Classical Kyrgyzstan tour PDF Print

 

2017

 

 

Classical Kyrgyzstan tour - TopAsia Travel offers 14-days soft adventure tour with transportation

Destination: Kyrgyzstan. Visit the most beautiful alpine lakes and places of country.

On the way you visit the oldest town of central Asia. Ancient monuments and graves take you back to the ancient time as well as local games let see you a real nomad life of Kyrgyz people on the North. You are able to see all Kyrgyz land -beautiful and marvellous!

Best time for journey – May-September

Duration: 14 days                                                                             

Group size: from 2 to 16 pax

Meals: All meals (Russian, Asian, European meal)

Transportation with AC: subject to number of pax – Jeep 4 WD, MB Sprinter.

Accommodation: in hotels, yurt inn, guest houses.

Guiding: English or German speaking guide

Equipment: Guests must to have the personal clothes and shoes for walking in the mountains till height 3200m above sea level  

Itinerary:

Day 1. Bishkek

Arrival at Bishkek. After lunch  city-tour, dinner.  Hotel ***.


Day 2. Bishkek – Ala-Archa – Bishkek (40km)

After breakfast drive to Ala-Archa gorge.

The wide Beautiful valley of the Ala Archa river sweeps up to the Highest peaks and largest glaciers of the Kyrgyz Alatau range. To protect its tremendous natural diversity it was made a national park in 1976. The valleys steep wooded slopes, pristine water meadows and craggy cliffs provide habitats for over 170 animal species, including eagles, shy Marco Polo sheep, bear, lynx, wild boar, wolves and, in its upper reaches, rarely spotted snow leopards. Its also supports over 800 plant species a dream-come true in Spring for alpine flower enthusiasts. Ala-Archa is the National Park; it is situated 40 km south of Bishkek in the Kyrgyz Ala-Too mountain range at the altitude of 1600-4860m. Very beautiful place to spend one or two days in the nature. It offers different trekking and climbing programs. It has a very good condition for Horse riding. Picnic in the open area. There are plenty of options for walking and trekking in the valley.



Day 3. Bishkek - Son Kul Lake (350km)

Drive to Sonkul lake via Kochkor village. Have lunch in Kyrgyz family.

Kochkor is a small town (village) which lays just on the way to Naryn and is about 260 km from Bishkek. The town is best known for its handy craft masters, who are making the best national souvenirs and carpets (Shyrdaks) in whole Kyrgyzstan. Here you may stop for a lunch in a kurguz style, visit a small museum of applied art and see a felt show.




Lake Son Kul is Kyrgyzstan's second largest lake (After Issyk-Kul), and is located 90 km northwest of Naryn. One translation of the name is "The Last Lake".

It lies in high mountain area within a valley that stretches 60 km in length and 30 km in width. The valley is surrounded by mountains, with the rocky Son Kul Range that is over 4,000m a.s.l from its northern part, the slopes of Tian Shan covered with fir to the northeast, and the Moldo Too Range to the south.

The lake lies at the altitude of 3016 m, the total area is 275 sq.km and 15 m deep.

Unlike Issyk Kul it does freeze in winter time, and the thickness of ice sometimes is about 1.5m and there're snowfalls almost 200 days a year. Winter comes to this place in September and ends in June.

As the lake is situating in a treeless, mountainous plateau and is surrounded by the mountain meadows (jailoos). These meadows are used by local people as the pasture. Shepherds come to the lake with their family and flocks and live during summer time.

Day 4. Son Kul

Whole day at Sonkul lake. Walking, riding, meetings with nomads. O/n in the same place.


Day 4. Son-Kul – Tash – Rabat ( 150km)

After breakfast drive to Tash-Rabat.
Tash-Rabat caravan saray is a stone fortress that was built in the 15 century, the medieval inn of the merchants and travelers on the Great Silk Road is situated in the beautiful Tash-Rabat gorge at a height of 3000m, 100km from Torugart pass. The construction is a multi-domed rectangular building with sides of 35 and 33 m. The whole structure consists of a big central hall with 31 rooms around it. On the walls are traces of old paintings. That area is good for hiking, walking and riding.  

O/N in the yrts. All meals.



Day 5. Tash-Rabat – Tamga village (375km)
Drive along the South part of the lake Issyk-Kul to Tamga village
Rest at the beach.
O/n in the Guest house. All meals.

The further way goes on a picturesque mountain road from Sary-Chelek up to Toktogul reservoir with transparent light-blue water. On the way meeting large antique of a rock "Balbali", then drive to Chichkan (Maus) gorge and accommodation in the small cosy hotel.

Day 6. Tamga village – Jety – Oguz – Karakol (100km)

The Djety-Oguz gorge is.situated in on the Northern slope of the Terskey Ala-Too range about 35 km South West of Karakol. It is a lovely place for one day walk and at the same time for many day treks, starting from easy form and up to the hardest. It is the place where you can see the real life of Kyrgyz people.

Walking along the gorge. Picnic.
After drive to Karakol. Hotel***. All meals.


Day 7. Alryn-Arashan.
After breakfast drive to Altyn-Arashan gorge,



Altyn Arashan “Golden Spa” is about 20km from Karakol. This is probably the most visited place and is renowned for its beautyIt passes through pine forests, which contain many hidden springs.There is a small museum with stuffed animals. The area includes the Arashan State Nature Reserve, which is the special botanical research preserve.

O/N in the Hotel***. All meals.

Day 11. Karakol - Chon-Kemin gorge  
Karakol is situated near the eastern end of Issyk-Kul Lake on the altitude of 1,770m.

It is a very small but beautiful town with thousands of poplars. The town was named Karakol until 1888, when the Russian explorer Przhevalsky died here preparing for an expedition to Tibet. It is the administrative centre for Issyk- Kul oblast and boasts three bazaars, a small one to serve the town, a regional one the outskirts and animal bazaar every Sunday-a sight not be missed.

A.m. excursion in a orthodox church and in a mosque, Museum of Prjevalskij, then moving along the northern coast of the Issyk-Kul Lake to the Chon-Kemin village.

Chon-Kemin – founded in 1997 in the Chon-Kemin river valley and included almost all the foerest farms of the Kemin district. The park’s main task is to preserve the unique landscapes with their diversity of fauna and flora. It contains hunting and botanical reserves – and the mausoleum of Shabdan Baatyr. There is a nice Guest House – perfect place where you can see real life of the Kyrgyz people.
O/N in the Guest House. All meals.

Day 12. Chon-Kemin

Walking along the gorge.
Drive by horse-drawn vehicle to panorama point of the gold Cup of Chon – Kemin
O/N in the Guest House. All meals.

Day 13. Chon-Kemin – Bishkek (150km)

S/S program in Bishkek.   Farewell dinner. Hotel.

Day 14. Departure.

Transfer  to the airport.


Quotation 2017: price per person in double room:

2 pax – 1569 Euro p.p.
3-5 pax – 1349 Euro p.p.
6-10 pax – 992 Euro p.p.
11-13+1 pax – 929 Euro p.p.
14-16+1 pax – 893 Euro p.p.

Single room and tent supplement:  160 Europ.p.

Quotation includes:

- All transfers and transportation
- Accommodation in hotels, yurt inn, guest houses
- Sightseeing as mentioned with all fees
- Full board
- Guide for whole tour

Not included:

- Airport taxes
- Tips
- Personal expenses
- Drinks