A complete itinerary in Kyrgyzstan along the Silk Road with a touch of originality. Between mountain rides and overnight stays in the yurts, you will know Kyrgyz culture and people with their ancient traditions dating back to the dawn of the times. The splendor of Lake Kel Suu and the snowy summits of the Tosor pass will leave positive and unforgettable memories.

Angela
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Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Bishkek
  • End Bishkek
  • Countries
    • Kyrgyzstan
  • City
    • Bishkek
    • Song-Kul lake
    • Tash Rabat Caravanserai
    • Köl-Suu
    • Naryn
    • Tamga
    • Karakol
    • Chong-Kemin
  • Theme Unusual trips
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrival in Bishkek
    Day 1

    Arrival at Manas Airport in Bishkek where our 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 go to one of the best restaurants in Bishkek, where you can enjoy exquisite national dishes.

    Accommodation: 3 star Hotel

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
  • 2
    Bishkek - Kyzyl-Oy
    Day 2

    Leaving Bishkek we will have the opportunity to pass through the wonderful Too Ashu pass moving into the Suusamir valley. As soon as we are beyond the valley, we will leave the most developed area of Kyrgyzstan, entering the true unspoilt country inhabited by the Kyrgyz nomads.

    In the valley plain, the road becomes difficult and we will be traveling off-road along the river Kokomeren (one of the most difficult for rafting in the country).

    Arrived at Kyzyl-Oy (a mountain village located at 1800 m), you can take pictures of amazing landscapes with majestic mountains.

    Particularly colorful is the red clay that covers the mountains from below to the top. This clay was used as material in the village.

    For the night we stop in the village of Kyzyl-Oy in a local family.

    Optional: River rafting, horseback riding.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
  • 3
    Kyzyl-Oy - Son Kul
    Day 3

    From the village of Kyzyl-Oy the road again leads us into the gorge, we must continue for a few kilometers along the mountain river. The purpose of this day is to reach Lake Son Kul, so it is necessary to cross another valley, with the road that winds through the coal mine "Kara-Ketce". You reach the southern shore of lake Son Kul, where we will know the culture and traditions of Kyrgyzstan, taste the food of national cuisine and sleep in a traditional yurt.

    Note: the yurt is for 6 people. During the low season it can accommodate 2 people according to availability.

    Optional: Horse riding, playing with horses.

    Accommodation: Yurt.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
    • Song-Kul lake
  • 4
    Son Kul - Tash Rabat
    Day 4

    An unforgettable awakening with fresh air, the view of the alpine lake surrounded by imposing mountain ranges.

    We will continue our journey through a beautiful pass called Mold Ashu, we will move to the old caravan-stop area on the Silk Road - "Tash Rabat".

    Overnight stay will be in a yurt, where we will taste the Kyrgyz national dishes accompanied by typical drinks.

    Accommodation: Yurt.

    Visited places:
    • Song-Kul lake
    • Tash Rabat Caravanserai
  • 5
    Tash Rabat – Kel Suu
    Day 5

    Today our road will bring us closer to the Chinese border, the goal of this day will be Kel Suu Lake. It is at an altitude of 3400 meters above sea level. Surrounded by steep rocks on all sides, the lake is full of caves and stone islands.

    Lunch along the path in the middle of nature. Dinner on the shore of the lake.

    Accommodation: Tent.

    Visited places:
    • Tash Rabat Caravanserai
    • Köl-Suu
  • 6
    Kel Suu
    Day 6

    We will spend an entire day in the mountain lake area. You will have time to relax, find out more about the area and take some beautiful photos.

    Dinner and lunch on the shore of the lake.

    Accommodation: Tent.

    Visited places:
    • Köl-Suu
  • 7
    Kel Suu – Naryn
    Day 7

    Today we move to the city of Naryn (the center of the Naryn region), along the path we will pass through the valley (jailoo) - Bosogò where we can enjoy the horse milk called Kumis (the national drink a little alcoholic). In Naryn we will find ourselves again in the midst of civilization. Free time.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Köl-Suu
    • Naryn
  • 8
    Naryn – Bokonbaevo – Skazka - Tamga
    Day 8

    In the morning, we will go to the pearl of Kyrgyzstan. We go to the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul.

    Along the way, we will stop at Bokonbaevo where we will meet a falconer with his prey bird.

    Later we will visit the Skazka canyon (the name means fairy tale). Here you will find rock formations of various sizes.

    In the evening, when we arrive at Tamga you can try the "banya", the Russian sauna.

    Optional: Yurta show

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Naryn
    • Tamga
  • 9
    Tamga - Jety Oguz – Karakol
    Day 9

    Today, you can admire the gorge of Gety-Oguz, situated on extraordinary rocky slopes, thickly covered with grass and coniferous trees that remotely remind you of a soft carpet. Particularly romantic, there is a rock that resembles a broken heart located at the entrance of the gorge. If time permits, we will reach the waterfall called "The Girl's Braid."

    After lunch we will continue our journey, our new destination is the city of Karakol, crossroads of different cultures and cuisines. Here we will visit a dungan family (Chinese Muslims), stay with them for a dinner and enjoy the most famous dish, the ashlan-fu.

    Optional: Horse riding, boat ride.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Tamga
    • Karakol
  • 10
    Karakol – Grigoriev and Semienov gorges – Chon Kemin
    Day 10

    Breakfast and departure to the northern part of Lake Issyk Kul to the gorges called Grigorievskoe and Semionovskoye. Short hike to explore the magnificent gorges covered by dense forests.

    In the evening we get to the gorge of Chon Kemin.
    Lunch along the road. Dinner and overnight in typical houses in Chon Kemin.

    Optional: folkloric show, yurt show, horseback riding.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Karakol
    • Chong-Kemin
  • 11
    Chon Kemin - Burana Tower – Bishkek
    Day 11

    The way back brings us through Boom Gorge where we will stop to take some beautiful photos.

    Burana Tower is a minaret built in the town of Balasagun, one of the Karakhanid capitals. We will explore the ruins of this important exchange point of the Great Silk Road and a small local museum that shows the history of this civilization. It will also be possible to see a collection of ancient tombs called Balbals.

    Back in Bishkek leisure time for shopping.

    Gala dinner in a typical national restaurant.

    Accommodation: 3 star hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Chong-Kemin
    • Bishkek
  • 12
    End of tour
    Day 12

    Airport transfer.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • All transfers
    • Professional driver
    • English speaking guide
    • Accommodation as per itinerary /double room
    • Full board
    • Sightseeing
    • Activities
    • Entry tickets to the museums described
    • Assistance 24/7
    • Entry permit for the border area with China to Kel Suu Lake
    • Mineral water
    • Tents
    Price does not include
    • International flights
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Tips
    • Insurance
    • Single room supplement