Tour from the north to the southern part of Kyrgyzstan

The most famous sights of the northern and southern parts of Kyrgyzstan, such as Son-Kul Lake and Sary Chelek.

Tour program
7 days
Bishkek, Son-Kul Lake, Suusamyr valley, Sary Chelek Lake, Arslanbob, Osh

Our trip will start from capital of our country - Bishkek city. Early in the morning we will head to Son-Kul Lake, on the way to the lake we will visit very interesting places, so our journey will not be boring.

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.

After excursion in Burana complex we will head to Naryn area, where is the lake located. On the way we will have lunch in Kochkor village, place where you can have not only lunch, but also visit souvenir shop.

Finally, in the late afternoon we will come to Son-Kul Lake. Son-Kul is an alpine lake, located at an altitude 3016 meters. We will stay in yurts, taste delicious national dishes and have a rest after a long road.

In the morning after breakfast we will leave this beautiful place and will head to Kyzyl Oi village, on the way will be very nice stunning scenery of huge mountains of Naryn. Closer to noon we will arrive in Kyzyl Oi village, located on the banks of the turbulent river among the beautiful mountains. We will have a few hours to get acquainted with life in the village and walk around the surrounding mountains. At your request, we can organize a horse ride (for an additional fee). Then will be dinner.

Our tour starts early in the morning. After leaving Kyzyl Oi we will go far to the south part of the country to the small village Arkyt, located near the nature reserve Sary Chelek. We will get to the Suusamyr valley, and then - through the Ala-Bel pass to the Chychkan gorge. Near Chychkan we will enjoy a beautiful view of the Toktogul reservoir and the turquoise river Naryn, along which we will drive to the village of Tash-Kumyr. Here we will turn off the Bishkek - Osh highway and drive to the Arkyt. We will arrive to our destination in the late afternoon, so lunch will be on the way. After accommodation in the guest house you will have dinner and rest after a long road.

After breakfast, we will go to the beautiful mountain lake - the heart of the Sary Chelek nature reserve. The road to the lake is very beautiful! Since we will spend all day in the reserve, we can make many stops in the most beautiful places.

We will back to the same guest house for the lunch and then will head to Arslanbob village. It is located among the largest walnut forest in Central Asia. Arslanbob is not similar to other villages that we have seen before - it seems that we lost our way and came not to Kyrgyzstan, but to another country. This is an amazing experience! An Uzbek family will meet us in a guest house, which is located on a narrow street, where all the houses are made of clay, stones and wood. After lunch, we will go on excursion to the walnut forest, which offers a beautiful view of the whole Arslanbob. The most interesting is that this excursion will be held on the old Soviet jeep of 1956! Get ready to hold on tight and immerse yourself in exploring the village from this rare car! We will return to the guest house in the late afternoon, have dinner and go to rest.

Today we will have an opportunity to stay here all day. After breakfast we can go to two local waterfalls, which maze by their beauty. Lunch, dinner, and accommodation will be in the same guest house.

Today we will go to the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan - Osh city. After leaving Arslanbob, we will pass through Uzgen, where the ancient tower and mausoleum are located. We will climb to the top of the old minaret, where you can enjoy view of the whole city. We will arrive in Osh in the afternoon, and after the accommodation at the hotel we will go for lunch. After lunch, we will visit the main attraction of the city - Sulaiman-Too mountain, located in the center of the southern capital. Sulaiman-Too is equipped with excellent observation platforms, climbing to which we will see a panorama of the whole city. The view of Osh especially beautiful in sunset, when the city in the rays of the outgoing sun begins to turn on its lights. The evening will be pleasant and full of walks. We will return to the hotel after dinner.

Return to Bishkek. Again more than 600 kilometers and about 12 hours on the road. It will be a long day, but despite the fact that we will return on the same path, the view from the window will be new, already familiar places will open from a new side, and it will make our day intresting! Lunch and dinner will be in roadside cafes. We will return to Bishkek at night. After the tour we can take you to the hotel or directly to the Manas airport (without additional payment).

Services for additional payment:

In the Sary-Chelek nature reserve you can enjoy a horse ride for a few hours or for the whole day! If you are interested, we will find horses and a local guide. Horse ride is paid additionally at the prices set by the owners of the horses.
Excursion to Arslanbob is also possible to spend on horses – horse ride is paid additionally.

Clothes and equipment:

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, antihistamine, 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.

Tour prices
Private tour for one person
2210 USD
Group of 2 people
2390 USD
(1195 USD per one person)
Group of 3 people
2565 USD
(855 USD per one person)
Group of 4 people
2740 USD
(685 USD per one person)
If there are more than 4 participants in your group, please contact us for pricing this tour.
Include:
Transport services and guide services
Accommodation in the yurt camp at Son-Kul Lake
Accommodation in the guest house in Kyzyl Oi village
Accommodation in the guest house in Arkyt village
Accommodation in the guest house in Arslanbob village (2 nights)
Accommodation in Osh town
Meals by program
Entrance fee to the territory of natural and historical objects
Bottled water
Does not include
Flight tickets
Visa
Accommodation in Bishkek
Breakfast on the first day of the tour and dinner on the last day of the tour
Accommodation in single rooms
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