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Kyrgyzstan tourTour 1

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 13 days 

The celestial mountains and two the most famous lake in Kyrgyz Republic are waiting to be visited. During this adventure, at first you will see famous Son Kul Lake that is situated on the altitude of 3016 m. above sea level. As nomads did for many years, you will sleeps in yurts and it is a great chance to find out more about the Kyrgyz nomadic culture. After that you will visit the biggest lake of the republic - Issyk Kul that is surrounded with mountains that form a ring around it. 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chong Kemin - Son Kul Lake - At Bashi - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek 

Tour summary: 

Day 1: Bishkek city
Meeting in Manas International Airport. You guide will collect you from the Airport and accompany you to Bishkek. The drive takes 30 minutes. After checking-in in the hotel you will have a breakfast. This day is intended for Bishkek guided city tour. The present sightseeing tour comprises the visiting of the Ceremonial part of the capital - Ala-Too Central Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), the Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan, Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Art Gallery, National Concert Hall, Osh Bazaar and some other interesting places and monuments. Lunch is included. The night, you will spend in the hotel****. Dinner will be served at 7 o'clock in the evening in the café. 

Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley
You will start the day with breakfast that is served at 8 o'clock in the morning in the hotel. Transfer (120km) is from Bishkek City to the Valley of Chon Kemin by car. You will have a short excursion in picturesque Issyk - Ata Gorge after having traditional lunch. En route to Chon Kemin we stop to visit Burana Tower - minaret of 11 century A. D. and Balbans (stone warriors) open air museum. At 7 o'clock in the evening we will arrive in the Guesthouse of Kalmak - Ashuu. You will be served dinner after having checked in.

Day 3: Chong Kemin - Son Kul Lake
Breakfast is served at 8 o'clock in the morning. After that we commence our trip to the 2nd biggest alpine lake on the territory of Kyrgyz Republic - Son Kul. On the way lunch will be taken. Naryn Region shepherds come to the lake to use it as summer grass land. For rest and relaxation, the Kyrgyz nomads with their families started to come to this amazing region. Son Kul Lake is situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level, surrounded by the mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in the republic. On arrival, you will be free to explore and admire the pristine natural world of the lake and its environs. Dinner will be served at 8 o'clock in the evening. The night is in the collapsible nomadic houses - yurts. Yurt is built without a single nail. It is made out of wooden frame, which is covered with felt. 

Day 4: Son Kul Lake 
Your breakfast will be served at 9 o'clock in the evening. This day you have a spare time at Son-Kul Lake and you will have an opportunity to explore its nature on your own. It is a great chance to get acquainted with nomadic traditions and culture. Along the lake you can ride on a horse or just relax in the atmosphere of wild and calm natural world. At 2 p.m. lunch is served. Today you will also visit the site of shamans' ritual stones and ancient petroglyphs. In original nomadic houses - yurts, dinner will be served. In yurts, as nomads, you will spend the night. 

Day 5: Son Kul Lake - At Bashi
We leave the yurt camp at 8 o'clock in the morning after having fortifying breakfast. The drive from Son Kul to the Valley of At Bashi is 200 km. Offered through the sceneries of the virgin nature you will be carried away by the marvelous views. You will spend the night in the yurt camp. Dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening. 

Day 6: At Bashi - Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone Castle from the 14th century) 
You will be served breakfast at 8 o'clock in the morning. Pack your luggage. After that we will be transferred from At - Bashi to the Caravanserai of Tash Rabat (Stone Castle) on the Great Silk Way. Tash Rabat is situated at a height 3200 m. above sea level, at the very heart of Tian - Shan Mountains. This structure has no world's analogues, because it was constructed out of stones and what's more, it was partly built inside the mountain. Totally there are 31 rooms that are joined with mazes. There are also dungeons for medieval prisoners.  The walls width is about one meter. You spend this night in yurts nearby Tash Rabat Caravanserai. Dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening.

Day 7: Tash Rabat - Kochkor valley
Breakfast. Transfer (185 km) to the Village of Kochkor. In Kochkor Village you will meet a family that will demonstrate you the way of the Kyrgyz national felt carpets (ala kiyiz) production. You even could make your own felt carpet. With a local family in Kochkor you will have a traditional dinner that will be accompanied with national music show. In Kochkor guesthouse you will spend the night. 

Day 8: Kochkor valley - Tamga village
At 8 o'clock in the morning your breakfast is served. Transfer (200 km) from the Village of Kochkor to Issyk-Kul Celestial Lake (1608m.above sea level). Issik - Kul is the 2nd world's largest mountain lake. The nickname for this lake is "Central Asian Pearl". We will drive through the gorgeous valley and you will pass water collecting reservoir of Orto Tokoi. In Tamga Village, as soon as we arrive, you will have a rest on the lake's southern beach. Owing to the salty water, Issyk Kul possesses curative properties. In Tamga Guesthouse, at 7 p.m. your dinner is served. The night will be spent in Tamga. 

Day 9: Tamga - Karakol
After breakfast that is served at 8 o'clock, till afternoon you have spare time to swim in the lake. Today, we have a drive by car (50km) to Karakol town. In Karakol you will have a lunch. Afterwards you have Karakol guided sightseeing tour. It comprises the visit of the museum of one of the worlds greatest explores -M.N. Przewalsky, whose main achievements were in crossing of Taklamakan great desert and more than 4000 animal species discovery, including Przewalsky horse. Later, you will visit the Dungan Chinese Mosque that was built without using a single metal nail in the Chinese Style. This will be followed by the visit of Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral. Traditional dinner is at 8 o'clock. Overnight stay is in the guesthouse. 

Day 10: Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol
Fortifying breakfast. Transfer by a heavy Russian military 4WD vehicle from Karakol town to the Gorge of Altin Arashan. Altin Arashan ("Golden Spa") is one of the most famous beautiful gorges in Kyrgyzstan even according to the high Kyrgyz standards. You will take lunch in the gorge of incredible beauty after bathing in the hot water springs (there are some special little cabins). 1 hour hiking in the gorge. Afterwards you will be transferred to Karakol. The night is in the guesthouse. Dinner is at 7 o'clock in the evening. 

Day 11: Karakol - Cholpon Ata
At 8 o'clock breakfast is. Transfer (120km) to Cholpon Ata health resort center along the Central Asian sparkling pearl - Issyk-Kul Lake northern shore. We will visit in Cholpon - Ata the ancient (dating back to 800 B.C.) carvings on the boulders, as well as the local museum that is dedicated to the history of Issik - Kul Region. At 12 o'clock, in relaxed atmosphere you could enjoy your lunch. During another break, you will be able to admire its beauty in full, when you go on 1 hour cruise on a steam boat.  In the hotel, at 7 p.m. your dinner is served. 

Day 12: Cholpon Ata - Bishkek
Breakfast is served at 8 o'clock in the morning. Till 11 o'clock you have a spare time on the beach. Through the stunning Boom Gorge you will be transferred (280km) by car to Bishkek city. A farewell dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening. In the hotel**** the night will be spent. 

Day 13: Bishkek - Europe
From the hotel you will be collected by your guide and transferred to the Airport of Manas according to your flight details.

 

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Kyrgyzstan tourTour 1

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 13 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chong Kemin - Son Kul Lake - At Bashi - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek

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Activity: Cultural tour

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Activity: Cultural tour

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