Nomads Ethnography Tour , 14 days

Duration:: 14 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 – Osh - Arslanbob – Toktogul – Bishkek

Program:


Day Itinerary: Meals
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
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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. Rafting will be in Chui river. Chui river is the most popular destination for rafting in Kyrgyzstan. Part of the river runs through the Boom Gorge, which is renowned in Central Asia as the perfect spot to try your hand at rafting for the first time. 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.
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3 Chon-Kemin Nature Park – Karakol (270 km,4-5 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. Rafting will be in Chui river. Chui river is the most popular destination for rafting in Kyrgyzstan. Part of the river runs through the Boom Gorge, which is renowned in Central Asia as the perfect spot to try your hand at rafting for the first time. 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.
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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.
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5 Tosor – Kochkor - Son-Kul lake (215 km, 3,5 hrs)
Breakfast. Here also you will see eagle hunting show, an amazing show with eagle hunting scene. On the way stop in Yurt makers village to see work shop 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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10 Kazarman - Osh (280 km 4 -5hrs)
Breakfast. Drive to Osh city (280 km, 4-5 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.
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11 Osh – Arslanbob (200 km 4 hrs)
Breakfast. Continue our journey to Arslanbob village which is located in Greeks wall nuts forests. According to the history local nuts seats were brought to Greece by Alexander the Great. There is Babash-Ata mountain famous for its large walnut forests, waterfalls and friendly home stay. This place is totally different from other landscapes in Kyrgyzstan. Lunch, dinner and night stay in Family guesthouse
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12 Arslanbob-Toktogul (300km 5-6hrs)
Transfer to Toktogul village. The road Osh-Bishkek going to through very beautiful long passes and amazing landscapes. Lunch on the way. Then we continue drive to Toktogul town for night stay. While the drive we will pass huge water reservoir. Kyrgyzstan’s Toktogul Reservoir is actually the largest water reservoir in Central Asia. It’s 284 square kilometers, reaches 215 meters deep on average, and is an integral part of the hydroelectric power industry in Kyrgyzstan Dinner and night stay in family guesthouse
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13 Toktogul -Bishkek (270km 4-5hrs)
Breakfast and continue drive to Bishkek. The road going through high and beautiful Too Ashu pass and amazing landscape of Susamyr valley.Lunch on the way. Evening arrives to Bishkek. Check-in to the hotel. Rest. Last moment shopping. Dinner in local restaurant. Accommodation in a hotel.
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14 Bishkek-Airport Manas(40km 40 min)
Breakfast. Transfer to Airport for flight to Uzbekistan
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Package of 15 days / 14 nights 2 4 6 8 10 12 Single supplement
Kyrgyzstan package $1 854 $1 670 $1 385 $1 243 $1 157 $1 100 $145
City / place Nights Hotel 4*
Bishkek town 2,5
(early check-in)
Garden Hotel 4* or
Discovery Hotel 4*
Chon- Kemin Nature Park 1 Family Guest House
Karakol 1 Family Guest House
Tosor 1 Yurt Camp
Son-Kul Lake 2 Yurt Camp
Tash-Rabat 1 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*
Toktogul 1 Home Stay

Package includes in Kyrgyzstan:


  1. Accommodation in mentioned in program
  2. Transportation during this tour
      - Group 2-3 pax by 4 WD SUV car
      - Group 4-10 pax by 1 minibus of 18 seats
      - Group of 11-17 pax by 2 minibus of 18 seats
  3. Meals as mentioned in program: full board
  4. English speaking Guide
      - Group 2-3 pax: English speaking driver & guide
      - Group 4-10 pax: 1 English speaking guide
      - Group of 11-17 pax: 2 English speaking guides
  5. Excursions according to tour program
  6. Entrance fees for all mentioned monuments.
  7. All mentioned activities in the program description
      - Rafting activity
      - Eagle hunting show
      - Yurt making manufacturing demonstration
      - Felt carpet manufacturing show
  8. 1,5 liter of mineral water per person per day
  9. All local taxes
  10. Memorable souvenir at the end of program

Not included:

  • - International flights
  • - Medical Insurance policy
  • - Tips and gratuities.
  • - Horses for horseback riding – 5 USD per hour
  • - Any personal expenses.

Notes:

  • It is recommended to have warm closes due to cool weather in mountain area.
  • Meals in remoted place without options to go out are included in the program price as mentioned in description.
  • PCR test is not needed to travel in Kyrgyzstan if travelers have vaccination certificate
  • Suggested program can be changed or individualized according to your interests
Booking / Payment

We book agreed tour package and services after clients confirmation. To guarantee booking we apply to make prepayment within 5 days after all services booked and confirmed. Balance can be paid upon arrival.

Cancellations and charges

- 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.

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