Offroad tour in Kyrgyzstan
Day 1: Airport – Bishkek
Arrival in Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel. After some rest City tour around Bishkek. You will enjoy soviet-style architecture: Philharmonic concert hall, government building, Monument for the Great War of the Native Country, Monument of Manas). Bishkek is one of the most green in Central Asia, due to its countless parks and alleys, which make the town a nice place to live also in the heat of the summer.
After lunch transfer to the Ala-Archa National Park (40 km). You will be in the alpine gorge through which the fast flowing Ala-Archa River runs, flanked by tall, snow-covered, peaks with steep-sided, forested, mountain slopes. Transfer to Bishkek. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Kochkor – Son-Kul
In the morning drive to Son-Kul Lake (400 km). Lunch in Kochkor village on the way. Arriving in Son Kul in the afternoon through “33 Parrot” Pass (3000 m). This is a remote mountain lake situated on a treeless, high mountain plateau (3016 m) where shepherds bring the livestock in the summertime, establish a camp where they will live – setting up their yurts. In this magnificent place you can see hundreds of herds and a lot of different yurts, where you will certainly be invited to have kymyz, the national drink made of fermented mare’s milk with a traditional bread, try other diary products and home made jam. Dinner and overnight at the Yurt Camp
Day 3: Son-Kul – Tash-Rabat Caravanserai (Stone castle)
In the morning after breakfast start your drive to Tash Rabat (14th century Stone Castle). Today you will drive through “Moldo Ashu” pass (3400 m). Stop in Baetov for lunch.
Tash Rabat is located in the heart of Tian Shan Mountains. The stone made sight built inside the mountain (3200 m) has no analogue in the world. The building had been used as hotel and shelter for travelers on the Great Silk Road. In total there are 31 rooms in the mountain. The thickness of walls is 1 m. There are also underground prison cells for ancient thieves. Dinner and overnight in yurts near the Tash Rabat caravanserai. Overnight in Yurt Camp.
Day 4: Tash Rabat Caravanserai – Kel-Suu lake
After Breakfast we drive near to china border and go through border post and driving takes around 6 hours and Arriving to the Yurt Camp. After lunch, Picnic, we can drive there or we can take a horse till the lake. We hope that the Lake will amaze you with its stunning views. Overnight at the Yurt Camp
Day 5: Kel-Suu lake – Naryn
After breakfast drive to Naryn. It is a town with a long, thin shape which straddles the fast flowing Naryn River and is set between high, steep cliffs. The River Naryn is the longest in Kyrgyzstan (535 km). It is an ancient tributary of the Syr-Darya River. Overnight at the Guest house.
Day 6: Naryn – Tamga
Early in the morning start driving towards Tamga village. Today you will drive whole day. The road goes through Tosor pass (4020 m), one of the highest passes in Kyrgyzstan. Overnight at the guest house.
Day 7: Tamga – Jety- Oguz – Karakol
After breakfast we organize for you a Eagle hunting show and transfer to Jety-Oguz Gorge. Picturesque Jeti-Oguz gorge is located 28 km to the south-west of the town of Karakol. Its name in Kyrgyz language means “Seven bulls”. Especially romantic look has the rock “Broken Heart” located at the entrance to the gorge. Lunch in a local café. Sightseeing tour: visit to the museum of M.V. Prejvalsky, one of the worlds greatest explorers. His main achievements were the crossing of the great desert Taklamakan and the discovery of more than 4000 animals, including the Horse of Prejevalsky. Later, you will visit the Dungan mosque built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. Dinner in Uigur family. Kyrgyzstan is multiethnic country and today you will taste Uigur food and get acquainted with their culture and traditions. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Karakol – Altyn Arashan Gorge – Karakol
After breakfast we will be picked by big Russian military car (GAZ66) and it will take us to Altyn-Arashan Hot Springs. It takes around 2 hours. Hot Springs are located inside of the little huts. After hiling around you can go to swim for 15minute. More than 15minute is not f=good for the health. After this our GAZ66 will take us back to city. We sit our cars and go to the local Village for the dinner.
Day 9: Karakol – Grigorievska – Issyk Kul
After breakfast transfer to Cholpon-Ata city. The road will go along the northern shore of the Issyk-Kul Lake (120km). On the way turn to Grigorievska gorge. In Grigorievska gorge there are three beautiful mountain lakes. Picnic in the open air. After lunch continue your drive to Cholpon Ata. On arrival, excursion to the open-air art gallery of stone, said to date from 500 BC – 100 AD, which depict wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Issyk-Kul – Bishkek
After breakfast you will have free time till you are picked up by your guide and driver. Transfer to Bishkek city (280 km) by car through a stunning Boom Gorge. On the way visit Burana Tower (minaret of 11th century) and the open air museum of stone warriors. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Bishkek – airport
Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
- Full trip Self-Drive (two 4×4 car for self drive: if 4 people than one 4×4 car with spacious 4 seats)
- Guide & Mechanic
- Accommodation (4 private room and private bathroom but in remote places family house) (Yurt Camps 3 nights in good yurt Camps)
- English speaking Guide
- Meal full board.
- Eagle Hunting show
- Horse riding in Kel-Suu lake
- International flight
- Extra activities
- Personal expenses
- Private transportation
- Single Supplement
- 4 people: 1350$/prsn
- 5 people: 1190$/prsn
- 6 people: 1250$/prsn
- 7 people: 1120$/prsn
- 8 people: 1030$/prsn
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