Combination of countries for 2019 (KG-UZ August)
Type of the tour: cultural
Duration 9 days
Departure from homeland
Bishkek – Issyk-Kul ( 260 km. 5 -6 hours of driving)
Arrival in Bishkek early in the morning. Transfer to the hotel. Rest until 10.00AM. Breakfast. Short city tour around the center of Bishkek. Transfer to Issyk-Kul 260 km. On the way visiting ruins of ancient town Balasagyn and Burana tower (IX-XI CC.). Lunch on the way. Overnight stay in the hotel. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the hotel Azur or Al-Khayat
Altitude during the day – Bishkek 800 m, end of the day in Isyk Kul lake 1600 m above the sea level
Issyk-Kul – Song-Kul Lake ( 234 km. 5 -6 hours of driving)
- Breakfast. Transfer to Kochkor village (2-3 hours). Visit to handicraft workshop, where local women produce goods of felt. Traditional lunch in local family.
- Transfer to the mountain Lake Song-Kul. Upon arrival free time before dinner. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in Yurt camp
Altitude during the day – Issyk-Kul 1600m, end of the day in Sog-Kul lake 3030 m above the sea level
Song-Kul lake – Kelimche (walking distance about 12 km, walking time 4 -5 hours of the hike)
- Breakfast. Spend morning time at the lakeside. Watching and / or participation in everyday life of shepherds, watching the processes of milking mares; making national milk products like kymyz (a fermented mare’s milk) or airan (a sour dense milk product). Lunch.
- Trekking via Jalgyz Karagai pass (3300 m) to the summer pasture Kelimche. Dinner in the yurt camp. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the Yurt camp
Altitude during the day – start point – 3030 m on Song-Kul, Highest point 3300 m on the pass Jalgyz Karagai, end of day – 2530 m in Kelimche
Kilemche – Kyzart – Kyzyl Oi (walking distance 12 km, walking time 4 hours / 120 km, driving time about 2 hours)
Breakfast at the camp. Start trekking to Kyzart over the Chaar-Archa Pass (3061 m) into the Chaar-Archa Valley. Picnic for lunch by the racing river, with views of holy 4400 m Baba-Ata Mountain. Continue trek and crossing Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, Meet with driver on Kyzart pass on main road and drive to Kyzyl-Oi village. Dinner and accommodation in the family in Kyzyl Oi. (Meal B/Lunch boxes/D)
Overnight in the Family
Altitude during the day –start paint in Kelimche 2530 m, highest point on the pass Chaar-Arche – 3061 m, end of the day in Kyzyl Oi village – 1800 m.
Kyzyl Oi – Arslanbob (490 km, driving time about 7-8 hours)
Today you will have long day of driving. After early breakfast transfer to Arslanbob village. The road goes along the Naryn river and Toktogul water reservoir with its cascade of electricity dams. Lunch on the way. After lunch drive via beautiful narrow Chichkan gorge and cross the Ala Bel Pass (3200 m above sea level). Dinner and accommodation in the family in Arslanbob. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the Family
Altitude during the day –Kyzyl Oi 1800 meters, end of the day in Arslanbob 1600 m. above the sea level
Arslanbob (walking distance about 8 km, 3 hours walking time)
A whole day in Arslanbob. A walking excursion to the waterfall and in the forest. An amaizing panorama of Arslanbob will opens you from the top of the forest. Optionally it is possible to organize one day horse riding to the forest. Lunchboxes for the lunch. Dinner and overnight in the family. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the Family
Altitude during the day –Arslanbob – 1600 meters above the sea level
Arslanbob – Uzgen – Osh (260 km, driving time about 5 hours)
After breakfast transfer to Osh. On the way a visit to Uzgen town. Excursion to the bazaar an Uzgen Minaret. Transfer further to the biggest natural walnut forest in the world. Arrival in Osh. Visiting Suleiman mount. It was once a major place of Muslim and pre-Muslim pilgrimage. Dinner. Kyrgyz Folklore program during the dinner. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the hotel “Sun Rise”
Altitude during the day – 1600 m in Arslanbob, end of day – 800 m in Osh.
Osh – Dustlik border (10 km, driving time ½ hour)
Breakfast. Short city tour around the centre of Osh. Transfer to the border. Assistance with border formalities on Kyrgyzstan side. End of the program (Meal B/-/-)
Level of difficulty: This tour is suitable for all people; please note that sometimes there will be 4-7 hours transfers along the mountainous roads.
Conditions: If you have some specific sicknesses you need to bring own first aid kit with necessary medicaments.
It is necessary to bring warm clothes, trekking boots, rain coat, and etc. Weight of personal things is not limited.
Important notes: Single supplement is available only in Osh and Bishkek, in the family in Arslanbob and Kyzyl Oi villages the group will be divided by 4-6 people in the house, no single rooms in Arslanbob. In the Yurt camp group will be divided by 4-5 people in 1 Yurt,
For horse riding in Arslanbob we can organize maximum 6 horses. It will be for additional payment. For every 1-3 pax it will be escorting stableman. For the group 4-6 pax it will be 2 stableman.