22-day tour: Sary-Chelek – Son-Kul – Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan) | Bishkek – Toktogul – Sary-Chelek – Arslanbob – Osh – Jalal-Abad – Kazarman – Tash-Rabat – Bash-Kainda – Son-Kul – Kochkor – Tamga (Lake Issyk-Kul) – Karakol – Chong-Ak-Suu – Tamchy – Bishkek (Ref.: AKG0018-2)
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22-day tour: Sary-Chelek – Son-Kul – Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan)
“22-day tour: Sary-Chelek – Son-Kul – Issyk-Kul” is organized by Pamir & Tien-Shan Eco-Cultural Tourism Organization located in Osh (Kyrgyzstan), that organizes trips to the Pamir and Tian-Shan mountains. This organization collaborates with highly qualified guides and interpreters that will introduce you to history, culture, flora and fauna of the Tian-Shan and Pamir regions.
- Itinerary: Bishkek – Toktogul – Sary-Chelek – Arslanbob – Osh – Jalal-Abad – Kazarman – Tash-Rabat – Bash-Kainda – Son-Kul – Kochkor – Tamga (Lake Issyk-Kul) – Karakol – Chong-Ak-Suu – Tamchy – Bishkek
- Tour Duration: 22 days/22 nights
- Best time to travel: June – September
- Maximum height: 4100 m
- Total distance: 2400 km
The Great Silk Road is one of the biggest achievements in the history of our civilization. The widespread network of caravan tracks crossed Europe and Asia from the Mediterranean coast to China, and since ancient times served as an important means of business relations and cultural exchange between the East and the West. The longest part of the Silk Road lies across the territory of Central Asia. You have an opportunity to pass in the wake of the ancient civilizations.
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
Meeting at “Manas” airport. Transfer to Bishkek (30km), check-in at hotel. Tour around Bishkek or to Ala-Archa National Park. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Toktogul
Transfer to the city of Toktogul via the Suusamyr Valley, Chichkan, It –Agar gorge, lake, the Toktogul water reservoir. Overnight at a guest house.
Day 3: Toktogul – Sary-Chelek
Transfer to Sary-Chelek lake. Take a walk. Overnight at a guest house in Arkit village
Day 4: Sary-Chelek – Arslanbob
Transfer to Arslanbob. Horseback riding to small and big waterfalls. Overnight at a guest house.
Day 5: Arslanbob – Osh
Transfer to Osh. Guided sightseeing tour around Osh: the Suleyman Mountain, museums and mosques, Osh Bazaar. Overnight at a guest house or hotel.
Day 6: Osh – Jalal-Abad
Transfer to Jalal-Abad. Stop in Uzgen town to visit minaret and mausoleums. Stop in Jalal-Abad to visit healing and sacred sources. Overnight at a guest house or hotel.
Day 7: Jalalabat – Kazarman
Transfer to Kazarman. Overnight at a guest house.
Day 8: Kazarman – Saymaluu-Tash
Horseback riding to a plateau Saymaluu-Tash where there are over 100 thousand petroglyphs. Overnight in tents.
Day 9: Saymaluu-Tash – Kazarman
Return to Kazarman.
Day 10: Kazarman – Tash-Rabat
Transfer to the Tashrabat gorge via Bayetovo village. Visit to Tash-Rabat stone caravanserai (the X-XIV centuries). Overnight in a yurt.
Day 11: Tash-Rabat
Horseback riding to the Tash-Rabat pass (4100 m), from where opens a view to the lake Chatyr-Kul
Day 12: Tash-Rabat – Bash-Kainda
Transfer to Bash-Kainda’s gorge. Take a walk. Overnight in a tent or yurt.
Day 13: Bash-Kainda
Hiking or horseback riding to Bash-Kainda’s falls. Height is 220 m. In the evening return to the camp.
Day 14: Bash-Kainda – Son-Kul
Transfer to lake Son-Kul. Kekzherty tract – petroglyphs and grave-mounds. Visit to the Son-Kul falls. Teskey-Torpok pass (3182 m) (also known as 33 parrots). Panoramic view of mountains. Stone circles of Tash-Tulga. Grave-mounds. Overnight in a yurt.
Day 15: Son-Kul – Kochkor
Transfer to Kochkor. Visit to a salt cave – Chong Ace – speleological sanatorium. Participation (if desired) the process of making carpets from felt. Purchase of souvenirs. Overnight at a guest house.
Day 16: Kochkor – Tamga (Lake Issyk-Kul)
Transfer to Tamga. Canyons Choku-Bulak, Skazka. Swimming in the Lake Issyk Kul. Overnight at a guest house. Bath house.
Day 17: Tamga – Karakol
Transfer to Karakol. Arrival to Barskaun gorge and Zheti-Oguz. Exploration of falls. Overnight at a guest house.
Day 18: Karakol
Tour to the gorge Arashan. Bathing in a thermal source. Return to Karakol.
Day 19: Karakol
Tour to the gorge Karakol. After lunch visit to the Museum of local lore, orthodoxy church, mosques, Przhevalsky’s museum.
Day 20: Karakol – Chong-Ak-Suu
Transfer to the gorge of Chong-Ak-Suu through Ak-Suu. Mountain lakes. Accommodation in a recreation camp.
Day 21: Chong-Ak-Suu – Tamchy
Transfer to Tamchy. In Cholpon-Ata visit to the cultural center Rukh-Ordo, museum of local lore, petroglyphs. Ornok – petroglyphs. Overnight at a guest house
Day 22: Tamchy – Bishkek
On the way visit to canyons Kok-Moynok. Burana tower (the XII-XIV centuries). Overnight at a hotel. (Next day transfer to the airport)
The price includes: Guide, Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Car (with driver), Fuel, Bus/train tickets, Domestic flight tickets, Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events), Accommodation (Homestay), Accommodation (Hotel).
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22-day tour: Sary-Chelek – Son-Kul – Issyk-Kul
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