The Kyrgyz land is a place of untouched wild nature where people from ancient times still keep their traditions, customs and culture. In the mountains, you can meet the modern nomads who have not changed their lifestyle in centuries. You can vist the into yurts, felt houses that Kyrgyz nomads set so skillfully and decorate  with such love with multi-colored carpets. A lot of incredible discoveries and positive impressions expect you during this trip.

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The Kyrgyz land is a place of untouched wild nature where people from ancient times still keep their traditions, customs and culture. In the mountains, you can meet the modern nomads who have not changed their lifestyle in centuries. You can vist the into yurts, felt houses that Kyrgyz nomads set so skillfully and decorate  with such love with multi-colored carpets. A lot of incredible discoveries and positive impressions expect you during this trip.

 

 2 pax (SUV) 4 pax (SUV) 6 pax one minibus type Mersedes Sprinter 8 pax one minibus type Mersedes Sprinter 10 pax one minibus type Mersedes Sprinter + car for bagagge
1550 USD 983 USD 833 USD 729 USD 838 USD

 

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Trip offered by Jyldyz - Travel Land Spoken languages: Italian, English, French, Russian Travel expert in Kyrgyzstan

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Bishkek
  • End Bishkek
  • Countries
    • Kyrgyzstan
  • City
    • Bishkek
    • Cholpon Ata
    • Karakol
    • Tamga
    • Kochkor
    • Son Kul
    • Kyzyl Oy
  • Theme Mountains, lakes and rivers
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Not Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Airport – Bishkek (30 km, 40 min)
    Day 1 Transfer by car

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

    You pick up the car from the office and start your self-drive tour.

    You can visit the heart of the city, Ala- Too Square. After you can enjoy a walk in the Oak Park, one of the favorite places for local people. Bishkek is known as the greenest city in Central Asia thanks to its countless parks and alleys making the city a great place to live.

    After lunch, you will have time to visit the local market Osh bazar. Here you can appreciate the creativity and talent of local artisans. Just as you step into the market, you plunge into the real oriental atmosphere: an interminable stream of people, a big variety of goods and colors.

    Meals included: no meals included

    Accommodation: Hotel 3* (Rixon Hotel or similar)

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
  • 2
    Bishkek – Burana – Cholpon Ata (290 km, 4h)
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    Breakfast in the hotel. Departure.

    Along the way, we visit Burana, located about 80 km from the capital. The tower with funerary monuments, earthworks, remains of the castle, and three mausoleums – that’s all that last out of the ancient Balasagyn town founded by Karakhanids at the end of the ninth century.

    As we arrive in Cholpon Ata, we will visit the petroglyphs museum. The 42 hectares of the museum are lined with stones, tombs, balbals and various petroglyphs dated from the 2nd millennium BC until the 4th century AD.

    You will stay in the comfortable resort hotel on the shore of Issyk Kul lake. You can swim in the lake and relax on the beach.

    Dinner in the local restaurant.

    Meals included: breakfast

    Accommodation: Hotel 4* (Kapriz Resort Hotel or similar)

    Optionally: boat trip (100 USD/hour per group)

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
    • Cholpon Ata
  • 3
    Cholpon Ata – Grigoriev and Semenov gorge – Karakol (160 km, 3h)
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    After breakfast, we go towards Grigoriev and Semenov gorge.

    They are located on the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake, 60 kilometers from Cholpon Ata. These places are considered the most famous attractions in the Issyk Kul region. We can drive to the first lake at Grigoriev Gorge to have a picnic on the shore (if the weather is nice). You can take a walk and enjoy the wild nature around you.

    When we get to Karakol, we will visit its famous sights, such as the Russian Orthodox cathedral and Dungan mosque.

    For dinner, you can order the typical dish of this region ¨ashlan fu¨, Dungan traditional cuisine.

    Meals included: breakfast

    Accommodation: Hotel 3* (My Hotel or similar)

    Visited places:
    • Cholpon Ata
    • Karakol
  • 4
    Karakol – Altyn Arashan – Karakol (25 km, 2h one way)
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    Breakfast in the hotel.

    Today we try a special transport (Russian SUV car UAZ) on real broken mountain roads. We have to overcome the enormous rocks. This ride will be exciting.

    When we arrive at Altyn Arashan, you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and fresh mountain air. Later, swimming in the hot springs.

    Lunch in the guesthouse. After some hiking, we come back to Karakol by the same way.

    Dinner in the restaurant.

    Meals included: breakfast

    Accommodation: Hotel 3* (My Hotel or similar)

     

    Visited places:
    • Karakol
  • 5
    Karakol – Jety Oguz – Barskoon – Tamga (135 km, 2-3h)
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    After breakfast, we go towards Jety Oguz gorge. The name of the gorge is symbolic and means “seven bulls” in Kyrgyz because there are seven giant red-brown rocks resembling furious bulls standing together. You can take a walk here and enjoy the beautiful landscapes.

