King of Walnuts
A tour of Kyrgyzstan called "King of walnuts" is a great opportunity to see incredibly beautiful places of the country, study the centuries-old history, and learn a lot of traditions and customs of the Kyrgyz people. During the tour, you will be able to explore the southern part of Kyrgyzstan with its unsurpassed places such as: Kazarman, Osh, Arslanbob and many others. You will enjoy the incredible splendor of nature on your tour!
Day 1: Bishkek - Burana - Kochkor - Son Kul
Today you will be met by your driver at Manas International Airport to start your ‘King of walnuts tour'. After you will start your tour with transferring to fabulous lake Son Kul. a large high-mountain lake, sandwiched in a basin between the inner spurs of the Tien Shan, is located between the Son Kul Too and Moldo Too ridges, at an altitude of 3.016 above sea level. The volume of fresh water is 2.4 km3, the length is 28 km, width 18 km. The average depth is 8.6 m, the maximum is about 14. You can have a great time to relax, take photos and feel like real nomads. During traveling you will visit the ancient historical sight Burana Tower a unique historical monument that has survived many centuries and seen many events in its lifetime, its history is connected with The Great Silk Road. There you will also observe Balbals stone sculptures. You will have a stop in Kochkor village, where you will get acquainted with local family, they will show you how to create the national felt carpet. This night will be in the yurt.
Day 2: Son Kul - Kazarman
This day you will transfer to Kazarman village. The nature of Kyrgyzstan is incredible, there are indescribable mountains that cover about 90 percent of the country, mountain crystal rivers, pearls of the lake, charming canyons and waterfalls. The tour will appeal to those who love nature, traditions and customs Dating back centuries, as well as a rich cultural heritage. You will drive along the fascinating roads that wind along incredible gorges. You will take photos and explore fabulous views. This day you will meet nomad people. This night will be in a home stay.
Day 3: Kazarman - Osh
After breakfast you will transfer to incredible city Osh. You will have a journey about 6 hours and see the enchanting views along the fascinating mountain road. Along the way you will explore Djalal Abad town and its famous Uzgen Tower. In the heart of it is a historical and architectural complex-a monument of the Karakhanid era. The complex dates back to the 11th-12th centuries AD. You will be impressed by the sky mountains and excellent panoramic views. Today you will have a chance to make gorgeous photos. This night will be in a hotel.
Day 4: Osh - Arslanbob
After breakfast you will have a city tour. You will meander along the streets, and get to the fascinating place in the heart of the city Suleiman Mountain. Suleiman (the throne of Suleiman) the mountain received after the Muslim prophet - Suleiman-Sheikh was buried at its foot. Since that time, the city has become one of the centers of the religious world of Islam. Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of Asia flocked to the sacred mountain. This day you will departure to a magnificent forest Arslanbob walnut forest. In the South of Kyrgyzstan there is the largest relict walnut forest on the planet - Arslanbob. Scientists consider these places to be the birthplace of walnuts. In autumn, the largest walnut market in Central Asia opens in these parts. This night will be in home stay.
Day 5: Arslanbob
This day you will have a tour in majestic forest Arslanbob. Scientists say that its age may exceed 50 million years. The area of Arslanbob is 700,000 hectares, and in this huge territory there are numerous trees of walnut, pistachio, almond, cherry plum, pear and many others. The total number of names of plants growing here exceeds 130. You will enjoy the nature and discover the amazing views. On the way you will fascinate the small waterfall. You will see a lot of fascinating places. On the way you will have a chance to meet local residents and observe their way of life. You will spend the night in a home stay.
Day 6: Arslanbob - Bishkek
Today you will travel to the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek. along the way you will be impressed by the fabulous views and picturesque landscapes. You will drive today to the north part of Kyrgyzstan. You will drive today through Tue Ashuu pass which is more than 3000 meters high! It has a lot of fascinating points and you will have today mesmerizing photos. This pass is one of the coolest roads in Kyrgyzstan. During the tour, you will see incredibly beautiful views, learn a lot of new facts and information about the history of the Kyrgyz people, and enjoy the silence from the noise of the city. This tour will reveal beautiful forests, canyons, lakes and mountains. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek
Today you will have a city tour in capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek. you will visit today Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. You will complete the tour with Asian Bazaar! You can find everything from dried fruits and nuts to handmade products! You will understand the atmosphere of national life and enjoy the beautiful goods. Don't miss a chance to take interesting photos! This night will be in the hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 870 $
04 pax - 545 $
06 pax - 420 $
08 pax - 360 $
10 pax - 325 $
Single - 120 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
All dinners - 90 $
All lunches and dinners - 180 $
English speaking guide - 530 $ per group
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 15 $ per person
Son Kul - Yurts, "Nomad's Dream" camp (4 pax in 1)
Kazarman - Homestay
Osh - "Sun Rise" Hotel 3*
Arslanbob - Homestay
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide