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$1590 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overland expedition around Kyrgyzstan

ItineraryDay 1: Day at Bishkek cityStop At: Bishkek-City, BishkekUpon arrival at Manas International Airport in Bishkek you will be met by us in the terminal and transferred to our comfortable, 3-star hotel in the city. As everybody will be arriving at different times, today is a day of leisure. You can choose to relax in the hotel, check out one of the many lovely cafes Bishkek has to offer or go on a self-guided walking tour. There will be our first group meeting at 6pm, followed by a delicious dinner in one of our favourite restaurants in the city.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at 3-4 star hotelDay 2: Bishkek- Kalmak AshuuStop At: Chon-Kemin National Park, Kemin, Chuy ProvinceWe’ll have breakfast at our hotel before leaving early in the morning for Chong Kemin, a beautiful village located in a valley. Along the way we’ll stop off at the 9th century minaret, the Burana Tower, and then continue to our guesthouse for a nice lunch. In the afternoon we will go for a mountain hike to get some beautiful views of the region. Dinner will be in the guesthouse.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Authentic type Guest HouseDay 3: Chong Kemin to Song KulStop At: Song Kol Lake, Naryn, Naryn ProvinceAfter breakfast in our guesthouse we will start driving towards the large town of Kochkor. Here we will have lunch with a local family known for their amazing handicrafts. After the meal we will be treated to a workshop on how to make the felt handicrafts that Kyrgyzstan is famous for. You will have the opportunity to purchase some handmade souvenirs before we continue the drive towards Song Kul, one of the jewels of the country.This alpine lake sits above 3000m and is surrounded by nomadic shepherds, looking after yaks, donkeys, goats and horses. We will be staying in a luxury yurt camp, the best one on the lake, and isolated from the other main yurt accommodations. Once we check in to our yurts we will head out for a short walk and enjoy a sunset photoshoot. Dinner will be prepared by the family in the yurt camp.Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Yurt campDay 4: Day at Song KulStop At: Song Kol Lake, Naryn, Naryn ProvinceWe’ll wake early to catch what will hopefully be a gorgeous sunrise, and then have breakfast in the dining yurt. In the morning the whole group will take part in a half-day horse trek to visit some ancient petroglyphs and take in a spectacular panoramic view of the landscape. Lunch will be back at the yurt camp. In the afternoon the family will put on a boorsok show, teaching us how to make this famous, doughy snack that is a staple all around the country, and then there will be free time to relax before dinner. If the skies are clear we’ll do an astrophotography workshop to learn how to capture images of the Milky Way.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Yurt CampDay 5: Song Kul-BokonbaevStop At: Issyk-Kul Lake, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceIn the morning we’ll have breakfast with our family at Song Kul before saying goodbye and driving down to Kyrgyzstan’s other legendary lake – Issyk Kul. Here we’ll stay in another high-end yurt camp near the shores of the lake. We’ll have lunch at the accommodation and then head off to what promises to be one of the highlights of the trip – an eagle hunting demonstration, hosted by a world champion! We’ll be given a close-up experience of how man and eagle have worked together for centuries in Central Asia, and you will have the opportunity to pose for photos holding the eagle yourself. There will also be a number of other traditional sporting demonstrations. In the evening will have dinner and a traditional folklore show.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Yurt campDay 6: Day at Issyk-Kul lakeStop At: Ethno-Cultural Tourist Destination South Shore of Issyk-Kul, Bokonbayevo, Issyk Kul ProvinceWe’ll have breakfast in the yurt camp and then set off for a half-day horse trek into the mountains. The views will be amazing, and after you’ve worked up an appetite we’ll return to camp for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon we’ll visit a nearby village that is famous for building yurts, the awesome domes we’ve been staying in for the last few nights. Here we’ll take part in a yurt-building demonstration from the world record holders for the fastest time to erect a yurt. We won’t be in a rush though – instead this will be a hands-on experience so you can learn how to build your own yurt! Afterwards we’ll head back to the yurt camp for dinner and another special show.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Yurt CampDay 7: Drive to Karakol cityStop At: Karakol Tourist Information Center, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceWe’ll hit the road on an early start and start off the day’s adventures with a visit to Skazka Canyon, also known as Fairytale Canyon. This spectacular sandstone formation is like one giant playground for adults, and we’ll spend around an hour to climb all over the gorgeous canyon and take pictures of the rainbow-like formations. Afterwards we’ll continue on our way towards Jeti Oguz to get a gorgeous view of the Seven Bulls rock formation. In the late afternoon we’ll arrive in the cool town of Karakol, and check in to our awesome 3 star hotel. Dinner will be in an excellent local restaurant.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 3-4 star hotelDay 8: Day at Karakol cityStop At: Karakol Historical Museum, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceAfter breakfast we will go on a walking tour of Karakol city with a local guide and visit the famous Dungan mosque, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and other highlights of the city.. For lunch we will be experiencing a traditional cooking class with a Dungan family. The Dungans are a Chinese-Muslim ethnic minority group that fled persecution in their homeland and settled in the valleys around Karakol. After learning about their history and visiting one of their mosques you will be taught how to make ashlanfu, one of their most famous dishes. Then enjoy one of the most amazing feasts you can imagine.The afternoon is free, then we will head off on a sunset kayaking mission on Issyk Kul. This is a brand new activity, and having the opportunity to go for a paddle around the stunning lake is definitely not to be missed. We’ll finish with dinner in a great local restaurant.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 3-4 star hotelDay 9: Karakol - JyrgalanStop At: Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceToday we’re going to wake up before sunrise and head to the famous livestock bazaar in Karakol. Here hundreds of local farmers and herders get together every Sunday during the summer to buy and sell horses, goats, sheep and cows. It’s a manic, dusty, loud place, but is very interesting. We plan to go early as most of the trading actually starts around 3am, so this way we’ll beat the tourists and see it while it is still busy.Afterwards we’ll head back to the hotel for breakfast and to shower before driving out to Jyrgalan, our favourite place in all of Kyrgyzstan! This mountain village proved to be everyone’s favourite as well on our last two tours, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with it. We have a couple of days jam packed with adventure for you, and we’ll start with a hike in the afternoon before enjoying a traditional Finnish sauna and dinner with the local family.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Guest HouseDay 10: Day at JyrgalanStop At: Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceAs tempting as it is to simply relax around the village of Jyrgalan, the real beauty is out in the mountains, and that’s exactly where we’re headed today. We’re going to go on a full-day horse trek to a beautiful alpine lake. Lunchboxes will be provided, and we’ll return again to the guesthouse for dinner. For those that don’t want to horse trek for an entire day, there are plenty of other options to do around the village or the mountains. Options will be discussed.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Guest HouseDay 11: Day at JyrgalanStop At: Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceToday we have another full-day guided hike planned, this time to a nearby mountain ridge that offers gorgeous views over the border into Kazakhstan. It’s of moderate difficulty, so decent fitness is required. Lunchboxes will be provided along the way. We’ll have dinner back at the guesthouse.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Guest HouseDay 12: Jyrgalan - Cholpon AtaStop At: Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum, Cholpon Ata, Issyk Kul ProvinceToday we say our reluctant goodbyes to Jyrgalan and drive towards Cholpon Ata, one of the biggest towns on Issyk Kul’s north shore. For lunch we will visit a golden trout mountain farm and try our hand at a bit of fishing. For lunch we’ll have a delicious fresh fish spread, and then continue to the ancient petroglyphs spread out over hundreds of boulders in an open sky museum, and check out the new Rukh Ordo Cultural Centre. We’ll be staying in a lovely guesthouse in town, and have dinner at a nice restaurant in Cholpon AtaDuration: 24 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 4 star hotelDay 13: Cholpon Ata - BishkekStop At: Bishkek-City, BishkekIt’s a short 3-hour drive to Bishkek, so we will have a leisurely breakfast and then get on the road. When we arrive back in the city we’ll check in to our hotel, and the afternoon is free to relax, pack your bags or get in a last bit of souvenir shopping. Lunch is included today, and we’ll have a final group dinner in the evening.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 14: Depart from BishkekStop At: Bishkek-City, BishkekThe final goodbyes will be sad, but it’s onto the next adventure! We’ll transfer you to the Manas International Airport in time to catch your departing flights.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$600 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Days tour to Shaar Waterfall, Tashrabat and Song Kul with Horseriding

Day 1 - Day at Bishkek and Ala-ArchaArrival to Bishkek Manas airport 4* Hotel check inAfter short rest we will visit very beatiful gorge near with Bishkek city, called Ala-Archa. We will have a short hike there.We return to the city for lunch at local cafe with national specials. After lucnh we are going to explore the city. Meet our guide and get familiar with Bishkek during 2 hours city walking tourDinnerReturn to hotelDay 2 - Song Kul LakeToday we have a lot of driving toward Song Kul lake, but with some stops at great places.Our first stop at Burana Tower on the way.Our second stop is lunch at local craftsmen family.You will try local dishes, which people usually serve for their families on daily basis. And in addition will see former USSR house in the village from inside. And can see how local souvenirs and felt are produced. Arrival to Song KulFree timeDinnerSunset photoshootAccommodation - yurtDay 3 Horse riding and At BashiBreakfastRight after bmeal we will start a guided horse riding tour to the mountains surrounding Song Kul lake to enjoy the panorama of the lake. This trek will lasts around 2 hours. After we return back to yurtcamp for lunchLunchAfter luch we leave Song Kul and Drive to At Bashi villageArrival to the yrt campDinnerDay 4 Horse riding trek to Shaar WaterfallBreakfastAfter breakfast we are going to ride on horses to the most beautifull and tallest waterfall in Central Asia. This trek will take a 3-5 hours one way. Having free time and making pictures. And having LunchWay back to yurt campDinnerAccommodation - Yurt stayDay5 Visiting of TashrabatAfter breakfast we depart from yurt camp to very aincient and mysterious place called Tashrabat.Having some free time and go inside the Caravasaray buildingAfter,  drive to Naryn city for lunchDrive back to Bishkek city4 * hotel check in in Bishkek city. 

$2500 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Pamir and Tien Shan tour in Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan

ItineraryDay 1: International Airport - BishkekStop At: Bishkek-City, BishkekWe will start our excursion from Frunze Statue and visit train station. As well as in our program one of main sightseeings as Ala-Too square, Panfilov Park and Victory square. Our last destination in Bishkek will be Osh bazar, where we buy products and drive to village to cook Kyrgyz meal in local house with local family Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Bridges 4* hotel or similarDay 2: Bishkek- Cholpon - AtaStop At: Issyk-Kul Lake, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceToday you will visit one of famous sightseeing in Kyrgyzstan “Burana Tower”. Your morning will start from transfer to Burana Tower. After visiting Burana Tower we are going to Cholpon - Ata.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Raduga 3* hotel or similarDay 3: Cholpon - Ata - Karakol Stop At: Karakol Cattle Market, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceOur day will start from transfer to Karakol. En route we will stop to visit house of woman that make kyrgyz traditional carpet from felt for long period of time. She will share knowledge of making felt carpet and show master class to us.Today we also we are going to visit Rukh -Ordo. One of best open-air cultural centre in Kyrgyzstan. Continue to drive to Karakol and visit Hippodrom en route. By arrival to Karakol take a rest and have a dinner in one of the most popular restaurant "Dastorkon", where you have a chance try ice-cream from mare's fermented milk. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Green Yard 3* or similarDay 4: Karakol-Bokonbaevo (Full day of fascinating nature) Stop At: Issyk-Kul Lake, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceToday we are going to Bokonbaevo. En route we will visit Barskoon gorge and have a lovely picnic. After some time we are going to go to Bokonbaevo and have a chance to speak with eagle owner and take a photo with eagle. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Local houseDay 5: Bokonbaevo- Kochkor Stop At: Eki-Naryn Valley, Naryn, Naryn ProvinceToday we are going to Kochkor. After arrival to Kochkor tour around Kochkor. Walking tour in Kochkor. Overnight in local houseDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Local HouseDay 6: Kochkor - Suusamur valleyStop At: Suusamyr Valley, Suusamyr, Chuy ProvinceAfter breakfast drive to Suusamyr. Try kymyz(mare’s fermented milk). Walking in Suusamur valley. Seeing real life of nomad people.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Guest HouseDay 7: Suusamur - Kok BelStop At: Toktogul Lake, Toktogul, Jalal-Abad ProvinceAfter breakfast drive to Kok- Bel guest house that is situated near Toltogul reservoir that is one of the biggest reservoir in Kyrgyzstan. Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Kok - Bel - OshStop At: Jayma Bazaar Osh, OshDrive to Osh. En route visit Uzgen minaret. By arrival visit Sulaiman - Too (sacred place that is situated on mountains)Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Sun Rise or similarDay 9: Osh - Kyzyl Art pass - KarakulPass By: Jayma Bazaar Osh, OshDrive to Kyzyl -Art Pass. Kyzyl-Art pass – MurgabMeeting at the Kyrgyz-Tajik border. After border crossing drive to Murgab through AkBaital pass (the highest pass in our tour with the altitude of 4655 meters). Murgab is the capital of Murghob District in the Pamir Mountains. The modern town was constructed during the Soviet period as a rest stop along the Pamir Highway. Murghab is expected to become a major center for trade between Xinjiang and central Asia.There is a Yak house in Murgab handycraft center, which you will be able to visit. Due to its altitude, the sunrise in Murgab is especially beautiful. You can make incredibly beautiful shots.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Murgab hotel “Ibragim”Day 10: Murgab – LangarPass By: Bishkek-City, BishkekIn the morning, leave Murgab. The beautiful scenery attracts tourists to this area. Later you will join the Pamir High Way(PHW), Langar is the final destination of today’s drive. The road will take you via Alichur valley and Khargush Pass (4344 m) , where you can stop and do some photo shots of spectacular view. As you enter the Wakhan, there are amazing views of the Pamirs to the left and the Hindu Kush to the right. Straight ahead, there is a peak of Karl Marx (6,723 m). Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Langar Guest House “Edgor”Day 11: Langar – KhorogPass By: Khorog City Park, Khorog, Karotegin ProvinceIn the morning, leave Langar and drive to Khorog, the capital of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO). In Khorog visit to Local Bazaar, Khorog Regional History Museum, city park and handicraft souvenir center. After lunch drive to the Pamir Botanical Garden, second highest park in the world, based just 4 km away and over from Khorog. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: “Lal inn"Day 12: Khorog – Kalai-khumbPass By: Pamir Stadium, DushanbeIn the morning, you will start driving to Kalai-Khumb, along the Panj River. You will be able to enjoy the spectacular view of mountains; on the other side of the river, you will have a chance to see the lifestyle of Afghans. From Khorog, the road joins the river Panj, which forms Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan. This is a fascinating drive. On the Tajik side of the river, the road is asphalted and buildings have electricity and are constructed using metal and glass. On the Afghan side – only about 100 m distant – the road is a donkey track and buildings are built of mud and wood. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Kalai-Khumb hotel “Pamir Express"Day 13: Kalai-khumb- Kulob - Kurgan-Tyube-Ajina-TepaPass By: Pamir Stadium, DushanbeDrive from Kalai-Khumb to Kulob. Throughout its history, Kulob was known by the name Khatlān or Khatlon in modern Tajik, with its modern name only about 250 years old. Part of the Khanate of Bukhara since the 16th century (the Emirate of Bukhara since the 18th century), the city changed its name from Khatlon to Kulob in 1750. Following the Russian conquest of Central Asia and the creation of the Tajik Soviet Socialist republic within the USSR in 1929, Kulob became one of the largest cities in the republic. Continue drive to Ajina-Tepa, which is situated at a distance of 12 km east from the city of Kurgan-Tyube. Ajina-Tepa is the ancient Buddhist monastery, where the largest Buddha in Nirvana was found. It came out as a surprise when archeological excavations, which started in 1961, resulted in 500,000 artifacts: sculptures, reliefs, wall painting fragments of a uniform complex of dwelling and cult rooms belonging to the 7th-8th century Buddhist monastery. However, the most sensational finding in Ajina-Tepa became a huge clay statue of the Buddha in Nirvana found in 1966 in one of the monastery corridors. Today the sculpture of Budda is exhibited at the National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan in Dushanbe. That is the biggest sculpture of the Buddha found on the territory of modern Central Asia. The site is being considered to be put on the World Heritage list of sites that have "outstanding universal value" to the world.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Kurgan Tyube hotel “Ramz"Day 14: Kurgan-Tyube-Ajina-Tepa – Hissar – DushanbePass By: Children's City Park Dushanbe, Dushanbe Breakfast in the hotel.Drive from Kurgan Tyube to Hissar Fortress - the remains of the Bukhara Emirate Beck’s palace. Its thick walls once guarded a pool, garden, and palace, while the fortress itself opposed a noisy market and caravanserai. What remains today is a peace of wall and gate towers which represent the 18th and 19th century style. The place is famous for its center of commerce during the Silk Road. You will also be able to visit the Old Medressa (Madrasai Kuhna) of 16-17th century with a museum inside, the new Medressa of 17-18 cenery. Continue to Dushanbe Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: hotel “Meridian 3* Vatan 4* or Atlas 4*"Day 15: Dushanbe Pass By: Children's City Park Dushanbe, DushanbeAfter Breakfast City tour in Dushanbe Visit the Tajik National Museum of Antiquities with Tajik pride – the biggest Buddha in Nirvana. Continue to explore the sightseeing of Dushanbe. Tajik flagpole-the World tallest flagpole. The 165-meter flagpole entered the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the world’s tallest in August 2011, in time for the country’s 20th anniversary of independence. Having visited the flagpole, continue our excursion to the main square of Dushanbe. The Monument of Ismoili Somoni-the ancestor of Tajik Nation located on the main square. A 40-metre high monument built to the memory of Ismaili Saman-Khuda, founder of the Samanid dynasty in the X century. The base contains a permanent exhibition on the Samanids and is paved in granite slabs. The upper part of the statue is coated with gold. Than visit Mehrgon bazaar – one of the biggest bazaar of Dushanbe.The market reflects Dushanbe's historical ties to local trade bazaar. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: “Meridian 3* Vatan 4* or Atlas 4*"Day 16: Dushanbe – Iskanderkul Pass By: Children's City Park Dushanbe, DushanbeAfter breakfast we will drive from Dushanbe to Iskanderkul over Anzob pass (2900m) and Anzob tunnel, Varzob gorge. Arrive to Iskanderkul, enjoy the view of the purl of Fan Mountains – Iskanderkul Lake (Alexander Lake) (2195m). Excursion and hike to the waterfall (45 m) and Snake Lake. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Iskanderkul “Cottage"Day 17: Iskanderkul – Penjikent Pass By: Children's City Park Dushanbe, DushanbeAfter breakfast we will drive from Iskanderkul to Penjikent Arrive to Penjikent City tour in Penjikent-a city in the Sugd province of Tajikistan on Zeravshan River, with a population of 33,000 (2000 census). It was once an ancient town in Sogdiana. The ruins of the old town are on the outskirts of the modern city. The Sarazm Important Bird Area (UNESCO World Heritage) lies downstream of the city on the tugay-vegetated floodplain of the river. The archaeological site of the ruins of old Penjikent - a walled inter-city which stood 2500-years ago - was once a Sogdian trading city on the Silk Road. Today, only ruins are left owing to the fact that the main construction material was clay-bricks. Overnight in Penjikent “Sugd 3*"Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Penjikent “Sugd 3*"Day 18: Penjikent – Dushanbe Pass By: Children's City Park Dushanbe, DushanbeAfter breakfast we will drive from Penjikent to Dushanbe over Anzob pass (2900m) and Anzob tunnel, Varzob gorge. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: “Meridian 3* Vatan 4* or Atlas 4*"Day 19: DushanbePass By: Children's City Park Dushanbe, DushanbeTransfer to the internationl airport in Dushanbe, departureMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: NO

$460 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tour to Song Kol Lake

ItineraryDay 1: Song Kol LakeStop At: Burana Tower, Tokmok, Chuy ProvinceThe tour starts early in the morning. Our guide will meet you from earlier agreed spot. Your first stop at the Burana Tower - today it is the heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan as one of the Great Silk Road sight. Burana itself is a tower-minaret, was built in the 10th-12th centuries under the Karakhanids. You will have an unforgettable excursion in the entire complex territory, visiting the museum and a panoramic view from the Tower itself. Concerning the tower, you will also learn some legends regarding the meaning of the symbols on the walls and stone monuments around the area. In addition to the tower, you will also be able to see the balbals (stone gravers) that are located around and were created by the ancient Turkic tribes. This whole trip around the territory will help you to move into the atmosphere of the 12th century and see firsthand the most ancient artefacts.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir, Kochkor, Naryn ProvinceAfter you will continue trip through the Boom Gorge it is 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.You will stop for lunch in of the local cafes. The next stop will be at the water reservoir Orto-Tokoy. Which is a perfect photo stop for watching and picturing amazing views. Then you will continue towards Song-Kul with the stop in Kochkor village, where you can also visit openbazaar there to shop for some snacks and drinks, as in the mountain you will be limited with the choice. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Son Kul Lake, Naryn ProvinceAlso 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 will be lucky you can observe yuks there (wild cows).The destination of the first day of the tour will be the mountain lake Song-Kul. The lake lies on an alpine mountain plain surrounded by meadows (jailoo) at an altitude of 2016 m above the sea level. It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan after Issyk-Kul lake. Since the ancient times till nowadays the area around the lake services for the local people as summer pasture (jailoo), where shepherds spend time during the summer. During the winter time the lake is difficult to access and there is almost nobody in the area. Pristine water, fresh air, nomadic lifestyle experience, amazing views, disconnection from the civilisation, opportunity to communicate with local people and horse riding is just amazing experiences worth of taking the tour to Song-Kul. You will be also able to try the life-giving drink from mare's milk "Kymyz" made by the local people. Because of the fantastically untouched nature, the purest air, aromatic and fragrant herbs, crystal clear glacial waters, Kymyz turns out to be the best, with a whole bouquet of aromas. Sometimes local people just come here for Kymyz treatment, as it is a good way of cleansing. The temperature in the nights can goes minus even during the summer, so we recommend you to have work clothes even though the your will be heated.Overnight stay in the Yurt Camp. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Yurt campDay 2: BishkekStop At: Chon-TuzBreakfast in the morning. On the second day you will have the chance of walking along the shore of the Song-Kul, some of you can be so brave even to swim, others can enjoy horse riding or watching and talking with local people and children, while they are playing different games. Lunch will be served at one of the local yurts, where you can enjoy Kyrgyz national food. After lunch, you will return to Bishkek. The road leads through very picturesque places. On the way, you will visit the salt cave Chong-Tuz. Salt cave is located in a mountain, the total length of natural and artificial walks is 2.5 kilometers. In a cave, you can find a lake of 80 meters in depth and find the walls with the salt icicles. This place is used to be resort for respiratory and allergic illness treatment. Today it is one of the touristic attraction that worth to visit during the trip. On the way back to Bishkek, the driver will stop in Boom Gorge for a biological break and if you want you can buy some food. In the late evening, you will arrive at the city of Bishkek.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$200 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Fishing in river Kokomeren tour

The first stopping place will be the Too-Ashuu Pass, where you can take photos on the beautiful view of the pass, admire the panoramic view. You will pass the longest tunnel in the country before, and on the road you can stop to try Kyrgyz snack “Kurut”-  small dried salty yogurt balls. Literally every moment of the trip will be accompanied with a view of beautiful mountain slopes, forests and a big river. Going down with the bank of the river you will see the confluence of Karakol and Suusamyr rivers. Then you will stop in the village of Kojomkul, there you will have an excursion to the Kojomkul Museum - the museum is named after the legendary Kyrgyz strongman-hero, who lived in the late XIX - early XX century. You will have lunch in the mountain village Kyzyl-Oi - in the valley of Kokomeren river. The red clay covering the mountains from the foots to the peaks gives wonderful color to whole place. Around the village of Kyzyl-Oi there are many untouched places with unique flora and fauna and wonderful ecology that will allow the traveler to have a good rest away from civilization and to comprehend unity with nature.After lunch the rest of the day will be dedicated to Fishing in Kokomeren River.  It is exciting experience and entertainment - fishing. It can be very thoughtful and peaceful, at the same time very active, bringing you unforgettable feelings of catching the fish by your own. Dinner, rest and overnight in the village.   The second day of the tour begins in the morning after breakfast. You will drive back along the road through the village of Kochkor on the way back to Bishkek. Lunch in the Kochkor village. You can do souvenir shopping at the local bazaar. The next stop will be in the water reservoir Orto - Tokoi. The picturesque views of the Orto-Tokoi will help you to leave memorable photos. You will return back to Bishkek through the Boom Gorge. The Boom gorge is a kind of thread that connects the three regions - Chui, Issyk-Kul and Naryn. You will visit Ak-Tyuz Gorge. Translated from Kyrgyz language  “Ak-Tyuz ” means "white valley". Here the clay has a whitish color, because it contains a large amount of salt. You can see the unique sight of the Ak-Tyuz valley - the fountain, striking to a height of 15 meters. It's worth to see how water rises even above the tops of conifers. It also beautiful place for a short hike and horse riding (if available). Return to Bishkek in the evening.

