Arrival in Bishkek. Hotel accommodation. (Early accommodation and breakfast, in case of early arrival). Lunch at a local cafe. City tour (Ala Too Square, Historical Museum, Government House, Oak Park, Opera and Ballet Theater, Victory Square). Dinner at the Supara Chunkurchak ethnocomplex.
Breakfast at the hotel. Movement to the Chon-Kemin valley, on the way visit to the historical complex of Burana (Karakhanids XI-XII). Accommodation at the guest house and lunch. Acquaintance with local people, mini trekking to Chon-Kemin National Park. Dinner at the guest house.
Breakfast in the guest house. Moving in the direction of the pearl of Tien Shan to the Issyk-Kul lake, namely to the city of Cholpon-Ata, along the path of the photo stop in Boom gorge. Accommodation at the hotel on the pearl shore. Lunch at a local cafe. After lunch, sailing on a yacht, and visiting the KC “Ruch Ordo”. Free time. Dinner at a local cafe.
Breakfast at the hotel. Movement to the city of Karakol. Arrival in the city, mini city tour, hotel accommodation, lunch. Departure to the highland gorge Altyn-Arashan, which will not leave you indifferent by its unique appearance. Dinner at a local cafe.
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour. Movement to the town Kochkor. On the way, visit the village of Jeti-Oguz, which means “Seven Bulls” because of the interesting forms of the hills of this village, resembling bull heads. The next item is the village of Bokonbaevo, where we see an ancient species of falconry and eagle hunting, Salbuurun. In the same place we will have a dinner, at a local family. After lunch, stop in the village of Kyzyl-Tuu, where local residents are focused on making Kyrgyz yurt-boz ui. Arrival in Kochkor, showing the production of felt carpets, accommodation in the guest house and dinner.
Movement to the high-mountainous Son-Kul lake, where against its background the cultural heritage of nomads in the form of their small ancient settlement will be presented in all its glory. Arrival, accommodation in the yurt camp, lunch. Dinner around the campfire, along with famous representatives of the country’s culture, who will share with you interesting knowledge about the traditions and games of nomads.
Breakfast in the yurt camp. Breakfast at the camp. Free time. Lunch at the camp. Departure to the city of Naryn, the administrative center of the same name area. Accommodation in the guest house and dinner.
Breakfast at the guest house. Moving towards the caravan of the barn dating from X-XII to Tash Rabat. Arrival short course and inspection. Lunch at a camp nearby. Return to Naryn, on the way visit the ruins of the ancient Koshoi-Korgon fortress. Arrival at the guest house and dinner.
Breakfast in the guest house. Moving to the highland village of Kazarman, which stands as a keeper to the sacred petroglyphs of Saimaluu Tash. Arrival, accommodation in the guest house, lunch. Meet the locals, their livelihoods. Dinner at the guest house.
Breakfast in the guest house. We go to one of the main highlights, to the gallery of petroglyphs – Saimaluu-Tash. Saimaluu-Tash is located in an inaccessible mountainous area on the eastern slope of the Fergana Range and it is impossible to climb there by car and will take about a day’s walk to both sides. Lunch box. Arrival in the village of Kazarman. Dinner at the guest house.
Breakfast at the guest house. Moving to the “southern capital” of Osh city, which has sacral significance, namely Sulaiman-Too mountain. On the way visit Jalal-Abad, where there will be lunch, as well as the historic complex of Uzgen (XI-XII). Arrival in the city, check-in at the hotel, dinner at a local cafe.
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour (Sulaiman llp, central square, Alymbek Datka complex). Lunch at a local cafe. After lunch, move in the direction of the west. A visit to the amazing phenomenon of nature – Abshir Sai waterfall. Arrival in Batken, where we will stay in a guest house and have dinner.
Breakfast in the guest house. A visit to Mount Ay-Gul Tash, located 20 kilometers southeast of the city of Batken, famous for growing only in this place Aigul flower, which is endemic. Lunch at a local cafe or lunch box. Private departure to the city of Osh, check-in at the hotel, dinner at a local cafe.
Breakfast at the hotel. Movement east to the valley of the Arslanbop walnut forests, which covers 600,000 hectares. Accommodation at the guest house and lunch. Mini trekking in walnut forests. Visit the small and large waterfalls. Dinner at the guest house.
Breakfast in the guest house. Departure to the next item – Lake Sary-Chelek, which literally translates as “yellow bowl”, there is some truth in this as a form of bowl. Arrival at the guest house, accommodation and lunch. Mini trekking around the lake. Dinner at the guest house.
Breakfast at the guest house. Departure to the city of Talas, the birthplace of Bogatyr Manas. On the way, the photo stop in the Chichkan gorge, where we will have lunch, is also in the Suusamyr valley. Before arriving in the city, we will visit the Manas Ordo Cultural Center, which contains the main concepts of the epos. Arrival in the city of Talas, accommodation in a guest house, dinner.
Breakfast in the guest house. Closing the circle, we return to the capital Bishkek, filled with special impressions. Hotel accommodation, lunch. Free time. Farewell dinner .
Breakfast at the hotel. Airport transfer
This tour is a unique opportunity to see almost the entire territory of the country, all seven areas, the main attractions. 18 days of exciting days that truly will give you a lot of emotions, the atmosphere of nomadism and colorfulness, the highlight of which will be the Saimaluu Tash petroglyphs, to which the path opens only in these months below.
Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan, located at the foot of the Tien Shan mountains in Central Asia. From here you can reach the Ala-Too mountain ranges and the Ala-Archa National Park, famous for its glaciers and wildlife. Cultural centers of the city – the monumental National Museum of Art and the Opera and Ballet Theater, housed in a building with columns. On the central square of Ala-Too, there is a monument to the hero of the Kyrgyz epic, Manas the Noble.
Issyk-Kul (Kirg. Issyk-Kul – “hot lake”) is the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan, without drainage, is among the 30 largest lakes in the world and is in seventh place in the list of the deepest lakes. Located in the northeastern part of the republic, between the ranges of the Northern Tien Shan: Küngöy-Ala-Too and Terskey Ala-Too at an altitude of 1609 m above sea level. The lake is drainless, up to 80 relatively small tributaries flow into it.
The Saimaluu-Tash petroglyphs date back to 2000 and 3000 BC, but there are newer images from the 8th century, or even more recent ones, in this open-air museum. In the Bronze Age, the local settlers decided to cut them on stones, and in the Middle Ages the place became sacred and was used for religious rites. On stones you can see images of ibexes, horses and wolves, as well as hunting scenes in which hunters pursue deer with arrows and spears. In addition, there are drawings depicting the cultivation of the earth, the moon, the sun, dancing demons. The Saimaluu-Tash petroglyphs are still not fully understood because the valley is located in a remote area, and access is open only in the summer months when there is no of snow.
Uzgen is interesting primarily for its rich history. The first settlements on the site of modern Uzgen formed in the I-II centuries BC. The city is located on the banks of the large river Kara-Darya, in the eastern part of the Fergana Valley. Such a good location made this city a very significant center of commerce and culture in ancient times. For a long time, the city played an important role, being the most important trading point between China and Central Asia.
In the 12th century AD, the city became the capital of the Karakhanid Kaganate, which was transferred here from the Balasagun captured by Mongolian tribes, located in the Chui valley and now known as the Burana tower. During this period, the main sights of Uzgen were built – three Uzgen mausoleums and the Uzgen minaret. Then the city was part of the Kokand khanate, right up to the arrival of the Russian Empire in this region, and later the Soviet Union.
Wonderful experience! I’ve been astonished by the landscapes and amazing nature, especially in Issykkul lake. Kyrgyzstan is a must!
I have spent 18 days in Kyrgyzstan, maybe the best of all travels I have made! The Kyrgyz are so kind. Even I’m 64 years old, Berdibek, my guide took good care of me, especially in the hiking.