Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 4
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Torugart - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
If you have transit from Chinese-Kyrgyz border on Torugart pass and then to Bishkek city this tour is for you. During that tour you will have a chance to live in hidden places that are completely far from civilization. You will see our famous caravanserai that was built inside a mountain and also you will have time to relax in a peaceful atmosphere of Son Kul Lake.
Day 1: Torugart - Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone castle)
After arrival in Kyrgyzstan you will be met by our tour -guide at Torugart pass and Then we go to the Tash Rabat- Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle built 14th century). The building is a unique one. Tash Rabat is located at the very center of Tian Shan Mountains; it has no analogue in the whole world, as it was made of stones and furthermore it was built inside a mountain at a height 3200 m above sea level. There are also underground prison cells for ancient thieves. National dinner will be served at 7 o'clock .You will spend the night in yurts traditional house of nomads near by the Tash Rabat caravanserai. They are made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings. Yurts are built without nails.
Day 2: Tash Rabat - Son Kul Lake
In the morning we will start our way to picturesque Son -Kul Lake the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan. Lunch will be taken on the way. Son Kul Lake is surrounded by mountains and it is located at a height of 3013 meters asl. Since ancient times Kyrgyz nomads had been visited this wonderful area with their families to rest and relax. Shepherds of Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. After our arrival, you will be free to explore and enjoy the pristine nature of the lake and its surroundings. Dinner and overnight will be reserved in traditional house of nomad's yurts
Day 3: Son Kul (3013m. above sea level)
Breakfast time is 8 o'clock Today you have free time at Son-Kul Lake and you can to explore its nature on your own. Here you also can have horse back riding trip, or just calm atmosphere. Lunch will be served at 2 pm. Then you will see also ancient petrogliphs and ritual stones of shamans. It is a great chance to get acquainted with nomadic traditions and culture. National dinner will be served for you in traditional nomadic dwellings - yurts. This night you will spend in yurts.
Day 4: Son Kul
Today you can have a short hiking trip along the lake or to walk around your yurts camp. During a day you will feel complete freedom from all your problems. Son Kul Lake is completely out of the civilization! There is no traffic, TV set, radio, crowds of people... it is a perfect chance to feel as if you are one thousands years ago among nomads...
Day 5: Son Kul - Bishkek
After breakfast you will have drive to Bishkek city - the capital of celestial Kyrgyzstan. Along the whole way you will see unforgettable scenes of our mountains. You will see famous Boom gorge and its mountain river that flows along the gorge. In Bishkek you will check in the hotel and after you will have farewell dinner.
Day 6: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Then you will be transferred to Natural Park Ala-Archa.. This park is situated in the Ala-Archa gorge, on the Kyrgyz ridge (a spur of Tien-Shian), in 45 km from Bishkek-capital of Kyrgyzstan. This gorge situated on the altitude of 2100 m asl and it is one of the most beautiful gorges in Kyrgyzstan because it has juniper and fur tree forests, mountain river, waterfall and snow white peaks that are possible to be seem from a far distance. You will have a track to Ak-Sai falls, about 5-6 hours. From your path you can see the highest peak of the Kyrgyz range - Ala-Archa peak (4000 m). You will have picnic near wall. Descent to the gorge Ala-Archa. Returning to Bishkek. You will overnight in the night in a hotel***.
Day 7: Bishkek - Tashkent
Your tour guide meets you at the hotel at arranged time and accompanies you to International Airport Manas according to the time of you flight.