ADVENTURE ON KYRGYZ LAND
Duration: 11 days
This tour is designed for people who has a little time but wanted to see many places and do possible activities. Itinerary included horseriding activity, hiking day trip, off-road driving experience, overnight at yurt camp, ealge hunting show and see heart of Tien-Shan mountains.
- Drive through Kalmak-Ashuu pass 3822m
- Drive to Arabel plateu 4000m which is looks like Iceland
- Visit hidden lake Kel-Suu close to China
- Stay at yurt camp in Son-Kol lake 3000m
- Drive around Issyk-Kul lake
- Cross Tosor pass which connects Issyk-Kul and Naryn regions
Day 1: Manas airport – Ala-Archa gorge – Bishkek, up to 150 km
Meeting at Manas airport and receiving vehicles from Car Rent Company, signs insurance and agreement. After receiving vehicles moving to Bishkek to check in to hotel and have a breakfast and rest few hours. Driving to Ala-Archa national Park. The Ala-Archa National Park is an alpine national park in the Tian-Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan, established in 1976 and located approximately 40 km south of the capital city of Bishkek. The park, which includes the gorge of the Ala-Archa River and the mountains surrounding it, is a popular destination point for weekend picnickers, hikers, horse trekkers, skiers. Walking around in park and picnic. Driving back and city tour in Bishkek, we will visit Osh market, Main square and walk in Oak Park. Accommodation at hotel of Bishkek. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 2: Bishkek – Kyzyl-Oi – Son-Kul Lake, 350 km
We will have long day drive to Son-Kul lake through Too-Ashu pass, Susamyr valley and arriving to Son-Kul Lake through Kara-Keche pass. Too-Ashuu pass is a majestic place, which is 135 km away from Bishkek and lies at the altitude of 3400 m. The road, which connects the north and south capitals. This place has amazing landscapes, which will take your breath away. After the Too-Ashu pass, we proceed to natural treasure of Inner Tian-Shian, to Suusamyr valley, which is between Kyrgyz and Talas Ala-Too ranges. The Suusamyr valley is located on the altitude of 2000-3200 m and its length is 155 km. Arriving to Son-Kul lake, which is located on altitude 3016 meter. Dinner and accommodation in yurt camp.
Day 3: Son-Kul lake – Naryn, 120 km
Demonstration of national equestrian games Kok-Boru, Kyz-Kumai and Tyiyn-Enmei on Son-Kul Lake. Further, we will drive to Naryn town, capital of Naryn Oblast through 33 parrots pass (3133 m). On the way, we stop at waterfall located on the bottom of the Pass and walking around. Continue driving to Naryn town. We will have felt show; local masters will show to the group process of preparation national carpet – Shyrdak. Shyrdak is a stitched and often colorful felt floor or wall covering, usually handmade in Central Asia. Kazakhs and Kyrgyz alike traditionally make shyrdaks, but especially in Kyrgyzstan, the traditional is still alive, and many of the products selling to tourists. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.
Day 4: Naryn – Kel-Suu, 150 km
We are moving to the magic and mysterious lake Kel-Suu located at 3500 m elevation in the Tian Shan Mountains, probably most beautiful and scenic place in Kyrgyzstan. Köl-Suu is an alpine lake in At-Bashy District of Naryn Province of southeastern Kyrgyzstan, close to Chinese border. In these places, you can see a huge number of yaks, beautiful landscapes, Mountain Rivers, high mountains and glaciers.Kel-Suu lake is surrounded by steep cliffs on every side with a lots of caves, pits and small stone islands. If the water level in river are too high to pass via SUV (vehicle), we will cross-river on horses.Dinner and accommodation at yurt camp.
Day 5: Kel-Suu – Naryn, 150 km
Walking to the lake and feeling the majesty of this place. Moving back to Naryn, driving to Naryn taking around 5 hours and the scenery is stunning all the way with lovely marmots running on hills. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.
Day 6: Naryn – Tosor pass – Tamga, 230 km
We will have exciting off road tour by highland road, which connects Issyk-Kul and Naryn regions. On the way, we will pass through Tosor pass, which is located on Terskey-Ala-Too range at altitude 3893m, where amazing view on Issyk-Kul Lake opens. Tosor pass is difficult enough for passing, steep descent and stony snowy pathways. On the way to Tosor pass, there is a village and encampment of ancient people, where probably different tools were produced. On arrival main highway, we will move to Tamga village accommodation and dinner in family guesthouse
Day 7: Tamga – Djety-Oguz – Karakol, up to 150 km
Falconry hunting demonstration on the rabbit, additionally famous hunter Mr. Ishenbek will tell in details about the hunting on wild animals with the help of falcon. Next point is Djety-Oguz. On the way, we will visit famous rocks Broken Heart, Seven Bulls, brief walking in Djety-Oguz Canyon, which looks like small Grand Canyon. Further, we will proceed by cars to Kok-Jayik valley and then walking to the waterfall which name is Lady’s Plat (40 min). Reaching Karakol town, accommodation and dinner in hotel.
Day 8: Karakol – Altyn-Arashan, 60 km
We will visit beautiful valley Altyn Arashan. The Russian Military truck will bring us to Altyn-Arashan valley on bumpy road. Tourists from all over the world praise this valley. Altyn-Arashan is located 30 km away from Karakol by impassable but very beautiful route along Terskey Ala-Too range. We will take hot bath with radon water and excursion to wild hot springs. Peak Palatka 5020 m is visible from Altyn-Arashan. Back way on the car to Karakol and dinner. We will have folk show of popular local group Azem after dinner, who will play on the national instruments and sing national Kyrgyz songs with explanations. Accommodation at hotel.
Day 9: Karakol – Cholpon-Ata, 180 km
On the way to Cholpon-Ata along the north Shore of Issyk-Kul Lake, we will visit Semenov gorge with further proceeding to Grigoriyev and Simenov gorge and visit small mountain lakes. Lunch at restaurant in Cholpon-Ata town. Check in to hotel. Afternoon free time to swim in Issyk-Kul Lake. Dinner at hotel.
Day 10: Cholpon-Ata - Bishkek, 270 km
Set off to Bishkek. Arriving to Bishkek through Boom valley, accommodation in hotel. Cleaning and preparation of cars and give it back to car rent company. Festive dinner in traditional Kyrgyz style restaurant Supara.
Day 11: Bishkek- Manas airport
Meeting in the hotel. Transfer to the airport Manas. Give vehicles back. Finish of service.
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- Transport 4x4
- English speaking guide
- Payment for national parks
- Border permits