Duration:: 11 days, 13 nights
Type:Cultural Ethnography tour
Season:Early June – late September
Accommodation:Hotels, Family guesthouses, Yurt Camp.
Description :The beautiful mountains and lakes of Central Tien-Shan Mountains with magnificent landscapes, hospitable Kyrgyz people with their unique way of life and traditions, delicious Oriental cuisine, national drinks, fruits and see learn about Kyrgyz Arts and Nomad’s Ethnography. Immerse yourself in Eastern culture, small villages, colorful bazaars, unique nature and recharge yourself with a positive energy, bright sun, taking only pleasant memories back home.
Itinerary :Bishkek - Chon-Kemin Nature Park – Karakol – Jety – Oguz – Tosor – Son-Kul Lake – Tash-Rabat – Naryn - Kazarman – Arslanbob – Osh – Kyrgyz- Uzbek border “Dostuk”
|1||Airport “Manas”– Bishkek (40 km 40min)
Arrival in Bishkek airport. Check-in the Hotel. Rest & breakfast. Lunch in local restaurant. Bishkek sightseeing tour: Visit Central Square, Presidential House, White Central Mosque, Oak Park with sculptures and statues of Famous Kyrgyz People, open air eastern markets, Concert Hall & Ballet, Old Square, National historical museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interests concentrated in one area. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in a hotel
|2||Bishkek –Burana Tower – Chon-Kemin Nature Park (150 km, 3 hrs)
Breakfast. Transfer to Burana tower for excursion. Burana tower is cultural complex of X-XI AD where you can go up to the top of tower (minaret) where will be seen all local area and visit local museum and Balbals (Stone warriors) and petroglyphs. Drive to Chon Kemin Nature Park for rafting Then drive to Chon-Kemin Guesthouse for lunch in Kyrgyz family with traditional food. After lunch as optional horse riding or hiking to explore Chon-Kemin valley Dinner and overnight in Family guesthouse.
|3||Chon-Kemin Nature Park – Karakol (270 km,4-5 hrs)|
Breakfast. Transfer to Karakol town (270 km, 4-5 hrs). On the way, visit Cultural Complex “Ruh Ordo”, Petroglyphs museum on open air dating from 500 BC – 100 AD - image of wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopard and some hunting scenes in Cholpon-Ata town. Lunch in local restaurant. Then continue drive to Karakol town. Explore Karakol city: Musem of Prejevalskiy (Great traveller & Biologist from Russian Empire time, who opened the Central Asia), Russian Orthodox Church & Dungan Mosque of Chinese style. Dinner in the restaurant. Accommodation in Family guesthouse.
|4||Karakol - Jetty Oguz - Tosor village (150 km 3hrs)|
After breakfast transfer to Kokjayk pasture (Valley of Flowers) in Jety – Oguz Gorge by nickname as Switzerland thanks to beautiful fir, junipers, and birch tree forests covered valley. Jety-Oguz Gorge valley with seven red stones rock formation where you can see Broken Heart Mountain. Here you can walk to the waterfall hidden in mountain. Lunch in Yurt. After lunch on the way visit Barskoon Gorge where we enjoy nature and amazing three waterfalls and Skaska Canyon (Fairytale), red colored rocks formations as a Fairytale Castles where you meet Eagle hunter with their Golden Eagles and see Eagle hunting show and Kyrgyz hunting dogs “Taigan”. Arrive to Tosor village for dinner and overnight in Yurts camp on the south shore of Issyk-Kul lake.
|5||Tosor – Kochkor - Son-Kul lake (215 km, 3,5 hrs)|
Breakfast. Here also you can see eagle hunting show, an amazing show with eagle hunting scene (optional). On the way stop in Yurt makers village to see workshop of manufacture of Kyrgyz Yurt dwelling. Lunch in Kyrgyz family where lunch is accompanied with Felt carpet manufacture show in Kochkor. Then transfer to Son-Kul Lake, which is the second large high mountain lake at the altitude of 3060 m, and one the most beautiful places in country, which is, must to visit, where you can see nomadic life, ancient culture, tradition and customs of Kyrgyz nomad’s still alive today. Dinner and accommodation in Yurt Camp.
