Travel in Kyrgyzstan: Tour 9
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor - Tash Rabat - Naryn - Kochkor - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek
Upon arrival you will see the beauty of winter Kyrgyzstan. In course of the tour you will be transferred to Bishkek city. The road will take about 40 minutes. You will visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many other places. In addition you will have a tour to the famous Asian Bazaar where you will see the busy live of Kyrgyz people. Here you will find a lot of interesting goods. You will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin
In course of the winter tour you will drive to Chon Kemin gorge. On the way to it you will have a stop to visit the famous Burana Tower of the 11th century minaret and an open air museum of Balbals, which are also known as stone warriors. After observing scenery from the top of the tour you will head on to Chon Kemin gorge. Upon arrival you will meet the local family and then you are going to enjoy the 3 hours of horse riding. The road will fascinate you with its breathtaking beauty. It is time to enjoy Kyrgyzstan in winter tours. On the top you will see the panorama view of the gorge. The night will be in a home stay.
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol
Issyk Kul Lake is your destination for today. During the tour you will know that it is the second largest alpine lake in the world with the altitude of 1608m.above sea level. For the breathtaking beauty this lake has another name "the pearl of Central Asia". It is interesting to know that the lake was worshipped for more than 1 500 years local people considered the lake to be a sacred one. This lake surrounded by celestial mountains. Then you will head on to Karakol town. On the way to it you will see ancient stone patterns or petroglyphs. Town is known for the Dungan mosque which was built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Today we will drive to Jeti Oguz gorge. The prominent sights will fascinate you even in winter Kyrgyzstan. Jeti Oguz gorge or Seven Bulls is known due to the red rocks formations. Here you will also see the Broken Heart Mountain and to reach the top of this mountain you need to hike for 20 minutes. On the top of will enjoy the winter beauty of Kyrgyzstan. Bokonbaeva village is known for a local eagle-hunter due to him Kyrgyzstan winter tours are very popular. In course of the tour you will learn many things about ancient way of hunting. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles. Then we will drive to Kochkor village. Night is in a home stay.
Day 5: Kochkor - Tash Rabat - Naryn
You will be transferred to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai. This sight is known as Stone Castle from the 14th century that can be found on the Great Silk Road at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. You will be impressed to know that this sight was erected on the altitude of 3200 m above sea level. This castle is unique and consists of 31 rooms the walls of which are 1 m thick. There are also underground prison cells formerly used to incarcerate thieves in ancient times. After the excursion you will be transferred to the town of Naryn. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Naryn - Kochkor - Bishkek
Today you will return to Bishkek city. Before it you will visit Kochkor village. The road to it will fascinate you by its dazzling beauty of winter Kyrgyzstan. You will drive thorough mountain pass that is 3 000 meters high. Upon arrival to Kochkor village you will spend some time with a family that will show you the way our national felt carpets are made. Also you will have an excursion of small handicraft museum there. Afterwards you will be transferred to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek city. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Kyrgyzstan is an ideal destination for travel as you can enjoy its beauty at any time of the year.
Located in the middle of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan will show you amazing nature. Here you will enjoy not only the unspoiled beauty of nature, but also a unique cultural heritage. Don't miss the opportunity to visit folklore, songs and handicrafts and try horse riding.
Summer time will allow you to enjoy the splendor of the mountains on foot or on horseback, and live with conventional households in yurts. But this is also the busiest time of the year, which raises the price of everything. Kyrgyzstan in winter is not inferior in beauty; on the contrary, you will be mesmerized with all the beauty of the snow that covers everything. Winter tours in Kyrgyzstan will entertain you no worse than in summer.
Winter will allow you to learn a lot more about Kyrgyzstan as well as visit the winter Issyk Kul which does not freeze in winter, get a dose of adrenaline in ski journeying or ice climbing. Do not miss the opportunity to experience horse riding trip, enjoy eagle hunting and take photos of the incredible landscapes of the country as well as trying the national cuisine. Winter Kyrgyzstan will not let you get bored.
Tours in Kyrgyzstan in winter is a stunning fairy tale worth visiting.