This tour offers majestic ice citadels to their sweeping verdant valleys, the mountains are the very soul of Kyrgyzstan. Fearless mountaineers pit their skills against peaks of over 7,000 metres while others stroll in flower-strewn alpine valleys far below. Crystal clear lakes reflect the ever-changing skies and families set up summer yurt camps on the jailoo, high mountain pastures.
The arms of two great mountain ranges embrace over 90 percent of the country: the Tien Shan («Heavenly Mountains») stretch for 2,500 km from east to west, while the magnificent melee of snowbound peaks which make up the Tajik Pamir spills its dramatic, arid slopes into southern Kyrgyzstan. Over 30 percent of the country is blanketed in permanent snow and ice.
13 days, 12 nights
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Arrival in the city of Bishkek.
Meeting with the guide at the airport.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
City tour around the city of Bishkek. Walk along the main square of Ala-Too, visit the monument to Manas, the monument to Lenin, if available in time, you can see the changing of the guard on the Main Square.
Transfer to the nearest park Ala-Archa in a picturesque gorge house 40 km from the city.
You can walk along the river
Hotel accommodation and rest.
Departure to the Chychkan gorge along one of the most picturesque roads in the country.
The road will pass through the Too Ashuu pass, one of the highest (3586 m above sea level) and beautiful passes of the Tien Shan Mountains.
Drive through the picturesque Suusamyr valley, where local nomads live in yurts and graze their cattle. You can also try various national drinks.
Upon arrival at the Chychkan Nature Reserve, where you can walk along the gorge or spend time on the banks of a mountain river.
Dinner and overnight at a guest house in the gorge.
Departure to the city of Osh along one of the most picturesque roads in the country.
Where beautiful views of the mountain system of the Southern Tien Shan open up. On the way you can see the Toktogul reservoir - the largest reservoir in the country.
Arrival in the city of Osh.
Mini city tour in Osh city. We will visit Sulaiman Mountain, one of the main shrines of the Islamic world in Central Asia. On the mountain, first we will visit the historical museum, located right on the mountain.
Accommodation and rest
Breakfast and departure along the Pamir Highway towards Lenin Peak. Which is located at an altitude of 7135 meters above sea level. The second highest point in the country. Where there is only snow and permafrost.
Lunch in the village or yurt camp at the foot of the mountains.
There will be time to enjoy the panoramic view of Lenin Peak.
Along the way we will pass several picturesque passes.
Return to the city of Osh.
Dinner of national food and overnight.
Breakfast and departure to the village of Kazarman.
On the way, an excursion to the Uzgen minaret in the city of Uzgen. This minaret was built in the ancient city of Uzgen; - existed at the peak of the development of the Great Silk Road. One of the capitals of the Karakhanid state, which existed in the X-XII centuries.
We will pass through the Kaldama pass (3062 m) where beautiful views open up. Where beekeepers get honey in summer.
Arrival to the village of Kazarman.
Accommodation in a local guest house and a delicious dinner of a local family.
Breakfast at the guest house.
Departure to Son-Kul Lake, one of the most picturesque lakes in the world.
We drive through the Toguz-Toro pass with beautiful views.
Also on the way we cross the pass "Moldo Ashuu" (3201m above sea level).
Arrival at Son-Kul lake, accommodation. Lunch.
Walks and light hikes along the shore of the lake, Kyrgyz visiting yurts. Here, the Kyrgyz still lead a nomadic lifestyle.
Dinner at the yurt camp at 3016 m.a.s.l.
Optional: horse riding around the lake (for an additional fee).
Breakfast at the yurt camp.
Departure through 33 parrot pass where you can make a very easy hike to Naryn waterfall. This pass is considered one of the most picturesque in the country.
Arrival at the caravanserai Tash-Rabat. Which is located in a beautiful gorge and which was built here in the 13th-14th centuries. According to one version, this caravanserai used to be a monastery.
Walk around the caravanserai and around.
Overnight and dinner at the yurt camp.
Breakfast and departure to Issyk-Kul lake.
The lake, which is located at an altitude of 1607 meters, is the second largest lake in the world among highland lakes.
Then we will make a stop at the Skazka canyon for short walks. Can be up to 5km, +150m-150m. The canyon consists of multi-colored petrified clay, which offers a very interesting view of the lake in the background.
Accommodation and dinner in a yurt camp or guest house.
Departure to the Barskoon Gorge, where Yuri Gagarin was on his visit. We can climb to the waterfall "Bowl of Manas" (250 meters to the waterfall), and we can also climb to the waterfall "leopard's tears" (2.3 km and 800 meters climb)
Then transfer to the Jeti Oguz gorge (30 km to the side).
Jeti Oguz translated from the Kyrgyz language means "Seven Bulls". This picturesque canyon got its name due to its reddish sandy formations covered with coniferous forests of the Tien Shan.
Walking through the gorge to see the most famous rocks "Broken Heart" and "Seven Bulls". Gorge walks.
Arrival in the city of Karakol.
Accommodation at the hotel.
Departure to the Altyn-Arashan gorge, which in Kyrgyz means "golden spring".
We will reach the gorge in Soviet UAZ vehicles.
This gorge is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kyrgyzstan due to its unique nature, hot springs located right in the gorge, vast spruce forests and stunning views.
Hot springs are located at a record height of 2600 meters and have a healing effect due to the content of radon and hydrogen sulfide in the water
Return to the city of Karakol and city-tour: Dungan mosque, a unique Chinese-style building without a single nail, but used for worship by Muslims, an old Russian Orthodox church - "Holy Trinity Cathedral" made of wood.
Accommodation and dinner at the local restaurant.
Breakfast and departure from the city of Karakol
Departure to the Grigorievskoe gorge (Chon Ak-Suu 1600 m above sea level). Walk along the river, up to 2 km, +150 -150 m. Picturesque places, space and mountains.
On the way, excursion to the so-called "Stone Garden" or petroglyphs of Cholpon-Ata, an open-air temple left by the Scythians and Huns, dating from the 9th and 8th centuries BC and the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.
Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.
Breakfast and departure to the city of Bishkek.
On the way visit the Konorchek canyons, 2.5 km one way, 3.5 hours in both directions the walk will take. The amazing landscapes of the canyons resemble the Grand Canyon of the USA, but at the same time, they carry a significant part of the unique nature of Kyrgyzstan.
Already closer to Bishkek, we will turn towards the Burana tower - the minaret of the X-XI centuries of the Karakhanid state in the Chui valley in northern Kyrgyzstan. Near the tower there is a "garden of stones", which contains "balbals" (VI-X centuries) - ancient tombstones and stones with rock paintings (1 thousand years BC).
Return to the city of Bishkek and the opportunity to visit the souvenir shop.
Farewell dinner with folklore show.
P.S. The departure will depend on your personal flight schedule, either that day at night or the next day in the morning.
Arrival at the airport depending on the time of departure.