Activity: Cultural tour
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
If you want to see something different you should not hesitate and to visit our beautiful country because here you will see many places of interest including ancient Burana Tower, the second largest lake in the world Issyk-Kul; also our tour includes visiting of the ancient Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone Castle), primeval stone inscriptions, churches, mosques. Kyrgyzstan is the place of untouched nature and deep traditions. You will see how people can leave in modern world keeping traditions of centuries.
Day 1: Bishkek city
Our tour-guide will meet you at the International Airport Manas after that he\she will accompany you to Bishkek city where you will have breakfast at 9 a.m. The entire day is dedicated to a guided Bishkek City Tour, including lunch. You will see the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square) National philharmonic and visit the History Museum, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest. You will receive a separate programm, listing all places visited including a brief description. You will spend night in the Hotel****. Dinner is 7 p.m.
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
Time of your breakfast is 8 a.m.Then you will be transferred to Chon Kemin valley (120km) by car. Chon Kemin valley is national reserve and you will be amazed its nature beauty. On the way visiting of Burana Tower (10 century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). After having lunch you will have a short excursion in Issyk-Ata gorge where you will have hiking for 50-60 minutes. We will arrive at the Kalmak Ashuu Guesthouse at 7 p.m. After having checked in, you will be served dinner.
Day 3: Chong Kemin - Son Kul Lake
After having breakfast you will go to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul. 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.This place is perfect to relax because it is far from civilization. Many Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. After our arrival, you will be free to explore and enjoy its virgin nature and its surroundings. Dinner and overnight will be organized in nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts. It is made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings and have been used for two thousand years..
Day 4: Son Kul Lake
Breakfast time is 9 o'clock. After breakfast is your free time. You can have horse back riding for several hours, or just to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the wild, but calm nature. Lunch time is 2 p.m. Then you will see also ancient petrogliphs and ritual stones of shamans. It is a great chance to get acquainted with nomadic way of life and to know more about their culture traditions and customs. National dinner will be served for you in the nomadic dwelling yurts. There you will also spend night.
Day 5: Son Kul Lake - At Bashi
After having breakfast we leave the Guesthouse at 8 a.m. by car that brings us to the At Bashi valley (200km). You will be amazed by the beatiful scenery offered through views the untouched nature. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Overnight will be in yurts.
Day 6: At Bashi - Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone castle)
Breakfast time is 8 o'clock.Then you will be transferred to the Tash Rabat- Caravanserai one of the site on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century). The building is a unique one. Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains it was made of stones and furthermore it was built inside a mountain at a height 3200 m above sea level. Local people never come in it after sunset they believe that the building is fill of evil spirits. In total there are 31 rooms inside the castle. The thickness of walls is 1 m. There are also underground prison cages for ancient thieves. National dinner will be at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in yurts near by the Tash Rabat caravanserai.
Day 7: Tash Rabat - Kochkor valley
After a strengthening breakfast you will be transferred to Kochkor village (185 km). At the Kochkorka you will see how national Kyrgyz carpets are made. You will have chance to participate in the process and create your own carpet. You will have a traditional dinner with a local family, accompanied by a Kyrgyz national music show. You will stay for a night in the guest house.
Day 8: Kochkor valley - Tamga village
Time of your breakfast is 8 a.m. Then you will be transferred to the wonderful Issyk-Kul Lake (200 km), the second highest lake in the world after Titicaca Lake (1608m.above sea level). The Lake is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". On the way you will drive through the gorgeous valley and you will pass the Orto Tokoi reservoir. As soon as we are in Tamga village you will have time to enjoy lying on the beach and swimming in the lake. Thanks to the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative qualities and doesn't freeze up in winter. Dinner time is 7 p.m.in Tamga Guesthouse, where you will also spend the night.
Day 9: Tamga - Karakol
The day begins with breakfast at 8 o'clock Then you have free time to swim in the lake till 12 pm. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Karakol city by car (50km).
