Tour Program

Day
1
BISHKEK – TAMGA (350 km, 5-6 km hours of driving)
Itinerary

Meeting with a guide and driver in Bishkek. Transfer to Tamga along the southern shore of Issyk-

Kul lake, that is considered to be the second largest mountainous lake in the world on the altitude

of 1607 meters above the sea level. We call the lake “the pearl” of Kyrgyzstan. On the way we will

stop not far from Tokmok town (60 km) and have excursion to Burana Tower, a place on the Great

Silk Road dated to 11th century. Upon arrival to Tamga dinner and overnight in the yurt.

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 850 m in Bishkek, at the end of the day - 1670 m in Issyk Kul lake)

Accommodation: 4 persons in a yurt with private toilet and shower for each yurt (Meal -/-/D)

Meals
Accommodation
Day
2
TAMGA
Itinerary
On the 15th of August after breakfast in the yurt we will drive to the Birds of Prey Festival. Here in the Festival we will see the demonstration of hunting with a Golden Eagle; folklore show; exhibition and sale of handicrafts and souvenirs; tasting of Kyrgyz cuisine. One can see the video of this festival following the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJhYHYbtvTY. After the Festival we will come back to the yurt camp in Tamga. Dinner and overnight at the yurt camp.

Option out of 15th of August: After breakfast transfer to the canyon “Fairy tale”. On the way we will have eagle hunting show. A hunter will present his Gold eagles. After visiting the canyon. The canyon was named because of its bizarre rocky landscape, which for many years has been transformed by erosion into amazing sculptures and formations. Some formations look like The Great Wall of China and you can also find other formations that look like snakes, dragons, sleeping giants and even whole castles. From the canyon you can see a majestic panorama of Lake Issyk-Kul and snow caped mountains. One-hour walking there. After lunch at the yurt camp we will drive to Barskon gorge, where we will visit the waterfall. In the evening the cook of the yurt camp will show us Manty show, Manty is a traditional central Asian dish, made of dough, meet and onions, those who wish can cook together the Manty.Dinner and overnight in the yurt. (Altitudes above sea level during the day: 1670 m at the yurt camp in Tamga) Accommodation: 4 persons in a yurt with private toilet and shower for each yurt (Meal B/L/D)

Meals
Accommodation
Day
3
TAMGA – KOCHKOR (200 km, 3-4 hours of driving)
Itinerary
After breakfast we will drive to Kochkor. On the way we will stop in Kyzyl-Tuu village. Here the local craftsman products the wooden parts of the yurts. We will see the process and the craftsman will

describe us the process. Upon arrival to Kochkor visiting the workshop of felt carpet production. Dinner and overnight at the guesthouse.

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 1670 m at the yurt camp in Tamga, at the end of the day – 1800 m in Kochkor)

Accommodation: in the guesthouse with private toilet and shower in each room. (Meal B/-/D)

Meals
Accommodation
Day
4
KOCHKOR - SONG-KUL (150 km, 4-5 hours of driving)
Itinerary
After breakfast transfer to the mountainous lake called Son-Kul, the lake is considered to be one of the highest lakes in the country, it is situated on the altitude of 3016 meters above the sea level and is a famous summer pasture for the local people, who come here every summer with their cattle and families and stay in the traditional nomadic housing called yurt.

On the 25th of July after breakfast we will drive to Song-Kul, where we will visit the National Horse Games Festiva. We will witness traditional games called Ulak-Tartysh, Kyz-Kuumai, Tyiyn-Enmei, Er-Enish, that will be accompanied by local folklore music and cooking demonstration. Dinner and overnight at the yurt camp on Song-Kul lake.

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 1800 m in Kochkor, the highest point – 3400 m at the Kalmak-Ashuu pass, at the end of the day – 3070 m on the yurt camp on Song-Kul lake)

Accommodation: 4 persons in a yurt. (Meal B/L/D)

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Accommodation
Day
5
SONG-KUL – BISHKEK (320 km, 5-6 hours of driving)
Itinerary
After breakfast transfer to Bishkek. Upon arrival to Bishkek is end of our services. (Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of day – 3070 m at the yurt camp on Song-Kul lake, at the end of the day – 850 m in Bishkek) (Meal B/-/-)
Meals
Accommodation