Kyrgyzstan tour 2
Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 2
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 15 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake - Arslan bob - Jalal Abad - Osh city - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village -Konorchek canyons - Chon Kemin - Burana Tower - Bishkek
This tour offers you to be taken back to the time of nomadic life, the great opportunity to discover the celestial mountains magnificent land that is found in Central Asia. During this trip you will enjoy the untouched places wild nature and remarkable ancient highlights. The whole tour is passing through the impressive Tian Shan massif, goes along the Great Silk Way. You will visit Son Kul Lake, situated on a high plateau in the centre of Kyrgyzstan (3013m. above sea level), as well as the picturesque the world's second largest alpine lake Issyk-Kul.
Day 1: Bishkek - Sary Chelek Lake
From Manas International Airport you will be collected by your guide and then you will be transferred to the Lake of Sary Chelek. This famous is far away from towns and it is really worth to visit it! Many years ago there was a ravine with a mountain river passing through it, but after the earthquake that provoked stone fall, the ravine was blocked and the water collected right in the gorge. We have a brilliant opportunity to enjoy lake's beauty. Sary Chelek is one of the most beautiful lakes in Kyrgyzstan that lies at the altitude of 1873 m. above sea level. It is about 2.5 km. wide and 75 km. long.
Day 2: Sary Chelek - Arslan bob
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock in the morning. Transfer from Sary Chelek to Arslan Bob forest by car. Along the whole way to the forest you will see plenty of picturesque places that will amaze you by their beauty. Arslan Bob is one of the most spectacular places in Kyrgyzstan, and one of the biggest walnuts bearing forests in the world. Here are the trees with two meter thick trunks; some of them reach 30 meters in a height. They grow wild on the slopes of the mountain ranges of Chatkal and Fergana, along river banks at an altitude of between 1000 and1800 meters a. s. l. Arslan Bob Village lies itself at the altitude of 1700 m. above sea level. You will spend this night in the guesthouse of the local family.
Day 3: Arslan bob
Today you will have time to explore this place. You will go for hiking to enjoy the beauty of this place and to see a waterfall there. Then you can continue walking around or just relax in a calm atmosphere of this forest.
Day 4: Arslan bob - Jalal Abad
Fortifying breakfast. Transfer ffom Arslanbob to Jalal Abad town that is the administrative center of Jalal - Abad region. You will have drive to this town along the mountain road that will have many remarkable views. The region has played host to travelers for thousands of years as one of the main branches of the Great Silk Road passed through its territory. Overnight is in the guesthouse in Jalal - Abad.
Day 5: Jalal Abad - Osh city
At 8 o'clock your breakfast will be served. After breakfast we will start our trip to the 2nd biggest city in Kyrgyzstan that is Osh. On the way to the city we will visit also Uzgen town. There is a Tower and 3 beautiful mausoleums that were built in the 11 century. After excursion at the site of Uzgen Architectural Complex we will continue our way to Osh. Osh is considered as the southern capital of Kyrgyz Republic. The city is more than 3000 years old and it means that it is even older than Rome. You will visit our Asian bazaars in the city. These bazaars are the most famous in Kyrgyzstan. You can make hundreds of pictures there and after that you we will visit sacred Suleiman Mountain that is situated in the middle of the city. Overnight stay is in the guest house.
Day 6: Osh city - Kazarman village
Today we will drive back to Uzgen in order to cross Pamir Alai Mountains and to drive in the heart of Tien Shan Mountain system. We will drive along stunning mountains and you will have a great chance to enjoy its nature. As soon as we are in Kazarman you will have a dinner and then you will spend a night in a home stay.
Day 7: Kazarman - Tash Rabat Caravanserai
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock in the morning. After packing your backpacks you will be transferred to the Great Silk Road Tash Rabat Caravanserai. You will be carried away by the astonishing panorama offered through views the untouched nature. Tash Rabat translated as Stone Castle, its construction refers to the 14th century A. D. The building is a unique one. In total there are 31 rooms that are joined with the central domed Chamber. The thickness of walls is 1 m. There are also dungeons for ancient thieves. Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. And it has no analogue in the whole world, because it was made of stones and furthermore it was built inside a mountain at a height 3200 m above sea level. You will spend the night in yurts near by the Tash Rabat Caravanserai. Yurts are built without nails. It is made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings. Traditional dinner will be served at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Day 8: Tash Rabat - Son Kul Lake
This day, after breakfast we start our trip to the 2nd largest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul Lake. Son Kul Lake is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level, on the both sides it is surrounded by the mountain ranges. The Kyrgyz started to come to this magnificent vicinity with their families for relax and repose. The herders of the Naryn Region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland during summer months. Lunch will be taken on the way. On our arrival, you will be free to walk around and take pleasure in the virgin nature of the lake and its environs. Dinner and overnight are in the nomadic collapsible abodes - yurts. Yurt consists of a wooden skeleton that is covered with felt. Yurts carcass is manufactured without a single nail.
Day 9: Son Kul Lake (3013 m. a. s. l.)
9 a.m. breakfast. This day you will have enough spare time at Son-Kul Lake to get acquainted with nomadic customs and culture and to explore the nature on your own. Optionally, you can ride on a horse alongside the lake's shore, or just relax in the wild, but calm natural atmosphere. Our lunch will be served at 2 p.m. After that you will see also ancient petroglyphs - carvings on the stones. In yurts, national dinner will be served. You will spend the night as nomads do, in yurt.
Day 10: Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village
You will be transferred to Kochkor village (185 km) after fortifying breakfast. You will meet a family in the Kochkor Village that can demonstrate you the way of the national felt carpets ala kiyiz are produced. You even can participate in this process and create your own carpet. With a local family there you will have a traditional dinner. Overnight stay is in the guest house.
Day 11: Kochkor village - Konorchek canyons
Today you will be transferred to our famous Konorchek canyons. As soon as we are there we will have hiking in a stunning place of red canyons. This place is completely different from all other mountains in Kyrgyzstan. The canyons are of different shapes that make your hiking so interesting. This is a real paradise for people who like to make pictures.
Day 12: Konorchek
This day will be devoted to the continuation of our hiking in this incredible place. The changeable views during the whole hiking tour will amaze you. You will have a chance to go both along the canyons bottom and then along its top.
Day 13: Konorchek - Chon Kemin
After breakfast we will go to the place where our drive will wait us. Then you will be transferred along Boom gorge to Chon Kemin valley. You will spend the night in Kalmak-Ashuu guesthouse.
Day 14: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
At 8 o'clock you will be served with your breakfast. Transfer from Chon Kemin Valley to Bishkek city is after breakfast. On the way to Bishkek we will stop to visit Burana Tower that is the minaret of 11 century, as well as its open air Balbans (stone warriors) museum. Upon arrival in Bishkek you will have a guided city tour. A farewell dinner is served at 7 p.m. Overnight is in the hotel***.
Day 15: Bishkek - Europe
At the time arranged previously according to your flight details your guide will meet you in the hotel in order to accompany you to Manas Airport.