- Group Size2-12
- AccomodationHotel 3*; 4*; Yurt camp
- Fitness level5
- Arrival onBishkek
- Departure fromBishkek
- Best seasonWinter
- Tour typeCultural, traditional, excursion, ecological tour
- LanguageEnglish, German, Spanish, Russian, Turkish
Trip code: WTE-1683
Fixed departure date for winter 2022. Don’t miss the chance to join winter vacations of your dream and feel an unexpected emotions.
Kyrgyzstan travel highlights
- The Culture and Hospitality of the East
- Unique architecture
- History and sights from the times of Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great to the present day
- National cuisine, pilaf, samsa, lagman
- Seasonal Kyrgyz fruits, vegetables, berries
Meeting at the airport with local team and transfer to the city. Early check-in is not included.
Little rest at the breakfast area and start tour in Bishkek and surroundings.
Firstly, we drive to the natural park Ala Archa for light walk, relaxing and meeting Kyrgyzstan winter nature. After walk transfer back to Bishkek and have a half day city tour.
Walk around snowy Ala Too Square, Kurmanzhan Datka Monument, main governmental buildings, Old Square with Parliament House and Lenin’s Monument. Finish at the Victory Square dedicated WWII.
Overnight in a hotel.
(No meal included today)
After breakfast, we leave Bishkek and drive along the Chui valley. Snow-capped mountains on the side looks fantastic and inspire for the trip with positive emotions.
One-hour drive to Burana Tower (UNESCO site) near Tokmok town.
Optionally: horseback riding games near Burana Tower.
After excursion, drive to Chon Kemin valley.
Upon arrival, get accommodated in a guest house. Lunch.
Options to do:
1) Walking around the village and meet local people. Play snowballs with children.
2) Renting horses and ride up to the closest mountains (extra cost).
3) Horseback riding games nearby (extra cost).
4) Setting up yurt (nomadic house) (extra cost).
Dinner and overnight at the guest house.
(Breakfast – hotel, lunch – guest house, dinner – guest house)
After breakfast, drive to Issyk Kul Lake via Boom gorge and to the Northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake.
Lunch in a café of Cholpon Ata town.
Here we have several visits:
1) Open air Petroglyphs site with panoramic view to the Issyk Kul lake and snow moutnains.
2) Local historical museum.
After excursions, drive to the hotel and get accommodation in the resort area on the shore of Issyk Kul lake.
Dinner in the restaurant and overnight.
(Breakfast – guest house, lunch – cafe, dinner – resort)
Continue drive along the north shore of Issyk Kul Lake.
Today we reach beautiful area at the border with Kazakhstan – Karkara. Our jeeps goes along the mountain road, through piles of snow and reach Karkara region.
Here we stop at the luxury warm yurt camp with private facilities.
Time to explore the area walking along the canyon up and down, climb up closest hill to see panoramic view or use local good areas for ski touring and/or snowmobiling (with driver). The level of snow covers from 60 to 120 cm.
Lunch and dinner in Karkara camp.
(Breakfast – resort, lunch – yurt camp, dinner – yurt camp)
Transfer to Karakol town.
Visit Museum of N. M. Przhevalski on the way to Karakol. Then inside Karakol stop by Dungan mosque – a unique building in a style of the Chinese pagoda which is functioning as mosque up to now and Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Church built of wood.
Excursion to the Karakol ski base to take funicular to the panoramic view and admire landscapes of the Tup valley from 3000 m asl.
Lunch in a café of Karakol town.
Accommodation in a guest house. Dinner in a local Dungan family.
Optionally: cooking master class.
Optionally: Dungan dance show (kids perform, short duration)
(Breakfast – yurt camp, lunch – cafe, dinner – dungan family)
After breakfast, drive to Djety Oguz gorge to admire the landscapes and to take some photos.
At the beginning of the gorge we face with famous “Broken Heart Rock”. Walking up further to panorama to see those famous Seven Red Bulls rocks in white colors around.
Drive along the south shore of Issyk Kul to Bokonbaev village. Arrival and lunch in a local family house. Here we meet eagle hunter to see demonstration of hunting with birds of prey.
Such demonstration during winter time has unique sharm as birds are in their best shape for the hunting season and feel themselves very good.
After demonstration continue drive to Kochkor village.
Arrival and accommodation in a guest house. Dinner and rest.
(Breakfast – hotel, lunch – local family, dinner – guest house)
In the morning we visit local women cooperation and see products they produce and sell. Souvenir shop-museum is one of the most popular in our country.
Drive back to Bishkek city via Kuvaky pass and spectacular view to the frozen Orto Tokoi water reservoir.
Lunch en route.
Arrival to Bishkek. Visit ZUM Department store for the last shopping (if necessary), accommodation in a hotel and ready for the last dinner.
Dinner in a local restaurant with folklore show.
(Breakfast – guest house, lunch – cafe, dinner – restaurant)
Early breakfast. Today in Bishkek your trip concludes.
(Breakfast – hotel)
- Accommodation on DBL base in hotels, yurts and local family and guest houses - 7 nights
- Meal - as per program (B - 7, L - 6, D - 6)
- Transport depending on the group size (from arrival till departure)
- Farewell folklore show (for the group starting from 4 people)
- Border permission
- English speaking guide
- Entrance and ecological fee according to the program
- Drinking water (1 liter per person a day)
- Eagle hunting show in Bokonbaev village (for the group starting from 4 people)
- Single supplement
- Tips for driver and guide
- Personal expenses
- Alcohol and soft drinks
- International airfares
- Helicopter excursión: 600 SUD p/p
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