The country of celestial mountains
Jeep tour in Bishkek
Tour Price : $1800 Duration : 10 days Languages: english, french, german, russian Discount: more than 4 people
Kyrgyzstan is a fabulous and fascinating country alluring with its natural beauty. Like an oriental hostess, it shares this beauty with every traveler stepping on its fertile land. It is not possible to tell everything about Kyrgyzstan at once – the nature is so diverse and the potential for tourism is enormous. However, during this ten-day tour of the Central Asian country, we will try to help you discover as much as possible about it. This tour will expose you to a great experience in the country of celestial mountains with crystal-clear air, high mountain peaks flickering in the mist, and scenic canyons ... And, of course, you will have a rendezvous with a pearl of the Tien Shan – lake Issyk-Kul, its turquoise waters and brilliant waves sparkling in the rays of the morning sun.
Duration: 10 days
Program of the tour:
Manas Airport – Bishkek (30 km)
Bishkek – lake Issyk Kul (250 km)
Lake Issyk-Kul – Karakol (150 km) (possible, we will visit the Dead Lake and canyon “Fairytale” on the way)
Karakul – Son-Kul (400 km)
Lake Son-Kul – Kazarman (250 km)
Kazarman – Jalal-Abad –Osh (270 km)
Osh – Chychkan gorge (450 km)
Chychkan gorge – Bishkek (260 km)
Bishkek – Manas Airport. Departure
Day 1. Arrival in Bishkek. Pickup at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Welcome to Bishkek! Today, it is a modern and comfortable city with all the proper attributes of the capital. Unlike most major towns and cities, Bishkek is proudly wearing lush lacy leaves and fir needles. The climate here is almost the same as anywhere in central Russia or Canada: it is rather cool in summer days with a plenty of rainfall for greenery and a great number of waterways. It seems the nature gave all the best for the prosperity of this land.
The hospitality of the Kyrgyz people is a topic for never-ending stories, but you have to dive into the daily life in Bishkek to really see that good old days when people were so open to each other are still here. This is a pleasant surprise in our times, isn’t it? Warm and humanly atmosphere makes visitor and residents understand that, in fact, it takes nothing to be kinder and help others with advice, kind words or staff of life. Bishkek is a good city, you will feel at home here. One of the attractions is Osh Bazaar which will amaze you with the abundance of fruit from all over the world, lepeshkas (traditional bread) of all shapes and sizes, sweets and pastries. Besides this, you will be endlessly impressed with traditional crafts. Make sure you buy enough souvenirs to share with your friends.
Brief tour of Bishkek with a stop at the colorful oriental market Osh Bazaar. Here, you will be surprised with abundance of fruit and local bread called lepeshka baked in a special oven tandyr, and a range of national handicrafts which are perfect for gifts. After this, you will be taken to a comfortable hotel for acclimatization and rest.
Day 2. Transfer to lake Issyk-Kul in the morning (280 km). You will have a fascinating journey through the mountain gorge Boom, home to the same-name river with a rapid flow and incredibly beautiful color of the water. Arrival at Issyk-Kul, accommodation at the hotel on the northern shore of lake Issyk-Kul.
Day 3. Lake Issyk-Kul – Karakol (150 km). Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Karakol (the eastern part of the Issyk-Kul region). Excursions in Karakol: Przhevalsky’s Museum, Russian Orthodox Church, Dungan Mosque.
Day 4. Karakol – Son-Kul lake (400 km). In the morning, after a wonderful hearty breakfast, we'll start our trip to a beautiful mountain lake Son-Kul. The lake is famous for its crystal clear fresh water and location. Son-Kul freezes and is covered with ice from September to June. The lake lies on a mountain plain surrounded by meadows (jailoo). Son-Kul is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan situated at an altitude of 3,016 meters above sea level, 29 km long and 18 km wide. Maximum depth is 13.2 meters. Average water temperature is -3.5 ° C, and in summer the water warms up to 11 °C. In winter, the temperature drops to -20 °C. 200 days a year, the lake is nestled in the snow and it is almost impossible to reach it. We will settle our campsite here and have a dinner by crackling campfire
Day 5. Lake Son-Kul – Kazarman (250 km). Today we will go to the south of Kyrgyzstan. We will stop at Kazarman to stay overnight at one of the guest houses. We really need to have a good rest as tomorrow will be an intensive and exciting day.
Day 6. Kazarman – Jalal-Abad – Osh (270 km). Good morning! Are you ready for an interesting trip in the south of Kyrgyzstan? Today we will visit just two largest cities in the southern region, which are renowned for their hospitality and oriental flavor. You will have a chance to visit a real bazaar with its abundance of art and prove yourself as a skilled bargainer. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Osh.
Day 7. Osh. We will continue learning more about the southern capital. Today we visit Sulaiman Mountain and have a tour of the city. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Osh.
Day 8. Osh – Chychkan gorge (450 km). We will wake up with the first rays of the sun, have breakfast and go. Today will give us a lot of impressions. But the real fun is waiting for us in a truly fabulous gorge. It is impossible to look away from the rocks covered with pine forest. We will setup the camp in the midst of this splendor and sit with a guitar around the campfire for dinner. Your sleep will certainly be very deep outdoors – just what we need after such a busy day.
Day 9. Chychkan gorge – Bishkek (260 km). Having woken up with birds singing, we'll go for a walk around the neighborhood. There are a lot of things to see here, so do not forget to take a camera, such photos cannot be missed. We have half a day to explore the area. Next, we will have to return to the capital. We will go to a restaurant with traditional cuisine and share our impressions of our tour. We will spend the night at a hotel in Bishkek.
Day 10. Well, our wonderful trip is over. Comfortable vehicles will take you to the airport. Good travels!
|Tour Price: $1800|
|Duration: 10 days|
|Group Size: From 4 tourists|
|Languages: english, french, german, russian|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||YES|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||YES|
|Food and Drinks :||YES|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||YES|
|Translation services :||YES|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||YES|
|Visa support :||YES|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||YES|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||YES|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||YES|
|This Tour is Kid Friendly :||YES|