Alpine gems

 Alpine gems, Kyrgyzstan tours

Tour name: Alpine gems

Highlights of tour: Osh, Bishkek, Issik Kul, Son Kul, Apshir Ata, Burana Tower.

Day 1: Osh
You will arrive to the airport of Osh where your driver and guide we will meet and transfer to the city. In Osh you will have a city tour visiting a famous and special place Sulaiman Too (Solomon's Mountain). Sulaiman Too is situated in the middle of the city and it's a pilgrimage place for the local Muslims. The legend says that the biblical prophet Solomon (Suleiman in the Koran) was buried at the foot of the mountain. In the afternoon we will visit a local bazaar. Asian Tour without Asian Bazaar would be not complete. You will see the real life of the Kyrgyz people and take many nice pictures. The night is in the hotel.

Day 2: Osh - Abshir Ata - Osh
Today we will drive to Apshir Ata gorge. This amazing gorge has two highlights a sacred waterfall and a gorgeous mountain lake. On the road you will be surprised by the beauty of the scenery. We will return to Osh for dinner. The night is in the hotel.    

Day 3: Osh - Bishkek
This day we will take a flight to Bishkek. Then we will have a full day city tour of the capital. The city tour includes Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Oak Park, Central Square Ala-Too, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic Hall and many other places of interest. In the afternoon we will visit Osh Bazaar. The favorite shopping place not just the local but also the guests of the city. The colorful and noisy bazaar will take you attention. You will see the real life of the Kyrgyz people. Surely you will take a lot of pictures. Then we will have a traditional dinner in one of the restaurants of Bishkek. The night is in the hotel.

Day 4: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
This day you will start from the transfer to Issik Kul lake. The Pearl of Central Asia, people call it. The lake is surrounded by the celestial mountains of Tian Shan range. It's the second highest alpine lake in the world (1608m). The water has curative qualities due to the salty water. On the way to the lake you will visit ancient city Balasagun, the city on the road of the Great Silk Road. There is a Burana Tower (minaret) inside the city, dating back to 11th century. There is also an open air museum of Balbals (stone graves). It has a form of the warriors because it was made in honor of the soldiers who died protecting their Motherland. We will arrive to Issik Kul lake for dinner. The night is in the hotel.

Day 5: Issyk Kul lake - Son Kul lake
This day we will visit an open air museum of the Petroglyphs. Petroglyphs are the stone inscriptions, and this stones are dating back to 800 BC. They were made 2000 years ago by the shamans. Then we will drive to Son Kul lake. It's the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and the highest one (3014m). This lake is wonderful lake surrounded by the mountains. The Kyrgyz families of the shepherds started to come to this area and use it a pastureland. After arrival to the lake we will have a free time to explore the area. It has a wonderful and breathtaking view all around the lake. Then we will have a traditional dinner inside the yurts. The yurt is a traditional Kyrgyz dwelling made of wood and covered with a felt. The night is in the yurt.

Day 6: Son Kul Lake - 33 parrots - Bishkek
In the morning we will drive to Kochkor village. We will drive through the amazing pass called Teskei Torpok, but unofficial name of the pass is 33 parrots. Upon arrival to Kochkor we will visit a family who will show us felt carpet show. The production of the carpets in Kyrgyz culture has deep roots. You can also make your ouw carpet. Then we will visit a small handy craft museum with a many examples of silver decoration, carpets, coats made of wolf's fur, horse saddle decorations and many other things. Rhen we will drive to Bishkek. 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 - 865 $
04 pax - 580 $
06 pax - 480 $
08 pax - 425 $
10 pax - 395 $
Single - 100 $

Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 40 $ 

Half board - 90 $
Full board - 180 $

English speaking guide - 455 $ per group

To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 15 $ per person

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Osh - "Sun Rise" Hotel 3*
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
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:
- Meals
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide


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