Angela
Trip offered by Angela Travel expert in Kyrgyzstan

Description

A program designed for dynamic travelers. Simple but cozy accommodations, adventure and panoramic roads are the highlights of this itinerary that includes the best views of the country! A classic and ideal itinerary for a first discovery of Kyrgyzstan at the best price!

Detailed itinerary

Expand
  • 1
    Bishkek
    Day 1
    Bishkek

    Arrival at Manas Airport in Bishkek where the driver will take you to a hotel located in the capital.

    After breakfast and rest, we will start our tour in the capital Bishkek. We will visit the heart of the city, Ala-Too Square, where the Historical State Museum is located. After the tour in the museum, walk in the oak park, one of the favorite places of local people. Bishkek is also known as the greenest city in Central Asia thanks to its countless parks and lanes that make the city an ideal place to live.

    After lunch, we will have time to visit the local Osh bazaar market. Here you can appreciate the creativity and talent of local artisans. You will find products of all kinds.

    In the evening, we will go to one of the best restaurants in Bishkek, where you can enjoy exquisite national dishes.

    Accommodation: 3 * Hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 2
    Bishkek – Toktoghul
    Day 2
    Bishkek – Toktoghul

    At the beginning of our journey we must cross two hills in the mountains called "Too Ashu" and "Alabel". We visit the town of Toktoghul, where there is the largest water reservoir in Kyrgyzstan. We will have free time to discover this place.

    Dinner and overnight stay in a guesthouse.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
  • 3
    Toktoghul – Sari - Chelek
    Day 3
    Toktoghul – Sari - Chelek

    Departure will be early morning. On this day we will visit the Sari - Chelek biosphere reserve. To reach this lake we will walk through a beautiful area that is occupied by walnut trees, apple and pear trees.

    Lake Sary Chelek is one of the most beautiful lakes located at 1800 meters above sea level. It was created because of a severe earthquake. The valley also has six lakes and a large river network. The physical location of the Sary-Chelek reserve has caused its mild climate: hot summers and winters with little snow. Here we will also see the majestic mountains with snowy peaks almost touching the sky.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
  • 4
    Sari Chelek – Arslanbob
    Day 4
    Sari Chelek – Arslanbob

    After breakfast, we will continue our trip to Arslanbob, the only great walnut forest in Central Asia.
    On the road we will stop for lunch. During the transfer, you can enjoy breathtaking landscapes and take pictures. In the afternoon we head to the mountain village of Arslanbob, known for its quiet atmosphere due to its secluded location.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
  • 5
    Arslanbob
    Day 5
    Arslanbob

    Early breakfast to go on discovering the largest walnut tree in Kyrghyzstan! With a walk we will reach a first 23-meter waterfall, hidden by lush vegetation. We will arrive at the 80 m high "holy" waterfall where there is an exceptional panoramic view, with a wonderful view of the village below and across the valley.

    From here you start for an easy hike: we will head to the walnut forest. Some local legends say that these trees were brought here by the prophet Muhammad to "fill" the valley and then were introduced to Europe by Alexander the Great. From the forest we will reach another wonderful panoramic point, overlooking the Fergana and Chatkal mountain ranges, and return to the village with its cheerful afternoon market.

    Optional: off-road excursion (Russian 4x4 UAZ), horseback riding.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

     

    Visited places:
  • 6
    Arslanbob – Uzgen - Jalal Abad – Kazarman
    Day 6
    Arslanbob – Uzgen - Jalal Abad – Kazarman

    After breakfast, we will leave for the small town of Uzgen, one of Karakhanid's capitals in the 11th and 12th centuries. We visit its famous minaret which is considered one of the best preserved monuments of that time in Kyrgyzstan. In the evening we will arrive at Kazarman. You will be surprised by the hospitality of the local population. It is generally known that people in the south of the country are very welcoming and friendly.

    Dinner and overnight at a local family.
    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
  • 7
    Kazarman- Son Kul
    Day 7
    Kazarman- Son Kul

    The goal of the day is to reach Son-Kul Lake, located at an altitude of 3000 m. We will go through places where we can see wild yak and other animals. When we arrive in the yurt field, we will get to know the nomadic hospitality, their lifestyle and their habits. We can ride on the horses and go for large meadows with an unforgettable view of the lake. The horses are very quiet so you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes around you.

    For the night we will stop in one of the traditional homes of the nomads, the yurts.

    Note: a yurt can accommodate 6 people but during the low season it can accommodate 2 people according to availability.

    Accommodation: Yurt.

    Optional: National Game with Horses, Horseriding.

    Visited places:
  • 8
    Son Kul - Tash Rabat
    Day 8
    Son Kul - Tash Rabat

    Unforgettable morning with fresh air, the lake view surrounded by imposing mountain ranges. Short walk around, then again on the way to the Moldo Ashu passage, towards the ancient Tash Rabat Silk Road caravan stop.

    We are expecting a spectacular road with breathtaking views up to 3500 m altitude. The small fortification work was at the origin of a Nestorian monastery, but since the X century it was used as a caravanserai.

    Tash Rabat reminds us of the times when merchants, armies and pilgrims, both Zoroastrian and Buddhist, Christian or Muslim, traveled through this key stage, one of the most isolated ramifications of the Silk Road.

    Overnight stay and full board in a yurt.

    Accommodation: Yurt.

  • 9
    Tash Rabat- Kochkor
    Day 9
    Tash Rabat- Kochkor

    Morning walk to make the best of the wonders and silences of this magical place. Then, through the Dolon pass at 3200 mt, we descend towards the town of Kochkor, which will welcome us with its skilled craftsmen and carpet workshops.

    The Kyrgyz women will show you the traditional fabrication process of felt products and we'll listen to Kyrgyz national music.

    Night at a guesthouse.
    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

  • 10
    Kochkor - Bokonbaevo – Skazka – Tamgha
    Day 10
    Kochkor - Bokonbaevo – Skazka – Tamgha

    Departure to reach the village of Bokonbaevo: here we will have the opportunity to visit the colorful bazaar and to enjoy the different rhythms of a small Kyrgyz town. We will visit the house of the falconer, who organizes hunting with the eagles, an activity still practiced, which has far-reaching roots, dating back to the conquest of Central Asia by the Mongols in the 12th-13th centuries. Afterwards we will go to the hidden Skaska Valley; a walk will allow us to admire the beauty of the area, with limestone hills eroded by the wind over the centuries and transformed into a fantasmagoric set of columns and canyons with red hues, taking on the most varied forms, from dragons to castles. Dinner and overnight in a guest house in the village of Tamgha where we can try the Russian sauna (bania).

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
  • 11
    Tamgha - Barskoon – Tamga
    Day 11
    Tamgha - Barskoon – Tamga

    After breakfast, we will visit Barskoon Gorge with an impressive nature. At the end of the climb, you can see the waterfall called "The tears of the snow leopard". At the foot of the mountain you can also enjoy the beautiful river Barskoon. During the summer, people mount their yurts here, and graze their cattle. Here we can sample the typical Kumys drink made with horse milk. In the evening we return to Tamga village.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
  • 12
    Tamga - Jety Oguz – Karakol
    Day 12
    Tamga - Jety Oguz – Karakol

    We go to the gorge of Jeti-Oguz, located about 25 km south-west of Karakol, whose name "Seven Towers" (Jety-seven, Oguz-towers) indicates particular sedimentary rocks of red color. We will also reach Broken Heart Mountain, another rock formation that resembles a broken heart. In Karakol we will visit the Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and the dungana mosque, prayer site of Chinese Muslims, built in wood without the help of nails. Dinner and overnight at a guesthouse in Karakol, where typical dungan dishes will be cooked.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast

    Optional: horseback riding, boat ride.

    Visited places:
  • 13
    Karakol –Grigorievskoe and Semienovskoe – Cholpon-Ata
    Day 13
    Karakol –Grigorievskoe and Semienovskoe – Cholpon-Ata

    Breakfast and departure to the north part of Issyk Kul Lake until Grigorievskoe and Semionovskoe gorges. Small hike to explore the magnificent gorges covered by the dense forest. Then we head to the city of Cholpon-Ata. There we will visit the cultural and historical complex Ruh Ordo, while in leisure time we will also have a swim in the salt-watered Issyk-Kul.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast

    Optional: hot springs.

    Visited places:
  • 14
    Cholpon Ata - Burana – Bishkek
    Day 14
    Cholpon Ata - Burana – Bishkek

    Departure to Biskek and on the way, stop at the historical complex of the Burana Tower, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This minaret was built in the town of Balasagun, one of Karakhanid's state capitals. We will explore the ruins of this important exchange point on the Great Silk Road and visit a small local museum that tells the history of this civilization. It will also be possible to see a collection of ancient tombs called Balbals.

    Arriving in Bishkek we will have time for rest. Gala dinner in a typical restaurant.

    Accommodation: 3 * Hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 15
    End of tour
    Day 15
    End of tour

    Airport transfer.

    Visited places:
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • All transfers
    • Professional driver
    • Guide
    • Accommodation as described in the program
    • Full board
    • Visit to the sites along the way
    • Activities
    • Agency assistance 24h / 7
    • Entry to the museums described in the program
    • Mineral water

    Price does not include

    • International flights
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips
    • Insurance for your trip
    • Supplement for single room