Tour’s name: In the footsteps of Great Silk Road
Duration: 8 days
Day 1: Bishkek
You will be met by our resident at Manas International Airport, then you will drive to capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek city. The way will take about 30 minutes. The full day I devoted to a city tour, where you will visit the amazing sites. You will explore: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. During the trip you will also visit famous Asian Bazaar! Oriental Bazaar is a great place to get acquainted with the local culture and traditions,and every tourist will learn how to bargain in the markets of Asia. Some people here buy gifts and inexpensive Souvenirs for their relatives and friends, while others look for and find here a unique flavor and a lot of impressions. You will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
Today you will start your trip at 8 a.m your guide will pick you up, and then you will start transferring to Issyk Kul Lake. It is one of the largest lakes that exist in the world. The natural attraction of Kyrgyzstan is called the pearl of Asia. The reservoir is located in the North-Eastern region of the Republic, surrounded by celestial mountain ranges. The lake is the second cleanest after Lake Baikal. The high salt content and mild climate do not allow the lake to freeze even at sub-zero temperatures. On the way to the lake you will make a break to explore Burana Tower archaeological and architectural monument located among the ruins of Buran settlement and an open air museum of Balbals. In Cholpon Ata town you will explore Rukh Ordo, the name "Rukh-Ordo" in Kyrgyz means "Spiritual center" It is named after the writer Chyngyz Aitmatov, a center that combines the history and spiritual heritage of various cultures and eras. You will also explore ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). This exhibition area is part of the Issyk-Kul Museum-reserve. On the territory of about 42 hectares there are thousands of stones with ancient rock paintings of hunting scenes, everyday life and wars, as well as animals. In course of the tour you will visit local ethnography museum. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 3: Issyk Kul lake – Kochkor – Son Kul
Your destination of the day will be the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan – Son Kul. Son Kul lake is located in the Tien Shan Mountains at an altitude of 3016 m above sea level in Kyrgyzstan and covers an area of 278 square meters. This is the largest natural freshwater reservoir in the Republic. It is clean, fresh, and the lake itself is located in the Naryn region. The color of the water surface of the lake changes several times a day, becoming a rich blue, then purple-blue, and then green. On the way you will have a stop in amazing Kochkor village. There you will observe the methods producing the felt carpet- pride of Kyrgyz people by local family. Your dinner and overnight will be in nomadic felt dwellings yurts near the lake.
Day 4: Son Kul – Kazarman
After breakfast you will start your adventure with driving to Kazarman village. Almost 90 percent of Kyrgyzstan's territory is covered by mountains. The amazing types of the region, where there are 3 peaks over 7000 meters, have earned this land the reputation of "the Country of celestial mountains". Kyrgyzstan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, a Paradise for lovers of fresh air and pure nature. During the tour you will drive along winding roads and observe the spectacular gorges. Don’t miss a chance to shoot fabulous photos. On the way you will meet local residents who are still live like nomads. You will have a night in a home stay. This is a very remote village.
Day 5: Osh – Uzgen – Djalal Abad – Arslanbob
Thiis day you will drive to Arslanbob walnut forest. You will drive about 6 hours to reach this region. During the tour you will drive along mountain road. En route you will explore Djalal Abad town and its famous Uzgen Tower. Djalal Abad is the third largest city in Kyrgyzstan. "Abad" is translated from Persian as "the place where people live", and "Jalal" as "glory, sanctity, greatness". Uzgen minaret was built in the middle of the 11th century, during the heyday of the Karakhanid era. The minarets were intended for the mullahs to call the faithful to perform religious rites with their strong and loud voice at the appropriate time. On the way you will observe divine mountains and enchanting panorama views. You will spend the night in the local home stay.
Day 6: Arslanbob
After a night in a home stay, you will have a hiking tour in Arslanbob walnut forests. Arslanbob tract is known for its centuries-old walnut forests. Walnut forests stretch for thousands and thousands of kilometers, charging every visitor to these wonderful places with a majestic, mysterious and free spirit. These forests silently live out their days, keeping the secrets of the past. Every year, up to 1,500 tons of nuts is harvested in the Arslanbob valley. People are very grateful to these gifts of nature and take all possible measures to preserve these natural complexes. On the way you will meet local inhabitants, and observe their way of life. This night will spend in a home stay.
Day 7: Arslanbob – Bishkek
Today you will transfer to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek city. You will drive through the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. In course of the tour you will be surprised by magnificent gorges, landscapes and spectacular scenery. You are going to drive today through Tue Ashuu pass this beautiful pass with a height of 3125 meters connects the North and South of the country. At the top you can see fascinating landscapes. And the main highlight of this pass is a winding serpentine that fascinates all who pass through it. During the traveling you will shoot a lot of mesmerizing photos to leave these moments forever in your heart. Fantastic roads, amazing views, nomads, high mountains; that is what you will see in your tour around Kyrgyz land. Night will be spent in the hotel.
Day 8: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax – 865 $
04 pax – 550 $
06 pax – 435 $
08 pax – 375 $
10 pax – 345 $
Single – 125 $
Half board – 105 $
Full board – 200 $
English speaking guide – 530 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) – 15 $ per person
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
Issyk Kul – “Karven” Resort
Son Kul – Yurts, “Nomad’s Dream” camp (4 pax in 1)
Kazarman – Homestay
Arslanbob – Homestay
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide