Cultural tour 5
Cultural tour 5
Number of days: 10
Seasons: 1 May - 15 September
Bishkek - named after the wooden paddle for shaking up kymyz!
Ala Archa - one of the most visited nature reserve located close to Bishkek!
Burana -minaret built by Karahanids in 11th century!
Stone Warriors Balbals - ancient stone sculptures which is memories to the honored dead!
Kochkor - a land where craftswomen make and decorate things from the felt!
Son Kul - an alpine lake in the Tien Shan mountains!
Barskoon - amazing valley with the famous waterfalls!
Skazka - one of the most stunning Fairlytale place!
Jeti Oguz - the name means Seven Bulls!
Karakol - a small town of famous Dungan Mosque and Orthodox Church!
Naryn - the largest region which is in the east of the country!
Chon Kemin - a fantastic gorge with a fantastic mountain river!
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
When you fly in Kyrgyzstan you are met by representatives of the company in Manas International Airport. After 30 minutes you will be in Bishkek. The Cultural Tour 5 starts with visiting of Ala-Archa Natural Park. As the gorge is located in 45km from the capital, you will spend some time in a way but there will be great expectations! The gorge is the destination of the Tien Shan mountain range; here you can enjoy the views of Tien Shan forest. Then coming back to Bishkek you will attend Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic. After seeing all of the sites you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor
From Bishkek we are moving to Burana tower, but first we witness the famous Asian Bazaar. Making photos here means you will have memories for a long time. Burana minaret used to be the 45m high, but was destroyed. Now it is still the place of the rest for all going along the Great Silk Road. Then we travel to cultural Kochkor village and watch the process of long-serving carpets creation tour. In the village you can find the museum and see the things and clothes of the ancient times. One of the citizens will home you.
Day 3: Kochkor - Son Kul
From Kochkor you are visiting Son Kul Lake. It is the second lake, well known in the Kyrgyzstan. At the altitude of 3016m above sea level it is available from June to September due to high precipitations and great cold. The pastures are used by nomads and their cattle. Being in tours here you can feel the life of the nomads, their usual activities. They will be glad to tell you about our country, the legends and myths. Moreover, you will sleep in the yurt. It is the special building made of wood without metal and nails, with the covering of felt. We are sure the route will be very interesting.
Day 4: Son Kul - Naryn
Happy to show you Son Kul Lake. It is the lake at the altitude of 3016m above sea level. The atmosphere is pleasant as you can communicate with the locals and ride a horse. Water is transparent so have an eye on it! Then we are moving to Naryn and visit the gorge of the city. It is also peculiar for the beauty of this place. Some of the passes may be impossible to be passed, just try and you will do it. The mountains are the great way to check you strength. You will be the guest of the local house.
Day 5: Naryn - Kichi Naryn - Bokonbaevo
From Naryn we will be going to Kichi Naryn gorge. It is known for having the site of highly elevated mountain Jalpak Bel. The views are breath-taking, no one can even image what can be seen from here. Then we attend Bokonbaevo village. The territory of eagle hunting show. The show is peculiar for the berkuts and berkutchi. They are together from the very beginning, know each other and feel each other. Skills are going from father to son. This night will be in the home of one of the citizens. Probably they will tell you more facts about Kyrgyzstan as they are native dwellers.
Day 6: Bokonbaevo - Skazka - Barskoon - Issyk Kul southern shore - Jety Oguz
The other destination is Jeti Oguz gorge, we can see the red color of the rocks in the form of seven bulls. Then we would like to show an unbelievable Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon. Rocks are also red, and everything is of unexpected forms. Due to strong winds sand became strong.then the destination of great interest is Barskoon gorge the mountains of which are magnetic and the main sightseeing is the monument to Yuri Gagarin. The night will be spent is the yurt, you will drink national Kumis, it is a little bit alcoholic, not strong one. Even kids can drink it. And of course night in the yurt means the feeling of the native lands of the Kyrgyz.
Day 7: Jeti Oguz - Karakol
Still staying in Jeti Oguz you will communicate with the local people, you will try snacks of the nomads. Wandering about the camp make notice of the idea that every summer cattle is also walking here. The pastures are the main aim of the herders. Then in the second part of the day you will drive to Karakol. Here visit Dungan mosque and Orthodox Church. Both are built without metal and nails. But bearing great impression on the religious people. At the same time Karakol is peculiar for alshlyamfu, the best in the entire country. You will be sleeping in the house of the local people, they are very hospitable and friendly.
Day 8: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
The next day we leave Karakol for the north of Issyk Kul gorge. The lake is transparent at the altitude of 1600m above sea level. Even due to the height it is comfortable and pleasant to be here and wander about the territory. Guests can travel along the pearl of the country, can swim here and take boat cruise. After that they will go to Chon Kemin village, the place of the mountains and museums of artifacts. Locals will house you for the night.
Day 9: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Early in the morning in Chon Kemin you will have time for horse riding. The views will be fantastic. You are lucky to be able to see all of the places as even a lot of locals have never seen these beauties. The route will end with going back to Bishkek. The night is organized in the hotel. You will not sleep this night as emotions and memories will be flying in the air.
Day 10: Bishkek - Airport
Morning transfer to airport of the country.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 015 $
04 pax - 650 $
06 pax - 515 $
08 pax - 450 $
10 pax - 410 $
Single - 165 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
English speaking guide - 700 $ per group
All dinners - 135 $
All lunches and dinners - 270 $
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Naryn - "Khan Tengri" Guesthouse
Bokonbaevo - Homestay
Jeti Oguz - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Chon Kemin - Homestay
- Entry tickets to all museums
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin
- Supply with mineral water all along the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide