Like a house on the wheels our army jeep will bring you through the all over Kyrgyzstan. During this journey you will see almost everything that our country is famous for. The traces of century will open Kyrgyz national heritage, unique nature will inspire your hearts and, hospitality of local people will help you to get acquaintance with true nomad life, its customs, traditions and life style.
This tour is the best way to get know the country, completely immerse in its atmosphere, to know one self and surroundings. This is the best possibility to take a part in the local people life and take care for the virgin nature parts. It is the best way to spend the holidays, take a rest from urbanization, and find out the whole relaxation with your body and mind.
Destination: Osh – Arslan-Bob – Sary-Chelek – Toktogul Reservoir – Suusamyr valley – Son-Kul Lake – Tash-Rabat – Small Naryn – Bokonbaevo village – Jetty-Oguz – Karakol – Altyn-Arashan – Semenovskoe-Grigorievskoe Gorge – Chon-Kemin – Bishkek
June – September
Day 1: Arriving to Osh city
PM: Arriving to Osh city. After lunch SS tour in Osh – the South Capital of Kyrgyzstan and it is 3000 years old. It was an important point on the Great Silk Road, joining the lands of the Orient and the West. During VIII and X centuries, it was the third largest city in Fergana Valley. It had a finely constructed palace, a citadel, and the town gates. The city was surrounded with defensive wall, which stretched to the Solomon situated between the Mountains.
You could go to the Suleiman Maintain top.
- Suleiman Maintain likes the local Mecca with lots of legends and stories. Most of Muslims take as the life debt to come here. Its the most highest point reaches almost 100 – 150 meters. It is very valuable historical and architecture monument.
Dinner and accommodation in the local Guest House.
Day 2: Transfer Osh – Arslan-Bob (70+30+80 km)
AM: Breakfast. Visiting the Big Asian Bazar.
The monuments of Uzgen are called encyclopedia of the Karakhanids culture, because one can observe clearly progress stages of an architectural forms as well as of the decorative art of the XI – XII centuries.
PM: Lunch in local cafe.
Day 3: Transfer Arslan-Bob – Sary-Chelek (80+100+90 km)
AM: Breakfast. Transfer to the Sary-Chelek biosphere reserve park.
PM : Lunch is on the way.
- Sary – Chelek national Park is organized in 1959 year on the area in 23 868 hectares and includes nuts-fruit forests and beautiful mountain lakes with rear unique species of animals and plants. There very reach and diversity nature here, including almost all endemics of Kyrgyz Republic. The heart of the park is the marvelous lake – Sary-Chelek, which is located on the altitude of 1873 m. a.s.l. The lake deepness is 234 metres.
You can visit the Muslim mosque – Mazar, with which is related the appearance of the Sary-Chelek Lake, and do walk to the lakes of Park, meet and even feat its inhabitants
Set up the tent camp.
Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 4: Transfer Sary-Chelek – Toktogul reservoir (272 km)
AM: Breakfast. Walk to the lakes.
PM: Lunch is in tent camp. Transfer to the Toktogul reservoir located in the Jalal-Abad Province of Kyrgyzstan, is the largest of the reservoirs on the path of the Naryn River. The reservoir was named after Toktogul Satilganov.The Toktogul dam was building during time period of (1960–1973), during its filling (1974–1980) and since start it’s of the uninterruptedly exploitation to present time (1981–2012). After its construction work lasting 14 years it was flooding the Ketmentube Valley. 26 communities were displaced and the main road through the region was re-routed.
The Toktogul Hydroelectric Station, the reservoir’s hydro-electric plant, has installed capacity of 1.2 gig-watts, which makes it the largest power plant in the country. Moreover the Toktogul reservoir is very famous with its amazing landscapes and very nice water for swimming in.
Overnight and dinner in tents camp on the Toktogul reservoir shore.
Day 5: Transfer to Kokomeren via Chichkan and Suusamyr valley (224 km)
AM: Breakfast. Transfer to Suusamyr valley via Chichkan gorge, which is situated between Suusamyr. There is a nature reserve here, and off the tributary Bala-Chichkan in the south of the Chichkan valley is the Ak-Unkur cave. There are two high mountain lakes (at an altitude of over 3300 m), and one of them features a 60 m. waterfall.
PM: Lunch is on the way.
