Day 1: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Bishkek
Your guide will greet you at Manas International Airport and transfer you to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital, which is only a 30-minute drive away. The first part of the day is spent on a guided tour of Bishkek. Enjoy visiting Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. In the afternoon, we'll travel to Ala Archa Gorge. It is a National Park. During the Soviet period, only VIPs were permitted to go for a walk here. The Ala Archa gorge may be located on a spur of the Tien Shan Mountain range. It's only 45 kilometers to Bishkek. A short hike may be undertaken to provide a panoramic view of the gorge. Then we'll head back to Bishkek. A traditional meal will be served at 7 p.m. Night will be in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul southern shore – Bokonbaevo
You will begin your journey to the heavenly Issyk Kul Lake, the world's second largest alpine lake, in the morning. The lake is referred to as "Central Asia's pearl." You may hike up to the lake and take in the surrounding mountains. You'll pass through Burana Tower (an 11th-century minaret) and a Balbals open-air museum on the route (stone warriors). Following a traditional dinner, we continue our trek to the lake. We'll take a break in Bokonbaevo village and meet with a local eagle hunter. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles (traditional way of nomads hunting). Dinner will be done at 7:00 p.m. in the guesthouse, where you will also sleep.
Day 3: Bokonbaevo – Fairy Tale – Barskaun, snowmobiles
Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon is located on Lake Issyk-southern Kul's coast. It's a wonderful place where the red sand formations take on a wide range of fascinating shapes. A walk through this canyon while relaxing on the Issyk-Kul provides not only beautiful enjoyment, but also a sense of oneness with nature. You proceed with caution so as not to destroy the Creator's work. These lumps astound with their one-of-a-kindness and magnificence. After the hike, we'll drive to Barskaun. You'll have a couple hours after lunch to practice riding snowmobiles around the region.
Day 4: Barskaun, snowmobiles
Today we'll be traveling into the gorge and over ice lakes. There will be snow-capped peaks all around you, as well as wild mountain goats. Because the area is distant from civilization, there are many wild animals. You'll be spending the next few days alone in nature! There are no other hotels or visitors in the immediate vicinity! It's just you and the breathtaking Kyrgyz Mountains! For lunch, you'll pack a picnic. You will be able to spend the entire day snowmobiling in the most picturesque spots. The guesthouse will offer dinner.
Day 5: Barskaun, snowmobiles
What could be more beautiful than mountains and snow? Of course, snowmobiles! Today, we'll continue our adventure across the most breathtaking locales. The objective for today is the base of a big glacier! This is a sight that will drive you nuts! In this world, we are quite unimportant! Make the most of your free time! In the evening, you will have a picnic for lunch and dinner at your guesthouse.
Day 6: Barskaun, snowmobiles
We'll go snowmobiling again! Because we are at such a high altitude, we have enough of time to do it! Some of today's journey will take you through narrow gorges, while others will take you across vast alpine valleys! It's the perfect time to grab some fresh air and forget about the rest of the world! It's just you and Mother Nature! Nothing except feelings and beautiful experiences! Kyrgyzstan will make you adore it! These areas are undoubtedly great for snowmobile excursions!
Day 7: Barskaun – Issyk Kul southern shore – Jeti Oguz – Karakol
Today we'll journey to Jeti Oguz Gorge. It is famous for the Seven Bulls – Jeti Oguz, which are red sandstone formations. There's also the Broken Heart Mountain to be found there. We'll take a lot of pictures there, and if you want, you can climb to the top of a mountain for a panoramic view of the canyon (20 minutes). Then we'll continue on our way to Karakol. Your destination will be the Dungan Mosque. One of its most significant qualities is that it was built in the traditional Chinese way, without the use of a single metal nail. Following that, a visit of a historic wooden Orthodox Church will take place. The night will be spent at a hotel.
Day 8: Karakol – Issyk Kul northern shore – Bishkek
Today you will be taken to the city of Bishkek. This time, we'll drive along the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake. This is an excellent opportunity to view the entire lake from every aspect. Rukh Ordo, a one-of-a-kind cultural and spiritual complex of culture and religious tolerance, is located in Cholpon Ata town. Its position, right on the lake's edge, reflects the majesty and magnificence of the lake. We'll take a brief break to show you some ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). These petroglyphs were made by Shamans around 2 000 years ago. This site provides a panoramic view of Issyk Kul Lake, providing the sensation of being in the middle of the world. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. Your night at a hotel.
Day 9: Bishkek – Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
07 pax – 2 330 $ per person
08 pax – 2 250 $ per person
Single – 80 $
Bishkek – “Plaza” Hotel 4*
Chon Kemin – “Emily” Guesthouse
Barskaun – mountain mini guesthouse
Karakol – “Green Yard” Boutique hotel
- Mineral water
- Entrances to museums
- English speaking guide
- Snowmobile costumes and helmets
- 2 snowmobile guides (forward and below the group)
- Transport: 1 minibus for airport transfer and city tour + 2 cars 4X4 for Day 2 to Day 8
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- Deposit for snowmobile – 800 $ (if no damages we give it all back)