Kyrgyz Self-drive routes

During tours in Kyrgyzstan on the cars rent you can start self-drive routes which were open for you to make tours. It is possible to travel in Kyrgyzstan and make a witness of amazing nature of the country which is seen in various small villages and cities where life is flourishing. We are glad to make an excursion for you during the tour in the country as we are looking forward for you to make sure for yourself that there are pristine high-altitude lakes in our country which are like magnets for all travellers.

It is necessary to know that most of the roads in the country are in a bad condition - 70% and it may be not so confortable to start tours along such paths. In this case we are glad to offer you 4WD off-road tours with the help of which you can travel to the following sites of the country:

Ala Archa National Park is one of the most visited places by all who travel in Kyrgyzstan. It is the most visited one due to pristine nature, amazing fresh air and of course trees, bushes, grass, lakes and rivers of stunning beauty. It is located in 45km from the capital of Kyrgyzstan and for you to start hiking, trekking you need to go to this park for the aim of travelling along this wonderful place.

Chon Kemin gorge as all the gorges has an abundance of trees and amazing sites for enjoying nature. In the course of a tour to the gorge you can get to know how to ride a horse. Hospitable native dwellers can teach you different notions of this amazing activity.

Then you are required to rent a car and travel to the pearl of the country - Issyk Kul Lake. This lake opens us outstanding views. During tours in the country to the lake you will find out that it never freezes and due to it the name is translated as "hot lake". Being in the Issyk Kul region during the tour you are recommended to travel to the following sites:

Karakol town is famous for the Russian Orthodox Church, Dungan Mosque and Memorial Museum of N. M. Przhevalsky. These sites may be visited when you are in a tour in Kyrgyzstan.

Then you are going to Kochkor village where it is possible to make a witness of traditions and customs of the Kyrgyz people, watch various demonstrations of various national activities.

Tash Rabat is known to be the shelter for all who travel and make their way along the Great Silk Road. This is seen as the caravanserai for all. Son Kul is located at the altitude of 3016m above sea level and opens us unforgettable pastures. The season of tours to lake Son Kul is from June to September as during other seasons of the year the territory is covered with a sick sheet of snow and ice. Along with it most of paths are closed and it is impossible to walk along them. The average temperature is 11 ˚ C (52˚ F) and lower at nights. As it is a high-altitude territory temperatures are extremely low in the winter.

Kazarman village is seen as one of the most ancient and rural sites of the country which is located not far from Uzbekistan. The village used to be the place of visiting of travellers making their tour along the Great Silk Road.

Starting your tour in Kyrgyzstan you are recommended to get to know the natural park Arslanbob. You are free to travel to any region where you will find this park. Here you can meet a great abundance of ancient Tien Shan firs, waterfalls and of course gather the harvest of walnuts, pear, apple and cherry. In the course of a tour pay attention to the other pearl of the country known as Toktogul water reservoir of 284km2.

We would like to outline picturesque self-drive routes of the country for you to know where to travel and what kind of tour to take:

Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore
Day 4: Issyk Kul northern shore - Grigorievskoye - Karakol
Day 5: Karakol - Jeti Oguz (can sleep here) - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Day 6: Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn (or drive directly to Tash Rabat via Dolon pass)
Day 7: Naryn - Tash Rabat
Day 8: Tash Rabat - Son Kul
Day 9: Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi
Day 10:  Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek

In case you have more days to spend in Kyrgyzstan we recommend to continue your tour as follows:

Day 09: Son Kul - Kazarman
Day 10: Kazarman - Osh
Day 11: Osh - Arslanbob 
Day 12: Arslanbob  - Toktogul
Day 13: Toktogul - Bishkek
Day 14: Flight