Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor - Son Kul - 33 parrots Pass - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek
After arrival, your guide will welcome you and you will drive to the capital enjoying the story of the country together with him. This is how you start travelling in Kyrgyzstan. Today you will explore the young but culturally rich city Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. Sightseeing tour opens you the most beautiful places like grandiose Pobeda Square (Victory Square) for the honor of the victory of USSR over fascist Germany in 1945. Then you will find yourself among the marble-faces graceful bindings, which surrounds the Central Square of the city. You won't miss The State Museum of Art, it has the second biggest collection of historical and cultural art. Then you can enjoy the walk in the oldest Oak Park and around the Philharmonic Hall. Afternoon, you will observe the busy life of the city residents and farmers in the colorful Asian Bazaar on the western part of the city. This will be one of your best tours in your life. Overnight in a cozy hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
In the morning, you will start your travel to Issyk Kul Lake, known as "the pearl of the Tien Shan". Issyk Kul is the second largest mountain lake after Titicaca in Peru, located at the altitude of 1608m and surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of Central Tien Shan Mountain system. The name of the lake from Kyrgyz language means "warm lake", it has been derived from the fact that it has salinity and it keeps from freezing over during winter time. On the way to the lake, it will be an interesting excursion to the historical site Burana Complex dating back to 11th century. It includes the collection of Balbals, which is nomadic stone warriors. Night is in a hotel along the lake.
Day 3: Issyk Kul lake - Karakol
After having your breakfast, you will go for short expedition to the Open Air Museum of Petroglyphs. These ancient stone paintings depicted back in 800 B.C. show us the lifestyle of the first nomadic tribes in Central Asia. After amazing drawing saved until our time, you will drive to the east, to Karakol town. Karakol city is the administrative center and rich in Tsarist Russian and Soviet architecture. Here you will visit old wooden Dungan Masque and famous Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Overnight in a nice guesthouse.
Day 4: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
On your second day of your tour in Kyrgyzstan will be one of the most enjoyable drives; the way is going along the pure and untouched shore of the lake. The first stop will be at the Jety-Oguz Gorge, known as Seven Bulls giving the silhouette of giant red seven bulls. On the other site these sand red rocks forms the Broken Heart Mountain. After having the panoramic view of this artwork of nature, you will continue to Bokonbaeva town. Bokonbaeva is the land of the traditional eagle hunting, here you will meet with one of the local eagle hunters and listen to the story of eagle hunting from the training to the hunting and ask your interested questions. Further, Kochkor village, which is famous as a motherland of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpets. In Kochkor family of the handicraftswoman will show you the process of making carpets, where you can participate in making. Night in the family home stay.
Day 5: Kochkor - Son Kul
Today is the most exciting day. In the morning, you will continue to the land of nomad. Son Kul is one of the high mountain lakes ( 3013m), which is used as a summer pasture by local shepherds. Starting from May till mid of autumn shepherds come to graze their livestock and milk cows, mares or just to have some rest from busy city life. After arrival to the yurt camp, you will have free time enjoy the calm atmosphere and beautiful landscape. Night in the traditional nomadic dwellings, known as a yurt. Here the sunset and the night sky is stunning.
Day 6: Son Kul - 33 parrots Pass - Bishkek
In the morning, you will travel to the most beautiful pass to go back to Bishkek. The pass of 33 parrots has fascinating view to the Son Kul River, flowing down to the east. Enjoyable drive with several photo stops will bring you to the capital. Bishkek is located on the northern foothills of the Kyrgyz Ala Too Range. The range is the stretch of the Tian Shan Mountain system, the highest point reaching 4,855 m. (15,928 ft) and gives the view of the snow-capped mountains to the city. Overnight in a cozy hotel. This will be the last day of your tour in Kyrgyzstan.
Day 7: Flight
In the morning after you pack all your good memories in Kyrgyzstan, you will drive to airport for your flight.