The Great Loop of Kyrgyzstan

A great adventure awaits you on the Kyrgyz trails. You will visit the must-sees of the country. Snowy peaks, alpine lakes await you for this original adventure that will offer you a complete panorama of Kyrgyzstan.
14 days | 13 nights
Distance: 2350km
Max Altitude: 3300m
Difficulty: Easy
Accommodation: Hotel | Guesthouse | Yurt

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 the city tour begins. We will visit such sights as the central Ala-Too Square, Victory Square, the Park of Heroes and other attractions of the city.
After lunch we will visit the Och bazar with its oriental atmosphere with all its colors and aromas. Dinner in a traditional restaurant where you can enjoy delicious Kyrgyz dishes.
Accommodation: Grand hotel or similar

Day 2 | Bishkek-Toktogul

Departure after breakfast. At the beginning of our trip, we will cross 2 passes in the Kyrgyz mountains: Too Achu and Alabel. We will cross a beautiful valley of Soussamyr with its green pastures and the yurts of the nomads installed here for the summer. Lunch on the road. Afternoon we will arrive at Toktogul, where the largest reservoir in the country is located. Arriving in Toktogul, you can take a walk along the artificial lake surrounded by mountains and meet the locals.
Accommodation: Ala Bel hotel or similar

Day 3 | Toktogoul – Sary Chelek

Departure early in the morning and today our goal is to visit a biosphere reserve of Sary Chelek. This mountain lake is located at an altitude of 1800 meters. Sary Chelek lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Central Asia. It was formed as a result of an earthquake and it is the largest of the seven lakes in the reserve. Most of the territory is occupied by majestic mountains with their snow-capped peaks lost in the sky.We will take a walk in this nature reserve on foot or on horseback. You can admire the unforgettable landscapes of these places
Accommodation: Sary Chelek guesthouse or similar

Day 4 | Sary Chelek – Arslanbob

After breakfast we head to the largest Walnut forest in the world. Arriving in Arslanbob, we will discover this forest and meet the locals and their traditions. You will be pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of the locals and the beauty of the Arslanbob Forest.
Accommodation: Ibrahim guesthouse or similar

Day 5 | Arslanbob

We spend this day in the majestic Arslanbob walnut forest. We take a short walk to the waterfall with our local guide. After that we go up to the panoramic view from where we can see the whole gorge. We will spend some time here so that you can not only enjoy the view, but also take pictures of this wonderful place.
Accommodation: Ibrahim guesthouse or similar

Day 6 | Arslanbob – Uzgen – Jalal Abad – Kazarman

After breakfast, we head to Uzgen, the ancient capital of the Karakhanid Empire in the 11th and 12th centuries. We visit its famous minaret which is considered one of the best preserved monuments of this period in Kyrgyzstan. Then we drive to the village of Kazarman. You will be pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of the local residents. The inhabitants of the South of the country are known for their warm and hospitable welcome.
Accommodation: CBT guesthouse or similar

Day 6 | Kazarman – Son Kul

After breakfast we go to the beautiful alpine lake Son Kul which is located at the altitude of 3150m. We can meet wild yaks and other animals passing by beautiful places. We arrive on the southern shore of the Son Kol Lake where you will discover the culture and life of the Kyrgyz nomads, taste national cuisine and spend the night under a traditional Kyrgyz yurt. You will have the opportunity to see the milking of mares and drink the traditional koumys, fermented mare's milk.
Accommodation: Yurt camp
* Note: 6 persons per yurt. But in low season, 2 persons per yurt depending on availability.

Jour 8 | Son Kul – Tash Rabat

Unforgettable morning with fresh air and a beautiful view of the lake surrounded by mountain ranges. After breakfast, we hit the road and continue our journey. On our way we have to cross the Moldo Achou pass, then we go to the old Silk Road caravan stop - Tash Rabat. Tash Rabat is a historical monument, founded by monks in the 11th century. At the time of the Silk Road, Tash Rabat lost its religious significance and the monastery served as a hotel "caravanserai"
Accommodation: Yurt camp
* Note: 6 persons per yurt. Main low season, 2 persons per yurt depending on availability.

Day 6 | Tash Rabat – Kochkor

Today we are going to the village of Kochkor where Kyrgyz women show you the process of making traditional felt things. We will listen to national music and folk instruments and dance national dances. You will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the Kyrgyz culture and have fun.
Accommodation: Mira guesthouse or similar

Day 10 | Kochkor – Bokonbaevo – Fairy tale canyon – Barskoon

In the morning we leave to Issyk Kul Lake and passing on the southern shore of the lake we will stop in the village of Bokonbaevo where we will meet eagle hunters with their birds of prey. You will have the opportunity to see a demonstration of the eagle hunt and take pictures with Golden eagles. Then we head to the Fairy tale. Here you can find objects of surprising shapes and sizes. A real skyscraper or an animal may appear in front of you. Then we drive to the village of Barskoon.
Accommodation: Barskoon guesthouse or similar

Day 11 | Barskoon – Jety Oguz – Karakol

After breakfast, we head to the Jety-Oguz Gorge. The gentle slopes of the cliffs, densely covered with grass and conifers that closely resemble the soft carpet, give the gorge an extraordinary contrast. The other cliff called The Broken Heart located at the entrance of the gorge gives a romantic touch to this magical place. When we arrive in Karakol, we visit the Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity and the Dungane Mosque. At dinner, you will have the opportunity to taste the most popular dish of this place "achlyan fuu", traditional Dungan cuisine.
Accommodation: Dungan guesthouse or similar

Day 12 | Karakol – Grigorievskoe and Semienovskoe gorges – Cholpon-Ata

Today we are visiting the Grigorievskoe and Semienovskoe gorges. The slopes of these gorges are dotted with coniferous forests. In these places we find torrents swollen by melting glaciers. We will go up to the first lake in the gorge and have a picnic by this lake (if the weather is nice). You can take a walk, enjoy the wild nature around you, and have a pleasant pastime in this beautiful place. In Cholpon-Ata we will visit the Ruh Ordo cultural and historical complex.
Accommodation: Kochevnik guesthouse or similar

Day 13 | Cholpon-Ata – Bishkek

On the way to Bishkek we visit the Bourana Tower. Burana is a large minaret in the Chuy Valley in northern Kyrgyzstan. It is located about 80 km east of Bishkek, near the city of Tokmok. The tower with the funerary monuments, earthworks, and the remains of a castle and three mausoleums, – this is all that remains of the ancient city Balasagyn which was founded by the Karakhanids at the end of the 9th century. After lunch we will have time to visit the local market and in the evening the farewell dinner is waiting for us.
Accommodation: Grand hotel or similar

Day 14 | Bishkek – Airport – Departure

Transfer to the airport. Departure.
Included :
• All transfers in a comfortable car(Mitsubishi Pajero, Lexus GX470, Mercedes Benz Sprinter or similar
• Experienced driver
• English/German/French/Spanish/Italian speaking guide
• Full board
• Accommodation in yurt / Double / Twin
• All entrance tickets
• Eagle hunting demonstration
• Demonstration of felt production
• Folk show
• Local guide in Arslanbob
• Horse riding in Arslanbob and Son Kul
• Sim card with internet
Not included :
• International flights
• Insurance
• Single supplement
• Personal expenses
• Alcoholic beverages
• Tips