Tour 9: From Bishkek to Tash Rabat
Duration: 7 days
In short: Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin – Issyk Kul lake northern shore – Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Kochkor – Tash Rabat – Naryn – Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan winter tours awaits you! Meet the guide at Manas International Airport. The team of us will transfer you to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan (30minutes). Today is guided tour of Bishkek. Visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic and so on. The next destination is Asian Bazaar! Visiting this wonderful place, you will learn more about local life and buy oriental goods. Afterwards transfer to a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin
This tour will start by travelling to Chon Kemin gorge. We will visit Burana Tower. The site was found in the 11th century minaret and museum of Balbals or stone warriors. Continue your tour to Chon Kemin gorge. Meet a hospitable family and see how the real nomad’s life looks like. In the afternoon we will have 3 hours of horse riding where you can ride via the celestial mountains and gorges. Admire beauty of panorama view of the gorge. Night is in a home stay.
Day 3: Chon Kemin – Issyk Kul lake northern shore – Karakol
We are glad to present the next day of our winter tours by driving to the unique Issyk Kul Lake. It is the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608 m above sea level. It is also called "the pearl of Central Asia" and defined to be holy. Travelers will drive along the whole northern shore and arrive to Karakol town where on the way you can see ancient stone patterns – petroglyphs. In Karakol we will visit the Dungan mosque (Chinese style, built without nails) as well as an old wooden Orthodox Church. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Kochkor
Drive to Jeti Oguz gorge. We will see red rocks constructions, also called “Seven Bulls”. Here everyone will find Broken Heart Mountain. Don’t miss to go top of a mountain for 20 minutes to see a panorama view of the gorge. The next destination is driving to Bokonbaeva village. Being there you will meet a local eagle-hunter. With the help of birds, he hunts foxes, hares and so on. Drive to Kochkor village. Night is in a home stay.
Day 5: Kochkor – Tash Rabat – Naryn
In the morning we will drive to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road. It is also called Stone Castle (14th century) and located on Tian Shan Mountains. Tash Rabat was made of stone blocks inside a mountain at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. If you enter there you will find 31 rooms in the mountain. The walls are 1 m thick. Actually, in past times it was subversive prison used to imprison robs. The tour continues driving to the town of Naryn. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Naryn – Kochkor – Bishkek
The last day of Kyrgyzstan winter tours will start by travelling to Kochkor village. The way passes via astonishing gorge where you can find mountain pass of 3 000 meters high. In Kochkor village, meet friendly family that and see how our national felt carpets are fashioned. After that you will visit a small handicraft museum there and see a lot of ancient artifacts. In the evening is transfer to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek – Airport
Have a safe flight!
Kyrgyzstan winter is especially beautiful. Full of joy and magical views. It is worth travelling in Kyrgyzstan and get one of the best holidays.
Every tourist will enjoy the unspoiled splendor of the herbs and the unique cultural heritage. Here you will learn more about the Kyrgyz people who have preserved their folklore, songs and crafts. They are very hospitable and welcome travelers with the same interest and openness left over from their ancestors. It is important to note that they were the first to open their felt yurts to tired tourists. Hospitality is highly valued here.
On winter tours you can travel here and discover the mountains of Kyrgyzstan on horseback and live in warm yurts. However, almost ninety percent of holidaymakers visit Kyrgyzstan in the summer season, but no one knows how beautiful Kyrgyzstan is in winter. Indeed, a fairy tale! During winter tours in Kyrgyzstan, its landscape looks mesmerizing, covered with snow. It is worth seeing with your own eyes.
Kyrgyzstan winter tours are an opportunity to see the versatile nature and get to know the inhabitants of the surrounding area. However, at some point in your trip, you will have many enjoyable moments, from a tour of Lake Issyk Kul to extreme sports such as skiing. This is the perfect time to see frozen waterfalls, warm up in warm springs, experience an unforgettable horseback ride, get vivid photos and watch an eagle hunt. Mystical winter landscapes, delicious national cuisine will simply delight you!