Kyrgyzstan tour 4

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 4

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol - Tamga - Bokonbaiva - Kochkorka - Son Kul - Bishkek

During this tour you will visit the tower of Burana that was constructed in the 11th c. A. D. and is one of the oldest minarets on the territory of Central Asia; also you will see Issik Kul Lake - the Pearl of Tien - Shan Mountains. Issyk - Kul is the 2nd largest mountain lake in the world and the biggest lake in Kyrgyzstan. Moreover, we are going to show you ancient petroglyphs that refer to the 8th c. B.C. and many other places that will attract your attention.


Tour summary:

Day 1: Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake

From the International Airport of Manas you will be collected and accompanied to Bishkek city by your private guide. The drive from the Airport till Bishkek takes 30 minutes. In Bishkek you will start this day with a breakfast. After that you will be transferred (200 km) to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake (1608 m. above sea level), which is the 2nd world's largest mountain lake. En route, we will stop to visit the Tower of Burana that is the minaret dated the 11th century A. D. and the open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors) that is located nearby. We continue our way to the lake after having taken a traditional lunch. Upon arrival in the Hotel you will have a rest on the lake's northern beach where you can swim in the lake or lie on the warm sand. The Lake is also called "The Treasure of Central Asia".  Owing to the fact that the water is salty, the Lake of Issyk Kul possesses curative properties. At 7 p.m. your dinner will be served.

Day 2: Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol
This day starts with a nice breakfast at 8 o'clock in the morning. Till 12 p.m. you have time for leisure or to swim in the lake. After that, we will start your trip to Karakol city by car. The distance of our today's way is 200 km. In Cholpon - Ata, we will make a short halt to visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.), and the local museum that will uncover for you the history of Issik - Kul. During the trip at 12 o'clock, we will have one more stop to enjoy lunch in a relaxed atmosphere. But before continuing our way along the northern shore of the sparkling pearl of Central Asia to Karakol town, you will be able to enjoy to the beauty of the lake during one hour cruise on a steam boat.  Traditional dinner will be served at 8 o'clock in the evening. Overnight stay is in the Guesthouse in Karakol.

Day 3: Karakol - Tamga
At 8 o'clock you will be served with your breakfast. This whole morning will be dedicated to a guided Karakol City Tour. With your guide you will visit, first of all, the Dungan - Chinese Mosque. During this excursion the fact that it is built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail will be highlighted. This will be followed by the visit of the old wooden Orthodox Cathedral. Later on, you will visit M.V. Prejvalsky museum. Prjevalsky was one of the world's greatest explorers, whose biggest achievements were the crossing of the great Taklamakan Desert and the discovery of more than 4000 species of animals, including the Horse that was later named after the explorer. The City Tour will be ended with a traditional lunch and we leave Karakol starting our way (30km) to the impressive Jeti Oguz at 1 p.m. Jeti Oguz is the gorge of 7 red rocks. You will see the Broken Heart Mountain and the Sanatorium (where you can take a hydro shower or get a massage session). We will explore Jeti Oguz Valley (Yuri Gagarin's holiday's house, yurts, alpine vegetation that represented here in abundance) or Chong Kyzyl Suu Valley with its hot spring water and Geophysics Station that was built in 1948. Transfer to Tamga Village. Tamga was a place where ancient Tibetan monks lived in the 13th century, but these days it is village with predominantly Russian population. In the Tamga Guesthouse, dinner will be served, there you will also spend the night; optionally you can go to sauna.

Day 4: Tamga - Bokonbaiva - Kochkorka (120km.)
Breakfast is at 9 o'clock in the morning. Till 12 o'clock you have time to relax on the southern beach of the Issyk Kul Lake or to walk around Tamga village. Then, we start our trip to Kochkorka village by car. Our route passes through Bokonbaevo village, where we will have our lunch. We will stop in the house of a local eagle-hunter (berkutchi
in Kyrgyz). He hunts with the help of eagles for hares and foxes and some other animals; it is traditional way of nomads hunting. The hunting show with the birds of prey can be arranged. After that, we keep on our way via the Orto-Tokoi water reservoir to Kochkor. In the Village of Kochkor, you will visit particularly nice souvenir shop and you will see show that uncovers for you the secrets of traditional Kyrgyz felt carpets production. During this felt show you even can create your own carpet. This day traditional dinner in the local family will be accompanied with national music performance. Night is in the Kochkor guesthouse.

Day 5: Kochkorka - Son Kul Lake
After breakfast we start our drive to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul Lake. 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 started to come to this wonderful area with their families for rest and relaxation. Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. After our arrival, you will be free to explore and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. Dinner and overnight in nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts. It is made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings. Yurts are built without nails.

Day 6: Son Kul (3013m. above sea level)
Your breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. After that you have free time at Son-Kul Lake to explore its nature on your own. You can ride on a horse along the lake, or just relax in the wild, but calm nature atmosphere. At 2 pm your lunch will be served. Followed by that, you will see also ancient petroglyphs and shamans ritual stones. It is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with nomadic traditions and its culture. You will spend the night in yurts as nomads do. National dinner will be served in unique nomadic houses - yurts.

Day 7: Son Kul - Bishkek
You will have breakfast at 8 o'clock. Then we start our trip back to Bishkek city (the capital of Kyrgyzstan). As soon as we are in Bishkek you will have a city tour including lunch. You will visit the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest. You will receive a separate program, listing all places visited including a brief description. At 7 pm a farewell dinner is served. Night in a Hotel****.

Day 8: Bishkek - Europe
At the time that was arranged previously according to your flight details your guide will meet you in your hotel to accompany you to the International Airport of Manas.

 
 
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