On this trip you will see the treasures of Kyrgyzstan. We will visit the pearl of Kyrgyzstan - Lake Issyk-Kul, hot water springs, the historic complex of Tash Rabat, the ancient fossils in the south of the country and we will look for gold in the traditional way on a mountain river.

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On this trip you will see the treasures of Kyrgyzstan. We will visit the pearl of Kyrgyzstan - Lake Issyk-Kul, hot water springs, the historic complex of Tash Rabat, the ancient fossils in the south of the country and we will look for gold in the traditional way on a mountain river.

Throughout the journey, we will see places where nature is uncontaminated.

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Bishkek
  • End Bishkek
  • Countries
    • Kyrgyzstan
  • City
    • Bishkek
    • Kochkor
    • Song-Kul lake
    • Kazarman
    • Arslanbob
    • Toktogul
  • Theme Meeting local people
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Day 1

    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:
    • Bishkek
  • 2
    Bishkek – Burana – Kochkor
    Day 2

    In the morning, after breakfast in the hotel, an hour drive will take us to the Burana Tower (old minaret), near Tokmok town.

    This minaret was built in the town of Balasagun, one of Karakhanid's capitals. We will explore the ruins of an important exchange point on the Great Silk Road and visit a small local museum that shows the history local civilization. It will also be possible to see a collection of ancient tombs called Balbals.

    Lunch along the road. Then we head to the town of Kochkor, where the Kyrgyz women will show you the traditional fabrication process of felt products.

    During dinner we will listen to live Kyrgyz music played with typical instruments.

    Accommodation: guesthouse.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
    • Kochkor
  • 3
    Kodhkor - Gold mine
    Day 3

    After breakfast we will head towards a gold mine, located in a high mountain near a river. In this place there is the hut of gold seekers, who live there, devote themselves to the extraction of golden nuggets and deal with sheep breeding. After lunch with gold miners, we head to the gold mining site, where everyone can surely find a couple of grains.

    For the night we stop at the mine owner's house - Nurbek baike.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Kochkor
  • 4
    Gold mine - Son Kul
    Day 4

    The purpose of this day is to reach Lake Son Kul  and we need to cross another mountain pass called Kalmak-Ashu.

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

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

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

    Optional: national game with horses, horse riding, show with yurts.

    Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Kochkor
    • Song-Kul lake
  • 5
    Son Kul - Kazarman
    Day 5

    The next stage of the trip is the small town of Kazarman: to get there you have to cross several mountain passes. Today we will be on the road, it will be a great opportunity to relax, enjoy the landscape and take great photos.

    In the evening we will meet the locals and have dinner with typical dishes.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Song-Kul lake
    • Kazarman
  • 6
    Kazarman – Arslanbob
    Day 6

    Transfer to the tiny mountain village of Arslanbob. You will be pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of the locals. The country's southern population is famous for its friendly attitude toward the guests.

    After lunch time to explore the area better.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Kazarman
    • Arslanbob
  • 7
    Day 7

    Early breakfast and departure to discover the largest walnut forest in Kyrgyzstan! 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 go for an easy hike: we will head to the walnut forest, the largest in Central Asia. Some local legends say that these trees were brought here by the prophet Muhammad to "fill" the valley and, subsequently, 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:
    • Arslanbob
  • 8
    Arslanbob - Tash Kumyr – Toktogul
    Day 8

    Today we will feel like real archaeologists in the Tash-Kumyr area. Everyone will be able to find an ancient fossil.

    After a fascinating fossil research, we head towards the Toktogul town where a large water tank is located.

    Overnight in a hotel on the bank of the reservoir.

    Accommodation: Mini Hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Arslanbob
    • Toktogul
  • 9
    Toktogul – Bishkek
    Day 9

    The road to Bishkek goes through the Suusamyr valley and the Too-Ashu mountain pass. From this pass, there is a clear view across the valley.

    In Bishkek, we will visit the lab for the production of national ethnic jewels.

    In the afternoon there is a gala dinner in a typical restaurant.

    Accommodation: 3 * Hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Toktogul
    • Bishkek
  • 10
    End of tour
    Day 10

    Airport transfer.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • All transfers
    • Professional driver
    • Guide
    • Accommodation as described in the program
    • Full board
    • Visit to 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