The Pearl of the Celestial Mountains

10 Days
Cultural Tours

Kyrgyzstan

Most beautiful sights of Kyrgyzstan in 10 days

A cultural program around east and west region of Kyrgyzstan on confortable car.

Program

D 1 / Bishkek - Chong Kemin

Morning tour around the Issyk Ata valley and its hot springs, visit of the Burana tower at the archaeological site of Balasagun, ancient city on the Silk Road (XI c.). Afternoon, transfer to the National Park Chong Kemin. Visit of the Chabdan Batyr park, he was a former, Kyrgyz hero. Cultural Evening organized by the regional ecotourism association in the village of Karol Doeboe. Night in homestay (CBT Chong Kemin)

D 2 / Chong Kemin - Karakol

Transfer to Karakol. We drive to Lake Issyk-Kul, the second largest mountain lake in the world after Titicaca. The lake is 1608m, and never freezes. Visit petroglyphs Bronze Age. Following road Karakol. Overnight in guest house Khutorok.

D 3 / Karakol - Tamga

In the morning, visit of the Jeti Oguz valley. Horse ride to the Chon Kyzyl-Suu (1-5 hours optional). Picnic in the mountains. Moving into the gorge Jukuuchak for bathing in warm sources. Transfert to Tamga. Accommodation at the guest house.

D 4 / Tamga - Jumgal

Morning visit  the falconer. Continue the road, and visit the manufacturer yurts in the village of Kyzyl-Tuu. Lunch at Kochkorka. A visit  the handicraft center. We will pass on the pass Kyzart 2650m. Arriving in the village Kyzart. Night in homestay.

D 5 / Jumgal - Kyzyl Oy

A day drive in the losted valley of Jumgal, the road is in bad condition even if a new road is under construction linking Issyk Kul with Jalal Abad. Mountains are covered by high pastures, there are no forest. The climate is too cold in winter, so mostly of the agriculture is based on growing potatoes or grass for cattle. After Chaek, the road will link the road coming from Suusamyr. We will then drive through the colorful canyon of the river Kekemeren.  Arriving in the village of Kyzyl Oy, walk in the village, meeting with locals. Dinner and overnight in homestay.

D 6 / Kyzyl Oy - Toktogul

In the morning we continue to drive to the main road connecting the two major cities of Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek-Osh. The scenery is stunning and varied. On the way stop at the village of Kojomkul, hero of the 20th century. After crossing the Ala-Bel pass, we drive into the Chychkan canyon. Dinner and overnight in a local family.

D 7 / Toktogul - Arslanbob village

Transfer to Arslan-Bob. Driving up to the Toktogul Dam. Picnic on the shore of the reservoir. then getting to the canyon raising over the Naryn River. On the main highway Osh-Bishkek drive to the Fergana Valley. Dinner in Djalal - Abad. Setting off for great walnut forests. Visiting a small waterfall sacred for local people. Overnight in homestay.

D 8 / Arslanbob village - Arslanbob village

Today we walking through the village to reach the waterfall. Picnic at the foot of the waterfall. During the afternoon, stroll in the forest of walnut. Night and meals in homestay in Arslanbob.

D 9 / Arslanbob village - Osh

To the West, cotton fields, the Fergana Valley welcomes us warm. Early departure of Arslanbob to Osh, Uzgen stop and visit of the minaret and mausoleums of the eleventh century. Then transfer to Osh. Visit of the city of Osh, the mausoleum of Babur and the throne of King Solomon. Overnight in guest house. Transfer time: 3h

D 10 / Osh - Bishkek

Early morning departure to the airport. Morning flight to Bishkek. Transfer into a guest house. Visit the Kyrgyz capital. Discovery of Osh market; walk in the park downtown. Evening and late dinner since leaving for the airport will take place in the middle of the night.

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Info

Include:
  • Organization of the stay
  • All transfers in vehicle incl. A / R airport
  • French speaking tour guide
  • Full board incl. drinking water
  • Accommodation described in the program
  • Carrying luggage during trekking and horse riding
  • Rent camping equipment (tents, mats, kitchen utensils)
  • All the visits indicated in the program
  • Entry fees at national parks or nature reserves
  • Entry fees at museums mentioned in the program
  • National or regional flights specified in the program
Non Include:
  • Insurance repatriation and CR insurance
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Alcohol or sweetened mineral water
  • Additional services not mentioned in the program
  • Staff costs and rental of personal equipment (ATV, sleeping bag, water bottle, flashlight, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Additional costs due to personal problems (health, loss of luggage, etc.)
Remarks:

Since July 27, 2012, the visa is not any more required for the persons of Swiss, EU, US, Canadian and Japanese nationalities (in total 44 new countries, for more information visit www.nomadsland.kg); passport should be with minimum of 6 months validity for period of 60 days maximum. Vaccination is not mandatory.

This is a draft program. It can be changed due to changes of flight schedules, safetely reasons, weather conditions and others imponderable or unforeseen conditions. Only our tour guide is authorized to take the necessary decisions. Prices are calculated daily and are subject to change in case of wide fluctuations in prices or exchange rates.

Though Kyrgyzstan evidenced caravans over 3000 years it is still a young developing country and infrastructure of villages is not at a very high level. Refusing hospitality might be offensive and in order to avoid misunderstanding one had better to read some guidebooks and other books about Kyrgyzstan before getting prepared to visit.

Hope to see you soon.


Nomad’s Land Team

We will help you to discover Kyrgyzstan, a unique country lying in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains. It is a land of contrasts offering multitude of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wildlife with many rare and endangered species, historical and archeological places connected with the Great Silk Road and people preserving traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan a pearl of Central Asia.

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