|6||Son-Kul lake – free day |
After breakfast explore Son-Kul lake surrounding for walking to the mountain or walk along the lakeshore and enjoy the beauty of virgin nature and Nomad’s pasture. As option, you can hire horse and do horse riding. The valley is covering by edelweiss flower, nomad’s yurt camps with their livestock. Altitude varies from 1750 to 3060 meters above sea level. Full board. Accommodation in Yurt Camp.
|7||Son-Kul Lake – Naryn - Tash Rabat (260 km 4-5 hrs)
After breakfast drive through amazing landscape and Naryn town hided in Tien-Shan Mountain to Caravanserai Tash-Rabat (260 km, 4-5 hrs). Tash-Rabat is ancient fortress on the Great Silk Road located to boundary zone with China. Tash-Rabat was built as a caravanserai so that tired travelers passing through heavy mountain passes along the roads of the Great Silk Road could rest, warm up and spend the night continuing their way in the early morning from Kashgar to the shores of Lake Issyk- Kul or to the Fergana Valley. Lunch, dinner and overnight in yurt.
|8||Tash Rabat -Naryn (120km 2-3hrs)
After breakfast free time. Visit Tash Rabat caravanserai, enjoy virgin beauty of nature. After lunch transfer to Naryn town. Naryn is known for being a scenic city, with the Naryn river - the longest in the country - running through it, surrounded by majestic mountains. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel.
|9||Naryn - Kazarman (180km 3 hrs)
Breakfast. Drive to Kazarman village through Makmal Gold mining. Kazarman village is an important village in Toguz-Toro district of Jalal-Abad province in south Kyrgyzstan which connect south with north. It is located on the banks of the Naryn River, at the altitude of 1260 m above sea level and the way to Kazarman is accompanied by beautiful landscapes and off road. Reach Kazarman by afternoon for lunch, rest. After lunch explore Kazarman village and Kyrgyz families from this village. Dinner and overnight in guesthouse.
|10||Kazarman - Arslanbob (230 km 4 -5hrs)
Breakfast. Continue our journey to Arslanbob village, which is located in Greeks wall nuts forests. According to the history local nuts, Alexander the Great brought seats to Greece. There is Babash-Ata mountain famous for its large walnut forests, waterfalls and friendly home stay. This place is very different from other landscapes in Kyrgyzstan. Lunch, dinner and night stay in Family guesthouse
|11||Arslanbob – Osh (200 km 4 hrs)
Breakfast. Drive to Osh city (200 km, 4 hrs). Lunch in local restaurant. The city of Osh is the most authentic and ancient city of the country. For more than 3000 years of history of different empires, caravans of the Great Silk Road, crowds of pilgrims, many different cultures and despite all this, manage to preserve its unique spirits of the Oriental soul. Visit Sulaiman-too, Mosques, famous Osh bazar. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in a hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to Kyrgyz-Uzbek border (Dostuk border) and cross the border to Uzbekistan for further travelling.
|Package of 15 days / 14 nights||2||4||6||8||10||12||Single supplement|
|Kyrgyzstan package||$1 697||$1 497||$1 226||$1 090||$1 008||$954||$98|
|City / place||Nights||Hotel 4*|
|Garden Hotel 4* or
Discovery Hotel 4*
|Chon- Kemin Nature Park||1||Family Guest House|
|Karakol||1||Family Guest House|
|Son-Kul Lake||2||Yurt Camp|
|Naryn||1||Yurt Camp Aska hotel or Khan Tengri hotel|
|Kazarman||1||Family Home Stay|
|Arslanbob||1||Family Home Stay|
|Osh||1||Sunrise Hotel 3*|
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- There is no cancellation charge for confirmed booking made 15 days prior to arrival, but any actual expenses incurred relating to documents such as visa support, permits, or any other necessary official paperwork, have to be paid.
- There is cancellation charge of 10% of booking amount for cancellations made less 15 days of arrival date
- There is cancellation charge of 50% of booking amount for cancellations made less 3 days before arrival date.