Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 5
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 13 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake - Arslan bob - Jalal Abad - Osh city - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village -Konorchek canyons - Chon Kemin - Burana Tower - Bishkek
You are welcome in our sunny country. We want to present you a perfect tour for tourists who are fond of nature. We made a special tour that goes to the south of Kyrgyzstan and then to the north part. During this tour you will see our famous lakes Sary Chelek and Son Kul. Here you will stay for a night in nomadic dwelling of Kyrgyz what help you to feel spirit of our nature
Day 1: Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake
After arrival in Kyrgyzstan you will be met by our tour -guide at Manas International Airport and then you will be transferred to Sary Chelek Lake. Sary Chelek is one of the most beautiful lakes in Kyrgyzstan. It is divine place with variety flora and fauna. Many years ago there was a gorge with a mountain river and after an avalanche the water collected right in the gorge and we have an excellent chance to enjoy its beauty!
Day 2: Sary Chelek - Arslan bob
Time of your breakfast is 8 a.m. Afterwards we start our way to Arslan Bob forest by car. Arslan Bob is one of the most famous places in Kyrgyzstan. It is laregest wild walnut tree in the world located at an altitude of between 1000 and1800 meters above Sea Level. Arslan Bob itself lies at 1700 m. a. s. l. Along the whole way to the forest you will see plenty of picturesque places that will amaze you by their beauty. You will stay for a night in house of local family.
Day 3: Arslan bob
Today you will have time to explore this forest. You will go for hiking to enjoy the beauty of this place and to see a waterfall there. Then you can continue walking around or just relax in a calm atmosphere of this forest.
Day 4: Arslan bob - Jalal Abad
After breakfast we will start our trip to Jalal Abad town. One of Kyrgyzstan's main routes of the Silk Road went through Jalal Abad .You will have drive to this town along a mountain road that will have many amazing views on the way. Rooms will be booked in the guest house.
Day 5: Jalal Abad - Osh city
You will be served breakfast at 8 a.m. Then we will start to the second biggest city Osh. It is said that the city is older than Rome because it is more than 3000 years old. You will visit our Asian bazaars there. They are very famous in Kyrgyzstan. You can make hundreds of pictures there and after that you we will visit sacred Suleiman Mountain that is situated in the middle of the city. On the way to the city we will visit also Uzgen town. There is a Tower and 3 beautiful mausoleums that were built in the 11 century. You will overnight in guest house.
Day 6: Osh city - Kazarman village
Today we will drive back to Uzgen .There we will to cross Pamir Alai Mountains and to drive in the heart of Tien Shan Mountain system. We will drive along stunning mountains and you will have a great chance to enjoy its nature. As soon as we are in Kazarman you will have a dinner and you will stay for a night in local guest house.
Day 7: Kazarman - Tash Rabat Caravanserai
After packing your backpacks, breakfast time is 8 o'clock 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. In total there are 31 rooms in the mountain. There are also underground prison cells for ancient thieves. Traditional dinner will be served for you at 7 o'clock. You will overnight in yurts near by the Tash Rabat caravanserai.
Day 8: 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. Traditional dinner will be served in traditional collapsible dwelling yurt where you will also spend this night. Yurt is made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings. Yurts are built without nails.
Day 9: Son Kul Lake (3013 m. a. s. l.)
Time of your breakfast is 8 a.m. 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 in traditional nomadic houses - yurts. There you will also stay for a night.
Day 10: Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village
After a strengthening breakfast you will be transferred to Kochkor village (185 km). We will visit Kyrgyz family which makes national carpets at the Kochkorka village. There you can participate in the process of making them and you can create your own variant of carpet. . You will have a traditional dinner with a local family. You will overnight in the guest house of Kochkorka village.
Day 11: Kochkor village - Konorchek canyons
Today you will go to Konorchek canyons. There we will have hiking in a stunning place of red canyons. This place is completely different from all other mountains in Kyrgyzstan. The canyons are of different shapes that make your hiking so interesting. This is a real paradise for people who like Photography!
Day 12: Konorchek
Today we will continue hiking here. You will have a chance to go both along the bottom of canyons and then along the top of it. You will be surprised by the changeable views during the whole hiking tour.
Day 13: Konorchek - Chon Kemin
After breakfast we will go to the place where our drive will wait us. Then you will go along Boom gorge to Chon Kemin valley. You will spend the night in Ashuu guesthouse in the Kalmak Ashu village.
Day 14: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Time of your breakfast is 8 a.m. Then you will be transferred to Bishkek city. On the way visiting of Burana Tower (minaret of 11 century) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). When you will come in Bishkek you will have a city tour. Farewell dinner is at 7 p.m. Your rooms will be booked in Hotel ***.
Day 15: Bishkek - Europe
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.