Explore Tien Shan
Duration of tour: 8 days
Highlights: Bishkek - Alamedin gorge - Konorchek - Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol - Jyrgalan - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek
Meet Chon Kemin gorge tour 4! When you arrive at Manas International Airport, the driver will meet you and drive to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. It will take 30-minute drive from the airport. You will have the city tour and visit the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many others. Don't miss to visit the colorful Asian Bazaar! Being there you will have an opportunity to buy different kind of goods and walk along big market. Today your night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Alamedin gorge - Bishkek
This tour will start by travelling to Alamedin gorge. You will be impressed by short hiking tour and see cattle as well as yurts. Yurts are nomadic dwellings where Kyrgyz nomads live in them all year round. The nature of this area will impress visitors by its wonderful background and high passes. Here you can see waterfalls and many mountain streams. It is one of the best places for picnic and to relax on tours. It is no doubt you will fell in love with such amazing nature. In the end of day, we will return to Bishkek and spend night in a hotel.
Day 3: Bishkek - Konorchek - Chon Kemin
Today we will see the famous Boom gorge. There is an enormous canyon inside Boom with infrequent red rock formations. Here you will have a hiking tour to Konorchek canyon which will take about 2 hours one-way. Travelers will be amazed by an incredible view of this canyon on tours. Walk along incredible rocky mountains and capture photos on tours. After hiking we will drive to Chon Kemin gorge. Night is in a homestay.
Day 4: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore
This tour will begin travelling to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake which is defined to be the second largest alpine lake in the world (of about 1608 m above sea level. Its length is 180 km and it is 60 km wide and named "the pearl of Central Asia". This lake is never freezes due to its salt bottom which makes it sacred. On the way, we will have the opportunity to visit ancient stone inscriptions of the 800 B.C made more than 2000 years ago by shamans. Here you will be inspires by a panorama view of the Issyk Kul Lake. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 5: Issyk Kul - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol
The morning will start by driving to Grigorievskoe and Semenovskoe gorges which are connected at the end. You will start driving in at one gorge and will drive out via the other one! This is just perfect! On the way you will see nomadic yurts and learn more about Kyrgyz lifestyle. Walk among green nature in order to enjoy Mother Nature. The tour will be continued to the northern shore of the lake to the town of Karakol where you can visit the Dungan mosque built in a Chinese style without metals as well as an old wooden Orthodox Church. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 6: Karakol - Jyrgalan
The tour will start by driving to Jergalan valley. It is located in far eastern Kyrgyzstan in a small valley, very famous on tours! This is a wonderful valley covered with greens and lighted up by sunshine, just perfect place for relaxing. If you travel in winter, you will see a rich landscape enclosed by high mountain peaks and deep and snow, best for free ride skiing. On the way you will meet locals and exchange culture and traditions. After a long and productive day, your night is in a guesthouse.
Day 7: Jyrgalan - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek
In the morning, we will drive to Jeti Oguz gorge. You will find red rocks formations known as Seven Bulls. We have no doubt you will like it on tours. Here you will see the Broken Heart Mountain. For seeing panorama view, you can spend 20 minutes and admire it. In the second part of day, we will travel to Bokonbaeva village and meet a local eagle-hunter. He will share some information about birds and show eagle hunting. In the end of day, we will continue our way to Bishkek. Transfer to a hotel for rest.
Day 8: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport. Thank you for Chon Kemin gorge tour 4!
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 850 $
04 pax - 560 $
06 pax - 455 $
08 pax - 405 $
10 pax - 370 $
Single - 120 $
Half board - 100 $
Full board - 200 $
English speaking guide - 530 $ per group
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
Jyrgalan - "Ala Kol" Guesthouse
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide