Amazing gorges of Kyrgyzstan
Time: 8 days
Highpoints: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor - Tash Rabat - Naryn - Bokonbaevo - Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor
Winter tours are waiting for you in Kyrgyzstan. The driver will meet you at Manas International Airport and accompany to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. It will take 30 minutes. Get a city tour and learn more about Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and so on. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Kochkor village. Visit Burana Tower of the 11th century. On the way we will see an outdoor museum of Balbals or stone warriors. Overnight is in a home stay.
Day 2: Kochkor - Tash Rabat - Naryn
Winter tour will impress you by travelling to Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road. It is translated as Stone Castle from the 14th century. The site is situated on Tian Shan Mountains and built of pebble lumps inside a mountain at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. You can see 31 rooms in the mountain with walls of 1 m thick. In ancient times there was an underground prison cells used to jail thieves. We will drive back to the town of Naryn. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Naryn - Kochkor - Bokonbaevo
In the morning we will travel to Kochkor village along astonishing gorge over mountain pass of 3 000 meters high. In Kochkor village you will spend time with a family and get master class of making our national felt carpets. Get acquainted with small handicraft museum there. The next destination is visiting Bokonbaeva village where everyone will see a local eagle-hunter. He catches hare, foxes and other wild mountain inhabitants with the help of birds. Overnight is in a home stay.
Day 4: Bokonbaevo - Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol
Today we will drive to Barskoon gorge situated on the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. This gorge is well-known for its heavenly mountains and the monument to Yuri Gagarin. Then we will visit Jeti Oguz gorge famous for red rocks developments, also called "Seven Bulls". On the way we will see the Broken Heart Mountain. Hike on the top of a mountain to see a panorama view of the gorge! Continue your way to Karakol town. Here we will visit Dungan mosque built in Chinese style without a single metal nail. The next destination is an old wooden Orthodox Church. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
The driver will meet you and transfer to Issyk Kul Lake. We will drive along the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake and see this amazing place from all sights. It is everyone's favorite place for swimming in summer time. Guests will astonish its healing waters and get joy. In the afternoon you will visit a small local museum that has examples of handicraft, music instruments and a lot of artifacts. Night is in a home stay in Chon Kemon village.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Chon Kemin village is positioned in a national park where everyone can admire remarkable mountain views. On the way you can find distant regions persist pleasantly pristine, traditional and rich in culture whereas the capital is quite advanced. Sight-seeing is still in its beginning and huge areas are mainly untouched by far-off guests. Open smiles, arms and unequalled friendliness await you. Then we will have 3 hours of horse riding and drive along high in the mountains through a mountain forest. Enjoy the panorama view of the gorge and drive to Bishkek. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
See how beautiful Kyrgyzstan winter in the natural Park of Ala Archa gorge. It is a great gorge located on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. It is 45 km from Bishkek. Get a short hiking tour to see a panoramic view of the gorge. Then we will return to Bishkek and visit Asian Bazaar. On the way everyone will have a chance to take vibrant photos of lively local life. This bazaar is an earsplitting and flamboyant tapestry of fabrics, produce and people. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport. It was amazing winter tour!
It is important to note that winter tours in Kyrgyzstan are another chance to see a fabulous picture of panoramic views. In fact, Kyrgyzstan attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world, but with an interesting history and breathtaking nature of the mountains and of course a warm climate. Enjoy incredible tours of the most scenic spots, as well as skiing. When traveling in winter, you will learn that there are a lot of ski resorts in Kyrgyzstan. Many bases have tracks of varying difficulty. You can also see equipment rental locations. There are professional instructors here. During the tours, you will have the opportunity to carry the night in rooms, junior rooms and standard rooms. Winter tours to Kyrgyzstan will be unforgettable.
During your winter tours in Kyrgyzstan you will see trails covered with snow, but this does not mean that you will not be able to enjoy the tour. We offer you jeep tours that can easily drive through deep snow.
Visit Issyk Kul Lake and enjoy the incredible during winter tours in Kyrgyzstan. Learn more about the petroglyphs, also known as ancient stone inscriptions, which were invented by shamans 2,000 years ago. Also, you will see the snowy gorge of red rocks, known as Jeti Oguz or Seven Bulls. They are very beautiful in winter! In the village of Bokonbaevo you will see a local eagle hunter who will tell you interesting facts about eagles and show you how to hunt. It's really worth it! In the village of Kochkor, learn and sew our national felt carpets using a special technique yourself!
A winter tour in Kyrgyzstan will provide an opportunity to see traditional equestrian games such as chabysh, kyz kuumay, tyyn enmey and so on. It is important to note that Kyrgyzstan becomes a participant in sports competitions and sports games.
Try delicious dishes, because Kyrgyzstan cuisine is very tasty. Here you will taste such types of meat as lamb, beef, horse meat and rare pork. Mostly residents of Kyrgyzstan are Muslims. In fact, people like to eat here beshbarmak, manty, oromo, kuurdak and others. Dairy products are very popular: kymyz - a drink made from mare's milk, ayran (yogurt), sour cream and ghee. Don't forget to try pilaf, lagman and ashlamfu.
Kyrgyzstan winter tours will win the hearts of every traveler and will be remembered for a long time.
Winter tours in Kyrgyzstan will show you a snow-white picture with beautiful routes. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy your trip, it will be really worth it!