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Self-drive routes

Tours in Kyrgyzstan rent a car are the best option for all travellers who have a burning desire to investigate the country along self-drive routes. Kyrgyzstan is a mountain country and there is a great amount of sites which may be visited by tourists. So, we would like you to pay your attention to high-altitude lakes and rivers, steppes and forests, nomads still living in the mountains of the country. Starting to travel in Kyrgyzstan there is an opportunity to get to know more about self-drive routes. In case you have strongly decided to travel in Kyrgyzstan, we are glad to introduce you the following information about significant sites of the country:

Your tour on rented cars starts in the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. After arriving you have an opportunity to make a visit of the Natural Park Ala Archa. It is located in 45km from Bishkek and is seen as the greatest place for all who prefer hiking, trekking or just wandering about amazing and pristine nature of the country.

Then you are free to make a visit of gorges of the country. In the course of travelling it is possible to see the Chon Kemin gorge. It is the place where you can find out how to communicate the horse and ride the horse. Also it is applicable place for all to enjoy pleasant smells of the forest.

The site which is attractive for all travellers making their tours in Kyrgyzstan is lake Issyk Kul. It is the pearl of the country and seems to be one of the most visited sites of the country. It should be noted that the lake never freezes and it seems to be due to the high percent of salt in the water. The name means "Hot Lake". And of course there is the legend of the emergence of the lake and you can listen to it during your tour in Kyrgyzstan. Travelling in the Issyk Kul region pay your attention to Grigoryevskoe and Semenovskoe gorges, Jeti Oguz gorge, Barskoon waterfalls and Fairy Tale (Skazka) Canyon.

The city Karakol is located in the Issyk Kul region and is famous for being a nice place for enjoying nature and visiting the Russian Orthodox Church, Dungan Mosque and Memorial Museum of N. M. Przhevalsky.

Village Kochkor is known to be the place where you can investigate the culture of the Kyrgyz people, try national cuisine and watch various national performances. In the course of a tour in the village you can make a notice that not far from it there is Tash Rabat and Son Kul Lake. Tash Rabat is a shelter for all making the way along the Great Silk Road. And Son Kul lake is known to be the place at the altitude of 3016m above sea level. The lake is pristine and clean, with the fish brought here on purpose. When you travel to the lake you can find a site where to spend nights in the face of the yurt. It is a national Kyrgyz dwelling which catches attention of most travellers. You can start a tour to the lake only in the summer, from June to September as the weather in mountains is unpredictable and there may severe precipitations.

Starting a tour to the village Kazarman you will see the nearest border with Uzbekistan in the town Osh. Moreover, it is the place which was passed during tours along the Great Silk Road.

In every region of Kyrgyzstan there may be found something taking your attention. In the Jalal Abad region you can visit the natural park Arslanbob. It is popular for being the place of wlnut, peer, apple and cherry growing. And the Uzgen minaret is required to be visited when you travel in Kyrgyzstan.

Water is the mean of living. During your tour in Kyrgyzstan you can notice the existence of the greatest Toktogul water reservoir on the river Naryn. Travelling to this site you will see that it takes the territory of 284 km2.

Making tours in Kyrgyzstan you are free to make a witness of various sites and we would like to present you an example of the tour which may be travelled by you in Kyrgyzstan:

Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin
Day 3: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore
Day 4: Issyk Kul northern shore - Grigorievskoye - Karakol
Day 5: Karakol - Jeti Oguz (can sleep here) - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Day 6: Kochkor - Kichi Naryn - Naryn (or drive directly to Tash Rabat via Dolon pass)
Day 7: Naryn - Tash Rabat
Day 8: Tash Rabat - Son Kul
Day 9: Son Kul - Kyzyl Oi
Day 10:  Kyzyl Oi - Bishkek 

In case you happen to have more days to be spent in Kyrgyzstan, you are required to continue travelling as follows:

Day 09: Son Kul - Kazarman
Day 10: Kazarman - Osh
Day 11: Osh - Arslanbob 
Day 12: Arslanbob  - Toktogul
Day 13: Toktogul - Bishkek
Day 14: Flight