Trip schedule: Bishkek – Chon Kemin – Karakol – Tort Kul – Son Kul – Kyzyl Oi – Sary Chelek, Arslanbob, Osh, Bishkek
Travel time: 16 days / 16 nights
Total distance: 2160 km
Highest altitude: 3000 m
Accommodations: hotel, homestay and yurts
Month: June – September
Travel price: € 1865,- p.p. by participation of 2 persons ( by more people cheaper)
Included: All excursion (sightseeing, walking, horse riding), transportation, entree fees, all meals and guide
Flights: domestic Flight Osh – Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan has a variety of nature. The pristine landscape consisting of mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, deserts and pastures give you lots of impressions and inspirations for your beautiful memories and photographs. The local people in their everyday lives, jobs and housing will give the perfect images.
We will take a trip through the five different regions of Kyrgyzstan: Chui, Issyk-Kul, Naryn, Djalal-Abad, Osh. From Osh to Bishkek, we return by airplane. Our journey goes through the most beautiful natural places of Kyrgyzstan. You will stay in Guesthouses and Yurt camps that are directly on our route.
* All meals are included
♦ 30 km ♦ 30 min ♦ Hotel Bishkek
We meet you at the Manas airport and transfer you to a Hotel in Bishkek. After a short rest and a breakfast, you take a sightseeing tour of the capital Bishkek. Victory square, State Museum, Ala-Too Square, an image gallery and the Osh bazar are on the program.
♦ 190 km ♦ 3.5 h ♦ Guesthouse Chon Kemin
After breakfast drive to Chong-Kemin (130km), a national park between 4000m high mountains. On the way you will visit the Burana Tower, an old Minaret from the 9th-11th Century. A small museum can be found here containing archaeological finds.
♦ Guesthouse Chon Kemin
Today you can walk or horse ride under the guidance of a local guide in the National Park Chong-Kemin. The mountain slopes are densely forested with plants and flowers sometimes reaching a height of two meters. A breath taking piece of nature.
♦ 300 km ♦ 4.5 h ♦ Guesthouse Riverside Karakol
Today you are traveling to the City of Karakol by the northern route around Lake Issyk-Kul. Arriving in Karakol you will have a sightseeing tour. A visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, the old Dungan Mosque in the shape of a pagoda and the bazar are scheduled.
♦ 155 km ♦ 3 h ♦ Yurt Tort-Kul
You will spend two nights in a Yurt camp, Tort-Kul, located on the south side of Lake Issyk-Kul. On the way you will visit the red valley Jeti-Oguz and Skazka (fairy tale valley), consisting of red and yellow sandstone.
♦ Yurt Tort-Kul
Today you can ride on the summer pasture in the mountains. Along the way you find Edelweiss and meet shepherds with their cattle and sheep. There is a good chance that the shepherds might invite you to drink a cup Kymys (Merry Milk).
♦ 250 km ♦ 4 h ♦ Yurt Son-Kul
The trip continues to Son-Kul through 32 Parrot Pass (3000m) to the mountain plateau at the altitude of 3016m. Along the way you will pass through the village of Kochkor, where Kyrgyz women make and sell souvenirs.
♦ 170 km ♦ 6 h ♦ Guest family Kyzyl-Oi
The journey continues today to the village of Kyzyl-Oi. You leave the Son-Kul area by the Kara-Keche Pass (3384m). Along the way there are many moments where you can make beautiful pictures of the wonderful nature.
♦ 426 km ♦ 8 h ♦ Guesthouse Sary-Chelek
You travel to the Sary-Chelek Nature Reserve, a protected area with an area of about 234sqkm. The fauna in the mountainous area is overwhelming. Besides the Sary-Chelek Lake there are also five other lakes, the shores home too many animals.
♦ Guesthouse Sary-Chelek
Today you have a day hike through the nature reserve accompanied by a local guide. During the day you have a picnic in the Nature Reserve.
♦ 225 km ♦ 5 h ♦ Guest family Arslanbob
The journey continues to Arslanbob, the largest natural walnut forest in the world.
♦ Guest family Arslanbob
Today you walk through the walnut forests with a picnic lunch on the way.
♦ 146 km ♦ 3.5 h ♦ Guesthouse Osh
Your journey continues to the City of Osh, the second largest City in Kyrgyzstan which is over 3000 years old. On the way to Uzgen you visit a Minaret and a Mausoleum more than 800 years old. They are built in the Karakhanid style.
♦ Guesthouse Osh
Today you will have a sightseeing tour through the City of Osh. You will visit the Holy Sulajman Mountain, a place of pilgrimage and you can also visit the bazar.
♦ 45 m flight ♦ Hotel Bishkek
You will fly back to Bishkek. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to do some shopping in Bishkek
♦ 30 km ♦ 30 min
We take you early in the morning to the Airport Manas for your outward flight.