10 day tour in Kyrgyzstan
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Key information about 10 day tour in Kyrgyzstan
Explore popular sites of Kyrgyzstan at once
Bishkek - Kyzyl-Oi - Song-Kol - Kochkor - Ak-Sai canyons - Skazka valley - Barskoon waterfalls - Karakol - Jyrgalan - Grigoriev gorge - Semenov gorge - Cholpon-Ata - Burana - Ala-Archa
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Get to see more of Kyrgyz culture and people - eagle hunting, felt production, yurt stay, historical monuments
Day 1
We start from Bishkek at 8 AM and take the main road Bishkek-Osh, but after passing the Too-Ashuu pass (3200 m) we turn left and enter high-alpine Suusamyr valley. A little bit after we will be able to see incredible Kokomeren river - the main inflow of Naryn river (535 km) - the biggest water arteria of Kyrgyzstan. We will make short walking along Kokomeren to enjoy beautiful surroundings.
After a little while we will stop at Kojomkul museum to get to know the famous Kyrgyz hero, who lived in 20th century, was largely known by his tremendous strength and contributed very much to the development of our country.

Arrival in the afternoon to Kyzyl-Oi village, accommodation in a guest house run by local family. In the evening a short walk to admire the nature.
Day 2
Depart from Kyzyl-Oi village to Song-Kol lake - one of the highest alpine lakes in Kyrgyzstan (3016 m above sea level). There are several passes to Song-Kol, we will take Kara-Keche pass (3300 m), where there is also a coal mine that provides fuel for the whole republic.
By arriving to the lake, we will be able to see an immense pasture where Kyrgyz live only by nomadic lifestyle - in yurts, ancient nomad dwellings that are used by people for centuries.

Overnight stay in yurt. Possibility to make a horseback riding on the hills, to have a beautiful view to the Song-Kol lake.
Day 3
This day we head to the north side of Song-Kol lake. Continuation of our immersion into nomadic culture, numerous yurts, herds of sheeps, cows and horses that we will encounter on our way. This high alpine pasture is used from June to September. Due to the high altitude, there are absolutely no trees here, since only low hard grass and numerous edelweiss grow in such conditions. Beautiful views of the lake, high ridges and particular ambiance of this place situated far from civilization awaits us on this day.

Accommodation in a yurt.
Day 4
To depart from the lake, we will choose another pass to have another scenery, that is equally beautiful. Quite a long way by car to reach our destination - Issyk-Kul lake, its south shore.
But en route we will stop in Kochkor village, to have a good lunch and visit local souvenir shop. We will also be able to see Orto-Tokoi water reservoir, its water is used for irrigation of Kyrgyzstan and south Kazakhstan.

Arrival to the south shore of Issyk-Kul lake late in the afternoon. Demonstration of an ancient nomadic art - hunting with a golden eagle, practiced by Kyrgyz since olden times.

Accommodation in a yurt camp on the shore of Issyk-Kul. Possibility to swim in the lake.
Day 5
Visit to Skazka valley, which can be translated as "Fairytale". The shapes of this canyon can be similar to the characters of a fairytale, this similarity has been a reason to give such name to a valley. An amazing place that has stunning landscapes and incredible views.

After that we head to Barskoon valley, where magnificent waterfalls are situated. By making a walk, we will be able to see them from near. Barskoon valley is also known by its gold mine - Kumtor, the biggest gold production in Central Asia.

After a hike, we head to Jeti-Oguz (translated from Kyrgyz as "7 bulls") valley, famous by its red rock formation and its picturesque nature. We take a stroll to admire the surrounding views, and after this we go to Karakol town, the administrative center of Issyk-Kul region.

Accommodation in a guest house in Karakol.
Day 6
For today our places of interest in Karakol are:
The Holy Trinity Church, built by Russian in 19th century of wood;
Dungan Mosque, constructed without using any nails. Another particularity of this building is that is the only one mosque with chinese style;
History Museum of Karakol, which contains a vast number of interesting information about this city and Kyrgyz people in general.

After seeing this popular sites, we go to Jyrgalan valley, that is not far from Karakol. This valley has a lush pastures and wonderful views over the mountains. We will have a walk there to appreciate and enjoy the nature.

Accommodation in a guest house in Jyrgalan.
Day 7
A walking day in Jyrgalan - we are interested in climbing a panoramic spot, where it can be possible to see all the beauty of this valley. The trail goes through an open place, allowing you to feel the full scale of the surrounding mountains and valleys, which are like a carpet of bright green colors.

Overnight stay in a guest house in Jyrgalan.
Day 8
Depart from Jyrgalan to Semenov gorge, situated on the north side of Issyk-Kul lake. This gorge is famous by its pristine nature and a vast number of Tien-Shan firs. We will have a stroll from Semenov gorge to Grigoriev gorge, that is adjacent, by admiring wonderful landscapes of these places.
After a walk, we return to the main road and continue our way to Cholpon-Ata resort town. There we have an opportunity to see an open air museum of petroglyphs (stone drawings) dated from 2000 BC to 4 century AD.

Accommodation in a guest house in Cholpon-Ata.
Day 9
We are leaving for Bishkek, but on the way we will stop to see the magnificent canyons of Konorchek. To see its beauty, we have to make a walk of 3-4 hours there and back.
En route we also stop near Tokmok town, more precisely - Burana tower, dated from 10th century AD. This monument is one of the rarest buildings left from the ancient times. It is said that this tower was part of a big medieval city - Balasagyn, which was a capital city of Karakhan empire, that once resided on the territory of modern Kyrgyzstan. This was a period of blossom of Silk Road, and this place belonged to its main routes. That's why there were found numerous objects of different religions and cultures, that we will be able to see in the museum on the territory of the Burana architectural complex.

After a visit we return to Bishkek.

Accommodation in a guest house in Bishkek.
Day 10
The last day of our trip will be devoted to Ala-Archa National Park. Situated in 40 km from Bishkek, this park is one of the famous sites of Kyrgyzstan and is part of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too mountain range, the highest peak of the park is 4860 m. Our goal for today is to reach Ak-Sai waterfall, situated in the Ala-Archa gorge. The height of the waterfall is 25 m (2665 m above sea level). The vegetation of the National Park is rich - you will see numerous conifers, barberry, rosehip and many other plants. Duration of the walking is 5-6 hours, difficulty of hike is moderate, steep ascents are present.

Return to Bishkek, end of the program.
Escort to the airport.
A detailed description of what is included in the tour and what additional costs can be.
The price of the tour includes:
  • Experienced guide
  • Food: breakfast, lunch and dinner every day
  • Accommodation during the trip
  • Experienced driver and petrol costs
  • Entrance fees to the places of interest (Open air museum in Cholpon-Ata, museum in Karakol, Ala-Archa National Park and others)
  • Escort from / to the airport
Additional costs ≈8000 som (100 $):
  • Any personal purchases (souvenirs etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Horseback riding
The price of the tour doesn't include:
  • Flight tickets
  • Insurance cost
  • Accommodation in Bishkek before the start of the tour
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