8-Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis; Bishkek, Issyk-Kul, Karakol, Chon-Kemin Valley and Chunkurchak Valley
Spend your week exploring Kyrgyzstan, from traditional restaurants to mountains and gorges to the best cosmopolitan sites the country has to offer. Visit to the Philharmonic House in the capital city of Bishkek, take in a traditional game played on horseback and soak in Kyrgyz culture and exquisite scenery, all at a gentle and comfortable pace.
Proposed programme: You will arrive in the large city of Bishkek to kick off your tour in style. After you are transferred to your hotel, spend the day exploring this cosmopolitan capital. Enjoy your journey around Issyk-Kul lake (around 3.5 hours): as evidenced by its name, meaning “hot lake” in Kyrgyz, this large mountain lake never freezes – despite being surrounded by snowcapped peaks. Today, you’ll visit the Aytmatov “Ruh Ordo” Cultural Center, where you’ll encounter five chapels of world confessions: Catholicism, Islam, Orthodoxy, Buddhism, and Judaism. Spend time exploring the stone garden, which features rock engravings and petroglyphs dating back to 500BC, and then head to Karakol (around 3 hours away), the fourth-largest town in Kyrgyzstan. This morning, explore the Town History Museum before heading to the impressive Jety Oguz gorge, famous for its red sandstone rock formations. Discover more of Kyrgyz culture with a local falconry and eagle show before driving to the spectacular Chon-Kemin Valley (around 2.5 hours away) to enjoy stunning sea views and fresh mountain air. Enjoy the great outdoors this morning, hiking or horseback riding the local mountain trails and watching the famous horseback game Ulak Tartish (buzkashi/kupkari), a traditional Kyrgyz sporting event. Make the most of your morning in the Chunkurchak Valley by horseback riding, hiking, trying your hand at archery or simply taking in the natural serenity. You’ll then head back to Bishkek, and a chance to go shopping or check out some of the city sites you may have missed. After a week of excitement, adrenaline and breathtaking scenery, your adventure in Kyrgyzstan has come to an end. You will be transferred to Airport Manas, where you will catch your flight home or continue on to your next exciting destination.
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