On the first day we will have a great opportunity to escape from the urban bustle and spend a day among the beautiful mountains of the Kyrgyz ridge. In the morning we meet you at the hotel and take a route to Chon Kemin Gorge. On the way we will visit ancient Burana tower.
Half an hour later we will come to Burana complex, located in Tokmok city. Burana complex one of the oldest structures of this kind in Central Asia. The data when it was built vary. We will see mausoleums, rise to the top of tower and visit local museum.
Chon Kemin is a unique natural complex, which extends for several kilometers. The complex is in two and half hours drive from Bishkek. Being a narrow gorge in its east part, it gradually expands, forming a wide valley in the central part and again closing up at the very end. Horse riding is the best option to experience fully the atmosphere of this fascinating place and observe the beauty of forests and rivers. After horse riding we will have a dinner, overnight will be in a guest house.
After breakfast we will drive to the most famous lake in Kyrgyzstan - lake Issyk Kul. Almost all our way will be accompanied by beautiful scenery around us. On this day we will stop on the southern shore of the lake in the yurt camp near the village Kadji-Sai. After lunch in a Yurt, we will go for a walk in the canyons Fairy Tale, which impress with their shapes and variety of red and yellow shades. After a walk along Fairy tale canyon, we will return to the yurt camp, have a dinner and enjoy the tranquility that reigns on the shore of Issyk Kul.
After breakfast we will go for walking to Barskaun gorge. This is one of the most beautiful gorges, where we will visit waterfall called “Tears of snowleopard”, which is very easy to get.
Later after walking we will have a lunch in Balykchy city. Then we will head to Bishkek. We will arrive to Bishkek in the evening, taking you to your hotel with a lot of vivid impressions and good memories of Kyrgyzstan!
In the evening of the first day we can organize a demonstration of eagle hunting show for additional fee (5000 soms).
Also in the evening of the first day we can organize folklore show for additional fee (5000 soms).
You can take all necessary things. Please take into consideration that in summer time the temperature in Bishkek city reaches up to 40 oC and in the mountains the temperature decreases to 10 oC. Be prepared for unexpected changes of the weather.
Recommended: rain-coat, sweater/fleece, wind-stopper, enough t-shirts and other underwear (think of taking smth with long sleeves to avoid sunburns), hat (remember – the sun can be violent), sun-screen cream (30 or higher), insect repellent (skin + clothes), good trekking boots for easy hikes in the mountains, walking shoes (don’t need heavy ones) for the city walks, flash light (torch).
Personal first aid kit (most likely problems: blisters, sunburns, allergy, diarrhoea, sore muscles after hikes. Take painkillers, anti-histaminic, antibiotics of general action, and anything you need for your usual medical conditions), personal hygiene kit (disinfection gel is highly recommended) + some toilet paper.
A small towel, swimming suit (for Issyk-Kul), sunglasses, photo camera, notepad and a pen to make notes as you travel, a smaller backpack, except for your normal suitcase.