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Classic Kyrgyzstan 2020: great trip from the North to the South part of Kyrgyzstan!
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Group #1: July 13 – July 22, 2020
Group #2:August 10 – August 19, 2020
ThePearls of Kyrgyzstanare hidden high in the Pamir and Tien-Shan Mountains and guarded from curious eyes by powerful snow-covered walls.
We invite you to have a look at high-altitude Lake Issyk-Kul and its surroundings. From the space the pearl resembles a human eyeclearly outlined by the Kungey Ala-Too and Terskey Ala-Too Ranges. The lake proper situated at an elevation of 1,610 m boasts brackish crystal clear water that never freezes throughout winter, while the lake area with affordable prices and mild climate similar to that at a seaside has long since won the title of Kyrgyzstan’s best resort. Karakol and Cholpon-Ata, two main resort cities in Issyk-Kul Region, feature a highly developed tourist infrastructure, unique places of interest and hospitable people.
The mountain chains running around the lake conceal a great number of places of inimitable beauty. One of them is Jety-Oguz, a gorge with extraterrestrial red rocks.
Come and enjoy the precious pearl of Kyrgyzstan infringed with snow-clad mountains and natural and man-made monuments!
Day 1 – Arrival in Bishkek.
Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting at airport. Transfer and accommodation in the hotel after 14:00. Leisure time. Overnight at the hotel.
Accomodation: Hotel 3*.
Day 2 – Bishkek – Issyk-Kul Lake (250 km, 5-6 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel. At 9:00 AM a group gathering in the hotel lobby. Sightseeing program in Bishkek at 10:00 AM: the central Ala-Too Square, Historical Museum, flagstaff (and changing of the guard), statue of Lenin and Freedom Monument, Philharmonic Hall, monument to Manas. Transfer to Cholpon-Ata along the northern shore of Lake Issyk Kul (250 km), the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America.
Check-in and overnight at the hotel.
Accomodation: Hotel 3*.
Day 3 – Issyk-Kul Lake – Karakol – Jety-Oguz Gorge – Issyk-Kul Lake (350 km, 7-8 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel. Round trip to the city of Karakol (Eastern shore of Lake Issyk Kul). Guided sightseeing tour around Karakol: Przhevalski museum, a wooden Orthodox Russian church and impressive wooden Dungan mosque, built without metal nails by the Dungan people. Lunch in Karakol – tasting Ashlyamfu, the national dish of Uighurs and Dungans (noodles with pieces of starch in the sauce). After lunch transfer to the Jety-Oguz Gorge (25 km) with its famous red rocks, The Broken Heart and The Seven Bulls.
Drive back to Cholpon-Ata. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: breakfast, lunch.
Accomodation: Hotel 3*.
Day 4 – Karakol – Lake Son-Kul (390 km, 7-8 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer along the southern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake to one of the most beautiful mountain lake Son Kul (3016 m). Son Kul Lake is known for its traditional summer pastures (Jailoo) and alpine meadows. Here, tourists can get acquainted with the nomadic lifestyle of the native peoples of Kyrgyzstan.
Accommodation in a yurt camp. Dinner. Overnight in yurts.
Day 5 – Lake Son-Kul – Village Kazarman (180 km, 5-6 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Kazarman village via Kurtka and Kara Koo highways (2625 m). lunch en route. Upon arrival in Kazarman accommodation in local houses. Dinner.
Overnight at local house.
Accomodation: Local House.
Day 6 – Transfer from village Kazarman to Osh (260 km, 6-7 hrs).
Breakfast at local house. Transfer to Osh – southern capital of Kyrgyzstan via Sarykyr highway (3080 м). Further drive to Uzgen, sightseeng around Uzgen: Visit Uzgen minaret (XII c) and mausoleum of Karakhanids (X-XII c). Continue driving to Osh. Arrival and check in. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 – Osh (excursions). Transfer Osh – Base Camp of Lenin Peak (290 km, 5-6 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel. At 09:00 AM a group gathering in the lobby. Guided sightseeing tour around Osh: Suleyman Mountain and Museum, local bazaar. Futher transfer to Mountain Yurt Camp (Base Camp) on Edelweiss Meadow at Lenin Peak foot (3,600 m). Lunch en route (lunch-boxes). Arrival at Base Camp and accommodation in tents. Hike up to Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3800 m).
Dinner at the Yurt Camp. Overnight in tents.
Day 8 – Base Camp and its surroundings.
Breakfast at the Base Camp. A walking trip to lakes across Achik-Tash River Valley. Walking to the yurts of the locals, acquaintance with the life and traditions of Kyrgyz nomads. Lunch and tasting of koumiss. Master class in plov cooking in the evening. Dinner.
Overnight in tents.
Day 9 – Base Camp of Lenin Peak – Osh.
Breakfast at the camp. Transfer to Osh and check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 – Osh. Departure.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out until 12:00 AM. Depending on departure time: walking in the city centre, visiting bazaars, leisure time. Departure.
Single Accomodation: 170 USD/person
We choose the most conveniently located and reputable hotels for our customers to stay at. The list of the hotels we offer is below. However, due to seasonal conditions and group size this list is subject to change.
– Hotels 3* – cozy private hotels, with traditional national interiors in many of them, providing all the necessary facilities for comfortable stays; notable for very warm hosting and home-like atmosphere.
Yurt Camp under the Lenin Peak.
Spacious and comfortable base tents (2 or 3 persons per tent) furnished with wooden floor pallets, bed clothes and “kurpachas” (Kyrgyz national mattresses).
• Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or in similar, but of the same category, on twin/double sharing basis with breakfasts
Accommodation at homestays and guesthouses (3-4 persons in a room) according to the program
Accommodation in tents on twin sharing accommodation in the Base Camp under Lenin Peak (tents are equipped with electricity, wooden flooring, mattresses, blankets, pillows and linens – blanket covers, pillowcases, sheets)
Meals: breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners according to the program
Sightseeing tours according to the program
Services of English speaking accompanying guide for the whole tour
Sites entrance fees
Permits required to visit protected and border areas