Bishkek - Osh Tour
Start way to Osh city.On your way you will visit two beauties of Kyrgyzstan.
Osh is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan and one of the most ancient cities in Central Asia. The exact date of its occurrence is unknown. Written history of its counts over a millennium, and archaeological finds are generally in three thousand years ago.
First stop will be Burana Tower.Burana Tower - today the tower is a heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan.
You will have a tour in whole complex, and excursion to Tower and a panoramic view from the Tower itself. In addition you will also be able to see the balbalas that are located around and were created by the ancient Turkic tribes. Visiting the whole territory will help you to move into the atmosphere of the 12th century and see firsthand the most ancient artifacts.
Arrive to Food Zone located in Boom Gorge, have lunch.
Start drive to Son Kul’ Lake. Son-Kul at an altitude of 3000 meters, this is a large high-altitude lake, the second largest in Kyrgyzstan, which is in the Naryn region. The lake is fresh and quite deep - the maximum depth of the lake is 14 meters. Approximately in mid-November, Son-Kul freezes and thaws only by mid-April.
Arrive, walk around lake for hour
Have dinner, overnight
Depart towards Tash Rabat. The "Tash-Rabat" is a unique architectural monument of the early Middle Ages, which appearance dates back to the 15th century, and one of the main archeological showplace of Kyrgyzstan, which became a symbol of the mountain architecture of Tenir-Too. It is located in the picturesque canyon of Kara-Koyun (Naryn oblast), 110 km south of the city of Naryn, near the border with China, at an altitude of 3,200 meters above sea level Tash Rabat is one of the key parts of the ancient Great Silk Road.
After lunch you will start your trip to Jalal-Abad city, your trip will take 7 hours, on your way you will see stunning nature of Kyrgyzstan, stop at local cafe and have lunch
Arrive at 17:00
Arrival to Arslanbob.
Time to explore the area. Arslanbob is a large walnut forest located in the mountains of the Ferghana and Chatkal ranges, in the Jalal-Abad region, at an altitude of 1700 meters. This is the largest walnut forest in the world and one of the most amazing places in Kyrgyzstan. Near to Arslanbob there is a village, you can see village life in Kyrgyzstan. A short walk from the village center is a small waterfall (23 meters). Opposite the waterfall there is a small cave, known as the Cave of the Forty Angels, where a holy woman lived, to which people came with various requests. Further there is another waterfall and the Holy Lake, where hiking and horse- riding tours are organized. Lunch in the village or can make lunchbox.
Depart to hotel, dinner and overnight.
11:00 Check out. After breakfast you will explore Osh city and Uzgen region.. You will visit during the day: the Central Square and “Big Lenin” statue. One of the largest Lenin statues in the world the Lenin Monument in Osh should draw anyone interested in Soviet history.
Also the holy mountain Suleiman-Too. All historical significance of Osh is concentrated in the Sulaiman-Too mountain, around which this ancient city is located. Its name is associated with the name of the legendary prophet and King Solomon, who according to the traditions prayed on the top of this mountain. The mosque on the top of Sulaiman-Too, is built by the great Babur-the founder of the empire of the Great Moguls. At the foot of the mountain there is a large number of historical buildings: medieval mosques and mausoleums, and in the caves of the mountain itself there is a unique historical museum built in the Soviet years. Sulaiman-Too is the most important Muslim shrine in Central Asia.
Next stop at the mausoleum of Asaph ibn Burhiya was built in the 18th century in the traditions of the Fergana architectural school. During its existence, the building was restored with the means of wealthy citizens of Osh and Andijan. Scientists do not believe that earlier on the territory of the mausoleum there was an cult structure, dating back to the 10th-12th centuries.
After Osh city tour, you will drive towards Uzgen region to visit mausoleum and local market.
Uzgen is one of the most ancient cities of Central Asia, numbering more than two millennia. Originated in the II-I centuries. BC. as the center of trade on the way from the Fergana Valley to Kashgar. ... There is a minaret with a height of 44 m, built in the early 12th century, when the city was the capital of the dynasty of the Karakhanids.
In the evening you will have the chance to participate in the Plov cooking master-class. Learn the traditions and specifics of Osh plov and enjoy the dinner.
Return and Overnight at local guest house.
In the morning after breakfast you will visit famous waterfall Abshir-Ata, and do hiking towards fall
Arrive. Abshir-Ata is primarily known for its 15-meter waterfall, which is remarkable because it flows from a small karst cave directly in the rock. This place is located 70 kilometers from the city of Osh.
Since ancient times, this waterfall was considered a sacred place, because of its unusual nature - on the territory of Kyrgyzstan there are practically no waterfalls flowing directly from the rocks.
Return to Osh, have dinner, overnight