The tour's name: Winter magic tour to Kyrgyzstan
Sites to visit: Burana, Chon Kemin, Issyk Kul lake northern shore, Karakol, Jeti Oguz, Issyk Kul southern shore, Kochkor, Tash Rabat, Naryn, Bishkek.
Day 1: Bishkek
Welcome to Kyrgyzstan! After landing you will be met by your driver at Manas International Airport and then you will departure to Bishkek. Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan, although the city is relatively young, it has already seen a lot of events. The blooming oasis stretches across the Chui valley and has a population of over 1 million people. You will drive to the capital about 30 minutes. Bishkek is very charming in winter, and winter tours in Kyrgyzstan show the unsurpassed beauty of nature. You will explore today amazing highlights of Bishkek, where you will see: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and other tourists' attractions. Today you will also discover winter Asian Bazaar! The market is full of the most necessary things, such as food, clothes, and traditional souvenirs. Today you will know many interesting facts about Kyrgyz people and get incredible information. Don't miss a chance to take photos of winter sights. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin
The day begins with departure to the incomparable Chon Kemin gorge. According the route tour you will explore Burana Tower (an outstanding monument of medieval architecture dating back to the 11th-12th century) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors) there are 80 sculptures, they were collected throughout the Chui region. After you explore the interesting places and climb to the top of the tower, you will head directly to the winter scenic Chon Kemin valley. Upon arrival, a local family will be waiting for you, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch. Kyrgyz cuisine is very tasty and will suit your taste. How beautiful it is to see the winter Mountains, because the route today leads you high in the mountains, where you can enjoy a ride on horseback and see the amazing mountain forest. At the top of the mountain you will find a breathtaking view of the gorge. You will spend the night and dinner in a home stay.
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol
After breakfast, you will go to the beautiful pride of Kyrgyzstan-lake Issyk Kul, surrounded by heavenly mountains and ridges. Translated from Kyrgyz as "Hot Lake" and in fact, because it does not freeze in winter. And it is located at an altitude of 1608 meters above sea level. People also assume that the meaning of the lake is sacred. This is a real diamond located in the bowl of Kungei-Ala too and Terskey - Alatoo. You have a great chance to enjoy the views of beautiful paintings and take gorgeous photos of the winter lake that will stay with you for the rest of your life. You are going to transfer along northern shore and transfer to Karakol town. According the route tour you will contemplate upon valuable ancient stone patterns - petroglyphs. After arrival to Karakol you will discover amazing masterpiece of art Dungan mosque. The mosque was built using a unique method without using a single nail. Then you will go to an old wooden Orthodox Church. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 4: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Your adventure for today is driving to Jeti Oguz gorge. Jeti Oguz is one of the most beautiful sights in Kyrgyzstan. And in winter, this place is one of the most fabulous, it is known for its 7 stone formations-Seven bulls, for which there is even a legend. On the way you will observe amazing Broken Heart Mountain. You will have the opportunity to see a panoramic picture of the gorge going up. The journey will take about 20 minutes. Then you will head along the southern bank of Issyk Kul stopping in the village of Bokonbaeva to get acquainted with a local eagle-hunter. This is a traditional hunting with eagles for different types of animals, which is passed down from generation to generation. After you will transfer to Kochkor village. You will spend the night in the home stay.
Day 5: Kochkor - Tash Rabat - Naryn
This day you will start your tour with driving to Tash Rabat Caravanserai. This was a key point in the great Silk Road. The caravanserai was a square building with sides of 35.7 m and 33.7 m, similar to a medieval castle, completely covered by a solid horizontal roof with a spherical dome rising in the Western part. Tash Rabat is nestled in the heart of the heavenly Tian Shan Mountains. The estimated date of construction of the caravanserai dates back to the X-XII centuries. And located at an altitude of 3200 meters, and created and stone slabs. Tash Rabat has 31 rooms, and the wall thickness is 1 meter. After exploring ancient fortress you will transfer to the town of Naryn. Your night will be in the hotel.
Day 6: Naryn - Kochkor - Bishkek
After breakfast you will drive to Kochkor village. You will drive along picturesque gorge, where you will have a chance to shoot photos of fascinating landscapes. Gorgeous mountain pass will be more than 3 000 meters high. After arrival to Kochkor village you will learn how to produce national felt carpet, which will show you the local family. There you will also discover a small handicraft museum there. In the end of the tour you will drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek city. After exploring winter Kyrgyzstan, you can see the beautiful scenery of the country's natural wonders. Your night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Kyrgyzstan is a great country for traveling, where you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and views. You can travel in the country all year round, and you will find out why you will need to visit Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan is located in Central Asia and is interesting to tourists for its culture, traditions and customs. The wealth of a nation is its historical heritage, which is very great. And the nature of the country attracts travelers with its unspoilt places, high mountains, and unique attractions. The people of Kyrgyzstan are very hardworking and talented. From generation to generation, they pass on their secrets, methods of possession of musical instruments, folklore, oral folk art, which is also famous all over the world, thanks to the epic Manas, where the long and interesting history of the Kyrgyz people is revealed. Many travelers in Kyrgyzstan are fascinated by the nomadic dwelling Yurt, which is easy to assemble. It is very well arranged it is warm in winter and cool in the evening. Many people are also attracted by the hospitality of the great people, who are always ready to treat the best that is in the house and invite you to a cup of tea.
In the summer, you can have a great time, ride horses, explore the mountains, relax in nature from the hustle and bustle of the city, you will be on the move all the time, and also spend the night in a cozy Yurt. However, about 90 percent of visitors come to Kyrgyzstan to explore this beautiful land. But few tourists know how beautiful and unsurpassed Kyrgyzstan is in winter. But not many people recognize that it's similarly fantastic to go to Kyrgyzstan in winter. During winter tours in Kyrgyzstan its landscape looks amazing covered in a blanket of snow.
You have a great opportunity to see the winter Kyrgyzstan, enjoy the views of beautiful nature, peace and quiet will accompany you. You will learn a lot of interesting facts about the life of Kyrgyzstan, explore the ancient path of the Great Silk Road, and it is also possible to meet your fellow countrymen, because so many people want to visit Kyrgyzstan. Do not miss the opportunity to explore the winter Issyk Kul, get an adrenaline rush in winter sports, skiing, mountain climbing. You can also experience horse riding, feast your eyes upon frozen waterfalls, enjoy the thermal springs, you will also take a gorgeous photos of eagle hunting and incredible winter scenes. Food in Kyrgyzstan is a separate art form, and you can enjoy national dishes on your tour.
You should definitely travel to Kyrgyzstan!