Cultural tour: Nomadic culture

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration: 13 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chong Kemin - Son Kul Lake - At Bashi - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek

Experienced tourists say «If you have not seen Central Asia, you have not seen the world!". You cannot even think what are the places you are going to see! During your tour you will visit ancient Burana Tower, the second largest lake in the world Issyk-Kul; also it includes visiting of the unique Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone Castle), primeval stone depictions, churches, mosques and many others places of interest. Kyrgyzstan is the place of virgin nature and cherished traditions. There is the best ay to explore new culture - to live there at least for few days!

 

Tour summary:

Day 1: Bishkek city
Your guide will meet you at Manas International Airport and attends you to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan -Bishkek (30 min. drive), where you will have breakfast.  The entire day is dedicated to a guided Bishkek City Tour, including lunch. . The program includes visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery etc. Traditional dinner will be served at 7 p.m. you will spend the night in a Hotel****.

Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
The day starts with a breakfast at 8 o'clock. The day starts with a breakfast after that we will drive to the strikingly beautiful  Chon Kemin valley (120km) by car. On the trip visiting of Burana Tower (ancient minaret of the Karahanids' city 11th century) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). After a traditional lunch you will have a short excursion in colorful Issyk-Ata gorge with the picturesque waterfall. We will arrive at the Kalmak Ashuu Guesthouse and you will be served dinner at 7 p.m.

Day 3: Chong Kemin - 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 4: Son Kul Lake
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 5: Son Kul Lake - At Bashi
We leave the Guesthouse after a reinforcement breakfast and move by car to the At Bashi valley (200km). The adorable sights offered through views the unsullied nature will touch your heart. Your dinner will be served at 7 p.m. After that you will spend the night in yurts.

Day 6: At Bashi - Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone castle)
After packing your backpacks, you will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock Then 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 7: Tash Rabat - Kochkor valley
After breakfast you departure to Kochkor village (185 km). At the Kochkorka village you meet a family that produces national woolen felt carpets. You even can create your own carpet. You will have national music show and traditional dinner with a local family. Overnight in the Kochkor Guesthouse.

Day 8: Kochkor valley - Tamga village
Breakfast at 8 o'clock. Then you will drive to the majestic Issyk-Kul Lake (200 km), the second largest mountain  lake in the world (1608m.above sea level) "the pearl of Central Asia" as it also called. On the way you will move through the strikingly beautiful  valley and you will pass the sparkling Orto Tokoi reservoir. In Tamga village you will have a rest on the southern beach of the lake where you can enjoy the pure water and curative qualities of the lake. Your dinner will be served at 7 p.m. in Tamga Guesthouse, where you will also spend the night.

Day 9: Tamga - Karakol
After a breakfast at 8 o'clock you have plenty of  time to swim in the lake. At 12 pm. you will start your transfer toward Karakol city by car (50km). Delicious lunch will be served in the Karakol. Then you will have a guided Karakol City Tour. There you will visit the museum of M.V. Prejvalsky, one of the world's greatest explores and the Dungan mosque. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church.  Traditional dinner will be served at 8 p.m. Night in a Guesthouse.

Day 10: Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol
After a reinforcement breakfast you will drive to the magnificent Altin Arashan Gorge by a heavy Russian military 4WD vehicle. Altin Arashan ("Golden Spa") gorge is one of the most visited gorges in Karakol because of the Tian-Shan fir trees that grow everywhere there and healing properties of the water. After taking a bath in hot springs you will have picnic in one of the most beautiful places you have ever seen and then you will drive   to the city. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Night in a Guesthouse.

Day 11: Karakol - Cholpon Ata
Breakfast is served at 8 o'clock. After the breakfast you will be transferred to Cholpon Ata at the northern shore of the glittering pearl of Central Asia- Issyk-Kul Lake. Continuing the way we will visit the stone depictions (dating back to 800 B.C.) including the museum. Your dinner will be served at 7 pm in a Hotel, where you will also spend the night.

Day 12: Cholpon Ata - Bishkek
You will have breakfast at 8 o'clock. And then you have time to relax on the beach till 11 o'clock before you will drive to Bishkek city (280km) by car through a very colorful Boom Gorge. At 7 pm a farewell dinner is served. Night in a Hotel****.

Day 13: Bishkek - Europe
Your guide will take you from the Hotel and accompany to the Manas Airport according to the time in your flight tickets.

 

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Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 13 days

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Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 2

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