The Pearls of Kyrgyzstan: 10 Day Kyrgyzstan Lakes Adventure

The Pearls of Kyrgyzstan are the beautiful lakes of Issyk-Kul and Son-Kul. This is a 10 day adventure of Kyrgzstan that will stay in your memory forever!

 
Activities
Overlanding
Duration
10 days
Price
$1,135 to 1,135
 
Destinations
Asia, Kyrgyzstan
 

The Pearls of Kyrgyzstan are the beautiful lakes of Issyk-Kul and Son-Kul. This is a 10 day adventure of Kyrgzstan that will stay in your memory forever!

The Pearls of Kyrgyzstan are hidden high in the Pamir and Tien-Shan Mountains and guarded from curious eyes by powerful snow-covered walls.

We invite you to discover the most beautiful and famous high-altitude lakes in Kyrgyzstan – Issyk-Kul and Son-Kul. The lake Issyk-Kul is situated at an elevation of 1,610 m and boasts brackish crystal clear water that never freezes throughout winter, while the lake area with affordable prices and mild climate similar to that at a seaside has long since won the title of Kyrgyzstan’s best resort. Karakol and Cholpon-Ata, two main resort cities in Issyk-Kul Region, feature a highly developed tourist infrastructure, unique places of interest and hospitable people.

The mountain chains running around the lake conceal a great number of places of inimitable beauty. One of them is Jety-Oguz, a gorge with extraterrestrial red rocks.

The next fascinating tourist destination in Kyrgyzstan is Son-Kul Lake. It is known for its traditional summer pastures (Jailoo) and picturesque alpine meadows. Here you can immerse yourself in the nomad’s culture and lifestyle and get a unique experience of staying in a yurt camp.

You will also visit the ‘southern capital city’ of Kyrgyzstan – Osh city, and its famous Suleyman Mountain. Finally you will drive along Pamir Highway, find yourself in the enchanting world of the high-altitude Pamir Mountains and continue your acquaintance with the life and traditions of Kyrgyz nomads.
Come and enjoy the precious pearls of Kyrgyzstan!

Price Includes

  • Accommodation at hotels in double/twin rooms with breakfast, check-in to the hotels at 14:00, check-out at 12:00;
  • Accommodation in tents on twin sharing accommodation in the Base Camp under Lenin Peak (tents are equipped with electricity, wooden flooring, mattresses, blankets, pillows and linens - blanket covers, pillowcases, sheets);
  • Accommodation at homestays and guesthouses (3-4 persons in a room) according to the program;
  • Comfortable transport with air conditioning during the whole tour;
  • Excursions according to the tour program;
  • Services of English speaking accompanying guide for the whole tour;
  • Meals: breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners according to the program;
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums according to the tour program;
  • Permits required to visit protected and border areas;
  • Mineral water for each day of the tour.
  • Meeting/seeing-off at the airport according to the time specified by tourists for the arrival/departure flights;

Price Excludes

  1. Medical costs and insurance;
  2. Meals (except mentioned above).
  3. Cost of international flights;

What to expect

Day 1.
Arrival in Bishkek to start your The Pearls of Kyrgyzstan holiday.
Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting at Bishkek airport at any time of arrival mentioned by tourist. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel after 14:00 PM. Leisure time. Overnight at the hotel. -

Day 2.
Bishkek - Issyk-Kul Lake (250 km, 4-5 h) .
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 AM - all tour participants meet the guide at the hotel lobby.
10:00 AM - start of the sightseeing program in Bishkek: visit the central Ala-Too Square, Historical Museum, flagstaff (and changing of the guard), statue of Lenin and Freedom Monument, Philharmonic Hall, monument to Manas. Transfer to Cholpon-Ata by road along the northern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul (250 km), the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America. Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3.
Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Jety-Oguz Gorge – Karakol – Issyk-Kul (350 km, 4-5 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 AM - round trip to the city of Karakol (transfer along the Eastern shore of Issyk Kul Lake). Guided sightseeing tour in Karakol: visit Przhevalski museum, a wooden Orthodox Russian church and impressive wooden Dungan mosque, built without metal nails by the Dungan people. After lunch transfer to Jety-Oguz Gorge (25 km) with its famous red rocks, The Broken Heart and The Seven Bulls. Drive back to Issyk-Kul. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4.
Issyk-Kul - Son-Kul (390 km, 7-8 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 AM - transfer along the southern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake to one of the most beautiful mountain lake Son-Kul (3016 m). Son-Kul Lake is known for its traditional summer pastures (Jailoo) and alpine meadows. Here tourists can get acquainted with the nomadic lifestyle of the native people of Kyrgyzstan. Accommodation in a yurt camp. Dinner. Overnight in yurts.

Day 5.
Son Kul - Kazarman (180 km, 5-6 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 AM - ransfer to Kazarman village via Kurtka and Kara Koo highways (2625 m). Lunch en route. Upon arrival in Kazarman accommodation in local houses. Dinner. Overnight in a local house.

Day 6.
Kazarman - Osh (260 km, 6-7 hrs).
Breakfast in a local house.
09:00 AM - transfer to Osh - the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan via Sarykyr highway (3080 м). Firsly drive to the small town of Uzgen; sightseeing in Uzgen includes: Uzgen minaret (XII c) and mausoleum of Karakhanids (X-XII c). Continue driving to Osh. Accommodation at the hotel upon arrival. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7.
Osh - Base Camp of Lenin Peak (290 km, 5-6 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 AM - meet of all the tour participants and the guide at the hotel lobby. Guided sightseeing tour in Osh: visit Suleyman Mountain and Museum, local bazaar.
Futher transfer by road to Mountain Camp (Base Camp) located on Edelweiss Meadow under the Lenin Peak (altitude of the Base Camp location is 3,600 m). Lunch en route (lunch-boxes). Arrival in the Base Camp and accommodation in tents. After some rest hike up to Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3800 m). Dinner at the Base Camp. Overnight in tents.

Day 8.
Base Camp under Lenin Peak
Breakfast at the Base Camp. Hiking program to the lakes and the Achik-Tash river valley. Further walking to the yurts of local people, time to get to know the daily life and traditions of the Kyrgyz nomads. Lunch and tasting of the koumiss. Participation in culinary master class on the preparation of national dishes in the evening. Return to the Base Camp. Overnight in tents.

Day 9.
ВС - Osh (290 km, 5-6 hrs)
Breakfast at the Base Camp.
Transfer to Osh; accommodation at the hotel on arrival. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10.
Osh, departure
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check-out until 12:00 PM. Depending on departure time: walking in the city center, visiting bazaars, leisure time. Transfer to the hotel. Departure and the end of the Kyrgyzstan Lakes Adventure

 

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