• One Week Head for Lake Issyk-Köl, where Karakol makes an ideal base for exploring the diversity of Kyrgyzstan's culture and heading out for a few days' skiing or hiking in the mountains (depending on the season).
  • Two Weeks Visit Issyk-Köl and Son-Köl, then head through the mountains via the Kazarman route or back to Bishkek on public transport. Either way, your destination is the Fergana Valley via Osh, stopping in pretty Arslanbob en route or continuing south all the way to the spectacular Alay mountains.
  • One Month With more time you can add a two-week pre-arranged horse trek, mountaineering or trekking expedition to the two-week itinerary, or plan trips to remote corners of the country like Köl-Suu lake or Inilchek glacier.