Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 2
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
Our tour company wants to present a wonderful tour for those tourists and travelers who like nature. We developed particular tour that takes place in the southern regions of Kyrgyzstan and then uncovers all the beauty of the republic's northern part. For the duration of this adventure you will see renowned lakes of Sary Chelek and Son Kul. You will sleep not only in the home stays and hotels but also in yurts. Yurt is nomadic abodes that represents wooden carcass covered with thin felt mats. Welcome to Celestial Kyrgyzstan!
Day 1: Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake
From Manas International Airport you will be collected by your guide and then you will be transferred to the Lake of Sary Chelek. This famous is far away from towns and it is really worth to visit it! Many years ago there was a ravine with a mountain river passing through it, but after the earthquake that provoked stone fall, the ravine was blocked and the water collected right in the gorge. We have a brilliant opportunity to enjoy lake's beauty. Sary Chelek is one of the most beautiful lakes in Kyrgyzstan that lies at the altitude of 1873 m. above sea level. It is about 2.5 km. wide and 75 km. long.
Day 2: Sary Chelek - Arslan Bob
At 8 o'clock the day starts with a breakfast. After breakfast we start our journey by car to Arslan Bob walnut and fruit forests. There are enormous trees with two meter thick trunks, dome shaped crowns, and these trees can reach 30 meters in a height. They are found growing wild at the altitude of between 1000 and1800 meters above sea level, on the mountain slopes, along river banks. The Village of Arslan Bob lies at the altitude of 1700 m. a. s. l. You will see plenty of picturesque places that will amaze you by their beauty along the whole way to the forests. This night you will spend in the home stay of the local family. Arslan Bob is one of the most famous places in Kyrgyzstan!
Day 3: Arslan bob
This day you will have time to explore this place. With your guide you will go on hiking to take pleasure in the beauty of the place and to see a mountain cascade there. after that you can go on walking or just relax in the walnut forest quiet atmosphere.
Day 4: Arslan bob - Jalal Abad
We will start our trip to Jalal Abad town after fortifying breakfast. You will have drive to this town along a mountain road that will have many amazing views on the way. One of Kyrgyzstan's main Silk Road routes passed through Jalal Abad and for thousands of years the region has played host to travelers. Overnight is in the guesthouse.
Day 5: Jalal Abad - Osh city
At 8 o'clock your breakfast will be served. After breakfast we will start our trip to the 2nd biggest city in Kyrgyzstan that is Osh. On the way to the city we will visit also Uzgen town. There is a Tower and 3 beautiful mausoleums that were built in the 11 century. After excursion at the site of Uzgen Architectural Complex we will continue our way to Osh. Osh is considered as the southern capital of Kyrgyz Republic. The city is more than 3000 years old and it means that it is even older than Rome. 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. Overnight stay is in the guest house.
Day 6: Osh city - Kazarman village
This day we will have the drive back to Uzgen town in order to cross Pamir - Alai Mountains and to drive to Tien - Shan Mountains' heart. Our way lies through the stunning mountain passes and you will have a nice opportunity to enjoy the surrounding nature. You will have a dinner upon arrival in Kazarman. You will spend a night in a home stay in Kazarman.
Day 7: Kazarman - Tash Rabat Caravanserai
You will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock after packing your luggage. After that you will be transferred to the Tash Rabat. You will be carried away by the amazing scenery offered through views the untouched nature. Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains at a height 3200 m. above sea level. Tash Rabat (Stone Castle from the 14th century) - Caravanserai on the Great Silk Way. The building is a unique one that has no analogue in the whole world. It was constructed of layered rock, partly inside the mountain. Totally, there are 31 rooms, which are connected with maze, there are also underground prisons for medieval thieves. The thickness of walls is one meter. At 7 p.m. traditional dinner will be served. You will spend the night in the yurt camp nearby Tash Rabat caravanserai.
Day 8: Tash Rabat - Son Kul Lake
This day, after breakfast we start our trip to the 2nd largest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul Lake. Son Kul Lake is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level, on the both sides it is surrounded by the mountain ranges. The Kyrgyz started to come to this magnificent vicinity with their families for relax and repose. The herders of the Naryn Region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland during summer months. Lunch will be taken on the way. On our arrival, you will be free to walk around and take pleasure in the virgin nature of the lake and its environs. Dinner and overnight are in the nomadic collapsible abodes - yurts. Yurt consists of a wooden skeleton that is covered with felt. Yurts carcass is manufactured without a single nail.
Day 9: Son Kul Lake (3013 m. a. s. l.)
Your breakfast is at 9 o' clock in the morning. This morning you have a free time at Son-Kul to explore its nature by yourself. You can ride on a horse along the lake shore, or just relax in the atmosphere of the wild and calm environment. At 2 p.m. lunch will be served. After having your lunch you will see the site of the ancient petroglyphs. It will be a great chance to familiarize with nomadic culture and its traditions. Traditional dinner will be served in original nomadic habitations - yurts. You will spend the night as nomads do, in yurts.
Day 10: Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village
You will be transferred to Kochkor village (185 km) after fortifying breakfast. You will meet a family in the Kochkor Village that can demonstrate you the way of the national felt carpets ala kiyiz are produced. You even can participate in this process and create your own carpet. With a local family there you will have a traditional dinner. Overnight stay is in the guest house.
Day 11: Kochkor village - Konorchek canyon
Transfer from Kochkor Village to the famous Konorchek Canyons. Just upon the arrival, we will start our hiking in the red canyons stunning place. Konorchel Canyons are absolutely different from all other ravines in Kyrgyzstan. This is a real paradise for people who like to make pictures! The canyons are of diverse shapes that make your hiking so exciting.
Day 12: Konorchek
We will continue hiking in this fantastic place this day. You will have a chance to go both along the bottom of canyons and then along the top of it. During the whole hiking tour you will be surprised with variable sights. The unique nature of this marvelous place is waiting for you!
Day 13: Konorchek - Chon Kemin
We will go to the place where our driver will wait for us after breakfast. After that you will be transferred via Boom gorge to the Valley of Chon Kemin. This night you will spend in the guesthouse of Kalmak - Ashuu.
Day 14: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
At 8 o'clock you will be served with your breakfast. Transfer from Chon Kemin Valley to Bishkek city is after breakfast. On the way to Bishkek we will stop to visit Burana Tower that is the minaret of 11 century, as well as its open air Balbans (stone warriors) museum. Upon arrival in Bishkek you will have a guided city tour. A farewell dinner is served at 7 p.m. Overnight is in the hotel***.
Day 15: Bishkek - Europe
At the pick up time arranged previously according to your flight details your guide will meet you in the hotel to accompany you to the International Airport of Manas.