Kyrgyz melody Tour 3
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Burana - Kochkor - Son Kul - Tash Rabat - Issyk Kul southern shore - Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
We are glad to impress you by Kyrgyz melody Tour 3. On arrival, you will be met by the driver and travel to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. It will take 30-minute drive from the airport. Then we will travel to Ala Archa gorge. We have no doubt you will like this natural park and take splendid photos. The Ala Archa gorge is located on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range which takes 45 km from Bishkek. Don't miss to take photos on tours. In the afternoon, you will visit the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and others. Transfer to hotel for rest.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor
In the morning, you will visit Asian Bazaar! You will be impressed by colorful bazaar and buy oriental goods. It is an idea to learn more about Kyrgyz people. In the afternoon, you will drive to Kochkor and see the Burana Tower of the 11th century minaret as well as an open air museum of Balbals or so called stone warriors. On arrival to Kochkor village, you will meet with a local family and learn more how to make carpet. Visit a small handicraft museum there and find many silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. Overnight is in a home stay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Son Kul
Today you will travel to Son Kul Lake. This is wonderful lake is enclosed by mountains and considered to be the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan and located at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. On arrival, you will see Naryn herders use it as a pastureland for cattle. Don't miss to talk to them and learn more about their culture. Today you will spend night in nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts. We are sure you will like on tours.
Day 4: Son Kul - Tash Rabat
After breakfast we will start our tour to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai, located on the Great Silk Road and found in the 14th century. The Tash Rabat is rich for its history. You can find it at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains and made of stone blocks and lies at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. Entering there you will see 31 rooms in the mountain of1 m thick walls. In past times and up to date is underground prison, called zindan or pit used for steals. The guide will tell you more about on tours. Overnight in yurts, near Tash Rabat Caravanserai.
Day 5: Tash Rabat - Kochkor
Today you will enjoy on Kara Koiun gorge. It is an idea to walk around the gorge and communicate with locals. Here you can see the wild mountain animas as yaks which reproduce meat, milk and wool. Kara Koiun means "black valley", so you can find snow in this gorge. In general, the rocks serve as fence against a heavy snow which is common for this area starting with October till mid-April. The temperature over there can reach -50 C in this period of year. Then you will transfer to Kochkor village. You will pass over mountain pass that of 3 000 meters high. Night is in home stay.
Day 6: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Karakol
We are glad to impress you by the next day of tour travelling to Issyk Kul Lake. It is defined to be the second largest alpine lake in the world which is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". The guide will share some interesting stories about this lake. Then we will drive to Bokonbaeva village and meet a local eagle-hunter. He will show you an eagle hunting. Then you can take photos with them. In the afternoon, we will drive to Jeti Oguz, Red Rocks and see the Broken Heart Mountain. Continue drive to Karakol town. Overnight is in a guesthouse.
Day 7: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
After breakfast, you will travel to Issyk Kul Lake via the northern shore. So that you can see the lake from all four wings. It is perfect lake for swimming. In addition, this sacred lake is never freezes. In the second part of day you will visit a small local museum and find handicraft, music instruments and other items. Night is in a home stay.
Day 8: Chon Kemin - Burana - Bishkek
The last day of our tour will start by 3 hours of horse riding in the morning. You will be impressed by Chon Kemin as one of the best natural parks of Kyrgyzstan. Mountains over there will not leave anyone indifferent. You will ride high in the mountains and see the beautiful mountain forest. The panorama view of the gorge will not leave anyone indifferent on tours! Return to Bishkek and sleep in a hotel.
Day 9: Bishkek - Airport
Flight. Kyrgyz melody Tour 3 is finished.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Tash Rabat - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Chon Kemin - Homestay
- Entrances to all museums
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide