8 Days tour to classic Kyrgyzstan
Tour itinerary: Bishkek – Son Kul lake – Kochkor village – Karakol – Djety Oguz gorge – Juuku Gorge – Karakol – Grigorievskoe gorge – Cholpon Ata - Issyk Kul lake – Bishkek
Season: all the year around
Days: 8Nights: 7
Arrival in Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel.
At mid P.M. meet with your guide & driver and start Bishkek city tour, visiting National Philharmonic, Central Square Ala-Too, Panfilov park and TSUM (Department Store). Excursion to State History Museum.
Finish your excursion.
Return to the hotel. Overnight.
Bishkek – Son Kul lake
Drive to Burana Tower (80km from Bishkek). The tower was originally 45m but because of great earthquake its height was reduced to 25m. There’re a lot of legends about this place and it’s interesting to learn more.
Continue driving to Son Kul Lake where you can step into the nomadic life. Here the Kyrgyz people still live in
Dinner in yurt camp.
Overnight in national yurta.
Son Kul Lake
Free time for walking in the area of Son Kul Lake.
By request we can provide a master class of yurt setting up. Or you can enjoy horse riding games (by request).
Horse Games are very popular in Kyrgyzstan and there’re even special festivals held throughout the year (Kyz Kuumai, Ulak Tartysh and others).
Dinner in yurt camp.
Overnight in national yurt.
Son Kul lake – Kochkor village – Karakol
Start driving to Kochkor village. It’s a place where local people make felt, carpets, embroidering and other handicraft stuff. If you like you can take part in “shyrdak show” where it’s possible to make your own felt rug.
After lunch continue driving to Karakol situated at the foot of Tien Shan mountains.
Overnight in guesthouse.
Karakol – Djety Oguz gorge – Juuku Gorge – Karakol
Meet with a driver & guide. Start Karakol city tour. Visiting Dungan mosque (mosque built in Chinese style) and old Russian Orthodox Cathedral (wood church made without any nail).
Late P.M. Drive to Djety Oguz gorge (translated as “Seven Bulls”). This gorge was formed by red rocks that look like large Bulls. This day you will have a great opportunity to get more about nomadic life of Kyrgyz people.
Walking to Juuku gorge where you can make beautiful photos.
Return back to Karakol. Overnight in guesthouse.
Karakol – Grigorievskoe gorge – Cholpon Ata
Drive to Cholpon Ata along the northern shore of Issyk Kul lake. En-route visit Grigorievskoe gorge where we’ll have a walk around beautiful mountains. Continue driving to Cholpon Ata. Visit museum of N.M. Przhevalski (Russian explorer of Asian continent).
Arrival in Cholpon Ata. Free time at leisure on Issyk Kul lake.
Issyk Kul lake – Bishkek
Visit Cholpon Ata Petroglyphs that is often called as “Stone garden”. Visiting the Ethnological Museum.
Drive to Bishkek.
Overnight at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport. Departure.
End of the tour
Price of the tour:
Number of participants
Price in Standart
Price in Comfort
Tour Price includes services:
- Double / Twin accommodation based on breakfasts;
- Transport service during the full tour time;
- Full board (lunches, dinners);
- English speaking guide for the full tour time;
- Entrances to museums and natural fees;
- Mineral water during the tour (1l per person per day)
Tour Price doesn't include:
- International air tickets;
- Early check-in or late check-out;
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee and visa support (LOI)