Kyrgyzstan tour 6
Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 6
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Son Kul Lake - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Karakol - Bishkek
During this tour you will see our gorgeous mountains and our two largest lakes. The first one will be Issik-Kul Lake which is called the pearl of Central Asia. After that you will visit Son Kul Lake that is situated at an altitude of 3016 m. asl where you feel real peace far from world vanity. You will sleeps in yurts as nomads did for many years and it is a great chance to find out more about Kyrgyz life!!!
Day 1: Bishkek city
Our tour-guide meets you at Manas International Airport and accompanies you to the Bishkek City (30 min. drive), where you have breakfast. The entire day is dedicated to excursion around Bishkek, lunch is included. The tour includes the visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest. National dinner will be at 8 o'clock. You will stay for a night in a Hotel****.
Day 2: Bishkek - Son Kul Lake
After breakfast we begin our way to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul Lake. Lunch you will have on the way. Son Kul Lake is situated in flat and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Kyrgyz nomads used to come to this wonderful area with their families to relax and enjoy it. Shepherds of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. After our arrival, you will have free time to explore and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. Dinner and overnight are served in nomadic dwellings - yurts. It is made of a wooden framework, covered with felt.
Day 3: Son Kul Lake - Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone castle)
After packing your luggage , you will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock Then you will be transferred to the Tash Rabat- Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle dating back to the 14th century). The building is a unique one. Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. 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. The castle consists of 31 rooms. The thickness of walls is 1 m. There are also underground prison cells for ancient thieves. Traditional dinner will be served at 7 o'clock. You will spend the night in yurts near by the Tash Rabat caravanserai.
Day 4: Tash Rabat - Kochkor valley
After nutrutious breakfast you will be driven to Kochkor village (185 km). After nutritious breakfast you will be transferred to Kochkor village (185 km). At the Kochkor village you will meet a family that can show you the way of production national woolen felt carpets. You even can make your own carpet. You will have a traditional dinner with a local family, accompanied by a specially arranged national music show. You will spend night in the Kochkor Guesthouse.
Day 5: Kochkor valley - Tamga village
You will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock Then you will be transferred to the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake (200 km), the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608m.above sea level). The Lake is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". On the way you will drive through the gorgeous valley and you will pass the Orto Tokoi reservoir. As soon as we are in Tamga village you will have a rest on the southern shore of the lake where you can relax on the warm sand and enjoy swimming in the lake. Thanks to the salty water, Issik-Kul Lake doesn't freeze up in winter. You will be served dinner at 7 p.m. in Tamga Guesthouse, where you will also spend one night.
Day 6: Tamga - Karakol
Time of your breakfast is 8 o'clock. Then you have free time to swim in the lake till 12 pm. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Karakol city by car (50km). You will take lunch in the Karakol. Then you will have a guided Karakol City Tour. The tour includes the visit of the museum of M.V. Prejvalsky, one of the world's greatest explores. His biggest achievements were the crossing of the great desert Taklamakan and the discovery of more than 4000 animals, including the Horse of Prejevalsky. Later, you will visit the Dungan mosque. One of its highlights is the fact that it is built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. National dinner will be at 8 p.m. Night in a Guesthouse.
Day 7: Karakol - Bishkek
The day begins with breakfast at 8 a.m. After the breakfast you will go to Cholpon Ata city along the northern coast of the sparkling Issyk-Kul Lake (120km). On the way, you will have a short break at 1 p.m, where you can enjoy lunch in a calm atmosphere. Afterthat we will give you the opportunity to visit ancient stone inscriptions (referring to 800 B.C.), including the local museum. After that you will be transferred to Bishkek city (280km) by car through a spectacular Boom Gorge. Time for farewell dinner is 7 p.m.. You overnight in a Hotel****.
Day 8: Bishkek - Europe
Your guide meets you in your Hotel at the certain time arranged previously according to your flight details and accompanies you to Manas International Airport