SON KUL LAKE
Bishkek - Ala Archa National Park - Son Kul Lake - Arashan - Karakol - Bishkek
Day 1 - Arrival to Bishkek
Arrival. Transfer from airport to Bishkek. Short sightseeing tour by Bus in Bishkek, including
-Osh Bazaar (stop for a short walking inside the bazaar, and escort clients to a money exchange shop to change Euros to Kyrgyz Som, also a shop to buy local SIM card for mobile phones if need)
-Ala-Too Square (stop to see changing of the Guards, it is performed at clock hours till 18:00)
-White House (passing by)
-Orthodox Church (stop to visit inside)
-State Opera and Ballet Theater (passing by)
-Pobeda Square (stop to see Victory monument)
After visit of Bishkek do transfer to guest house.
Accommodation in «Family»guest house.
Day 2 - Ala Archa National Park – Bishkek
Full day trip to Ala-Archa National park, mountain walking.
Advice to guest house to have breakfast ready at 07:45
Departure from guest house at 08:30
Do guide clients to Adygene Track or any other track you consider more interesting.
Pic-nic lunch in Ala Archa
Accommodation in «Family»guest house
Day 3 - Bishkek to Kyzart
Through Suusamyr Valley and Kyzyl-Oy. Full board
Advice to guest house to have breakfast ready at 06:30
Departure from guest house at 07:00
Stop before entering mountain tunnel, and after tunnel for great panorama of Suusamyr Valley, also stop by giant man (Kojomkul ) tomb and ancient cemetery after Kyzyl-Oy
Lunch at Chaek village
Accommodation at guest house in Kyzart or in private house of local families.
Day 4. Kyzart to Song Kul Lake
Transfer to Song Kul lake via Kalmak Ahuu Pass,
Breakfast at 08:00 in the village to leave at 08:30 to the Pass
Do continue to arrive in Batai Aral Yurt Camp beside the lake Song Kul. Overnight in yurts. Full board
Day 5. Full day in Batai Aral Camp in Song Kul
Day to experience the shepherds life sharing actrivities with shepherds or just watching their daylife.
Overnight in yurts in Batai Aral camp. Full board
Transfer your vehicle to Song Kul to have it ready to pick up tourist early in the morning on following day
In this day will be National horse gaime: Ulak Tartysh, Kyz Kuumai, Tyin Enmei, Er Enish, Folclor show, Kyrgyz cuisine.
Day 6. Song Kul to Issyk Kul.
Departure after breakfast in vehicle to go in Kochkor for handicraft shopping and do continue to in Bokonbaevo village. Arrival in time for Dinner.
Breakfast at 08:00 to leave at 08:30
Overnight in the guest house. Full board.
Day 7. Issyk Kul to Karakol
After breakfast visit to Skazka Valley and Djety-Oguz for a trekking and lunch there. Full Board
Breakfast at 07:30, time to stop at leisure for swimming on the way.
Overnight in Turkestan Yurt Camp in Karakol. Accommodation in yurts.
Optional: Eagle show in Kadji Say village: 195 USD p/group.
Day 8. Altyn-Arashan valley. Yearly morning we go to anymal bazaar. After that breakfast.
One-day excursion to Altyn-Arashan valley on 4x4 vehicle. Walking around, taking bathes with hot springs. Guide will lead the group in a nice trekking around before hot springs. Back to Karakol. Dinner in Dungan Family near Karakol. Overnight in Turkestan Yurt Camp. Breakfast at 08:00 to leave at 08:30. Full board
Day 9. Half day City-tour in Karakol. After breakfast city-tour in Karakol. Highlights include the ORTHODOX HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, CHINESE MOSQUE. Overnight in Turkestan yurt camp. Full board.
Breakfast at 08:30 to leave at 09:00
Optional : Helicopters excursions from Karkara to Inylchek glaciers.
Day 10. Kalmyk Culture AND HORSEBACK SCENERY
Your cultural excursion begins with a transfer from Karakol to the home Kalmyk family. Here you will spend about half an hour being introduced to the Kalmyk way of life. After tea, you will be taken by horseback to the top of the hill. From here you can see the spectacular views of the Terskey and Kungey Ala-Too ranges and of Tyup and Mikhailovsky bays on Lake Issyk-Kul. It is an easy descent down the hill. After a hearty hot dinner of national Kalmyk dishes you will be driven back to Karakol.
Duration of excursion approx 5 hours.
Folklore concert: 175 usd p/group please see attached file
Day 11. Return to Bishkek.
En route visit petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata, Boom Valley, One hour on the motorized boat on the Issyk-kul lake and Burana tower. Arrival in Bishkek with enough time for souvenir and handicrafts shopping. Accommodation in «Family» Guest House. Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast at 08:00 to leave at 08:30
In Cholpon Ata we will visit petroglyphs and Museum before going to boat excursion for lunch on board. Boat excursion to start around 11:30
Optional: Rafting 1-1.5hours. cost 28$ p/pax please see attached file.
Day 12. Transfer to Airport. Flight home.
Departure from guest house in the morning to drop the guests off in the airport
All transfers upon Itinerary
Full also includes:
Meeting at the airport, transfer to hotel
Accommodation in Guest House in Bishkek, dbl, 3 nights with breakfast
Accommodation in Guest House in Kyzart, 1 night with breakfast
City tour in Bishkek, including entrance fees
City tour in Karakol, including entrance fees
Excursion to Djety-Oguz.
One-day excursion to Altyn Arashan
One-day excursion to Ala-Archa with pic-nic lunch + entrance fees
Private vehicle with driver along the program
Excursion to Burana Tower and petroglyphs, entrance fees
Accommodation in yurt camp on Son-Kul lake, 2 nights
Horse riding in Kalmyk area
Accommodation in the guest house in Bokonbaevo village, 1 night
Accommodation in yurts in Yurt Camp Turkestan, 4 nights
Transfer to airport
Food for the whole program (3 meals a day except lunches and dinners in Bishkek)
International airline tickets,
Insurance and other medical subcosts;
Additional excursions, not mentioned in the program;
Personal extras like luggage overweight;
laundry, phone, fax, e-mail services; alcohol drinks; mini bar and other extra services at the hotels;
Charges in hotels for additional services;
Consular fees for Kyrgyzstan tourist visa;
Camera fees, charged separately by museums.
We hope you like the program and assure you that we are absolutely open to any suggestions to increase the range of our services for the entire satisfaction of our guests and are happy to meet your special requirements.
You can alter the duration of your tour and places of visits by adding one of the extensions. We will carefully prepare an itinerary based on your stated interests.