The Suusamyr valley is a high steppe plateau – 2200 meters a. s. l. – that although only some 160 kilometers from Bishkek is also one of the more remote and rarely visited regions of Kyrgyzstan. There are signs of early settlement dating back to between the IX and XI centuries.
The population, of about 6000, is mainly Kyrgyz and they are nearly all involved in agriculture. In Soviet times this was one of the major sheep breeding areas in the country. Up to four million sheep would be driven over the mountain passes during spring time to graze on the luscious grasses of the
Overnight and dinner is in the tents in Kokomeren area.
Day 6-7: Transfer to Son-Kul (about 150 km)
AM: Breakfast. Transfer to Son-Kul Lake. On the way visit of:
- Kara-Keche gorge.
Son-Kul Lake – The scene that greets you in Son-Kul lake area is surprising. The wide, brilliant, steel colored expanse of the lake appears majestic, quiet and transparent, looking like a huge bowl of pure mountain air surrounded by hills. Water and sky seem to meet here.
You can here visit shepherds yurts, walking at environs, ascending to one of nearby hills… here we will see beautiful lake panorama. Here travelers have also horse riding opportunity.
2 Nights and meal in national Yurt camp on the Son-Kul Lake shore.
Day 8-9: Transfer to Tash-Rabat through the Baetogo pass (40+120 km)
AM: Breakfast. Half day spend in Son-Kul Lake area.
PM: Lunch in Kyrgyz family on the Son-Kul Lake. Transfer to Tash-Rabat. Visiting there:
- Historical Tash-Rabat Caravanserai, (overnight, camel train resting place), which is on the bank of the Karakojun River, is the most significant architectural historical monument from the time of the Great Silk Way in the Tian-Shan. Among the mighty mountain ridges there are ruins of fortified caravanserai built by the local ruler Muhamed-khan along the ancient caravan route from Semerechie to Kashgar.
2 Nights and meal in Yurt camp on Tash-Rabat.
Day 10: Transfer to the small Naryn via Naryn town (120+60 km)
AM: Breakfast. Driving directing Small Naryn River.
PM: Lunch is in local café in Naryn town.
Naryn is Alpine town (altitude 2037 m. above the sea level) with population about 40000 people. It situated on the both sides of Naryn River. The slowness of River is about 616 km. It has 6 hydro-electric power stations.
Dinner and accommodation in the tents camp on the Shore of Small Naryn River.
Day 11: Transfer small Naryn to Djeili-Suu resort (70 km)
AM: Breakfast. Transfer to Djeili-Suu resort along the very amazing road.
Djeili-Suu resort here with sulphide sodium springs located on the altitude of 3390 m on the right shore of The spring waters temperature is 43ْC. The water is pure and clear. You will be able to take a bath here (but take in a view it should be not longer than 8 – 10 minutes).
PM: Lunch on the way.
Dinner and accommodation in the tents camp in Djeili-Suu resort.
Day 12: Passing to the Bokonbaevo village located on the the South shore of Issyk-Kul lake
AM: Breakfast. Passing via Tonskiy pass. It is not very long way and not hard way, but well very beautiful
scenery that you will see from the highest point of the pass. The way up will take you about 2 hours and descent will be just 5 – 6 hours. On the way you will be able to observe amazing waterfalls and landscapes.
PM: Lunch is as a picnic on the way. Coming to the Issyk-Kul shore, set up the tent camp. Rest.
- Issyk-Kul Lake occupies the Central part of the valley created by the circle of the Terskey and Kungey Ala-Too mountain ranges. Issyk-Kul Lake is the largest in the Tien-Shan Mountains (6,236 sq. km.) and has a maximum depth of 703 m. The altitude of the lake is 1608 m. above the sea level. Issyk-Kul Lake is unique in that dozens of rivers and streams flow into it, yet none flow out.
Overnight and dinner in the tent camp.
Day 13: Transfer Bokonbaevo village to Jety-Oguz (120 km)
AM: Breakfast. Transfer Bokonbaevo village to Jety-Oguz via Tamga village. On the way you will have a possibility to hike in red rock canyons that are famous as Fairy-tale.
PM: Lunch is on the way.
There is legendary Tamga – Tash here – the huge stone, which has a lot of legends and very long history. Beside of that there is really amazing nature in a place of its location and waterfalls, which are very great to take a light hiking.
Continue the way to Jety-Oguz – the extraordinary Valley of Seven Bulls, famous for its unusually bright, red sandstone rock formations. Some of the valley s most celebrated landmarks include the broken heart (a crimson, heart-shaped precipice), the dragon s lair (a spectacular, deep sandy canyon) and, of course, the seven bulls themselves (a row of crags dominating the Jety-Oguz Valley).
About 5 km from Jety-Oguz resort you will discover a flower valley. There is abundance of different flowers here during all summer period time. There are yurt camps here and local people hospitality.
Overnight and dinner in Yurt camp in the flower valley.
Day 14: Transfer Jety-Oguz – Altyn-Arashan gorge (120 km)
AM: Breakfast. Transfer to Karakol. SS along the Karakol city, visiting:
- The mosque Dungan that was built in 1907 year and it is the place of worship of Buddhist from all Central Asia. It built in the Buddhist pagoda style in wood. It was built without a single nail.Century Church
- Memorial of Prijeval’sky
PM: Lunch is in local restaurant in Karakol.
Transfer to Altyn-Arashan.
- Altyn-Arashan (Golden Spa) set in a postcard-perfect alpine valley at 3000 meters, with 4260 meter Peak Palatka (Tent Peak) looming at its south end. From the turn-off to Ak-Suu Sanatorium it’s an often-steep, five to six hour (14 km) climb south on a track beside the Arashan River, through a piney canyon full of hidden hot and cold springs. Much of the area is a botanical research area called the Altyn-Arashan state nature reserve.
Set up the tent camp.
Dinner and overnight in tent camp.
Day 15: All day in Altyn-Arashan gorge
The resort at Altyn-Arashan is famous for its HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS. You could see the carpet of flowers and different sorts of plants here.
There is an opportunity to take a radon bathes and have a great walk paths.
AM: Breakfast. Transfer along the North Issyk-Kul lake shore to Semenovskoe Gorge that was called after Russian researcher – geographer – P.P. Semenov-Tian-Shanskiy. He was investigating Kyrgyzstan nature and describes the Issyk-Kul Lake in his journal as “…a blue pool that was closed into the ring of snowing giants…you can not see the mountains piedmonts and it seems that these snowing giants appear from the lake waters…”
PM: Lunch – picnic.
Set up the tent camp close to Grigorievskoe Gorge that impresses you with its marvelous forests of Tian-Shan spruces, richness of biodiversity and abundance of mountain poppies and transparent fresh air. The nature here is saved here in its virgin view, capturing your eye with mountain waterfalls, clear pure water of Barskoon River that brings its waters to the Issyk-Kul Lake. Giants inaccessible stone rocks will take your mind forever with unforgettable wonder majesty and grander.
Overnight and dinner in the tent camp.
Day 17: Transfer Grigorievskoe Gorge to Chon-Kemin Gorge (190 km)
AM: Breakfast. Transfer Grigorievskoe Gorge to Chon-Kemin Gorge. On the way you can see open air museum of petroglyphs near to Cholpon-Ata.
PM: Accommodation and lunch in the Guest House “Ashuu”.
Chon-Kemin Gorge is located in North-East part of Kyrgyzstan in 140km from the Bishkek city.
There is amazing nature here, offering great horse riding tours and walking around.
Dinner and Overnight in Guest House “Ashuu”.
Day 18: Transfer Chon-Kemin Gorge – Bishkek (165 km)
AM: Breakfast. Walking around, horse riding, getting acquaintance with Kyrgyz family traditions.
Transfer to Bishkek. On the way you can see Burana Tower that is situated in the center of ancient town – Balasaghun. The tower is 24,6 miters high (original height was 45 miters). The territory of the museum with central ruins of the town is 36 hectares. There are stone statues – gravestones of nomadic Turks of the 6th to 10th centuries, petroglyphs from the 2nd century B.C. to the 10th century A.D., stone agricultural implements, epigraphy monuments
Arriving to Bishkek. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel. Have a rest.
Day 19: Bishkek city
AM: Breakfast. Sightseeing program in Bishkek city. Visit of:
- White house – Palace made of white marble is a house of Kyrgyz government, including president’s office and the republic parliament Behind the White House is Panfilov park with rides and arcades – the best place for the rest .
- Kyrgyz national museum, which is telling about Kyrgyz history, culture and arts.
- Freedom avenue – the widest and greenest avenue among the SNG cities with century old oaks on both sides.
PM: Lunch at the local restaurant. Shopping. Have a rest
Dinner at the local restaurant.
Day 20: Flight home