Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 1
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Torugart - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
This tour is made especially for people who have transit from Chinese-Kyrgyz border on Torugart pass to Bishkek city. You will see our mysterious caravanserai that is built inside a mountain and still keeps its riddles and you will have time to relax in a calm atmosphere of Son Kul Lake. During this tour you will see many surprising places and you will enjoy every day of the journey.
Day 1: Torugart - Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone castle)
Your guide meets you at Torugart pass and attends to the Tash Rabat- Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century). ). You will be admired by the impressive scenery of the untouched nature. The castle is unique massive building that was made of stones and it built inside a mountain at a height 3200 m above sea level. There are 31 rooms in the mountain. The walls are 1 m thick. There are also underground prison cells for ancient pilferers. Traditional dinner will be offered at 7 p.m Traditional dinner will be offered at 7 p.m. and this night you will spend in yurts near by the Tash Rabat caravanserai.
Day 2: Tash Rabat - Son Kul Lake
After you have a breakfast we start our drive to the adorable Son Kul Lake (the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan). Lunch will be taken on the way. Son Kul Lake is surrounded by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Since ancient times Kyrgyz nomads used to come to this delightfularea with their families for rest and relaxation. Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a generous pasturelands. After our arrival, you will be free to observe and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. You will stay for the night in yurts and have traditional dinner. And yurt is very comfortable, fancy decorated dwelling of nomads. Traditionally it builds without nails, just wood and felt.
Day 3: Son Kul (3013m. above sea level)
Breakfast will be offered at 8 am, and then you have free day to spend at Son-Kul Lake, when you will observe and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings on your own. You can ride a horse along the lake, or just relaxing in the atmosphere of the virgin and calm nature. Lunch will be offered at 2 pm. Then you will visit ancient petrogliphs (ritual stone depictions) and sacred stones of shamans. It is a great opportunity to get acquainted with nomadic traditional culture. This night you stay in yurts, and there you will have nice dinner.
Day 4: Son Kul
Your breakfast will be offered as usual at 8. Today you can have a short hiking along the lake or to walk around your yurts camp. During a day you will feel complete freedom from the chaos of civilization. There are only calm sparkling lake, fresh wind and silent mountains surrounding you and it is a perfect opportunity to understand true value of the life.
Day 5: Son Kul - Bishkek
You will have a good breakfast before you drive to Bishkek city - the capital of mountain Kyrgyzstan. Along the whole trip you will see impressive landscapes of our mountains. You will cross famous Boom gorge and its mountain river that rages along the gorge. After your arrival to the capital you will go to your hotel. The dinner will be organized in a local restaurant.
Day 6: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Breakfast will be offered at 8 am, and then you visit National Park Ala-Archa to have an excursion. This park is situated in the Ala-Archa gorge, on the Kyrgyz ridge (a spur of Tien-Shian), in 45 km from Bishkek. This gorge situated on the altitude of 2100 m above sea level and it is one of the most beautiful and the most visited gorges in Kyrgyzstan. There are unique forests of fir trees and juneeper, sparkling mountain river, waterfall and snow white peaks that are possible to be seen from a far distance. You will have a enchantingtrack to Ak-Sai falls, about 5-6 hours. From your path you can see the highest peak of the Kyrgyz range - Ala-Archa peak (4000 m). A lunch will be near falls. After visiting the falls we will descent to the gorge Ala-Archa and return to Bishkek. Your farewell meal will be offered in a restaurant and for night you stay in a Hotel***.
Day 7: Bishkek - Airport
The guide will take you from the Hotel and attend to the Manas Airport according to the time of your departure.
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