Exploring celestial lakes

Exploring celestial lakes, Kyrgyzstan tours

The name of the tour: Exploring celestial lakes

Arrival to: Bishkek

Departure from: Bishkek

Visiting landmarks: Bishkek, Burana, Issyk Kul, Karakol, Altin Arashan, Jeti Oguz, Tamga, Kochkor, Naryn, Son Kul, Kyzyl Oi


Day 1: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol
This day you will meet your driver at Manas International Airport. After that you will drive to amazing place Issyk Kul Lake, This incredible natural wonder is located at an altitude of 1608 meters and has a length of 180 km and a width of 70 km. Surrounded by high mountain ranges of Kungey and Terskey Ala Too. In winter, the lake does not freeze and about 80 rivers flow into it and none flows in. You will have a chance to explore the beaches of the lake and observe pure nature. Along the way you will stop over at Burana Tower a priceless ancient monument that was built in the 12th century by the Karakhanids. You can climb to the top, take memorable photos and explore the Balbals (stone statues). Then you will transfer along the northern part of Issyk kul lake to Karakol town. En route you will also visit ancient stone patterns - petroglyphs. After arrival to Karakol you can observe the Dungan mosque. A masterpiece of architecture built in the Chinese style without a single nail. After you will explore Orthodox Church. The night will be in the hotel.

Day 2: Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol
In the morning you will drive Altin Arashan Gorge by Russian military vehicle. Altin Arashan (meaning "Golden spring") is a picturesque gorge in the Eastern part of the Terskey - Ala-Too range, located near the city of Karakol. This gorge is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kyrgyzstan, thanks to its unsurpassed nature, hot springs located right in the gorge, extensive spruce forests and stunning views. During the tour you will have a chance to have a picnic in amazingly beautiful gorge. Then you will have 1 hour for hiking in the gorge and return to the town. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 3: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Tamga
This day you will have a journey to Jeti Oguz gorge. This gorge is very beautiful with its Seven Bulls, in the summer everything plays in bright colors, and incredible plants and flowers grow here, you can climb up and see an incredible view of the gorge, and on the way you will find the mountain "Broken Heart". There located yurts there are yurts and you can try the national drink Kumis, made from Mare's milk. In its finished form, Kumis is an effervescent liquid with the smell and taste of alcohol. You will have a night in Tamga homestay. Today you will visit amazing natural sights and drive along northern shore.

Day 4: Tamga - Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn  
This day you will have a journey to Naryn. Today you will direct along the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. You will observe here amazing views, and take photos. En route you will stop in Bokonbaevo village and you will get acquainted with eagle-hunter. With the eagle, he hunts mainly predatory and fur - bearing animals-foxes, wolves, hares, marmots and other small animals and rodents that cause great harm to agriculture.  Then you will drive to the Kochkor village where you will meet a local family and learn how to make a national felt carpet. It consists of a felt base and elaborately cut pieces of colored felt sewn to it, which are a kind of ornament.  You will also experience own carpet together with them. After you will continue your tour with driving to the town of Naryn through beautiful Kichi Naryn gorge. En route you will have a chance to meet real nomadic families. You will spend the night in a guesthouse.

Day 5: Naryn - Son Kul
This day you will drive to Son Kul Lake, the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan. The road to the lake leads up through beautiful mountain passes, and it seems to disappear into the sky. Perhaps that is why in translation from the Kyrgyz language it means "the Last lake". Local residents from regions such as Kochkor, Naryn and At-Bashi often use this area as summer pastures. The lake is surrounded by mountain ranges and has incredible natural landscapes of unspoilt nature. also, local residents arrive for summer time and rest here. You will spend the night in nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts. Yurt is a nomad's dwelling, a convenient and practical house that is easy to assemble and transport during nomadic crossings around Kyrgyzstan.   

Day 6: Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi
This day you will have a free time at Son Kul Lake, where you can walk along beaches and discover the pure nature of the lake. If you want you can order horse riding, relax, take photos, breathe fresh mountains air. Today you can talk with local residents and observe their way of life. You will know about Kyrgyz traditions and customs, and their way of life. After that you will transfer to the village Kyzyl Oi which is situated right in the gorge. On the way you will observe amazing views and you will drive through incredible picturesque passes. You will spend the night in a home stay. This is a very remote village.

Day 7: Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek
After breakfast you will drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek. You will drive to the north of Kyrgyzstan and overlook picturesque roads. The tour route will show you vivid mountains and gorges. You will drive today via Tue Ashuu pass which is more than 3000 meters high! this is the only pass that connects the South and North of Kyrgyzstan. You can take photos, this pass is one of the best in Kyrgyzstan. On your tour, you will find unsurpassed nature, get Acquainted with the customs and traditions of the Kyrgyz people, study history, and learn a lot of facts about the Kyrgyz people. After arrival you will have a chance to have a city tour in the capital Bishkek. During the tour you will visit: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.  


Transport:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter


Price per person:
02 pax - 870 $
04 pax - 545 $
06 pax - 435 $
08 pax - 375 $
10 pax - 340 $
Single - 110 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $ 


All dinners - 105 $
All lunches and dinners - 210 $

English speaking guide - 540 $ per group 

To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 15 $ per person


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Karakol - "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
Tamga - Homestay
Naryn - "Khan Tengri" Guesthouse
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Kyzyl Oi - Homestay
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour 

Service does not include:
- Meals
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide




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