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 a visit to the Ata-Beyit memorial complex, where the great minds of the country are buried, including Charles Aitmatov himself , and his father T. Aytmatov. Dinner at a local cafe and showing an autobiographical film about Ch. Aytmatov.
Breakfast in the hotel. Movement in the direction of the pearl of Tien Shan to the Issyk-Kul lake, namely to the city of Karakol. On the way visit to the historical complex Burana (Karakhanids XI-XII). Photoshop in Boom gorge, as well as the city of Balykchi, the scene of the story “Topolek my in a red scarf” and the village of Chok-Tal, the scene of the novel “Scaffold”. Lunch in the city of Cholpon-Ata, where the “Ruh Ordo” Cultural Center named after Ch. Aytmatov is located and where the sculptures that personify his works are presented, as well as the scene of the film “Red Apple” in his work of the same name. Arrival in Karakol, accommodation at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel and the screening of the film “White Steamer”.
Breakfast in the hotel. City tour. Movement to the town Kochkor. On the way, visit the village of Jeti-Oguz, the place where the movie “The White Ship” was shot. Then stop in the village of Tosor, the scene of the story “Topolek my in a red scarf”, as well as in the village Kadzhisay, where the great Kyrgyz narrator of the epic Manas-Sayakbai Karalaev was born, with whom our hero was in close ties. The Tale of Manas. 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, accommodation in the guest house and dinner. Watching the film “My Popolek in a Red Scarf”.
Breakfast in the guest house. 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, through the Dolon pass, the site of the action “My Topolek in a red scarf”. Arrival, accommodation in the yurt camp, lunch. Free time. Dinner around the campfire, accompanied by local musicians.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the yurt camp. Day of rest and harmony. Free time.
Breakfast in the yurt camp. Moving to the village of Kyzyl-Oi, which is slightly different from other villages, retaining its special Central Asian flavor of its homes from reddish clay. Arrival, accommodation in the guest house and lunch. Free time. Dinner at the guest house. Screening of the film “Crying wolf” on the story “Scaffold”.
Breakfast in the Gotsev home. Movement to the homeland of the great Kyrgyz hero Manas-Talas, where our writer was also born. First of all, we will visit the main attraction the cultural center “Manas Ordo”, where you will receive full information about the Manas epic. Arrival in the city of Talas, accommodation in the guest house and lunch. After lunch, visit the Besh-Tash National Park, which is 30 km away. Return to town dinner at the guest house. Screening of the film “Jamil”
Breakfast in the guest house. Going to the village of Sheker, the birthplace of Ch. Aytmatov, on the way to the village of Ak-Dobo (Orlovka), visit the Theodor Herzen Museum, the author of the illustrations to the Manas epic. Acquaintance with the sights, telling about Chingiz Torekulovich and heroes of his works. Walking on a cart on the road, which ran a loving couple – Jamila and Daniyar. Meetings with the villagers, whose relatives became the prototypes of the heroes of the story “The First Teacher” and other works, viewing the surviving photos, conversations and memories with fellow villagers and the writer’s relatives. Excursion to the railway station Maimak. Transfer to Talas. Overnight stay and dinner.
Breakfast in the guest house. We return back to the capital Bishkek. Hotel accommodation. Lunch at a local cafe. Shopping at the Osh Bazaar. Folk dinner in the restaurant.
Breakfast in the hotel. Airport transfer
Chingiz Aitmatov during his lifetime became a quoted classic of world literature. He wrote in Russian and Kyrgyz, his works were translated into more than 150 languages. The writer’s realistic prose is imbued with the ideas of humanism and great love for all living things: people, wild and domestic animals, plants and the entire planet Earth. In this tour, we will visit the legendary places that have been described, and we will make a visit to the children and grandchildren of the people who became the prototype in his works and in contact with his work, we will make with you a literary pilgrimage to the world of Aitmatov.
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 June. 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.
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 village of Sheker, where the great prose writer was born and spent his youth. Sheker village is a scene of many works of Aitmatov, as well as many corners memorable for the writer and admirers of his talent: There is the river Curcureu, where Aitmat’s grandfather’s mill once stood, the lake above the village and Ismail’s cave, a character from the story “Face to face ”, The spring to which little Chingiz came to cry when he was not accepted as a son of an enemy of the people by the pioneers, the mill from the story“ Jamil ”, the school where the writer once studied, and which became the prototype of the Duishen school from the story“ First teacher ” .