Duration of tour: 8 days
Highlights: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Kochkor - Son Kul - Kazarman - Osh - Uzgen - Djalal Abad - Arslanbob - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek
Greetings! We are happy to see you on Son Kul Lake tour 5. Meet your driver at Manas International Airport and travel to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan; it will take 30-minute drive from the airport. On arrival, 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 others. Later on, we will drive to the Asian Bazaar! Here you can see Kyrgyz locals selling and buying fresh goods. Don't miss to bargain! Transfer to a hotel for rest.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
The next day of our tour will start by travelling to Issyk Kul Lake, enclosed by the celestial mountains. It's the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608 m. above sea level. It is also named as "the pearl of Central Asia". This lake is never freezes due to its salty bottom. You can swim over there and enjoy your tour. On the route you will visit Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). For sure you will be impressed. Being in Cholpon Ata town you will visit Rukh Ordo, an exclusive cultural and spiritual complex of culture and forbearance of religious variety. In addition, you will see ancient stone inscriptions of the 800 B.C which were found more than 2000 years ago by shamans. Don't miss to visit a local ethnography museum. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Issyk Kul Lake - Kochkor - Son Kul
The tour will start by travelling to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan - Son Kul. This stunning lake is enclosed by mountains. It is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, set at an altitude of 3 013 meters above sea level. On arrival, you will enjoy not only the unique landscape as well as meet nomads who are very hospitable and ready to open doors of their houses and offer national dishes. The tour will be continued to Kochkor village where you will spend time with a family and learn more how to make our national felt carpets are produced. Night will be in nomadic felt dwellings yurts near the lake.
Day 4: Son Kul - Kazarman
Let us drive you to Kazarman village. Here you will get acquainted with 93% of Kyrgyzstan mountainous passes. Our team will help you to explore this wonderful area. On the way you will see endless gorges, valleys as well as with nomadic settlements. Walking among warm ground you will see a lot streams and feel fresh. This tour will impress you by magnificent nature of stunning landscape. Night is in a homestay.
Day 5: Osh - Uzgen - Djalal Abad - Arslanbob
The tour will start by driving to Arslanbob walnut forest. It will take for about 6 hours where you can enjoy high mountain passes. Here you will visit Djalal Abad town as well as see the famous Uzgen Tower appeared in 11th century by Karakhanids. You can find mausoleums that used as interment places for the frontrunners. Don't miss to capture panorama views on tours. Arslanbob's copses 1500 tons of walnuts per year and considered to be the largest natural source of walnuts in the World. Night is in a local home stay.
Day 6: Arslanbob
In the morning we will have a walking tour in Arslanbob walnut forests, casing 11,000 hectares and called the "Royal Woods of Kyrgyzstan". In past times, this area was transferred along the Great Silk Road in the Middle Ages. Being here you will enjoy a short hiking tour and capture outstanding waterfall. We are sure it will not leave you indifferent. After an interesting day, you will spend night in a home stay.
Day 7: Arslanbob - Bishkek
In the morning we will drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. You will pass via the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. On the way, you will admire high passes of wonderful mountains, villages as well as see rich flora and fauna. In addition, you will see panoramic views of Tue Ashuu pass of more than 3000 meters high! It is one of the most beautiful roads in Kyrgyzstan. Don't miss to capture your tours over here! We are sure you will want to back here again and again. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport. Son Kul Lake tour 5 was perfect! Thank you!
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 865 $
04 pax - 550 $
06 pax - 435 $
08 pax - 375 $
10 pax - 345 $
Single - 125 $
Half board - 105 $
Full board - 200 $
English speaking guide - 530 $ per group
To be 2 in a yurt (now 4 in 1) - 15 $ per person
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Kazarman - Homestay
Arslanbob - Homestay
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide