Exhibition of the beauties
Tour name: Exhibition of the beauties
Highlights of tour: Torugart, Kochkor, Tash Rabat, Issik Kul, Ala Archa.
Day 1: Torugart - Tash Rabat
You will arrive to Kyrgyzstan through Torugat, it's Chonese-Kyrgyz border. You will meet you driver at 12 o'clock. You will drive to Tash Rabat Caravanserai. It's a Stone Castle on the Great Silk Road dating back to 14th century. It's a unique construction located in the Tian Shan Mountains. Tash Rabat is on 3200 m altitude and it was built inside the mountain, that's what makes it unique. There are 31 rooms inside the building, with very thick walls. And we can see also underground prison, probably it was used to keep the thieves an ancient times. There are many yurt camps around Tash Rabat, we will sleep in one of them and have a traditional dinner.
Day 2: Tash Rabat - Kichi Naryn - Kochkor
This day we will drive to Kochkocr village. The road will pass through the wonderful Kichi Naryn gorge. The altitude we will pass will be 3000 meters high. We will meet a wonderful family in Kochkor who will make a felt carpet show. They will teach us the way how to produce traditional felt carpets. You even can make your own. Then we will visit a small handy craft museum. There are a lot of examples of silver decorations, wolf fur coats, carpets and other things. The night will be in a homestay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Issyk Kul Lake
This day will be wonderful, because we will go to see the most beautiful lake of Kyrgyzstan. Issik Kul lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world. The altitude of the lake is 1608m.a.s.l. It's 180km long and 60km wide. People call it also the Pearl of Tian Shan. Many years people were considering this lake a sacred one. The water in the lake a salty and that's why it has curative qualities. The lake is surrounded by the great mountains of Tian Shan. There are also many resorts around the lake and in Soviet time the heads of the Government were coming to have a rest to this lake. In Cholpon Ata town, on the north part of Issik Kul we will stop to visit ancient stone drawings ( 800 BC). The petroglyphs were made 2000 years ago by the shamans. The night is in the hotel.
Day 4: Issyk Kul Lake - Bishkek
This day you will drive to Bishkek city. Bishkek is a capital of Kyrgyzstan from 1991. On the way we will stop in Balasagun ancient city. Inside the city we will see Burana Tower. Burana is a minaret from 11 the century. This city was used during the Great Silk Road, where the caravans were making a stop. Also you will see an open air museum of Balbals inside the city. Balbals are the grave made in form of the warriors. It was made in honor of soldiers who died in the battles. Then we will arrive to Bishkek for the city tour with your guide. We will visit Pobeda square (Victory square), Oak park, Central Ala Too square, Old square with the monument of Lenin, National Philarmonic Hall, and many other important places of the city. The night is in the hotel.
Day 5: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
The last day of your tour in Kyrgyzstan we will spend in Ala Aracha Gorge. Ala Archa is a National Park which 30 minutes away from the city. At Soviet time it was a close area and just VIP people could enter for some walk. Ala Aracha gorge is a part of the Tian Shan range. Upon arrival we will have a walk to see a panoramic view of the gorge. In the afternoon we will visit bazaar in Bishkek called Osh bazaar. Asian bazaar is full of nice goods, fruits and souvenirs. The best place to see the real everyday life of Kyrgyz people. The night is in the hotel.
Day 6: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 785 $
04 pax - 490 $
06 pax - 380 $
08 pax - 325 $
10 pax - 295 $
Single - 75 $
Half board - 75 $
Full board - 150 $
English speaking guide - 465 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 15 $ per person
Tash Rabat - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Kochkor - Homestay
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide