6 Days Around The Pearl Of Kyrgyzstan Issyk Kul Lake

Special Tour 6 days
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

6 Days Around The Pearl Of Kyrgyzstan Issyk Kul Lake

Program Itinerary:

Day 1: Bishkek — Ala Archa National Park — Bishkek

Meeting from Bishkek (Manas) airport and transfer to hotel
After putting the luggages and, change of clothes, depending on the weather
We will start at the very heart of the capital – Ala Too Square. We will walk around and see the Parliament House, Lenin Statue, the White House, the change of the Guard of Honor, and Manas Monument, National Philharmonic.
In the afternoon we will visit Ala Archa gorge. It is a Natural Park. At the Soviet Time only V.I.P. people had permission to go for a walk here. The Ala Archa gorge is on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. It is just 45 km from Bishkek. You can have a short hiking tour to see a panoramic view of the gorge. Afterwards we return to Bishkek. A traditional dinner will be organized at 7 o’clock.

This overnight will be in a hotel Rich*** or similar.
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 2: Bishkek – Cholpon Ata — Issyk Kul Lake

Your guide will pick you up at 8 a.m and you will be transferred to Issyk Kul Lake, surrounded by the celestial mountains. It’s the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608 m. above sea level). The lake is called «the pearl of Central Asia». Due to the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative qualities. On route to the lake you will visit Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). You will get to enjoy a traditional lunch and then we’ll make our trip to the lake. Your dinner will be in a local restaurant. Overnight will be in a Guest House Meals:1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner.

BURANA TOWER — THE RUINS OF ANCIENT BALASAGYN

75 km east from the city is a 25m-high tower, which dates from the 11th century and is all that remains of the ancient city of Balasagyn. The name “Burana” most probably comes from wrongly pronounced word “Monara” which means Minaret. Minaret is an obligated part of any mosque, it is a tower from which the Muslims were called up for the next praying. Some centuries ago the tower was 44 metres high, but after an earthquake in early 1900, the upper part fell down.
We will stop to explore Burana tower en route.The tower and a mosque were located in the city centre of Balasagyn town — one of the centres of Karahanid state. The large area around the town was enclosed with 2 rows of fence, that still visible from the top of the tower. Nowadays there is a small museum of Burana, represented with the tower, the remains of three tombmausoleums, and other exhibits, such us: stone sculpture — Balbals, petrogliphes, coins and other things founded during scientific explorations.Balasagyn city originaly was covering the territory of 25 sq. kilomiters and was an important trade of the Great Silk Road. It was a birth place of Yusuf Balasaguni- a famous turkic philosophist of XI century.Karahanids (Qarakhanids) who built this city were the ones who brought Islam to the region along with new technologies. They had a strong statehood until Chingiz Khans troops destroyed their capitals in XIII century.

Day 3: Issyk Kul lake – Karakol

The day starts with a breakfast at 8 o’clock. Afterwards, you will start your trip to Karakol city. On the way, we will take a short break to give you the opportunity to visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). These petroglpihs were made more than 2 000 years ago by shamans. Then we continue our way along the northern shore of the lake to the town of Karakol. You will visit the Dungan mosque. One of its highlights is the fact that it was built in a Chinese style without using a single metal nail. The mosque will be followed by a visit to an old wooden Orthodox Church.
The night is spent in a guesthouse.
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 4: Karakol — Jeti Oguz

Today we will drive to Jeti Oguz gorge. It’s famous for its red rock formations that are called the Seven Bulls — Jeti Oguz. Also you will see Broken Heart Mountain. We will take as many photos there as you’d like and if you want it is possible to walk to the top of a mountain (20 minutes) to see a panoramic view of the gorge! There are yurts in the gorge and people can offer you Kumis to drink. It is a national drink that is made from fermented mare’s milk, and it is mildly alcoholic. Your dinner and night will be in nomadic felt dwellings, yurts.
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 5: Jeti Oguz to Bishkek

After breakfast, we drive to Bishkek. We pass through «Boom Gorge», which lies at the eastern end of the Kyrgyz Range and provides the only corridor between two Chui and Issyk Kul regions. Converging together through this narrow canyon are a highway, a railway (rising high above the road apparently it was built by German prisoners of war, the first train to travel along the 189km track to Balykchi was in 1948)., and the Chu River (so bellowed by white-water rafters). The name «Boom» means «evil spirit» – and the gorge acquired this name in recognition of the trials and tribulations it presented to anyone who tried to pass through. On arrival Excursion around Bishkek with visiting of Central Square Ala-Too, Oak and Panfilova parks, Victory Square, the art gallery and the Osh Bazaar.
Overnight at the hotel “Rich*** or similar”.
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner.

Day 6: Departure
Transfer to the International Airport MANAS.

End of the services.

Tour Inclusions:
  • Arrival and departure transfer
  • All accommodation on twin share basis (Hotel 2,Guest houses 2, Yurt 1)
  • Meals as listed: 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners.
  • Entrance fees for sites listed as part of the itinerary
  • All transfers according the program (price includes driver’s per diem, road and parking fees, all necessary permissions fuel and taxes;) Experienced and basic English speaking drivers, type of car: (A/C Toyota Land Cruiser or Nissan Patrol)
  • Mineral water (1L per day per person)
Tour Excluded:
  • Domestic flights
  • International flights
  • Supplement for single room USD 92
  • Early checking for first night
  • English speaking guide service for whole tour 242 USD
  • Any airport taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary
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Total: $510.00 From $510.00 /person

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