Kyrgyz treasure 6
Time of the tour: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Belogorka gorge - Kochkor - Son Kul Lake - Tash Rabat - Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Karakol - Issyk Kul northern shore - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Belogorka gorge - Bishkek
Upon arrival you will start your Kyrgyz treasure 6 tour. Driver will meet and accompany you to Bishkek. There you will have guided city tour to see the major sights of the capital of Kyrgyzstan such as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. After it you will transferred to the beautiful area that is known as the Belogorka gorge, a very beautiful place with rocky mountain views everywhere. While travel here you will hike to reach the waterfall that is located at the end of it. Your hiking tour will not be difficult. There you will have a chance to take a lot of vivid photos even under waterfall. Even the road to the gorge will surprise you by its beauty. Then you will head back to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor
In course of the Kyrgyz treasure 6 tour you will start your day with the visiting the famous Asian Bazaar. Here you will take photos of busy life of local people. Be prepared to witness the noise and crowds with many interesting staffs. Later on you will be transferred to Kochkor village. During the drive you will have a stop at Burana Tower that is known as the minaret of the 11th century. Upon arrival you can reach the top of it to witness the view that people of ancient time saw. This tower used to a mark to travelers to let travelers know there was a city and place to have a rest. Here you will be able to see an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors) that were erected foe those brave warriors who died for protecting Motherland. After your excursion there is a scenic transfer to Kochkor. Night is in a homestay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Son Kul Lake
Today you will be transferred to the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan that is known as the Son Kul Lake. You will find it among high mountains on the altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Citizen of Kyrgyzstan come here to relax while Kyrgyz herders use this area as the pastureland. Upon arrival you can enjoy the pristine nature of the lake by yourself. Overnight is in nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts. They are made of a wooden skeleton and felt coverings.
Day 4: Son Kul - Tash Rabat
Today you will see the Tash Rabat Caravanserai that is located on the Great Silk Road t the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. This famous Stone Castle from the 14th century is exceptional. You will be impressed by the fact that this building was erected on the elevation of 3200 m above sea level. In course of the tour you will see that it is made of 31 rooms in the mountain the walls of which are 1 m thick. Moreover while exploring this site you will witness the underground prison cells formerly used to incarcerate thieves. The night will be spent in yurts near Tash Rabat Caravanserai.
Day 5: Tash Rabat - Kochkor
Today you will be transferred to Kochkor village. In course of the travel you will be met by the local family that will show you the method of making our national felt carpets. During this turn you will be able to make your own with the help of the master. Then you will have an excursion in a small handicraft museum where you will investigate many examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolfs, horse saddle decorations, carpets and many other things. Night is in a homestay.
Day 6: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Karakol
Today the route of the tour goes to the second largest alpine lake in the world that is also known as the Issyk Kul Lake. The "pearl of Central Asia will amaze you by the fact that more than 1 500 years local people used to think that it was holy lake. During the tours in this site you can climb to the mountain to see a breathtaking view of the lake and mountains all around it. On the way you will travel to Bokonbaeva village. Here you will see the local eagle hunter that will show you the ancient way of hunting with the help of eagle. The preys of such hunting are where hares and foxes. After it you will head on to the place that is known for its red rock formation the Jeti Oguz, Red Rocks. Also you will see there the Broken Heart Mountain. Then we continue our way to Karakol town. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Karakol - Issyk Kul northern shore - Bishkek
In course of the travel you will head back to Bishkek city. The road will go through the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. Here you will ebb able to witness the lake from all "corners". Moreover you will have a stop to explore the ancient stone inscriptions of 800 B.C. In other words these petroglyphs were made more than 2 000 years ago by shamans. During the tour you will witness the panorama view of the Issyk Kul Lake that people were thinking was the middle of the world. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 875 $
04 pax - 545 $
06 pax - 425 $
08 pax - 365 $
10 pax - 325 $
Single - 105 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
Half board - 105 $
Full board - 200 $
English speaking guide - 530 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 30 $ per person
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" Boutique Hotel
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide