Kyrgyzstan is a country to be discovered: wild nature, ancient nomad traditions, incredible traces of a fascinating past along the Silk Road. 
You can enjoy incredible natural landscapes, meet modern nomads and learn more about their culture, and even sleep in a traditional yurta (a nomad tent typical of Kyrgyzstan).

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Kyrgyzstan is a country to be discovered: wild nature, ancient nomad traditions, incredible traces of a fascinating past along the Silk Road. 
You can enjoy incredible natural landscapes, meet modern nomads and learn more about their culture, and even sleep in a traditional yurta (a nomad tent typical of Kyrgyzstan).

Some of the beautiful places you'll visit are:

  • Bishkek, with its beautiful park and peculiar market
  • Cholpon-Ata, with its ancient petrogylphs and mausoleums
  • Karakol, with its traditional Orthodox church and Dungan mosque
  • Altyn-Arashan, with its natural hot spring
  • Barskoon Gorge and its beautiful natural landscape

And much more. 

Don't lose the opportunity to live an authentic, wild country with strong traditions and a fascinating history. Pack your bags for Kyrgyzstan!

Angela
Trip offered by Angela Spoken languages: Italian, English, Russian Travel expert in Kyrgyzstan

Trip summary

  • Travel style Group departure
  • Departure Bishkek
  • End Bishkek
  • Countries
    • Kyrgyzstan
  • City
    • Bishkek
    • Cholpon Ata
    • Karakol
    • Tamga
    • Bokonbayevo
    • Tash Rabat Caravanserai
    • Song-Kul lake
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Bishkek
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Arrival to Manas Airport in Bishkek where our team will pick up you and drive you to the hotel. 

    After breakfast, visit of the city. We will visit the heart of the city, Ala-Too Square and enjoy a walk in the Oak Park.

    After lunch, we'll visit the local market, Osh bazar. Just as you step the market, you plunge into the realoriental atmosphere: an interminable stream of people, a big variety of goods and colors.

    In the evening, we go to one of the best restaurants in Bishkek where you can taste delicious Kyrgyz national dishes.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
  • 2
    Bishkek - Burana - Cholpon Ata
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    Breakfast in the hotel.

    Our journey begins with a visit of the Burana Tower. The Burana Tower is an ancient minaret in the Chuy Valley in the north part of Kyrgyzstan. The tower has several funerary monuments, earthworks, remains of the castle and three mausoleums.

    Lunch on the road in a cafe or in a guest house.

    As we arrive in Cholpon Ata, we will visit the petroglyph museum. These petroglyphs date from the 2nd millennium BC until the 4th century AD.

    Transfer to the hotel on the lake's shore. You can rest on the beach and swim in the lake.

    Dinner in a restaurant.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
    • Cholpon Ata
  • 3
    Cholpon-Ata – Grigorievskoe and Semienovskoe Gorges – Karakol
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    After breakfast we visit the Grigorievskoe and Semienovskoe Gorge. These places are considered as one of the most famous attractions of the Issyk Kul region. You can go for a walk, enjoy the wild nature around you and spend a nice time in this beautiful place.

    Picnic or lunch in a cafe on the road.

    As we arrive to Karakol we visit its famous sights such as the Orthodox Church and the Dungan Mosque.

    Dinner in a local restaurant.

    Visited places:
    • Cholpon Ata
    • Karakol
  • 4
    Karakol – Altyn-Arashan – Karakol
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    Breakfast in the hotel.

    We'll try a special mean of transportation (Russian SUV car UAZ) on real broken mountain roads; we have to overcome the enormous rocks, ravines and pits. This ride should to be very exciting and fascinating.

    After our arrival in Altyn Arashan, you can swim in the hot springs.

    You will have free time to walk in the gorge. Lunch in a guest house or in a yurt in Altyn Arashan.

    Arrival in Karakol, dinner in a restaurant.

    Visited places:
    • Karakol
  • 5
    Karakol – Jety Oguz – Barskoon – Tamga
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    After breakfast we leave Karakol for Jety Oguz gorge.

    The red rock Broken Heart located at the entrance to the gorge creates a special romantic ambiance in the gorge. You can take a walk there for an hour.

    Picnic lunch is planned or lunch in the yurt.

    Then we go to Barskoon Gorge with the gorgeous landscapes. You can go for a walk to the waterfall Tears of Snow Leopard.
    In the evening you will enjoy a real Russian sauna.

    Dinner in the guesthouse with a Russian family.

    Visited places:
    • Karakol
    • Tamga
  • 6
    Tamga – Skazka – Bokonbaevo – Kyzyl Tuu - Kochkor
    Day 6 Transfer by car

    After breakfast in the guesthouse, we leave towards the village Kochkor and we will visit the Skazka canyons which translate as “fairy tale”. 

    In Bokonbaevo, we meet an eagle hunter with his bird. You can appreciate the alertness and speed of the bird during the hunting. It is one of the oldest traditions of Kyrgyz nomads.

    Lunch in the guesthouse or cafe.

    Our next stop is Kyzyl Tuu village where the local family reveals the secrets of yurt production. This family is engaged in this unique art from generation to generation.

    Dinner in the guesthouse in Kochkor.

    Visited places:
    • Tamga
    • Bokonbayevo
    • Kochkor
  • 7
    Kochkor – Tash Rabat
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    After breakfast, we continue on our journey.

    On our way, we have to overcome the Dolon Pass (3030 m), then we go to the old caravan stop of the Silk Road period - Tash Rabat.

    On the road we stop in the city of Naryn to have lunch in a restaurant.

    We arrive at the yurt camp in Tash Rabat. Tash Rabat is a historical monument founded by monks in the 10th century. At the begging of the Silk Road period Tash Rabat lost its religious significance and the monastery served as a hotel for passing caravans.

    Dinner and overnight in yurt.
    Optional: horse riding

    Visited places:
    • Kochkor
    • Tash Rabat Caravanserai
  • 8
    Tash Rabat - Son Kul
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    After breakfast, the beautiful mountain roads lead us to Son Kul Lake.

    Today, we overcome the mountain pass Moldo Ashu (3400 m). From the pass the lake Son Kul seems very small, but descending lower and approaching the lake, it appears as a big and gorgeous lake.

    Upon arrival at a camp at the lake, you get to know the hospitality of the nomads, their lifestyle and their customs. Dinner and night in the yurts.

    Optional: horse riding

    Visited places:
    • Tash Rabat Caravanserai
    • Song-Kul lake
  • 9
    Son Kul - Bishkek
    Day 9 Transfer by car

    We return to the capital after breakfast in the yurt.

    We'll descend from Kalmak Ashu pass of 3400 m and passing again by the Boom gorge.
    Lunch in the cafe.

    As we get Bishkek we will have time to visit the local market to buy some presents, and in the evening the farewell dinner awaits us.

    Visited places:
    • Song-Kul lake
    • Bishkek
  • 10
    Bishkek – Airport
    Day 10 Transfer by car

    Transfer to the airport. Departure.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • All transfers in air-conditioned and comfortable vehicle
    • Experienced driver
    • English-speaking guide throughout the trip
    • Accommodation mentioned in the program
    • Full board
    • Visits mentioned in the program
    • Yurt production
    • Eagle hunting
    • Hot Springs
    • Transfer in Russian SUV Karakol -Altyn Arashan – Karakol
    Price does not include
    • International flights
    • Personal expenses
    • Single room supplement
    • Insurance
    • Tips for guide, driver etc.
    • Optional activities
    • Early check in
    • Porters for baggage in hotels and airport
    • Alcohol
    • Anything not explicitly stated