive along fabulous 33 parrots pass (3, 133 m) officially named as Teskei Torpok pass. Kochkor is a city of Kyrgyzstan, located near the Son-Kul lake. Visit Kochkor since ancient times considered a convenient transit base on the Great Silk road leading to the Chinese city of Kashgar through the Torugart pass. On arrival to Kochkor you will go to local family that will demonstrate how to create national felt carpet. You will have a chance make your own carpet together with them. There you will explore a small handicraft museum there. There stores examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolfs, horse saddle decorations, carpets and many other things. In the end of the tour you will drive to Bishkek.
Day 7: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 885 $
04 pax - 585 $
06 pax - 475 $
08 pax - 420 $
10 pax - 385 $
Single - 90 $
Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 40 $
Half board - 90 $
Full board - 180 $
English speaking guide - 465 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 30 $ per person
Osh - "Sun Rise" Hotel 3*
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Tash Rabat - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Flight tickets Osh - Bishkek (15 kg limit, extra 2 $ per kg)
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide