Kyrgyzstan is a country surrounded by mountains and with this location we can do almost everything here following self-drive routes! Travelers can travel in Kyrgyzstan along high-altitude lakes and mountains, follow remote paths and watch herds of horses near real nomads. This picture present Kyrgyzstan to you. We offer best deals of car rent with a driver as well as without a driver.
Unfortunately, roads are not of a good quality and 70% of them are just gravel and dirt. 4WD road tours in Kyrgyzstan are the best option to drive in mountain roads. So for you to investigate Kyrgyzstan completely it is better to take self-drive routes.
Guests of Kyrgyzstan may start their tour in the capital, Bishkek. First, it is recommended to visit the national park Ala-Archa. It is the gorge in Tien Shan mountains, located in 45 km from Bishkek. All what you can do in the park is to vault high hills and enjoy views of panorama. Those who don't want to hike may fallow paved paths.
Then it is recommended to visit the gorge Chon Kemin and ride a horse. Also in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan with visiting horse riding trip on route of forests and great breath-taking views.
Being in Kyrgyzstan you should visit the pearl of Kyrgyzstan Issyk Kul. It is the second largest lake of high-altitudes after Titicaca in South America. The lake is known for not freezing point, and it is translated as "Hot Lake". Following places are worth visiting being near Issyk Kul: Grigoryevskoe and Semenovskoe gorges, Jeti Oguz gorge, Barskoon waterfalls and Fairy Tale (Skazka) Canyon.
In the east of the Issyk Kul region town Karakol is located famous for Russian Orthodox Church, Dungan Mosque and Memorial Museum of N. M. Przhevalsky. On Sundays you can visit animal market and feel the culture of nomadic life.
In villages of Kyrgyzstan you still can meet nomads and in the Kochkor village you can taste traditional food, listen to national music and different legends of the country. After Kochkor you should visit Tash Rabat and Son Kul lake. The first is a shelter for those who used to travel the Great Silk Road in the past. The second is the next pearl of Kyrgyzstan; the high altitude lake located at 3016m above sea level. Here is the abundance of pastures and meadows. The season of travelling in Kyrgyzstan especially along this territory, is possible in summer from June to September. During other seasons, it is snowy and cold there. Temperature is 11 ˚ C (52˚ F) and below at night. Peculiar feature of the lake is the possibility to live in yurts as nomads do.
Kazarman village is known as the ancient city of Central Asia. It is located near the border with Uzbekistan in the Osh. Travelling here you will pass the Dostuk border. Jalal Abad is famous for Uzgen minaret, greatest walnut forest Arslanbob where fruit trees grow as well.
Toktogul reservoir is located in the NAryn region and may be visited in the course of a jeep tour in Kyrgyzstan. The reservoir is 284 km2. Mountains Tien Shan represent us picturesque places to visit in the course of tours in Kyrgyzstan - Suusamyr valley located between the Talas Alatau and Kyrgyz Range. The valley is emerald green and mountain meadows will touch hearts of all.
There are different suggestion of routes to cover being in Kyrgyzstan, and the most famous self-drive of car rent routes are:
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore
Day 4: Issyk Kul northern shore - Grigorievskoye - Karakol
Day 5: Karakol - Jeti Oguz (can sleep here) - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Day 6: Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn (or drive directly to Tash Rabat via Dolon pass)
Day 7: Naryn - Tash Rabat
Day 8: Tash Rabat - Son Kul
Day 9: Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi
Day 10: Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek
If guests have more time to spend in Kyrgyzstan, they may extend their trip:
Day 09: Son Kul - Kazarman
Day 10: Kazarman - Osh
Day 11: Osh - Arslanbob
Day 12: Arslanbob - Toktogul
Day 13: Toktogul - Bishkek
Day 14: Flight
Being in Kyrgyzstan do not forget to pay your attention to nature of our country. We are very grateful to organize a tour in Kyrgyzstan as well as help to rent a car on the highest level. More information you can get from our managers. Or, visit website of our company for extra information about Kyrgyzstan. You can describe your ideas and we will take all in account. Welcome to Kyrgyzstan and have good time here.