Multiactive Tour11 Days | Bishkek, Karakol, Tamga, Kochor, Son-Kul lake, Chon-Kemin village, Burana

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The program of Multiactive tour around Kyrgyzstan - 2 includes visiting the most interesting historical and natural landmarks of Kyrgyzstan. The cultural and educational excursions are alternated with horse riding and trips to mountains gorges, picturesque valleys and beautiful lakes. You will get an opportunity to get acquainted with every-day life of the nomads, their traditions, cuisine and folklore.

Activities: rafting, horse back riding, walk in the mountains and experience the culture of Kyrgyz people.
Recommended list of the personal items: warm clothes, a coat, tracking-boots, sleeping bag, mat, rucksack, light, your own First Aid Kit and sunglasses.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Bishkek – arrival
 
Arrival in Bishkek early in the morning. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After some rest Sightseeing tour: Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Philarmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Victory Square.
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. Transfer to Bishkek.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 2: Bishkek – Jergalan
 
Transfer to Jergalan. On the way stop in Cholpon-Ata. Visiting Ruh-Ordo Cultural Center. Arrival in Jergalan. Overnight at the guest house.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 3: Jergalan
 
Today you will take part in national games that includes “Arkan Tartmai” (tug of war) and others, after the game 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 the guest house.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 4: Jergalan – Karakol – Jety-Oguz – Karakol
 
Transfer to Karakol town. Upon arrival you will have a short sightseeing tour in Karakol. Today you will visit museum of M.V. Prjevalsky, one of the world’s 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 Prjevalsky. Later, you will visit the Dungan mosque. One of its highlights is the fact that it is built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. Also you will visit a unique Orthodox Church that is made only from wooden and Museum of Ella Maillart.
Transfer to Jety-Oguz Gorge. Short hiking in the gorge. Transfer back to Karakol.
In the evening, your dinner in Uigur family will be followed by folklore music and traditional Kyrgyz dance show. The dancers will teach you to some of movements of the traditional dance. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 5: Karakol – Tamga (trek to Tamga Tash)
 
In the morning you will leave Karakol and transfer to Tamga village. The road goes along the South shore of Issyk-Kul Lake, which is very beautiful due to closeness to the lake and mountains.
You will have a chance to make many pictures on your cameras. Upon arrival to Tamga start trek to Tamga-Tash place. The trek takes around 3-4 hours. You will see the famous Tamga-tash stones with carved Tibetan inscriptions. The inscriptions are Buddhist prayers dating from the VIII-IX centuries AD.
Duration of trek: 3-4 hours
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch boxes/Dinner
Day 6: Tamga – Kochkor (190 km, 4-5 hours)
 
Today you will drive to Kochkor. You will drive over a mountain pass at 2160m, Orto-Tokoi water reservoir, ride along the river Chu, the second biggest river in Kyrgyzstan. On the way, you will stop in Bokonbaevo to look at eagle hunting show. Local people will show how our grandfathers hunted several years ago and after show, you can make photos with eagles.
On arrival to Kochkor you will visit a felt carpet workshop. It is a place where you can see the process of making Kyrgyz national felt carpets and take a part in the process. Family run accommodation.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 7: Kochkor – Kyzart pass – Kilemche jayloo (trek on foot 5-6 hours)
 
Today is a start of trek towards Son-Kul Lake.
Today you will go through Chaar Archa valley, pass the Chaar Archa pass, eat a tasty lunch by the racing river, with views of holy 4400 m Baba Ata Mountain.
Dinner and accommodation in yurts.
Trek: 5-6 hours.
Altitude: start from 1400 m up to 3000 m
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 8: Kilemche – Son-Kul lake (ride on horse 4 hours)
 
After breakfast riding towards Son-Kul Lake, Batai Aral yurt camp.
After some time a beautiful scene to Kilemche jailoo will open to your view.
The pass to Son-Kul itself is rocky and adventurous, but at the same time it is exciting.
You cross high mountains where you will have a wonderful view to Son-Kul Lake. It is situated at a height of 3013 meters above sea level and surrounded by beautiful mountains. It is a great place where you can experience a nomadic life style and relax from busy city life. On arrival, you will be free to explore and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. You will have dinner and overnight in Kyrgyz yurts. It is made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings.
Horse riding: 5-6 hours.
Altitude: highest point 3400, accommodation altitude at 3160 m.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 9: Son-Kul – Chon-Kemin (250 km, 4-4.5 hours)
 
After breakfast leave the yurt camp and start your drive towards Bishkek. On the way you will go through the scenic pass – the Kalmak Asu pass.
In the afternoon, you will come to Boom gorge where you will be met by the rafting staff. Rafting on the Chu river. Length of rafting - 15 km. Maximum class of difficulty 4. Road is going along the river and the car will escort the group during the rafting.
Within a short period, you will be able to get an unforgettable experience and full understanding of rafting.
After rafting drive to Chon-Kemin village, free time for relax. Overnight at guesthouse.
Rafting: 15 km, 1 hour
Level: 3-4
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 10: Chon-Kemin – Burana – Bishkek (170 km, 3.5-4 hours)
 
In the morning you will drive towards Burana Tower in Tokmok town, which is left from ancient city Balasagyn (XI – XIII). The main city on the Silk Way Road. After the excursion around the tower, local people will demonstrate to you the one of the most popular horse game, the “Ulak Tartysh” game. This is an analogue of Polo, but instead of ball, they play with a goat. Transfer to Bishkek. Farewell dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 11: Bishkek – departure
 
Transfer to the airport. Fly home.
Meals: Breakfast
  • Twin room accommodation, including early check-in on Day 1;
  • Meals - as stated at program;
  • Transportation throughout the whole trip;
  • English speaking guide (except for the day 11 – 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;
  • Felt carpet workshop in Kochkor;
  • Eagle hunting show in Bokonbaevo;
  • Folklore and dance show in Karakol;
  • Horses for the trek in Son-Kul;
  • Rafting on Chu river;
  • Horse game: Ulak-Tartysh in Burana.
  • 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 and late check out;
  • International airfares;
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks;
  • Personal insurance and items not mentioned above.

Accommodation:

Economy Option
Comfort Option
Bishkek - 2 nights
B hotel, Asia Mountains or similarPlaza, Park Hotel, Ambassador or similar
Jergalan - 2 nights
Guest houseGuest house
Karakol - 1 night
Green Yard, Karagat or similarGreen Yard, Karagat or similar
Tamga - 1 night
Guest houseGuest house
Kochkor - 1 night
Home stay (B&B), family run accommodationHome stay (B&B), family run accommodation
Trek - 1 night
Double tentDouble tent
Son Kul - 1 night
Yurts (5-6 people in one yurt)Yurts (5-6 people in one yurt)
Chon Kemin - 1 night
Home stay (B&B), family run accommodationAshu Guest House

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