In The Footsteps of Nomads

Easy discovery of Kyrgyzstan without spending too much time walking or horse riding. We offer you a trip with a driver and a French-speaking guide who will be at your disposal to show you around beautiful places in our country and meet kyrgyz nomads.
10 days | 9 nights
Distance: 2350km
Max Altitude: 3300m
Difficulty: Easy
Accommodation: Hotel| Guesthouse | Yurts

Day 1 | Airport - Bishkek

Arrival at Manas airport (35 km from the city). Welcome by the guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel. Rest. After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Kyrgyz capital: its green parks, markets, central square and history museum. Lunch and dinner in traditional restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Accommodation: Grand hotel or similar

Day 2 | Bishkek - Kyzyl oi village

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for Kyzyl oi village surrounded by meadows and located near the Kokomeren river. After passing the Too ashuu pass at an altitude of 3300 meters above sea level, we will find ourselves in the Suusamyr valley. We will turn off the main road leading to Osh and drive towards the Kokomeren river gorge Picnic in the Kokomeren gorge. Arrival in the afternoon in Kyzyl-Oi. Small walk in the village. Dinner and overnight in the guest house.
Accommodation: CBT guesthouse

Day 3 | Kyzyl oi – Son Kul lake

After breakfast, we head to Son Kul Lake at an altitude of 3015 meters above sea level. It is a paradise for nomadic shepherds and their animals who live there from May to October. You will have the opportunity to see the life of Kyrgyz nomads, taste the national drink Koumyz from mare's milk and see the national equestrian games. Lunch and dinner in the yurt camp.
Accommodation: Yurt camp

Day 4 | Son Kul lake

After breakfast, we spend the day horseback riding or hiking around the lake. We participate in the life of nomads: milking mares and cows, preparing Kymyz (fermented mare's milk) and Kurut (dry cheese). Lunch and dinner in the yurt camp.
Accommodation: Yurt camp

Day 5 | Son Kul lake - Tach Rabat caravanserai

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the family of nomads who welcomed us and leave Son Kul to arrive at another yurt camp next to the Caravanserai (Tach-Rabat) dating from the 11th century and located at 3500m altitude. On the way, you will have the opportunity to walk along the picturesque Moldo Ashuu pass. The driver will take us to the beginning of the trail that the locals use for transhumance and will be waiting for us at the end of the trail. If fortune smiles on us, we will see yaks, marmots and other wild animals. Picnic on the way. Arrival in the afternoon in Tach-Rabat caravanserai. We will be able to enjoy the sauna and visite the caravanserai. Dinner in the yurt camp.
Accommodation: Yurt camp

Day 6 | Tash Rabat caravanserai - Bokonbaevo

After breakfast, we leave for the village of Bokonbaevo located on the southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake. Lunch in Kochkor. Arrival in Bokonbaevo we meet an eagle hunter with his birds of prey and we will be able to get acquainted with the ancient tradition of the nomadic peoples of Central Asia - Eagle hunting, participate in a hunting demonstration and take pictures with golden eagles. Dinner in the guest house.
Accommodation: Emily guesthouse or similar

Day 6 | Bokonbaevo - Karakol

After breakfast, we will towards Karakol. On the way we will visit the Fairy Tale canyon and Jeti-Oguz gorge and we will have the opportunity to have a walk through picturesque places. The Jeti Oguz gorge and the valley of Kok Zhayk are among the most famous and most picturesque destinations in this region of Kyrgyzstan. Arrival in Karakol in the evening, we will have dinner with the Dungan family.
Accommodation: Jamilya guesthouse or similar

Day 8 | Karakol – Tamchy

After breakfast, we drive towards Tamchy village on the northern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, 170 km from Karakol. On the way stop at Cholpon-Ata to have lunch and visit the sights of this city, Rukh Ordo spiritual complex and Petroglyphs museum. Arrival in Tamchy, if the weather is good, swimming in the lake. Dinner in the guesthouse
Accommodation: CBT guesthouse or similar

Day 9 | Tamchy - Bishkek

After breakfast we return to Bishkek. On the way, lunch and visit of the Burana tower. Arrival to Bishkek in the afternoon. Last preparations before the flight(buying souvenirs, sending postcards). In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Accommodation: Grand hotel or similar

Day 10 | Bishkek - Airport

Transfer to the airport. Departure.
Included :
• All transfers in a comfortable car
• Experienced driver
• English/German/French/Spanish/Italian speaking guide
• Full board
• Accommodation in Yurts / Double / Twin
• All entrance tickets
• Eagle hunting demonstration
Not included :
• International flight
• Insurance
• Single supplement
• Personal expenses
• Alcoholic beverages
• Tips