Combination of countries for 2019 (UZG-KGJune)
Type of the tour: cultural
Duration 9 days
Dustlik – Osh (10 km, driving time ½ hour)
Meeting the Kyrgyz guide in the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border before noon. Transfer to Osh 5km, is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan, located in the Fergana Valley in the south of the country and often referred to as the “capital of the south”. Osh is a lively place, with the largest and most crowded outdoor market, we will visit the market and will see all the colors. Just in the center of the City the Suleiman Mountain is situated. It was once a major place of Muslim and pre-Muslim pilgrimage. Lunch in the local restaurant. City tour of the centre of Osh. A visit to Suleiman Mountain, Bobur’s House, Central Square. Dinner in the local restaurant.. (Meal -/L/D)
Overnight in the hotel “Sun Rise”
Altitude during the day – Osh – 800 meters in Osh
Osh – Uzgen –Arslanbob (260 km, driving time about 5 hours)
After breakfast transfer to Arslanbob. 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. Accommodation in the family in the village 2 km from the forest. Dinner in the family. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the Family
Altitude during the day – Osh – 800 meters in Osh, Arslanbob – 1600 meters 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 – Kyzyl Oi (490 km, driving time about 7-8 hours)
Today you will have long day of driving. After early breakfast transfer to Kyzyl-Oi 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 Kyzyl Oi(Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the Family
Altitude during the day –Arslanbob – 1600 meters, end of the day in Kyzyl Oi 1800 m. above the sea level
Kyzyl Oi – Kilemche (120 km, driving time about 2 hours / walking distance 12 km, walking time 4 hours)
Transfer to Kyzart pass. Meet the local guide and horses. Start the hike cross Kyzyl-Kiya jailoo, an enormous, relatively flat sea of grass. Continue 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. Sated, ford the river and follow the trail over verdant hills to Kilemche Jailoo. The name means “like a carpet,” and this swathe of grass covers whole mountain ranges, with shadings as subtle as any shyrdak. Dinner and overnight in Kilemche yurt camp.(Meal B/Lunch boxes/D)
Overnight in the Yurt camp
Altitude during the day –Kyzyl Oi 1800 m, end of the day in Kilemche jailoo 2530 m. above the sea level
Kilemche – Song-Kul lake (walking distance about 12 km, walking time 4 -5 hours of the hike)
After breakfast at Kilemche, spend the morning climbing to Jalgyz Karagai pass (3300 m), over the Song-Kol mountains and into the lake’s basin. The morning climb affords wonderful views of Kilemche jailoo,
and the pass itself is rocky and exciting. From the pass, Song-Kol is still distant, but as you traipse down the slopes, it gets larger and larger; the mountains on the other side get higher and higher, until finally the lake fills most of your field of view and the southern mountains tower above it. Lunch in NoviNomad Yurt camp. Spend afternoon 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). Dinner in the Yurt camp (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in Yurt camp
Altitude during the day – Kilemche jailoo 2530 m, end of the day in Song-Kul Yurt camp 3030m. above the sea level
Song-Kul lake – Issyk Kul lake ( 234 km. 5 -6 hours of driving)
- Breakfast. Transfer to Kochkor village 150 km (2-3 hours driving). Visit to handicraft workshop, where local women produce goods of felt. Traditional lunch in local family.
- Continue trip to the shore of Issyk-Kul lake Upon arrival relax and swimming on the shore. Accommodation and dinner in the small hotel Azur or Al-Khayat. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the hotel Azure or Al-Khayat
Altitude during the day – Song-Kul Yurt camp 3030m, end of the day in Isyk Kul lake 1600 m,. above the sea level
Issyk kul lake – Bishkek ( 260 km. 5 -6 hours of driving)
Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek 260 km (about 5 hours driving). On the way visiting ruins of ancient town Balasagyn and Burana tower (IX-XI CC.). Lunch on the way. Upon arrival short city tour around the centre of Bishkek. Farewell dinner. Optionally is possible to organize Kyrgyz folklore program during the dinner. Overnights stay at the hotel Asia Mountains or similar. (Meal B/L/D)
Overnight in the Hotel Asia Mountains
Altitude during the day – Isyk Kul lake 1600 m, end of the day in Bishkek 700 m. above the sea level
Bishkek – Airport (40 km, driving time 45 minutes)
Transfer to the airport early in the morning. Fly home.
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.