$910 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Short Tour around Issyk - Kul lake

ItineraryDay 1: KarakolStop At: Burana Tower, Tokmok, Chuy ProvinceOur guide will meet you at the airport or pick you up from the hotel. You will start you tour directly from it. Your first stop will be the Burana Tower - the ancient silk road minaret, which is a heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan nowadays. You will have the chance to climb the 25 meters Tower, to see the surrounding area from the Top. Silk Road Caravans used to stop here to rest as the center of the Balasagun city, which was established by the Karakhanids at the end of the 9th century. The whole complex consist of the mausoleums, castle foundation and grave markers (balbals, located around and were created by the ancient Turkic tribes). The small museum as part of the complex contains historical information and artifacts found at the site and in the surrounding region. Visiting this historical site will help you to move into the atmosphere of the 12th century and see firsthand the most ancient artifacts.Lunch you will have in the cafe on the road.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Boom Gorge, BishkekAfter you will continue the trip through the Boom Gorge, which is a kind of a thread that connects three regions - Chui, Issyk-Kul and Naryn. On the way you can enjoy watching beautiful views of high mountains - somewhere steep and rocky, as well as the rapid flow of the Chu River.Stop At: Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, Cholpon Ata, Issyk Kul ProvinceArrival to the Ruh Ordo. You will visit the famous cultural center of Rukh Ordo named after the famous writer of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aitmatov. The center brings together the history and spiritual heritage of different cultures and nationalities of the world. The ideological concept of the cultural center is striking in its depth: the complex of five white chapels, located exactly the same distance from each other. The only external difference between the chapels - the symbols of different world religions. "Rukh Ordo" is famous not only for its unusual architectural monuments but also because of the most beautiful pier on the lake.After excursion departure towards Karakol city. You will have dinner and overnight at the guest house or hotelDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Guesthouse in KarakolDay 2: Karakol cityStop At: Karakol Historical Museum, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceAfter breakfast and check-out, you will have the chance to explore Karakol city. It will be city tour with visits to the Dungan mosque, the Holy Trinity Orthodox church, the memorial complex of the museum with the tomb of the Russian explorer of Central Asia N.M. Przhevalsky. You will have time for lunch. As a recommendation you can taste the famous local dish - Ashlan-fu.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks), Issyk Kul ProvinceAfter that you will be driven to the Jeti-Oguz mountains. The name "Jeti-Oguz" (translated as "seven bulls") came from a chain of weathered red rocks, similar to bulls lying on the ground, and became a visiting card of the gorge. You will also see there the rock named “Broken Heart”. There are a lot of legend and historical facts about Jeti-Oguz Gorge, worth of listening and seeing. You will have some time to enjoy the beauty of the natural side. Then you will continue to drive towards Bokonbaevo village. Check-in in the guest house or yurt camp (depends on the season and your choice). You will have national food for dinner.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Yurt camp in Bokonbaevo village Day 3: BokonbaevoStop At: Canyon Skazka, Tosor, Issyk Kul ProvinceAfter breakfast, you will go to the Canyon Skazka (Fairytale). A canyon is an amazing place where sandy red formations take various fabulous forms.Soft rocks of different shades are very flexible to the action of external forces. After the next rain, the relief of the Fairytale can really change noticeably. And shades of colors on the slopes of the canyon can change dramatically and with strong gusts of wind. Moreover, staying in the Fairytale with complete calm and clear skies from morning till night, the observer every hour will discover new details of the landscape. They will be differently illuminated by the movement of the sun in the sky and the movement of shadows on the ground. Walking along this gorge during the rest on Issyk-Kul brings not only aesthetic pleasure but also unity with nature. With care, you take every step so as not to disrupt the creation of the Creator. These blocks impress with their uniqueness and grandeur.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: BokonbaiNext stop is “Manjyly-Ata” - holy place. "Manjyly-Ata" is a valley, with the labyrinth of shallow gorges between clay hilly steppes and healing springs.You will have lunch at the same guest house. After the lunch you will have the chance to meet experienced Berkutchi - eagle hunter, who will share the story of hunting with golden eagles, their habits and features. In the afternoon, you will return to Bishkek. We can organize drop you off to the hotel for rest before flight and then transfer to the airport or drop you direct to the airport depends on your flight.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel 3* in BishkekDay 4: Transfer to the airportStop At: Manas International AirportTransfer for departureDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.