Kyrgyzstan trip: Tour 9
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor - Tash Rabat - Naryn - Kochkor - Bokonbaevo - Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor
Upon arrival guide will meet and accompany you to the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The road to Bishkek city will take about 40 minutes. You will visit such prominent place as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others places. In course of the winter tour you will head on to Kochkor village. On the way to it you will explore Burana Tower. During the tour you will know that this sight is a minaret of the 11th century that was also used as a sign for travelers that there was a city to for resting. Near it you will see open air museum of Balbals, which are also known as stone warriors. Night will be in a home stay.
Day 2: Kochkor - Tash Rabat - Naryn
Today you will drive to Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road. During the tour you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking view of the Stone Castle of the 14th century. The building especially beautiful in winter, do not miss the chance to see it in tour. Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. It is interesting to note that the building is made of stone block with 31 rooms walls of which are 1 m thick. During the travel you will also know that here are underground prison cells that were used to imprison thieves. After the excursion we will drive back to the town of Naryn. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Naryn - Kochkor - Bokonbaevo
You will be transferred to Kochkor village. In course of the tour you will route will go to through the winter gorge and mountain pass on the 3 000 meters high. Upon arrival to your destination you will spend some time with a family and learn the way of making national felt carpets. Also you will visit a small handicraft museum there. After it you will have a stop at the Bokonbaeva village. Kyrgyzstan winter tours will show you the beauty of nomad way of hunting with the help of eagle. The preys are hares and foxes. Night will be in a home stay.
Day 4: Bokonbaevo - Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol
Morning drive to Barskoon gorge which is located on the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. This site is prominent due to its celestial mountains and the monument to Yuri Gagarin. Adter it you will head on to Jety Oguz gorge. It's famous for its red rocks formations that have a name Seven Bulls. Also you will see there the Broken Heart Mountain. We will make many photos there and if you want it is possible to go on a top of a mountain (20 minutes) to see a panorama view of the winter gorge. Then we continue our way to Karakol town to see the Dungan mosque. This site as made in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. After it will be an old wooden Orthodox Church. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
Today the route of the winter tour will lead to Issyk Kul Lake. You will drive along the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake to see the whole lake from all sights. This lake is known as the biggest alpine in Central Asia and you also have an opportunity to swim and rest here. people form neighbor countries like to res here. In the afternoon you will visit a small local museum that has examples of handicraft, music instruments and a lot of artifacts. Your night will be in a home stay in Chon Kemin village.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
In course of the tour you will find out that Chon Kemin village is situated in a national park. Here you will have an opportunity to enjoy the winter scenery in tours to Kyrgyzstan. Rural regions remain delightfully unspoiled, traditional and rich in culture whilst the capital is quite developed. Even through the tourism is rill developing vast areas are largely untouched by foreign visitors. During the tour be prepared to see smiles, open arms and hospitality. You will have 3 hours of horse riding through a mountain forest. On the top you will see the panorama view of the gorge in winter. Then you will drive to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
The driver will transfer you to Ala Archa gorge (45 km). You will be impressed to see the natural park on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. This prominent and picturesque sight was used to be overly controlled and access had only V.I.P. people. In course of the winter tour you will hike to see a panoramic view of the gorge. Afterwards we return to Bishkek and you will visit our Asian Bazaar. This prominent sight will surprise you with the busy life of local people and variety of goods. Overnight will be in a hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Kyrgyzstan is a country that attracts tourists all over the world because of its interesting culture and beautiful nature. Winter Kyrgyzstan is an incredible picture to be seen. You can enjoy skiing and snowboarding thanks to the large number of ski resorts. At many bases there are tracks of various difficulties. Don't miss the opportunity to see the heavenly mountains covered with a blanket of white snow. Winter tours to Kyrgyzstan will not be inferior in beauty to summer ones.
Due to the temperature in winter, you can hardly spend the night everywhere and many trails are covered with snow. Oh, don't worry, it will bring an obstacle in the way of your tour, you will have an unforgettable experience.
You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Issyk Kul in winter tour and see that it does not freeze even in winter. You will also see petroglyphs or the ancient stone inscriptions that were made 2000 years ago by shamans, Jeti Oguz or Seven Bulls gorge of red rock formation. Bokonbaevo village will show you a local eagle hunter that use the traditional way of nomad hunting. In Kochkor village you will have a chance to learn and make national felt carpets by using the special technique. You can also learn a lot about famous traditional horse games such as at chabysh, kyz kuumai, tyiyn enmei etc. Don't forget about the cuisine of Kyrgyzstan. Here you can try many delicious dishes mainly made from meat. Do not miss the chance to try an alcoholic drink kymyz, made from fermented mare's milk
Kyrgyzstan winter tours will delight you with the incredible beauty of nature and much more that make you excited.