Gastronomic tour 4
Duration of tour: 8 days
Highlights: Bishkek - Issyk Kul - Bokonbaevo - Jeti Oguz - Karakol - Altyn Arashan - Kochkor - Son Kul - Suusamir - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek
The tour starts in the Manas International Airport. Representatives of the company will meet you at drive to Bishkek. In 30 minutes of the way there will be given a representation of the future trip. Coming in the city everyone will be able to immerse in the life of people of Kyrgyzstan. The Asian Bazaar will be visited with an aim to make colorful photos. People buy here fabrics and clothes, products and all essential goods. The day ends with going sightseeing along Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic. During Gastronomic Tour #4 you will try food that you will adore. Visitants will be provided the dinner of Uzbek cuisine and night organized in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bokonbaevo
We are glad to announce that the trip of today is going to the Burana Tower. The minaret is one of the greatly visited places of Kyrgyzstan, annually lots of usual people and pilgrimages come here. It is the tower of the 11th century, of 21m high. In the tour it is possible to get to the top of it and witness the beauties of the landscape. Then the way continues to the south of Issyk Kul Lake. The region is seen to be the home of the berkutchi and their berkuts. These are the men who take, domesticate and train eagles for the aim of eagle hunting. The dinner is of the traditional Kyrgyz style, the night will be in the homestay. It is a striking opportunity to communicate with the local people.
Day 3: Bokonbaevo - Jeti Oguz - Karakol
Right from Bokonbaevo village we make a way to Jeti Oguz gorge. The legend says there was a person who was killing bulls for seven days, that is why they are of the form of bulls, with the rocks being red of their blood. There is also the other legend, but the guides will tell you in a trip. Our advice is to travel a little bit further, to the Broken Heart Mountain. The site is very picturesque, so everyone can get to the top and make a photo of breath-catching landscape. The trip is made along the city Karakol. It is the city where the tastiest ashlyam-fu is cooked. Also, the guests can go on the excursion to the Dungan mosque and Orthodox Church. Gastronomic Tour #4 offers to try delectable dishes. The Dungan cuisine is served today. Boarding house is reserved for the night.
Day 4: Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol
As Kyrgyzstan is a country of great and picturesque landscapes, we offer to make a witness of the Altin Arashan gorge. It is the gorge of golden spa, where everyone can visit health improving springs. Despite it the forest of Tien Shan firs is smelling so good that there emerges the desire to stay here for a longer period. Hiking is rather popular here, so take your chance! The guests are taken back to Karakol, the night is in the boarding house. The dinner will be in the Uighur style.
Day 5: Karakol - Issyk Kul northern shore - Kochkor
Issyk Kul Lake is a pearl of the country; it is one of the most significant sites of pride for the people. Being here it is possible to forget about difficulties and troubles. It is the place where all should relax. In the north of the lake there can be seen extremely ancient petroglyphs and images. They are estimated to be of the 2 000 years old. The shamans of the old times made them with an aim to show the history for future generations. Then the tour continues to the Kochkor village, where guests will be introduced to the very hospitable family. They will tell essential details of the history of the country. Gastronomic Tour #4 offers to try delectable dishes. The dinner will be traditional; the night will be at the stay of this local family.
Day 6: Kochkor - Son Kul
Kochkor is a nice place of course, but we have to continue and the next destination is Son Kul Lake. The lake is located at the heights of 3016m above sea level, surrounded by mountains. Being here it is important to have warm clothes, sunglasses. As the temperatures can be low due to the mountain location, but the sun is closer and shines very bright. The territory of the lake is fantastic. Though it can be seen only from June to September, during other period of time it is covered with snow, precipitations are high. Overseers will get acquainted with the traditional dwelling of the Kyrgyz people. It is the yurt, and the night will be in there. The dinner will be of a traditional national style.
Day 7: Son Kul - Suusamir - Bishkek
The next recommendation to be taken is the way when guests travel to the Suusamir valley. The way to is going along the 3000m Tue Ashuu pass. There will be made a special stop for the guests to take photos of magnificent landscapes. We assure, the valley is representation of the nomadic tribes, the cattle, pastures of emerald green grass. These views will stay in your heart forever. The friendly nomads are glad to treat with some national drinks, they are happy to tell the history of their country, passing from generation to generation. Then everyone returns back to Bishkek, and dinners in Korean restaurant. The room in the hotel will be booked for the night.
Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
Morning transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 075 $
04 pax - 765 $
06 pax - 660 $
08 pax - 605 $
10 pax - 570 $
Single - 125 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
English speaking guide - 530 $ per group
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Bokonbaevo - Homestay
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts, 4 pax in 1
- Admission tickets to all museums
- Mineral water supply
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide