7 days exploring discovering winter Kyrgyzstan
Places to visit: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Burana - Naryn - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Today you will get acquainted with our residents at Manas International Airport and escort to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek is the administrative and cultural center of Kyrgyzstan. It is located at an altitude of 700-900 meters with a population of more than 1 million people. You are going to have today a city tour. In course of the tour you will visit: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and others place of interest. In the second part of the day you will head on to Ala Archa gorge. It is located at a distance of 40 km from Bishkek on the Northern slope of the Kyrgyz range (kirg. Kyrgyz Ala-Too) at an altitude of 1600-4860 m. It covers an area of 2280 ha. The Ala-Archa river flows through the Park. And the gorge itself is translated as variegated juniper. You will explore today winter nature of Kyrgyzstan. Further you will transfer to Bishkek. You will spnd the night in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Naryn
This day you will transfer to Naryn city and on the way you will break in Burana Tower is one of the most significant buildings of the Middle Ages (an 11-12 the century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbals. En route you will stop over in Kochkor village, here you can learn how to make national felt carpets, which will be shown to you by a local family. You will even have a unique opportunity to be a designer and create your own carpet. Today you will also visit a small handicraft museum there. There are kept many examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. En route you will fascinate magical views of the winter mountains of Kyrgyzstan that will be more than 3000 m. The night will be in a hotel.
Day 3: Naryn - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor
This day you will transfer to fascinating lake Son Kul Lake -through 33 parrots pass (3 133 m). It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan. Translated from Kyrgyz, it means the last lake. Enclosed among mountain ranges as in a bowl captivates with its pristine nature. It is located at an altitude of 3016 meters. This lake also serves as a great place to spend time with your family away from the hustle and bustle of the city. in the summer, large flocks of cattle are brought here to graze. After you will drive to the village of Kochkor. You will spend the night in the home stay.
Day 4: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol
Your adventure for today is vivid Barskoon gorge. Barskoon will give you a unique chance to enjoy the winter waterfalls and forests of Kyrgyzstan. There is also a monument dedicated to the famous cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. After you will travel to Jeti Oguz gorge. The name translates as 7 bulls, which even had a legend. Jety-Oguz is known as a balneological resort, and people come here for the beautiful climate, healing mud and geothermal springs. In course of the tour you will admire beauty of the Broken Heart Mountain. There is option to go up to the top and fascinate the beauty of winter gorge. Then you will go on driving to Karakol town. There you will visit Dungan mosque and an old wooden Orthodox Church. The overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
You will start travelling at 8 a.m. Today you can imagine a trip to the Northern part of Issyk-Kul, this lake of pride of Kyrgyzstan attracts attention with its climate, many tourists from different parts of the country want to visit it. It is located at an altitude of 1608 meters and between two beautiful mountain ranges Kungei Alatoo and Tersky Alatoo. You will have a chance to shoot photos of winter Issyk Kul. On the way you will discover a small local museum that has examples of handicraft, music instruments and a lot of artifacts. You will spend the night in a home stay in Chon Kemin village.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Chon Kemin is a great place to spend time. The unique place is interesting because it was able to preserve its individual beauty, it is home to a unique flora and fauna. Life in Kyrgyzstan is full of life, and the country's traditions and culture are carefully passed down from generation to generation. The country is also fashionable to boast of its cultural wealth and historical heritage. The country improves the tourism industry every year, attracting more and more travelers to its incredibly beautiful region. In course of the tour you will have 3 hours of horse riding. you will climb high to the top of the mountains and will be able to contemplate the magical pictures of the winter nature of the gorge, photograph the unsurpassed charms of creation. After you will transfer to Bishkek. You night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
When we mention the winter beauty of Kyrgyzstan, beautiful mountains and unsurpassed nature always come to mind. People also immediately have an Association with ski resorts. And this is true, because in Kyrgyzstan there are two powerful bases located in the Chui valley and on Issyk Kul in Karakol. They are considered the most popular in Central Asia. On tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will be able to plunge into sports and get a lot of adrenaline, such as snowboard, skiing, mountain climbing. However, not many websites that talk about winter tours in Kyrgyzstan do not touch on the topic of winter sports.
Kyrgyzstan is magnificent at any time of the year due to its climate, geographical location and high mountains. Although the roads are closed in winter and covered with a blanket of snow, you can still enjoy the magnificent scenery and gorges.
In the winter Kyrgyzstan tour, you can explore Issyk Kul by making a circle. The beautiful lake is located at an altitude of 1608 meters, the lake is 180 km long and 70 km wide. There you will have a chance to explore ancient stone carvings. They are valuable artifacts and spread over an area of 42 hectares. You can discover wonderful Jeti Oguz gorge and on the way feast your eyes upon Broken Heart mountain. In Bokonbaevo village you can meet eagle hunter get to know amazing facts about ancient hunting to lynx, foxes and other prey. You are going to know more about culture, traditions and handicraft and get acquainted with the Cooperation of Women in Kochkor, they make a national carpets and other souvenirs. You will have a chance to ride horses or in white snowed mountain slopes of Chon Kemin gorge. The Kyrgyz are a very hospitable people who are always ready to treat any traveler. And try delicious cuisine. You will also explore Naryn region where you will admire magnificent beauty of Tien Shan mountains with fabulous gorges, valleys and rivers.
You can have a great time on a winter tour of Kyrgyzstan, relax in nature, enjoy the fresh air, and learn a lot of new things. You will get a lot of positive emotions. Visit beautiful Kyrgyzstan because you deserve it!