Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Arslan bob - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village - Burana Tower - Bishkek
Day 2: Arslan bob - Kazarman village
This day we will drive to Uzgen town in order to cross Pamir - Alai Mountains and to drive to the Tien Shan Mountain system heart. We will drive through the stunning mountains and passes and there will be a great chance to enjoy the nature. Upon arrival in Kazarman you will have a dinner. You will spend this night in the home stay.
Day 3: Kazarman - Tash Rabat Caravanserai
You will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock after packing your luggage. Transfer from Kazarman Village to Tash Rabat (Stone Castle from the 14th century) that is Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road. Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian - Shan Mountains. The building is a unique one. And it has no analogue in the whole world, because it was made of stones and furthermore it was built inside a mountain at a height 3200 m. above sea level. There are 31 rooms, which are joined with mazes. The thickness of walls is 1 m. You could see there underground prisons for ancient thieves. This night you will spend near by the Tash Rabat caravanserai in yurts. At 7 p.m. traditional dinner will be served.
Day 4: Tash Rabat - Son Kul Lake
We start our drive to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul Lake after breakfast. On the way, lunch will be taken. Son Kul Lake situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan. In order to reach this lake it needs to go over one of the picturesque passes with their serpentine roads. The Kyrgyz started to come to this amazing region with their families for having a rest and relaxation. Naryn region herders come to the lake with their cattle to spend here summer months, because it is perfect grassland. On our arrival, you will be free to walk around and take pleasure in the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. Dinner and overnight are in nomadic collapsible abodes - yurts, which are built without nails. They are made of the wooden skeletons, covered with thin felt mats.
Day 5: Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village
You will be transferred (185 km) to Kochkor Village after a strengthening breakfast. In Kochkor village, a family will demonstrate you the way of national felt carpets - ala kiyiz production. You will have a chance to create your own felt carpet. Overnight is in a home stay. With a local family you will have a traditional dinner.
Day 6: Kochkor village - Burana Tower - Bishkek
At 8 o'clock you will be served with your breakfast. Then you will be transferred to Bishkek city through the picturesque Boom Gorge. En route we will visit the Burana Tower Architectural Complex (minaret of 11 century) and the open air museum of Balbans - stone warriors that are dated the Turkic period. In Bishkek you will have a guided city tour, during which you will visit the most interesting places and monuments. A farewell dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening. Overnight is in the hotel***.
Day 7: Bishkek - Europe
Transfer from the hotel to the International Airport of Manas.