Authentic Kyrgyzstan

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  • Tour Duration 14 days
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Min number of people 7
  • Max number of people 14
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This trip is ideal for lovers of cultural discoveries and for hikers. Kyrgyzstan is a Nomadic country in the heart of Central Asia with a surprisingly varied landscape: steppes, meadows, deserts, ravines, high alpine valleys, lakes and rivers with turquoise waters. A real playground for nature lovers! During this stay you will be immersed in the heart of Kyrgyz culture and its horse riding traditions and you will discover the hospitality of the Kyrgyz people.

Locations you will visit

  • Bishkek
  • Chong Kemin
  • Karakol
  • Bokonbaevo
  • Tash Rabat
  • Song Kul
  • Kyzyl Oï
  • Suusamyr

Included

  • TWIN/DBL room in 3 * hotels/guesthouse/yurt/host family
  • Full board
  • Accompanying English speaking cultural, hiking and trekking guides
  • Entrance tickets to the sites, listed in the program
  • Transport (depends on the number of travellers) and driver services
  • Culinary workshop inside a yurt
  • Photo with the Eagle Hunter
  • Felt making workshop
  • Yurt building

Not included

  • International air tickets
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Surcharge for special requests on meals and services
  • Entrance fees, transport service, permits and guide service during free time
  • Rental of personal equipment (sleeping bag, water bottle, flashlight, etc.)
  • Insurances
  • Tips (always optional, always appreciated)
  • Visas (if applicable) & any other administrative costs
  • Surcharge for public holidays
  • Fees for video and photo shooting

Your Itinerary – in Brief:

Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
Day 2: Bishkek – Chong Kemin National Park (150 km)
Day 3: Chong Kemin – Seminovka & Grigorievka Valley – Karakol (240 km)
Day 4: Karakol – Altyn Arashan Valley – Karakol (60 km)
Day 5: Karakol – Canyon Jety Oguz – Chong Kyzyl Suu (60 km)
Day 6: Chong Kyzyl Suu – Skazka – Bokonbaevo (80 km)
Day 7: Bokonbaevo – Kochkor (120 km)
Day 8: Kochkor – Naryn – Valley near Bachi (180 km)
Day 9: Valley at Bachi – Tach Rabat
Day 10: Tash Rabat – Son Kul (235 km)
Day 11: Lake of Son Kul
Day 12: Lake Son Kul – Village Kyzyl Oy (160 km)
Day 13: Village Kyzyl Oy – Suusamyr Valley – Bichkek (250 km)
Day 14: Bichkek – departure

 

Day 1Arrival in Bishkek

Arrival at Manas International Airport. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel for rest.

Timetable:
• Appointment at 12h for the briefing with your guide.
Lunch in a traditional Kyrgyz pub
• Visit to Panfilov Park (in memory of Major General Yvan Panfilov and 28 infantry
Kazakhs and Kyrgyzstaners who hijacked the advance of the German tanks and
turned the Second World War around).
• Frunze Museum (in memory of the founder of the Kyrgyz capital)
• Dubovy Park (or Oak Park)
• Outdoor Art Gallery
• Ala-Too-Plei

Dinner at a restaurant in the city and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 2Bishkek - Chong Kemin National Park (150 km)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Timetable:
• Visit to the old town of Balasagun
• Minaret Burana
• Sogdian capital (built XI)
• After this cultural part, we drive to the Boom Canyon
• Walk in an adjacent canyon called Konorchek, a miniature of the Grand Canyon in
the United States.
• Chong-Kemin Valley at almost 1400 meters above sea level, in 1997 transformed
into a natural park to preserve exceptional flora and fauna, including the snow
leopard.

During the day break for lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 3Chong Kemin - Seminovka & Grigorievka Valley - Karakol (240 km)

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

Timetable:
• We are on our way to the Russian colonial city of Karakol on the
north bank of the Issyk Kul-Meer.
• On the way visit to the small history museum of Cholpon Ata
• Alpine gorge from Grigorievskoe and Semenovskoe
Picnic
• Drive to Karakol with a visit to the grave and the small museum
of the explorer Nikolai Przhevalsky.

Dinner and overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 4Karakol - Altyn Arashan Valley - Karakol (60 km)

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

Timetable:
• Visit the local market
• Orthodox Cathedral
• Dungan mosque
• Transfer to the Alpine valley of Altyn-Arashan
• 6 km long walk
• Enjoying the thermal springs (several springs and a sanatorium)
• The village of Ak-Suu
• Back to the city

During the day break for lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 5Karakol - Canyon Jety Oguz - Chong Kyzyl Suu (60 km)

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

Timetable:
• Departure to the Canyon of Jety Oguz (2,200 m) and its beautiful landscapes.
• Walk in the valley of the “onions” where, among other things, a dacha of the
cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, a nursery and waterfalls are located
Picnic on the banks of the Jety Oguz river and free time
• Short transfer to the nearby valley of Chong Kyzyl Suu, where we spend our first
night in a yurt with Mirlan and Albina, where at the same time you will learn some
secrets of Kyrgyz cuisine.
Dinner

Overnight stay in a shared yurt.

Optional:
– 6-hour walk through the meadows to the yurt.
– 2 hours horseback riding on the alp = USD 30 per person
– 5 hours of horseback riding through the meadows to the yurt = USD 50 per person

Day 6Chong Kyzyl Suu - Skazka - Bokonbaevo (80 km)

Breakfast at the yurt camp.