    Then we go to the Barskoon Gorge. The gorge is famous for its waterfalls. One of the best known is Tears of a Leopard. Here you find the monument for the first cosmonaut Yu. A. Gagarin, who was very fond of this place and rested in the nearby Tamga military sanatorium.

    When we get to Tamga, you will try a Russian sauna.

    Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse.

    Meals included: breakfast

    Accommodation: Guesthouse (U Pavla Guesthouse or similar)

    Visited places:
    • Karakol
    • Tamga
  • 6
    Tamga – Skazka – Bokonbaevo – Kochkor (170 km, 3h)
    Day 6 Transfer by car

    Breakfast in the guesthouse. Then we go towards Kochkor by the south shore of the lake.

    Along the way, we visit Skazka canyons, which translates from Russian as Fairytale. There you can find rocks of surprising shapes and sizes. A real skyscraper or an animal may appear in front of you. You can do short hiking in the canyons.

    In Bokonbaevo we meet an eagle hunter with his bird of prey (option). Eagle hunting is one of the ancient traditions of nomads.

    Upon arrival in Kochkor, you can walk in the village. Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse.

    Meals included: breakfast

    Accommodation: Guesthouse (Mira Guesthouse or similar)

    Optionally: yurt show (45 USD per group), eagle hunting (45 USD per group). You can book and pay on spot.

    Visited places:
    • Tamga
    • Kochkor
  • 7
    Kochkor – Son Kul (125 km, 3h)
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    Breakfast in the guesthouse. Departure.

    A winding mountain serpentine leads you to Son Kul Lake. We cross the mountain pass of Kalmak Ashu. The lake is surrounded by green meadows, long used by nomads for grazing their animals.

    When we arrive at the yurt camp in Son Kul, you can appreciate the hospitality of the nomads and get to know their lifestyle.

    Dinner in the yurts.

    Note: yurt capacity 4-5 people. But during the low season, you can be accommodated 2pax per yurt according to the availability. Toilets and sauna are outside.

    Meals included: breakfast

    Accommodation: Yurt camp

    Optionally: national horse games (100-200 EURper group), horse riding (10-13 EUR per person horse rental + 10-25 EUR horse guide). You can book and pay on spot

    Visited places:
    • Kochkor
    • Son Kul
  • 8
    Son Kul – Kyzyl Oy (150 km, 3h)
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    Breakfast in the yurt. Transfer to Kyzyl Oy village.

    Along the way, we cross the pass and the Kara Keche coalmine.

    We get to Kyzyl Oy, a mountain village located at an altitude of about 1800. Here you can take a picture of extraordinary landscapes of majestic mountains surrounding it.

    Dinner in the guesthouse.

    Meals included: breakfast

    Accommodation: Guesthouse (CBT Guesthouse or similar)

    Visited places:
    • Son Kul
    • Kyzyl Oy
  • 9
    Kyzyl Oy – Bishkek (200 km, 4-5h)
    Day 9 Transfer by car

    Breakfast in the guesthouse. Departure.

    The road to Bishkek passes through the Suusamyr valley and the Too Ashu pass. From the mountain pass, there is a clear view over the whole valley with green grass and yurt camps.

    We will return to civilization by descending from the pass and passing along one of the most important roads in the country.

    After lunch, we will have time to visit the local market and buy some souvenirs.

    Dinner at the restaurant.

    Meals included: breakfast

    Accommodation: Hotel 3* (Rixon Hotel or similar)

    Visited places:
    • Kyzyl Oy
    • Bishkek
  • 10
    Bishkek – Airport – Departure (30 km, 40 min)
    Day 10 Transfer by car

    Transfer to the airport. Departure.

    Meals included: breakfast

     

     

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • All transfers in comfortable and air conditioned vehicle:
    • English speaking driver (2-4pax)
    • Russian speaking driver (6-10pax)
    • Accommodation described in the program in twin/double room/yurt
    • Breakfasts
    • Visits described in the program
    • Mineral water
    • Transfer on Russian SUV car UAZ Karakol – Altyn Arashan – Karakol
    • Hot springs
    • Our assistance 24/7
    Price does not include
    • International flights
    • Personal expenses
    • Single room supplement – 265 USD per person*
    • Insurance
    • Early check-in & late check-out**
    • English speaking guide – 947 USD per group (except for 4 pax)
    • Lunches & Dinners – 269 USD per person
    • Optional activities
    • Tips for guides and drivers
    • Alcohol
    • Other services not mentioned as included

    *Except the yurt camps

    **Check-in after 14:00, check-out before 12:00