You will take lunch in the Karakol. Then you will have a guided Karakol City Tour. you will have city tour around Karakol where your guide will tell you about sights of the city. The tour includes the visit of the Dungan mosque built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. Later, you will visit the museum of M.V. Prejvalsky, one of the well known explorers in Central Asia. His greatest achievements were the crossing of the great desert Taklamakan and the discovery of more than 4000 animals, including the Horse of Prejevalsky. Traditional dinner will be served for you at 8 p.m. Night will be in a Guesthouse.
Day 10: Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol
Straight after breakfast you will be transferred to the Altin Arashan Gorge by a heavy Russian military 4WD vehicle. Altin Arashan ("Golden Spa") gorge is one of the most famous gorges in Karakol because of the Tian-Shan fur trees that grow everywhere there. After having bath in hot springs (there are some special little cabins) you will take lunch in the gorge. Afterwards you will have 1 hour hiking in the gorge and then after that you will be transferred to the city. You will be served dinner at 7 p.m. Night you will spend in guest house.
Day 11: Karakol - Cholpon Ata
Breakfast time is 8 a.m. After it you will be transferred to Cholpon Ata city along the northern shore of the shining Issyk-Kul Lake (120km). We will make a short break at 1 pm on the way, where you can enjoy lunch in a relaxed atmosphere. After that we will visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.) and local museum. The museum is devoted to the Issyk-Kul Lake after museum you will have a one hour cruise on a steam boat. Dinner time is 7 p.m. in a Hotel, where you will also spend the night.
Day 12: Cholpon Ata - Bishkek
Breakfast time is 8 a.m. After breakfast you can swim in the lake till 11 a.m.. After that you will be transferred to Bishkek city (280km) by car through a stunning Boom Gorge. At you will append night in Hotel ***. Farewell dinner is 8 o'clock.
Day 13: Bishkek - Europe
Our tour-guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany to the International Airport Manas according to the time and details of your flight.
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Our Travel Agency wishes you to enjoy your traveling in Kyrgyzstan. There is a book that describes our astounding country.
We advise you to read it because it will help you to find out everything about Kyrgyzstan and nomad's way of life.
The title of the book is "Kyrgyzstan". The author of this book is Michael Linder. We think that it is a good guide book that contains all necessary information about Kyrgyzstan.
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Kyrgyzstan has many types of tourisms as trekking, horse riding, bird watching, etc.
There are some tours that we can suggest you for trekking in Kyrgyzstan:
Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 01
Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 02
Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 03
Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 04
Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 05
Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 06
Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 07
Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 08
Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 09
Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 10
Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 11
Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 12
Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 13
Trekking Kyrgyzstan: Tour 14
You can get any tour to any place of Kyrgyzstan. Also beside the trek itself you will see our famous mountain lakes that are situated on the way to gorges. Kyrgyzstan has about 2000 lakes and many of them are in mountains. People who are going to have a trek need a guide with them. In this way your trekking will be without any problems and you will not loose the way. If you have an organized trek by a travel company it is much safer for you. Trekking in Kyrgyzstan is an unbelievable trip. Kyrgyzstan is well known as a perfect place for trekking tour. And if you will have a trekking tour you will find out it. There are gorges that are not far from Bishkek city and you need less that an hour to come there. Also you can combine your trekking tour with a cultural tour. Trekking in Kyrgyzstan is a nice chance to find out about life style of Kyrgyz people. You can live with them during your trekking in Kyrgyzstan.
