Son-Kul Lake Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Kyrgyzstan

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It is an amazing trip to one of the most beautiful mountainous lake - Son-Kul with stops at the Burana Tower (UNESCO Heritage), enjoy a comfortable ride through Boom Gorge, water reservoir Orto - Tokoy, Kochkor village, salt cave Chon-Tuz and admire the lush forest, pristine rivers and mountains scenery during this thrilling drive.  Experience the nomadic lifestyle, stay in the yurt at the meadows, ride a horse and drink famous local drink Kymys.
The first stop at the Burana Tower - today the tower is a heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan. You will have a tour to whole complex, an 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. You continue the trip through the Boom Gorge - a kind of a thread that connects the three regions - Chui, Issyk-Kul and Naryn. On the road you can enjoy beautiful views of high mountains - somewhere steep and rocky, as well as the rapid flow of the Chu River. The next stop will be in the water reservoir Orto - Tokoi. Located on the Chu River, 2 km west of the village of Orto-Tokoi, on the border of the Naryn and Issyk-Kul regions. You will stop for lunch in Kochkor village, you can also visit open bazaar there. You will have another stop in the mountains for spring water tasting. It is a beautiful area with its flora and fauna, and if you are lucky you can observe yuks there (wild cows).Arrival at the mountain lake Son-Kul. Enjoy he cleanest mountain air, clear water of the lake, a peaceful place surrounded by mountains and settled with yurt camps. The local inhabitants here are simple Kyrgyz shepherds, that keep all the spiritual valuesand human purity. Overnight stay at yurts.On the second day rest in Son - Kul, have a ride on the horse, taking a walk around the lake. Lunch will be served at one of the local yurts, where you can enjoy Kyrgyz national food.After lunch you will return back to Bishkek. The road leads through very picturesque places. On the way you will visit the salt cave Chon - Tuz, the medicinal properties of which have healing effects. On the way, you'll stop in Boom Gorge for biological break and if you want you can buy some food. In the late evening you will arrive to the city of Bishkek.

What’s included

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as per itinerary (breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)
  • Bottled water
  • Guide
  • Transport

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)