Stunning gems of Kyrgyzstan
Day 1: Torugart - Tash Rabat
Welcome fans of adventures! Your tour starts at the Chinese-Kyrgyz border at 12 o'clock where you will be met by our Kyrgyz driver. Your destination will be Tash Rabat Caravanserai The caravanserai, called Tash-Rabat, is mentioned in history since the XV century. Now it is a rare and unique monument of medieval architecture and at the same time one of the most memorable sights of Kyrgyzstan. A symbol of mountain architecture, Tenir-Too is located in the Naryn region, a two-hour drive from Naryn. Tash-Rabat lurks on the Bank of the river of the same name, which flows at an altitude of more than three thousand meters above sea level. Tash-Rabat became known as a cultural heritage in the 80's after the restoration. Only then did the fortress become a haven for tourists from all over the world who are eager for new experiences. You will enjoy a traditional dinner and overnight in yurts near Tash Rabat Caravanserai.
Day 2: Tash Rabat - Kichi Naryn - Kochkor
Today you will head on to Kochkor village via gorgeous Kichi Naryn gorge. The road will go along wonderful gorge and you will transfer over mountain pass that is 3 000 meters high. Kochkor is famous for its mountains and landscapes, where tourists often come to see everything in detail. You will visit a family in Kochkor and they will show you the way our national felt carpets are created. You will have a great chance to make a carpet by your own, they will help you. Kyrgyz carpet-shyrdak is one of the most valuable household items, so great importance is attached to the dowry of girls, which must have a carpet-shyrdak. There you will observe a small handicraft museum. It stores many examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolfs, horse saddle decorations, carpets and many other things. The night will be spent in a local home stay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Issyk Kul Lake
This day you will drive to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608m.above sea level). Issyk-Kul is a fascinating and amazing high-altitude lake, one of the cleanest on the planet. Unique healing microclimate, fascinating beauty of the lake, lying in a frame of snowy mountains and coniferous forests, water that is not inferior in composition to the sea. The length of the lake reaches 180 km, and its width varies from 30 to 60 km. The average depth of the lake is 300 meters, but in some places it reaches up to 700 meters. In terms of purity and transparency of water, the lake is second only to lake Baikal. In Cholpon Ata you will visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). These petroglyphs were originated more than 2000 years ago by shamans. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Issyk Kul Lake - Bishkek
This day you will drive to Bishkek capital of Kyrgyzstan. Burana tower (10-11 centuries), built of burnt bricks is an outstanding ancient structure, an archaeological architectural monument of the Kyrgyz people. Now its height is 21.7 meters, but originally the tower towered 40 meters, but its top was later destroyed by an earthquake. Buran minaret has a foundation made of clay mortar with stone and lined with marble. Not far from minaret there is an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Philologists believe that "balbal" is translated as "statue" or "stone with an inscription". People believed that the stones represented a dead ancestor who remained on earth as a ball to look after and protect his relatives. According to Central Asian rules, in the hands of a stone statue should be a cup or sword, symbolizing power. The second half of the day is dedicated to a guided tour of Bishkek. Bishkek remembers its history and will be happy to tell it to everyone who wants to visit this small but cozy capital. In addition, the city is famous as one of the most eco-friendly cities in the world, thanks to the many green parks that keep shade and cool even in the midst of a hot summer. It includes visiting Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
This day you will discover Ala Archa gorge. It is a Natural Park. "Ala" is translated as "variegated", and juniper is a shrub that is abundant on the slopes of the local mountains. The place is very popular among the citizens, first of all because of its accessibility and proximity to Bishkek, as well as because of the magnificent nature, a riot of colors, cold mountain rivers and waterfalls, where you can hide from the sweltering summer heat. It is just 45 km from Bishkek. You will have time to have small walking tour to see a fabulous view of the gorge. Then you will drive back to Bishkek. During the tour you will explore Asian 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. At the same time, it is located very close to the city center, in the Western part. Night will be spent in the hotel.
Day 6: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 785 $
04 pax - 490 $
06 pax - 380 $
08 pax - 325 $
10 pax - 295 $
Single - 75 $
Half board - 75 $
Full board - 150 $
English speaking guide - 465 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 15 $ per person
Tash Rabat - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Kochkor - Homestay
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide