Cultural tour 6

Kyrgyzstan tourTour 6

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days 

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

This tour offers you the perfect chance to discover the magnificent land of godlike mountains, located in Central Asia. You will enjoy seeing our virgin nature , untouched places, and unforgettable ancient sights! The whole tour goes along theGreat Silk Road passing through the magnificent Tian Shan massif. You will visit the world's second largest alpine lake Issyk-Kul, as well as the picturesque Son Kul Lake, situated on a high plateau in the centre of Kyrgyzstan (3013m. above sea level). You will be taken back to the time of nomadic life, their traditions, culture and food.

Tour summary:

Day 1: Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake
Your guide meets you at Manas International Airport and accompany you to Bishkek City (30 min. drive), for a breakfast. Then you will  to the godlike Issyk Kul Lake (200 km), the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608 m.above sea level). The Lake is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". On our way, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret from the 11th century) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). After having taken a traditional lunch, we continue our way to the lake. When we reach Hotel you will have a rest on the northern beach of the lake where you can lie on the nice clean beach or swim in the lake. Thanks to the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul has a healing properties. Your dinner will be served at 7 p.m.  

Day 2: Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol
The day starts with a breakfast at 8 o'clock. Then you have free time to swim in the lake till 12 pm. Afterwards, you will start ythe way to Karakol city by car (200 km). On the way, we will make a short break to give you the opportunity to visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.), including the local museum. You will have a second stop during the trip at 12 o'clock, where you can enjoy lunch in a relaxed atmosphere, before continuing our way to Karakol city along the northern shore of the  flickering pearl of Central Asia, which's beauty you will be able to enjoy to the full during another break, where you go on a one hour cruise on a steam boat. Then you will transmit to Karakol city. National dinner will be at 8 p.m. Night in a Guesthouse.

Day 3: Karakol - Tamga
Breakfast  is served  at 8 o'clock. The entire morning is devoted to a guided Karakol City Tour. The tour includes the visit of the bright decorated Dungan mosque. One of its highlights is the fact that it is consrtucted in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of very colorful wooden Orthodox Church. Later, you will visit the museum of M.V. Prejvalsky, one of the world's greatest explores. His the most remarkable executions were the crossing of the great desert Taklamakan and the discovery of more than 4000 animals, including the famous Horse  of Prejevalsky. The tour ends  with a traditional lunch and leave Karakol at 1 pm, starting our way to the magnificent Jeti Oguz, the gorge of 7 red rocks (30km). You will see the Broken Heart Mountain and the Sanatorium (where you can take a hydro shower or get a massage). Then off to explore the Jeti Oguz valley (Yuri Gagarin's holidays house, yurts, alpine vegetation) or Chong Kyzyl Suu valley with its hot spring water and geophysics station built in 1948. Then transfer to Tamga village. Tamga is a station where Tibetan monks used to live  in the 13th century. Dinner will be served in the Tamga Guesthouse, where you will also spend the night; sauna optional.

Day 4: Tamga - Bokonbaiva - Kochkorka (120km)
Breakfast is served at 9 o'clock. Then you have time to relax on the southern beach of the Issyk Kul Lake (till 12 o'clock) or to explore the village of Tamga. Afterwards we start the way to Kochkorka village by car. We will have a break in Bokonbaeva village, where lunch will be served in the house of a local eagle-hunter. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles (traditional way of nomads hunting). An eagle hunting show can be arranged. Afterwards, we will continue our way to Kochkorka via the shining Orto-Tokoi water reservoir. At the Kochkorka village you will meet a family that provides show of how national woolen felt carpets are produced. You even can create your own carpet. You will have a traditional dinner with a local family, accompanied by a special national music show. Overnight in the Kochkor Guesthouse.

Day 5: Kochkorka - Son Kul Lake
After breakfast we start our drive to the 2nd biggest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul Lake. Lunch will be taken on the way. Son Kul Lake  by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an elevation of 3013 meters above sea level. During the centuries Kyrgyz nomads started to come to this blessed land 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 have a chance to enjoy and touch  the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. Dinner and overnight in traditional nomadic houses - yurts. It is made of a wooden skeleton, covered with thick layer of felt. Yurts are built without nails.

Day 6: Son Kul (3013m. above sea level)
At 9 am is your breakfast. Free time at Son-Kul Lake, where you will have the opportunity to explore its nature on your own. You can ride a horse along the sparkling lake, or just relaxing in the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the lake. Lunch will be served at 2 pm. Then you will see also ancient petrogliphs and ritual stones of shamans. It is a great chance to get acquainted with nomadic traditions and culture. National dinner will be served in original nomadic houses - yurts. You will spend the night in yurts as nomads do.

Day 7: Son Kul - Bishkek
You will have breakfast at 8 o'clock. Then we start the way back to Bishkek city (the capital of Kyrgyzstan). When we reach Bishkek you will have a city tour and a 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 sightseeing. You will have 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
Your guide will meet you in your Hotel  at the previously arranged time  and accompany you to Manas International Airport. 

 

 

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