The land of mountains

Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • 3600m
  • Kyrgyzthan
  • Bishkek
  • Bishkek
  • Moderate
  • Nomads yurts, home stays, hotels

Tour program day by day

Day 1 | Airport – Bishkek

Arrival to Manas Airport in Bishkek where our team will pick up you and drive you to hotel situated in the capital.

After breakfast in hotel, we start our city tour in Bishkek. We will visit the heart of the city, Ala-Too Square where the State Historical Museum is located. After the tour in the museum, we can enjoy a walk in the Oak Park, one of the favorite places of local people. Bishkek is known as the greenest city in Central Asia thanks to its countless parks and alleys making the city a great place to live.

After lunch, we will have time to visit the local market Osh bazar. Here you can appreciate the creativity and talent of local artisans. Just as you step the market, you plunge into the real oriental atmosphere: an interminable stream of people, a big variety of goods and colors.

In the evening, we go to one of the best restaurants in Bishkek where you can taste delicious Kyrgyz national dishes.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2 | Bishkek – Toktogul

Breakfast in the hotel. Departure.

In the beginning of our trip, you have to overcome two mountain passes Too Ashuu and Alabel.

You cross the wonderful Suusamyr valley, a paradise for nomads and their cattle.  Despite the summer’s period, we guarantee that we get into a real winter here. Our way goes to Toktogul town, where we find the largest reservoir of Kyrgyzstan.

Lunch on the road in the café.

We can have a walk in the shore of artificial lake and enjoy the fascinating sceneries around us.

Overnight in the guesthouse.

Day 3 | Toktogul – Sary Chelek

Departure early in the morning and our goal is to get the unique Biosphere Reserve of Sary Chelek.

Lunch on the road or upon arrival to the guesthouse.

Sary Chelek Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes situated at 1800 meters above the sea level. It was created because of a strong earthquake. The valley has also another six small lakes and wide river network. The physical location of the Sary-Chelek reserve caused its mild climate: warm summers and winters with little snow. A significant part of the area is occupied by walnut, apple and pear wood.

As you arrive to Sary Chelek you can take a walk to the lake.

Overnight in the guesthouse.

Day 4 | Sary Chelek – Arslanbob

After breakfast, you will continue the trip towards Arslanbob, the biggest walnut-fruit forest in the world.
During the transfer, you can appreciate the breathtaking landscapes and take pictures. You ride.
along the largest and the most important river of Kyrgyzstan Naryn.
On the road, we will stop to have lunch.
In the evening we get the small village Arslanbob surrounded by walnut forest.

Overnight and dinner in the guesthouse.

Day 5 | Arslanbob

Breakfast in the guesthouse. Then you go to explore the majestic walnut forests of Arslanbob.

You take a walk to the first small waterfall of 25 meters. After, we go up to the panoramic point with a beautiful view where we can see the entire valley. Here you can take the beautiful photos.

Later we continue our walk towards the second waterfall. Our way passes through the walnut forests where we will have the picnic.

Day 6 | Arslanbob –  Jalal Abad – Kazarman

After breakfast, we keep our road to Kazarman village.

We will cross the part of Fergana valley with its endless fields. We stop in Jalal Abad to have lunch in the local restaurant.

In the evening, we get Kazarman. You will be positively surprised by the hospitality of the local population. It is generally known that the people in the south part of the country are very welcoming and friendly.

Overnight in the guesthouse.

Day 6 | Kazarman – Son Kul

The goal of the day is to reach Son Kul Lake, located at an altitude of 3 000 m. Therefore, we will pass through the beautiful places we can see yaks and other animals.

When we arrive in the yurts camp, you get to know the hospitality of the nomads, their lifestyle and their customs.

Overnight in the yurt camp.

Day 7 | Son Kul – Tash Rabat

The goal of the day is to reach the caravanserai Tash Rabat, so we should overcome a mountain pass called Moldo Ashuu.

Tash Rabat is a historical monument founded by monks in the 10th century. During the Silk Road history, Tash Rabat has lost its religious significance and the main function of the monastery was providing a stay for caravans and travelers.

Overnight in the yurt camp.

Day 8 | Tash Rabat – Kochkor

Breakfast in the yurt. Departure.

We continue our journey towards Kochkor village.

In Kochkor, the Kyrgyz women show you the producing of the felt, which is used in making the different handicrafts (option).

We will listen to the national music and folk instruments (option).

Overnight in the guesthouse.

Day 9 | Kochkor – Bokonbaevo – Skazka – Tamga

In the morning, we go towards the biggest lake of the country Issyk Kul, the pearl of Kyrgyzstan. We go by the south shore of the lake.

On the road, in Bokonbaevo we meet eagle hunter with his bird of prey (option).

Later, we visit Skazka canyons, which signify Fairytale. Here you can find objects of surprising shapes and sizes. A real skyscraper or an animal may appear in front of you.

In the evening, when we get Tamga you will try a real Russian bath “banya”.

Overnight in the guesthouse.

Day 10 | Tamga – Jety Oguz – Karakol

After breakfast, we go towards Jety Oguz valley. Its name means “Seven bulls”. The name is symbolic, because there are seven huge red-brown rocks resembling ranked furious bulls standing together.

Especially romantic look has the rock “Broken Heart” located at the entrance to the gorge.

When we get Karakol, we will visit its famous sights as Russian Orthodox cathedral and Dungan mosque.  At restaurant, you can taste the typical dish of this region ¨ashlan fu¨, Dungan traditional cuisine.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 11 | Cholpon-Ata – Burana – Bishkek

The road to Bishkek passes through the Boom gorge.

On the road, we visit Burana Tower located about 80 km from the capital. The tower with funerary monuments, earthworks, remains of the castle and three mausoleums – that’s all what last out of the ancient Balasagyn town that was founded by Karakhanids at the end of the ninth century.

After lunch, we will have time to visit the local market and buy some presents.

In the evening, we will have the farewell dinner at traditional Kyrgyz restaurant.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 12 | Bishkek – Airport

Transfer to airport. Departure.

Price From USD 690 USD $ 620/person

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