Angela
Trip offered by Angela Travel expert in Kyrgyzstan

Description

Many adventures in the Kyrgyz mountains, the picturesque Grigorievskoe gorge, hot thermal springs in Altyn Arashan, the typical Russian bania, traditional eagle hunting, horseback riding on Son Kul lake and much more await on this trip. Those who choose this program can tell everyone that they have known Kyrgyzstan as a place, its population and traditions.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 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.

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  • 2
    Bishkek – Burana - Cholpon-Ata
    Day 2
    Bishkek – Burana - Cholpon-Ata

    In the morning, after breakfast at the hotel and one hour drive, you'll reach Burana Tower, an old minaret, near Tokmok town. This minaret was built in the city of Balasagun, one of the capitals of the Karakhanid empire. We'll explore the ruins of an important trading post of the Great Silk Road and a small local museum. It will also be possible to see some ancient tombs called Balbals.

    Lunch enroute then head to Cholpon-Ata  where you'll visit the historic complex of Ruh Ordo. 

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  • 3
    Cholpon-Ata - Grigorievskoe and Semienovskoe – Karakol
    Day 3
    Cholpon-Ata - Grigorievskoe and Semienovskoe – Karakol

    Breakfast and departure to the north part of Issyk Kul Lake to Grigorievskoe and Semionovskoe gorges. Small hike to explore the magnificent gorges covered by the dense forest. Then we head towards the city of Karakol. There 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.

    We will taste typical dungan dishes.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Optional: boat ride.

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  • 4
    Karakol - Altin Arashan
    Day 4
    Karakol - Altin Arashan

    Today we will face the road on an off-road vehicle, we will overcome huge stones, streams and gorges. The trip promises to be very off-road and exciting. Arriving at Altyn-Arashan, you can swim in the thermal springs and at the same time admire the extraordinary beauty of these places.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

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  • 5
    Altyn-Arashan - Karakol
    Day 5
    Altyn-Arashan - Karakol

    The departure will be after lunch. The return journey is more difficult because of the terrain, here the qualities of the driver and his crew wioll show clearly.,

    Free time in Karakol on arrival.

    Dinner and overnight stay in a guesthouse.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

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  • 6
    Karakol – Jety Oguz - Barskaun - Tamgha
    Day 6
    Karakol – Jety Oguz - Barskaun - Tamgha

    We will head to the gorge of Jeti-Oguz, located about 25 km south-west of Karakol, whose name "Seven Bulls" (Jety-seven, Oguz-bullss) indicates particular sedimentary rocks of red color. We will also reach Broken Heart Mountain, another rock formation that resembles surprisingly a broken heart.

    After that you can see the Barskaun Canyon which is situated at an altitude of over 4000m in a surprising nature, along the road you will see the waterfall "The tears of the Snow Leopard", truly a majestic show.

    In the evening we will visit the Russian sauna (Russian bania) in the small village of Tamgha.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast

    Optional: horseback riding.

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  • 7
    Tamgha - Skazka Canyon - Bokonbaevo – Kochkor
    Day 7
    Tamgha -  Skazka Canyon - Bokonbaevo – Kochkor

    Departing to reach the hidden valley of Skaska; 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, which take on the most varied forms, from dragons to castles: it looks like a fairy tale. We will continue to the village of Bokonbaevo: here we will have the opportunity to attend the traditional eagle hunting, an activity still practiced, which has far-reaching roots, dating back to the conquest of Central Asia by the Mongols in the XII-XIII centuries.

    Instead, in the small town of Kochkor, the Kyrgyz women will show you the traditional fabrication process of felt products.

    Optional: Yurt show.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

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  • 8
    Kochkor - Son Kul
    Day 8
    Kochkor - Son Kul

    The purpose of today is to reach Lake Son Kul and you must pass another mountain pass called Kalmak-Ashu.

    When you arrive on the southern shore of lake Son Kul, you will get to know the culture and traditions of Kyrgyzstan, taste the national cuisine and sleep in traditional yurt..

    In the afternoon you will have free time to explore the area better.

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

    Optional: national horse racing, horse riding.

    Accommodation: Yurt.

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  • 9
    Son Kul - Kyzyl Oy
    Day 9
    Son Kul - Kyzyl Oy

    Departure for the village of Kyzyl Oy. It is a mountain village situated at an altitude of about 1800 meters in the valley of the Kekemeren River. Here you can see an extraordinary landscape with the majestic mountains surrounding the village.

    Particularly colorful is the red clay that covers the mountains from below to the top. This clay has been used as building material since the beginning of the 20th century. Today some of these houses can still be seen at Kyzyl-Oy. Around the village, many places are wild with unique flora and fauna and the wonderful nature here allows travelers to relax away from big cities.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

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  • 10
    Kyzyl Oy – Bishkek
    Day 10
    Kyzyl Oy – Bishkek

    We return to Bishkek passing through the roads overlooking the heavenly mountains.

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

    Gala dinner in a typical restaurant.

    Accommodation: 3 * Hotel.

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  • 11
    End of tour
    Day 11
    End of tour

    Airport transfer.

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  • 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
    • Entrances to the museums described in the program
    • Agency assistance 24h / 7h
    • Mineral water

    Price does not include

    • Flights
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Mance
    • Insurance for your trip
    • Single room surcharge