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 the country of contrasts. 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. Only here you will be able to feel the life of nomads staying for nights in yurt (Kyrgyz national dwelling.)
Day 1: Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake
Our tour-guide will meet you at the International Airport Manas after that you will be transferred to Sary Chelek Lake. Sary Chelek is one of the most beautiful lakes in Kyrgyzstan it is situated at the territory of national reserve. Ten thousands 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! It is about 2.5 km wide and 7.5 km long! The altitude of this mountain lake is 1873 m. a.s.l. This famous lake is far from cities and it is really worth to visit it!
Day 2: Sary Chelek - Arslan bob
The day begins with breakfast at 8 o'clock. After breakfast we will star our trip to Arslanbob forest which is the largest walnut tree in the world. Arslan Bob is one of the most famous places in Kyrgyzstan. Here the trees, with their dome shaped crowns atop two meter thick trunks, can reach a height of 30 meters and are found growing wild on mountain slopes and along river banks 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. The night you will spend in the house of local family.
Day 3: Arslan bob
This day you can spend walking around this wonderful place. You can go for hiking to enjoy the beauty of this place and to see a waterfall there.
Day 4: Arslan bob - Jalal Abad
After hearty breakfast we will start our trip to Jalal Abad town. One of Kyrgyzstan's main routes of the Silk Road went through Jalal Abad and the region has played host to travelers for thousands of years. You will have drive to this town along a mountain road that will have many amazing views on the way. Overnight will be in guest house.
Day 5: Jalal Abad - Osh city
Time of your breakfast is 8 o'clock. Then we will start to the second biggest city in Kyrgyzstan Osh. You will see how ancient building can live around modern architectural structures. It is said that the city is older than Rome because it is more than 3000 years old. You will visit our Asian bazaars in the city. These bazaars are the most 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 three beautiful mausoleums that were built in the 11 century. Overnight will be in a guest house.
Day 6: Osh city - Kazarman village
Today we will go back to Uzgen to cross Pamir Alai Mountains and to drive in the heart of Tien Shan Mountain system. The way back will be along beautiful nature scenes and you will have a great chance to enjoy that place. As soon as we are in Kazarman you will be served a dinner and then you will spend a night in a home stay.
Day 7: Kazarman - Tash Rabat Caravanserai
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 8: Tash Rabat - 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 9: Son Kul Lake (3013 m. a. s. l.)
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 10: Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village
After a strengthening breakfast you will be transferred to Kochkor village (185 km). 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; you will stay for a night in the guest house
Day 11: Kochkor village - Konorchek canyons
Today you will another famous place in Kyrgyz range Konorchek canyons. As soon as we are there we will have hiking in valley 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 to make pictures!
Day 12: Konorchek
Today we will continue hiking in this fantastic place. You will have a chance to go both along the bottom of canyons and then along the top of it. You will be surprised how changeable our country can be.
Day 13: Konorchek - Chon Kemin
After breakfast we will go to the place where our drive will wait us. Then you will be transferred to Chon Kemin valley. Chon Kemin valley is national reserve and you will be amazed its nature beauty. You will overnight in Kalmak-Ashuu guesthouse.
Day 14: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Time of your breakfast is 8 a.m. Then you will be transferred to Bishkek city. On our way, we will visit the Burana Tower (10 century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). When you will come in Bishkek you will have a city tour. 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 . Night will be in a hotel***. You will have farewell dinner at 7 p..
Day 15: 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.