Explore the southern shore of Issyk Kul lake, Son Kul lake, and Toktogul lake. Our team offers you this program to show the variety of the landscapes of our beautiful country. You will see the meadows, mountains, forest, desert area, picturesque canyons and rivers. During the whole trip, you will discover a daily life of Kyrgyz people and, learn the secrets of horse riding from the people who were born in the saddle also wildness of the flora and fauna of the Tien Shan. You will sleep in the houses and the felt dwellings – yurts of hospitable Kyrgyz families where you have a chance to know their wonderful customs and traditions. It is an unforgettable journey through a mythical land of nomads!
*Please note that this is the sample of itinerary and we can tailor any tour based on your request!
Day 1. Arrival in Bishkek – transfer to Chong-Kemin:
Arrival at the airport Manas. Meeting with a guide translator. Transfer to Bishkek. Rest and shower at the hotel. Lunch in a kyrgyz typical restaurant. After the lunch, we drive to Chong Kemin National Park. On the way, we visit the Burana tower, dating 11th century and restored during the Soviet Union. In the late afternoon, we arrive at the Karool Dobo village. Accommodation in the local family house. Overnight and dinner in the guest house. 180km. (3h by car)
Day 2. Transfer to Karakol:
Early in the morning, we leave our guest house. Drive to Konorchek canyon. 2h of walking to the red canyon. Back to the car. Drive to the restaurant for lunch. Following the road by the northern shore of the lake. In the late afternoon, we visit the Prjevalsky. Installation in the charming guest house where we have dinner. 300km. (5h by car)
Day 3. Hiking day to Jeti Oguz:
Early in the morning, we drive to Irdik valley. Easy hiking through the meadows. Picnic in the mountain area. Then down to Jeti-Oguz red rock. 7/8h or hiking. Transfer to Kok Jayik meadows. Overnight in the yurt camp, at 2200m.
Day 4. Horseback riding Chon Kizil Suu valley:
Starting of horseback riding. We ride in the mountains, between the forest zone and green meadows. Picnic in the valley. Continue our horseback riding. In the late afternoon, we join our driver and car. After a long and an active day, we swim in the natural hot spring water. Transfer to Bokonbaeva, 90km. Arrival in the late evening, dinner in the local family house. (6/7h by horse / 3h transfer by car)
Day 5. Hiking day to the panorama of the Tong valley:
In the morning we have a short transfer to start point of trekking. We go up to small mountains which are desert area. Beautiful panoramic view. Back to the car. Free time before the dinner in the guest house. (6/7h walking 1h transfer by car)
Day 6. Transfer to Song Kul lake:
Morning drive to Song Kul lake, the jewel of nomads. On the way, we visit the yurt factory and handy craft felt center in Kochkor. Special lunch in Kochkor in the house of Dungan family. We continue following the road by the Kalmak Ashuu pass at 3446m. Arrival on southern shore of Song Kul lake. Overnight and dinner in yurt camp at 3016m. (260km / 5 or 6h transfer by car)
Day 7. Exploring day of nomad’s life on the Son Kul lake. Overnight and dinner in the same yurt camp as before.
Day 8. Transfer to Kizil Oy:
Drive to Kizil Oy village, lost in the middle of the mountains. Picnic on the way. In the afternoon, we reach Kizil Oy village, charming, red, authentic and lost village in the heart of Tien Shan mountains. (250km / 5 or 6h transfer by car)
Day 9. Hiking day:
Early in themorning, we leave our home stay to discover the region. We hike up to mountains. Picnic in the mountains. Hike back to the home stay. Free time along the Kokomeren river. Overnight and dinner in the same home stay. (4/5h hiking)
Day 10. Transfer to Toktogul:
Early morning, we drive to Toktogul lake. On the way, we stop at Kojomkul museum. Lunch in the Chychkan canyon near the river. Then we hike to the mountain lake at 2800m above sea level. 5h of hiking. Arrival in Toktogul. Overnight and dinner in the a guest house.
Day 11. Horseback riding at Ozgorush:
Early in the morning, we drive to Ozgorush village, near Toktogul city. Start of horseback riding. Beautiful view of the area. Picnic in the mountains. Then back to the car. Transfer to Toktogul. Overnight and dinner in the same guest house.
Day 12. Transfer to Bishkek:
After breakfast, we drive to Bishkek. 280km. We arrive in Bishkek for the lunch. Then installation in the hotel. Free time for visiting of shopping in the Osh Market, always open, animated and colorful. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight in the guest house.(5 or 6h transfer by car)
Day 13. Excursion day to Belogorka:
Morning drive to Belogorka valley. We hike by foot to the waterfall. Beautiful landscape. Picnic and drive back to Bishkek. Last dinner in the restaurant. Overnight in the guest house.
Day 14. Transfer to the airport. End of services.
Price per person:
- 2 – 3 pax 1650$ /per
- 4 – 5 pax 1100$ /per
- 6 – 7 pax 920$ /per
- 8 – 9 pax 810$ /per
- 10 – 12 pax 750$ /per
- Pick up & drop of the airport Manas
- English speaking guide translator, assistant of guide,
- Accommodation in the twin room and guest house for 3 or 4 people for 1 room
- Meals BLD
- Demonstration of the yurt factory, and handy craft felt center
- Rent of horses
- Admission to the museums mentioned in the program.
Price does not include:
- Personal travel insurance
- Insurance of luggage
- International airticket
- Alcohol and mineral waters
- Additional services not mentioned in the program; disco, bar, massage, SPA, international calls.
- The visa is not required for Swiss nationals, EU, Canadian and Japanese passport holders.
- Sleeping bag is not necessary.
- No mandatory vaccine.
- Provide your personal medicament because the guide has only a basic pharmacy. Medicament for stomach, head ache, cold, external wounds.
- In home stays there aren’t a shower and WC in each room.
- Out of Bishkek, it’s difficult to find access to internet and sometimes there is no electricity.
- There aren’t any ATMs in villages and small cities.
Get unforgettable memories in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan!