SINK INTO THE BEAUTY OF ISSYK KUL LAKE
7 DAYS /6 NIGHTS
Day 1 AIRPORT – BISHKEK
Arrival at Manas Airport in Bishkek. Fly world team will pick you up and will drive you to the capital & largest city of Kyrgyzstan (check-in at the hotel after 14:00).
We start our tour from Bishkek, a city of wide boulevards, and be facing Marble public buildings meld with numerous Soviet-style apartment blocks surrounding interior courtyards. We will visit the heart of the city, Ala-Too Square. After we enjoy a walk in Oak Park, we can pay a visit to countless parks and alleys.
After lunch, we will have time to visit the local market - Osh bazaar*. Here we can experience the creativity and talent of local artisans. Just as you step into the market, you dive into the typical Asian atmosphere: an infinite flow of people and a great variety of goods and colors. Osh bazaar is closed on Monday. Evening, we can go to one of the best restaurants in Bishkek, where you can taste delicious Kyrgyz national dishes.
Day 2 BISHKEK – ALA ARCHA NATIONAL PARK – BISHKEK
After breakfast head towards Ala Archa Kyrgyzstan National Park (40 minutes).
Arrive at the park, if you are a hiking enthusiast then, the gorge along the river is perfect for light hiking (2 hours). You can satisfy your eyes with the heavenly alpine views: snow peaks, fast-flowing rivers, and pine forests. It is a perfect place to rejuvenate your mind and body.
Return to Bishkek after a day full of touring around the Alpines & snow peaks, and give yourself a rest. Dinner in the restaurant.
Day 3 BISHKEK – BURANA – CHON KEMIN
After having breakfast at the hotel, we start our trip, first destination is the Burana Tower, an ancient minaret located in Chuy Valley. The tower with funerary monuments remains of the castle and three mausoleums are the left-over ruins of ancient Balasagyn town founded by Karakhanids. In transit, we stop in the guesthouse for lunch.
Then continue our journey toward the guesthouse located in Tar Suu village in Chon Kemin valley. Here we learn about cookbooks and traditional Kyrgyz fried breads. You can experience the cooking master class given by the local women.
Dinner in the guesthouse with fresh boorsoks. After dinner, we can set a campfire and spend time singing and chatting.
Day 4 CHON KEMIN – CHOLPON ATA – SEMIENOV GORGE – KARAKOL
After breakfast, we head towards Issyk Kul Lake- the world’s second-largest mountain lake.
On the way to the resort town Cholpon Ata, we will visit the petroglyph museum a true stone garden with fascinating stone drawings and various petroglyphs dated from the 2nd millennium BC until the 4th century AD.
Afternoon lunch in the restaurant and we go on to visit the beautiful Semienovskoe Gorge. Considered one of the most famous attractions of the Issyk Kul region. You can go for a walk, enjoy the wild nature around you and spend time in the tranquillity of this place.
Upon arriving at Karakol, you have dinner in the local restaurant and take a rest in the hotel.
Day 5 KARAKOL – GORGE KARAKOL – KARAKOL
After breakfast, head towards Karakol Gorge (30 min).
You can hike across the ski resort area, which leads to the panoramic viewpoint, opening in front of you a stunning view of the mountains and the city. You can spend time in this picturesque place, breathing the pure mountain air.
Before dinner, you can take a boat trip to enjoy the beauty of Issyk Kol Lake and the captivating snow-capped mountains of Tien Chan.
Day 6 KARAKOL – SKAZKA – BOKONBAEVO – BISHKEK
After breakfast, we leave Karakol for Skazka canyons which translate as the “fairy tale”, true to its name here you can find objects of surprising shapes and sizes similar to fairy tale lands. Lunch along the road in the guesthouse.
In Bokonbaevo, we meet an eagle hunter with his bird and witness one of the oldest traditions of Kyrgyz nomads’ “falconry”.
During the falconry, you can admire the alertness and speed of the bird during the hunting.
Upon arrival to Bishkek, dinner at the restaurant.
Day 7 BISHKEK – AIRPORT
“TAKE WITH YOU THE NOMADIC VIBES OF KYRGYZSTAN”
Transfer to the airport and return journey to your home.
• Group transfers indicated in the program in comfortable and air-conditioned vehicles from day 1 to day 7 (two minibusses type Mercedes Sprinter)
• English-speaking guide
• Accommodation described in the program in twin /double room
• Full board
• Boorsok cooking master class (day 3)
• Boat trip (one hour) (day 5)
• Eagle hunting show (day 6)
• Visits described in the program
• Mineral water (1L per day per person)
• International flights
• Personal expenses
• Visa • Single room supplement
• Early check-in & late check-out*
• Optional activities
• Tips for guides and drivers
• Other services not mentioned as included