Kyrgyzstan Winter Tour6 Days | Bishkek, Issyk-Kul, Karakol, Bokonbaevo

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Kyrgyzstan Winter Tour is a 6-day holiday at popular Kyrgyz resorts and tourity cities. The program offers interesting sightseeing trips to Bishkek and Karakol and gives you a chance to try yourself on the best slopes of Kyrgyzstan. The tour blendes skiing and cultural travel for you to get the best from you trip. 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Airport "Manas" – Bishkek
 
Arrival to Bishkek, transfer to the hotel. After some rest 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. Hiking in the gorge. Return back to the alpine camp. Transfer to Bishkek. Hot lunch after walking in the snowy gorge.
After lunch sightseeing tour: Oak Park, Ala -Too Square, Philarmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Victory Square and Oriental market – Osh bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
Day 2: Bishkek – Issyk-Kul
 
Transfer to Issyk-Kul. On the way stop to see Burana tower, which is left from ancient city Balasagyn (XI - XIII). Lunch in the Kyrgyz family. Continue driving to Issyk-Kul lake – the second largest alpine lake in the world. This lake never freezes in winter. You will enjoy a beautiful view on the way and on arrival to the lake. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 3: Issyk-Kul – Karakol
 
After breakfast transfer to Karakol. On the way visiting a museum in Cholpon-Ata. City tour in Karakol: visiting Prjevalsky museum, Wooden Orthodox Church, Dungan mosque in Chinese style. Dinner in Uigur family. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 4: Karakol – Ski resort – Karakol
 
Breakfast. Transfer to ski resort which is located in 7 km from Karakol town on the altitude of 2500m above sea level. It is a unique ski resort by its natural conditions. The highest point of skiing is 3040m. the altitude level difference is 800m, a minimum slope is 7% and maximum is 53%. You may see 5000s peaks and alpine lake Issyk-Kul from the top. After skiing transfer back to Karakol. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Karakol – Bishkek
 
Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek along the Southern shore of the Issyk-Kul lake. Today you will have a chance to watch an eagle or falcon hunting show. It is an ancient tradition of nomads. Hunter used to hunt of foxes, rabbits and other animals with birds of prey. And nowadays some local people still keep birds of prey and hunt with them. Lunch. Continue driving to Bishkek. Farewell dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 6: Bishkek – airport
 
After breakfast transfer to the airport (30 km). End of services.
Meals: Breakfast
  • Twin room accommodation, including early check in on Day 1;
  • Meals – as stated in the program;
  • Transportation throughout the whole trip;
  • English speaking guide (except for the day 6 – 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;
  • Falcon hunting show in Bokonbaevo.
  • 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;
  • Ski lift and equipment;
  • 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
Issyk-Kul - 1 night
Raduga, The Try Korony or similarRaduga, The Try Korony or similar
Karakol - 2 nights
Home stay (B&B), family run accommodationGreen Yard or similar