The Pearl Of Tien Shan

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1,390 (incl. VAT) / Per Person

  • Tour Duration 10 days
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Min number of people 7
  • Max number of people 14
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This route is designed for those who want to discover Kyrgyzstan in the footsteps of Kyrgyzstan’s Nomads. You cross the country from west to east of the heavenly mountains, the crossroads of the Silk Road. During this trip you will be immersed in the heart of Kyrgyzstan and discover the natural and cultural treasures of the country.

Locations you will visit

  • Osh
  • Uzgen
  • Jalal Abad
  • Toktogul
  • Kochkor
  • Karakol
  • Cholpon Ata
  • Bishkek

Included

  • TWIN/DBL room in comfortable guesthouse, with a host family or yurt
  • Full board
  • Accompanying English speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to the sites, listed in the program
  • Transport (depends on the number of travellers) and driver services
  • Photoshooting with the Eagle Hunter
  • Workshop Silk Carpet making
  • Manufacturer of Yurt

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 Osh
Day 2: Osh – Arslanbob (190 km)
Day 3: Arslanbob – Toktogul Lake (340 km)
Day 4: Toktogul Lake – Kyzyl Oi (250 km)
Day 5: Kyzyl Oi – Kochkor (170 km)
Day 6: Kochkor – Kyzyl Suu (230 km)
Day 7: Kyzyl Suu – Karakol (70 km)
Day 8: Karakol
Day 9: Karakol – Bishkek (420 km)
Day 10: Kyrgyzstan – Departure

Day 1Arrival in Osh

Arrival in Kyrgyzstan / Uzbekistan border in Osh. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the guesthouse for rest and breakfast.

Timetable: City tour Osh:
• King Solomon’s throne (protected by UNESCO)
• Bazaar
• Ethnographic Museum

During the day break for lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse.

Day 2Osh - Arslanbob (190 km)

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

Timetable:
• Transfer to Jalal Abad
• On the way visit to the mausolea and Minaret Uzgen
Lunch
• Transfer to the village of Arslanbob with the largest walnut forest in the world

Dinner and overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Option: folkloric dance

Day 3Arslanbob – Toktogul Lake (340 km)

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

Timetable :
• Walk to the waterfall and woods
Lunch
• Ride to Lake Toktogul via the canyon of the Naryn River and the barages
• Photo stop at the edge of the cliffs and the Lake
• Then we move around the artificial Lake of Toktogul

Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Day 4Toktogul Lake - Kyzyl Oi (250 km)

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

Timetable :
• We drive into the Chichkhan Canyon, famous for its honey and trout
• Then we leave the canyon to go to the Ala Bel Pass (3175m altitude)
• Magnificent view of the upper valley of Sussamyr
• Driving to this valley we go to the village Kojomkul
• Visit to the small museum
• In the afternoon we descend into the canyon Koekoemeren river
• The quiet village of Kyzyl Oi for lunch with a local family
• Walk through the “red cavity”, this small dry with red ochre cliffs valley is without
a doubt the valley that lies above one of the most beautiful pastures Tian Chan.

Dinner and overnight stay with a host family.

Option : 2 hours horse riding = USD 30 per person.

Day 5Kyzyl Oi – Kochkor (170 km)

Breakfast with the host family.

Timetable:
• We go further through the canyon which offers more amazing landscapes
• At the junction with the Jumgal river we climb the river to these new sources
Lunch in the village of Djumgal and discover the Nomadic Kyrgyzstan
• Back to Kyzart (2664 m altitude)
• Village Epkin – workshop shirdak making, the traditional Kyrgyz carpet
• Arrival in Kochkor and visit to the city

Dinner and overnight stay with a host family.

Day 6Kochkor – Kyzyl Suu (230 km)

Breakfast with the host family.

Timetable:
– Tour of the city: local crafts bazaar
– Transfer to Kyzyl Suu, on the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul
– Drive to the village of Kyzyl Tuu for lunch at our host, manufacturer of Yurt
– Ride to Bokonbaeva with a visit to eagle breeders
– We continue our journey to Kyzyl Suu

Dinner and overnight stay with a host family or in a yurt camp*

*The yurt camp is closed for a few days in autumn and spring.

Day 7Kyzyl Suu - Karakol (70 km)

Breakfast with the host family or in the yurt camp.

Timetable:
– Excursion to the Jeti Oguz Valley, means the “Seven Bulls”
– Famous red ravines where we have our picnic
– Short walk to the top of the valley
– Arrival in Karakol
Dinner in the local restaurant, in the city

Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 8Karakol

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

Timetable:
• This day is dedicated to a visit to the town of Karakol, built at the foot of the
mountains. Hundred year old orthodox cathedral and mosque, zoo, bazaar,  museum and monument Przhevalski.
• In the afternoon we visit the Ak-Suu valley and enjoy a warm outdoor bath

During the day break for lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay in the guesthouse.

Optional: In the winter season possibility to ski in the ski resort of Karakol. Costs not included.

Day 9Karakol – Bishkek (420 km)

Wake up at 5:00 in the morning. Breakfast in the guesthouse.

Timetable:
• Transfer to Bishkek at the north coast of Lake Issyk-Kul
• Then we drive to the Cholpon Ata city
• Visit to a museum of petroglyphs
• Descent to the Boom Gorge for lunch
• In the afternoon we visit the Burana Tower (XI)
• Arrival in Bishkek

Dinner and overnight stay in the guesthouse.

Day 10Kyrgyzstan - 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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