8 Days Around Issyk-kul lake

This tour is ideal for a family holiday. You will visit the most beautiful region of Kyrgyzstan and get acquainted with the local culture and diversity of the local population.
8 days | 7 nights
Distance: 1100km
Max Altitude: 2600m
Difficulty: Easy
Accommodation: Hotel | Guesthouse

Day 1 | Airport - Bishkek

Our team will pick you up at the airport to take you to a comfortable hotel where you can rest after the flight.
At 11:00, we go towards Ala Archa national park. Ala Archa is located30 km from Bishkek, on an area of 20 thousand hectares, where there is absolutely everything: mountains, rivers, coniferous forests growing on the slopes of the mountains. You will have the opportunity to walk to the waterfall and feel the fresh mountain air. Picnic in Ala Archa.
After lunch, we will return to Bishkek. In the evening, you will have dinner in a traditional restaurant where you can taste the national dishes of Central Asia.
Accommodation: Grand hotel or similar

Day 2 | Bishkek – Burana – Tamchy

Departure from the hotel at 09:00 am. -Visit of the Burana tower. The Burana Tower is the vestige of a minaret dating from the kingdom of the Karakhanids in the 11th century. Afterwards, we head to the Tamchy resort town. Lunch in Boom gorge. In Cholpon Ata, we can visit Ruh Ordo complex, which symbolizes peace between the major religions of the world. Then we can visit open-air petroglyphs museum. Dinner in the restaurant.
Accommodation: Nomad guesthouse or similar

Day 3 | Tamchy – Semenov and Grigoryev gorges – Karakol

Departure at 09:00 am. We drive towards Semenov and Grigoryev gorges. These are the most visited gorges of the Issyk-Kul region. You can enjoy the beauty and grandeur of these places and try the national drink Kumyz. The purest and world-famous Kyrgyz honey is also sold in these gorges. Lunch in the fish farm where you can fish a trout yourself. Arrival to Karakol in the evening. Dinner in local restaurant.
Accommodation: Djamilya guesthouse or similar

Day 4 | Karakol – Altyn Arashan valley – Karakol

In the morning, a monster of Soviet engineering will pick us up and take us to the Altyn Arashan Valley. You will experience the unforgettable emotions of off-road driving or you can Walk to Alatyn Arashan valley, it’s around 3 hours. Arriving in Altyn Arashan, you will enjoy unforgettable views of the Tien Shan Mountains and Palatka Peak. After the picnic, you will have the opportunity to take a dip in the healing hot springs. After lunch, we will return to Karakol. In the evening we will have dinner local restaurant.
Accomodation: Djamilya guesthouse or similar

Day 5 | Karakol – Ak Suu – Jety Oguz - Barskoon

Early in the morning, we will go to the laboratory for the PCR test. Departure after breakfast in the hotel. We will visit the Seven Bulls Gorge and the Broken Heart. These places are full of legends and myths. After that, we will go further to the picturesque Kok Zhaiyk valley. We will have lunch in a Kyrgyz yurt and take a walk to the waterfall "Devichy Kosy". After that, we will go to the Barskoon Gorge.
Accommodation: Barskoon guesthouse or similar

Day 6 | Barskoon – Fairy tale canyon - Ton

After breakfast, we go towards fairy tale canyon. The canyon received its name from its incredible sandstone rock formations that will make you feel like you have entered a fairy tale. Afterwards we drive towards Bel Tam yurt camp on the shore of Issyk Kul lake. As an option, we can meet an eagle hunter with his birds of prey.
Accommodation: Bel Tam yurt camp

Day 7 | Bokonbayevo – Bishkek

Today we will return to Bishkek. We will visit the local market Osh bazaar where you can buy souvenirs and gifts to friends and family. We will also visit the sights of the city, Ala Too Square, Victory Square, Oak Park. At 5pm, we will collect your PCR test results. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Accommodation: Golden hotel or similar

Day 8 | Bishkek – Airport

Transfer to the airport. Departure.
Included :
• All transfers in a comfortable car (Toyota Sequoia, Mitsubishi Delica or similar)
• Experienced driver
• English/French/German/Spanish/Italian speaking guide
• Full board
• Accommodation Yurt / Double / Twin
• All entrance tickets
• Transfer to Altyn Arashan
• Hot springs in Altyn Arashan
• Eagle hunt demonstration
• Sim card with internet
Not included :
• International flights
• Insurance
• Single supplement
• Personal expences
• Alcoholic beverages
• Tips