Early in the morning our guide will meet at the hotel then will introduce you to the main sights of the capital of Kyrgyzstan. You will learn key information about the most famous Bishkek buildings, monuments, streets and squares, parks and main events of the Bishkek life. During this excursion, you are going to gather many amazing impressions about Bishkek. Also, our guide will take you through the endless merchant’s rows of the Osh market, where you can try to eat sweets directly from the counters, try traditional Kyrgyz sour-milk products. Then you will be offered to taste the dish of our national cuisine.
After lunch, we will go to Ala Archa National park. Ala Archa National Park is one of the famous places in Kyrgyzstan. A trip to the Ala Archa gorge is a great way to get acquainted with the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. After walking in Ala Archa national park we will bring you to your hotel.
On the second day we will head to Son-Kul Lake - a special lake for local residents. We will go there in the morning, no later than 10:00. On the way, we will visit the medieval Burana tower - a place that is written in every guidebook to Kyrgyzstan! Burana is one of the main ancient buildings in our country, and we will be happy to show you this place. We will visit the territory of the settlement, climb to the top of the tower, visit a small museum with interesting archaeological finds that were made during the researches.
After the tour to Burana, we will continue our way through the Boom gorge, we will go to other region of the country - to the Naryn region. Our next stop will be in the village of Kochkor. Here we will stay for lunch and visit a small museum. We will arrive at the shores of Son-Kul in the late afternoon. We will stay in yurts, taste delicious national dishes and have a rest after a long road.
After breakfast in the yurt we will go to one of the most ancient sights of our country - Tash Rabat caravanserai. Once, hundreds of years ago, caravans passing along the Silk Road stopped there. No one knows when and by whom this place was built, but the nomads who lived on these lands honored this person very much.
The road to Tas Rabat will be very beautiful - we will descend from Son-Kul along the Moldo-Ashu pass, and then we will drive along the road passing from the village of Baetov. We will arrive at Tash Rabat in the afternoon, have lunch in yurts and then go to explore the caravanserai itself. Overnight is going to be in the yurt.
After breakfast, we will return to Bishkek through the mountain passes, which also surprise with their contrast and beauty. After lunch, we will take you to your hotel/airport in a good mood and with warm memories of our mountainous country!
At Son-Kul lake you can also rent horses for horseback riding, surcharge 500 soms per hour for one horse.
You can take all necessary things. Please take into consideration that in summer time the temperature in Bishkek city reaches up to 40 °C and in the mountains the temperature decreases to 10 °C. 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.