Mountain magic Destination: Kyrgyzstan Duration: 7 days Places to visit: Bishkek - Chunkurchak - Burana - Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Tamga - Kichi Naryn - Naryn - Tash Rabat - Torugart border
Day 1: Bishkek - Chunkurchak - Bishkek Our company is glad to see you in Kyrgyzstan. Upon arrival at Manas International Airport, you will be met and accompanied to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan (30 minutes). You will have a city tour and visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others places of wonder. In the second part of day we will drive 45 km to Chunkurchak gorge which is defined to be one of the smallest gorges in Kyrgyzstan. Chunkurchak from the Kyrgyz means "hollow". The territory of the gorge is a National Biological Reserve, time-honored to protect rare types of tulips. If you visit this place in spring season you can see not only a few flowers, but immense bright-scarlet meadow. In winter you can enjoy ski. Chunkurchak primes to the larger Takhr Gorge, which comprehends a 200 m (656 f) rock managing 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. On the way to the gorge you will visit Burana Tower originated in the 11th century minaret and an open air museum of Balbals, so called stone warriors. Afterwards is transfer to Chon Kemin gorge and meet a Kyrgyz family. Then we will have 3 hours of horse riding along mountains and forest. You will amaze the beauty of the panorama view of the gorge. Rest is in a homestay.
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol In the morning we will travel to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake. It is defined to be the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608m.above sea level. The lake is called "the pearl of Central Asia" and also a sacred one. We will drive along the whole northern shore and reach to Karakol town. Here we will visit today a place with ancient stone patterns - petroglyphs. In Karakol we will visit the Dungan mosque constructed in Chinese style without using metals as well as old wooden Orthodox Church. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 4: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Tamga This tour will start by travelling to Jeti Oguz gorge which is famous for red rocks and also called "Seven Bulls". Here you will admire the Broken Heart Mountain. We will make many photos and walk on a top of a mountain (20 minutes) to see outstanding panorama view of the gorge. The next destination of our tour is Flower Valley to make a hike to a mountain waterfall. You will find yurts in the gorge and people can offer you to drink Kumis (a national drink that is made of mare's milk). This tour will be continued to the southern shore of Issyk Kul lake. Night is in a homestay in Tamga.
Day 5: Tamga - Kichi Naryn - Naryn In the morning we will drive along high mountains to the town of Naryn via beautiful Kichi Naryn gorge. The celestial mountains, high passes, and nomadic way of life make Kyrgyzstan possible for travel destination. Views of this mountain road will not leave anyone indifferent. We will drive over mountain pass named Jalpak Bel. It lies at an elevation of more than 3000 meters. On the way we will have a break in Bokonbaeva village and meet a local eagle-hunter. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles. In Kochkor village we will meet a local family and learn more about Kyrgyz national felt carpets. Then we will visit a local handicraft museum. afterwards is continue to drive to Naryn. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Naryn - Tash Rabat The last day of our tour will start by transferring you to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century). Tash Rabat is found on the Tian Shan Mountains and built of stone blocks inside a mountain and lie at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. If you enter there you will find 31 rooms in the mountain of 1 m thick of walls. Before there was an underground prison for culprits. Night is in yurts near Tash Rabat Caravanserai.
Day 7: Tash Rabat - Torugart border In the morning is transfer to Chinese border. We are blessed that you liked our tour in Kyrgyzstan.
Early check-in - 35 $ Single early check-in - 60 $
Half board - 90 $ Full board - 180 $
English speaking guide - 535 $ per group
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 15 $ per person
Service includes: - Transport - Accommodation: Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4* Chon Kemin - Homestay Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel Tamga - Homestay Naryn - "Khan Tengri" Guesthouse Tash Rabat - Yurts (4 pax in 1) - 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