UNDER THE ROOF OF THE KYRGYZ MOUNTAINS 12 DAYS

Kyrgyzstan is one of the most mountainous areas in the world, an interesting destination with a huge variety of beautiful landscapes. Experience a journey into the land of celestial mountains, crystal-clear rivers and lakes. We start our journey from the capital city and continue to the villages between mountains.  

 

Our drive along the Bishkek-Osh highway display the beautiful landscape of Tien-Shan Mountains. The picturesque Chychkan Gorge covered by lush vegetation; the Fir, Tien Shan Spruce Trees, juniper, wild barberry bushes and blackberries. Furthermore is Arslanbob, the vast areas of wild walnut largest forest in the world, covering an area of over 60 000 hectares. After we will visit a unique architectural monument of the early Middle Ages “Tash-Rabat” caravanserai, one of the main archeological sights of Kyrgyzstan, which became a symbol of the mountain architecture.

We will complete our journey in "the Pearl of Tien Shan" Lake Issyk-Kul. It is a unique place, which is located near the fascinating mountain peaks and glaciers, among which there are many of the highest peaks reaching the sky.

 

Useful Information

• Season: May-September

• Duration: 11 nights/12 days

• Type of tour: special tour

• Altitude: up to 3000m

• Flight: TK

• Accommodation: hotel/LH

• Visa: United Kingdom & EU

  citizens don’t need visa.

• For more information go to

   www.mfa.gov.kg

• Currency: Som (KGS)

 

Day 1 ARRIVAL DAY-BISHKEK

Arrival at Bishkek airport. After formalities drive to Bishkek. Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 2 BISHKEK

After breakfast sightseeing of Bishkek. Visit History Museum, Ala-Too square, Panfilov Park, open air Gallery, Osh Bazaar. Lunch at local restaurant. PM. Drive to Ala-Archa Nature Park for excursion. The total area of the Park is 19, 5 thousand sq. km., and its altitude ranges from about 1.500 meters at the entrance to a high of 4.895 meters. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 3 BISHKEK-BURANA-ROT FRONT-BISHKEK

Morning drive to Tokmok town. Visit Balasagun ruins from the Kara-Khanate time (11. /12. c) with minaret Burana Tower, Citadel, Balbal-stone figures. After excursion drive to the Rot Front village. Lunch at local café. Dinner at local restaurant in Bishkek. Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 4 BISHKEK-CHYCHKAN (265 KM, 4-5 HRS)

After breakfast drive to Chichkan gorge via Too-Ashuu Pass (3586 m) and Ala-Bel pass (3184 m). En route stop for picnic. You will enjoy beautiful view of jailoos and Tian-Shan mountains. Dinner and overnight in Chichkan.

Day 5 CHYCHKAN-ARSLANBOB (340 KM, 5-6 HRS)

After breakfast, drive to Arslanbob. Arslanbob is a large, sacred and revered wild walnut forest located in the Jalalabat Province of Kyrgyzstan, close to the small town of Bazar Korgon. Lunch. Excursion to small waterfall and panorama place in Arslanbob area. Dinner and overnight in local houses.

 

Day 6 ARSLANBOB

Full day in Arslanbob. Meals and overnight in local houses.

Day 7 ARSLANBOB-KAZARMAN (270 KM, 6-7 HRS)

After breakfast, drive to Kazarman via Jalalabat. Dinner and overnight in local houses.

Day 8 KAZARMAN-NARYN (220 KM, 3-4 HRS)

After breakfast, drive to Naryn town. Meals and overnight in guesthouse.

 

Day 9 NARYN-TASH-RABAT-KOCHKOR (340 KM, 5-6 HRS)

Morning drive to Tash-Rabat for excursion. It is famous caravanserai of the XV century, (the medieval inn of the merchants and travelers on the Great Silk Road). After excursion drive to Kochkor village. Dinner at local houses.

Day 10 KOCHKOR-KARAKOL (260 KM, 4-5 HRS)

After breakfast, drive to Karakol along the southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake. Issyk-Kul Lake is the second largest high altitude lakes in the world. (6,236 sq. km) and has a maximum depth of 668 m and altitude is 1609 m. Lunch en route at local house in Bokonbaevo village. Upon arrival in Karakol, we will see local sightseeing; wooden mosque built by Chinese artisans for the local community of Dungans, and a similarly appealing wooden Russian Orthodox Church, the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in guesthouse.

Day 11 KARAKOL-CHOLPON-ATA (150 KM, 2-3 HRS)

After breakfast, drive to Cholpon-Ata. En route, visit Museum of Przevalskyi. Upon arrival in Cholpon-Ata excursion to Petroglyphs and Museum of History and Culture in Cholpon-Ata. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 CHOLPON-ATA-BISHKEK-MANAS AIRPORT (285 KM, 4-5 HRS)

After early breakfast, drive to Bishkek airport “Manas” for departure flight.