«The Beauty of Kyrgyzstan 2»
This tour is made for people who are interested in seeing main sights, culture and who love taking amazing pictures of picturesque landscapes without big physical activities.
Duration: 11 days
Period: May – October
1 day, airport Manas – Ala-Archa – Bishkek, up to 150 km
We will meet at Manas airport and move to Ala Archa national Park. The Ala Archa National Park is an alpine national park in Tian-Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan, which was established in 1976. The park is 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 as well as mountain climbers who look for challenging ice, rocks and mixed routes. We will walk around and have a picnic. We will drive back to Bishkek where we will have a short city tour and lodging in a hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.
2 day, Bishkek – Konorchek canyons - Cholpon-Ata, 300 km
We will move to Cholpon-Ata city after breakfast, on the way there we will visit Konochek canyons. Amazing landscape of Konorchek canyons resembles the Grand Canyon in the USA, but at the same time they carry a significant particle of the unique nature of Kyrgyzstan. This fabulous place is located 125 km from the capital of the country, in Boom gorge. Further we continue our road to Cholpon-Ata via Boom valley where the Great Silk Road caravans used to pass. Upon arrival to Cholpon Ata, we will have an excursion in Petroglyphs museum, which is called “Stone garden”. Accommodation and dinner in a hotel.
3 day, Cholpon-Ata – Karakol, 200km
We set-off to Karakol via Grigorievsky and Semenovsky valleys, then visit several small lakes in Grigorievsky valley. Picnic at the lakes. After arrival to Karakol, we will have a city tour. Karakol is the largest city in Issyk-Kul region. "Karakol" means "Black Hand", and it was named after the eponymous name of the river on which it was located. The town itself boasts a number of places that would be interesting to tourists, for example, a very pretty wooden mosque that was built by Chinese artisans for the local Dungans between 1907 and 1910 and it was made entirely without metal nails and a similarly appealing wooden Russian Orthodox church, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, completed in 1895. Dinner at Dastorkon ethno-restaurant that is made in a national style. Accommodation at a hotel.
4 day, Karakol – Altyn-Arashan - Karakol, 70km
We will visit a beautiful valley called “Altyn Arashan”. A Russian Military Truck will bring us to Altyn-Arashan valley, which will take us around 1.5 hour on rugged road. This valley is praised by tourists from all over the world. Altyn-Arashan is located 30 km away from Karakol by impassable but very beautiful route along Terskey Ala-Too, it is open since 1963 year. We will take a hot bath and an excursion to wild hot springs. We will go back by a car to Karakol and have a dinner at a local restaurant. We will have a folk show of a popular local group Azem after we finish eating dinner, they will play on national instruments and sing national Kyrgyz songs. Accommodation at a hotel.
5 day, Karakol - Sary-Jaz - Karakol, up to 350 km
This tour is perfect for people who would like to see High summits and wild nature of Tian-Shan Mountains, beautiful landscapes and pristine nature. You have a unique possibility to take perfect photo shoots. We departure by all-wheel comfort jeeps toward Sary-Jaz through Too-Ashuu pass, the height of the pass is 3822m, Sary-Jaz is located on the altitude of 2700m-3600m. On the way there, we will visit the Ak-Chunkur cave. You can see summit of famous Khan-Tengri peak (7010) if the weather is cler. After lunch we move to Karkyra through the Turuk pass. This place is well known for its green diversity. We will visit Tamerlane’s stones. Not far from Santash village, there are kurgans and remains of the Caravanserais, where Tamerlane’s troop used to pass. After that we return back to Karakol through the Basharin pass. Accommodation and dinner at a hotel.
6 day, Karakol - Jeti-Oguz – Tamga 170km
Our next point is Djety-Oguz. On the way there, we will visit main local attractions such as the Broken Heart, Seven bulls,will have a brief walking in Djety-Oguz Canyon, which looks like a small version of the Grand Canyon. Further, we will proceed to Kok-Jayik valley and then walk to the waterfall which name is Lady’s Plat (40 min). After arrival to Tamga, we will have dinner and accommodation at a local family guest house. You can enjoy swimming in Issyk-Kul lake in afternoon.
7 day, Tamga – Fairy tale valley – Kadjy-Sai – Kochkor, 200km
Our next point is Kochkor village. On the way there, we will visit the Fairytale canyon. Among weird rock formations there is a ridge which resembles two walls of fortification which looks like the Great Wall of China that rises vertically out of the surrounding sandstone. On arrival to Kadjy-Sai we will have a falconry (eagle) hunting demonstration, by a very famous hunter Ishenbek, he will tell us in details about wild animals hunting with the help of a falcon. After show, we have lunch. After arrival to Kochkor, we will be lodging and having dinner at a family guesthouse.
8 day, Kochkor – Son-Kul lake, 120km
In the morning, we will have an opportunity to see a felt show, which will be shown by local masters, we will visit souvenir museum/shop of local producers. After lunch, we departure to Son-Kul lake. It is the second largest lake after Issyk Kul Lake, and the largest fresh water lake in Kyrgyzstan. It is surrounded by a broad summer pasture and beautiful mountains. Accommodation and dinner at Kyrgyz national house “Yurt”.
9 day, Son-Kul – Kyzyl-Oi, 150km
We will have 3-4 hours of horse riding around Son-Kul lake, while horse riding you will get to see shepherds who take care of their cattle (horses, sheep, cows) that they bring here for summer time collecting the cattle from close areas. After that, we will have lunch in a Yurt camp and then depart to our next point Kyzyl-Oi village. We will proceed further to Kyzyl-Oi village via Kara-Keche pass, which is on the altitude of the 3384m. This pass is very popular for cyclists and off-road lovers. Kyzyl-Oi is a mountain village located at the altitude of about 1800 meters above the sea level in the valley of the mighty river Kekemeren. Here you can see an extraordinary landscape of majestic mountains that surround the village.Accommodation and dinner in CBT guest house in Kyzyl-Oi.
10 day, Kyzyl-Oi – Bishkek, 250 km
After breakfast, we depart to Bishkek. After Kyzyl-Oi we proceed to natural treasure of Inner Tian-Shian, to Suusamyr valley. The Suusamyr valley is located on the altitude of 2000-3200 m and its length is 155 km. Suusamyr is one of the best grasslands in Kyrgyzstan. Further our road will pass through Too-Ashuu pass. The Too-Ashuu pass is a majestic place, which is 135 km away from Bishkek and lies at the altitude of 3400 m. The road connects the north and south capitals. Arrival to Bishkek. Brief excursion in Bishkek. Dinner in a popular ethno restaurant called Supara. Accommodation in a hotel.
11day, Bishkek – airport Manas, 30km
Meeting at the hotel, then we will leave to the airport Manas. End of the service.