Title of tour: Classic Tour
Sites to visit: Tash Rabat, Kichi Naryn, Kochkor, Burana Tower, Issyk Kul, Bishkek, Ala Archa National Park.
Day 1: Torugart - Tash Rabat
At lunchtime, your local driver will welcome you at the Chinese-Kyrgyz border Torugart. Drive to the Caravanserai of Silk Road called Tash Rabat, which means stone house. It dating back to 14th century, when caravans were travelling to China from the west. The construction of building is extraordinary. One side of the building goes into the mountain at the altitude of 3200meters above sea level. It was constructed completely from stones and wall's thickness reach 1 m. There are about 30 rooms inside including dining room in the center. The mystery of Tash Rabat is its Underground prison holes, which was used to keep thieves. Have traditional meal for dinner and sleep in yurts.
Day 2: Tash Rabat - Kichi Naryn - Kochkor
In the morning, embark in to enjoyable driving with amazing view. You will continue tour to Kochkor via stunning Kichi Naryn Gorge. The gorge covered with beautiful fir trees and mountain river will follow the road until the 3000 meter pass. Arrive to Kochkor. It is famous by traditional handmade felt carpets. The local family of handicraftswoman will show you the process of making unique carpets. You can also make you small carpet after you learned. There is very interesting shop and museum of crafts, where there are antique thing and works of local women. Night in a homestay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Issyk Kul Lake
Continue tour to the " The Pearl of Tien Shan". Issyk Kul is the second largest mountain lake after Titicaca in Peru, located at the altitude of 1608m and surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of Central Tien Shan Mountain system. For about 1500 years, the lake was considered as a holy and nobody swim and fish. The name of the lake from Kyrgyz language means "warm lake", it has been derived from the fact that it has salinity and it keeps from freezing over during winter time. En route, in Cholpon Ata town, it is possible to visit large natural collection of petroglyphs. The rock paintings believed to date back 2000 years. Night in a hotel near the lake.
Day 4: Issyk Kul Lake - Bishkek
After breakfast and short walk along the beach, drive to capital of Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek is the biggest city of the country and financial, cultural center. On the way, there is an opportunity to visit famous Burana complex. Here you can learn more about the history of the region and local people. The museum complex includes Burana Tower, old citadel remains of mausoleum, collection of rock paintings and small museum of artefacts. Fthe city was flourished during 10-11th century and served as a stopover for caravans on the Great Silk Road. Afternoon drive to Bishkek and explore it. The city tour will represent Pobeda Square, Oak Park, main square Ala Too, and National Philharmonic. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in a hotel.
Day 5: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Before lunch, make a tour to Ala Arch National Park. It is located in the gorge with the same name in Kyrgyz Ala Too range, which is the extension of Central Tien Shan Mountain. It will take about 40 minutes to reach and enjoy the short hike to panoramic view with snow peaks and evergreen trees. After nature leisure, drive back to Bishkek and visit fast moving Asian Bazaar. The life is always busy in this colorful place of the city. Here you can find everything from handicraft to dried fruits and friendly sellers will offer you taste juicy fruits. Night in a city hotel.
Day 6: Airport
After enjoying breakfast, drive to airport according to flight schedule.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Cost per person:
02 pax - 785 $
04 pax - 490 $
06 pax - 380 $
08 pax - 325 $
10 pax - 295 $
Single - 75 $
Half board - 75 $
Full board - 150 $
English speaking guide - 465 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 15 $ per person
Tour price includes:
Tash Rabat - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Kochkor - Homestay
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- Entrance fees to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Tour price does not include:
- Single rooms
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide