Pearl of Central Asia

 Pearl of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan Tours

Pearl of Central Asia
Destination: Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 9 days
Itinerary: Bishkek - Alamedin gorge - Burana - Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul- Jeti Oguz - Jyrgalan - Karakol

Kyrgyzstan's landscapes fascinate travelers from all over the world. The vast nature, unique flora and fauna, history and culture have always been interesting for tourists and attracted to their region. You can spend an incredible time in Bishkek, Jyrgylan, Karakol and most importantly on the pearl of Kyrgyzstan Issyk Kul lake. 

Day 1: Bishkek
This day you will arrive to Manas International Airport your driver will pick you up. After you will transfer to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. The full day is dedicated city tour in Bishkek. you will explore Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many other landmarks. This day you will also experience our Asian Bazaar! This is one of the largest bazaars in Bishkek. Here you can buy everything that any buyer wants. At the same time, trading with sellers for lower prices for goods is welcome! Don't miss chance to make photos! The night will be in the hotel.

Day 2: Bishkek - Alamedin gorge - Bishkek
This day you will transfer to Alamedin gorge. Along the traveling you will observe the scenic views and observe the portable dwellings yurt and cattle as sheep and cows. The Alamedin gorge is located on the Northern slope, in the Central, highest part of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too ridge, 30 kilometers East of the city of Bishkek. In summer, it is full of barberries, black currants and strawberries. The gorge is a favorite place to visit and people are amazed by the beautiful views of the gorge, its slopes covered with fir trees, and the river ending in waterfalls. Today you will have a picnic near a beautiful waterfall and you can relax from the noise of the city, civilization and breathe fresh air. Then you will complete the tour with driving to Bishkek for overnight.

Day 3: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin
Your adventure offers you to visit Chon Kemin gorge. The tour route will take you to explore the ancient middle age Burana Tower. Burana is a priceless structure built in the 11th century by the Karakhanids on the site of their capital Balasagyn, which in the past played an important role in the Great Silk Road. You will also see today stone statues Balbals. After the exploration of the Tower you will continue driving to Chon Kemin. The local family will meet you and you will be invited to have a horseback riding about 3 hours. The tour will show you today amazingly beautiful views and observe the enchanting beauty of mountain forest. You will also see the panorama view of the gorge. You will spend the night in a home stay. 

Day 4: Chon Kemin - Rafting - Kochkor
You will have a great adventure today, you will have a rafting trip along a mountain river! The area of the Chon-Kemin river with its green mountains and snow-capped peaks is perfect for rafting. Rafting fans love this place and even beginners can take a boat ride. Experienced instructors will tell you about the rules of how to behave. After you will drive to village Kochkor and meet local family. The family will teach you how to make how our national felt carpets are made. This day you will also make your own carpet by yourself together with them! In this territory you will explore a small handicraft museum there. You will see many examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. The overnight is in the home stay. 

Day 5: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Jeti Oguz
This day you will drive to fascinating lake Issyk Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world. The largest lake in Kyrgyzstan, drainless, is one of the 25 largest lakes in the world by area and on the sixth place in the list of the deepest lakes. People call this lake as the "The pearl of Kyrgyzstan". This day you will have a chance to come up to the lake and observe it fabulous beauty and grander of the lake. You will make stop in village Bokonbaevo village, there you will discover about the methods of ancient hunting that will tell you the local eagle hunter. He hunts hares and foxes, mice with the help of eagles. Afterwards you will departure to magical gorge of Jeti Oguz translated as Seven Bulls. The night will be in nomadic felt dwellings, yurts

Day 6: Jeti Oguz - Jyrgalan
In the morning you will meet walk near the yurt camp, meet locals and discover the pristine nature. On this day, you will be able to meet real nomads who move here in the summer. Nomads usually move constantly in the summer, grazing cattle on pastures. Every month they move around using yurts in search of the best pasture area. After you will be transferring to Jyrgalan valley. This is an amazing mountain valley located in the Eastern part of the Issyk-Kul region, 60 kilometers northeast of the city of Karakol, near the border with Kazakhstan. In summer, there are hospitals using kumis and recreation centers, and in winter, fans of off-piste skiing and snowboarding gather here. In summer, the valley is covered with a beautiful blanket of flowers, and at the beginning of the season, the place is full of mushrooms that grow under the fir trees in huge numbers.

Day 7: Jyrgalan - Karakol
This day you will adventure to administrative center of Issyk Kul Lake Karakol. The first part of the tour you will relax and have free time. In the afternoon you will drive to Karakol. After arrival you will visit the Dungan mosque there, built in the style of a Chinese Buddhist temple, it is one of the architectural monuments of the Dungan culture of the late 19th century.  After you will explore following sight an old wooden Orthodox Church. The history of the Church began with the Foundation of the city of Karakol in 1869, when the first Russian settlers built a small Church on this site. Then you will visit the museum of M.V. Prejvalsky, one of the world's greatest explores. This night will be in a hotel.

Day 8: Karakol - Issyk Kul northern shore - Bishkek
This day you will drive to Bishek city. Today you will transfer along the north side of Issyk Kul lake. This lake is situated at the altitude 1608 meters. Along the way you will haave a chance to observe the fascinating views of the lake, you will also take photos of "pearl of Central Asia" and breathe fresh air. You will make stop on the way to visit petroglyphs ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). These are rock carvings left on rocks and rocks in many places around the world.  You will have a chance to see a scenic panorama view of the Issyk Kul. Then night will be in the hotel.

Day 9: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport. 


02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter

Price per person:
02 pax - 950 $
04 pax - 605 $
06 pax - 485 $
08 pax - 435 $
10 pax - 395 $
Single - 170 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $ 

All dinners - 120 $
All lunches and dinners - 240 $ 

English speaking guide - 610 $ per group 

To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 15 $ per person


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Kochkor - Homestay
Jeti Oguz - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Jergalan - Guesthouse
Karakol - "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
- Entrances to all museums
- Rafting in Chon Kemin gorge
- Mineral water during the tour
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge 

Service does not include:
- Meals
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide