Day 1. Bishkek - Ala-Archa
Meeting at the airport and transfer to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek city. City tour with visiting local eastern bazaar, main square of Ala-Too, old square and Victory square, oak park and Manas complex; Seeing the change of guards and visiting the biggest mall in the city center. After lunch we will go to the national park Ala-Archa where we will spend our time seeing a great Kyrgyz nature. The park is located in 40 km from Bishkek on the slopes of Kyrgyz Ala-Too.
Ala-Archa is translated from Kyrgyz language as “motley juniper”. The gorge got its name due to a great amount of juniper covering its slopes. As different kinds of juniper have different colors and the gorge seems to be very colorful.
We will have a little hike to a beautiful waterfall and come back to Bishkek in the evening. (-/L/D)
Day 2. Bishkek – Shamsy
In the morning after the breakfast we will be transferred to Shamsy gorge where we will have a little horseback riding. On the way we will visit the historical-architectural complex of Burana Tower.After the excursion we will continue our tour and go into the mountains. The horses in the gorge will be already waiting for us. After two and a half hours riding we will finally get to the gorge called Tuura-Kayin where our cooks will already have our lunch prepared. After lunch we will have free time to walk around, go to a little forest or ride on a horse a little bit more. We will have dinner in the evening and will overnight in the house of local shepherd. (B/L/D)
Day 3. Shamsy – Bokonbaevo
In the morning after the breakfast we will be transferred to the southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake to the village of Bokonbaevo where we will stay for the night in local family.
Today we will have an excursion to the national woolen carpet factory, see how Kyrgyz national carpets are made nowadays and then see the eagle hunting show. Overnight in home stay.(B/L/D)
Day 4. Bokonbaevo – Kochkorka – Son-Kul
In the morning we will enjoy the view of Terskey-Ala-Too ridge and after breakfast will continue our way. We will drive to Kochkorka village where we will have lunch and see the crafts show. You will see how Kyrgyz people made their carpets long long ago and will have a chance to visit the handicrafts museum where you may buy some souvenirs for your relatives and friends. After that we will be transferred to an amazing mountain lake Son-Kul which is opened only in summer as all the roads and the lake itself is covered with snow for the rest of the year. Dinner. Overnight in local yurts.(B/L/D)
Day 5.Son-Kul –Bishkek
We will leave Son-Kul and go to Kyzyl-Oi village. At first stopping at Djumgal valley which is about the same size as Suusamyr valley but much drier. We will stay in Kyzyl-Oi village for lunch and will enjoy the view of one of the most beautiful rivers in Kyrgyzstan - Kekemeren. We continue going to Suusamyr and soon we will dive to the main Kyrgyz road going from Bishkek to Osh and come into the green wide valley (steppe). The mountains surrounding it gave the valley so much space that for a moment one may forget being in the harsh mountain country. Here you may see many nomads who brought their yurts for the summer time. On the green grass canvas all these yurts look like white minarets. Going back to Bishkek. (B/L/-)
1. Transport according to the program
2. English speaking Guide
4. Meals by the program
5. Excursions according to the program
6. Water 1 l. per day per person
7. Horseback riding in Shamsy
8. Eagle hunting show
Price does NOT include:
1. Any changes in the program
2. Alcohol beverages
3. Excursions not included in the program
4. Tips for guide, driver and hotel personnel
5. Any personal expenses in hotel: international calls, bar, etc.
6. Visa and consulate fees
7. International flights
In the event of currency fluctuations or changes in local government taxes, as well as changes in the cost of fuel, air tickets, we reserve the right to change the value. The firm reserves the right to change the time and sequence of excursions without changing the whole program of the tour. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.