from$ 573
Duration 5 days
Category ADVENTURE
Season December - March

During the tour you will visit Chon-Kemin National Park. The Chon-Kemin valley is a popular spot amongst those who truly appreciate natural beauty, as it remains – in its virgin state. You can enjoy a range of outdoor activities – hiking, fishing and horseback riding.


During the tour you will visit Chon-Kemin National Park. The Chon-Kemin valley is a popular spot amongst those who truly appreciate natural beauty, as  it remains – in its virgin state. You can enjoy a range of outdoor activities – hiking, fishing and horseback riding. And Karakol – the fourth largest city in Kyrgyzstan formerly known as Przhevalsk

1 Day

Kordai (Kazakh-Kyrgyz border) – Chon-Kemin National Park (150 km / 4-5 hours including sightseeing on the way)

13:00 PM Arrival to KZ-KG border/meeting at the airport

14:00 PM – Group transfer to Chon-Kemin National Park. The Chon-Kemin valley is a popular spot amongst those who truly appreciate natural beauty, as  it remains – in its virgin state. You can enjoy a range of outdoor activities – hiking, fishing and horseback riding.

15:30 PM – Visit Burana Tower for excursion - UNESCO Site (1 hour). Ancient Burana Tower, located 80 km (50 miles) from Bishkek, is one of Kyrgyzstan’s best known archaeological sites. Burana is also home to a museum of important archaeological pieces that tell the history of the Silk Road and Kyrgyzstan’s place on it.

17:30 PM – Arrival in the National Par and check-in. Dinner at the guesthouse

Meals: dinner

Accommodation: Ashu or Kemin guesthouse

2 Day

Chon-Kemin National Park - Karakol (300 km / 4 hours)

08:00 AM– Early morning transfer to Karakol (southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake)

12:00 PM – Arrival in Karakol and hotel check-in. Karakol – the fourth largest city in Kyrgyzstan formerly known as Przhevalsk lies in the northeastern side of Issyk kul lake and near the Chinese border.

13:00 PM – Drive to Karakol ski resort (ski pass is included). The snowcapped Tien Shan maintain range is a great place to go skiing in Central Asia. Karakol ski base is one of the most popular ski resorts in the region, boasting both cleared and forested trails.

Return to hotel in the evening. Free time

Meals: breakfast

Accommodation: Green Yard 3* hotel or similar

3 Day

Karakol

Full day at the ski resort (ski pass is included)

Optional tours in Karakol (instead of ski resort and for extra cost):

  1. Tour to hot springs in the mountains
  2. Sightseeing tour in Karakol (Old Dungan Mosque, Russian Orthodox Church, Victory Park, Historical Museum)
  3. Visit remote village Jyrgalan for winter fairy tale. Hidden away in the far-eastern part of the country, close to the border of Kazakhstan and only an hour from Karakol, is the captivating Jyrgalan Valley. Snowmelt rivers carve their way between jagged peaks and alpine lakes sit calmly amongst undulating pastures.

Meals: breakfast

Accommodation: Green Yard 3* hotel or similar

4 Day

Karakol – Bishkek (420 km / 6-7hours including sightseeing)

09:00 AM – Transfer back to Bishkek (northern shore of Issyk- Kul lake)

11:00 PM – Stop in Cholpon-Ata for sightseeing (Historical Museum and open-air galley of Petroglyphs). Rock drawings in Cholpon-Ata dating back to the third millennium BC, they have been discovered in a number of sites in Kyrgyzstan. There is a major collection in Cholpon-Ata mainly depicting animals and hunting scenes

Lunch on the way.

12:00 PM – Continue driving to Bishkek

16:00 PM – Hotel check-in upon arrival. Free time.

Meals: breakfast

Accommodation: 3* hotel

5 Day

Bishkek city

Transfer to Bishkek airport/ Almaty city.

  • Airport group transfers for departure
  • Accommodation with breakfast in twin rooms in3* hotels and guesthouses
  • Transportation and guide services for the whole tour
  • All entrance fees for sites listed in the itinerary
  • Water 1L per day per person
  • Day ski pass
  • Visa costs and processing
  • Photo and video charges
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Alcohol + Beverages
  • Guide services for free time in Bishkek
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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  1. a 90 % refund for cancellations made at least 15 days  in advance of the start date of the experience. (Except for the tours to Baikonur Cosmodrome, see point 5)
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5.2. a 80% refund in case of cancellation of the tour after receiving permission to visit the Cosmodrome  Baikonur by Roscosmos , regardless of the time.

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