Issyk-Kul - Torugart Tour4 Days | Bishkek, Issyk-Kul, Kochkor, Naryn, Tash-Rabat, Torugart

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The Issyk- Kul - Torugart Tour starts from visiting of the Issyk-Kul Lake. You will also visit Cholpon-Ata, where you will see ancient petroglyphs, learn how to weave a genuine Kyrgyz carpets in Kochkor, and visit the ruins of mysterious Tash-Rabat – a complex whose function is still enigma for researches.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Bishkek – Issyk-Kul
 
In the morning transfer to Issyk-Kul Lake from Bishkek ( 260 km ). On the way, visit Burana tower, which marks the original site of the Karakhanid town, Balasagun. Continue driving to Issyk-Kul . Arrival in Issyk-Kul, accommodation at the hotel on the North Shore of Issyk-Kul Lake.
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Issyk-Kul – Cholpon-Ata – Naryn
 
Drive to Cholpon-Ata. Visit 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. Lunch in Kochkor village. After lunch you will experience the procedure of making felt carpets. Transfer to Naryn. Dinner. Overnight in Kyrgyz family or in the guest house.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 3: Naryn – Tash-Rabat
 
In the morning transfer to Tash-Rabat ( 115 km ) towards the Chinese border. Tash Rabat, Caravan Saray 11th century, served as a fortress for travelers along the Great Silk Road. This is a carefully restored stone building. After lunch the excursion to Tash-Rabat. It is possible to have a horse back riding here. Dinner and overnight in yurts (Kyrgyz dwelling).
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 4: Tash-Rabat – Torugart
 
Early in the morning transfer to Torugart border (95 km). At the end of the valley the road swings Eastwards around the southern tip of the At Bashi range and climbs towards Torugart pass (3752 m). Arriving at the border. Crossing the border and meeting with Chinese tour company.
Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation:

City

Deluxe Option

Budjet Option

Issyk-Kul

Royal Beach Hotel (***) or similar

Celestial Mountains Guest House

Narin

B&B, Kyrgyz family

B&B, Kyrgyz family

Tash-Rabat

Yurts, traditional dwelling (5-6 people in one yurt), including dinner and breakfast

 

  • Accommodation based on double room sharing, breakfast included;
  • Meals as per program;
  • All transfers (only Kyrgyzstan part);
  • Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide;
  • Entrance fees to sights according to the program;
  • The procedure of making felt carpets in Kochkor;
  • Permit for Torugart crossing (only Kyrgyzstan part).
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Single supplement;
  • Camera/video fees at the sights;
  • Horse back riding;
  • Consular fees for Kyrgyzstan tourist visa;
  • Registration in Kyrgyzstan;
  • Kyrgyzstan visa support;
  • Chinese visa support, visa and Chinese permission to cross Torugart border;
  • Chinese part;
  • International airfares;
  • Personal insurance and items not mentioned above.

 

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