Kyrgyzstan jeep tour introduces you to different colours of Kyrgyzstan, from mild to wild. Of the beaten track tour will show you beautiful Kyrgyz land, you will inhale freshness of the Issyk-Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world, and experience nomadic life. Explore amazing red rock formations in Jety-Oguz Gorge, delicious local cuisine and famous yurts, nomadic lifestyle houses.
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, flanked by tall, snow-covered, peaks with steep-sided, forested, mountain slopes. Transfer to Bishkek. Overnight at the hotel.
Start driving to Son-Kul Lake (400 km). Lunch in Kochkor village on the way. Arriving in Son Kul in the afternoon through Kalmak Ashuu pass (3400 m). This is a remote mountain lake situated on a treeless, high mountain plateau (3016 m) where shepherds bring the livestock in the summertime, establish a camp where they will live – setting up their yurts. In this magnificent place you can see hundreds of herds and a lot of different yurts, where you will certainly be invited to have kymyz, the national drink made of fermented mare's milk with a traditional bread, try other diary products and home made jam. Dinner and overnight in yurts.
Tash Rabat is located in the heart of Tian Shan Mountains. The stone made sight built inside the mountain (3200 m) has no analogue in the world. The building had been used as hotel and shelter for travelers on the Great Silk Road. In total there are 31 rooms in the mountain. The thickness of walls is 1 m. There are also underground prison cells for ancient thieves. Dinner and overnight in yurts near the Tash Rabat caravanserai.
In front of the cliffs there are flat mountain slopes, thickly overgrown with grass and pine trees. Especially romantic look has the rock "Broken Heart" located at the entrance to the gorge. Jeti-Oguz is also famous for its hot springs with water enriched with radon and hydrogen sulfide. There is a resort in the place where they hit out of the ground at the altitude of 2200 m.
The spring water helps to treat rheumatism, gastric and nervous diseases. Rising higher, you can reach the pan of Kok-Dzhayyk with wonderful views of the gorge, or the Valley of Flowers strewn with poppies. At the upper part of Jets-Oguz there are also mountain lakes and roaring waterfalls.
After hiking in the Gorge transfer to Karakol town. Lunch in a local café. Sightseeing tour: visit to the museum of M.V. Prejvalsky, one of the worlds greatest explorers. His main achievements were the crossing of the great desert Taklamakan and the discovery of more than 4000 animals, including the Horse of Prejevalsky. Later, you will visit the Dungan mosque built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. Dinner in Uigur family. Kyrgyzstan is multiethnic country and today you will taste Uigur food and get acquainted with their culture and traditions. Overnight at the hotel.
We will make a stop for car washing. Cars are returned back to Ak-Sai Travel. Employees of our company will check the cars. The deposit is paid back in full to the clients if no damage to the vehicle is done.
Cars must be return before sunset!
Important for self drive: 500 USD Deposit must be paid upon the transfer of the vehicle to the participants and examination of it by them. The deposit is paid back in full to the clients if no damage to the vehicle is done
- All transfers – transport with a driver on Days 1 and 9;
- Rent of Jeeps for Self driving on Days 2 - 8; (1 Jeeps – 3 pax);
- Twin room accommodation, including early check in on Day 1;
- Entrance fees to sights according to the program;
- Meals –as per program;
- Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide;
- Mineral water;
- Support car (for a group of 3-16 people);
- Mechanic for D2-D8;
- Support Jeep for Mechanic and guide;
- Rent of walkie-talkie for D2-8.
- Charges in hotels for additional services;
- Single supplement;
- Consular fees for Kyrgyzstan visa;
- Kyrgyzstan visa support;
- 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);
- Photography and video making fees;
- Personal insurance;
- International airfare;
- Alcohol and soft drinks;
- Deposit for jeep – 1000 USD (it will be refunded on Day 8);
- Camera/photo fees at the sights;
- Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
Prices per person
Green Yard / Matsunoki guest house or similar
78 hotel / Karagat or similar