The Name of tour: Celestial lakes tour
Duration: 8 days
Visiting landmarks: Karakol, Tamga, Naryn, Son Kul, Kyzyl Oi, Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore – Karakol
This day you will meet the driver at Manas International Airport and then you will travel to Issyk Kul. You will explore one of the most beautiful sites in Kyrgyzstan. the bottom of one of the largest lakes that exist in the world. The natural attraction of Kyrgyzstan is called the precious pearl of Asia. The reservoir is located in the north-eastern region of the republic, surrounded by the Kungei-Alatoo and Terskey Alatoo mountain ranges belonging to the Tien Shan. In terms of water purity, it ranks second after Lake Baikal. The high salt content and mild climate do not allow the lake to freeze even at sub-zero temperatures. During the tour you will have a chance to explore the interesting attraction Burana Tower and open air museum of balbals. Today you will travel along the northern shore in order to get to Karakol town. Here you will visit the most significant attractions: Dungan mosque in Chinese style and Orthodox church. This night you will spend in a hotel.
Day 2: Karakol – Altin Arashan – Karakol
After breakfast you will drive to Altin Arashan Gorge by Russian military vehicle. The Altyn-Arashan gorge (Golden Spring) is located in the upper reaches of the Arashan River valley of the same name. It is located 10 km east of Karakol and 28 km from the eastern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. In the lower reaches of the Arashan River is the village of Ak-Suu (formerly Teploklyuchenka), named after the numerous hot springs located near the village. This gorge is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kyrgyzstan, thanks to its unique nature, hot springs located right in the gorge, extensive spruce forests and stunning views. The resort is set in a botanical research area called the Arashan State Nature Reserve which has about 20 snow leopards and several bears. Today you will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Tamga
This day you will transfer to Jeti Oguz gorge. The picturesque sandstone mountains, which are located about 25 km southwest of Karakol. The name means "seven bulls" because of the similarity of the outlines of the seven rocks with the silhouettes of huge bulls. The Jeti-Oguz rocks are a protected natural monument. You will be able to see in the tour seven rocks standing in a row painted in red and enjoy the beautiful views. You will also be surprised by a beautiful mountain called Broken Heart where you can take photos. Don't miss the chance to take beautiful photos. Walking here you will have a chance to try national drink kumis. It is a national Kyrgyz drink. You will have a dinner in Tamga guest house and spend the night there.
Day 4: Tamga – Kochkor – Kichi Naryn – Naryn
Today you will drive to Naryn. This day you will travel along the fascinating southern shore. During the tour you will have a stop in Bokonbaevo village where you will observe eagle hunting presentation. Then you will continue the tour with visiting in Kochkor village local family that will present carpet making process from woolen felt. You will also have a chance to try to make your own. Further you will transfer along Kichi Naryn gorge with fast flowing river, amazing cliffs and slopes full of coniferous trees. This night you will rest in a home stay.
Day 5: Naryn – Son Kul
After breakfast you will transfer to the divine lake of Kyrgyzstan. This is the lake Son Kul and it is the beautiful lake of the Tien Shan mountains. During the tour you will explore that the lake translates into Russian as "Last lake". You will see that it is located at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level in a huge basin that lies between the Son-Kultau and Moldotau ranges, in the North-Western part of the Naryn region. The lake is the largest natural freshwater reservoir in Kyrgyzstan. The length of the lake is 29 km long and 18 km wide, while the depth of the lake is 22 meters. You can visit a real diamond on the tour and see it in the setting of the snowy mountains. You will be surprised by the beautiful scenery of the lake, unique for its views and rich flora and fauna. You can also find out that there is a beautiful picture of untouched nature here. When the weather changes here, the color of the lake's surface also changes, it can take on purple or blue shades, or it can be orange or yellow. You will spend the night in the yurts.
Day 6: Son Kul – Kyzyl Oi
This day you will have a chance to explore the nature and amazing territory. You will take photos and talk with local people, see their way of life and also immerse into the pure nature. You will have a chance to ride horse and relax on your own. After that you will be driving to Kyzyl Oi. You will observe a small village in the heart of the Kekemeren gorge, surrounded by red rocks. It is a perfect place to start a Hiking or horse riding tour in the Suusamyr valley. The night will be in the guest house.
Day 7: Kyzyl Oi – Bishkek
Today you will meet the local and immerse into the traditional life of Kyrgyzstan. You will have a chance to explore the fascinating beauty of the nature. Then you will transfer back to the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Along the way you will transfer over the fabulous road, explore the enchanting charm of the nature from the southern part to the north. During the tour you will transfer via picturesque Tue Ashuu (3000 meters high). Today you will have a chance to see one of the most beautiful roads in the country. After arrival to Bishkek you will have a chance to have a highlight tour where you will explore such attractions as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic and many other places. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek – Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax – 870 $
04 pax – 545 $
06 pax – 435 $
08 pax – 375 $
10 pax – 340 $
Single – 110 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $
All dinners – 105 $
All lunches and dinners – 210 $
English speaking guide – 540 $ per group
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) – 15 $ per person
Karakol – “Green Yard” Boutique Hotel
Tamga – Homestay
Naryn – “Khan Tengri” Guesthouse
Son Kul – Yurts, “Nomad’s Dream” camp (4 pax in 1)
Kyzyl Oi – Homestay
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide