Along the treasures of Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Places to visit: Bishkek - Alamedin gorge - Konorchek - Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol - Kegen
Day 1: Bishkek
You will be met at the airport by your guide. He will then accompany you to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. Upon your arrival you will be taken on a city tour. The walking tour will include all of the most significant locations in the city. Today you will be seeing various monuments museums and squares such as the Central Square, Victory Square, Museum of Arts, White House and ets. In the end of the day you will be taken to the bazaar in order to engage with the local traders and feel the atmosphere of the Asian trade. In the end of the day you will be brought to your hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Alamedin gorge - Bishkek
The following day you will see the Alamedin gorge. The gorge is not far away from the city, short hike will take you to the waterfall. On your way there, you will see the beautiful mountains and river along which the cattle graze and the Kyrgyz national dwellings - yurts. You will have an opportunity to have a picnic by the waterfall before returning back to the city.
Day 3: Bishkek - Konorchek - Chon Kemin
Today you will travel towards Chon Kemin through the Boom gorge. On your way there you will stop by the Konorchek canyons. The canyons are very pretty, two hour hike will take you to the platform from which you may see the great panoramic view of the platform. If you will not feel tired you may spend a whole hour walking around there and taking many photos. In the end of the day you will arrive to Chon Kemin in order to spend the night there in the guesthouse.
Day 4: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore
In the morning you will continue your tour by going to the Issik Kul lake. It is located at the altitude of 1608 meters above sea level. It is 180 kilometers long and 60 kilometers wide, there are many legends and stories about the lake. It has several interesting features such as the fact that there are many rivers that flow into it and not a single one going out of it. There will be ashort stop by the place which holds a collection of stones with petroglyphs that show the scenes of hunt and the animals which date back to 800 BC. There is a great panoramic view on the lake from that location. In the end of the day you will be brought to the hotel by the lake for the night.
Day 5: Issyk Kul - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol
The next day you will travel farther on the northern shore of the lake in order to drive through the Grigorievskoe gorge. The gorge is linked with the nearby Semyonovskoe gorge, thus you will be going in one and coming out of the second one. They are both filled with wonderful scenery, tourist attractions, yurts and etc. After having a short break in one of the gorges, your tour will continue towards the Karakol city. The city has two wonderful buildings such as the Dungan mosque which was built in Chinese style and without using a single nail! Another building is the Russian Orthodox church which is made out of wood and looks incredible. In the end of the day you will be brought to the hotel to spend your night there.
Day 6: Karakol - Kegen
The following morning you will be transferred to the Kazakh border.