7-day tour around Tian Shan, Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek – Cholpon-Ata – Karakol – Tamga – Kochkor – Son-Kul – Bishkek (Ref: AKG0019)
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7-day tour around Tian Shan (Kyrgyzstan)
“7-day tour around Tian-Shan” is organized by Barstur Travel (local travel agency in Kyrgyzstan). The main feature of this company is an individual approach to each client.
They have an extensive experience and a significant number of satisfied clients. Nevertheless, Barstur Travel continues to work on improving their services.
The agency organizes tours of any duration and complexity, focusing on the personal preferences of the client and his budget. They also provide visa support and upon your request may offer you a full package tour, including air flights (Barstur has its own ticket office).
The staff of this travel agency includes over 30 highly qualified professionals: guides, interpreters and drivers. Besides, Barstur Travel has its own guest house and car fleet.
Itinerary: Bishkek – Cholpon-Ata – Karakol – Tamga – Kochkor – Son-Kul – Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek – Cholpon-Ata (Issyk-Kul)
Trip from Bishkek to Cholpon-Ata located on the northern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul (about 260 km).
On the way we will visit the open air museum of Burana Tower dated back to the 11 century AD and a small German village located close to Tokmak.
Once we arrive in Cholpon-Ata you will visit the open air Museum of Petroglyphs. Afterwards, you will have time to take a walk along the shore of Issyk-Kul Lake or swim and enjoy the beach. Overnight at a hotel (approximately 1600 m above sea level).
Day 2: Cholpon-Ata – Karakol
Today we will head to Karakol town located to the east of Issyk-Kul (approximately 140 km). Here we will make a small trip to the Grigoriev Gorge, where you will have a chance to enjoy beautiful mountain nature. Afterwards, a city tour in Karakol: you will visit Przhevalsky Museum, Russian Orthodox Church, Muslim Dungan Mosque and Karakol Bazaar. Overnight in a guest house.
Day 3: Karakol – Tamga
Today we will make a trip to the Jeti-Oguz gorge, where you will have a chance to walk on summer pastures. Afterwards we will head to Tamga village located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul (aprox. 100 km), where you can go for a walk or swim in the crystal clear water or relax on the beach.
Day 4: Tamga- Kochkor
A trip along Issyk-Kul Lake (approximately 170 km) towards Kochkor (approximately 2300 m asl). The road goes through charming landscapes, on the way we will have a lot of photo-stops and opportunities for short walks. Overnight in a guest house.
Day 5: Kochkor – Son-Kul
Today we will take a trip to Son-Kul (Song-Kol) lake along the famous Silk Road. The road goes through very beautiful mountain passes (located at 3300 meters above sea level). Song-Kol means “following lake” in Kyrgyz. On the way to the lake you will enjoy the beautiful nature of the area, we will pass by wild places, rapid rivers and high mountain peaks. Overnight in a yurt camp at Son-Kul Lake.
Day 6: Son-Kul
Today we will make a hiking tour to the mountains to see ancient rock writings. Afterwards, you will have time to walk along the lake shore and taste Kumis (fermented mare’s milk). You will have an opportunity to experience the real nomad lifestyle on summer pastures, to enjoy beautiful mountain nature and to see a white Edelweiss path.
After lunch, a short horseback riding tour (about 3-4 hours).
Overnight in the same yurts.
Day 7: Son-Kul – Bishkek
Today we will head to Bishkek through amazing mountain passes (3300 meters above sea level). You will have a chance to make last purchases at the east market.
Farewell evening with traditional dishes, drinks and Kyrgyz folklore performance.
The price includes: transfer from/to the airport, accommodation, meals, excursions, museum entrance fees as listed.
The price does not include: souvenirs and other personal expenses.
Price (USD) per 1 day
Price (USD) per 7-day tour
|1 person||140 USD||980 USD|
|2 people||95 USD||665 USD|
|3-4 people||85 USD||595 USD|
|5-9 people||75 USD||525 USD|
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