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Great Silk Road ( Bishkek- Isyk- Kul- Son- Kul )

Great Silk Road ( Bishkek- Isyk- Kul- Son- Kul ) Packages
Country: Kyrgyzstan
City: Bishkek
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

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

7 days, 7 nights


Day 1 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 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 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 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 Son-Kul Lake – Bishkek (360 km). Breakfast in yurt inn, long transfer to Bishkek (360 km ). Diner in the city restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 6 Bishkek. After breakfast excursion to Ala-Archa Nature Park. The park offers great hiking possibilities as well as horse riding and just relaxing. Lunch-picknic in the park. Back transfer to Bishkek. Visit to Osh bazaar and souvenirs shops, last minute shopping and sightseeing. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in hotel.

Day 7 Departure. Early transfer to the airport 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


  • Yurt Inns in the area of Son-Kul Lake 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 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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