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 a local cafe.
Breakfast in the hotel. Movement to the high-mountainous Son-Kul lake, where on its background in all its glory the cultural heritage of nomads is represented in the form of their small ancient settlement. “Immersion” in the spirit of nomadism will be accompanied by national games, competitions, music, singing, dancing. Lunch in the town of Kochkor, where we will return again, on the way back. On arrival accommodation in the yurt camp. Free time. Dinner near the fire.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the yurt camp. Day of rest and harmony. Free time.
Breakfast in the yurt camp. Movement to the next center of the Kyrgyz art-city Kochkor. Check in guest house and lunch. Detailed acquaintance with the techniques of making national carpet-shyrdak, kiyiz, carcass kiyiz, ala kiyiz, where you can also participate in their production and purchase souvenirs. Dinner at the guest house.
Breakfast in the guest house. Movement to the east. To the pearl of Tien Shan to the lake Issyk-Kul, which has a special sacred place in the life of the nomads of Kyrgyzstan. The first point is the village of Kyzyl-Tuu in which the locals are focused on handicraft work, namely the manufacture of a yurt (the ancient housing of nomads). Detailed acquaintance with the techniques of manufacturing the main elements of the yurt, with multipurpose uses, with legends about its origin from the mouths of artisans. Demonstration of the construction of the yurt, where you can also participate in it.
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, visit the village of Jeti-Oguz, where there are interesting objects of nature (Hills “Seven Bulls”, “Broken Heart”). Arrival in the city of Karakol. Hotel accommodation and dinner.
Breakfast in the hotel. The association of nomadic philosophy is harmony with nature, mountains, lakes, forests. Now we are going to one of the most picturesque places of our country, in the Altyn-Arashan gorge. Accommodation in the camp site. Dinner. Trekking to the foot of the mountains. Dinner at the camp site.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the hostel. Free time.
Breakfast in the hostel. After physical and spiritual renewal, we return to the city along the northern Issyk-Kul road. On the way visit the cultural center “Ruh Ordo” where the chapels of different denominations are located against the lake under the same sky. Lunch at Cholpon-at. Arrival in Bishkek, hotel accommodation and dinner.
Breakfast in the hotel. Airport transfer
The main concepts of the nomadic philosophy of our people are concentrated on this tour. Where the main dogma indicates respect for nature and harmony with it. We will be only a bridge between you and the nomadic heritage.
Son-Kul is a mountain lake of Tien Shan. One version of the translation of the name sounds like “Last Lake”.
Son-Kul is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan, located at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level, 29 km long and 18 km wide. The maximum depth of the lake is 13.2 meters. The average water temperature is -3.5 ° C, and in summer the water warms up to 11 ° C. The temperature of the lake in winter drops to -20 ° C. 200 days a year, the lake is covered with snow and in winter it is almost impossible to climb to it. Unlike Issyk-Kul, Son-Kul freezes and is covered with ice from September to April. The lake lies on a mountain plain surrounded by meadows (jailoo). Meadows are used as pasture for animals from the most ancient times, as evidenced by the rock paintings found on the shore of the lake. Shepherds bring livestock to the lake for the summer and families live in yurts (the traditional dwelling of the Kyrgyz from felt). Four roads lead to the lake. One through Sary-Bulak in the northeast, the second lies through the serpentine road in the southeast, the third runs through Ak-Tal in the south-west and the fourth passes by the coal mines of Kara-Keche in the north-west.
The resort, Altyn-Arashan gorge (Golden Spring) is located in the upper reaches of the valley of the Arashan river of the same name, it is located 10 km east of Karakol and 28 km off the east coast of Issyk-Kul lake. In the lower reaches of the river Arashan there is the village Ak-Suu (formerly Teploklyuchenka), named after numerous hot springs located near the village. Water sources contains radon and is used in the treatment of diseases of the nervous system.
Outside the village Ak-Suu gorge expands. The left slope is densely covered with spruce forest. Arashan gorge is very picturesque. At an altitude of 2600 m, in a wide valley with spruce forest, green meadows and fragrant flowers, on the right bank of the river, there is a small resort “Altyn-Arashan” (Golden Source).