Adventures in Kyrgyzstan, 10 days
Day Itinerary Km Meals Accommodation
1 Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Meeting your guide/ driver at the airport. Today we visit Ala Archa national park, go for a short easy hiking and enjoy the beauty of the nature. In the afternoon, we have a city tour, visit highlights of Bishkek city, including Osh bazar (closed on Mondays). Dinner in a local café/ restaurant with folk show. Overnight in the Hotel.
(you can chose to visit any other gorge near Bishkek – like Issyk Ata, or Belogorka etc.)
100km BD Hotel 3*
(early check in included)
2 Bishkek - Son Kul Lake (long drive)
After breakfast, we drive to Celestial Lake - surrounded by summer pastures and oxen. Along the way, we visit Burana Tower - ancient settlement on the Great Silk Road. Drive through Boom canyon and Kochkor village over Kalmak Ashuu Pass. Dinner and overnight in a yurt camp. (In Boom Kanion you can make a short stop for Konorchek Canyons, but to to forget about the time) 350km B,D Yurt Camp
3 Son Kul Lake - Naryn City
Half day at the lake, and after having a lunch in yurt camp, we drive to Naryn city over the stunning Moldo Ashuu Pass, seeing nomads on the way with their herds of horses and sheep and getting to know their style of life. Overnight in hotel. 140km B,L Hotel 3*
4 Naryn - Kel Suu - Tash Rabat (long drive, early wake up)
After an early breakfast we drive to one of the breathtaking lakes of Kyrgyzstan. What makes this lake unique - is that the lake appears once in a few years. We are driving along the route that used to connect Kyrgyz Land with Chinese. Dinner and overnight in yurt camp neat Tash Rabat, ancient Caravanserai.
150km B,D Yurt Camp
5 Tash Rabat - Bokonbayevo
After breakfast we drive to the area of "Pearle of Kyrgyzstan" - Issyk Kul Lake. It's situated at 1609m a.s.l and means "Hot Lake" cause it's never frozen. Eagle Hunting performance is organized specially for you. Dinner and overnight in a local home stay.
(here there is an opportunity to drive over Tosor Pass, but it depend on the weather and road conditions of the previous days, whether it is possible or not needs to be clarified) 340km B,D Guest House/ Homestay
6 Bokonbayevo - Jeti Oguz – Karakol
After breakfast there is a chance to visit local women cooperative that does production of Shyrdaks, traditional carpets included into the list of Unesco Heritage.
Today we drive to the most touristic town in Kyrgyzstan,
which is a "heart of winter tourism" – Karakol town. Along the way we visit Skazska canyons and Jeti Oguz gorge. If we have time, we will have a city tour of the town to visit famous Orthodox church and Dungan mosque. Overnight in a hotel/ Guesthouse. 150km B Hotel/ Guest house
7 Karakol - Altyn Arashan - Karakol
Today we drive to a marvelous natural area - Altyn Arashan - Golden Hot Spring. We use a special car and drive for a few hours, with hiking along the way. City tour upon arrival.
Dinner in a local Dungan family. Overnight in a hotel/ Guesthouse. 5 hours
On UAZ B,D Hotel/ Guest house
8 Karakol - Cholpon Ata - Chon Kemin
Today we drive along the Northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. In Cholpon Ata we visit a petroglyphs sight and drive further to Chon Kemin National Park, where we stay at a nice Guest house with pool of spring water. Dinner and overnight in a Guest House. 305km B, D Guest House
9 Chon Kemin - Bishkek
After having lunch we drive to Bishkek. Upon arrival, we have free time. Overnight in a hotel.
(Konorchek Canyons can be visited on this day, instead of day 2) 105km B,L Hotel