Timetable:
• Set off for Skazka Canyon, with its ochre, red or yellow sedimentary rock
formations in a landscape that seems to come from another planet. A paradise
for photographers!
• After this visit we meet Kadyrdyn, one of the last eagle hunters, who will show us
how he trains his Golden eagle in hunting.
Lunch in a yurt camp on the shores of Lake Issyk Kul.
• Free time at the lake, to enjoy the clear water, to walk, to read a good book or
just to relax …
Dinner

Overnight stay in a double yurt.

Day 7Bokonbaevo - Kochkor (120 km)

Breakfast at the yurt camp.

Timetable:
• This morning we go to Kurmanbek and Nazira, Kyzyl-Tuu, who have been making
traditional yurts for generations.
• Picnic by the Lake
• In the village of Kotchkor we visit the women’s cooperative where we learn how
to produce the famous Shyrdaks (felt carpets – UNESCO).
• Finally, there is a dinner and a traditional musical show.

Overnight stay in a cozy guesthouse.

Day 8Kochkor - Naryn - Valley At Bachi (180 km)

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

Timetable:
• Departure to At-Bashi, we cross several mountain ranges
• The first pass, the Dolon Pass at an altitude of 3030 metres, leads to the town of
Naryn, which is surrounded by impressive reddish cliffs
Lunch in Chaar, a small canyon located after the 2nd pass Kyzyl Bel (which means
red back)
• Via this pass we reach the upper valley of the At-Bachi, one of the coldest valleys
in the country
• We settle with a host family in the village of Kyzyl Tuu, populated by shepherds
and their herds
• Walk through the village at an altitude of 2,500 metres where you can get to
know the daily life of the village and its inhabitants

Dinner and overnight stay in a common room with a host family.

Day 9Valley At Bachi - Tach Rabat

Breakfast with the host family.

Timetable:
• Departure to the caravanserai of Tash Rabat (X), at an altitude of 3,200 m, which
served as an inn, fortress and marketplace for the caravans that passed through
this hostile region at the time of the Silk Road. It is also here that shepherds meet
to bring their herds for the summer. The yaks will only pass the Tash Rabat at
4100m and stay around Chatyr Kul Lake all summer.
• Visit to the caravanserai, participation in the daily life of the Nomads, with the
milking of cows and mares, preparation of cream, cheese and kumys (fermented
mare’s milk drink).

During the day break for lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay in a double yurt.

Options:
– 8h walk to the Tash Rabat pass (4100m)
– 3-4h riding = USD 40 per person

Day 10Tash Rabat - Son Son Kul (235 km)

Breakfast at the yurt camp.

Timetable:
• Last moments at the caravanserai of Tash Rabat
• Via Naryn to Song Kul Lake
• Climbing of the pass of 33 parrots, where we stop to see the waterfall and stretch
our legs
• Once we have crossed the pass, we discover the wide open spaces of the Son Kul
Lake, at an altitude of 3000 m
• Arrival at a family of semi-nomadic breeders

During the day break for lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay in a double yurt.

Day 11Lake Son Kul

Breakfast at the yurt camp.

Timetable:
• Today we discover the lake, its surroundings and its inhabitants
• Participating in the daily tasks of the family, teaching the children English lessons,
learning to cook a traditional Kyrgyz meal, making a wild ride, or viewing old rock
paintings in the surrounding hills, climbing one of the surrounding mountain
peaks, reading a good book lying on the meadow, or for the bravest swimming in
the Lake, are all different choices you have today.

During the day break for lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay in a double yurt.

Optional:
– Horseback riding 4-5h = USD 50 per person
– Demonstration of traditional games: USD 100 per group

Day 12Son Kul Lake - Village Kyzyl Oy (160 km)

Breakfast at the yurt camp.

Timetable:
• We leave Son Koul at the Karaketche Pass (3.350 m) to reach the Jumgal Valley
• The road then goes up the colourful canyon of the Keukeumeren River, which
then flows into the Naryn River
• Arrival at Kyzyl Oy, a small village in the Celestial Mountains

During the day break for lunch.

Overnight stay in a common room with a host family.

Day 13Village Kyzyl Oy - Suusamyr Valley - Bishkek (250 km)

Breakfast with the host family.

Timetable:
• Through the beautiful valley of Suusamyr we drive to Bishkek
• Visit to the small village of Kojomkul
• Passage through the Too Achuu tunnel (3100 m)
• On the other side of the pass, the landscape changes completely, giving way to
rocky outcrops and very steep slopes
• Arrival in Bishkek, and check-in at the hotel
Dinner in a restaurant

During the day break for lunch.

Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 14Bishkek - Departure

Departure. The local partner will take you to the airport.

Kyrgyzstan officially the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Республикасы, romanized: Kırğız Respublikası; ), is a country in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country with mountainous terrain. It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and southwest, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan's recorded history spans over 2,000 years, encompassing a variety of cultures and empires. Although geographically isolated by its highly mountainous terrain, which has helped preserve its ancient culture, Kyrgyzstan has been at the crossroads of several great civilizations as part of the Silk Road and other commercial and cultural routes. Though long inhabited by a succession of independent tribes and clans, Kyrgyzstan has periodically fallen under foreign domination and attained sovereignty as a nation-state only after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. The nation's largest ethnic group are the Kyrgyz, a Turkic people, who comprise (73.3%) of the population. Other ethnic groups include Russians (5.6%) concentrated in the north and Uzbeks (14.6%) living in the south. Small but noticeable minorities include Dungans (1.1%), Uyghurs (1.1%), Tajiks (1.1%), Kazakhs (0.7%), and Ukrainians (0.5%) and other smaller ethnic minorities (1.7%). The country has over 80 ethnic groups.
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