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Great Silk Road, 3 Days Tour

Great Silk Road, 3 Days Tour Packages
Country: Kyrgyzstan
City: Bishkek
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Bishkek - Sonkul Lake - Bishkek

Son-Kul is a mountain lake located in the Tian-Shan Mountain Range at an altitude of 3016 m. Son-Kul is used by the shepherds from the Kochkor, Naryn and At-Bashi regions as a jailoo – a pasture during the summer months. It is considered the pearl of Kyrgyz jailoos. The road to Song-Kul winds through mountainous terrain until it seems to disappear into the very sky itself. This is probably why Song-Kul is translated in Kyrgyz as “the last lake”

The surroundings of Son-Kul are completely untouched. Perhaps the most surprising fast is that around Son-Kul, you will never see a tree or even a shrub, but there a plenty of medical herbs and various flowers

The total area of the lake is 275 sq. km., it is 15 m . deep, and it is situated 3016 m. above sea level. In winter the lake is covered with thick (1,5 m.) ice. The lake is a favorite place for wild geese, ducks and sea-gulls. The only river flowing out of the lake is Son-Kul with a cascade of waterfalls in a rocky Kok-Dzherty Gorge 4 km away from the lake. The river is the tributary of the largest Tien-Shan river – the Naryn River.

Day 1

Arrival in Bishkek. Transfer to Son-Kul Lake via Kochkorka village(400 km).

Lunch in route cafe. Arrival to Son-Kul. Lake. Walking in the area of the lake. Dinner and overnight in Yurt Inn. .

Dinner. Free time.

Day 2

Breakfast.Free time: 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). Walking around Lake.Transfer to Bishkek via Suu-Samir valey (360 km).

Lunch on the way. Arrival to Bishkek (Manas Airport).

Day 3

Departure, transfer to the airport Manas.

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

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