A tour of Kyrgyzstan designed for professional photographers. All the stages have been chosen especially for the photo session they can offer and based on the best time to photograph. During the trip, you can create the scene with models and people who know how to pose professionally.

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Bishkek
  • End Bishkek
  • Countries
    • Kyrgyzstan
  • City
    • Bishkek
    • Chong-Kemin
    • Issyk Kul Lake
    • Karakol
    • Tamga
    • Song-Kul lake
    • Kochkor
  • Theme Unusual trips
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Day 1

    Arrival, meeting at the airport, check in at the hotel.

    Rest until 13:00. Lunch at 14:00.

    We will start our photo tour with the Osh (bazar) market in Bishkek.

    We will go to the bazaar where you can take colorful photos of local citizens during their daily lives. Here you can see Asian faces, women in national costumes and children, you will appreciate the creativity and talent of local artisans. When you approach the market, you will immerse yourself in the eastern atmosphere: an endless flow of people, a wide variety of typical and infinite colors.

    3 hours photographic session. The afternoon will be the ideal time to take good photos with shadows and sunset.

    Dinner at a restaurant.

    Accommodation: 3 * hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
  • 2
    Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin
    Day 2

    After breakfast we will visit the heart of the city - Ala Too Square at 10:00.

    The photo session will last 2 hours with professional models.

    Then we will go to the old Burana Tower, a trip that lasts about 2.5 hours.

    Lunch along the road.

    We will start shooting at 3:30 pm with a professional model.

    The photo session will last until sunset ~ 7:00 pm.

    We will arrive at the Chon Kemin valley where we will spend the night in a local home.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
    • Chong-Kemin
  • 3
    Chon Kemin – Issyk Kul Lake
    Day 3

    Photo session with Kyrgyz musicians at Lake Issyk-Kul.

    Time for photo session ~ 5: 00- 8:00 pm, this time of day is better for light and other natural factors. Departing from Chon-Kemin we will cross the Boom Gorge where we will make several stops to take picturesque pictures.

    Leisure after lunch until the photo session starts.
    Accommodation: Hotel Karven Issyk Kul.

    Visited places:
    • Chong-Kemin
    • Issyk Kul Lake
  • 4
    Issyk Kul – Karakol
    Day 4

    Free time until lunch.

    Depart for Karakol for a photo session of the traditional Kyrgyz game "Kok-Boru". Photographic shootings of the most spectacular moments with an impressive mountain scenery.

    Kok-Boru is the traditional sport which involves horse-riding with a goat carcass. A gane which is still practiced.

    Accommodation: 3 * Hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Issyk Kul Lake
    • Karakol
  • 5
    Karakol - Jety Oguz - Tamga
    Day 5

    After breakfast we visit the Jety-Oguz valley where we will take pictures of nomads in their natural habitat.

    Duration of the photo session: ~ 2-3 hours.

    After lunch the next stage is a session with well-equipped professional falconers.

    In the evening there is a chance to try the Russian sauna (bania).

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Karakol
    • Tamga
  • 6
    Tamga – Son Kul
    Day 6

    Today we will have two photo sessions: one at dawn and one with the riders on the lake shore.

    The southern part of Lake Issyk-Kul is more suitable for photographing the sunset.

    The session at dawn at the lake starts early in the morning (optional for those who wish to photograph the dawn it is necessary to get to the shore at 05:00 in the morning).

    At 9 o'clock, we will take photos of rowing knights in traditional clothes at the lake.

    We will then go to Son-Kul Lake where we will have the chance to take some beautiful photographs of the surrounding places.

    Overnight in the traditional Kyrguz house, the "Yurt", where you can live as true Kyrgyz nomads and taste the national cuisine.

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

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Tamga
    • Song-Kul lake
  • 7
    Son Kul – Kochkor
    Day 7

    Many photographers visit Kyrgyzstan only for dawn at Son-Kul Lake, here you will have the chance to take a picture. Later (after breakfast) we will have free time.

    In the evening we will arrive at the village of Kochkor. Here you can take pictures of traditional handmade felt production.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Song-Kul lake
    • Kochkor
  • 8
    Kochkor – Bishkek
    Day 8

    We return to Bishkek passing through the scenic roads admiring the heavenly mountains.

    During the journey you will be able to relax and admire nature.

    Photo-stop in Boom Gorge.

    Gala dinner in a typical restaurant.

    Accommodation: 3 * Hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Kochkor
    • Bishkek
  • 9
    End of tour
    Day 9

    Airport transfer.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • All transfers
    • Professional driver
    • English speaking guide
    • Accommodation as per itinerary / double rooms
    • Full board
    • Sightseeing
    • Activities
    • 24/ 7 assistance
    • Mineral water
    • Photo production workshop
    Price does not include
    • International flights
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Tips
    • Insurance
    • Single room supplement