Eye of Asia 3
Route: Bishkek - Ala-Archa - Cholpon-Ata - Karakol - Altyn-Arashan - Bishkek
Duration: 7 days
Period: Full year
This tour is oriented for people who want to see beautiful landscapes, Ala-Archa national park, famous hot spring Altyn-Arashan and have full city tour in Bishkek.
Day 1, airport Manas – Ala-Archa – Bishkek, up to 150 km
Meeting at Manas airport and moving 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 as well as mountain climbers looking for challenging ice, rock and mixed routes. Walking around in park and picnic. Back way to Bishkek and accommodation at hotel of Bishkek. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 2, City tour in Bishkek, 50km
Today we will visit such places of interest as: Victory Square, Oak Park, Ala-Too square, the History Museum, National philharmonic and many others places upon your request. We will visit local central Asian Bazaars for better understanding of East culture and to see a lot of colors of local trade. Osh and Orto-Sai bazaars are very colorful and noisy. People sell there all kinds of goods from all regions. We will have dinner at local popular restaurant Faiza made in Eastern style. Accommodation at hotel.
Day 3, Bishkek – Cholpon-Ata, 300km
Departure to Cholpon-Ata through north shore of Issyk-Kul lake via Boom valley where the Great Silk Road caravans used to pass. We will visit Cultural center Ruh-Ordo which named after Ch. Aitmatov. After visiting Ruh Ordo we will have two hours boat tour in Issyk-Kul lake. After accommodation and dinner at hotel.
Day 4, Cholpon-Ata – Karakol, 200km
In the morning, we set-off to Karakol via Grigorievsky and Semenov valleys. We will visit two gorges and visit small mountain lakes you will have opportunity to walk in the beautiful valley. Departing to Karakol. The Karakol is largest city in the Issyk-Kul region. "Karakol", which means "Black Hand", was named after the eponymous name of the river on which it is located. This relatively young city was originally founded by Russian settlers in 1869 as a military and administrative center on the caravan route from Chu Valley in Kashgar. Karakol is one of Kyrgyzstan's major tourist destinations, serving as a good starting point for the excellent hiking, trekking, skiing and mountaineering in the high central Tian Shan to the south and east. The town itself boasts a number of places that would be of interest to tourists, such as a very pretty wooden mosque built by Chinese artisans for the local Dungans between 1907 and 1910 entirely without metal nails and a similarly appealing wooden Russian Orthodox church, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, completed in 1895. Lunch at Dastorkon ethno-restaurant made in national style. Accommodation and dinner at hotel.
Day 5, Karakol – Altyn-Arashan - Karakol, 70km
We will visit beautiful valley “Altyn Arashan”. The 4wheel car will bring us to Altyn-Arashan valley. 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. We will take hot bath with radon water and excursion to wild hot springs. Back way on car to Karakol and dinner at local restaurant. We will have folk show of popular local group Azem after dinner, who will play on national instruments and sing national Kyrgyz songs. Accommodation at hotel.
Day 6, Karakol – Djety-Oguz – Skazka – Bishkek, 450km
We are moving from Karakol to Bishkek with visiting Djety-Oguz valley and it’s main attractions Broken Heart and Seven Bulls. Further, we will visit Fairytale canyon. Amongst the weird rock formations, there is a ridge, which resembles two walls of fortification, something like the Great Wall of China, rising vertically out of the surrounding sandstone. The rocks vary in color from a sandy yellow to red and orange, and there are colorful striations visible in places, which show the different chemical composition of the rocks. We will travel along the south shore of Issyk-Kul lake, you will enjoy picturesque and interesting landscapes. After arriving to Bishkek festive dinner in traditional Kyrgyz style restaurant Supara. Accommodation at hotel.
Day 7, Bishkek –airport Manas, 30km
Meeting at the hotel and moving to airport Manas. End of the service.