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Kyrgyzstan Highlights Tour

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This 10 day tour is perfectly suited for those looking to discover the wild lands of Kyrgyzstan. You will begin by exploring the capital city, Bishkek, before embarking on a wonderful tour that will leave you filled with memories. From mountain ranges to high altitude lakes and great valleys, you will discover a great variety of landscape. You will also have the opportunity to go horseback riding ...

This 10 day tour is perfectly suited for those looking to discover the wild lands of Kyrgyzstan. You will begin by exploring the capital city, Bishkek, before embarking on a wonderful tour that will leave you filled with memories. From mountain ranges to high altitude lakes and great valleys, you will discover a great variety of landscape. You will also have the opportunity to go horseback riding and to meet local inhabitants and nomads, including an eagle hunter. Welcome to our beautiful country!

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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Explore the Capital City

Arrive in Bishkek in the early morning. Your guide will pick you up at Manas International Airport and take you to the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

This entire day is dedicated to touring Bihkek, with visits to Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Dubovi Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, the National Museum of Arts, the Asian Bazaar and other interesting monuments.

Visited:
Bishkek
Accommodation
Night at Green City Hotel (Bishkek)

Day 2: Horseriding Through the Mountain Forest

Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to Chon Kemin Gorge. On the way, visit Burana Tower and an open air museum in Balbans.  After an interesting excursion atop the tower, transfer to Chon Kemin Gorge to meet a local family who will prepare a traditional lunch for you.
In the afternoon, enjoy a 3-hour horseriding high in the mountains through a beautiful forest. Once at the top, admire the panoramic view of the gorge. Overnight in a homestay.

Visited:
Chon Kemin

Day 3: Issyk Kul Lake - the 'Pearl of Central Asia'

Breakfast at the homestay then transfer to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake, aka "the Pearl of Central Asia", the second largest alpine lake in the world. Take this opportunity to observe the lake, surrounded by a mountainous backdrop.

Drive along the whole Northern shore to Karakol town. In addition, walk past the ancient stone patterns, the petroglyphs.

In Karakol, visit the Dungan Mosque and an old wooden Orthodox Church.

Visited:
Issyk-Kul Region, Karakol
Accommodation
Green Yard Hotel (Karakol)

Day 4: The Red Rock of Broken Heart Mountain

Breakfast at the guesthouse then drive to Jeti Oguz Gorge, famous for its red rock formations, the Seven Bulls. Ascend Broken Heart Mountain, from where you can see miles of surrounding landscape. Then continue to Bokonbaeva Village and meet a local eagle-hunter.
Overnight in a homestay.

Visited:
Kochkor

Day 5: Scenic Mountain Landscapes

After breakfast, drive along impressive mountains to the town of Naryn through the beautiful Kichi Naryn Gorge. You will enjoy the high mountains, picturesque passes and the nomadic way of life. Drive over a mountain pass named Jalpak Bel at an elevation of more than 3000 metres, and experience the variety of mountains unique to Kyrgyzstan. You might even meet authentic nomadic families on the way.

Visited:
Naryn
Accommodation
Night at Khan Tegri Guesthouse (Naryn)

Day 6: Tash Rabat Caravanserai

After breakfast, transfer to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road, at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains.

It was built from stone blocks inside a mountain at an elevation of 3200 metres above sea level.

There are also underground prison cells formerly used to incarcerate thieves during ancient times.

Overnight in yurts nearby.

Visited:
Tash-Rabat

Day 7: Relax at Son Kul Lake 

After breakfast, drive to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan, Son Kul Lake, surrounded by mountains. Upon arrival, explore and enjoy the calm atmosphere around the lake, used by herders in the Naryn region as a pastureland. Dinner and Overnight at the yurt.

Visited:
Son Koul

Day 8: Free Day at Son Kul Lake

After breakfast, you'll have free time at the lake to explore nature at your own pace.
You can opt for horseback riding or relax in the wilderness. You can also meet nomads and have a glimpse of their way of life.  After lunch, drive to the village of Kyzyl Oi right in the gorge, through the most beautiful passes, along the top of a mountain.
Overnight in a homestay.

Visited:
Son-Kol lake, Kyzyl Oy

Day 9: On the Way Back to the Bishkek

Breakfast at the homestay, then meet with the locals before driving to Bishkek. During your transfer, witness panoramic views of Tue Ashuu pass which is more than 3000 metres high! This road is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. Fantastic roads, amazing views, nomads, high mountains will all create some long-lasting memories of Kyrgyzstan.

Visited:
Kyzyl Oy, Bishkek
Accommodation
Night at Green City Hotel (Bishkek)

Day 10: Final Day in Kyrgyzstan

After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

Have a safe flight!

Visited:
Bishkek

Bishkek Chon Kemin Issyk-Kul Region Karakol Kochkor Naryn Tash-Rabat Son Koul Son-Kol lake Kyzyl Oy

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,390 / 10 days
Excluding international flights
02 Persons04 PersonsSingle Supplement
Price per person$1,450$870$260

Included in price:

  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • The tour guide
  • Entrance fees (museums and sites) for all sighting
  • Transport and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle with a program including driver petrol, road tax, etc. (unless unanticipated movements in the program)
  • Horse riding in Chon Kemin
  • Mineral water during the tour

Not included in price:

  • International flights round trip
  • Consular visa fee
  • Full board
  • Single rooms
  • Early check-in
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees and support
  • Tips
  • The personal expenses
Book your flights to Kyrgyzstan
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
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