7-DAYS HIGHLIGHT TOUR in KYRGYZSTAN

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
  • Experience nomadic life in a traditional Kyrgyz boz-ui (yurt) 
  • Horse riding in Song-Kol lake
  • Relax on the beach of the Kyrgyz pearl – Ysyk-Kol lake 
  • Visit Altyn-Arashan gorge 
  •  Visit Burana Tower
  • Explore the capital city Bishkek 
BRIEF ITINRERARY 
Day 
Highlights 
Overnight at
Day 1
Drive to Kyzyl-Oi village
Guesthouse
Day 2
Drive to Song-Kol lake
Yurt
Day 3
Horse riding in Song-Kol lake. Drive to Bokonbaevo
Guesthouse
Day 4
Drive to Karakol
Hotel
Day 5
Visit Altyn-Arashan
Hotel
Day 6
Drive to Chon-Kemin National Park
Guesthouse
Day 7
Drive to Bishkek. City tour. 
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 Kyrgyzstan’s 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 – Song-Kol lake / 130 km – 3-4 hours of driving
Today you will arrive at the one of  most popular and remote places of Kyrgyzstan - Song-Kol lake. After breakfast, you will drive from your guesthouse in Kyzyl-Oi village to Song-Kol lake. The drive time is four hours, so you will arrive in Song-Kol lake with most of the afternoon to spare. Second largest lake after Issyk-Kul lake in Kyrgyzstan, with fresh water Song-Kol lake sits at the height of 3016m. It is surrounded by 3500m peaks and yurts, which belong to herders from the nearby villages. ​After lunch at yurt near the lake, you can spend the remainder of the day exploring mountains around or visit local shepherds family. Get ready to spend your first night at yurt!
Day 3. Horse riding day. Song-Kol lake – Bokonbaevo village / 220 km – 5 hours. 
Today you will have a smooth horse riding. In the morning, you will get on your horse and start riding towards mountains. The horse trail will bring you to Kerege-Tash mountains where you will have a panoramic view to whole Song-Kol lake After a while enjoying the view and giving a break for the horses, you will slowly descent to the shore of Song-Kolm lake where you will stop for some photos with your horse. Then you will continue riding towards yurt camp and enjoy a smooth riding alongside the lake. After lunch, you will say goodbye to the family in Song-Kol lake and drive to Ysyk-Kol lake nicknamed as a ‘pearl of Kyrgyzstan’. By the late afternoon, you will arrive in Bokonbaevo village on the south shore of the 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. The day will end with a tasty dinner in guesthouse and overnight.
Day 4. Bokonbaevo – Karakol / 170 km – 3-4 hours 
This day you will explore some well-known and beautiful places around Ysyk-Kol lake. The day you will start with a visit Skazka canyons, then drive to Barskoon gorge where you will visit Barskoon waterfalls and Yuriy Gagarin monument. In the gorge, you will have a lunch at yurt. 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 5. Visit Altyn-Arashan gorge
Today you will explore one of the most beautiful places of the country – amazing Altyn-Arashan gorge. In the morning, you will be taken by old Soviet 4x4 car from your hotel to the gorge. After 3 hours of difficult driving, finally you arrive in the valley with a breathtaking view. Next few hours you will enjoy the landscape and hot springs then we will slowly descend back to Karakol. Dinner will be at restaurant in the city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6. Karakol –Chon-Kemin National park / 320 km – 4-5 hours of driving. 
Today you will have a long but memorable driving day, as you will make your way to Chon-Kemin along the northern side of Ysyk-Kol lake. On our way to Chon-Kemin, we will stop for a short visit the lakes of Grigorievka gorge and enjoy our picnic. By the evening, we will arrive in Chon-Kemin National park. After arrival at your guesthouse and checking in, you can spend the remainder of the day exploring the surroundings of the valley. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6. Chon-Kemin National park – Bishkek / 140 km – 2 hours of driving. 
Today is the last day of your 7-days journey in Kyrgyzstan! After breakfast at the guesthouse, you will head towards Bishkek. On our way, we will make a stop to visit the famous archaeological and architectural complex "Burana Tower". Here you will learn about the history of the renaissance of Islamic culture during the Khara-Khanid Khanate – a powerful state of Turkic tribes in Central Asia on the X-XII century. By the lunchtime, you will arrive in the capital and have a lunch in restaurant. On the second half of the day, you will go for guided city tour in Bishkek. You will visit Osh Bazaar and some other sightseeing of Bishkek. In the evening, you will go for the farewell dinner with your guide and finish your trip with a transfer to your hotel.


Price for the trip 
1 person
1720 USD

2 person
2070 USD
1035 USD
3 person
2430 USD
810 USD
4 person
2760 USD
690 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 
  • Water
Price does not include:
  • Airport transfer
  • Hotel in Bishkek
  • PCR-test


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