General

Join us on our trip around the second biggest alpine lake in the world.


Ideal climate, beautiful landscape and indigenous culture.

The modern life puts us face to face with an enormous amount of tasks, that one of our biggest worries has become whether we are really keeping up with its pace or not. Especially those of us living in big cities… we simply sometimes don’t belong to ourselves. In the whirl of everyday hassles it is important to devote some time to rest and relaxation.

We offer you a cultural and cognitive tour around the mountain lake Issyk-Kul to spend your precious time with the maximum benefit for you and your beloved ones.

Issyk-Kul is the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and the second largest alpine lake in the world after South American Titicaca. It is one of the most transparent lakes in the world and is situated in the basin between the Kungei Alatau and Terskei Alatau ranges of the Northern Tien-Shan mountains. No wonder why the local and foreigners call it the “Kyrgyz Pearl”. The destination offers unique combination of favorable climate, beautiful landscape and indigenous culture.

Join us to

  • see and feel the magnificence of the Tien Shan mountains
  • see, live and learn from the ancient Kyrgyz culture
  • see how kymyz (nomadic drink made of mare’s milk well known for its healing features) is prepared
  • see how Kyrgyz yurt is prepared and set up
  • ride a horse

discover the amazing natural beauties of our unique country.

Tour duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour itinerary: Bishkek – Tokmok (Burana) – Cholpon Ata – Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Bokonbaev – Bishkek
Best season: May – October

Itinerary

Day Program
1 Meeting at the airport early in the morning and transfer to the hotel. Short city tour: Philharmonia, Ala Too Square and surrounding area.
Dinner and transfer to the hotel.
2 Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to ancient Balasagun town ruins (80 km). Burana Minaret tour. Transfer to the Boom gorge. Lunch in the Boom gorge.
Transfer to Cholpon Ata (190 km). Ruh Ordo tour. Cholpon Ata Open-Air Petroglyphes Museum tour.
Dinner.Walk on the beach (optional)
3 Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Karakol (140 km). Dungan Mosque and Holy Trinity Orthodox Church visits. Lunch.
Transfer to Karakol Ski Resort. Hike to the Panorama.
Dinner and transfer to the local guest house.
4 Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Jeti Oguz (30 km). Hiking to Kyzdyn Chachy waterfall (en. Girlish Tears) on Kok Jaiyk pasture. Lunch in a local yurt.
Horseback riding (or hiking upon request) along the gorge. Overnight stay in a yurt.
5 Breakfast. Transfer to Bokonbaev (130 km). En route hiking in Skazka canyons.
Lunch.
Demonstration of hunting with eagle. Rest on the beach, swimming in the lake. Folklore music performance. Overnight in a yurt on the lake shore.
6 Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek (270 km). En route demonstration of yurt erection process in Kyzyl Tuu village. Lunch in the Boom gorge.
Dinner in Bishkek. Evening promenade in a city park (Southern Park).
7 Breakfast. Osh Bazaar tour, souvenir shopping. Lunch.
Hiking in the Ala Archa National Park. Goodbye dinner.
8 Transfer to the airport.

PLEASE, BRING: warm, wind- and water-proof clothes, comfortable outdoor shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat.

Package Price: 650 USD (min. group size 6 pax)

For groups with less than 6 pax (or individuals), please, send a request for an exact price quotation using the inquiry form.

The price includes:

  • Twin-room accommodation
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners during the stay
  • All transfers according to the program
  • All museum entrance tickets according to the program
  • All cultural activities according to the program
  • Guide-interpreter service

The price does not include:

  • Air tickets
  • Personal expenditures (health insurance, medical expenditures, purchase of gifts, etc.)

NOTES:

  • Price is calculated based on twin-room accommodation. In case of single-room accommodation a surcharge of 60 USD/person is applied.
  • The program of the tour can be changed upon the guest’s preferences.

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment