HIGHLIGHT TOUR in KYRGYZSTAN - 10-DAYS

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
  • Experience nomadic life in a traditional Kyrgyz boz-ui (yurt)
  • Horse riding in Song-Kol lake
  • Explore Tash-Rabat
  • Visit Kel-Suu lake
  • Relax on the beach of the Kyrgyz pearl – Issyk-Kul lake
  • Trekking to Altyn-Arashan gorge
  • Explore the capital city Bishkek
BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 1 - Drive to Kyzyl-Oi village - Guesthouse
Day 2 - Drive to Kyzart village. Start of horse riding - Yurt
Day 3 - Continue horse riding to Song-Kol lake - Yurt
Day 4 - Drive to Tash-Rabat. Visit Tash-Rabat caravan saray - Yurt
Day 5 - Drive to Kel-Suu lake - Yurt
Day 6 - Drive to Kochkor village - Guesthouse
Day 7 - Drive to Karakol - Hotel
Day 8 - Trekking to Altyn-Arashan - Guesthouse
Day 9 - Trekking back to Karakol. City tour in Karakol - Hotel
Day 10 - Drive to Bishkek.  Visit Grigorievka gorge - Hotel

DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1. Bishkek –Kyzyl-Oi village/ 200 km – 5-6 hours
Let’s start to explore the country! This morning, set off into the Kyrgyzstans countryside on the way to Kyzyl-Oi village. As you make your way north-west out of the city, stop to have a break and enjoy stunning views of Too-Ashuu pass. After a while, you will head further into Suusamyr valley driving on the cost of Kokomeren river. By the river, you will stop for picnic. In the evening, you will eventually arrive in the village and have a rest before dinner. If you have a time, you will have a walk on the streets of this remote, authentic and hospitable village
Day 2. Kyzyl-Oi village – Kyzart / 80 km – 2 hours of driving
In the morning, you will drive heading to the east from Kyzyl-Oi village towards Kyzart pass whence you will start your 2-days horseback riding to Song-Kol lake. After a lunch in the village, you will have a short horseback riding demonstration from your guide then start horse riding journey through Chaar-Archa valley. By the evening, you will be warmly welcomed by the local shepherd’s family in Kilemche pasture. Dinner with the family at yurt and overnight. 
Day 3. Horse riding to Song-Kol lake through Jalgyz-Karagay pass.
Today you will spend a full day enjoying horseback riding. In the morning, you will get on your horse and start riding towards mountains. The horse trail will bring you to Jalgyz-Karagai pass where you will have a panoramic view to both – Song-Kol lake and Kilemche valley on other side. After a while enjoying the view and giving a break for the horses, you will slowly descent to Buchuk valley where you will stop for a lunch at the shepherd yurt. On the second half of the day, you will continue riding to the shore of the lake then turn the head of your horse towards yurt camp and enjoy a smooth riding alongside the lake. The day will end with a dinner at yurt.
Day 4. Song-Kol lake – Tash-Rabat / 190 km – 6-7 hours
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at yurt and continue your journey through Kyrgyzstan, traveling to the south from Song-Kol lake to Tash-Rabat caravan saray.  This off-road route takes you through the mountain ranges and passes of the central part of the country. Close to noon, you will make a short stop for picnic then continue driving through Mels pass. In the early evening, you will finally arrive in yurt camp nearTash-Rabat. After a cup of tea at yurt, you will go to explore the caravan saray. Founded at the XIV century and translated into English as ‘Stone palace’ Tash Rabat is what is known as a ‘caravan saray’, the name given to a sort of roadside inn where travelers could stop for the night or a few days to rest. They catered for both the humans and the animals that were travelling along the Silk Road and, as well as having accommodation and food facilities, often provided some opportunities for trade and religious rituals.
Day 5. Tash-Rabat – Kel-Suu lake / 220 km – 5-6 hours
This morning you will set off on a journey to Kel-Suu lake. On our way, you will make a stop to have a picnic near Ak-Say river. Slowly ascending to the pass Kyndy, you will arrive at border pass as Kel-Suu lake is situated on a special zone since it’s near China. After the officers check our permission for Kel-Suu lake, you will head further to Kok-Kiya valley where you will stay for overnight at yurt.
Day 6. Trekking to Kel-Suu lake & Drive to Kochkor / 260 km – 4-5 hours
Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise before you begin to discover the valley and start hiking to an alpine Kel-Suu lake. Kel-Suu lake is an epic mountain lake surrounded by tremendous rocks and situated on the attitude of 3500m. In the afternoon, you say goodbye to Kel-Suu lake and return to the yurt camp where you will have a lunch and then you will make your way back to Kochkor village. You will stop for coffee at café in Naryn City. After you are done with the coffeeand have some rest, you will continue driving toKochkor across Dolon pass. Dinner will be served at local restaurant in Kochkor then overnight at guesthouse.
Day 7. Kochkor – Karakol / 290 km – 5-6 hours
This day you will explore some well-known and beautiful places around Ysyk-Kol lake. In the morning, we will start the day with a drive to the east towards to Bokonbaevo village on the south shore of Ysyk-Kol lake. In the village you will see an eagle hunting show organized by the local hunters. After an explanation of aspects of eagles and hunting with them, you will see eagle hunting to rabbit. At the end of the demonstration, you will test your skills on archery. After lunch at guesthouse in the village, you will drive to visit Skazka canyons, then drive to Barskoon gorge where you will visit Barskoon lakes and Yuriy Gagarin monument. We will then continue our journey to the east, towards Karakol city. On our way, we will turn to the right to visit Jety-Oguz red mountains. In the evening, you will visit the local Dungan family to enjoy a specific Dungan’s meals and learn the history and culture of this half-chiness and half-arabic people.
Day 8. Trekking to Altyn-Arashan gorge.
Today you will explore one of the most beautiful places of the country – amazing Altyn-Arashan gorge. In the morning, after you will get in Ak-Suu village by car you will start your trekking day, with a five-hour climb to the valley. You wll begin a long and smooth ascent to Altyn-Arashan, following a trail that will take you high above the Karakol river, through pine forests and shepherds houses. Your adventure will continue with swimming at hot springs in the valley and dinner at guesthouse.
Day 9. Trekking back to Karakol.
This day will start with a slow descent from the valley following the trail alongside  Karakol river. After you will reach Ak-Suu village, our car will pick you up and bring to Karakol city for lunch. We will go to local café to have an experience of very famous food of Karakol – Ash-lyam-fu. On the second half of the day, you will go to guided city tour exploring the city. By early evening, you will come back to your hotel in Karakol and have a rest after trekking.
Day 10. Karakol – Bishkek / 410 km – 5-6 hours of driving.
Today you will have a long but memorable driving day, as you will make your way back to Bishkek along the northern side of Issyk-Kul lake. On our way to Bishkek, we will stop for a short visit the lakes of Grigorievka gorge and enjoy our picnic. By the evening, we will arrive in Bishkek and have a farewell dinner with your guide staff at restaurant.
Price for the trip
1 person – 1820 USD
2 person – 1220 USD
3 person – 960 USD
4 person – 820 USD
Price includes:
  • English speaking guide-driver
  • Vehicle 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or similar
  • All meals and accommodations during the tour
  • Eagle hunting show
  • Horse riding in Song-Kol lake
  • All permits and tickets
Price does not include:
  • Airport transfer
  • Hotel in Bishkek
  • Coffee stop in Naryn
  • Water
  • PCR-test
  • Farewell dinner
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