At the foot of the Great Tien Shan Destination: Kyrgyzstan Duration: 6 days Places to visit: Bishkek - Chunkurchak - Burana - Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Tamga - Fairy Tale Canyons - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Chunkurchak - Bishkek It is pride to see guests in Kyrgyztsan tour. At Manas International Airport you will be met by the guide who accompanies you to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. It will take 30 minutes from the airport. On this tour you will have a guided tour of Bishkek. It includes visiting Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and so on. In the afternoon we will drive 45 km to Chunkurchak gorge and see the smallest as well as most beautiful gorges in Kyrgyzstan. Chunkurchak from the Kyrgyz "chunkurchak" means "hollow". The territory of the gorge is a National Biological Reserve, recognized to preserve rare species of tulips. In spring you can see not only a few flowers, but an enormous bright-scarlet meadow. In winter there is a ski complex for individual and family recreation. Chunkurchak mains to the larger Takhr Gorge, which comprises a 200 m (656 f) rock supervising the Alamedin River. In the evening is transfer to Bishkek. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin Today you will travel to Chon Kemin gorge. We will visit Burana Tower of the 11th century minaret and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). We will continue drive to Chon Kemin gorge. On arrival, you will meet a Kyrgyz family. They will treat with all hospitality. In the afternoon we will have 3 hours of horse riding along high in the mountains through a mountain forest. Admire the panorama view of the gorge. Night is in a home stay.
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol In the morning you will be transferred to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake. It is the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608m.above sea level. The lake is called "the pearl of Central Asia". It is named as sacred one due to healing properties. Then you will drive along the whole northern shore and arrive to Karakol town. We will visit today a place with ancient stone patterns - petroglyphs. In Karakol we will visit the Dungan mosque built in Chinese style without a metal nail as well as see an old wooden Orthodox Church. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Tamga On this day of tour, we will drive to Jeti Oguz gorge where you can admire red rocks formations called "Seven Bulls". Next to gorge you will see the Broken Heart Mountain. Don't miss to take vibrant photos and walk on a top of a mountain (20 minutes) to see a panorama view of the gorge. Afterwards we will travel to Flower Valley for a hiking to a mountain waterfall. There are yurts in the gorge and hospitable Kyrgyz people that can invite you for drinking Kumis. It is a national drink that is made of mare's milk. The tour will be continued along the southern shore of Issyk Kul lake. Night is in a homestay in Tamga.
Day 5: Tamga - Fairy Tale Canyons - Bishkek In the morning we will drive back to Bishkek. We will have time to visit an unusual canyon - Skazka (Fairy Tale). It is a pleasing place where the red sand formation of different forms. Walk via this gorge while calming on the Issyk Kul brings not only joy, but also the harmony with nature. After the walk you can take a dint in the Issyk Kul Lake, here is the unspoiled place for comforting and swimming. The next destination of our tour is visiting Bokonbaeva village. Over there we will meet a local eagle-hunter. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles. You will be shown an eagle hunting and take many photos. On arrival to Bishkek, transfer to a hotel for rest.
Day 6: Airport In the morning is transfer to airport. Thank you for being with us on Kyrgyzstan tour!
Early check-in - 35 $ Single early check-in - 60 $
Half board - 70 $ Full board - 140 $
English speaking guide - 390 $ per group
Service includes: - Transport - Accommodation: Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4* Chon Kemin - Homestay Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel Tamga - Homestay - Entrances to all museums - Mineral water during the tour - Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge
Service does not include: - Meals - Single rooms - Early check-in - Travel insurance - Visa and visa support - English speaking guide