Wizarding world of Kyrgyzstan 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 - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Chunkurchak - Bishkek We are happy to welcome you in Kyrgyzstan. You will be met at Manas International Airport and travel to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. The first half of the day is dedicated to a city 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. Chunkurchak Gorge is one of the smallest gorges in Kyrgyzstan and 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 enormous bright-scarlet meadow. In winter there is a ski complex for everyone. Chunkurchak primes to the larger Takhr Gorge, which has a 200 m (656 f) rock managing the Alamedin River. In the evening is transfer to Bishkek. Transfer to a hotel for rest.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin The tour will start by travelling to Chon Kemin gorge. On route to the gorge you will visit Burana Tower of the 11th century minaret and an open air museum of Balbals or stone warriors. Afterwards we will continue to transfer to Chon Kemin gorge and meet a local family. In the afternoon we will have 3 hours of horse riding along mountain forest. You will be admired by stunning panorama view of the gorge. Rest is in a homestay.
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol Today you will travel 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" and a sacred one. 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 and an old wooden Orthodox Church. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Tamga On this tour we will travel to Jeti Oguz gorge famous for red rocks formations and got a name as Seven Bulls. On the way you will see the Broken Heart Mountain. You will hike on a top of a mountain (20 minutes) to see a panorama view of the gorge and drive to Flower Valley to make a hike to a mountain waterfall. There are yurts in the gorge and people can offer you to drink Kumis. It is a national drink that is made of mare's milk. We will drive to the southern shore of Issyk Kul lake. Night is in a homestay in Tamga.
Day 5: Tamga - Kichi Naryn - Naryn This tour will happen by driving along high mountains to the town of Naryn via amazing Kichi Naryn gorge. The great mountains, stunning passes, and nomadic way of life will not leave anyone indifferent on tours. We will drive over mountain pass as Jalpak Bel at an elevation of more than 3000 meters. On the way we will have a break in Bokonbaeva village, where we meet a local eagle-hunter. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles. Night will be in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Naryn - Bishkek In Kochkor village you will meet a local family and see how our national felt carpets are made. Then you can create your own carpet together with them with a help of colored wool. Afterwards you will visit a small handicraft museum and find examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. Afterwards you will be transferred to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek city. Night is in a hotel.
Early check-in - 35 $ Single early check-in - 60 $
Half board - 85 $ Full board - 160 $
English speaking guide - 465 $ 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 Naryn - "Khan Tengri" Guesthouse - 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