Kyrgyzstan Tour 1

 Kyrgyzstan tour 1, Tours in Kyrgyzstan

Tour structure:
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
Day 3: Issyk Kul lake - Karakol
Day 4: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Day 5: Kochkor - Son Kul
Day 6: Son Kul - 33 parrots Pass - Bishkek
Day 7: Flight

Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Your guide will wait you at the airport and take you to Bishkek and you will begin travelling in the nomadic Kyrgyzstan. The capital city Bishkek located half an hour drive from the airport. Taday will be perfect combination of city tour and nature leisure.  Before noon, you will explore city with your guide. The first site will be Victory Square (Pobeda Square), which is the symbol of victory over fascist Germany in World War II. Following the Dubovyi Park (Oak Park) it comes main Square Ala Too, Old Square, National Philarmonic Hall, White House, House of Parliament. After lunch at the local restaurant, we will drive about an hour to get beautiful National Park Ala Archa. Ala Arch is located in the gorge with the same name. Early times, it was a residential park, but nowadays everyone in the city can enjoy weekend hikes and treks not far from the city. You can take short hike to see a panoramic view. Later drive back to Bishkek and rest in a hotel.

Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
Your tour will start at 8 am at the hotel and start your adventure to Issyk Kul Lake. Issyk Kul is situated between Tien Shan Mountains and known as a "pearl of Central Asia" and a real pride of Kyrgyzstan. It is the second biggest mountain lake in the world with the altitude of 1608m. Furthermore, on the way to the lake, you will have an opportunity to stop at the Burana Complex, the remains of old city Balasagyn in 11th century. There unique collection of stone warriors, famous as Balbals. Night is in a hotel near the lake.

Day 3: Issyk Kul lake - Karakol
After breakfast, you will continue your tour to Karakol city, one of the biggest cities of Kyrgyzstan. En route, there will be an interesting excursion to the natural collection of old stone paintings. Petroglyphs of Cholpon Ata dating back to 800 BC which many travellers find astonishing. According to some sayings, shamans depicted these drawings more than 2000 years ago. The enjoyable drive to eastern city Karakol. In Karakol town, you will visit old Dungan Mosque and wooden Orthodox Church. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 4: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor 
In the morning, we will have a tour to explore Jeti Oguz Gorge, one of the most visited sites in Kyrgyzstan. Outstanding red rock formations called Jeti Oguz, in translation Seven Bulls located at the entrance of the gorge. On the other site of  Seven Buls you can see the Broken Heart Mountain. After short walk to see the full view of the rocks, we eill continue our way on the southern shore. At Bokonbaeva village, we will visit local eagle hunter and learn more about this kind of nomadic hunting. Later in Kochkor village, where many travellers stay overnight before going to other parts of Kyrgyzstan, the motherland of Kyrgyz carpets, family of the handicraftswoman will show us the way of making traditional felt carpets. During this show, you can participate and make your own carpets. Overnight will be at family homestay.

Day 5: Kochkor - Son Kul
Today our tour will continue  to the alpine lake Son Kul. It is the second largest lake of Kyrgyzstan and located at the altitude of 3013m. During summer time Kyrgyz shepherds com up to graze their livestock and enjoy the pasture life. Upon arrival, you will have a chance to enjoy and relax in the amazing beauty of Son Kul lake. Night will be in the traditional nomadic yurts. It is a portable dwelling consist of wooden carcass and felt coverage. The night  sky is full of start.

Day 6: Son Kul - 33 parrots Pass - Bishkek
After breakfast, you will take the most beautiful pass to go back to Bishkek to finish your tours. It is 33 parrot pass with altitude of 3133m above the sea level.   Bishkek is the cultural and financial city of the country. It is located on the foothills of the Kyrgyz Ala Too Range. It is a continuance of legendary Tien Shan Mountain system and reaches 4,855m at the highest  point. Overnight in a cozy hotel.

Day 7: Flight
After breakfast, your guide will accompany you to the International Airport Manas.