During the tour, you will have the chance to discover traces of an ancient civilization along the banks of Son-Kul and Kel Suu lakes, to explore the nomadic life and cultural heritage of Kyrgyzstan, with a particular focus on Son-Kul, a lake of great significance to the Kyrgyz people. Son-Kul is indeed considered a national pride, and its vast expanse and scenic beauty make it a popular destination for tourists. Tour offers an immersive experience in the stunning Tian Shan- mountain landscapes.
At your hotel in Bishkek
Good morning, we will begin our off-road trip with breakfast. Our journey will start by getting into our jeeps and driving from Bishkek to Kochkor. In Kochkor, we will witness the "Shyrdak Street" show and visit the "Salt Cave." During the Kochkor shyrdak show, you will have the opportunity to try your hand at making your own felt carpet. Additionally, the village houses a small handicraft museum. We will have lunch in Kochkor and then proceed to our next destination, Son Kol. We will arrive in Son Kol in the afternoon, having traveled through the Kalmak Ashuu pass (3400m). This remote mountain lake is located on a treeless, high mountain plateau (3016m) where shepherds set up camp and yurts for their livestock during the summer months. This stunning place is filled with various kinds of herbs, and you can experience the fresh air, taste our traditional drink Kymyz (made of fermented mare's milk), try local bread Boorsok, dairy products, and homemade jam. We will have dinner with local families and spend the night in yurts.
On the second day of the trip, we will enjoy an early morning breakfast at Son Kol, which is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan, after Issyk Kul lake. During the day, we will have the opportunity to meet local shepherds and experience their nomadic way of life. This includes horse riding, having lunch with a local family, and watching horse shows. In the evening, we will be treated to a Kyrgyz hospitality dinner in the midst of the beautiful natural surroundings of the mountains, and we will sleep in yurts under the breathtaking view of the Milky Way. The next morning, we will have breakfast before continuing our journey.
Begin your day by inhaling the fresh air of Son Kol, and after breakfast, we will continue our journey south through the Moldo Ashuu Pass (3400m), one of the most picturesque mountain passes, towards the renowned ancient caravan stop, Tash Rabat. Our next destination is the 14th-century Tash Rabat Stone Castle, which served as a hotel and shelter for travelers on the Great Silk Road. This impressive castle is nestled in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains, located inside the mountains at an elevation of 3200m above sea level. The walls of the castle are a meter thick, and there are 31 rooms inside, as well as underground prison cells for thieves.
After sightseeing, we will have lunch nearby Tash Rabat before continuing our journey to Kel Suu mountain lake (3500m), which is a narrow lake surrounded by rock gorges. The road leading to the lake is unpredictable and can change every season. Although we usually drive to the lake, if the road is not accessible, we will complete the last distance on horseback. We will stop at a tent campsite, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
After having breakfast early in the morning, we will embark on a delightful exploration of the charming Lake Kel Suu. Our journey to the lake will be on horseback from the tent camp, taking about an hour to reach our destination. Upon arrival, we will walk around the area and engage in the daily life of local nomads, such as feeding sheep, milking cows, and riding horses. We will also enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake and its surroundings. Later, we will return to the tent camp for lunch before driving to the north towards Naryn, a town nestled between high, steep cliffs. Here, we can admire the longest river in Kyrgyzstan, the Naryn, which stretches for 535 kilometers. We will dine and spend the night in a guesthouse.
We started our long journey to Bishkek, covering a distance of 315 km, after having an early morning breakfast. The route took us through the breathtaking mountain Pass Dolon, which stands tall at 3020m, and the picturesque Boom gorge. We halted for lunch en route. During our visit to Tokmok, we explore the Burana Tower, an 11th-century minaret, and the Balbans open-air museum, which features stone warriors. When we arrive to Bishkek, on the way we will visit famous Gorge Ala Archa. Ala Archa National Park, located 40km away from Bishkek. Here, we will enjoy sightseeing and take a walk around the park for approximately an hour. Afterwards, we will return 10km and take the mountain road to Chunkurchak Gorge. Along the way, you will be treated to stunning panoramic views of Chui valley as you drive over the mountain hills. At Chunkurchak, you will have the opportunity to indulge in a luxurious lunch at an ethno restaurant Supara- located on the mountains. In the evening, we will return to Bishkek city. Eventually, we arrived in Bishkek, where we had some free time for shopping before dinner and transportation to the hotel. This concludes our trip, and we hope to see you again.
At your hotel in Bishkek
-Comfortable transportation facilitated by modern 4x4 offroad ready cars.
-Lodging in hotels with twin or double beds, yurt camps, and guest houses.
- Itinerary for sightseeing tours.
-Admission charges for the ecological and national parks.
- An English-speaking guide to assist you throughout the journey.
- Fuel for the vehicles.
- Supply of mineral water.
- International flights (although we can provide them upon request)
-Charges for extra services in hotels
-Alcohol and soft drinks
-Visas or visa support (although we can provide them upon request)
-Souvenirs, horseback riding, and medical insurance
-Accommodation in Bishkek.
The necessary items
- Waterproof clothing, trekking boots, hiking shoes, warm clothes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm.
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