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Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Bishkek
  • End Bishkek
  • Countries
    • Kyrgyzstan
  • City
    • Bishkek
    • Chong-Kemin
    • Cholpon Ata
    • Karakol
    • Ala-Kul Lake
    • Altyn-Arashan
    • Tamga
    • Kochkor
    • Song-Kul lake
  • Theme Adventure and trekking
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Bishkek
    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 – Chon Kemin
    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 this important exchange point on the Great Silk Road and visit a small local museum that tells the story of this civilization. It will also be possible to see a collection of ancient tombs called Balbals. Lunch along the road.

    We will head to the village of Chon-Kemin, located in the valley with the same name. It is a unique place due to its incredible beauty and its rich diversity of wildlife and flora. You will be thrilled in front of the delightful landscapes of this natural complex. We will get acquainted with locals, then walk around the area.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
    • Chong-Kemin
  • 3
    Chon Kemin – Toru Aigyr (Trekking)
    Day 3

    After breakfast transfer to the starting point of our trekking that begins along the Chon-Kemin River. The slopes of this area are covered with fir trees. We begin our journey that will last approximately 6 hours.

    We will take a picnic on the road and continue walking through the forest to Toru - Aigyr. Here we will set up the tents. Dinner and overnight stay in the tent.

    Accommodation: Tent.

    Visited places:
    • Chong-Kemin
  • 4
    Toru Aigyr - Lake Kol Kogur
    Day 4

    After breakfast we start climbing to Kol-Kogur lake at 2,500 meters. This alpine lake has a unique trapezoidal shape. On the shore of the lake, we will set up the camp and enjoy the wonderful landscapes that surround us. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.

    Duration of the journey: 5-6 hours.

    Accommodation: Tent.

    Visited places:
    • Chong-Kemin
  • 5
    Kol Kogur – Cholpon Ata / Issyk Kul
    Day 5

    Today is the last day of trekking. From Lake Kol-Kogur we continue our path up to the Tamchy pass (3 400 meters). Short break for lunch. Then we go to the Achyk-Tash Jailoo where the car will move us to the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, the pearl of the Kyrgyz land. We will admire the lake and we can swim in refreshing waters after trekking. Overnight and dinner in a Cholpon Ata hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Chong-Kemin
    • Cholpon Ata
  • 6
    Cholpon-Ata – Grigoriev and Semienov – Karakol
    Day 6

    After breakfast, we head towards the picturesque gorges Grigoriev and Semienov.

    They are located on the northern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, 60 kilometers from Cholpon-Ata.

    These sites are considered the most famous attractions in the Issyk Kul region. We will go to the first lake that is located in Grigoriev's gorge and we will take a picnic on the shore (if the weather is nice).

    You can take a walk, enjoy the wild nature around and spend your free time in this beautiful place.

    In the evening, we will reach Karakol.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Cholpon Ata
    • Karakol
  • 7
    Karakol – Karakol Gorge– Sirota Camp
    Day 7

    Today we begin a new 4 day trek.

    After breakfast, the driver will take you to the gorge of Karakol where we will start our trekking with the local guide. We will go to Sirota camp at an altitude of 2,800 meters. Following the path along the Karakol River, you will see the yurts with pastures, horses and other beautiful landscapes.

    Duration of the trek: 4-5 hours.

    Accommodation: Tent.

    Visited places:
    • Karakol
  • 8
    Visited places:
    • Karakol
    • Ala-Kul Lake
  • 9
    Sirota - Lake Ala Kul (3 500 m) - Ala Kul Pass (3 800 m) - Keldike
    Day 9

    The path will take us along the river and small waterfalls. After a few hours of climb, we will reach Lake Ala Kul, which changes its colors according to the weather. From here (Ala Kul pass) you have a spectacular view of the lake and the peaks around you.

    The way back will take us through a gentle descent into the Keldike valley (3000 m).

    Duration of the trek: 5 hours

    Accommodation: Tent.

    Visited places:
    • Ala-Kul Lake
    • Altyn-Arashan
  • 10
    Altyn Arashan – Karakol
    Day 10

    We descend through pastures and pine forests. The car is waiting for us and will accompany us to Karakol. As we arrive at Karakol, we will visit the main sites such as the Russian Orthodox cathedral and the Dungan Mosque that was built without the use of nails.

    Dinner with a uighur family where we will taste the typical dish (ashlyam fuu) of this nation.

    Duration of the journey: 4-5 hours

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Altyn-Arashan
    • Karakol
  • 11
    Karakol – Jety Oguz - Barskoon – Tamga
    Day 11

    Visit the gorge of Gety-Oguz, situated on extraordinary rocky slopes, thickly covered with grass and conifer trees that remotely remind you of a soft carpet. Particularly romantic is the "broken heart" rock, situated at the entrance of the throat. If time will allow us we will reach the waterfall called "Girl Braid."

    We will then go to Barskoon Gorge at an altitude of over 4000m, and we will see the waterfall "The Snow Leopard Tears", a truly majestic show.

    In the evening you can visit the Russian sauna (Russian bania) in the small village of Tamgha.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Karakol
    • Tamga
  • 12
    Tamga – Skazka – Bokonbaevo – Kochkor
    Day 12

    Departure to reach Skaska hidden valley; 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 visit the colorful bazaar and enjoy the different rhythms of a small Kyrgyz town.

    At Bokonbaevo we will visit the home of a falconer who organizes hunting with eagles, an activity still practiced, with far-reaching roots, dating back to the conquest of Central Asia by the Mongols in the XII-XIII centuries.

    The Kyrgyz women in Kochkor will show you the traditional fabrication process of felt products.

    Dinner and overnight stay at a guesthouse in the village of Kochkor.

    Accommodation: Bed and breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Tamga
    • Kochkor
  • 13
    Kochkor – Son Kul
    Day 13

    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.

    Visited places:
    • Kochkor
    • Song-Kul lake
  • 14
    Son Kul – Bishkek
    Day 14

    We return to Bishkek passing through roads with a view of the mountains.

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

    We stop for lunch.

    At Bishkek leisure time to shop.

    Gala dinner in a typical restaurant.

    Accommodation: Hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Song-Kul lake
    • Bishkek
  • 15
    End of tour
    Day 15

    Airport transfer.

    Visited places:
    • Bishkek
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • All transfers
    • Professional driver
    • English speaking 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 / 7
    •  Mineral water
    •  Tents and gas
    Price does not include
    • Flights
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips
    • Insurance for your trip
    • Supplement for single room