Name of tour: Two largest lakes of Kyrgyzstan
Length: 8 days and 7 nights
Overnight stays: Karakol, Tamga, Naryn, Son Kul, Kyzyl Oi, Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore – Karakol
Your driver will meet you at Manas International Airport and transfer you to Issyk Kul. Then we will drive to the Issyk Kul Lake, the most beautiful lake in Central Asia. Also it is called the pearl of Central Asia. On the way we will visit Burana Tower and open air museum of balbals. We will drive along the northern shore in order to get tot Karakol town. Karakol is famous due to Dungan mosque in Chinese style and Orthodox church. The night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Karakol – Altin Arashan – Karakol
In the morning you will have a breakfast and we will drive to Altin Arashan Gorge by Russian military vehicle. Altyn Arashan (Golden Spa) is a valley and mountain resort near Karakol and Issyk Kul Lake, northeastern Kyrgyzstan. It lies along the trekking route from Teploklyuchenka (Ak-Suu). It is a hot spring development set in an alpine valley, containing the 5020 metre Pik Palatka in its southern part. It is said to "include three groups of nitric thermals springs on the right side of the Arashan River, 20 km southeast of Karakol mountain, situated in a picturesque forest landscape at an altitude of 2350-2435 metres. The resort has numerous wooden sheds which contain hot sulfurous pools to cure various ailments. The resort is set in a botanical research area called the Arashan State Nature Reserve which has about 20 snow leopards and several bears. The night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Tamga
Today we will travel to Jeti Oguz gorge. It is famed by its red rocks formations named as Seven Bulls. Moreover you will see Broken Heart Mountain. You are free to make photos and go to the top to see panorama. There are also yurts and you can try even kumis. It is a national Kyrgyz drink. You will have a dinner in Tamga guest home and spend the night there.
Day 4: Tamga – Kochkor – Kichi Naryn – Naryn
Our route for today is Naryn. We will drive through southern shore. There will be a small break in Bokonbaevo village where you will observe eagle hunting presentation. At the Kochkor village local family will present carpet making process from woolen felt. You can try to make your own. Then we will continue our way to rarely visited Kichi Naryn gorge with fast flowing river, amazing cliffs and slopes full of coniferous trees. The night is in a home stay.
Day 5: Naryn – Son Kul
As soon as you have a breakfast, we will keep driving to Son Kul lake. Son Kul lake is a beautiful lake of the Tien Shan mountains. Its name translates into Russian as "Last lake". It is located at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level in a huge basin that lies between the Son-Kultau and Moldotau ranges, in the North-Western part of the Naryn region. The length of the lake is 29 km long and 18 km wide, while the depth of the lake is 22 meters. The lake is the largest natural freshwater reservoir in Kyrgyzstan. The transparent sparkling surface of the lake can be seen from afar. This reservoir looks like a precious pearl in an expensive setting among the snowy mountains. The surrounding landscape of the lake is pristine and seems mysterious and ancient. The beauty of the lake is unspoilt and creates an unforgettable picture. When the weather changes, the water surface of the lake changes its colors, it can have a purple hue, or blue, maybe even orange or yellow. And you may have a unique feeling that the lake is able to change its mood, which can be transmitted to you. Overnight is in yurts.
Day 6: Son Kul – Kyzyl Oi
After breakfast you will have some time to walk and explore nature. You can ride on a horse or just relax on your own. Then we will drive to Kyzyl Oi. A small village in the heart of the Kekemeren gorge, surrounded by red rocks. A great place to start a Hiking or horse riding tour in the Suusamyr valley. The night is in a guest home.
Day 7: Kyzyl Oi – Bishkek
After meeting with local people we will return to Bishkek. The route dedicats to southern part of Kyrgyzstan where we will pass Tue Ashuu (3000 meters high). The road is supposed to be the most stunning one. In Bishkek we will visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic and many other places. The night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek – Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax – 870 $
04 pax – 545 $
06 pax – 435 $
08 pax – 375 $
10 pax – 340 $
Single – 110 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $
All dinners – 105 $
All lunches and dinners – 210 $
English speaking guide – 540 $ per group
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) – 15 $ per person
Karakol – “Green Yard” Boutique Hotel
Tamga – Homestay
Naryn – “Khan Tengri” Guesthouse
Son Kul – Yurts, “Nomad’s Dream” camp (4 pax in 1)
Kyzyl Oi – Homestay
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide