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Price Per Person

USD 1,565
Country: Kyrgyzstan
City: Bishkek
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

 

Bishkek – Issyk-Kul Lake – Kochkor village – Son-Kul Lake – Tash-Rabat – Bishkek

 

Day 1 Bishkek

Early morning arrival to Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel, rest. City tour: the Art Museum and the History Museum, visit to Ala-Too square, Victory square, etc. Overnight in the hotel.   

Day 2 Issyk-Kul

Bishkek – Cholpon-Ata (260 km). After breakfast drive to Cholpon-Ata town, located on the north side of the lake Issyk Kul via Burana Tower (from the XI-th century). As option visit to Tamchi village on the way, borsok show in home stay. Check-in the hotel. There is a possibility to swim in the lake on this day. Accommodation and dinner in the hotel on the beach of the lake.

Day 3 Kochkor

Cholpon-Ata – Kochkor village (135 km). After breakfast excursion to petroglyphs near Cholpon-Ata town (an open air collection of stones with ancient inscriptions) and drive to Kochkor village. After lunch in Kochkor visit to the local museum and see making of the Kyrgyz national carpet "Shyrdak". Accommodation at CBT home stay. Dinner.

Day 4 Son-Kul Lake

Kochkor village – Son-Kul Lake (120 km). Breakfast. Morning drive to Son-Kul Lake. This is a step into the nomadic life at the Song-Kul Lake. Here , the Kyrgyz people still live in traditional simplicity. Spend one night in the summer pastures of the mountains in Kyrgyz yurt.  Free time after lunch: horseback riding or just hiking, spend time with always friendly Kyrgyz families and taste their fresh airan (yogurt) and kymys (a fermented national drink from mare's milk). Dinner and overnight in yurt camp.

Day 5 Tash-Rabat

Son-Kul Lake - Tash-Rabat (260 km). After breakfast, drive to Tash-Rabat via Naryn. Tash Rabat (ca 3.500 m a.s.l.) is situated in the picturesque Kara Koyjun canyon (‘Black Rabbit’), close to the Chinese border; it has been an important stopover for the caravans along the Great Silk Road between Far East and Europe. Free programme: bird watching, hiking in the area. As options in Tash-Rabat: horseback riding. Accommodation at Yurt Inn. Dinner.

Day 6 Bishkek

Tash-Rabat – Bishkek (470 km). Breakfast in the yurt camp. Long transfer to Bishkek. Lunch in en-route cafe. Check-in in the hotel of Bishkek. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 7 Departure. Early transfer to the airport (about midnight, 40 km) and departure.

 

Price includes the following service:

  •  Twin accommodation in the home stay and hotels – standard rooms
  •  Transportation: Car (3 seats total) for group of 2 pers

               Minivan (7 seats total) for group of 4 pers.

               Minibus Mercedes Sprinter (15-17 seats total)

               Extra vehicle for luggage for group of 15 pers

  •  Meals: Full Board
  •  Bottled water (1 liter per person per day)  
  •  English speaking local Guide
  •  Entrance fees: in museums

Price does not include:

  •  International air fare
  •  Shyrdak making demonstration in Kochkor
  •  Borsok show in Tamchi village
  •  Folklore show in Bishkek
  •  Photo fee in museums
  •  Alcohol beverages in café and restaurants 

 

Notes:

  •  Yurt Inns in the area of Son-Kul Lake and Tash-Rabat operate from early July till early September
  •  Accommodation in any Yurt Inn is usually 4-5 persons of the same gender in a yurt, however if the Yurt Inn is not be fully booked by the time of the group arrival, double occupancy may be arranged without extra fee
  •  Weather in the area of Son-Kul Lake, Tash-Rabat and other mountain areas of Kyrgyz Republic is quite cold at night, and it is highly recommended to have warm clothes and raincoat.

 

Programme can be changed by request in regard to duration and service level.

 

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