Tour name: Celestial Mountains
Highlights of tour: Osh, Bishkek, Issik Kul, Tash Rabat, Son Kul, Burana Tower.
Day 1: Osh
Your tour will start from the south capital of Kyrgyzstan called Osh. You will meet your driver and guide at the airport and will drive to the city. You will start a city tour of Osh. First of all you will visit a famous and special place for the locals, Sulaiman Mountain. Sulaiman Too (mountain) is right in the center of the city. It's a pilgrimage place for the local Muslims. The legend says that the Phophet Solomon was buried at the foot of the mountain. Then we will visit local bazaar. Asain tour is without bazaar? Impossible! The nice a right place to take pictures of the quotidian life of Kyrgyz people. The night is in the hotel.
Day 2: Osh - Bishkek
This day we will fly to Bishkek, capital city of Kyrgyzstan. The flight will last 30 minutes. Upon arrival we will have full day city tour in the capital. We will start from Pobeda Square (Victory square) and go through the city visiting Oak Park, Central Ala-Too square, the National Art museum, National Philarmonic Hall and many other important sight of Bishkek. In the afternoon we will visit the Local bazaar, called Osh bazaar. Osh bazaar is a favorite shopping place of the locals. As many other Asian Bazzars, Osh bazaar is a noisy and colorful area. You can buy nice souvenirs and make a lot of nice pictures. Then we will have a traditional dinner in one of the restaurants of Bishkek. The night is in the hotel.
Day 3: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
Tour will start at 8 a.m. Your guide and driver will come to take you from hotel and you will drive to Issik Kul lake. Issik Kul lake is a wonderful lake surrounded by the high mountains. People call this lake "Pearl of Central Asia". It's the second largest alpine lake in the world, after lake Titicaca. The lake has a salty water that makes it curative. On the way we will stop in Balasagun ancient city to see Burana Tower (minaret), from 11th century. And there is also an open air museum of Balbals nearby (stone warrior). The night is in the hotel.
Day 4: Issyk Kul lake - Tash Rabat
This day we will spend half day on the Shore of Issik Kul Lake. We will visit ancient stone drawings from 800 BC. The petroglyphs were made 2000 years ago by shamans. Then we will have a long drive to Tash Rabat Caravanserai. It's a construction on the Great Silk Road ( from 14th century). Tash Rabat is unique building, because it was built inside the mountain. It's located in the very heart of Tain Shan range on 3200 meters above sea level. There 31 rooms inside the building and even the underground prison are located there. The walls are very thick. You will have a traditional dinner in one of the camps around the Caravanserai. The nigh is in the yurt.
Day 5: Tash Rabat - Son Kul
After breakfast we will drive to Son Kul lake. It's the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and it's highest alpine lake in the country. Son Kul lake a gorgeous lake surrounded by the high mountains and situated at an altitude of 3014meters. The area of the lake is wonderful place to use as a pasture. The shepherds come to this lake with their families starting from May until September. Upon arrival to the lake we will explore the surroundings. You will have a nice dinner in the yurt (traditional dwelling of Kyrgyz people). The night is in the yurt also.
Day 6: Son Kul Lake - 33 parrots - Bishkek
This day you will a long drive back to Bishkek. We will drive through the picturesque the Teskei Torpok Pass, known also as 33 parrots pass (3 133m). On the way we will stop in Kochkor village to see a felt carpet show. Kyrgyz handy craft has very old roots and nowadays people still try to keep this culture. We will visit a small handy craft museum. There many examples of silver decorations, coats made by wolf fur, horse equipments, carpets and many other things. We will arrive to Bishkek at the evening. The night is in the hotel.
Day 7: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 885 $
04 pax - 585 $
06 pax - 475 $
08 pax - 420 $
10 pax - 385 $
Single - 90 $
Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 40 $
Half board - 90 $
Full board - 180 $
English speaking guide - 465 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 30 $ per person
Osh - "Sun Rise" Hotel 3*
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Tash Rabat - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Flight tickets Osh - Bishkek (15 kg limit, extra 2 $ per kg)
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide