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Bestseller in Kyrgyzstan

10 days

≈ $106 per day

$1 059

COUNTRY

Kyrgyzstan

STARTS / ENDS IN

Bishkek / Bishkek

DESTINATIONS

7 (Bishkek, Yssyk-Kul, Skazka, Son-Kul, Tashrabat, Chatyr-Kul, Bishkek)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

21 November 2018

END DATE

30 November 2018

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

5 to 70 year olds

Other Services

  • Extra for single room (only for nights in hotel)

    $71

Guide's Language

  • English
  • Russian

Available Months

  • January
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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Bishkek

    Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport. Transfer to your hotel in the city center. Installation and resting time. Meeting at noon at the reception desk for a welcome lunch. Bishkek city tour, we discover the city center, parks and monuments. Drive to the city panorama, then dinner at Faiza’s place, the best canteen in town.
    Accommodation : Twin Room at Rich Hotel or similar
    Altitude: 800m
    L,D included

  • Day 2
    Yssyk-Kul

    Meeting at the reception desk for departure. Visit of Burana tower site, on the ruins of the ancient Karakhanid’s capital, Balasagyn. Small walk in Konorchek canyon to admire the red rocks structures. Lunch in Boom gorge. Arrival at Aida’s place, our yurt camp for the next 2 nights, on the southern shore of Issyk Kul, the second biggest mountain lake in the world, at 1600m high. Discover the place, go for a swim, play, you will have free time.
    Accommodation : Bel Tam Yurt camp, shared yurts with beds
    Walking time: 2h
    Driving time: 4h
    Driving distance: 295km
    Altitude: 1600m
    B,L,D included

  • Day 3
    Skazka

    Departure at 8.30 for the Boz Salkyn jailoo (pastureland) where we are going to walk up to the wonderful panorama on Issyk Kul. After picnic, visit of Skazka (fairy tale) canyon. The red, ocher, or yellow sedimentary rocks are stunning and seem to be taken out from another planet. Back to our yurt camp after our first “physical” day.
    Accommodation : Bel Tam Yurt camp, shared yurts with beds
    Walking time: 3h30
    Driving time: 2h30
    Driving distance: 115km
    Altitude: 2500m
    B,L,D included

  • Day 4
    Son-Kul

    Last moments at Issyk Kul, we meet with a berkutchi, a eagle hunter who will tell us about his passion. Then we visit the village of yurt makers and their workshops. Lunch in Kochkor. Drive up to Kalmak-Ashuu, acclimatization walk and then we go down next to the lake. Arrival at Roza’s place, our new yurt camp for the 2 next nights, at 3000m high. Discover the surroundings, gather and milk the cows, gaze at the fascinating lake, play with the kids, you will have free time.
    Accommodation : Yurt camp, shared yurts with beds
    Walking time: 1h30
    Driving time: 3h45
    Driving distance: 225km
    Altitude: 3446m
    B,L,D included

  • Day 5
    Son-Kul

    Let’s go for a horse riding day in the vast meadows covered by Edelweiss around Song Kul lake. This is the opportunity for you to get along with horse riding among the grazing cattle, and scattered yurts and herders. Second and last night at Roza’s place.
    NOTE: if you prefer hiking rather than horse riding, this is also possible!
    Accommodation : Yurt camp, shared yurts with beds
    Riding time: 4-5h
    Altitude: 3150m
    B,L,D included

  • Day 6
    Tashrabat

    We leave to Moldo-Ashuu pass. Glimpsing Son Kul for the last time, we start walking and discover the Naryn river valley. It is still the beginning of the mighty Syr-Daria, known as Iaxarte by the ancient Greeks, irrigating Central Asia with his sibling Amu-Daria. After the walk we continue across Tien Shan. Visit of 18th and 19th centuries mausoleums. Lunch in Baetov’s oasis. We cross the mountains thanks to MELS pass. Arrival at Nazira’s yurt camp next to Tash Rabat caravanserai, the highest in the world (3300m).
    Accommodation : Yurt camp, shared yurts with beds
    Walking time: 2h30
    Driving time: 5h30
    Driving distance: 220km
    Altitude: 3450m
    B,L,D included

  • Day 7
    Tashrabat

    We start a 2 days horse trek which will lead us from Tash Rabat to Chatyr Kul across a 4104m high mountain pass. From the pass you will glimpse neighbouring China! We will spend the night in one nomadic herder’s family yurt along Chatyr Kul. The next day, we ride back to Tash Rabat.
    NOTE: it is possible to hike instead of riding if preferred.
    Accommodation : Yurt camp, shared yurts with toshoks (Kyrgyz beds made of several layers of stuffed carpets).
    Riding time: 5-6h
    Altitude: 3300m – 4104m
    B,L,D included

  • Day 8
    Chatyr-Kul

    We start a 2 days horse trek which will lead us from Tash Rabat to Chatyr Kul across a 4104m high mountain pass. From the pass you will glimpse neighbouring China! We will spend the night in one nomadic herder’s family yurt along Chatyr Kul. The next day, we ride back to Tash Rabat.
    NOTE: it is possible to hike instead of riding if preferred.
    Accommodation : Yurt camp, shared yurts with toshoks (Kyrgyz beds made of several layers of stuffed carpets).
    Riding time: 5-6h
    Altitude: 3300m – 4104m
    B,L,D included

  • Day 9
    Bishkek

    Before departure, we take time to visit the inside of the Caravanserai. Drive to Bishkek. Arrival in Bishkek in the middle of the afternoon for potential shopping. End-of-trip dinner.
    Accommodation : Twin Room at Rich Hotel or similar
    Driving time: 7h
    Driving distance: 485km
    Altitude: 800m
    B,L,D included

  • Day 10
    Bishkek

    Drive to the airport. Flight back home with the head full of memories... at least we hope so!

What's included

  • Hotel

    Accommodation described in the program Rich Hotel or similar Yurt Camp

  • Transfer

    All transfers in vehicle 4WD incl. from/ to airport

  • Transport

  • Guide

  • Excursions

    All the visits indicated in the program Entry fees at national parks or nature reserves Entry fees at museums mentioned in the program.

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

  • Domestic flight ticket

    National or regional flights specified in the program.

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