Day 1 | Airport – Bishkek
Arrival from Delhi to Manas Airport in Bishkek. Our team welcome you in the airport. The check in at the hotel and relax. later go for dinner at one of the best restaurants in Bishkek where you can taste local food.
Day 2 | Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin
At 09:00 pick-up cars from hotel to the highway where we will pick up cars and start journey. Our journey begins with a visit of the Burana Tower. The Burana Tower is an ancient minaret in the Chuy Valley in the north part of Kyrgyzstan. The tower with funerary monuments, earthworks, remains of the castle and three mausoleums – that’s all what last out of the ancient Balasagyn town that was founded by Karakhanids at the end of the ninth century.
Lunch at the local Dungan family.
Then we are going to Chon Kemin it is the biggest valley in Kyrgyzstan. We will drive through the mountain gorge. Upon arrival at the guest house in Tar Suu you will have a horse-drawn carriage ride through this beautiful village. You will be able to relax during a leisurely ride and enjoy the fresh air. You can also try a horse riding with the help of a local guide. In the evening you will enjoy the national folklore show accompanied by traditional Kyrgyz instruments. You will discover music reflecting the life of Kyrgyz nomads.
Overnight at Hotel
Day 3 | Chon-Kemin – Cholpon-Ata
Аfter a hearty breakfast at the guest house, we start at 09:30, pre-warming up our “iron horses”. We pass the Boom gorge and enter the Issuk-Kul region, the homeland of the biggest lake of Kyrgyzstan. Lake Issyk-Kul was a stopover on the Great Silk Road, the land route of travelers from the Far East to Europe. Also for us, it will become a place of respite on our “Great Winter Path”.
At 15:00 you will experience a boat trip and enjoy the beautiful sunset on the pearl of Issyk-Kul and majesty of the snow-capped mountains of Tien Shan. You can enjoy the freshness of the local air and the beauty of natural landscape.
We will stay in Issyk-Kul Resort Hotel situated in the shore of the lake, so you get the fascinating view of the lake similar more to the sea with the gorgeous mountains behind.
Overnight at Hotel
Day 4 | Cholpon Ata – Semenov Gorge – Karakol
Start the day at leisure around 09:30 a.m. This day we are going to visit in the Semenov gorge. It is located on the northern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake, 60 kilometers from Cholpon-Ata. This place is considered as the most famous attractions in Issyk-Kul. Pine trees and green hillsides cover the mountains. You can hear the noise of the mountain river with glacial clear water, which flow down to the valley. The middle part of the valley is crowned with two snowy peaks: the peak of Kum-Bel (4200 m) and Eshenbulak peak (4647m).
Arrival to Karakol. Visiting Dungan Mosque & Ortodox Church.
Overnight at Hotel
Day 5 | Karakol – Ski Base Karakol – Karakol
After breakfast we drive to Karakol Gorge. We will go hiking there on the territory of the ski resort. Then at 12:00 o’clock we take a cable car to the panoramic point (3000 m.) which offers a beautiful view of the mountains and the city opens. You can have a rest in this picturesque place breathing the pure mountain air.
After lunch we’ll go to the outskirts of the city for traditional Kyrgyz horse game “Kok-Boru”, where we will see the competition of two teams of riders for the carcass of a goat.
Return to Karakol for overnight stay.
Day 6 | Karakol – Djety-Oguz – Barskoon – Skazka – Kochkor
A Departure at 9 a.m. A long day ahead with several visits along the way such as Jeti Oguz (from Kyrgyz it is translated – “Seven Bulls”). Dense vegetation covers red rocks of the gorge. The name “Seven Bulls” follows from Red Rocks, being on against sanatorium, which known for the medical hot springs. Next place is Barskoon gorge is known by beautiful and powerful waterfalls. The most famous
are the Bowl of Manas, the Leopard Tears, located at an altitude of 2,500 m above sea level, at a distance of 12 km from Barskoon village.
After we visit Skazka canyons, which signify Fairytale. Here you can find objects of surprising shapes and sizes. A real skyscraper or an animal may appear in front of you while you walk and explore this place.
Overnight and dinner in Nomad Lodge Hotel
Day 7 | Kochkor – Orto Tokoi – Bishkek
The morning starts with a traditional felt show presenting all the secrets of making Shyrdaks, the Kyrgyz felt carpets listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Making felt products is an ancient craft of the nomadic people.
Then we are going back to Bishkek. The road to Bishkek passes through the Boom gorge. In Bishkek we will have time to buy souvenirs.
In the evening, we will have the farewell dinner.
Day 8 | Bishkek – Airport – Departure
On time transfer to airport to departure flight.