from$ 665
Duration 5 Days
Category ETHNIC
Season May - September

Kyrgyzstan is the country of the most beautiful mountains. Crystal-clear mountain rivers, colorful mountain lakes, high mountain ranges, amazing mountain passes, fresh air and pristine nature


Kyrgyzstan is the country of the most beautiful mountains. Crystal-clear mountain rivers, colorful mountain lakes, high mountain ranges, amazing mountain passes, fresh mountain air and pristine nature- mountains are everywhere. That is why we call our country a country of Celestial Mountains. Kyrgyzstan is a welcoming country where many people still live a nomadic or semi-nomadic way of life, dominated by animal herding and felt-making. What Kyrgyzstan lacks in settled history it makes up for in a wealth of nomadic traditions and is a mountain paradise perfect for outdoor exploration and wild camping.

1 Day

Bishkek – Djeti-Oguz gorge (by the northern shore of Issyk-Kul lake) Arrival to the airport and driving to Bishkek. After breakfast we will drive in direction to Issyk-Kul lake. The road will go through Chu valley along Kyrgyz Ala-Too range. Then through Boom gorge and after that along the northern shore of Issyk-Kul. We will stop in Cholpon-Ata town for lunch where we will first visit an open air museum of stone inscriptions. After lunch we will continue our trip along the shore of the lake going to Karakol town. We will have an excursion in this town too. We will see an ancient wooden church and Dungan mosque. After that we will go to Djeti-Oguz gorge. Accommodation in yurts. Dinner. (-/L/D)

2 Day

Djeti-Oguz - Kochkorka village Early breakfast. Ascent onto the top of a small mountain from where you will be able to see the great view of the whole gorge. Today we will see the rocky complex of “Seven bulls” and “Broken Heart”, and walk along the picturesque gorge to the waterfall. Other stop is going to be at the eolian castles’ labyrinths called “Fairy Tale”. Our trip after all this goes to Kochkorka village where we will stay in a guest house for the night. (B/L/D)

3 Day

Kochkorka – Son-Kul lake After breakfast we will be transferred to Son-Kul Lake located on the height of 3016 m above the sea level. This place was very popular among the shepherds and nomads in all times which is proven by the stone inscriptions and ancient shrines found on the shores of the lake. Shepherds-nomads bring their cattle to the lake in the summer and live here in yurts (traditional Kyrgyz houses, used by nomads from early times) with their families. We will get to Son-Kul lake by noon. Accommodation will be in yurts made for the guests in the traditional way. Dinner. Next day you will spend on the lake getting acquainted with Kyrgyz nomads’ life and traditions. (B/L/D)

4 Day

Kochkorka – Son-Kul lake After breakfast we will be transferred to Son-Kul Lake located on the height of 3016 m above the sea level. This place was very popular among the shepherds and nomads in all times which is proven by the stone inscriptions and ancient shrines found on the shores of the lake. Shepherds-nomads bring their cattle to the lake in the summer and live here in yurts (traditional Kyrgyz houses, used by nomads from early times) with their families. We will get to Son-Kul lake by noon. Accommodation will be in yurts made for the guests in the traditional way. Dinner. Next day you will spend on the lake getting acquainted with Kyrgyz nomads’ life and traditions. (B/L/D)

5 Day

Son-Kul lake – Suusamyr valley and Bishkek As much as we would like to stay on Son-Kul lake we have a lot of interesting things in front of us and the last day of our trip should be replete. At first we will leave the lake and go down the road through Kara-Keche gorge to get acquainted with the picturesque landscapes of Kekemeren river and Suusamyr valley. Kekemeren river originates from the merger of Suusamyr and Western Karakol rivers, it flows through the narrow valley and then flows into Naryn river. The bank of Kekemeren is very diverse, somewhere it is the field thickly overgrown with bushes, somewhere it can be a colored sand scree. We will finally come into Suusamyr valley. A little walk in Suusamyr and then the road back to Bishkek is waiting for us. We will have to ascent Too-Ashuu pass and go through the mountain tunnel after which we will finally get to Chu valley. Transfer to Bishkek from where later the car will take you to the airport for your flight home. (B/L/D)

  • Accommodation on twin/double sharing basis
  • Transport
  • English speaking guide services
  • Meals according the tour program
  • Water 1L per person per day
  • Alcohol and beverages
  • Horseback riding
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses and any services not included in the above itinerary

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