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Colors of Kyrgyzstan 2023

  • Itinerary:
    Bishkek – Cholpon Ata – Karakol - Djety Oguz canyon – Skazka canyon – Bokonbaev village - Tash Rabat caravanserai – Son Kul lake - Bishkek
  • Duration:
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Price:
    US $850.00 pp
  • Tour program
    Itinerary of «Colors of Kyrgyzstan 2023»

    Day 1. (SATU) Airport – Bishkek city. (40 km / 40 min)

    Arrival to Bishkek city early in the morning.  Upon arrival at the International Airport Manas you will be met by our tourist guide at arrival gates. Transfer to the city will take 30-40 min. Accommodation at a hotel (early check-in is NOT included).
    Start city tour after late breakfast. Sightseeing tour includes the Monument of Kyrgyz National hero Manas, Changing of Guards of Honor, Kurmanjan Datka and Lenin statues, main Ala Too Square, governmental buildings, Oak park and Fine Art gallery under clear sky.
    A sightseeing tour of Bishkek comes to an end at Victory Square dedicated to the WWII.
    Welcoming dinner in a local restaurant.
    (Breakfast – hotel, dinner – restaurant)

    Day 2. (SUN) Bishkek city – Karakol town (400 km / 6-7 hours).

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Today we have interesting day as we leave the city and head to the countryside.
    At first we stop to learn more about the Great Silk Road and visit the Burana Tower Historical complex.
    Burana Tower (ancient minaret) is located in 12 km far from Tokmok town. The territory where the tower is located was called Balasagyn town. This town had the strategic meaning for the Great Silk Road. Here you will see a small museum with exhibits found at excavations, providing more details about this ancient settlement, and become familiar with collection of Balbals, turkic grave marks.
    Then, we continue our trip to the Issyk Kul Lake.
    Issyk Kul Lake has a tectonic origin. It is a second largest alpine lake in the world after Titicaca, which is located in South America. Its length reaches 182 km, and width is 58 km, maximum depth is up to 668 m. During the summer period temperature of its water reaches up to 20-23 C°.
    On the way you may admire beautiful landscape and change of scenery.
    Arrival at the Cholpon Ata town and visit local famous petroglyphs site.
    After excursion continue driving to Karkaol town.
    Short stop on the lake shore for swimming.
    Evening arrival to Karakol. Check-in to hotel.
    (Breakfast – hotel)

    Day 3. (MON) Karakol town – Djety Oguz canyon – Skazka canyon – Bokonbaev village (180 km / 3 hours).

    In the morning we start city tour in Karakol town.
    Visit Memorial Museum of N.M. Przhevalski a great Russian explorer and researcher of Asian continent, which 12 km far from Karakol.
    Later Dungan mosque a unique building in a style of the Chinese pagoda which is functioning mosque up to now.
    Also you will visit Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Church built of wood without a single nail used. In the miraculous iconostasis of the church there is the famous Tikhvinian icon of Divine Mother, painted in 1897.
    After city tour drive along the south shore of Issyk Kul lake.
    First stop at Djety Oguz canyon for a little hike.
    Djety Oguz from Kyrgyz language is translated as Seven Bulls. Unlike Fairy Tale Canyon this picturesque gorge differs in the mountains covered with Tien Shan fir tree. At the beginning of the gorge you will face a famous Broken Heart Rock. Walking up further to panorama you will see those famous Seven Bulls rocks. The tourist guide will tell you the legend about the origin of the gorge name. In the Soviet times, there was a sanatorium built in the gorge. Many people used to come here for treatment with the help of radon water. Cosmonauts used to come here for rehabilitation, even Yuri Gagarin.
    After Djety Oguz continue drive along the south shore of Issyk Kul Lake till we reach Kajy Sai district where stop for a walk at the Skazka canyon.
    Arrival to Bokonbaev village.  Visit of local woman cooperative of felt making production.
    Accommodation at the guest house.
    Dinner and overnight.
    (Breakfast – hotel, dinner – guest house)

    Day 4. (TUE) Bokonbaev village – Tash Rabat caravanserai (360 km / 5-6 hours).

    In the morning after breakfast head to meet Golden Eagle hunter to see demonstration of hunting and training of birds of prey. Then we start the way to Kara Koyun gorge – Tash Rabat Caravan Saray via Naryn town.
    Naryn is a town of long and narrow form, situated along the famous Naryn River also named Syr Darya, which is one of the biggest rivers in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia. Naryn is the only town in Kyrgyzstan, where 90 % of the population is Kyrgyz.
    Here we briefly visit the Central Blue Mosque and the Central Square.
    Later drive further south in a direction of China. Turn to Kara Koun canyon and reach yurt camp.  Accommodation.
    Tash Rabat caravanserai is situated at the elevation of 3200 m asl. not far from Chinese border (Torugart). Its origin is a complete mystery; however, there is a hypothesis that it was built in 10th century. Researchers consider it to be a Nestorian monastery, others suppose it to be a victualing-house for the trade caravans, and third ones insist on its defensive function. It is obviously clear that during the various epochs Tash Rabat caravanserai had different functions.
    Dinner and overnight at the yurt camp.
    (Breakfast – guest house, dinner – yurt camp)

    Day 5. (WEDN) Tash Rabat caravanserai – Son Kul lake. (260 km / 5 hours).

