(30 km /30-40 min / 80 km – 1.5-2 hours)
Then we will have one hour drive to Ala Archa Natural park
located in a picturesque gorge of Ala Archa 40 km off from
Bishkek. It is a popular place for hiking, skiing and
mountaineering including trips to more than 20 glaciers.
Upon return to Bishkek, there is late lunch (around 03:00 p.m)
and after that we will have Bishkek sightseeing tour. It is a
walking tour around Ala Too Square, main governmental
buildings, and finish at the Old Square with Parliament House
and the only survived in Central Asia Lenin’s Monument.
Overnight in hotel.
Issyk-Ata gorge and Burana tower
(190 km / 3 hours)
After breakfast we will go through the procedure of delivery-acceptance of the jeeps. It takes about 1 hour.
PLEASE NOTE: 500 USD Deposit must be paid upon the transfer of the vehicle to the participants and
examination of it by them. Deposit is paid back in full to the clients if no damage to the vehicle is done
We start a drive to Issyk Ata Gorge, which is 77 km or 1.5-hour drive from Bishkek city. The hot springs at
Issyk-Ata is well known for healing properties of the water and considered to be a place of pilgrimage.
After that we will have a lunch at local family in Tokmok city.
We continue our day and head to Burana tower – historical
complex, (UNESCO site). That minaret was constructed in
Balasagun town, one of the capitals of Karakhanid State
existed in 11-12 centuries AD. Explore ruins of that important
trading point at the Great Silk Road and visit a little local
museum telling about that civilization. Also watch a collection
of Balbals, Turkic ancient gravestones.
After excursion we drive to Chon Kemin valley (another 2
hours). Accommodation in “Ashu” guest house.
Dinner and overnight in a guest house.
(350 km / 6-7 hours)
origin. It is a second largest alpine lake in the world after
Titicaca located in South America. Its length reaches 182
km, and width is 58 km, maximum depth is up to 668 m.
During the summer period the water reaches up to 20-25°C.
En route we visit Skazka Canyon which is one of the
most stunning places in Kyrgyzstan, a canyon filled with
fantastical sandstone shapes that give the spot it s name, which means fairytale in Russian.
After that we drive to Barskoon gorge which runs the highway that connects the pass Barskoon (3754 m),
the Issyk Kul basin and mountainous area of the Inner Tien-Shan.
Continue drive to Karakol town. Accommodation in hotel. When having a meal at dungan family in Karakol town, we can watch a housewife cooking traditional food. She teaches how to make noodles for lagman. At the end we try the lagman altogether.
Overnight in hotel.
Djety Oguz in Kyrgyz means Seven Bulls. This
picturesque gorge is named so because of the red rocky sand
formations covered with forests of Tien Shan spruces.
Return to Karakol for lunch after hike.
In the afternoon we will go to Karkara valley. The road is
covered with deep snow, be prepaired to digging your road with shovels.
Base Karkara is located in 120 kilometers from Karakol. There
are good areas for ski touring and/or snowmobiling (with
driver). You can go on snowmobiles through passes and along
valleys. The level of snow cover is from 60 to 120 cm.
Dinner in BC Karkara.
You can also enjoy sauna in the camp (extra, paid on spot).
Overnight in cottages/yurts.
In the afternoon we will leave Karkara and drive along the
Northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake.
We drive to Semenovskoe gorge (called after a great Russian
explorer of Tien Shan Mountains Semenov-Tienshanskii who
was here in the 50-60s of the 19th century in expeditions).
Once we reach the end of the gorge we go over a mountain
pass and then we end up in the next gorge Grigorievskoe.
Continue to Sary Oi, accommodation in hotel.
Dinner and overnight in hotel.
When we are coming back to Bishkek, we will make a stop
for car washing. Upon return to Bishkek, cars are
returned back to the company. The Lessee shall return the
vehicle in full complete stated in the Delivery-
Acceptance report. The Lessee shall return the vehicle with
the same quantity of fuel as at the moment of receipt. The
deposit is paid back in full if no damage to the vehicle is
Accommodation in hotel.
Dinner in café with folklore show. Specially for you musicians will play national melodies of Kyrgyz people and show you musical instruments. You will listen to a singing and enjoy the charming melodies of our ancestors.
Overnight at a hotel.
Today in Bishkek your trip concludes.