Cultural tour 1
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Torugart - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
This tour is for people who have transit from Chinese-Kyrgyz border on Torugart pass and then to Bishkek city. During the main part of the tour you will have a chance to live in hidden places that are completely far from civilization. You will see our famous caravanserai that is built inside a mountain and also you will have time to relax in a calm atmosphere of Son Kul Lake.
Day 1: Torugart - Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone castle)
Your guide meets you at Torugart pass. From there you will be transmitted to the mysterious Stone Castle Tash Rabat- Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (14th century). The stout building is a unique one there no other building like Tash Rabat in the whole world. It located at the very middle of celestial Tian Shan Mountains at an altitude 3200 m above sea level. The walls are 1 m thick. There are also underground prison cells for ancient pilferers. Night and traditional dinner will be served at 7 p.m. in yurts near by the Tash Rabat caravanserai
Day 2: Tash Rabat - Son Kul Lake
After breakfast we start drive to the primeval Son Kul Lake (the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan). Lunch will be taken on the way. Son Kul Lake is situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level and surrounded by mountains. Since ancient times Kyrgyz nomads used to come to this amazing area to use it as a pastureland for their herds. After our arrival our dinner and overnight stay will be in yurts. And yurt is enough comfortable, fancy decorated dwelling of nomads. Traditionally it builds without nails, just wood and felt.
Day 3: Son Kul (3013m. above sea level)
The entire day is dedicated to exploring adorable nature of Son-Kul Lake. You can stay in camp relaxing in the atmosphere of the wild, but calm nature or you can ride a horse along the lake. Lunch will be served at 2 pm. Then you visit the site with ancient petrogliphs and ritual stones. It is a great fortuneto introduce nomadic customs and culture that preserves from the old times. National dinner will be served yurts. You will spend the night in yurts as well.
Day 4: Son Kul
You will have a short hiking along the lake or you can stay your yurts camp. During a day you will feel complete freedom from all your problems and try to reach the perfect harmony. Son Kul Lake is situated at the place that is completely out of the civilization.
Day 5: Son Kul - Bishkek
After breakfast you will have drive to Bishkek city. Along the whole trip you will admire by the amazing landscapes of our mountains. You will cross famous Boom gorge and its mountain river that rages along the gorge. After your arrival to the capital you will go to your hotel and then we will have a farewell dinner.
Day 6: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
This day you visit National Park Ala-Archa to have an excursion. This park is situated in the Ala-Archa gorge, on the Kyrgyz ridge very close (45 km) to Bishkek. This gorge situated on the altitude of 2100 m above sea level and it is one of the most beautiful gorges in Kyrgyzstan. You will have a bit difficult hike 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). A lunch will be at the bottom of the falls. After visiting the falls we will descent to the gorge Ala-Archa and return to Bishkek. You will spend the night in a hotel***.
Day 7: Bishkek - Tashkent
Your guide will take you from the Hotel and accompany to the Manas Airport according to the time in your flight tickets.