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First Meeting with Kyrgyzstan

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Tour itinerary: Bishkek - Son-Kul lake - Tash Rabat - Naryn - Kochkor - Karakol - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek
Season: Spring - Summer - Fall
Days: 8Nights: 7
Price: 990
Tour description:

We are glad to introduce 8-days Kyrgyzstan tour with fixed dates. Join our group and explore the most interesting and famous places of Kyrgyzstan. 



TOUR STARTING DATE: 22th July 2018
DEADLINE FOR SIGH-UP: 15th July 2018
July 22. Day 1
Bishkek arrival
Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting, transfer to the hotel. 
After a short rest start driving to Ala Archa national park. It’s situated 45 km from Bishkek city. 
Picnic lunch. Easy hiking along the river where you can make beautiful photos. 
Drive back to Bishkek. En-route stop at Baytik Baatyr Mausoleum. 
Bishkek city tour includes visiting Ala Too Central Square, State History Museum, Change of Guard of Honor, White House. 
Transfer to the hotel. Free time.
July 23. Day 2
Bishkek – Son Kul Lake (360km)
Breakfast.
Start driving to Son Kul Lake. Our road will go thorough narrow Boom gorge and over Kalmak Ashuu Mountain pass (3445m). Son Kul lake is a place where the Kyrgyz people still live in traditional simplicity. On our way we can even see local nomads graze their flocks of sheep and herds of horses. 
Overnight in national yurta (4-6 persons in one yurta). Please note that toilets are outside, no shower available. 
July 24. Day 3
Son Kul lake – Tash Rabat Caravanserai (280km)
Breakfast in yurt camp. 
Drive to Tash Rabat Caravanserai over Moldo Ashuu mountain pass (3665m). Arrival in Naryn city where we’ll have lunch with local family. 
Tash Rabat is the largest ancient stone construction in Central Asia. Upon arrival explore the area. 
Overnight in national yurta (4-6 persons in one yurta). Please note that toilets are outside, no shower available. 
Optionally: you can visit local sauna (heated room with hot water to pour on yourself). You can make payment on the spot (5-7 USD). 
July 25 Day 4
Tash Rabat Caravanserai – Naryn – Kochkor village (230km)
Breakfast in yurt camp. 
Drive to Naryn. Start short city tour with visiting Central square, Mosque and Art gallery (if it’s open). 
Continue driving to Kochkor village over Dolon pass (more than 3010m). 
Home stay with locals (you will have your own room but all facilities are shared). Free time. 
July 26 Day 5
Kochkor village – Jety Oguz gorge – Karakol (270km)
Breakfast. 
Drive to Jety Oguz gorge along southern shore of Issyk Kul lake. Djety Oguz gorge translated as “Seven Bulls” was formed by red rocks that look like large Bulls. We’ll have time for hiking up to see panoramic view of surroundings. 
Dinner in a local Uigur family. Overnight in a guesthouse. 
July 27 Day 6
Karakol – Cholpon Ata (Issyk Kul lake) (150km)
Breakfast.
Start Karakol city tour with visiting Dungan mosque (mosque built in Chinese style) and old Russian Orthodox Cathedral (wood church made without any nail). 
Drive to Cholpon Ata town. En-route visit Scythian burial mounds and Petroglyphs open air museum (“Stone garden”). Free time at leisure on Issyk Kul lake. 
Overnight at the hotel.
July 28 Day 7
Cholpon Ata – Bishkek (280km)
Breakfast.
Start driving to Bishkek along the northern shore of Issyk Kul lake. En-route visit Burana Tower, a famous historical complex near Tokmok town. Explore the area. 
Arrival in Bishkek. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
July 29 Day 8
Bishkek departure
Breakfast.
Transfer to the airport. Departure.
The end of the tour. 
Accommodation: 

City

Hotels 3 Star

Bishkek

Asia Mountains 

Son Kul lake

Yurt camp

Tash Rabat Yurt camp
Kochkor Home stay
Karakol Green Yard
Issyk Kul Royal Beach
Prices:

Group of people

Price per 1 person

Group under 9 persons

$990

Single room 

$1150

PLEASE NOTE: 

- There isn’t single or double accommodation in yurts, 4-6 pax per yurt.
- Clothes: please note that the temperature in Bishkek may go up to 45C. But when we’ll be at the altitude of 3000 m. the temperature can go below 10C in the night. You need to be prepared for all weather conditions and have appropriate clothing. 
- Kyrgyzstan is a “mild Muslim” country (so, please, no minis, guys))).

RECOMMENDED: 
• Rain-coat  
• Sweater/fleece 
• Wind-stopper 
• Enough t-shirts and other underwear (long sleeves preferred to avoid sunburns) 
• Hat (remember – the sun can be violent) 
• Sun-screen cream (30 or higher) 
• Insect repellent (skin + clothes) 
• Good trekking boots for easy hikes in the mountains. 
• Walking shoes (don’t need heavy ones) for the city walks 
• Personal first aid kit (most likely problems: blisters, sunburns, allergy, diarrhea, sore muscles after hikes. Take painkillers, anti-histaminic, antibiotics of general action, and anything you need for your usual medical conditions).  
• Personal hygiene kit (disinfection gel is highly recommended) + some toilet paper.  
• A small towel 
• A flask for water (at least 2 liters), which should be easily accessible when you hike. Though you get normal 0,5 bottles of water, in the mountains you may want something more solid.  
• Swimming suit (for Issyk-Kul) 
• Gloves (for sleeping at 3000m above sea level, if you are sensible to low temperatures or sun). 
• Sleeping bag and Slippers for yurts 
• Sunglasses 
• Leggings for sleeping in yurts 
• A smaller backpack, except for your normal suitcase. 
• Flash light (torch) 
• You may want to have a small walking stick, if you are going on a hike – it is up to you. 
• Hygienic lipstick for the trekking part.  

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