    In the morning we start as usual and head to Tash Rabat caravanserai for excursion (close to the camp).
    After interesting historical excursion we drive back to Naryn town and further to Son Kul lake via Moldo Ashuu pass.
    Lunch en route.
    In the afternoon reach Son Kul lake.
    Alpine Son Kul Lake is located on Tien Shan range at the elevation of 3016 m. The territory around Son Kul is a pasture for the cattle driven from Kochkor village, Naryn and Jumgal regions. During the summer Son Kul pasture is considered to be the best Kyrgyz jailoo. The road to the lake goes through the windy mountain passes and vanishes in the sky. As a result Son Kul Lake from Kyrgyz language translates as “Last Lake”.
    Accommodation in a local comfortable yurt camp.
    Here you can feel yourself as a real nomad and get acquainted with the culture of Kyrgyz people.
    Yurt – is a traditional dwelling of nomadic people of Central Asia. The foundation of yurt consists of wooden carcass and several felt layers. The construction of such dwelling doesn’t require a lot of time that makes it practical and useful for locals. The interior of a yurt is decorated with felt carpets and traditional embroidery.
    Dinner and overnight.
    (Breakfast – yurt camp, dinner – yurt camp)

    Day 6. (THUR) Son Kul lake – Bishkek city (360 km / 6-7 hours).

    After breakfast proceed to Bishkek city. Long drive via Kalmak Ashuu pass, Kochkor village, around Orto Tokoi reservoir, over Kuvaky pass and Boom canyon to Chui valley.
    Lunch en route.
    Upon arrival to Bishkek still have some time to deal with unfinished business, purchase souvenirs or gifts back to your relatives and friends.
    Overnight at the hotel.
    (Breakfast – yurt camp, dinner – restaurant).

    Day 7. (FRI) Bishkek city – airport. (35 km / 40-45 min)

    Early breakfast. Transfer to the airport for departure.
    (Breakfast – hotel)

  • Details
    Details of itinerary & map
  • Prices
    Tour cost in USD
    The tour price in 2023 p/p in USD:
    All  tours are operated in English - other language on request
    Tour cost per person in US dollars PER PERSON DOUBLE ROOM    SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
    Colors of Kyrgyzstan


    The single accommodation does not include individual accommodation in yurts and in local family houses.
    Extra payment per person for TWIN accommodation in yurt - 15 USD per night (if yurts are available)
    Extra payment per person for SGL accommodation in yurt - 25 USD per night (if yurts are available)
    Additional info
    Clothes and equipment: You can take all necessary things. Please take into consideration that in summer time the temperature in Bishkek city reaches up to 40 oC and in the mountains the temperature decreases to -5 oC. Be prepared for unexpected changes of the weather.

    • Rain-coat
    • Sweater/fleece
    • Wind-stopper
    • Enough t-shirts and other underwear (think of taking smth with long sleeves to avoid sunburns)
    • Hat (remember – the sun can be violent)
    • Sun-screen cream (30 or higher)
    • Insect repellent (skin + clothes)
    • Good trekking boots for easy hikes in the mountains.
    • Walking shoes (don’t need heavy ones) for the city walks
    • Personal first aid kit (most likely problems: blisters, sunburns, allergy, diarrhoea, sore muscles after hikes. Take painkillers, anti-histaminic, antibiotics of general action, and anything you need for your usual medical conditions).
    • Personal hygiene kit (disinfection gel is highly recommended) + some toilet paper.
    • A small towel
    • Swimming suit (for Issyk-Kul)
    • Sunglasses
    • Photo camera
    • Notepad and a pen to make notes as you travel
    • A smaller backpack, except for your normal suitcase.
    • Flash light (torch)
    • Walking poles if needed
    Money exchange - if you plan to exchange USD / Euro to KGS , we recommend to take the notes of 50, 100 USD without stamps, inscriptions and other type of damage, because damaged banknotes are not accepted by banks and exchange offices.

    Accommodation on DBL base in 3* hotels; 3-4 pax in local family houses; 4-5 pax in yurts - 6 nights in total
    English speaking guide
    Meals - as per program (B - 6, L - 0, D - 5)
    Entrance and ecological fee according to the program
    Transport depending on the group size
    Drinking water (1 liter per person a day)
    Visit felt producing factory in Bokonbaev village
    Eagle hunting demonstration near Bokonbaev village
    Single supplement
    Tips for driver and guide
    Personal expenses
    Alcohol and soft drinks
    International airfares
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