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This guide book can also give you much useful information about horse riding in Kyrgyzstan. Our country has many gorgeous places for horse riding tours. These tours become more and more popular all over the world. Horse riding tours in Kyrgyzstan are popular for all kinds of tourists. You can have a light horse riding tour in Kyrgyzstan or to have a very difficult one. Kyrgyzstan has many gorges for horse riding tours. These places aren't overcrowded. And that is why you can have a horse riding tour in peaceful places. You will have a horse riding tour along mountain gorges of Kyrgyzstan. While traveling here you will meet some nomads in Kyrgyzstan. They still follow nomadic lifestyle and to live in mountains, you even can spend a night in their dwellings yurts. These people are very hospitable and they like people who have horse riding in Kyrgyzstan. Usually they offer you to spend some time with them and to have a rest after horse riding. Nomads can give you some national food and drinks and it will make your horse riding in Kyrgyzstan an unforgettable one. Horse riding in Kyrgyzstan is a perfect chance to merge in to harmony with nature. During your horse riding tour you will visit the most stunning gorges of Kyrgyzstan. You will ride horses in celestial mountains where there are no other people beside nomads. During horse riding tour you can enjoy amazing panorama views and to have trekking far from busy cities. Horse riding in Kyrgyzstan is safe because locale people are fond of tourists. Kyrgyz like to invite people to their houses. Horse riding tour in Tien Shan Mountain will give you the opportunity to discover the real Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstan of nomads! If you go for horse riding in Kyrgyzstan we advice you to take with you your equipment in order not loose time looking for rent. Kyrgyzstan is nice place to have horse riding by your own or with good friends and relatives. The author advises you to have horse riding tour with a help of Travel Company. By this way you will save a lot of time for horse riding itself. Kyrgyzstan is open for tourists who are looking for horse riding and you are always welcome there. The best places for horse riding in Kyrgyzstan are Terskey Mountains on the south side of the Issyk Kul Lake. The book shows some travel roads and routes of horse riding in Kyrgyzstan that you can use during your horse riding. Actually it is quite possible to have horse riding alone but anyway it is better to have an experienced guide with you. Horse riding in Kyrgyzstan is good chance to have gorgeous vocations and to see many fantastic places! Horse riding tours in Kyrgyzstan are popular among people of all ages and health conditions. The only thing you need for horse riding in Kyrgyzstan is great desire to relax.
Kyrgyzstan has all types of tourism: horse riding, trekking, bird watching, etc.
There are some tours that we can suggest you for horse riding in Kyrgyzstan:
Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 01
Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 02
Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 03
Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 04
Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 05
Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 06
Kyrgyzstan horse riding: Tour 07
Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 08
Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 09
Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 10
Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 11
Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 12
Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 13
Horse riding Kyrgyzstan: Tour 14
If you going to come to Kyrgyzstan it very important to use good travel agency. A good travel agency in Kyrgyzstan can organize a perfect tour for you very affordable money. There are many travel companies in Kyrgyzstan and all of them are able really help you. Some of these travel agencies can organize you a cultural tour, a horse riding tour or a trekking tour. It is better to find a travel companies that is famous among travelers. A good travel agency will provide unforgettable tour in Kyrgyzstan. Travel companies in Kyrgyzstan have standards tours for travelers. Some of travel companies can organize a special trip according to your request. You can just write to a tour operator your wishes and they will make a tour for you. You can ask a travel agency which places you want to visit in Kyrgyzstan and that's all. You will get a prompt answer from the travel agency. Travel company will add every thing you want to add or to change. Our tour operators are very flexible for tourists. Kyrgyz travel tour operators have good prices for their tourists. And you can completely relay on our tour operators. Kyrgyzstan is popular for its nature and hospitable people. It is also possible to stay for a while with local families in Kyrgyzstan. You just need tell about it to your tour operator.
A horse back riding tour can be held in any part of Kyrgyzstan. Also beside the horse riding tour itself you will see our famous mountain lakes that are situated on the way to gorges. Kyrgyzstan has about 2000 lakes and many of them are in the mountains. People who are going to have a horse riding tour need a guide with them. In this way your horse riding will be without any problems and you will not loose the way. If you have an organized horse riding tour in Kyrgyzstan by a travel company it is much better for you. Kyrgyzstan is considered to be a perfect place for horse riding tours. And if you will have a horse riding tour you will find out it. There are gorges that are not far from Bishkek city and you need less that an hour to come there. According to your desire horse back riding tour can be combined with culture tour. Horse riding in Kyrgyzstan is a nice chance to find out about life style of Kyrgyz people. You can live with them during your horse riding in Kyrgyzstan. Horse riding tour gives you a chance to feel as if you are a real nomad. It will take you to the pass time. And this time you will never forget!
Don't forget that Kyrgyzstan is perfect place of active rest if you have any question just get a guide book about Kyrgyzstan.