Day 1: Manas international airport > Bishkek
Arrive in Bishkek early in the morning. Transfer to the hotel. The first entire day would be dedicated to an advanced Bishkek City Tour. Tour includes in itself the visiting of such places of interest as Ploshad Pobedy (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Ploshad Ala-Too (Ala-Too Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic and many others places upon your request. It is not a real city tour without visiting a real central-Asian Bazaar. We will show it to you today and you’ll be able to make a lot of photos there. Osh and Orto-Sai bazaars are very colorful and noisy. People sell there all kinds of goods.
Day 2: Bishkek – Karakol
Transfer to Karakol city (260 km). On the way to visit the memorial complex Burana Tower. Burana Tower is located 12 km south-west from the city of Tokmak and is one of the oldest structures on the territory of Central Asia (the minaret of the mosque Jami, late 10th the beginning of the 11th century), wherein structural and decorative details can be traced practices of pre-Islamic architecture. On arrival at the Boom gorge, it is offered a picnic. The word “Boom” in the ancient language means “high steep rock cliff high.” Then we go north shore of the lake. Dinner Karakol in a guesthouse.
Day 3: Karakol > Kurgak-Tor gorge > Sirota
Transfer from Karakol city to the Karakol valley. On the way to Alps Camp in several hours, we will proceed from the steppe foothills to mountain forests, woodlands, to subalpine and alpine meadows and even to the realm of eternal snow with bare rocks and glaciers, the way may take from 6 to 10 hours, depends on the level of physical training of the group. Walking day 6-8 hours
Day 4: Sirota – Ala kul lake > Altyn Arashan
In the morning we take breakfast and we continue our walking day to Ala-Kul lake. The lake lies in the glacial valley of the left Riverhead of Kurgaktor river, at an altitude of 3532 meters above sea level with beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks. You will be amazed by this extraordinary lake. Ala-Kul lake is a rock-dammed and hidden treasure between lofty Terskey Ala-Too Mountains. On arrival to Ala-Kul lake – lunch. After lunch descent to Altyn-Arashan approximately in 3-4 hours. (Golden springs).
The slopes of the gorge are covered by pine and leafy forests. Altyn Arashan is famous for its curative hot springs. You will have an opportunity to relax in hot springs with radon water, to take a shower. Dinner and accommodation in a guesthouse. Walking time about 6-9 hours
Day 5: Altyn Arashan > Karakol
This day easier because we go only down and 3-4 hours. Then we go by car to Karakol. After we go to Bokonbaevo village on way we will see Fairy Tale canyon one of the beautiful canyons in Kyrgyzstan. Walking time about 3-4 hours. By car 3 – 4 hours. Dinner and Overnight in Guesthouse.
Day 6: Bokonbaevo > Kochkor
After Breakfast, we continue to explore the amazing culture of nomadic life. In Bokonbaevo you can make a picture with an eagle, fox, rabbit and any kind of wild animals. The South shore of the lake turns to Salt lake. Arrival in Kochkor. Dinner and night in a guesthouse. By car 4-6 hours.
Day 7: Kochkor > Kilemche
Early breakfast transfer to Jumgal valley to the starting point of the horse ride below the Kyzart pass. Meeting with the guide and horsemen. Within sight of the road, cross Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, an enormous, relatively flat sea of grass. Continue over the Chaar-Archa Pass (3 061 m) into the Chaar-Archa Valley and eat a tasty lunch at Kilemche jailoo, with views of holy 4400 m Baba-Ata Mountain. The name means “like a carpet,” and this swathe of grass covers whole mountain ranges, with shadings as subtle as any shyrdak (shyrdak is a Kyrgyz felt carpet). Dinner in a yurt.
Riding time about 4-6 hours
Day 8: Kilemche > Jaman Echki (Song-Kol Lake)
In the morning we take breakfast and we meet our horses and our team. After the short instruction, we begin our horseback trek to Song Kol lake. On the way, we cross the Jalgyz Karagai pass (3400 m). On the top, we can see a panoramic view of the lake. Lunch Jaman Echki (Song Kol Lake) stays in a nomad’s yurt camp. Dinner and accommodation in a Yurt camp.
Riding time about 5-6 hours.
Day 9: Song-Kol lake > Bishkek
After breakfast Transfer to Bishkek by the Kalmak Ashuu pass (3446m) Arrival in Bishkek. Transport 5-6 hours (350km) Accommodation in the hotel. At night transfer to the airport.