Kyrgyzstan trip 9
Duration of the tour: 7 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Burana - Naryn - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan winter is very superior. Meet the driver at the Manas International Airport and drive to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan (30 minutes). City tour of Bishkek. See Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others places of wonder. In the afternoon we will visit Ala Archa gorge located on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range (45 km from Bishkek). Appreciate seeing a panoramic view of the gorge. Then we will return to Bishkek. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Naryn
Travel to Burana Tower (11th century) and see an open-air museum of Balbals so called stone warriors. Then we will drive to Kochkor village and meet a local family. We will be presented by making our national felt carpets. On the way you can create your own carpet. Then we will visit a small handicraft museum and find examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and so on. Continue your tour to Naryn and drive over mountain pass of 3000 m. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Naryn - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor
Kyrgyzstan winter tour will amaze by travelling to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan - Son Kul Lake via 33 parrots pass (3 133 m). This lake is surrounded by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, located at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. It is must be said that wanderers come to this area with their families for reduction. Also, people use this place for pastureland. We will drive to the village of Kochkor. Night is in a home stay.
Day 4: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol
Start your day by travelling to Barskoon gorge. It is especially gorgeous in winter and situated on the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. This gorge is renowned for its outstanding mountains and the monument to Yuri Gagarin. Jeti Oguz gorge will impress by red rocks establishments called Seven Bulls - Jeti Oguz. Everyone will admire beauty of the Broken Heart Mountain. Hike to the top of a mountain (20 minutes) to see a panorama view of the gorge! Afterwards we will transfer to Karakol town and visit Dungan mosque. It is famous for Chinese style and was created without metals. The next stop is visiting an old wooden Orthodox Church. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
Today's plan is visiting the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. We will see the whole lake from all wings. It is the best place for swimming in summer time as well as winter views. Snowy mountains around will impress everyone! In the second part of day we will visit a small local museum where we can see handicraft, music instruments and a lot of artifacts. Home stay is in Chon Kemin village.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Enjoy in Chon Kemin village located in a national park. Here you can see nomadic routine, meet friendly Kyrgyz people and taste delicious national food. Open houses for guests, hot tea with sweets will not leave anyone indifferent. Today we will have 3 hours of horse riding amongst snowy gorges. On the way we may see wild animals as foxes, hares and so on. Go on the top to admire amazing panorama view of the gorge. Then we will back to Bishkek. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 7: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
In fact, winter tourism in Kyrgyzstan is very famous. It is possible to get to know the ski resorts. It is important to note that there are a lot of ski resorts in the Chui Valley and Issyk Kul region, namely in Karakol. Unfortunately, not all tour companies talk about winter vacations. Our team is happy to organize an independent and unforgettable winter tour in Kyrgyzstan for you.
The unique nature of Kyrgyzstan is amazing at any time of the year due to the country's geographical position in the mountainous area. Some roads are closed in winter, but there are still many interesting places to visit. We are sure you will like it!
Guests of the winter tour will have an excursion to the famous Issy-Kul lake, the largest in Central Asia, at an altitude of 1600 meters. In Cholpon Ata, you will experience a wonderful open-air museum. This landmark was found in the second millennium BC. During your tour, see the famous Jeti Oguz Gorge with the Broken Heart Mountain. Every traveler driving along snowy roads will be presented with an eagle hunting show, where you can meet famous hunters of Kyrgyzstan. In Kochkor, you will be presented with a master class on making national carpets and other products. Get the chance to ride a horse or sleigh on the snowy mountain slopes of Chon Kemin Gorge. Here are delicious Kyrgyz national dishes. Winter tour in Kyrgyzstan is another fairy tale on the snow-white slopes. The most beautiful photos are waiting for you!
Our company will offer many pleasant places for winter tours. Don't miss this chance and plan your vacation now! It will be a magical vacation!