Cultural Tour 7: Kyrgyzstan In-Depth8 Days | Bishkek, Cholpon-Ata, Jergalan, Karakol, Bokonbaevo, Osh, Sary-Tash, Sary Mogol

Private Tour from US$ 1,115
  • Burana towerBurana tower
  • Itinerary MapItinerary Map
  • BishkekBishkek
  • BishkekBishkek
  • Ala-ArchaAla-Archa
  • Cholpon-Ata petroglyphsCholpon-Ata petroglyphs
  • Issyk-KulIssyk-Kul
  • KarakolKarakol
  • Jety-Oguz gorgeJety-Oguz gorge
  • Kochkor valleyKochkor valley
  • OshOsh
  • ArslanbobArslanbob
  • Burana tower
  • Itinerary Map
  • Bishkek
  • Bishkek
  • Ala-Archa
  • Cholpon-Ata petroglyphs
  • Issyk-Kul
  • Karakol
  • Jety-Oguz gorge
  • Kochkor valley
  • Osh
  • Arslanbob
The tour is offered from May till October.

Fascinating 8-day tour to Kyrgyzstan is practically deprived of hackneyed tourist spots. This tour is a rare opportunity to dive into the beauty of mountains where even the most skeptical person will be inspired by the grandeur of nature. You will enjoy the road between cities and villages; you will get through several mountain passes where you will see breathtaking views. The time spent in Kyrgyzstan will be the brightest in a year and you will take the memories of this trip through all your life.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Bishkek (40 km + 60 km)
 
Arrival in Bishkek early in the morning. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Some rest. Check in at noon.
After lunch transfer to the Ala-Archa National Park (40 km). You will be in the alpine gorge through which the fast flowing Ala-Archa River runs. The gorge is flanked by tall, snow-covered, peaks with steep-sided, forested, mountain slopes. Hiking in the gorge. Return back to the alpine camp. Transfer to Bishkek.
Meals: No meals
Day 2: Bishkek – Jergalan (450 km)
 
Transfer from Bishkek to Jegalan. On the way stop to see Burana tower, which is left from ancient city Balasagyn (XI - XIII).
Next stop is at the museum of petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata. There will be an excursion in open-air art gallery of stone, said to date from 500 BC – 100 AD, they depict wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes.
On arrival to Jergalan, you are welcome to Boorsok show, boorsok is traditional Kyrgyz bread. You will see how they are made, take a part on the process and of course, at the end you will taste them. Walking around the guesthouse, which has a big yard and look at the animals such as thoroughbred horses, cows and bulls, sheep and ride on horses if you wish.
Overnight at guest house.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 3: Jergalan – Karakol – Jety-Oguz – Bokonbaevo (230 km)
 
After breakfast, drive to Karakol and soon begin to skirt the north shore of Issyk Kul Lake. The second largest saline lake after the Caspian Sea, Issyk Kul is virtually a basin within the Tian Shan Mountains. A combination of vast depth, salinity and underground thermal activity ensures the lake never freezes. Issyk Kul is also the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca. Sightseeing tour (1-1.5 hours): visit the wooden Russian-orthodox church, Dungan Mosque and Prezhevalskiy Museum.
Transfer to Jety-Oguz gorge (40 km). the picturesque gorge, which is famous not only with coniferous forest, flower clearings and interesting gorges for hiking, but also with red and sandy formations which are called «Seven Bulls» and «Broken Heart».
After walking, transfer to Bokonbaevo village to rest after long day.
Dinner and overnight at homestay.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 4: Bokonbaevo – Bishkek – Osh (320 km)
 
After breakfast, you will watch an eagle hunting show. Traditional way of hunting of Kyrgyz people. Continue your way to Bishkek.
Arrival to Bishkek in the afternoon. Lunch un a local café (own arrangement) and drive to the airport to get flight to Osh.
On arrival to Osh, meet with driver and drive to the hotel, free evening.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Osh – city tour – Sary Mogol (220 km)
 
City tour after breakfast. As legends say Osh was founded by King Solomon ages ago and had an important position on trading routes of the Great Silk Road. Today you will visit Suleiman-Too (Solomon’s Mountain), museum, Osh bazaar – this market locates at the same place as in the times of Great Silk Road.
On the way, in Sary-Tash stop for lunch at local family’s house. In the afternoon, drive to Sary Mogol village. It is a small village on South side of Alay valley. From this valley, there is a great view to Pamir range of mountains. Accommodation in yurt.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 6: Sary Mogol – Osh (220 km)
 
In the morning free time which you can spend for making photos of Lenin and other peaks, walk around the yurt camp and drive to Osh.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Osh – Bishkek – city tour (15km + 40km)
 
After breakfast, fly to Bishkek. At the airport meet with guide and driver and drive to Bishkek. On arrival short sightseeing of Bishkek: visit Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Philarmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Victory Square and Oriental market – Osh bazaar.
Free time.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8: Bishkek – Departure (30km)
 
Transfer to the airport. Fly home. End of services.
Meals: Breakfast
  • Twin room accommodation – 7 nights;
  • Meals – as stated as program;
  • Transportation throughout the whole trip;
  • English speaking guide (except for the day 8 – transfer to the airport);
  • Sightseeing tour program in all cities according to the program, including entrance fees to sights, museums. Camera/video fees are not included and paid separately;
  • Mineral water – 1L pax/day;
  • Air tickets Bishkek – Osh – Bishkek;
  • Eagle hunting show;
  • Boorsok show Jyrgalan.
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Single supplement;
  • Consular fees paid upon collection of the entrance visa to Kyrgyzstan;
  • Visa support;
  • Registration in Kyrgyzstan;
  • Payment for early check in (except for the Day 1) and late check out (check in time is at 13-14.00, check out time is at 12.00);
  • International airfares;
  • Horse riding;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Personal insurance and items not mentioned above.

Prices per person

 
 
Economy
Comfort
Lux
1 person
US$ 2,865
US$ 3,010
US$ 3,245
2 persons
US$ 1,645
US$ 1,715
US$ 1,865
3 persons
US$ 1,325
US$ 1,395
US$ 1,545
4 persons
US$ 1,115
US$ 1,190
US$ 1,340
Single supplement
US$ 80
US$ 145
US$ 220
Prices are for 2024 in US$ per person, with discounted prices for larger groups available on request.

Accommodation

Bishkek - 2 nights
Economy:
B Hotel / My hotel / Bridges / Orient / Resident 3*
Comfort:
Novotel / Ambassador / Damas / Sofia
Lux:
Orion / Sheraton 5*
Jergalan - 1 night
Economy:
Guest house
Comfort:
Guest house
Lux:
Guest house
Bokonbaevo - 1 night
Economy:
Home stay (B&B) / family run accommodation
Comfort:
Home stay (B&B) / family run accommodation
Lux:
Home stay (B&B) / family run accommodation
Osh - 2 nights
Economy:
Sunrise / Ethno Hotel / Cube hotel or similar
Comfort:
Classic Hotel / Grand Chavo Hotel
Lux:
Jannat 5*
Sary Mogol - 1 night
Economy:
Yurt camp (4 pax in 1 yurt)
Comfort:
Yurt camp (4 pax in 1 yurt)
Lux:
Yurt camp (4 pax in 1 yurt)

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