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), as well as the central mosque and the Holy Resurrection Cathedral. Dinner at a local cafe.
Breakfast at the hotel. Movement to the first object Tashtar-Ata, which is located not far from the capital, where we will pass the ceremony of purification. The next object is Issyk-Ata gorge, where we will see an image of Buddha in the lotus pose of the XII century, then we will visit the Burana historical and architectural complex, which is located near the city of Tokmok, where our lunch will be. After lunch, we will head east to the pearl of the heavenly mountains, the sacred lake Issyk-Kul. Arrival in Cholpon-Ata, check-in at the hotel, dinner.
Breakfast at the hotel. A visit to the KC “Ruh Ordo”, on whose territory there are chapels of various denominations together, as well as a visit to the Cholpon-Ata Petroglyphs. Lunch in the city. Then we go to the city of Karakol, on the way visit the Grigoriev Gorge. Arrival in the city, accommodation at the hotel. City tour of the city (Dungan mosque, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church). Dinner at a local cafe.
Breakfast at the hotel. Movement along the south coast. First we visit the Jeti-Oguz gorge, where the rocks of the same name are located, which in form resemble seven bull heads. The next point, 2 kilometers south of the village of Tamga, is the gorge of the same name, where the Tamga-tash stones with Tibetan inscriptions carved on them are located. Next we will visit the holy place of Manzhyl-Ata, where pilgrims come to feel the enchanting atmosphere of the shrine, enjoy the clear healing water. In the village of Bokonbaevo, where we see an ancient species of falconry and eagle hunting, Salbuurun. In the same place we will have dinner, at a local family Then we will arrive in the village of Kochkor, where we will accommodate in the guest house, dinner.
Breakfast in the guest house. Movement to the highland lake Son-Kul, where against its background in all its glory the cultural heritage of the nomads will be presented in the form of their small ancient settlement. Arrival, accommodation in the yurt camp, lunch. Free time. Dinner.
Breakfast in the yurt camp. 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 shrines of the ancient world – 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 of the city (Sulaiman-Too, Museum of Local Lore, ethnographic complex Alymbek Datka, Administration, Central Square). Lunch at a local cafe. Osh Bazaar. Departure to Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel. Folk dinner.
Breakfast at the hotel. Airport transfer
On the territory of our country, the currents of many religions flourish, which have left historical marks as well, which we will do on this tour. Also an important role will have sacred places that are imbued with Kyrgyz nomadic philosophy.
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. Petroglyphs of Saimaluu-Tash have not yet been fully studied due to the fact that the valley is in a remote area, and access there is only open in the summer months when there is no snow.
The valley of the sacred springs of Manzhyly-Ata is located on the southern coast of Issyk-Kul, in the Ton Bay. The valley’s historical past is rich: Stone Age petroglyphs, medieval building ruins, and Buddhist sacred inscriptions have been preserved. And the name of the sight comes from the nickname of the seer who spread Islam among the local population, talking about the essence and importance of this religion. Today on one of the hills still stands the mazar of the great mentor, who is the starting point for the pilgrims who come here. The legend of the Mother-Deer (Bugu-Ain), which, according to myths, is the ancestor of the Kyrgyz tribe of Bugu, is intertwined with the legend of the miracle-worker who lived here.