Ski tour: Celestial Kyrgyzstan

Ski tour: Celestial Kyrgyzstan 


Country: Kyrgyzstan

Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana Tower - Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol 


Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Bishkek - Issyk-Kul Lake
Your guide will pick you up at Manas International Airport and accompany you to Bishkek City (30 min. drive). Then you will be transferred to the celestial Issyk-Kul Lake (200 km), the second largest mountain lake in the world (1608m.above sea level). The Lake is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". On our way, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret from the 11th century) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). After having taken a traditional lunch, we continue our way to the lake. As soon as we are in a hotel youwill have a rest on the northern part of the lake. Thanks to the salty water, Issyk Kul Lake possesses curative qualities. Your dinner will be served at 7 p.m. 

Day 2: Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol
The day starts with a breakfast at 8 o'clock. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Karakol city by car (200 km). On the way, we will make a short break to give you the opportunity to visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.), including the local museum. You will have a second stop during the trip at 12 o'clock, where you can enjoy lunch in a relaxed atmosphere, before continuing our way to Karakol city along the northern shore of the sparkling pearl of Central Asia, which's beauty you will be able to enjoy to the full during another break, where you can go on a one hour cruise on a steam boat. Then you will be transferred to Karakol city. Night in a guesthouse.

Day 3: Ski base
After breakfast you will be transferred to the ski base (10 km). Then you will have free time to enjoy the beauty of Kyrgyz nature and our celestial mountains! The base is situated on 2300 meters above sea level. The highest point to start your skiing is 3040 meters above sea level!  And from this height you will sea the panorama view of the Issyk Kul Lake! 

You can spend as many days as you want there according to your request!